The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is inviting public comment on its “Recommended Protocol for Job Close-Out of Painting and Decorating Projects (P20-09).”
The current (fifth) draft of the proposal, released this month, assigns responsibilities when project specifications or contracts do not define job close-out procedures.
“It is important that the close out of painting and decorating projects be accomplished in an orderly and timely procedure to eliminate misunderstandings and conflicts,” the proposal says.
The standard defines and clarifies terms, tasks, parties and obligations related to close-out procedures. Topics include responsibility for developing and completing initial and final punch lists, processes for determining and handling extra work items and compensation, and obligations of the contractor at final acceptance of the work.
A complete draft of the standard is available at www.pdca.org. Click on “Contractor Entrance,” then on “PDCA Standard Review Process P20-09.” PDCA does not list a deadline for submitting comments on the proposal.