What are As-Built Shop Drawings?

When it comes to Millwork Shop Drawings, there are generally two common types – Submittal Drawings and As-Built Drawings. The difference between the two types is typically where they fall in the project schedule and information provided during a visit to the job site.

Submittal Drawings

Submittal Shop Drawings are normally completed prior to framing and drywall. They will detail how the Casework or Millwork is to be constructed based on the Architectural Drawings.

Cabinet Runs between walls will almost always have the letters VIF following the dimension. This signifies that the dimension will be Verified In Field and the Shop Drawings may require additional changes after site conditions are checked.

In most cases, Submittal Drawings are approved by the Architect and/or Designer prior to fabrication.

As-Built Drawings

Superior Shop Drawings - Field Dimensions for As Built Shop Drawings

Once the Architect and/or Designer has approved a set of Submittal Drawings, they progress into the As-Built Phase. At this point, someone from the Architectural Millwork Company will visit the site and record Field Dimensions.

Once site conditions are verified, this information will be added to the Millwork Shop Drawings to ensure proper fit and finish.

Additional information, such as plumbing locations, elevator dimensions, or tricky site conditions may be applied to the Shop Drawings as well. This information is conveyed to the shop to ensure that complications are avoided during Delivery and/or Installation.

When all of this information is added – the drawings become As-Built Drawings. The Architect and/or Designer doesn’t generally need to approve these drawings unless considerable changes to the design or layout are required.

Does Superior Shop Drawings Produce As-Built Drawings?

Superior Shop Drawings - What are As-Built Shop Drawings

We are happy to produce you a set of As-Built Shop Drawings. With that said, there is an additional charge for this service as our Quotes are not inflated to include things you might need.

If you have any questions – please feel free to contact us for additional information. Steve and I are happy to discuss our process with you.

Work With Superior Shop Drawings

If you are interested working with Superior Shop Drawings, please feel free to Request a Quote or Contact Us. Steve and Walt are happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Walt White

Walt got his start in the Woodworking Industry as a teenager - pushing a broom in a Commercial Cabinet Shop.

This simple position lead to choosing Cabinetmaking as a Career Path in High School.

With more than twenty years of combined experience as both a Cabinetmaker and Draftsman - he now uses his skills to Engineer and Produce Millwork Shop Drawings.

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