The Harris Approach
Each instruction, client and development are different, but the core headline requirements behind our HCR services is constant. Did the development satisfy the standards of the day, and if not, why not and who or what is responsible? To enable us to best serve our clients and answer these questions the following processes are usually adapted to suit the specific nuances of each case.
- Review development history.
- Identify key parties / entities (now and at contract completion).
- Assess the extent, limitations and relevance of any warranty or guarantee.
- Review operation & maintenance manuals and development handover packs.
- Seek evidence from the original design/construction team on materials and system certification(s) for the parts of the as-constructed building under review.
- Determine original design intent/requirements and specification requirements.
- Carry out detailed inspections (intrusive if necessary).
- Site determination of design detail, material(s) composition & performance rating.
- Identify any disconnect between design intent and functionality of the installation.
- Review manufacturer requirements against site-specific applications.
- Track down materials and systems suppliers and installers if required.
- Seek evidence to support as-installed status, such as copies of orders & receipts.