Quality documentation is more costly to prepare however poor documentation can end up costing you much more in the longer term. Lack of adequate building plans and details leads to unnecessary guesswork on site by the builder, owner (you) and contractors. Something as simple as a missing or incorrect dimension on a plan can have far reaching and costly consequences. In extreme cases design consultants may be required to solve issues on site, causing more delays and cost whilst the builder waits for new details so construction can continue.
Complete, clear and concise building plans will mean a smoother running job. Depending on the type of project, you should expect building plans to contain one or all of the following items:
- Site plan with drainage layout
- Scaled working plan with floor levels clearly marked
- Elevations (North, South, East, West)
- Roof plan with down pipes clearly drawn
- Cross Sections, at least 2 but on complex designs there may be more required.
- Electrical plans
- Floor finishes plan
- Room Elevations and Joinery plans
- Details showing fastening and how materials go together at junctions.
All too often plans are issued with little or no specific detailing, leaving it up to the builder and the owner to sort out on site. Ultimately the repercussions are disappointing outcomes requiring a costly rework. Engaging us to lead the documentation process will reduce the risks associated with shoddy detailing and project documentation.
Our approach is to write Operational and Maintenance Manuals progressively, reviewing them online during construction. From project initiation your manuals can be configured to meet your contractual and asset management requirements. Project managers and Facilities Managers can check and approve content before handover. On project completion, a high quality, thorough and searchable set of electronic operations and maintenance manuals is accessible and fully complies with industry requirements.
Furthermore, Akiitech can partner with you to establish a strategic asset management plan for your facility. Use our knowledge to gain an understanding of the critical elements required to keep your facility operating optimally.