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STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW SERVICES
A Technical Oversight Resource

Experience

· 25 Years of Diverse Structural Engineering Experience;

Project Types: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Process, Distribution,
Manufacturing,
Cold Storage, Telecommunications and Marine

Structural Materials:

Concrete; Reinforced (Conventional, Post-Tensioned and Prestressed),
Cast-in-Place, Precast, Site-Cast Tilt-Up and Masonry

Metals; Rolled Structural Steel, Cold Formed Light Gage, Aluminum,
Conventionally Framed, Composite, Fabricated Trusses and Open Web Joists &
Joist Girders

Wood; Rough Sawn & Dimensional Lumber, Engineered Wood Products,
Conventionally Framed, Fabricated Trusses, Glulam and Proprietary Products

Building Types:

Foundations; Conventional, Drilled Piers, Displacement & Auger Cast Piles
and Mats
Height; Low Rise, Mid Rise and High Rise
Lateral Stability; Braced, Rigid Frame and Shearwall

· Technical Background;

Project Engineering
Project & Departmental Management
Investigations for Contractors, Attorneys, Owners, Developers, Architects
and Engineers
Licensed in 41 States, Puerto Rico & 3 Canadian Provinces
Author for AISC Modern Steel Construction and Structural Engineer
Instructor for Online Continuing Education Courses

Services Provided

Technical and Coordination Review of Structural Drawings

Review of Plans, Notes, Sections and Details for Code Compliance, Industry
Standards and Constructibility

Coordination Review with Other Disciplines Drawings

Review Structural Calculations and Computer Models for Correctness and
Accuracy

Material and Technical Specification Review

Shop Drawing Review

Construction Site Visits

Value Engineering

Investigations

Clients:

Contractors, Attorneys, Developers, Architects, Owners, Insurance Companies
and Engineers

Benefits

Bridge the gap of insufficient or complete lack of technical peer review
present in both small and large structural engineering firms and
departments.  Avoid deficiencies that result from the following conditions
before the documents are issued;

Inexperience:

Inadequately supervised engineering interns
Registered engineers not experienced with building type or material

Insufficient Time:

Short project design durations
Last minute changes by architect or owner

Improper Manpower:

Insufficiently staffed
Unreliable contract personnel

CAD Errors:

Inexperienced operators or designers
Lack of back checking

Poor Coordination:

Insufficient internal coordination of structural drawings
Lack of coordination with related discipline drawings

Peer reviews required for discounts with professional liability insurers
typically require in-house review of internal business practices only rather
than actual project-by-project technical reviews.  In-house structural peer
reviews help to limit error and omission claims and avoid the potential for
damage to your professional reputation.

My experience with project engineering, department & project management and
investigations & litigations indicates that more often than not design,
detailing and constructibility deficiencies could have been easily avoided
had a sufficient technical peer review of the contract documents occurred
prior to either bidding or construction of the project.  All to often I have
been involved in disputes as third party in which design and detailing
deficiencies could have been easily corrected had a experienced and
independent engineer been involved in a peer review of the contract
documents.  Typically a peer review should be performed before the bid
documents are issued.  Tap into the benefits of 25 years of experience that
will provide you with expedient, timely and cost effect technical reviews of
your documents before your mistakes hit the streets.

Contact Information

Email;

dmstuart(--nospam--at)earthlink.net


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