Shop & Fabrication Drawings

A Shop & Fabrication Drawings is a drawing or set of drawings produced by the contractor, supplier, manufacturer, subcontractor, or fabricator. Shop drawings are typically required for prefabricated components. Examples of these include: elevators, structural steel, trusses, precast, windows, appliances, cabinets, air handling units, and millwork. Also critical are the installation and coordination shop drawings of the MEP trades such as sheet metal ductwork, piping, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical.

We believe in the shop drawing process and its value to any and every project. All of our shop drawings are created and built using BIM type intelligent data giving our clients the most out of every shop drawing. We can create 3D models from 2D drawings or adapt architects 3D models to allow for work breakdown structuring to an agreed SMM format. This can often be completed within the time constraints of tendering deadlines. SMM data (Standard Method of Measurement) generated for BOQ production enables BIM data to be used by sub-contractors for tendering as well as on-site teams for contract administration. The upfront effort is similar to a typical BOQ production, but the downstream savings in time and improved accuracy can be invaluable to project teams.

For Architects and/or Engineers:

  • Design prototype:space arrangements, materials, assemblies
  • Building systems coordination:clash detection, space reservation
  • Analysis:lighting, energy, space
  • Engineering accuracy:measurement, context
  • Drawing production quality


For Contractors:

  • Risk reductionfor a better understanding of the complexity and transparency
  • Building systems coordinationfor clash detection and layout
  • Construction schedule optimization
  • Cost estimation and quantity take-offs
  • Improved design qualityfor better-performing building
  • Enhancesschedule compression
  • Providesefficient handover



Have a new project? Contact us and discuss the project requirements with our team of experts. We will be glad to assist you.