3D As-Built Records

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As-Built Drawings Made Easy

Whether planning a retrofit or delivering the required documents to a city, county or state Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), having accurate documentation of plant conditions is critical. The details of this documentation, as-built floor plans and existing conditions plans, sound similar but they are in fact are used for different levels of detail.

Modern As-Built Record-Keeping

The term ‘As-Built’ refers to 2D floor plans detail completed construction features such as walls, doors, windows, millwork, and plumbing fixtures. These plans are created after construction of the building is complete to document any deviations from the architect’s original design. Examples of deviations may be changes to piping, rigging or equipment orientation. These may be completed immediately after the site is built or many years afterwards when a retrofit is needed or for legal or insurance requirements. Most spaces change over the years and as-built floor plans can be utilized by building owners to determine clearances for retrofits of equipment.

An ‘Existing Conditions’ survey delivers the same information as as-built floor plans, but more data about the property is captured. They outline interior, exterior, and sectional elevations from the finished floors, drop ceilings, where each piece of equipment is and associated data such as size, serial numbers, and condition. Existing conditions surveys also document electrical and data outlets, include reflected ceiling plans, show HVAC return, registers, ductwork, and sprinkler lines. They will show where electrical service and breaker panels are but in addition document the various circuits and which areas they control. The idea behind an Existing Condition Survey and drawings is to provide the most detailed view possible of a particular structure and property.

3D scanning services deliver the data needed to create visualizations of as-built floor plans and existing conditions surveys in dynamic 3D imagery that can be easily understood by decision makers from the plant floor to the boardroom. This process can happen in just days, whereas the ‘old school’ method of documenting as-built conditions may have taken weeks or months with surveying equipment and tape measures. Once the background is in place, designing in 3D within that space puts all the physical constraints clearly in plain sight.

Acensium brings decades of material handling engineering and project risk management experience coupled with cutting edge laser scanning and 3D analysis tools to deliver engineering services to both industrial and commercial clients. You can read more about Acensium Project Risk Management on the project risk management page.

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Benefits of Working in 3D

The positive impacts from working exclusively in 3D are extensive, but can be captured in a few major themes:
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