Fabrication sheets are often treated as an afterthought, but that shouldn’t be the case. When all project stakeholders are still in the design phase, most are preoccupied with finalizing the concepts so the building project can move towards the construction phase. This traditional process can consume so much time, especially when design iterations from the client back to the consultants are endless.
For fast-track constructions needing agile solutions, we can’t afford to bank on fabrication sheets as an afterthought, especially when all project constraints are imposed on the client or building homeowner.
Here’s how detailed fabrication sheets act as your game changer in the AEC industry:
- Components are assembled correctly
Fabrication sheets, without a doubt, show you how to bring your building components to life. If there’s one detail that’s missing, chain reactions can go so far as hampering the productivity of your fabrication line, or worse, can take a toll on the project life cycle itself.
At New York Engineers, this is clearly one of the pitfalls that we proactively avoid. If you, as the client, ask us to generate your fabrication sheets, our keen eye will meticulously illustrate every detail needed for the building component’s constructability. Otherwise, if you hire a third-party fabricator to create the drawings, all these fabrication sheets will be subject for our rigorous check and approval to ascertain that all specific details are transparent.
- Fabrication drawings meet the industry standards
This item should be non-negotiable, as any evidence that the fabrication drawings did not meet the industry standards can automatically equate to subpar value. Each discipline caters to their own industry standards and codes, and as specialized engineers looking out for our clients, here’s our professional advice: never compromise the function, structural integrity and quality of your fabricated components as this can be hazardous and costly for you in the long run.
- Great fabrication sheets practice occupational and safety hazards
The last thing any client or fabricator would want during its building project’s implementation is to jeopardize the safety of the workers. Not only will accountability cost so much on a legal perspective, good reputation is on the line and credibility of the organization can also be compromised. In turn, this could possibly affect the demand and supply of the labor for your fabrication, which can be very taxing especially when you are under pressure to chase your building project’s deadline.
In fact, at New York Engineers, we work hand-in-hand with the third-party fabricator while the design process is still underway. This gives us more lead time, decreased costs and overall, a safe working environment for your construction workers, fabricators and quality control officers.