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    • Quality Control Review p r e s e n t a t i o n
      • Identify potential….
        • Errors & Omissions (E & O)
        • Request for Interpretations (RFI’s)
        • Constructability & Liability Issues
      • Quality of Deliverables
        • Compliance to EUA Standards
        • Misdirected focus : Not enough vs. too much info
      • See how EUA project teams work
        • PM’s : project scheduling
        • Tech Staff : interactions w/design team
        • Team : meeting deadlines + communication
      • Expectations : not perfect, all projects will have E&O’s
      WHY … QC Review Projects?
    • HOW … QC Review Projects?
      • Review through the eyes of others :
        • Contractor + Subcontractors
        • Owner + Stakeholders (Users)
        • Consultants
        • Bldg Code Officials
      • Limitations of QC Review
        • QC Reviewer is unaware of :
          • Client Expectations
          • Project Budget & Design Schedule
          • Specific Codes & Zoning
    • WHEN? . . . Design Stages
      • SD : Schematic Design : conceptual design
        • Project Planning :
          • Schedule : Milestone Deadlines (SD, DD, & CD)
          • Project Team : EUA Team + Design Team
        • Project Scope : Area + Height + Site + Orientation
        • EUA Standards : Sheet Numbering
        • Liability Issues : Bldg Type + Site Issues
      • DD : Design Development : refinement of the design
        • Systems & Components : Preliminary Project Description (PPD)
        • Phasing Strategies : Multiple Bid Packages?
        • Technical Issues : Adjacent to Train Tracks? Acoustical Engineer?
      • CD : Construction Documents : detail project requirements
        • Consultant Coordination + Detailing
    • HOW MUCH? … Time & Cost
      • QC Review : 30 minutes/Sheet
      • Rules of Thumb $50/Sheet
      • SD-Schematic Design : 16 sheets : 8 hrs
      • DD-Design Development : 24 sheets : 12 hrs
      • CD-Construction Documents : 40 sheets : 20 hrs
      • TOTAL : 80 sheets = 40 hrs
      • 40 hrs x $100/hr = $4000
    • QC Issues : Scheduling
      • PM's don't always know milestone dates
        • How can support staff work toward unknown due dates?
      • Set a date for review sets to be final
        • Don't send “what you have”
        • Determine due date of all deliverables (consultants)
      • Plan schedule “backwards”
        • Determine deliverable due date = D
        • Subtract Distribute Time (Dx) = D-Dx
        • Subtract Revise Time (Dy) = D-Dy
        • Subtract Review Time (Dz) = D-Dx-Dy-Dz
    • QC Issues : Scheduling
    • QC Review : Standard Tools
      • Redline Color Codes
        • Required
        • Suggested
        • Coordination
      • General Comments
        • Kudos….
        • Critique…
    • QC Issues : General
      • Standards : Legends & Symbols
      • L:Design ApplicationsRevitImperial LibraryAnnotationLegends and Diagrams
        • Legends and Diagrams.rvt
        • Symbol Legend.rfa
        • Abbreviation Legend.rfa
    • QC Issues : General
      • Tags & Schedules
      • vs.
      • “ Dumb” text
      • Keynotes
      • vs.
      • “ Dumb” text
    • QC Issues : General
      • Q : Since we aren’t sued because of standards , why focus on their noncompliance?
      • A : The time EUA staff takes to create project or studio specific standards is time not spent on litigious issues (E&O’s, detailing, etc.)
    • QC Issues : General
      • Graphics
        • Sheet layout
          • Start on right
          • Work to left
        • Note Block
          • Vertical or Horizontal
        • All sheets : same date & deliverable description
    • QC Issues : Annotation
      • Say it ONCE …
        • Use references notes (keynotes, general discipline notes and/or sheet notes) vs. “dumb text”
        • Don't repeat or redraw other disciplines' info
        • Don’t repeat specification info
    • QC Issues : Annotation
      • Dimensioning
        • NCS : "The purpose of dimensioning is to locate each element of the construction. Each wall or part of a detail must be tied to a fixed point such as a column centerline or an existing or bearing wall.“
            • Dim to gridlines as much as possible
            • Dim to identify design intent
            • Dim using Dot vs. tick
            • Don't close dimensions
            • Don't dim the tagged & scheduled components
      Do’s Don’t Do’s
    • QC Issues : Annotation
      • Tags & Schedules
        • Room Name/Number
          • Don’t include areas (w/o a disclaimer)
        • Door/Frames + Borrowed Lights
        • Openings
          • Exterior Windows
          • Storefronts + Curtainwalls
        • Equipment + Specialties
        • Furniture
        • Casework
        • Wall Types
    • QC Issues : Annotation
      • Callouts
        • Sections : Bldg vs. Wall
        • Enlarged plans + elev
      • Miscellaneous
        • North Arrow
        • Grids (A,B,C…1,2,3…)
        • Diagrams :
          • Mounting hgts
          • ADA
          • Shelving quantities
    • QC Issues : Constructability
      • Consider the sequencing of construction
        • Once the foundation, walls and slabs (w/opngs) have been set, the locations & dims of the "arch" components are determinate on this "in-place" structure
        • Use gridlines as common project benchmark (s)
      • Design Intent : Implied vs. Implicit
        • Don’t indicate Means & Methods (GC’s role)
    • G000 : Index
      • Updated legends
        • Abbreviations + symbol legend
      • Arch and Consultant sheet series correspond
      • Set Title :
        • Don’t include percentages (%)
        • “ 100% CD’s ” : no such thing
      • Progress stamp
      • Signature stamp
    • G100 : Life Safety Plans
        • Use standard LS legend & notes
    • A000 : General Architecture Info
      • A000 Bldg Systems
        • Use of Uniformat keynoting for systems
          • B2010-A Wall System
              • vs.
          • WS-# or EWS-# or W-#
        • General Notes : Don’t repeat spec language
      • A010 Wall Types
        • General Sheet Notes + Wall Details
    • A100's : Floor Plans
      • Duplication of structural info
        • Concrete walls
      • Too many tags vs. Typical Note
        • … all walls are A3S unless noted…
      (Structural) (Architectural)
    • A100's : Roof Plans
      • Minimum 4” diameter RD’s per roof area : (2)
      • Maximum RD spacing : 60’
      • Maximum area served per RD : 2400 sf
      • Emergency drainage : drains vs. scuppers
    • A110 : Ceiling Plans
      • Coordination of MEP
        • Linked backgrounds?
      • Standard symbol legend
        • Lighting & Devices
      • Ceiling tags
    • A120 : Finish Plans
      • Standard abbreviations
      • Standard room finish tag
      • Show design intent
    • A200 : Exterior Elevations
      • Material Legends
      • +
      • Bldg Systems
      • Material key (fill)
      • vs.
      • Keynoting
    • A200 : Exterior Elevations
      • Show :
        • Level lines
        • Sections Callouts
        • Gridlines
      • Const joints layout
        • Masonry
        • EIFS
    • A220 : Window Types
      • Identify common/shared base & head heights
    • A230 : Interior Elevations
      • Mounting hgts : accessories
    • A300 : Building Sections
      • Can (2) wall section(s) provide the same info?
      (2) Wall Sections Bldg Sections
    • A310 : Wall Sections
      • Don’t dim scheduled items:
        • Windows
        • Doors
        • Ceiling Hgts
        • Struct Members
      • Don’t repeat info:
        • Roof slope
    • A320 : Stair Section & Plans
      • Section
        • Landing to Landing
          • (#) of equal risers
        • Don’t repeat plan dims
      • Plans :
        • Identify important dims:
          • Clear between stringers
          • Clear between handrails
          • # of equal treads
          • Landing size
          • Handrail + Guardrails
            • Extensions
    • A320 : Elev Section & Plans
      • Section
        • Pit Depth ? (4’-0”)
          • Pit ladder - keynote
        • Total Travel Distance ?
          • Add all flr-to-flr hgts
        • Minimum Overhead ?
        • Hoist Beam ?
          • To underside of beam?
      • Plans :
        • Don’t repeating shaft dims
    • A460 : Unit Plans
      • Layouts duplicated on overall plans (A100)
      • A100’s : Demising and "common“ walls
      • A460’s : Interior unit info (walls, doors, elevations, etc)
      • If (when) a change occurs in a single unit, team will have to re-issue multiple drawings on multiple sheets.
    • A500's : Details
      • Create typical details : Quantity vs. Quality
      • Strategy for developing details
        • Identify the typical head, sill and jamb details of the exterior materials.
          • Develop these at a larger scale (1" or 3/4").
        • Reference the model into these detail views and lock detail components to certain model content:
          • Face of wall + gridlines, levels, etc.
        • Refer to Industry Standards:
          • Brick industry : http://www.bia.org/html/frmset_thnt.htm
          • Masonry advisory council : http://www.maconline.org/index.html
          • EIFS industry members association : http://eima.com/pdfs/eima%20cguide%20final.pdf
          • Roofing : http://www.carlisle-syntec.com/index.cfm?act=details
        • Think about constructability and sequencing issues.
        • Use keynotes instead of “dumb text”
        • Don't identify specific sizes of other disciplines info (e.g. stl lintels ; should be identified on structural, not arch)
    • A600 : Door & Frame Schedule
      • Don’t dim scheduled door sizes
      • Use standard door/frame names
      • Identify glazing types (GL-#)
      • A630 : Room Finish Schedule
        • Standard material abbreviations
    • QC Support : Current
      • Checklists
        • Studio-specific
        • I:Forms
      • Light table reviews
      • Revit
        • Interference check
      • Navisworks
        • Collision detection
      • Newforma
        • Compare (PDF’s & DWF’s & DWG’s)
    • QC Support : Future…
      • QC Page on EUA.net
      • Graphic Examples
        • By sheet
        • By building type
      • Professional Development Programs
        • Focused training
          • Dimensioning
      • Imperial Library + WIP
      • Your Ideas ? ? ?
    • Conclusion
      • Questions???
      • Comments???
      • Concerns???
      • Suggestions???
    • QC Issues : Constructability
      • Sequencing…
    • QC Issues : General
      • Content
        • Varies across projects/studios
        • Revit Projects : over-modeling
      Floor Plan : 1/8” Enlarged Plan : 1/2” Section : 1” Elevation 1/16”
      • Glazing Types (GL-#) :
        • G100-Index (by keynote)
        • A200-Elevations (individual frames keynoted)
        • A240-Frame Elevations (glazing legend)
        • A600-Schedules (door and frame schedule)
        • Specifications
      QC Issues : Annotation