The 2 most frequent issues we see in the field are:
- Components added to a project that are not required
- Overlooking how individual elements within a design relate to each other
Example Number 1
There are many building elements that are addressed in the code as “where provided”. To put it in a simplified manner it’s not required but if you include do it correctly. Design professionals, building owners or builders will include elements that are not required and later struggle to make them meet code.
We look at these building elements and provide you with options for your design. It may as simple as, don’t use it, or here is a product or layout that work.
Example Number 2
Restrooms are a great. For instance, the code requires a minimum grab bar length on the side wall adjacent to a water closet. However, it also stipulates a minimum clearance from the front of the water closet. Using a water closet with an elongated bowl could create a problem if you don’t address it with some simple variable eliminating steps.
We look at individual elements and the entire design as a whole. We curate all the relevant codes and implement what’s needed.