We pride ourselves in working alongside design and site management teams in guiding the project to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations. We are always prepared to review novel ways of meeting the functional requirements of the regulations, as we do not consider that the guidance of the Approved Documents offer the only way of achieving compliance. In most instances following the guidance of the Approved Documents will involve fewer specialists input; however they are not the only option.
We have a dedicated team of specialists based across the country who review your designs and provide reports based on constructive advice on meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations. Our design review team offer a vast pool of experience across all aspects of construction and are ably supported by our in-house Structural Engineers.
The advantage of having the dedicated design review team is that they are readily available for consultation on design issues, as opposed to having surveyors covering on-site work and plan reviews. Where appropriate we can attend initial design team meetings to discuss design philosophies and their effect on compliance. If necessary our Design Review team are supported by specialist consultants to offer them advice on Fire Engineering submissions and Cladding on high rise structures.
Our design review reports have specific sections aimed specifically at the design and site management teams. This has the advantage of the design team not being bogged-down with minutiae which can be more readily resolved on site. Our advice is to support the principal designer and their team in ways of achieving compliance, as we are not designers.
Our regionally based site surveying team are also highly skilled in the monitoring of work on site and aim to support the site management team in ensuring compliance with the Building Regulations. They will meet with the site management team at the earliest opportunity to discuss the scheme and determine the appropriate regime of construction review to suit your intended program.
During site visits, our surveyors will bring items of concern to the attention of the site management team, who can then discuss resolutions with the principal designer. Following site visits our surveyors will prepare a report which will highlight any areas of construction which require further consideration by the principal designer for the scheme.