Difference between Issued for Construction and Shop Drawing Extraction
You may have heard the confusion between shop drawings and Issued for Construction drawings in your encounters with construction projects. This distinction can help you know what exactly you want for your project.
Shop drawing, for instance, is a drawing that is produced by the contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer, fabricator or the supplier whereas Issued for Construction drawing 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.
Drawing extractions are the cornerstone of every construction. They generate information about specific parts of the project and therefore 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, Issued for Construction and drawing extraction service are important to convey detailed information about the components. Our engineers can 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.