Welcome to Shopdrawings.com
Since 1980, we have been providing companies like yours with shop and coordination drawings that are accurate and thoughtfully prepared. Our services include:
Need Them Yesterday?
(Construction schedules do seem to go that way!)
We have specially designed CAD interfaces (fully compatible, fully integrated) that allow for efficient input and adjustment of ductwork and piping for record speed and accuracy. No one in the industry has anything like this. We also use the latest versions of the most efficient software available, including Autodesk™ products.
Less time trying to draw fittings = more time to concentrate on research, evaluation, clash resolutions, etc.
What this means for you:
- Accurate drawings provided by experts.
- All work is fully checked for clashes. All clashes resolved.
- Drawings completed more efficiently and accurately than the competition.
- No charge for reasonable coordination changes.
- No rush charge.
- View coordination changes as they are being made-right in your office computer. Great for meetings too!
- RFIs sent in the form of a drawing describing fit related problems for engineering and architectural review.
- All equipment per approved submittals which show proper access for maintenance.
- All ductwork show sections and fittings properly identified for ease of fabrication.
- Ease of ordering: Just send us your trades PDF files for pricing (Attach to email or send a link). We will usually get you a firm price in a couple of hours or less.
The difference between us and the competition is that we can get all necessary building information into the CAD, coordinate the work and have most problems resolved accurately with considerably faster turn-around time.
Issues that cannot be resolved by coordination such as ''conflicts with ceilings" get sent immediately through proper channels to the architect and engineer. Their responses are then incorporated which results in great quality drawings ready for field use.
Plus, we have the routine down to include an extensive pre-job review process along with information gathering which speeds up RFI's and makes for fast and accurate drawings.
How about some high-quality drawings in your hands before your next meeting!
Most likely, the answer is YES!
Please note: Engineering drawings are always intended to be diagrammatic only. This is why we never simply reproduce the engineer's exact drawing. (many of our competitors that do this regularly). This is to no one's benefit, especially your crew in the field. Our emphasis is to get coordination drawings as accurate as possible, pass-through the coordination and review process, and out to your crew in the field where it matters most.
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We get good clients by providing our pricing up front, on or before bid day. We keep good clients by offering exemplary service and excellent drawings.
We are very proud of our product, as evidenced by the work samples posted here on our front page. Please visit these links to see our COMPLETED PROJECTS and our CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS.
Let our Dedicated, Knowledgeable, Efficient and Accurate staff draw your next project.
Our clients keep coming back to us because they know that an initial investment into a job done right will save thousands in the shop and field.
What are Shop Drawings?
Contractors in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) trades utilize what are known as 'shop drawings' to ensure that the systems they are installing will actually work within the architect's plans. Typically, when an architect designs a building or structure, they do not account for components of the many systems that are integral to the function of the building. A contractor will take the builder's blueprints to a specialized drafting firm who will, essentially, build the structure via computer-aided drafting (CAD), including the contractor's components. This provides a clear view for the contractor and builder of any potential issues they may face when installing certain systems, prior to the start of construction. Facing delays due to conflicts or issues, such as too many or not enough workers for a job, can be extremely costly for a contractor. Thus, shop drawings will prevent costly issues from arising during a construction project.
What are Coordination Drawings?
During construction projects there are many contractors, each trying to install their components as quickly and effectively as possible. When many systems need to be installed in a structure, there is only so much space allotted to all the systems, such as plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems. In order to assure that each contractor has a place for their system, coordination drawings are utilized. These coordination drawings do exactly what their name implies - they coordinate the needs of each system installer, ensuring that everything can be properly installed and providing space to do so. Similar to shop drawings, coordination drawings allow the project to be laid out 'virtually,' and provide a clear plan of action to each systems contractor. Utilizing coordination drawings on a construction project prevents problems arising between contractors during construction.
"We’ve been with Shopdrawings.com for about 20 years. They have always given us the best service for a very competitive price, always available to us, quick turn around and more."
"Drawings are completed timely and done with a great deal of accuracy and clarity."
"I give Dave all of our projects whether coordination drawings are required or not. The advantages greatly outweigh the costs and I enjoy the honest relationship that I have with Shopdrawings.com"