The “Road Map” To Your Future Office
The provision of accurate and complete construction information is the single most important factor in effective cost containment. As a result, thorough and competitive bids are submitted- thereby minimizing your initial investment and avoiding cost-overruns and “extras”.
Site plans (new construction and building additions, only) include information related to building setbacks, parking, sewage, drainage and landscape development that will meet regional zoning regulations.
Existing Conditions Plans
Existing conditions plans identify all contents of a space; either fixed or moveable (removable). They contribute greatly to cost-management, since they affect demolition, partitioning, as well as power and plumbing.
Demolition plans identify the walls, ceilings, doors windows and flooring and utilities that will be removed to allow a change in use for the remaining space.
Partition plans locate and identify the walls, doors, windows, ceilings, soffits and flooring that will be constructed throughout the facility, and will include specifications and method of construction.
Reflected Ceiling Plans
Ceiling plans locate and identify areas where a suspended ceiling, framing/drywall will be used. They also locate and identify all lighting fixtures, equipment, directional signage, fire alarm/suppression systems.
Lighting & Safety Plans
Lighting plans locate and identify fixture types, wiring connectivity and switching and include both standard
illumination and emergency lighting. They are supplemented on the “schedules” sheet; identifying manufacturer, style, model, quantity.
Power & Plumbing Plans
Power on plumbing plans locate, specify and identify all components that are dependent on electrical, water and waste management. They include: illumination; clinical and administrative equipment; communications and switching; sinks; toilets; sanitary waste lines; medical gasses; suction and air delivery systems; water filtration systems.
Although the furniture plans serve as the visual depiction of the finished plans, they also serve as a significant cross-referencing document that supports the other finite trade-related directives. As such it is an invaluable tool for project management.
Sections & Elevations
This is another condition of project-management. Construction costs are extremely detail-sensitive. The information included in the sections and elevations will ensure “tighter” bids and assurance of proper execution.
Utility elevations are another measure of contract compliance. Since all equipment must be positioned finitely, the location of the utilities that feed those components must be equally specific. If it’s documented you are assured of its completion or correction if performed improperly.
The schedules assure that you get the products that you requested at the proposed price. Those details will cover items like: doors, windows, lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures. Each schedule will include model, style, dimensions, color or finish, function, power supply. This is vital information.
Millwork plans provide a 3-dimensional (perspective) view, plan view (overhead) and elevation (face) of all cabinetry. These drawings are supplemented with written specifications for construction. The drawings aid in the visualization of the finished products.