Construction drawings

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Construction drawing of cross-laminated timber structure with external insulation layer, from Environment note Airtightness and thermal bridging in buildings. Image: Marcus Strang.Preparation of accurate and well-organised construction drawings is one of the most important services provided during the documentation phase of an architectural project. The quality and extent of construction drawings often reflects the time spent on design development. Along with the schedules and specifications, they are the architect's medium of communication with the contractor. They may be subject to clarification, but should be complete with enough dimensions, details, and notes to enable construction without the need for additional information. They also provide the detailed information required for building permit and, when well prepared, tendering purposes.

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