We also offer Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing drawings
What are Coordination Drawings?
Coordination Drawings are mainly used in the building industry (MEP) where many different disciplines (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing etc.) and therefore companies work in the same space. Coordination is as important where Steel Fabrication have to share the same space as Masonry Building (Stairs, Structural Frame etc.). Here the coordination needs to be between the Architect, Structural Engineer, Steel Fabricator and other disciplines such as Curtain Wall Designer etc.)
it has to take place at a top-level otherwise, a successful installation will only be down to luck (we all know how likely that is).
Here are some common terms you may hear about coordination drawings:
- Coordinated Shop Drawings
- Assembly Drawing
- Composite Drawings
- Building Information Modeling
- Sheet Metal Detailing
- Sheet Metal Shop Drawings
- Above Ceiling Coordination
- BIM coordination
- 2D Coordination
- 3D Coordination
- 3D MEP Drafting
What kind of Coordination Drawings do we offer?
Smaller or bigger, projects are requiring coordinated shop drawings. Truth is, they always have, it’s been asking for what’s been in the specs for years.
We get calls here at AUSTRALIAN DESIGN & DRAFTING SERVICES on a daily basis asking “how fast we can get shop drawings” for a lot of small projects. Most of the subcontractors all say the same thing “I don’t know why they are asking for shop drawings, they never have in the past” and their next question is “how much are they going to cost?” Cost is a bit complicated, we need to look at the project, the spec as well as the requirements. On smaller jobs, the GC may not have specific requirements and it all boils down to whether you want functional shop drawings or drawings to appease the spec.
We offer MEP coordination drawings, as well as construction/fabrication, coordinated drawings. We do not simply overlay everything on CAD and present the result.
We will get all parties involved to gain the latest information. Based on the information we might request site visits and coordination meetings to rectify any clashes.
We usually go through the following process:
- Establish all parties involved
- Contact parties and obtain the latest drawings
- Carry out Overlays in 2D & 3D CAD to check for interferences/clashes
- Coordinate between all parties to remove any clashes
- Submit Coordinated Drawings for Approval
Drafting Design Tools and Software
Our Expert Engineers & Drafters are versatile enough to use any software that your process might require. We have successfully managed Drafting and Design projects involving software such as AutoCAD, ArchiCAD,Solidworks, Revit Architecture, Architectural Desktop, Microstation, and 3D Studio Max.