ShopDrawings.com was created by David Fleming in 1980, under the name of Contractor Technical Services, also known as CTS, Inc. We started by providing shop drawings to MEP subcontractors in the booming mid-Atlantic construction market in Rockville, Maryland.
As we grew, we moved to a bigger office in Hagerstown, Maryland and kept on providing drafting services nationwide.
Today, our team is formed by a passionate crew who enjoy both small, quick turnaround projects and large, complex jobs that challenge us and bring us into the subcontracting team through drawing coordination.
How we work
We start by converting PDF files and creating 3D partitions for the building and make them about 5′ tall. This way, during our coordination we can freely navigate through the 3D model without having our points of view blocked. Then we draw the ceilings and light fixtures to ensure the MEP trades will have sufficient clearance above ceiling and lights. Once done with the architectural elements, we carefully study the structure contract drawings to draw beams and joists with their proper slopes. We can then draw the MEP trades…