Second Opinion and Third Party Review
Level 1 Second Opinion:
A desktop review of an outside party’s work and discussion with the client. The value of a Level 1 review is to assess scenarios in which an alternative approach may provide value.
Level 2 Second Opinion:
A more detailed review of an outside party’s work including a site visit and a stamped letter of findings. This level of review can be of value for questions regarding code requirements or conservation methodology. In some instances, building inspectors, municipalities, and financial institutions will only accept alternate arguments from a Professional Engineer.
Level 3 Second Opinion:
Very detailed evaluation of an outside party’s work. This would be laid out on a case-by-case basis and would lead to a second opinion report with multiple experts reviewing and signing off.