At INDBIM, our team of CAD specialists can create extremely detailed curtain wall shop drawings for both fabrication and installation. Our years of experience in translating architectural requirements into machining and fabrication instructions will clearly communicate your design ideas to your chosen supplier. We specialize in a fast turn-around and accurate shop information based on industry best practices. When your project requires custom fabricated curtain wall shop drawings, we can provide full glazing 3D models in addition to architectural shop drawings.
At INDBIM, we translate steel framed wall structures into stud wall shop drawings when engineers have specified brick veneer or other exterior siding materials for buildings. This type of lightweight steel framing is commonly used for low rise structures and commercial or mixed-use construction projects. We apply the specific guidelines and best practices for detailing stud wall drawings, including all material callouts and precision datum and dimensions for increased accuracy. Using the latest software, we provide a complete set of metal stud shop drawings that may include plan views, sections, elevations, or 3D isometric drawings to make sure all material specifications are included, and all manufacturing processes are clear.
When you require professionally drafted architectural millwork including cabinetry, casework, and other wood crafted furnishing for commercial, industrial, high-end residential, or institutional projects INDBIM can provide the expert detailers with real-world experience in wood shop procedures and practices. Our focus is always on your project’s specific needs for custom millwork products by providing the best millwork shop drawings to convey all information needed for machining and assembly. We make sure the architect’s vision is accurately translated to shop procedures and dimensions that may include the following documentation:
Partner with us to provide a full set of construction documentation generated directly from the architectural and engineering design drawings. Construction drawings will generally combine both the architect’s design layout with material specifications and sometimes shop drawing information for a more complete set of construction documentation that is more comprehensive and more useful in the field. Our construction documentation will clearly convey the architect’s intentions along with the information needed to erect all portions of the building’s exterior and interior. INDBIM can supply construction documentation which may include the following:
At a great assistance to an architectural firm are designers and drafters that specialize in millwork shop drawings to document the intent of the architect along with complete information for outsourcing projects to carpenters or woodworking fabricators. Our skilled craftsmen can even assisted in the re-working of stock cabinetry to suit specific applications. We specialize in producing state of the art, highly detailed millwork shop drawings that are created by highly qualified draftsmen and designers.
Using the latest version of Revit, we are experience in the development of various curtain wall shop drawings that can be used for third party bidding, fabrication and erection. From full length wall sections of the curtain wall to details, assemblies and bill of materials, a full package that adheres to current design and drafting standards can be created from your architectural exterior elevations and sections.
Modern structures, especially high-rise buildings, often use a curtain wall as a non-load bearing facade, which provides a spectacular appearance, repels water infiltration and also transmits wind forces to the building structure. Yet, designers and drafters that are familiar with aluminum framing and curtain walls constructed of glass or other materials are needed to create accurate shop fabrication drawings.
Enhance your next design project by incorporating a curtain wall system; they are not only architecturally pleasing, but provide for increased day-lighting throughout the interior of the building, since glass is the primary material used for curtain walls. Other materials are used for curtain walls, such as metal panels, stone veneers, translucent panels or operable windows and louvers. We are knowledgeable in all the many variations of this creative design feature.
Don’t limit project bids to exclude clients that request these decorative features. Contact us to discover how we work with architects and engineers to prepare a full set of curtain wall shop drawing.
Submit your architectural or engineering sketches for conversion to shop drawings in imperial or metric units, including decorative architectural components.A complete package consisting of the following drawings, as required, are included:
Our firm is skilled in industry standard dimensions to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Custom stairways, furniture, doors, windows and moldings all require the specialized knowledge of professionals that think like carpenters, are familiar with wood shop machinery, are aware of the intricacies of various wood materials and relay that information in drawings that are easily understood by wood fabricating shops.
Contact us for project quotes and quick turnaround of your architectural millwork shop drawing needs. Depending on the size and complexity of the job, some projects can be completed within a week.
These design drawings are also be utilized for engineering analysis, energy efficiency planning, improving construct-ability, Bill-of-Materials for cost estimations, and many other functions which support the end result of an engineered structure. Yet this set of site plans, floor plans, elevations, schematics, and details are not specific enough to sufficiently support the final construction of the building.
The construction document set is required for two main reasons: for contractors to offer project bids and for the final building construction and MEP systems installations. Additionally, the construction drawings can be used as shop drawings for obtaining the required building permits before construction begins.
Revit: Supports a modeling workflow, where deliverables such as drawings and schedules come directly from a single, unified model. Changes are reflected in all views of the model, and adjacent/connected elements automatically update to maintain established relationships
Save Time with Revit Construction Document Sets
Construction documents are released in drawing sets to segregate construction disciplines – which Revit equates to sheet sets in its platform.
Discipline Designation – architectural, process, structural, etc.
Sheet Type – plan, elevation, detail, general notes, etc.
Sequential Numbering – to create an ordered set of drawings
For each discipline, there are several sheet types and many, many sequential drawings to fully document the engineer’s construction intentions. Revit has reduced the frustration of creating construction drawings with built-in, automated processes to manage the construction drawing sheet set hierarchy using smart capabilities. When creating construction drawings in Revit, everything works together – the shop drawings process is faster and easier using Revit to create and set up a project family and discipline sheets:
The additional benefits offered by Revit include parametric design where formal relationships exist between and within architectural objects – constraining their behavior according to established parameters. Consider the intelligence-based graphical data that is attached at the entity and component level in the BIM design process which will impact the construction level of shop drawings. These can include manufacturing processes, material specifications, structural properties, and much more. For this reason, it makes sense to use the full power of Revit for not only BIM projects or 3D modeling of structures, but also for the final construction shop drawings set.
Additionally, a myriad of panel wall products are available for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities to take advantage of their structural strength, productivity efficiency, and design flexibility. Panel walls are lightweight, structurally sound, one piece construction components with superior insulation values, pre-engineered for end-use as exterior and interior walls. The diversity of panel wall applications, panel types, and proprietary panel wall systems require skilled architectural designers and drafters familiar with panel wall building layouts and proper CAD detailing. Here is a summary of just four of the available industry products and their applications for all types of construction projects:
Architectural Insulated Panels
Structural Insulated Metal Panels (SIP)
Residential and Commercial Metal SIPS
Metal Building Systems
The pre-fab construction model includes both panel wall building and modular buildings. Both systems use building components, manufactured in a controlled environment, which are then transported and assembled on-site; yet, modular construction features limited customization and box-like units that are assembled to create an entire structure.
High-performance panel wall building construction offers flexibility in the design layout, optimized use of the construction crew, a considerable reduction in structure weight, a substantial decrease in scaffolding, and a significant reduction in required manpower over traditional engineering, construction, and erection processes. The result is a building design that is highly cost effective, energy efficient and extremely strong.
The manufacturing industry has responded to the growing trend of prefab construction with many types of panel wall products that can be engineered to fit any architectural design. Proper and efficient panel wall building requires detailed and accurate panel wall construction drawings to effectively convey the following information: