Construction Drawings and Specifications

You are now ready for the construction drawings and specifications that show the design, dimensions, sizes, structures, locations, shapes and some of the material selections - details and more details. Drawings must be clear and complete, the best drawings are those that conform to well established architectural standards. The specifications provide narrative detail, including material descriptions, model numbers, colors, construction methods, standards and techniques.

The importance of this step in the process can't overstated.

It is the key to a good contract and a good job. Failure to have good drawings and specifications is one of the main causes of construction defects and disputes, cost overruns and legal problems. The devil is in the details, and the details must be clear and on paper.