Proven Methods that Reduce RFIs & Change Orders on Projects
The #1 cause for RFI’s, change orders, contested cost over
runs and poor installations regarding seismic bracing stems from
unclear seismic specifications or misinformation/conflicting information
on the construction documents.
ISAT proves time and time again that consulting engineers don’t need to provide more information to reduce RFI’s. In fact,
our approach produces the least amount of RFI’s and places
the liability in the appropriate place…on the seismic design
engineer’s shoulders. As the codes have changed, the roles
of the design engineers have changed as well. Unfortunately, the
great majority of the design firms we speak to are not fully aware
of these changes and have done very little to take advantage them.
A clear, simple concise seismic bracing specification allowing
construction flexibility yet describing an easy path of design
and documentation is paramount to streamlined code compliance.
A well defined stand-alone specification section which states the
proper code reference information, a method to meet the code and
a rigid submittal process will ensure seismic bracing is addressed.
This method has proven to be the most cost effective approach when
all aspects are considered. Too often, the individual mechanical,
electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineers utilize drastically different
approaches to deal with this issue within the construction documents.
Not only are you setting the inspection authority (if any) up for
failure and it almost guarantees your building will not meet seismic
code requirements. This puts the entire project at risk and compounds
construction and litigation costs.
Take advantage of ISAT’s experience contact our team of
experts to help you mitigate your liability and drastically reduce
RFI’s and change orders. ISAT is available to assist
you and your team in developing clear and concise specifications
that lead to proper budgeting, good contractor bids and eventual
code compliance. Contact ISAT to get started.
Call 877-523-6060 or contact us today to learn more or to schedule a FREE consultation.
- Specification review and rewrites
- Construction document peer reviews
- Assistance determining component Ip’s
- Pre bid seismic scope reviews
- Pre bid Seismic Education Seminars
- Post bid subcontractor start up
- Contractor Statement of Responsibility
- Special Inspection assistance
- Engineered seismic layout drawings & submittals post
- installation conformance reviews
- As built drawing creation for existing facilities