Full Design / Construction Documents

What are Design Documents in Construction?

Construction document phase consists of preparation of drawings and specifications establishing the requirements for the construction of the project. The construction documents describe the quality, configuration, size, and relationship of all components to be incorporated into the project. Construction documents must be consistent with the project program, the construction budget, and the project schedule.

What is included in our construction documents?

    • Bidding Documents
    • Contract Documents
    • Project Management Agreements
    • Cost Estimates
    • Project specifications for all elements
    • Design Drawings for all elements
    • Interior Design Proposals
    • Informal Shop Drawings
    • and other contract addenda

What are the types of construction document drawings?

The Construction Documents below are standard throughout the construction industry, used size of sheets depends on the project size:

  • A0 sheets: These project information documents serve as cover sheets for a permit set or construction set. They lay out the general scope of work, including a site plan with the general condition of the work site, and plans that show fire protection and accessibility.
  • A0-A1 sheets: (Demolition): Demolition plans show the current state of the structure and indicate what must be demolished as part of the construction project.
  • A0-A1-A2 sheets: (Floor Plans): Also known as blueprints, floor plans are working drawings that show an aerial view of each level of the building. They include building dimensions, interior walls, exterior walls, and relevant fixtures.
  • A0-A1-A2-A3 sheets: (Elevations and Sections): Elevation drawings are architectural drawings that show cross-sections of a building. Also called section drawings, they show ceiling heights, wall construction, foundation plans, and framing plans.
  • A0-A1-A2-A3-A4 sheets: (Finishing Plans): An architect or design team provides these plans to show what materials will be laid atop the core structure. it includes a reflected ceiling plan, which shows the ceiling as viewed from the floor, including any lighting fixtures. These sheets also show the location of power outlets, and they make reference to what’s known as a finish schedule (found later in the plans).
  • A0-A1-A2-A3-A4-A5 sheets: (Interior Elevations): A more detailed variation on the “Elevations and Sections” sheets, these drawings might show furniture, light switches, and wall finish types.
  • A0-A1-A2-A3-A4-A5-A6 sheets: (Schedules): The word “schedule” refers to lists or spreadsheets of certain materials. Construction sets and feature door and windows schedules (showing all the doors/windows that appear on other sheets). It includes Electrical Mechanical required schedules.
  •  S– sheets (Structural Drawings): These drawings are the work of a structural engineer, who has a different role than an architect. The structural engineer’s “S” sheets show the structural schematics of a building, including concrete footings, wall-to-roof connections, joist layout, and any specially engineered pieces in the building’s framing. Complex projects may require greater levels of detail in these engineering drawings.
  • M– sheets (Mechanical Drawings): These types of drawings show mechanical systems in a building, most notably an HVAC system (which controls heating and air conditioning and is required in most new homes and office buildings).
  • P- Sheets (Plumbing Drawings): These show the location of pipes, water tanks, and plumbing fixtures. Plumbing systems include vents that cut through the roof and allow sewer gases to safely escape the building.
  • E– Sheets (Electrical Drawings): These drawings show detailed information about a building’s electrical plan.

How do we aid our clientS and ensure the smooth running of their project?

Adhering, following and monitoring the Construction contract and documents that include (project specifications, design and technical drawings for all disciplines, Project Management Plan, Project baseline and budget.

Reporting to clients any deviation that might occur during the project life cycle, propose solutions and alternatives to keep the project within its budget and schedule.

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