The firm was asked to perform a common task, reviewing a set of elevator shop drawings. The building developer and structural engineer involved in the project were concerned that the support spacing required by the elevator contractor was much more extensive than anticipated. The structural steel construction of the elevator shaft would require an extensive, expensive reworking.

In RiA’s review of the drawings, we were able to determine that the support spacing in the contractor’s requirements was based on seismic code that did not apply in this case. This was confirmed by the contractor’s engineering department and revised shop drawings were issued. No costly changes were needed.

Client Benefit: Saved $20,000