CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATIONMay 14, 2014
At the construction documentation stage we prepare a package of detailed drawings alongside a comprehensive specification and lists of schedules that can then be used to tender and build the project. By this stage of the process most of the main design decisions have been finalised so we need to make sure the design intention is clearly captured and articulated for the builder.
These drawings are very technical by nature as they are used to describe the project in great detail. This eliminates the need for guesswork and interpretation, allowing the builder to have greater confidence and clarity during the contract procurement and construction stages.
The structural engineer, environmental consultant, and landscape architects drawings are fully integrated into the project. A further refining of the CAD software which started at the design development stage is undertaken. All the sub consultants’ services are incorporated into the BIM (building information modelling) model eliminating any potential conflicts between services.
The work of the specialist consultants such as structural engineer, environmental consultant, and landscape architect is developed and coordinated alongside the construction drawings. All the consultants’ services are integrated into the BIM (building information modelling) model eliminating any potential conflicts between services.
A construction package is produced including a site plan, floor plans, elevations, sections and numerous details. A window and door schedule will be prepared along with electrical plans and a set of joinery drawings. Materials, finishes and preferred construction methods are added to a specification which summarises and articulates the quality required to meet the clients brief with clarity and certainty.
The package is then submitted to the selected building surveyor who assess them against the relevant building codes and the local council requirements and issues the building permit.
We begin making recommendations on how to select the right builder and how best to obtain a tender price. Which is the next stage of the project.
Having a well-documented and comprehensive set of construction documents is essential for a successful project. We take great care and pride in making sure we deliver a package which is meticulous and thorough.