The firm recently reviewed the requirements for a project where an elevator contractor had drawn designs indicating the need for an electrical feed using 80 amp fusing. This requirement would have necessitated an extra cost of several thousand dollars for the building owner to implement such large conductors and fusing. Upon reviewing the requirements RiA was able to determine that the originally planned 50 amp fusing and smaller conductors were adequate. It is not uncommon for us to find errors in cooling requirements and structural loads in a contractor’s shop drawings. Errors that would otherwise cost our clients several thousand dollars, if not caught.
Client Benefit: Saved $5,000