BRE Properties, Inc. has employed PC Associates in a consultant capacity for the past 5 years, and they exclusively perform 3rd Party plan reviews on our apartment building projects. All of our projects are new, ground up construction, and have been located from Seattle, WA to Los Angeles. Our projects range in value from $60m - $125m. In all, PC Associates has reviewed 6 or 7 of our projects, and we find their reviews exhaustive in detail, mind numbingly accurate and extremely precise. A typical package of our contract documents would include 800-1,000 sheets of drawings, a full specification manual that would be 700-800 sheets of 8.5x11 paper, and they perform this review in approximately 3 weeks, 4 weeks at the outside. We find that this timing is invaluable to our process. We find their staff to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the work that we perform and they review. Michelle Pettit is one of the most professional and qualified people in the industry. Her experience leads to a specialized and proficient review, which she’s willing to walk you through the results, page by page if you desire. Usually, their reports will produce a document that is anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 comments and is a vital step in our assembly of our contract package with our GC. Having worked across the country for the past 20+ years, I have been exposed to a variety of levels of service provided by firms in the construction and consulting industry. Based on my experience with PC Associates, I rate them as the #1 best experience and performance, ever, that I’ve had in my entire career. BRE Properties would be thrilled to work with PC Associates again on future projects and recommends their services highly to all those interested in professionally delivered services at competitive prices. If there is anything that I can do for them in the future concerning this project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Craig Kirkendall – Vice President of Construction, BRE Properties, Inc.
We retain PC Associates regularly as we have found that their services are extremely thorough and comprehensive.
Thomas Kennedy – The California State University, Office of the Chancellor
PC Associates provided the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District with various plan reviews which assisted in our effort to obtain quality bids, control construction change orders and deliver projects on schedule. I would recommend PC Associates for plan review services.
Les Leahy – Maintenance and Operations, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
PC Associates’ code, access compliance, constructibility and interdisciplinary plan review is integral to the University’s goal in providing quality educational facilities delivered on time and within budget.
Mike Smith – Office of Design and Construction, CSU Fullerton
An Interdisciplinary Coordination & Constructibility review saves the District from unwanted change orders. The cost for a review is minimal compared to change orders caused by omissions in the plans and specifications. Overall construction cost is lower with a better set of construction documents.
Rick Guaderrama – Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Minimize your construction project risk with the proper contracts and a planning process which includes interdisciplinary coordination and constructibility review. The construction cost savings exceed two to three times the expense of the review. Eliminating avoidable change orders is instrumental in delivering a quality educational facility on time and within budget.
Thom Clark – Former Director, San Marcos Unified School District
No set of plans is perfect and no review will catch 100% of the errors and/or omissions but I would estimate that the review saves us approximately ten times the amount of the cost of the review itself. I would recommend PC Associates without hesitation..
Scott V. Ousdahl – Former Director, Facilities and Construction
PC Associates provided California State University, Fullerton with various plan reviews (interdisciplinary coordination, constructibility, code and access compliance). PC Associates’ review assisted us in providing quality educational facilities for the University.
Jack Bage – Associate Director, Office of Design and Construction
The District has had constructibility reviews performed by various consulting firms. The PC Associates’ review was much more thorough than the reviews by other firms. I highly recommend their service as a means to deliver accurate bid documents to contractors, thereby reducing chances of additional costs associated with changes in scope of work after award of contract.
Karl Bradley – Vista Unified School District