Third party review is frequently used to assist code officials, building owners, or other stakeholders better understand the quality and suitability of a complex fire protection design. Peer review can be conducted by any party that is independent from the team that prepared the design. However, using other consultants that offer design services creates a conflict of interest. This conflict of interest can be manifested in two ways:
Other designers could be unwilling to criticize bad practices if they use similar practices in their designs.
Other designers may try to unfairly criticize unimportant design decisions due to rivalry with the fire protection consultants used by the design team.
Peer Review Associates does not offer design services, so clients are assured that they receive independent, unbiased evaluations.