Donald F. Dickerson Associates, Inc. (DFDA) has been active in the Engineering, Construction and Building Codes since 1961. The Firm is a member of the National and California Professional Engineer Societies, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, The National Fire Protection Association and the American National Standards Institute. Mr. Donald F. Dickerson was the founder and first President of The American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

The foundation and building blocks of DFDA include a thorough understanding and accurate interpretation of the National and Local Codes. DFDA provides engineering using new technologies that maximizes energy efficency.

Most of our design task include construction services which require DFDA personnel to follow the project through the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.

DFDA's Project Management Approach is based on the project Task Force assignment where specific key personnel are assigned as a job leaders for each discipline. These leaders are the most experienced and proficient engineers having related experience applicable to the specific project. Project Management is a step function which provides a check list of activities that must be reviewed prior to proceeding. Each discipline must complete a check list and an interdisciplinary review to ensure an accurate overall engineering effort. DFDA's initial step is to define our clients objective with a detailed scope of work and a deliverable project list.

Quality assurance is implemented at the schematic design stage (conceptual). DFDA's quality assurance is an inclusive review of each discipline as well as an overall discipline coordination. Quality assurance procedures include random selection of the worst case scenario for verification of specific design parameters and also for each disciplines task.

Project Management overview integrates schedule and cost control into each and every aspect of design. DFDA's project management objective is to develop a design that satisfies all requirements and is economically feasible to construct.

Without sacrificing quality control or cost control, DFDA understands that the schedule is of the utmost importance and prepares a detailed time line for each item on the project deliverable list and proceeds on schedule by adjusting manpower activity to finish on time.
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