What is in an “As Built”?

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“As Built” drawings are essentially the same as “as-is” drawing because they show the building as it is now, not how it will be in the future, when completed. It is an accurate record of the building’s components and structural elements.

As built drawings are typically the final set of drawings, having been updated along the way and they include all changes that have been made to the original design.

What are some practical uses for an as built drawing and what information can be detailed in the drawing? See below for some examples.

Commercial and industrial buildings, as well as multi-tenant residential buildings, are usually required to have specific safety requirements that must be met, such as sprinklers, fire alarms and any other safety devices such as self-closing fire doors. The as built drawing would show the locations of all such safety devices, including their components such as pipes, risers and the electrical wiring. The as built drawings for such requirements are usually on file with local governments or any other entity that might require them.

When working on restaurant construction, where there will be many heavy-duty appliances, as well as kitchen safety equipment plus standard fire equipment, the as built drawing will show the location of each safety feature, the location of each appliance as well as the plumbing and electrical systems for the restaurant.

Any remodeling project can be made more efficient through the use of an as build drawing and they will make repairs and maintenance easier because the as build drawing will include all interior walls, exterior walls, interior and exterior doors, windows, and any other exits, such as to the roof or to an attic space.

Retail stores will have an as build drawing that shows their usable floor space, total floor space, the location of all wiring, including light fixtures, and electrical plugs as well as how the layout of the floor space is going to be. Fire and burglar alarm information can be noted, as well as public entrances and exits and employee entrances and exits.

As built drawings are vastly useful in the event of any accident or damage to the claim, they will speed up the insurance claim process, getting businesses back on their feet quicker because all of the information about repairing or rebuilding is all included.

Multi-floor buildings will have an as built drawing that includes all elevators, staircases and escalators as well as detailed floor plans and layouts.

Residential building as built drawings will include detailed square footage information, as well as roof design, skylights, fireplaces, stairs, entrances, exits, balconies, ceiling and wall information as well as plumbing, wiring, lighting and fixture and outlet placements.

For more information about as built surveys and services, click here.

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#1OptorgeteFebruary 11, 2013, 5:30 pm

It is difficult to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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