Last edited 24 Sep 2020

Installation drawings

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Installation drawings are developed from co-ordinated detail drawings and present the information needed by trades to install part of the works. This may be particularly important for complex installations such as plant rooms, data centres, ventilation systems, underfloor heating, and so on.

They may be prepared by the consultant team, or may be prepared by contractors, sub-contractors or suppliers and submitted for approval.

They may comprise plans, sections and elevations, but increasingly building information modelling (BIM) is being used to create detailed 3 dimensional representations of buildings and their components which may include installation information.

Installation drawings may include information about:

It is important that the information presented is carefully co-ordinated so that clashes are avoided.

Installation drawings may include specification information, or this may be provided in a separate specification, but information should not be duplicated as this can become contradictory and may cause confusion.

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