Your As-Builts Are Your Blueprint for Success

Friday, September 15, 2006

Most contractors know that next to the finished product, the as-builts documentation is essential part of a construction project. As-builts are the final blueprint drawings which reflect changes made in the field during the construction of a new structure or an addition to an existing. As-built drawings consist of a full set of construction documents and detail built structure in every detail. Electrical and Mechanical drawings are especially important part of the documentation due to the much higher cost associated with field changes. Most commercial property owners and property managers keep a set of current as-builts handy at all times to access essential information on daily basis. In fact, some entities consider as-built documentation such important part of the construction process, they require drawings to be completed prior to issuing final occupancy.

Preparation of asbuilt documentation involves a wide knowledge of construction methods, local codes, drafting and Architectural principles. That is why careful selection of the company, which handles such documentation, is vital to a successful project completion. General rule of thumb provides that technologically advanced firm will deliver a much better product at a lower cost. Here are a couple of things to look for when choosing a company for your as-builts.

Check for AutoCAD certification, as well as OSHA certified.
Check to see if they use laser technology to gather data.
Make sure that the company you choose is easy to contact during the building phases.
Check to see if the company can supply the as-builts in other formats such as Compact Disc for ease of use.
Check to see if everyone associated with the building and design will have unlimited access to the as-builts.
Check to see if the as-builts conform to BOMA standards and can be easily updated during the final phase of construction.
Construction project of any kind bears itself on accurately-prepared plans and well documented changes made in the field. Choosing the right company to create the as-built documentation is just as important as choosing the right Architect to prepare initial set of plans.

As-builts are an integral part of the building process. From phase one to the final phase, as-builts are in constant flux to chronicle the changes in construction. Choosing a company that can stay on top of the entire process is vital to the success of both the ongoing construction and the final product. Ultimately, better decisions are made using accurate asbuilts.

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Your As-Builts Are Your Blueprint for Success

Most contractors know that next to the finished product, the as-builts documentation is essential part of a construction project. As-builts are the final blueprint drawings which reflect changes made in the field during the construction of a new structure or an addition to an existing.

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