Stuart & Associates LLC currently performs constructability reviews for key projects for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), significantly reducing construction change orders.
A constructability review is the interdisciplinary coordination of the civil, structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical drawings in the sequence of construction with the architectural drawings last.
A comprehensive review of these disciplines catches and corrects errors and omissions in the documents before construction begins and reduces the grey zone that is often exploited by contractors.
This type of review is most useful during early production up to the 100% review stage of the drawings and is best performed by external reviewers who have not worked on the documents.
When this interdisciplinary coordination properly occurs, the owners, contractors, architects benefit by a reduction of change orders, time extensions, and liability claims.
A typical project of average complexity requires approximately 45 minutes per drawing sheet.
Example of project at 100% A/E review bid approved. Completed review by Stuart & Associates saved owner over a million dollars of change orders.