Construction Drawings

AK House Project construction drawings

Really exciting to get my hands on the first full set of construction drawings. Earlier drafts of the plans showed the elevations and floor layouts–in other words, roughly *what* will be built. Construction drawings show *how* the house will be built. The drawings include detailed specifications for everything from tiedowns to roofing materials to footings and more.

Construction drawings are required when seeking a building permit, and also for getting accurate bids from subcontractors. Once drawings are approved they serve as the authoritative set of instructions for building the home, and there will be a copy at the building site at all times.

This is an important milestone because it marks the end of the initial design phase. After this–fingers crossed–the shovels come out and the project becomes real.

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