The Remedy Check

PC Associates, as its foundation for document review checks, utilizes the The Remedy Check (RemedyCheck®) System. Briefly described, the system provides a simple, but comprehensive checklist and overlay checking process that greatly reduces common errors and omissions. The following are basic premises of RemedyCheck®:

  • Two (or more) solid objects cannot occupy the same physical space
  • Make sure everything fits and can be serviced
  • A feature shown on one drawing should be shown in the same place and with the same features on all other related documents
  • Don’t make the Contractor(s) guess or perform miracles that defy the laws of physics
  • There is no such thing as a small change

Constructibility reviews, single discipline peer reviews, cost/budget reviews, life cycle reviews, value engineering, scope reviews, and code compliance reviews are frequently used during the preparation of plans and specifications by owners, construction managers and design professionals.

What is the most complex and the most often forgotten is the interdisciplinary coordination portion of a Constructibility Review. The points of interface between the different disciplines are the single most devastating source of design errors and omissions.
Points of Interface Between:

  • Architectural
  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Equipment
  • Landscape, etc.

Utilizing a construction document review system that is designed to address those specific points of interface, plan reviewers are able to quickly find coordination discrepancies between the various plans and between the plans and specifications. Most constructibility reviews focus primarily on completeness of plans and detailing, logic of detailing for scheduling of trades and phasing, and general buildability:

  • Will trades work in a logical sequence?
  • Is it possible to do?
  • Will it leak?

The standard industry constructibility review catches few coordination issues. Interdisciplinary coordination reviews check to see if all of the disciplines have the same items in the same place with the same requirements as well as if it all fits in the space provided without interferences. By its nature, this requires an extremely methodical process or much will be missed. RemedyCheck® combines the best of both worlds.