A Perspective on Building Enclosure Consulting and Peer Review Process
Engaging a qualified design professional to perform building enclosure consulting and peer review services for a construction project has become more and more common. The demand for these professional services is often driven by building owners, architects and/or contractors that recognize the inherent risks of design and construction and the potential negative impacts (financial, scheduling, legal, etc.) that defects all too often have on a project. The presentation is from the perspective of a licensed architect whose firm provides building enclosure peer reviews, consultation and quality assurance testing services.
1. Gain an appreciation of client motivations and objectives for engaging a building enclosure consultant.
2. Understand various roles and objectives for a consultant and the potential impact of the peer review process on the project team members.
3. Acquire knowledge of typical building enclosure consulting services.
4. Understand the differences between building enclosure consulting vs. building enclosure commissioning (BECx).
5. Recognize potential legal and liability issues associated with engaging a consultant.
6. Understand the importance of firm and individual qualifications and possible professional licensing issues.ABA Forum on Construction Law Members may call into the conference line at 866-646-6488, conf. ID 613-577-4053.