The value of As Built drawings is often underrated, especially their importance for the efficient management of the project after construction has been completed. This article takes a brief look at As Built drawings; what they are, how they are created and why they are important.
The Value of As Built Drawings
As Built drawings represent a valuable component of any completed project, and enhance the contractor’s professional image with clients. This is because As Built drawings provide a record of what was actually constructed beyond the original blueprints.
With a full history of project changes, owners will have an exact record of what has been built, which becomes important for any future additions or renovations work or ownership changes, especially if the original architects and contractors are not available after completion of the construction.
As Built drawings are also an important part of regulatory sign-offs with local government and external certifying firms in order to receive occupational certification for the project.