3 Things You Need to Know About As-Built Drawings

November 9, 2022
3 Things You Need to Know About As-Built Drawings

A picture is worth a thousand words, and As-Built drawings are no different. While As-Built drawings might just be realistic blueprints of how a facility was actually built, they are the key to receiving a building permit. What is it about these detailed sketches that makes them so integral to the permit application process, and what cutting edge does UNIQ Dimensions offer to these sketches?

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What are ‘As-Built’ drawings?

As-Built drawings allow for an adequate comparison between the design specifications for a building or facility, and the way it was actually built. This compare-and-contrast visualization brings out the differences that developers, designers, architects, and construction managers need to be aware of when it comes to renovating or redesigning any aspect of an existing facility. As-Built drawings map out all the adjustments and specifications made throughout the construction process, and demonstrate the exact measurements, locations, and dimensions of a facility.

What makes ‘As-Built’ drawings so important?

As-Builts are required for any projects that require a history or legacy of the construction of a building or facility. This is especially important for the permit process, land ownership, renovations, public works, and the transition of employees and managers throughout the building process. As-Builts provide reference points for any changes, adjustments, or replacements that need to occur on the property.

These are just a couple of reasons why 'As-Builts’ can be integral for building permits:

  • They streamline the hiring process. As-Built drawings record the various changes and specifications that were made during the building process, and helps any new employees get on the same page right away.
  • Good ‘As-Built’ drawings land permits. Government agencies request ‘As-Builts’ to deal out building permits. A well-done, detailed As-Built drawing that has all modifications recorded is guaranteed to quicken your permit application process and get you started on your project.
  • They make renovations really easy. As-Builts provide a detailed history and account of all modifications of the facility, allowing property owners, designers, and architects to know exactly what was built without investing any time and resources into finding out.

Detailed and reliable As-Builts don’t just benefit property owners or those who are applying for permits from government agencies. They also make the work of the designers and architects who are making the renovations themselves that much easier! High-quality As-Builts result in smooth, seamless, and simple project experiences for all parties involved.

What makes our ‘As-Built’ drawings stand out?

Today, many As-Builts are lacking the right amount of data, documentation, and detail that is necessary for them to be truly reliable and informative enough to receive a building permit. That is where we step in. Quality in As-Built drawings is incredibly important, and our cutting-edge 3D laser scanning technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques allow for accurate and detailed visualization of existing facilities and the modifications made.

Our As-Builts are leading in the architectural industry because of our advanced laser technology, which accurately captures and displays every structure in a facility through each stage of the renovation, modification, or construction process. This technique, combined with our mobile CAD system, allows for minimal disruption for clients and the quick production of detailed and accurate floor plans.

With our services, you will never need to worry about discrepancy, miscommunication, or being out of sync in any step of the renovation process again. Apply for permits with confidence and ease, knowing that you have reliable As-Builts up your sleeve.

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