We create Shop Drawings for Contractors, Manufacturers & Fabricators
What are Shop Drawings?
Shop Drawings are usually required for prefabricated parts/components. The drawings and specifications provided by architects and engineers are a top-level drawing, showing the general design of major components with limited detail. One good not manufacture, fabricate, assemble or install from these drawings.
The shop drawing is the manufacturer’s or the contractor’s drawn version of information shown in the construction documents.
The shop drawing normally shows more detail than the construction documents. It is drawn to explain the fabrication and/or installation of the items to the manufacturer’s production crew or contractor's installation crews.
The style of the shop drawing is usually very different from that of the architect’s drawing. The shop drawing’s primary emphasis is on the particular product or installation and excludes notation concerning other products and installations unless integration with the subject product is necessary.
Shop drawings use the information by Architects & Engineers in conjunction with the required standards and translate this to information that can be used by Contractors, Manufacturers & Fabricators to produce the components, assemble them and install on-site. The Shop Drawings, therefore, contain far more detail than the Architects or Engineers Drawing.
Shop Drawings are usually required in the Product industry for:
- Structural Steel Trusses
- Air Handling Units
Shop Drawings are also required for the MEP trades in construction such as:
- Fire Alarm
- Public Health
How can we assist with your Shop Drawing requirements?
We create a full set of Shop Drawings for the Product Industry as well as the MEP trades in the construction industry. To guaranty high-quality drawing and efficient Project Management we liaise with all parties directly (if required) to obtain the latest and relevant information.
More often then not, We will visit the site to compare the information on paper to the real-world environment.
We help our client through approval process. Quick review is essential during the approval process. Any method that facilitates this, while providing ample opportunity for comment and complete distribution, should be considered. Although a procedure may be specified in the contract drawings, most architects and engineers are open to suggestions and innovations that speed up the process.
Shop drawings are required, in various forms, depending upon the practice of the architect and engineer. A specific number of copies may be required by the specification. An example distribution of the completed and corrected shop drawings may include the:
Owner—file or inspection copy
Architect—field copy or inspection copy
Consulting engineer—file copy
Consulting engineer—inspection copy
Supplier—original copy or one copy
How much do Shop Drawings cost?
We offer fixed price quotations as we understand that our clients have to work to budgets. We do not believe that hourly rates give any indication of quality of work, time frame or overall cost. We are usually able to provide quotations from the Structural Engineers Drawings, Architects Drawings or Concept Drawings.
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.