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Leveraging Existing Conditions' 26 Years of As-Built Drawings Service

Leveraging Existing Conditions' 26 Years of As-Built Drawings Service

The development of any building project has a significant number of key components; a good architectural design, stable financing, and an established construction schedule and crew, to name a few. However, one aspect that is sometimes overlooked, especially in the early stages of a construction project is the necessity for high-quality existing drawings of the building.

With the growing trend in architecture to preserve and adapt existing structures, instead of demolishing and starting from scratch, the need for a reliable as-built drawings service continues to increase. In today's fast-paced construction landscape, having an accurate and reliable as-built drawings service is key to the success of any building project. At Existing Conditions, we understand the importance of providing a top-notch, as-built drawings service that allows our clients to understand their buildings inside and out so they can make informed decisions and drive their projects forward.

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The Vital Role of an As-Built Drawings Service in Building Projects

Floor Plan with the underlying point cloud, Independence Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts

Floor Plan with the underlying point cloud, Independence Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts.

Our as-built drawings service serves as the backbone of a construction project. As-builts offer a comprehensive overview of the existing conditions of a building. When developing a project, a high-quality as-built drawings service allows architects, designers, and constructors to compare the existing conditions across the property, understand what is happening, identify opportunities, and make decisions on how the project should move forward within the documented context.

Furthermore, after the project is developed, the as-built drawings service will allow stakeholders to understand how the building has evolved from the beginning to the end. From understanding spatial layouts to identifying potential challenges, these drawings lay the foundation for project execution based on accurate data. With over 26 years of experience, meticulous attention to detail, and commitment to accuracy, our clients can trust that every aspect of their building project will be thoroughly documented and analyzed.

 

Empowering Decision-Making with Accurate Data Through Our As-Built Drawings Service

In the demanding and ever-evolving world of construction, making informed decisions is crucial for a successful project. Existing Conditions strives to gather as much relevant information as possible to help our clients in the development of their projects. With Existing Conditions' precise as-built drawings service, our clients have access to accurate data that will allow for strategic decision-making, whether optimizing space utilization or mitigating construction risks. In short, with our data-driven approach, we empower our clients to resolve complex challenges that may arise while developing a project with the utmost confidence.

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Situational Awareness with Comprehensive Existing Condition Surveys

3D Revit Model, 3D Point Cloud of Worcester Memorial Auditorium

3D Revit model and 3D point cloud of the Worcester Memorial Auditorium.

At Existing Conditions, we go beyond conventional surveying methods to provide our clients with unparalleled situational awareness of their building projects. Our comprehensive as-built drawings service offers a complete view of not only a building’s existing conditions but also of its surroundings, enabling stakeholders, be they architects, developers, owners, or builders, to identify potential risks and opportunities from the start. With our meticulous approach, you can rest assured that no detail goes unnoticed, ensuring a smooth and complete project lifecycle from start to finish.

 

Seamless Integration of Technology: From Architectural Floor Plans to Drone Surveys

On-site image of our operations team utilizing the Leica RTC360 (left) and the NavVis VLX (right)

On-site image of our operations team utilizing the Leica RTC360 (left) and the NavVis VLX (right).

At Existing Conditions, we pride ourselves on our ability to leverage cutting-edge technology to deliver accurate data, including everything from traditional architectural plans to high-definition laser scanning and advanced drone surveys. We believe a good as-built drawings service is only as powerful as the team and technology backing it up. The traditional method most firms use involves measuring tapes and single-point (“disto”) lasers, which, as useful as they may be, only offer a partial view into the actual conditions of a building. At Existing Conditions, we aim to go a step further and use the most up-to-date tools and technology of the highest possible quality to capture the full picture with as many details as possible. We provide a wide range of services that are customized to our client's evolving needs. We always stay on the cutting edge of technological innovation so your building projects are equipped to benefit from the latest tools and insights to succeed in today’s competitive market.

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Aerial drone imagery of our drone pilots conducting a drone survey and a 3D laser scan of the Woolworth Building in New York City

Aerial drone imagery of our drone pilots conducting a drone survey and a 3D laser scan of the Woolworth Building in New York City.

 

Why Choose Existing Conditions as As-Built Drawings Service Provider?

With over 26 years of experience in the industry, Existing Conditions stands as the best in the industry when it comes to providing an as-built drawings service. Our team of seasoned professionals is equipped with the latest technology and tools to capture every detail of your building accurately. Whether it's architectural floor plans, virtual site visits, 3D laser scanning, or drone surveys, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to deliver accurate data tailored to each project.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

1. What is your as-built drawings service, and why is it important in construction projects?

As-built drawings, also known as record drawings or red-line drawings, provide a detailed representation of the building as constructed. This documentation facilitates a compare-and-contrast between the building as designed versus the building's final specifications. In reality, very few buildings are perfect manifestations of their original construction documents. As-built documentation provides a comprehensive, post-construction view of a building, ensuring that the final product is meticulously captured and recorded. In contrast to original construction plans, As-Builts depict the building as it stands upon project completion, encompassing any changes made during the construction process or thereafter.

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2. What role does an as-built drawings service play in the success of a building project?

A good as-built drawings service serves as the backbone of any building project. It is an accurate point of departure for all project stakeholders to work from, providing a mutual set of assumptions from which to make decisions.. It provides stakeholders with accurate and reliable data to understand the building inside and out, enabling them to make informed decisions, drive a project forward, ensure seamless project execution, and have a detailed record after completion.

3. What benefits do clients gain from using Existing Conditions' as-built drawings service?

Clients benefit from access to accurate data that will allow them to aid in decision-making regarding their projects. Our as-built drawings service allows our clients to make informed design decisions, optimize space utilization, mitigate construction risks, and resolve complex challenges that may arise during project development. Additionally, Existing Conditions' comprehensive existing condition surveys offer situational awareness of both the building's existing conditions and its surroundings, enabling our clients to identify potential risks and opportunities before executing their projects.

4. How does Existing Conditions stay at the forefront of technological innovation in delivering its as-built drawings service?

Existing Conditions stay at the forefront of technological innovation in delivering our as-built drawings service because we pride ourselves on our integration of technology by employing the highest possible quality of tools available. This includes high-definition laser scanning and advanced drone surveys, as well as advanced 3D digital modeling techniques. By continuously investing in the latest tools and technologies, Existing Conditions aims to make our clients’ projects successful in today's competitive market.

5. Why should clients choose Existing Conditions for their as-built drawings service needs?

The best architects, developers, GC’s, and building industry professionals choose Existing Conditions for our as-built drawings service because we have the expertise, equipment, expertise required to deliver accurate and reliable data tailored to each project. With a track record of over 26 years in the industry, Existing Conditions stands as a trusted partner for successful building projects through a top-notch as-built drawings service.

 

Ready to elevate your building projects with high-quality as-built drawings service and comprehensive existing condition surveys?
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