Better Design Documents Through Constructibility Review

by Jeffrey G. Kirby, US Army Construction Engineering, Research Lab, Champaign, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Avoiding Contract Disputes


The Corps of Engineers (Corps) improves the quality of design documents by an extensive program to review in-house and Architect/Engineer (A/E) designs. This review is composed of several activities: a technical review is conducted by in-house Corps district design personnel, a functional review is performed by the using service, a constructibility review is done by both the resident and area Corps offices that will be responsible for monitoring the construction, and the facilities engineer that will maintain the completed facility reviews the operations aspects of the design. Two design reviews are normally made - one at 35 percent completion and the second at 95 percent completion. A backcheck is also made at 100 percent design, but its purpose is to validate that the 95 percent comments were incorporated.

Subject Headings: Building design | Reviews | Project management | Construction management | Feasibility studies | Architect/Engineers | Validation | Construction industry

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