Plan Review, Peer Review, residential peer review, expedited plan review
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN + Consulting Services (ADCS) in Fairfax, Virginia, provides traditional architectural design services and less traditional services such as Peer Reviews, Facility Condition Assessments, Quality Control Reviews, and Code Consultation.
Savings with ADCS as both the Design Architect and Peer Reviewer:
When ADCS is contracted to provide both Design and Peer Review services on the Architectual and Engineering disciplines, the time-savings are MAXIMIZED. The County is notified that the Design Architect and Engineers are also Peer Reviewers, and as such, the County will discuss any questions they have directly with ADCS rather than simply providing a written comment. This has allowed ADCS to gain County Approval on the Building Design within 20 minutes of receiving the Permit Set; the County then provided full approval on all disciplinary reviews within 3 business days!!
Savings with ADCS as the Design Architect:
As County-approved Peer Reviewers in Fairfax and Prince George’s County, this expertise allows us to fully resolve building code issues early on in the architectural design process so that they don’t become an issue once they are submitted to the County for Permit Review. We also avoid over-designing since we know what the County officials require.
This in turn dramatically accelerates County approvals on our Permit Drawings since we receive fewer permit comments and require less design revisions than expected.
What's more, we also reduce change orders during the construction phase, while knowing how to push the envelope with costly code compliance design issues.
Savings with ADCS as the Peer Reviewer:
The Peer Review process has proven to save valuable time on most project types (as much as 50%), since it allows the project to be put on a separate expedited review track by the County once it is Peer Reviewed. What’s more, ADCS has one of the highest approval rates on the first submissions to the County!