WHAT IS AN PROJECT REVIEW ?
An expert project review is a quality review of a design professional’s drawing package and/or reports by a MEP Engineering Professionals . By having an independent party look at the drawings, it allows for calculations, design intent, and clarity of described scope to be peer reviewed. This ensures that during the cheapest portion of a project (engineering / design), that the scope is clarified and design intent to be corrected.
Without expert review, it could be expensive to remedy an incorrect design as products are purchased and sometimes installed. This not only costs money, but hurts the delivery schedule and causes disciplines not involved in the error to potentially be affected by re-work.
Project design review by the expertise engineers to identify the errors and proposed solution to rectify the design intent for suitability of the end use and constructability
Project review by the project director / Project in charge who is responsible the project construction execution .
IMPACT OF PROJECT REVIEW
An independently reviewed package where design professionals agree that the scope is clear, design is sound, and all is ready to be constructed. You can take comfort in that your project should have minimal ‘in the field’ changes. Also, your construction estimates should have competitive pricing as the amount of assumptions that a construction professional has to guess regarding the scope. These guesses can lead to costly change orders in the field.
The main purpose of design code is to provide minimum requirement for safety of resources which will ensure the execution of the work as per compliance. Any code for EngineeringDesign specifies minimum standards required for execution of the work as per codes applicable to that design. In general following codes are followed for MEP system design .
Mechanical Codes:-ASHRAE, ASME, ASTM, SMACNA , AS1668.2 – 2012, AS 4254.2-2012
Plumbing Codes:-IPC , ASPE ,AS3500
Electrical Codes:-NFPA70 – NEC
Fire Protection:-NFPA -1, 13, 14