IFC and Show Drawings in Construction Projects
Shop drawing is a drawing that is produced by the contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer, fabricator or the supplier whereas IFC (Issued for Construction) is a type of drawing issued to the contractor by the client or his/her representative. These drawings play a significant role in construction projects as they detail out finer details about the design components than construction documents do.
Drawings are the cornerstone of every construction. They generate information about specific parts of the project and thus help relevant stakeholders to get a deeper understanding. Although BIM technology is a game-changer in the construction industry, not everyone understands the 3D models that it encapsulates. For this reason, shop drawings and IFC drawings are important to convey detailed information about the components. We might have to draw 2D drawings from 3D models instead of having to rework the CAD designs.
Shop drawings are detailed diagrams that convey the design of prefabricated components. These include, among others, elevators, structural steel, steel beams, cabinets, air handling units, millwork, and trusses. A construction document is generic and may therefore not contain finer details about these prefabricated components, hence the need for shop drawing extraction.
While shop drawings are not generated by architects or engineers, we can extract detailed information about them. They are normally generated by contractors and manufacturers of the components. Note that shop drawings can come in different sizes for every part. You may have plumbing shop drawing, elevator shop drawing, duct shop drawing, or CAD shop drawing.
New York Engineers is well-equipped with all these assortments of shop drawings, and will therefore excel in extracting information about them.