One of Pacific InterWest’s most requested services is the architectural peer plan review—a very helpful source for builders and architects who are navigating the early stages of the plan check process. The purpose of the peer plan review is to examine the most relevant construction documents (architectural drawings and architectural specifications related to the exterior envelope, waterproofing assemblies, and fire and sound control materials) to verify conformance to the pertinent codes and to minimize potential problems that may arise during the strict liability period. All peer plan reviews are performed pursuant to the prevailing building code used in preparing the construction documents for the project. PIW does not perform structural reviews but can coordinate this type of review with a partner company.
Pacific InterWest offers three volumes of peer plan review scope options:
Waterproofing Only peer plan review is focused only on the applicable waterproofing elements of the project and include the following: below-grade waterproofing, waterproofing at podium decks, private and public deck waterproofing above the podium level, building envelope and roof components.
Limited Scope Architectural
Limited Scope Architectural peer plan review is focused on water intrusion and fire and sound assemblies. This review includes all the aspects of the waterproofing only peer plan review above, plus the fire and sound control materials.
Full Scope Architectural
Full Scope Architectural peer plan review is focused on water intrusion, fire resistive construction, and acoustical assemblies. This review includes all the aspects of the waterproofing and limited scope peer plan reviews above, plus a review of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and civil plans, to confirm correct coordination with the architectural plans.