Why it is important for a building manager to have a qualified third party to inspect building components and to manage turnkey projects.
One of the most outstanding advantages of Third-Party Inspection is the improvement in the quality of products. A qualified inspector always ensures that high-quality safe equipment and resources are being used in the process of production. This ensures that the quality of the products delivered are always top-notch.
Third party inspections or project management are made by an independent company, usually hired by the buyer, to ensure that all the products are up to the needed quality standard and the manufacturing process itself meets the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and OHSA & Regulations.
One of the main benefits of third-party inspections and /or Project Management, as opposed to those performed by the manufacturer, is that the inspectors performing these tasks are unbiased and can thus deliver a verdict that is fair, without compromising the interests of either party. While, of course, looking out for the client and the requirements put forward. Simply put, their decision will only be influenced by hard facts and both participants of the manufacturing process will be able to get a clear picture of where they stand in the current project.
Most companies consider third party inspections and project management a well-justified expense. They are performed by companies with a strong expertise. They provide a neutral opinion on the goods quality and allow to keep a close eye on quality consistency on site without having to be there. They end up saving you money by helping avoid expensive errors or employing an in-house QC team. It will cost less than having to solve the quality issues with the supplier on goods already shipped.
In many cases, the use of a third-party inspection process is a more professional and experienced inspection, resulting in a safer result. Third party inspectors or project managers are more likely to have more up to date knowledge of the codes, as well as engineering techniques being used on the projects within their operating region. In addition, there is no political influence or motivation with a third-party inspection or project management process. The skilled and experienced contractor normally supports the third-party inspection process due to the well needed experience.
The use of a third-party inspector or project manager allows a professional and knowledgeable inspector or project manager on the project, to interact with the contractors to construct a properly inspected and compliant project.
As a third party project manager, safety is the number one priority. Qualified inspectors and/or project managers will inspect the manufacturer’s product for compliance with engineered drawings and details, identify safe gear for workers to use, potential hazards on the jobsites, and other dangers that might occur, ensure that proper precautions are taken for worker and site safety allowing your project workflows to maintain efficiency and quality.
Most companies consider third party inspections and project managers as a well-justified expense. They are performed by companies with a strong expertise, working on the ground every day while providing a neutral opinion on the end result.
HITE Engineering Corporation, providing engineering consulting services for 25 years, has the qualification and expertise to provide a building owner/manager with annual inspection of the façade access system and the required testing of these systems every 5 years.
We have also provided engineering design and project management on a large amount of turnkey projects for high-rise buildings and have ensured that the quality of the products a manufacturer(s) supplies is in accordance with the engineered drawings, the OBC, OHSA and related CSA standards.