As-Built Documentation

As-built documentation in architectural services refers to the process of creating detailed drawings and documentation of a building after it has been constructed. These documents, known as as-built drawings, provide an accurate record of the building's final construction and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as building maintenance and future renovations.

The process of creating as-built drawings typically begins with a site visit to the building to collect information about the building's construction. This can include measuring the building's dimensions, taking photographs of the building, and noting the location and type of building materials and systems. This information is then used to create detailed drawings and documentation of the building. As-built drawings can include floor plans, elevations, sections, and details of the building. They provide accurate and detailed information about the building's layout, design, and construction. This information can be used by architects, engineers, and builders to understand the building's construction and to plan for future renovations or maintenance.

As-built drawings can also be used to verify that the building was constructed as intended and to identify any discrepancies between the original construction plans and the final construction. This can help to ensure that the building is safe and functional for its intended use. The cost of as-built drawings can vary depending on the size and complexity of the building, as well as the level of detail required in the drawings. Typically, the cost of as-built drawings is included in the overall cost of the construction project and is considered a necessary expense for ensuring the proper maintenance and operation of the building.