CATCheckpoint – Defect Management

Defect identification and remedial management are serious problems for most construction projects worldwide, whether it’s a house or a high rise. The time and cost impact on main contractors, consultants and subcontractors are high and typically there is no budget or if there is, it is unrealistically small. Construction defect management is a cost overrun on most projects for all parties and an ongoing source of aggravation. If remedial management was priced into a tender then a job would never be won. CATCheckpoint is your solution.

CATCheckpoint is a web-based defect identification and remedial management system for construction projects and has roles for main contractors, clients, consultants and subcontractors. It’s construction defect management software that aligns with your unique needs – there is a commercial and a residential version, so no job is too small or too big. This also ensures that defect management software is practical and affordable for any size of project and any size of company. The main cloud-based system has a phone companion that allows you to identify and update defects while on site. From the web system, you can get reports, analysis, detail and updates. It’s awesome, as it allows you to know where all actions are at with a glance.

We appreciate that a vast amount of time gets caught up in remedial management and CATCheckpoint is designed to minimise that time commitment. Notifications up and down the chain ensure re-inspections are no longer completed without confirmation from the contractors first. Progress and performance can be monitored from the comfort of your desk, ensuring that you don’t waste time doing re-inspections on incomplete works.

The project set-up is simple and targeted, with the hard work of list compilation being done for all of the typical items. Sadly, the defect items do not change much from job to job – in fact, most construction defect management is boringly repetitive. Simply define the project location structure and select relevant lists for the build type. The objective is for you to do an inspection without having to type, and instead selecting relevant items and taking a photo for clarification. Really smart.


Construction defect management software is only as good as the practical and hands-on knowledge of the people who designed it. This defect management system was designed by construction professionals who have documented thousands of defects. We are experts with this task and the challenge of getting contractors to finish remedials. This tool strips thousands of hours from an arduous admin process.


Enter inspections directly from the site using your phone and take photos as you go, which immediately add to the record. Saving, renaming and uploading are yesterday’s news.


Get a good understanding of recurring issues so that preventative measures can be put in place. Measure the quality performance of contractors including their average turnaround time.


CATCheckpoint defect management software is practical and affordable for any size of project and any size of company. Get a subscription or pay per project so that costs are relevant to workload.


CATCheckpoint gives you a real point of difference – a defect management system that demonstrates your commitment to quality.


What are the main benefits of having construction defect management software in place?

A well-designed construction defect management software application, such as our CATCheckpoint, can help to save your company time and money on every project you undertake. With the ability to log defects into the cloud-based app using the phone companion, and advanced reporting functionality, it’s much easier to create new defect entries and see the current status of each one. With our defect management software, no defects are missed and the whole team is aware of what needs to be done at any point in time. When defects are identified and rectified promptly, it’s much easier to avoid budget overruns.

Why choose Construction Software for your construction defect management software?

We specialise in the design, development and implementation of construction industry software in Australia and NZ. Our defect management system, in common with our comprehensive CATProjects software, is specifically designed to meet the needs of Australian and NZ construction companies, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations. Its cloud-based architecture provides location-independent access for all authorised personnel and with separate versions available for residential or commercial projects, you’re guaranteed a construction defect management application that has all the features you need and reporting and resolution. Because CATCheckpoint was designed by construction industry professionals, it addresses all the key concerns our clients face on a daily basis.