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Our in-house licensed architects performing plan reviews have extensive knowledge in all building types across the US in both the residential and commercial markets. The accompanying specification and trade contractor scope reviews help to ensure coordination of project documents for a successful outcome. All reviews are custom tailored to each client’s needs and requirements and intended to improve quality and reduce project risks.

FOCUSED PLAN AND SPECIFICATION REVIEWS verify constructability and ensure compliance with building codes and industry standards of care. Critical litigation generating assemblies and plan and spec details are examined for proper sequencing, material specs, and installation methods. LJP offers several levels of plan reviews based on particular needs and complexity of the project.

CONTRACTOR SCOPE OF WORK REVIEWS ensures the scope of work that is required for each discipline is accurate and complete, coordinated with the project plans, and in compliance with industry standards of care.

WATERPROOFING CONSULTING includes review of waterproofing design and specification of the components of the building envelope. Our team can analyze design details and take part in on-site water testing observations on all project types to help ensure assemblies are designed and built to eliminate water intrusion or identify potential failures.

EXISTING CONDITIONS DOCUMENTATION provides detailed, thorough records of what the site looked like before the start of construction. LJP captures digital video and photographic conditions of project boundaries and surrounding properties, structures, and landscaping at pre-grading stage for infill sites and other physically challenged locations.

LJP provides tailored documentation to comply with and enhance both the Builders’ Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program and insurance carrier requirements. All field Construction Consultants have direct construction/building industry experience with industry related degrees and/or certifications. Our observations are scheduled, ensuring that we are at the project at the right time and can conduct a complete observation.

CaptureQA® is an App designed by LJP Construction Services and combines project photographs with the associated narrative that provides site visit information to our clients in real-time with ease of use for their field construction managers. The password protected web-site portal enables clients to see color coded photographs and monitor field conditions at all times. Using “stop-light” simplicity, the Green photographs highlight good assemblies, Red photographs call out construction deficiencies and Yellow photographs note course-of-construction or scheduling progress

Through use of CaptureQA®, we provide proactive, same day reporting sufficiently detailed to identify deviations from architectural plans, deviations from manufacturers specifications and workmanship issues in the field. Our CaptureQA® inspection and reporting process prevents schedule delays and allows field teams to correct assemblies on the go in real time. The reporting content also helps enhance production efficiency and provides performance metrics and analytical insights for specific project elements and building assemblies with powerful 3-way comparisons: 1) within a project or portfolio of projects, 2) between company divisions, and across multiple regions of the US.

FIELD OBSERVATIONS AND DOCUMENTATION verify correct installation of critical assemblies throughout construction and offer a variety of reports to fit your specific needs and particular type of project.

BUILDER AUDIT REPORT AND EVALUATION (B.A.R.E.) provides an overview of the Builder’s operations and quality of construction, confirms compliance with industry standards of care, objectively evaluates staff and staffing structure, and provides a tool for our client’s insurance companies to accurately access policies and premiums.

LJP provides a package of Post Construction services specific to each community and project.  Maintenance Manuals and Homeowner Guides, along with review services and turnover documentation ensure that the project is properly maintained after completion, through the statute period and well into the future.

Homeowner Association and Rental Property Maintenance Manuals include detailed recommendations and procedures for implementing routine and preventative building and landscape maintenance for Association common areas. We offer standard and custom manuals that can be developed for single-family detached, attached, mixed-use, or high-rise developments.

LJP also develops maintenance manuals for the rental markets that include plans and procedures to implement preventative maintenance inspections and avoid failures and costly repairs.

Individual Homeowner Maintenance Guides describe proper maintenance procedures and recommended frequencies along with general product and system operation and information for each homeowner. Our Individual Homeowner Maintenance Guides are compliant with each state’s right-to-repair laws and provide comprehensive checklists with easy to follow plans.

Green Individual Homeowner Maintenance Guides are designed specifically to help educate homeowners on proper maintenance procedures and standards of care for their home and its respective green features. These Guides are custom tailored for each project and will correspond with the Builder’s chosen green building program (LEED®, GreenPoint Rated®, etc.).

Annual Maintenance Reviews provide a third-party evaluation of all common area assets to ensure that regular, ongoing maintenance is being carried out according to the Association maintenance manuals, plans and requirements, within budget constraints and also respecting the original Builder’s design directives.

Videotaped Turnover Walks provide verification of existing baseline conditions of all common areas and can provide instructions on system operations and maintenance tasks upon turnover to the Association.

EIFS Inspection Services are conducted by certified EIFS Inspectors (CEI) and can include review of submittals, shop drawings, plans and RFIs relating to the EIFS assemblies. Our inspectors are accredited by AWCI and have extensive knowledge in building envelope design, construction, and installation.

Owner’s Representative Services are provided on a case by case special needs basis on projects, in which ownership requires knowledgeable and experienced comprehensive management and oversight of all project activities. From pre-construction to project close out, we have coordinated critical activities, monitored construction schedules, cost, progress and quality to ensure project goals are met. LJP’s Owner’s Rep services and reports are designed to minimize the Owner’s risk and ensure that the Owner’s best interests are carried out.

Property Conditions Assessment Reports (PCAR) are completed by our qualified Consultants to help identify any deficiencies, flaws, defects, or other issues and provides a thorough written and photographic analysis detailing the overall condition of the property.

Draw Requests verify loan draw amounts relative to field construction progress and provide a photographic record of project status at time of draw request. Our third-party verification allows for disbursement of funds to the general contractor, owner, receiver, and/or trustee for work completed.

Sustainable Building Consulting is an integral part of how we approach projects company wide.  Most of our team members have received specialized training in “green building” practices to provide effective oversight and guidance to project owners.  This is important when clients are choosing to either implement their own green building plans or adopt existing, recognized sustainable building programs.  Recognizing the many “shades of green building”, such a determination is driven by our clients’ philosophy and intent to achieve desired sustainability goals.

Insurance Audits are provided to the insurer and consist of a property assessment including a site visit, interviews, and analysis of plans, reports, tests and various other documents to determine the insurance exposure for the coverage provided.

Forensic Investigation Services are provided on a case by case basis for special needs projects, in which ownership requires support and guidance for construction defect claims and related cost of repair issues. Services have included expert witness testimony, coordinating testing of construction components, and preparing detailed estimates for repair options.

QSP Inspector Services includes SWPPP Water Testing, Project Environmental Coordinator (PEC) Services, and Storm Water Compliance per industry requirements.  Selected team members carry various SWPPP credentials with experience in states from California to Florida.  These credentials include QSP, CESSWI, CPESC and the Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector Certification, issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

To schedule your in person or remote team training please contact
M-L McKinley, Senior Vice President at (949) 336-8903
or email mlmckinley@ljpltd.com

Optimize your training program with customer centric training solutions. Our training courses and programs are developed to help raise quality-awareness and create ownership within the field team and your organization. Our programs focus on educating team members about correct building practices, compliance standards and solutions for common construction problems and issues that often lead to construction defect litigation. We design and customize our training programs based on client and project specific needs including geographical and regional considerations and skill level of participants. Clients can work directly with our team in person in a collaborative setting and gain valuable insight and information.

Building Education Systems Training (BEST™) is a program, taught by Don Neff, to further educate the industry on litigation issues, building science principles, and sustainable building concepts. This program provides construction quality training for Builders and trade contractors, insurance carriers, brokers, agents, and underwriters. It can be tailored to each client’s needs, selecting specific modules relating to the building envelope and interior rough trades for more focused and specialized discussions with product manufacturers.


CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS are designed to address the needs within each client’s organization and include:

  • Material specification, manufacturer guidelines and warranty consideration, offsite construction, application failures and consequences, and risk management strategies
  • Focused modules on the big 3 defect litigation generating items – Weatherproofing, Acoustics, and Rated Assemblies.
  • Best practices for site protection measures on Safety, Stormwater Planning, and Sitework Deficiencies.
  • Participation in the New Hire On-Boarding training to educate and engage new team members in the importance of a successful quality-awareness program and how daily actions/decisions have long term effects related to risk outcomes and builder viability.
  • Assess and address the potential operational risks – pre, during and post construction.
  • Examine and provide guidance about company culture – identify underlying risk and removing obstacles to reaching goals.
  • Onsite, classroom and virtual programs are available.

TESTING FOR COMPREHENSION is part of the program and Merit of Achievement certifications are issued for all participants, assisting with your Learning Management Systems (LMS) tracking.

No matter what your needs or challenges, LJP can design a tailor-made program for you.

LJP provides customized training programs for national and regional builders. This includes homebuilders, general contractors and trade contractors.

CaptureQA®, developed by LJP Construction Services, can change the way builders and construction managers survey, assess and respond to construction project needs and potential problem areas in the field. The innovative and proprietary quality assurance app is designed to identify trending problems before they become systemic and connects the field to the office with same-day reporting.

CaptureQA® is an App designed by LJP Construction Services and combines project photographs with the associated narrative that provides site visit information to our clients in real-time with ease of use for their field construction managers. The password protected web-site portal enables clients to see color coded photographs and monitor field conditions at all times. Using “stop-light” simplicity, the Green photographs highlight good assemblies, Red photographs call out construction deficiencies and Yellow photographs note course-of-construction or scheduling progress

Through use of CaptureQA®, we provide proactive, same day reporting sufficiently detailed to identify deviations from architectural plans, deviations from manufacturers specifications and workmanship issues in the field. Our CaptureQA® inspection and reporting process prevents schedule delays and allows field teams to correct assemblies on the go in real time. The reporting content also helps enhance production efficiency and provides performance metrics and analytical insights for specific project elements and building assemblies with powerful 3-way comparisons: 1) within a project or portfolio of projects, 2) between company divisions, and across multiple regions of the US.

Coast to Coast Service

We are a team of industry professionals offering Third Party Peer Review and Quality Assurance services – Pre-Construction, During Construction, and Post Construction.  Since 1993, LJP Construction Services has assisted more than 2,000 clients on projects throughout the US.