The Importance of ‘As Built’ Drawings
‘As Built’ Drawings, also known as red-line drawings or record drawings, are presented by a contractor at the end of a project. They will usually include a revised set of drawings, which compare the original specifications against the final specifications.
This includes any modifications, design changes, extra works and field changes that have been made during the course of a construction project.
Along with the final set of drawings there will be a detailed blueprint of the building and surrounding land. These documents are collated along with ground surveys throughout construction. They help to monitor how the building and land is changing while being worked on.
‘As Built’ drawings detail important information about the processes of safety management and hazard analysis requirements for your project, including the location key functions such as shut-off valves. These designs will reveal potential safety hazards to construction managers so they can arrange the required perimeters and signage.
Having documents detailing the location of every pipe, duct and wire can be really helpful when it comes to future works. Access to a structures electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems will allow more efficient future repairs and maintenance.
These drawings should always be updated with last minute alterations and changes. Information should never be removed from them and the revision date and number should always be noted.
Having detailed blueprints and documents of everything you need to know about a structure helps to keep everyone informed. This helps to enforce smoother operations and efficiency on construction sites. It can also reduce delays as the team will be aware of safety hazards, exact specifications and potential hazards.
Outsourcing your As Built Drawings can increase team efficiency by giving your colleagues greater focus on the project at hand.
This approach allows for all of your technical drawings created by a specialist external team, increasing the flexibility of the project as dedicate focus to other tasks.
This helps our clients to achieve better overall results with the help of specialist tools and expertise.
Enquiring for As Built Drawings
At Outsource CAD we offer As Built Drawing services complete with surveying and supplied mark-ups. We have worked with a variety of industries on their projects, from construction and architecture to utilities and telecoms. Our team of specialists are here to help you every step of the way and to advise you when necessary.
If you would like to enquire on As Built Drawings, complete our enquiry form to contact a member of our team.