After completing the review, the peer
review team, consisting of one or more design
Design Quality Assurance. In addition to
professionals, shall discuss the results of the review
the normal internal design and review procedures
with the project design team prior to submitting a
required of all design projects, peer review as
report summarizing the scope and limitations of the
discussed below will be required for the seismic
review, conclusions, and recommendations.
design of buildings in Seismic Use Group III,
Construction Quality Assurance. A quality
Seismic Design Category D, E, or F; all buildings
being designed with seismic isolation or energy
assurance plan conforming to the requirements of
Chapter 3 of FEMA 302 shall be developed and
designated by the cognizant design authority.
implemented for all projects governed by this
(1) Peer review is the technical review of an
engineering project by peers of the project design
team in order to provide an increased level of
safety of the project as envisioned by the design.
(2) The scope of the peer review should be
defined in writing by the cognizant design authority,
and in general should include review of the
(a) Compatibility of the design criteria with
the following objectives:
1. Quality of the design and the design
2. Quality of the documentation.
4. Anticipated structural performance.