Structural & Construction Drawings & Detailing
Due to new tools available to design teams and contractors, faster construction schedules, and the increase in integrated project delivery through the use of BIM, the who, how, when, and why of shop drawings and fabrication models are changing. It is now possible to leverage a structural engineer’s design model to create shop drawings and fabrication models for rebar, precast, structural steel, and miscellaneous metals, and to create concrete lift drawings.
In general, making the switch from traditional shop drawings and fabrication level drawing to using BIM to create these drawings has an impact on how the process works from start to finish. BIM can be used by engineers and BIM consultants to create fabrication level drawings for rebar, precast, structural steel, and concrete lift drawings.
Structural and Construction documents, also known as a drawing set or a sheet set are the documents shared with customers, architects, engineers, and other construction professionals to convey the design concept. Construction professionals require these documents, along with the construction schedules and material takeoffs, to complete the design. A set of construction document consists of several different sheets. Each sheet includes drawings and schedules for the building design.
The construction documents preparation stage is the last phase of the design process. A complete construction document set (CD set) includes the architectural, structural, MEP and civil engineering drawings. CD set also includes all specifications for pricing as well obtaining the building permits. Modelling of all the above aspects may also be involved in the set.