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StateReview Services Overview

  1. 1. Firm Profile StateReview is a division of Otten Commitment. Over the last two Consulting Group, the nation’s leading decades we have earned a reputation for accessibility consulting firm. With fairness, accuracy and excellence in client Registered Accessibility Specialists service. Our commitment to putting throughout Texas, StateReview is the clients first is more than a slogan - it’s our preferred accessibility consultant for passion! And it is the reason we have building owners, design professionals and continued to grow through economic contractors across the state. challenges without raising fees or compromising our generous service Qualifications. StateReview’s offerings. Registered Accessibility Specialists are the leading practitioners in Texas, providing Partnership. We believe in expert witness and litigation support in partnering with every client. Being part of State and Federal courts, continuing your ‘team’. Earning the right to serve you education training through the American again on the next project. It’s no wonder Institute of Architects, and authoritative that a majority of our work comes from consultation to design professionals, repeat clients, many of whom have been attorneys, contractors and building with us for more than a decade. owners. REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & PROJECTS University of Texas ProLogis Perkins & Will Philip Ewald Architecture McDonalds Dallas Int’l Airport JPMorgan Chase RTKL Associates CB Richard Ellis Minute Maid Park Starbucks Chevron HOK Architects PetSmart MD Anderson Cancer Ctr. Simon Property Group Page Southerland Page Continental Airlines Verizon Radio Shack HDR/Claunch & Miller Walter P. Moore Aaron Rents, Inc. Episcopal Diocese of TX Texas A&M University Rice University Jacobs Engineering Walgreens Kohl’s Studio Red Architects Huitt-Zollars Inc. Fehr Grossman Cox Kindred Healthcare Valero Boeing Company Lincoln Properties Houston ISD Wingstop Restaurants Staffelbach Inc. Cre8 Architects BGK Architects Memorial Hermann Thomas Properties Hooters Restaurants Moody Rambin Kroger Reliant Stadium Subway Restaurants Comcast Carrabbas Italian Grill Tenant Health Systems Bay Architects/IBI Group Gensler Transwestern Macy’s St. Lukes Episcopal Hosp. Baylor College of Med. Houston Medical Center San Jacinto Monument Ziegler Cooper Architects2825 Wilcrest DriveSuite 608 Houston Dallas/Ft. Worth Austin San Antonio Rio Grande ValleyHouston, TX 77042(713)
  2. 2. Pre-Construction After thousands of projects over the last Through the entire design process, from two decades, we’ve discovered that the conceptual drawings to permitting, most successful projects are those we were StateReview is your partner each step of involved in from the very start. the way. This means going the extra mile, Our clients agree - by working together examining existing site and building during planning and design, every configurations, reviewing proposed scopes stakeholder -including StateReview- saves of work and documenting relevant time, frustration, and money. accessibility requirements early on. So don’t wait until the last minute to have These proactive efforts help establish a your project reviewed for compliance. well-defined compliance roadmap and Start early - you’ll be glad you did. eliminate costly surprises later. And now that projects must comply with Our goal is to make your project a success the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards, it right from the start. It’s why we provide is more important than ever to have unlimited preliminary plan reviews and StateReview on your team today! telephone consultation at no charge*! * We charge a nominal fee for on-site visits or to attend meetings out of our offices. All other services are included at no charge.2825 Wilcrest DriveSuite 608Houston, TX 77042(713)
  3. 3. Plan Review In Texas, construction documents must be Our Process. Once your plans are reviewed for compliance with the Texas submitted to StateReview, they are Accessibility Standards (TAS)*. These assigned to a Registered Accessibility standards are equivalent to the federal Specialist who thoroughly reviews them ADA Standards. for compliance with the TAS. (If you’ve taken advantage of our Pre-Construction Who. Registered Accessibility Specialists services, you may already have a specialist are authorized by the Texas Department of assigned to your project.) Licensing & Regulation to review plans for compliance with the TAS. Within ten working days you will receive a comprehensive report identifying When. If plans are prepared by a noncomplying issues in plain English. licensed design professional, they must be Your reviewer’s contact information is also submitted for review within 20 working provided so you can discuss the review days of being issued to the owner. with them personally. And there’s never a charge for follow-up consultation. If a design professional is not involved, the owner must ensure that construction After the Plan Review. Your plan documents are submitted for review before reviewer and our entire staff of compliance applying for a building permit or experts are ready to support you until your beginning construction. project fully complies with the TAS. * On March 15, 2012, new federal ADA Standards and the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards became enforceable in Texas.2825 Wilcrest Drive StateReview’s Registered AccessibilitySuite 608 Specialists have more than forty years combinedHouston, TX 77042 experience reviewing plans for compliance with(713) federal and state accessibility laws.
  4. 4. Periodic Inspections No project is executed exactly as planned- An Inexpensive Solution. Most financial issues change the scope of work, accessibility problems are not discovered drawings are revised in the field, and until the accessibility inspector conducts demolition can expose problems in an official state inspection. But when existing buildings that were not apparent problems are found after fixtures and during design. finishes are installed, the result is lengthy delays and costly remediation. In fact, the Miscommunication and honest mistakes later errors are discovered, the more costly can also contribute to things being they are to remediate. constructed differently than planned. All of this can be easily avoided by But accessibility compliance is often a requesting an inexpensive Periodic matter of fractions of an inch, and even Inspection from StateReview. A Periodic minor differences can create violations Inspection occurs toward the end of that are costly and time-consuming to construction, but before fixtures are fix. installed and finishes are applied to interior walls. On larger projects, several Periodic Inspections may be necessary. A Periodic Inspection is a fraction of the cost of relocating a door or busting out concrete and sewer lines to reset a bathroom fixture. For a few hundred dollars, you can buy peace of mind knowing that accessibility issues will be identified and addressed early, and your project will be completed on-time without violations.* We recommend periodic inspections on most projects. It just makes too much sense! “StateReview’s periodic inspection identified three counters missing the lowered handicap section. By catching these early we saved thousands on expensive granite and labor.”2825 Wilcrest Drive Contractor, HoustonSuite 608Houston, TX 77042(713) * Fees vary per Fee Schedule.
  5. 5. Final Inspection An official inspection for compliance with StateReview’s inspectors are among the the Texas Accessibility Standards must be most experienced accessibility experts in requested when a project is complete. But the country, preparing detailed written with multiple parties involved (architects, reports that identifying each non- building owners, contractors, tenants) it’s complying issue along with photographs easy for this responsibility to get lost in the and referenced sections of the TAS. shuffle. Then our staff works with you to ensure In fact, most TDLR fines are not the result that all remedial work is done correctly of accessibility violations, but are imposed and that fines are avoided. As your because required plan reviews and compliance partner, we stay on board until inspections are not completed on time! the project is successfully completed! That’s why our full-time administrative staff and project management software track every aspect of your project to make sure final inspections occur on time! “Thanks for looking out for us - again! This project must have slipped through the cracks after Jim left. I don’t know how I would have explained another TDLR fine letter to my boss.” Property Manager, Austin2825 Wilcrest DriveSuite 608Houston, TX 77042(713)
  6. 6. Mission Statement To be the most trusted accessibility resource in Texas. Our Promise to You We promise to be thorough, fair and accurate. If we make a mistake, we promise to resolve it right away. We promise to provide our services in an ethical, professional and cost-effective manner. Core Values Integrity. Technical Proficiency. Client-Centered Service. (We succeed when you succeed.)2825 Wilcrest DriveSuite 608Houston, TX 77042(713)