Texas Asbuilts is a global solution provider of high-quality Asbuilt services, including documentation and high-resolution 360º photographs for architects, facilities teams and construction professionals. By using Class One lasers connected via Bluetooth to a tablet or PC, we’re able to accurately measure and draw your space without interfering with your business operations.
Scope of Work
We do more than just architectural Asbuilt surveys. Below is a list of some of the As-Built scope options that we can incorporate into your full survey.
- Reflected Ceiling Internal Elevations External Elevations Sections Door Schedule Window Schedule Furniture
- Plumbing Utilities Electrical Data Lighting Security Plan Fire Protection ADA Survey
- Asset Inventory Photo Survey Roof Plan Occupancy Site Plan Asset Tagging Parking Lot
Why Use Asbuilts
Over time, with remodels, improvements, and modifications, a building’s original drawings become outdated and inaccurate. Or, when drawings are required, it is discovered that they are missing or were not updated during construction to record changes.
Updated drawings are recommended before starting a renovation - and reputable construction firms will require them before a commercial renovation or an extensive home renovation. A professional asbuilt drawing will document the current condition and dimensions of the building and the space within it. By detailing the existing building spaces, the contractor will be forewarned about any potential issues and be able to develop a well-informed construction plan. Asbuilts costs between 1-2% of the total project costs, and can save over 10 times that much in cost overruns by identifying issues before they become problems.
Asbuilt drawings are often required for permit applications, lease agreements and legal documents to ensure that the building is accurately represented in the documents. Facilities managers use asbuilts to maintain current drawings for safety and maintenance planning.
Texas Asbuilts has the experience and expertise to prepare the detailed asbuilts you need, and, with a staff of licensed architects, we can prepare drawings that can be used for permits and construction.
Buildings are built using architectural drawings.
Asbuilt drawings represent the building as it currently exists - showing accurate, existing dimensions and conditions. They are not design drawings, which represent the intended layout of the building and are used when planning the initial construction. By showing the actual current layout of the building, asbuilts document renovations, updates and improvements to the building, facilitating planning for remodels and eliminating surprises during the construction.
They are also used to document improvements for permits, leasing or purchase agreements, or to provide accurate building plans for archiving.
Texas Asbuilts' team of licensed architects has the expertise to prepare accurate, detailed drawings of your building. As architects, we understand all aspects of the building and will ensure that your drawings meet the highest professional standards and fulfill your requirements, whether you are documenting the building to archive the drawing or preparing for an extensive renovation.
Uses for Asbuilts
In the past, building drawings were rarely kept current due to the time required to hand-measure and draft a new building plan. As a result, asbuilts were most frequently created for a specific purpose, such as a renovation or permit application. Today, with CAD programs and electronic measuring programs, it is easier and more cost-effective to update and maintain current building drawings. Digital storage capabilities make it easy to store, access, and revise drawings.
The uses for asbuilts are expanding as the technology improves and creating new plans becomes easier. When coupled with the real cost benefits of working from current building drawings for projects, the use of asbuilts is growing. The most common uses are:
- Remodels, upgrades, and renovations for residential, commercial and industrial buildings
- Capturing improvements and remodeling by tenants
- Documenting commercial building layout and dimensions for leasing and marketing opportunities
- Safety planning for fire and emergency evacuations
- Documentation for permit applications
- Space management and design
- Asset and property management
- Landscape design and construction
- Facilities management (computer-aided facilities management (CAFM))
At Texas Asbuilts, we can provide you with the drawings you need and can update them to reflect changes and improvements to your building.