The most cost effective way to prevent a problem in construction is to eliminate it in design. Explore our review types & focuses to better understand how you can customize our service to best match your individual project requirements.
Predefined review categories enable our team to calibrate the focus of our efforts to match your exact project requirements. While many project's proceed with comprehensive reviews which include a combination of most of these categories, other projects are better served with a more targeted, or limited review approach.
Depending on the project’s scale and complexity, it is often more efficient to break down a comprehensive review scope into at least (2) smaller, limited reviews. Review focuses for each stage are determined based on the documentation status.
During this first stage review, we typically focus on Regulatory Review which includes building code compliance, life safety, and accessibility. At this stage, enough of the overall layout has been established that regulatory issues can be effectively reviewed. Issues discovered as a result of this review often results in substantial modifications to the building plan which is much easier to implement early in the documentation process compared to redeveloping floor plans during the CD phase.
Having previously performed the regulatory review, we then recommend conducting the Discipline Coordination, Constructability, and Specification reviews during CDs. This allows the other disciplines time to catch up with the architectural series, while giving the architect enough time to further develop the documentation, including detailing. Additional hours may be specified towards regulatory review if substantial changes were made to the layout, or new scope documented that wasn’t previously available.
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