For a building owner to receive the best price for the project,
the drawings and specifications must be both “biddable” and
“buildable.” There is increasing concern among many involved
in design and construction that the drawings and specifications
do not always permit a project to be constructed as detailed.
These shortcomings often are manifest in delay, cost increases
and construction claims. The unfortunate and unintended results
are delay in occupancy, budgetary pressure and the need for
Scheible & Associates recommends that design documents
be reviewed for constructability at least twice during their
preparation. Doing so affords the Architect/Engineer both
a peer review and an opportunity to better coordinate and
improve the bidding documents, prior to their release.