Shop Drawings are a set of drawings that show in detail how specific materials, portions, or equipment are to be fabricated. These drawings can include drawings, layouts, illustrations, schedules, sketches, etc. These are used by the contractor, subcontractor, distributor, supplier, or manufacturer.
Shop drawings are extremely important and their absence leads to unique challenges and exposes potential liabilities. They provide specific details, remove inconsistency, prevent onsite waste, fix errors, and help the stakeholders visualize and work towards a common goal.
In the current article we aim to highlight the four benefits of Shop Drawings: