After the intent of PBC’s services are determined, a specific program is created. The program will include a list of anticipated work actives and a cost for PBC’s services.
Each of “The Big 5” activities require multiple layers of analysis. For example, if you retain PBC on behalf of the concrete foundation contractor, then PBC’s analysis would include the following tasks to mitigate future claims:
- Review plans & specs. RE: civil & structural requirements
- Seek clarification with AIA, Eng. Through RFI process
- Meet with General Contractor and subcontractors prior to construction to clarify PBC’s involvement
- Observe, sketch, photograph the proper:
- Footing depth/width
- Rebar type/location
- HD type/location
- Verify proper SOG preparation/materials
- Observe concrete placement
- Document all SOG embeds on foundation plan
No matter which of “The Big 5” activities are analyzed, PBC has to have the power to stop work if it is not compliant with project requirements.