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Value of the Design Review: Cutting Costs in the Beginning Can Cost More Later
Researchers have put the average cost of construction rework at roughly 4 to 6 percent of a project's total cost—and closer to 9 percent upon factoring in overhead costs. Too often rework is the result of an overlooked omission on the early drawings, something minute that isn't addressed by a design team focused on the bigger picture. Any issues caught after the design phase could lead to change orders, schedule delays or performance issues at occupancy.
On the other hand, catching these all-too-frequent problems during a third-party design review can keep projects moving on schedule, and built as expected. Read more...