The Difference Between AsBuilt Conditions and Existing Conditions Drawings
Both asbuilt conditions and existing conditions drawings are supplied after the development and the architectural design creation processes. The difference between them is that as-built documentation drawings are normally not as itemised as existing conditions construction drawings and only include data that is relevant to a particular task.
When As-Built Documentation Drawings Are Required
Adjustments Have Been Made
Since as-built documentation is sent from the engineer to the project worker, any alterations either has made will need to be addressed. This documentation should be redrafted to display any configuration changes that have been made.
No Previous Plans Ever Existed
New as-built documentation can be drafted in the event that older design drawings never existed to begin with. This will require a brand new set of plans to be made and for all the relevant estimations of the structure to be made.
The Plans Are Incoherent
The paper older plans are printed on can fade over time or become damaged. Because of these issues, plans can be incomprehensible to anyone that looks at them. Brand new and legible asbuilt conditions plans can be drafted to replace the old ones.
When Existing Conditions Drawings Are Required
MEP Frameworks Needs to Be Considered
The project you’re working on may need to factor in flow MEP frameworks. Common examples of these include ventilation and HVAC framework or electrical zones for power outlets. Existing conditions construction drawings are needed to display where these components will be placed so labourers, architects and anyone else working on the project will be aware of them.
Choices with the Project Need to Be Made
Existing conditions drawings provide architects with the information they need regarding the current state of the site so they can make decisions with how to go forward with the project.
No Previous Drawings Ever Existed
If there are no previously existing site conditions drawings that detail the structure’s MEP foundations, it can be very hard to revamp or redesign the structure. Estimations have to be taken to create existing site conditions drawings that consider the design and MEP foundation of the structure.
There Are Issues with the Drawings
Problems with older drawings can make a project come to a halt and delay progress. Some common problems include older MEP drawings becoming lost, the MEP foundation having been changed at some point, or the MEP drawings being out of date and therefore no longer accurate. New existing conditions construction drawings can be made that will factor in the current conditions of the structure.
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