Constructability reviews are an independent review of construction documents by design professionals to ensure that the work identified in the contract are clear, the documents are coordinated, and that they assist the contractor in bidding, construction and project administration to result in reduced impacts to the project.
Experienced Architects & Engineers review the construction documents to determine if there are flaws that may impede construction or factors that may cause impacts to any stakeholder in terms of time, cost or quality. Detailed reviews of construction plans and specifications are provided prior to advertisement/bid. The review is commonly known in the industry as Constructability Reviews, Peer Reviews and Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA/QC) Reviews.
APECx's Holistic Review ™
APECx has developed a holistic review process that identifies construction conflicts utilizing 3D BIM modeling, estimating and pre-construction project management tools. Additionally, we provide our clients with nationwide access to expert architectural, engineering and construction professionals. Our AEC industry professionals know what errors and omissions to look for in the construction documents because they have years of experience contributing to the successful design and construction of built projects. APECx brings experience in design and construction at an affordable price for all project sizes and budgets.
APECx's Holistic Review ™ process generates three-dimensional (3D) models that are integrated into the constructability review process combining clash detection, cost estimating/ quantity takeoffs and traditional 2D drawing reviews of the bid documents (drawings and specifications). BIM models are utilized to effectively communicate the review and analysis of design and pre-construction drawings by illustrating civil, structural, architectural and MEP conflicts that can be understood by non-engineers. APECx's Holistic Review ™ analysis improves the application of how project teams can use 3D models efficiently to support the communication and knowledge needed during the design of construction projects prior to problems arising in the field. APECx assists building owners, lawyers, builders, design-build teams, architects and general contractors by generating the 3D model or importing a model provided by the client to perform a clash detection analysis. Clash detection is part of APECx's Holistic Review ™ design validation process performed in Autodesk Naviswork or Revit for coordination of cross-discipline interferences (clashes) before they are actually installed on site.
APECx protects the owner's investment by identifying potential change orders and avoiding costly design changes during construction. A review of the bid documents prior to the bid advertisement can reveal critical errors and omissions in the contract documents. Constructability reviews are estimated to save 3 to 5 percent of the total construction cost.
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We protect the owner's interest and investment by thoroughly and critically reviewing the bid documents before they are advertised to bid. This results in less design changes during construction, construction time, and more savings to meet project goals and milestones. Benefits include more money for additional architectural improvements, faster occupancy times and funds for your next project!
Architects can rely on APECx to provide unbiased professional peer reviews and a detailed quality assurance and control (QA/QC) of the construction documents (plans and specifications) resulting in higher quality bid documents. APECx provides a record of plan reviews to architects that can be passed on to the property owner. APECx helps architects to establish transparency and add to their portfolio of existing and new clients!
Contractors trust APECx to identify errors and omissions (E&0) in the contract documents so that unexpected costs can be avoided and mitigated during design and not in the field. This translates to less change orders (CO), RFIs, claims, arbitration and litigation and a more successful construction process. We help contractors build better quality relationships resulting in customer satisfaction, referrals and repeat work!
Our team of licensed, industry experts are ready to identify key critical issues before they become expensive problems. APECx's professional construction reviews include the following checks for each phase (SD, DD, CD and Bid Set) of the project or by percentage of the CD deliverable (30%, 70% and 100%):
APECx helps you to identify and resolve potential errors in your construction documents before construction begins. Working with APECx to perform a constructability review can reduce change orders and delays in project completion. Contact us today to discover how APECx works for you!