Third-Party Reviews generally consist of systematically reviewing plans and associated specifications. The review may also include other mandatory regulations or internal clients own requirements. Prior to the review, a set of criteria are outlined for acceptance or rejection of submittals.
At times, third-party reviews are required by contractual agreement. These reviews give assurance of unbiased scrutiny of design documents. Third-Party reviews are also another level of inspection preventing major installation snafus.
Inspections are intrinsic to third-party reviews as they become another unbiased as-built impartial assessment.
WWFSE is familiar with all building and fire Codes. We have reviewed hundreds of plans and drawings. We have and maintain excellent relationships with Authorities Having Jurisdiction. WWFSE are experts in:
- Maintaining professional conduct
- Performing unbiased reviews of different type of projects
- Performing unbiased inspections of different type of projects
- Ability to review and suggest design improvements
- Pinpointing changes needed from inspections
- Making cost-effective reviews on critical systems of the project
Building Code Analysis
A lack of or inappropriate code analysis leads to construction issues and disputes. Key and fundamental design analysis helps you avoid future issues including catastrophic ones.
Coordination and Constructability
Systematic reviews of design and specification documents from all disciplines for both completeness and coordination help minimize constructability issues. Utilization of tools such Building Information Management (BIM) can also prevent major coordination challenges.
Minimize Disputes and Claims
Rigourous reviews by third-party professional such as a licensed Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) are critical for your fire and life safety systems. The licensed Fire Protection Engineer should be part of the team of engineers/advisors to the Architect of Record.