The Design Concepts set up the general idea for the project. Design Documents focus on the details and the execution. This set of drawings includes every detail of a project, from specific dimensions of a dropped ceiling to the paint colors on the walls. Design Documents are the communication tool we use to communicate our vision for your project with the construction team.
As soon as we have the overall design details in place and a Design Concept has been approved, we begin compiling the Design Documents to ensure that the specifications of every item are clearly communicated to the general contractor.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN DOCUMENTS?
Following are what you will typically find in a set of Design Documents. However, since every project is unique, you may not find all of these in your set. Every project has its own set of demands that need to be addressed accordingly, you may find fewer or more sheets in your Construction Docs Set but the following is a common outline of what to typically expect.
EXISTING FLOOR PLAN
This is your existing space, accurately measured and generated to scale through our software.
It is the base of all the designs that we create for your project.
NEW FLOOR PLAN
This floor plan is the new layout we created for you.It is drawn to scale with detailed dimensions to ensure accuracy for the construction phase.
The furniture plan shows the furniture placement recommended for each space, using standard furniture dimensions, this floor plan helps you see how many pieces one room can hold and what's the ideal way to place those pieces of furniture.
The demolition plans show the existing status of the current floor plan, with highlighted walls/areas to be demolished, moved and/or replaced.
Our demolition plans are always aligned with the structure plans provided by the Structure Engineer. We always make sure to involve a Structure Engineer who is specialized in this are, this floor plan is a reflection of what the Structure Engineer has allowed for in order for your building to be structurally sound.
REFLECTED CEILING PLAN
The reflected ceiling plans are similar to the floor plans except they show how the ceiling looks like (as if you have a mirror on the floor that's reflecting the ceiling). This plan is important since most of our design concepts include new designs for the ceilings. Sometimes our designs have recessed ceilings, other times it is dropped ceiling. We specify the depth, the shape and measurements of the new ceiling on that plan.
Even though we work with existing structures that have their own electrical layed out, we do add our idea of what outlets can be added and will bring the design concept to life. On this plan we specify the measurements and dimensions of the new electrical and their placement.
FINISHING MATERIALS PLAN
This plan is the key to knowing where each material will be placed, which flooring will go in which room or where the accent paint color will be placed. The finishing plan is filled with key notes with all of your finishing materials and it's placement in your space.
ELEVATIONS & SECTIONS
These sheets show a flat view of a room or a space as if you're standing right in front of it looking at it.They show the dimensions of the new design for this area, how built in furniture looks like as well as the wall lighting placement, plus much more.
Every design concept for a project comes with some details that are necessary to accomplish the outcome, the details sheet will reflect things like how one kind of floor will meet another, how a certain recessed light will show behind a wall or how that new staircase will be installed.
WHAT THIS SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* A set of drawings for the purpose of applying for a building permit from the city or other local authority.
* Structure drawings (those are done by a Structure Engineer.)
NOW THAT THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS ARE ALL SET, YOU ARE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT STEP....THE CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION.