Every building or remodeling project begins and ends with a set of plans. The overall success of the project can be determined by these drawings, so it’s critical that these plans contain all necessary details and are drawn accurately.
What Are As-Built Drawings
The as-built drawings are what most remodeling or addition projects are based from. The as-built drawings are used to provide the design team, the property owner, and contractor’s an accurate depiction of the property’s current conditions. Having a good representation of what currently exists, can help provide a better understanding of the opportunities and possible limitations that may exist regarding the proposed project.
Measuring and Drawing the As-Built
Typically, the as-built drawings must be created from scratch as there are no existing plans. This process begins by gathering all necessary on-site field measurements. These measurements may include everything from room dimensions, flooring surface type, cabinet and countertops, footings and foundation, roof systems, and much more.
A standard set of as-built drawings should include any necessary design views of the existing structure to represent how the existing structure will be affected by the construction of the new remodel or addition project.