Shop drawings

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Shop drawings are ‘drawings prepared for a fabricator to use in a workshop’ (Standards Australia 2020). Common examples of shop drawings or workshop drawings are steel fabrication shop drawings, joinery shop drawings and roof truss drawings. Shop drawings should not be confused with drawings provided by a contractor as part of a design and construct process.

In some cases a specification requires the contractor to submit shop drawings for review. This note outlines some of the procedure and the risks associated with conducting the review.

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