QUALITY ASSURANCE / QUALITY CONTROL
BUILDING AND ZONING CODE ANALYSIS
QUALITY ASSURANCE / QUALITY CONTROL REVIEW SERVICES:
Our expertise helps to identify, through third party (peer) review, inconsistencies, discipline coordination issues, omissions and constructibility requirements that would otherwise have the likelihood of increasing an architect's or owner's risk.
The result of our reviews will provide a reduction of costs for non-budgeted "RFI" analysis, which may result in fewer drawing revisions and change orders.
Some specific items and processes related to our Quality Review services include, but are not limited to:
Search for and identify incomplete, unclear and ambiguous statements; note items that conflict with others and check for contradictions between contract documents; and note appropriate technical reports are referenced.
We will review the architectural, structural and engineering plans to ascertain coordination between them. We will determine if the plans can be built as shown.
We will verify that the local building jurisdiction is correctly identified, because often, construction documents are prepared from previously used templates.
BUILDING / ZONING CODE ANALYSIS:
Our experience allows identification of non-compliant building elements, and will also assist in proposing "design focused" solutions to regulatory problems in any U.S. Jurisdiction.
Our services include side-by-side comparisons and analysis between the International Building Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code for identification of the most stringent requirements for a project.
We can provide services to identify Healthcare Licensing compliance issues for Local, State and Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
We offer Accessibility compliance reviews of drawings or existing facilities using the Americans with Disabilties Act (ADA) provisions, ANSI A117.1 and/or State-written accessibility codes.
We provide assistance in creating or completing a jurisdiction specific "Code Data Sheet", including providing information for required special inspections, if any, as shown in the example below: