Specification Preparation for Projects
It is known that Engineering and architectural drawings are the lifeblood of any construction project. They comprise architectural (elevations), site, structural (columns, beams, footings, and reinforcement details), plumbing, and electrical plans. Before the 1980s, 2D engineering and architectural drawings were sketched by hand on paper or mylar. Although precise and well-detailed, drawings were typically large-format, hard to store, and vulnerable to aging and damage.
Today, engineers and architects use computer-aided design (CAD) software such as AutoCAD or Revit to create 2D and 3D drawings. Both cloud-based systems allow users to manage mountains of corresponding data such as dimensions, utilities, and finishes. CAD files are invaluable assets—data repositories that carefully guide construction at every process stage.