Gilbane Building Company

Interdisciplinary Document Coordination

Reduce construction phase Requests For Information (RFIs) by 60 percent or more with Gilbane’s Interdisciplinary Document Coordination services.

We want to make your job as easy as possible.

Our Interdisciplinary Document Coordination (IDC) can do just that by reducing needless Requests For Information (RFIs), change orders and project delays while simultaneously improving relationships among owners, architects, engineers and contractors.

IDC is a preconstruction service designed to identify, track and communicate construction document coordination issues to the design and project teams prior to procurement and before construction. By taking a project’s nearly complete construction documents (plans, specifications, and bulletins) and comparing/contrasting them to one another, we can easily identify coordination issues between construction disciplines.

Types of Coordination Issues

  • Physical – Will it hit? Will it fit? (Ducts clashing with steel, above ceiling congestion)
  • Functional – Does it work? (120V VAV box circuited to a 277/480 Volt panel)
  • Scope – What does it need to work? (How is the curtain wall attached back to the superstructure?)
  • Life Safety Review and Opinion – IBC, NFPA, & Life Safety Compliance

Using our 500-step checklist, supplemented by lessons learned and best practices, IDC provides systematic analysis of the plans, specifications and other related contract document information. This can result in a 60-70 percent reduction in construction phase RFIs as well as lower and more consistent bid results.