In 1990, Jack Kemp, AIA, (while at MWM Architects, Oakland, CA) provided quality assurance peer review on the approximately one million square foot Oakland Federal Building designed by Kaplan McLaughlin and Diaz (KMD) Architects. As sub-consultants to O’Brien, Kreitzberg, Construction Managers for the General Services Administration, Mr. Kemp provided architectural plan check and specification reviews at various design and production phases of the project over a one year period.
The 50% design review included detailed code analysis (the
building code for the project was a hybrid federal/UBC document formulated
specifically for the project) and constructability. A two day value
engineering conference was attended by design team consultants and quality
assurance team consultants. Here, the focus was on architectural
detailing and secondary sealants for the exterior curtain wall system.