Design Review


"WJE is committed to providing solutions to building problems that deliver value, long-term durability, and performance. Our approach is logical, rational, and practical."

— Ian Chin, Vice President and Senior Principal

A strong commitment to technical excellence is the central priority in any successful project. WJE has applied this principle to thousands of successful projects over our more-than-sixty-year history. Our engineers and architects draw upon extensive knowledge of construction-related issues to objectively assess design plans and provide technical guidance and recommendations. Our independent design review secures a superior level of quality control and the confidence that comes with expert oversight.

WJE’s specialized expertise in and knowledge of critical performance issues can be vital to understanding and properly addressing design components less familiar to the design and construction teams. During the design phase, our engineers and architects assist in the decision-making process regarding overall design, materials selection, and details development. The WJE reviewer helps the project team work through complex details, identifying systems and materials incompatibilities and mitigating future performance issues. Once construction is underway, the WJE reviewer’s role extends to the assessment of submittals and samples as well as performance testing.

We work closely with the client and the design and construction teams throughout the project life cycle to review, refine, and implement design solutions that ensure long-term serviceability and client satisfaction. Our design review process supports the full project team—from the construction professionals to the client—and provides real value by contributing the experienced and unbiased perspective of an industry leader in technical excellence and innovation.

  • Assistance with preliminary design recommendations
  • Conceptual sketching
  • Design phase detailing and technical assistance
  • Value engineering studies
  • Bid reviews
  • Preconstruction technical review and field testing of mock-ups
  • Construction period observation, documentation, and on-site evaluation of contractor quality control
  • Code compliance reviews
  • Third-party structural peer reviews
  • Fitness for service reviews