Getting an interior complete and ready for handover isn’t just about great finishes, perfect engineering and making the end result sing.
There are several factors that also go into the process, that can often be taken for granted but are so vital that if they’re not quite right, the project might become problematic.
Take, for instance, technical drawings.
A factual blueprint
Drawings are perhaps the most essential of the on-site necessities. They enable a project to run complete smoothly, and without a hitch. They enable products built off site to seamless integrate with on-site works.
When we’re on-site, we’re often one of many contractors who are there to perform their own task. However, we have to work in tandem with everybody else, with a strong element of synchronicity between all of us.
Drawings are important with this aspect, because they are used to communicate the technical details of a project in a common format. They’re a working document for everybody and provide a factual blueprint of the fit-out.
Any questions or any misunderstandings can be answered and clarified by referring to the drawing. And it provides the final say in any on-site discussion.
Removing risk of interpretation
A technical drawing ensures work is carried out correctly. And in doing so, they and removes the risk of someone else interpreting what’s required. If one installer thinks a cabinet or a light box would look better in a slightly different spot, they can’t act upon that judgement and have to work to the position that’s been agreed.
Drawings are signed off by us, the client, and everyone else. To go against them is akin to turning up on site with red paint when everything is meant to be blue!
On occasions, everyone on-site might come together over the drawings and agree that part of the project might not work. Oversights happen, and that’s why on-site communication is a big need. An electrical powerposition might be different, or a primary fixing structure built into a wall or sub-ceiling. But when something like this happens, it’s essential to agree the best remedy, and get the drawings amended with the changes signed off. Then, work can carry on.
A technical drawing carries technical info, assists with quotes, and can help with better feedback in the design process. But they’re an important on-site communications tool too, and WSG never take them for granted.
Want to know more about technical drawings? Or how WSG might be able to help you in your next interior fit out project? Contact us today!