Control and Assurance
An engineering peer review is recommended for projects with the following attributes:
review should include all stages of design:
QA/QC is critical to the achievement of performance goals. To begin with,
thec ontractor should have an in-house quality control program.
Likewise, the owner should have independent quality assurance program
which provides for on-site and shop inspection.
with Safety critical or Essential/Hazardous performance objectives should
have full time, continuous, on site inspection by qualified inspectors.
In addition, the design engineer should visit the site often. In the case
of other structures, critical construction stages (welding, installation
of base isolation devices, etc.) should also have full time inspection.
Full time inspection is a good idea, in general, for all structures. However,
local building departments are not set up to provide this level of inspection.