As-built drawings are the foundation of your design and building process. We specialize in Residential, Commercial, and Multi-Site As-built Drawings. Utilizing the latest hardware and software available we give your project the jump start it deserves.GET A QUOTE
Understanding your workflow and making sure our services help your business in the most effective way possible.
Lets get your first project on the schedule. Our team will visit the site and collect building data. This process typically only takes 1 day.
Transferring the site information into point cloud allows us to ensure that the building info is formatted correctly and accurately.
Utilizing Autodesk software, we formulate sheet set documentation for your design and building and safety discussion.
Staying up-to-date with the latest reality capture technology, we measure properties with the highest level of care in order to get precise dimensions of the structure. We utilize 3d scanning devices to collect the data that matters most.
Yes, almost all projects require measurements at the site.In order to schedule we do require a signed estimate and deposit. We will coordinate with either the homeowner or the direct client/contact to determine the date and time.
The time on site depends on the size of the property and the scope of work needed. Most site visits can be completed within the same day.
We utilize the latest software to register and clean the point cloud data we have gathered during our site visit. This process provides us with an accurate scale model of your building for our team to reference when producing your requested documentation.
Why is post processing essential?
Post processing is essential because it is the process for the transfer of data from real world physical conditions, to full construction drawings and 3D modeling.
Obtaining point cloud data from a site allows us to provide additional documentation at a later date, saving you time and money on your project.
Documentation is the cornerstone to the design and construction process. Without proper documentation projects will not be complete.
We utilize the tools of today and continuously look forward to the tools of tomorrow. In order to improve your workflow and develop your project cost effectively, we stay up-to-date with the newest technology.
What Software do you use for documentation?
What type of files should I expect?
Are sheet sets always included?
Basic layout of the walls, windows, doors, fixtures, and plumbing.
Starting at the finished floor elevation and stopping at the ceiling, interior elevations show individual walls in specific rooms.
Provides key information about the building heights – overall roof height, windows, doors, decks, etc.
RCP (Reflected Ceiling Plan)
It is referred to as a reflected ceiling plan since it is drawn to display a view of the ceiling as if it was reflected onto a mirror on the floor.
Vital part of the planning stage for any new roof construction, and also for any renovation, repair or extension work being performed on an existing roof.
A cut from the foundation through roof. Includes walls, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, and observable major structural elements only.
Information about power, lighting, and communication for an engineering or architectural project. This is the existing conditions of the electricity.
Basic Site Plans
Location of the house within an approximate property boundary. Highly detailed site plans are also available.
We leverage the best hardware and software in the industry to complete our projects.
As-builts are important because they provide a foundation to the drawing design process. In order to take an existing space and turn it into something grander, you need to know how the current space functions. Layout and structural elements of today impact design and creativity of tomorrow. As the design process timeline elapses, the return to existing drawings is constant. It leaves the team of engineers, designers, and architects with a place to revisit the existing buildings’ form with a purpose to improve flow, function and costs.
In simplest terms, as-builts are the existing conditions for anything that you can see. In the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industry, as-builts are the existing or current conditions of a site, building, or construction phase. Architects, designers, and engineers need as-builts to manipulate structures that currently exist. In towns that were established well before computers played a key role in society, buildings that were constructed are in need of changes. These changes may be cosmetic, structural or both. In any case, as-built conditions must be reproduced as structures were built prior to the digital age.
As-built drawings help in many ways.
Communication - it starts a design conversation between the client and the architect, the client and the engineer, and/or the client and the designer.
Design platform - providing designs through inspirations and years of experience is a natural and trained ability that architects, designers, and engineers have. However, the ability to create designs based on what already exists is a much more difficult process. Any artist needs a canvas to put their inspirations to work. In this industry a canvas are existing conditions or as-builts of a building.
The cost of as-built drawings vary. It all depends on the scope of work and the intention of their use. To get a better idea of how much they cost, DIMENSIONS can provide you with a quote.
On some level, it is required to have as-built drawings to discuss what your plan is for a specific property. Any municipality loves to discuss things they can better see and this is best discussed through visualizations. In addition, when you alter a building, it is essential to show what is existing. As-built drawings can be used to discuss options for what to do with the property in question. Plan check can be much more difficult without showing the plan checker the existing conditions of a property.
As these plans are never to be used for engineering, construction, or building and safety approval, they can be utilized for discussion with clients and building and safety. Upon request, we can provide you with a set of existing plans with your own title block to discuss with clients and building and safety.
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