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3 Benefits Of An Architectural Peer Review

by Toni Gonzalez

As your new build planning progresses, you'll collect various architectural plans and drawings. These plans might have changed and been amended during the planning process.

Before you actually start work, it may be worth commissioning an architectural peer review. Here, you hire a consultancy firm to check over all your plans and drawings. What are the advantages?

1. Check Your Plans Are Accurate

If your plans and drawings aren't accurate, then you'll have problems during your build. For example, errors could lead to building code violations, schedule clashes, mistakes in the build, and incomplete project data.

Mistakes happen. It's not always easy for the people who create your plans and drawings to spot these errors. They, and you, are too close to the project. You might all ignore a mistake because it has always been there and you accept it.

An architectural peer review checks the accuracy of your plans and drawings. Your consultant is independent. They haven't seen your documents before, and they don't have in-depth knowledge of your project. They are more likely to spot errors so that you can fix them early before your build starts.

2. Check Your Plans Are Constructible

The plans you make for your project need to be constructible. They have to translate into an achievable build. If they aren't constructible, then your project might grind to a halt at some point.

Your costs might also increase if you have to problem solve once you've started work. Plus, if your plans aren't completely constructible, then you might waste resources, energy, and money that you could otherwise have saved.

An independent architectural peer review checks your plans and drawing for constructability. You get the peace of mind of knowing that you can work to your plans while maintaining time, cost, resource, and energy efficiency.

3. Check Your Plans Are Clear

While you, your architects, and your project managers understand your plans and drawings, this doesn't mean that your workers and contractors will find them easy to read and understand. If your plans aren't clear and comprehensible, then people might not follow them.

For example, your project might have delays if contractors have to check points on a plan before they can proceed with part of the project. Some might make their own decisions if they can't get immediate clarification. This can lead to work errors.

During an architectural peer review, your consultant checks that your plans are easy to read and understand. If they aren't, you can amend the plans to make them more comprehensible.

To get started, contact certified architectural peer review consultants.