At professional surveys we have highly experienced and expert team of land surveyors to carry out as-built survey. We have done several as-built survey projects for residential and commercial properties in UAE and Middle East.
What are As-Built Surveys?
Measurements of an inside and outside of a building with very accurate lasers, and then creating a drawing which shows the exact dimensions and layout of the building. An As-Built drawing, as the name suggests, shows the current layout of the building “as it was built”.
As-Built Surveys are carried out during or immediately after a construction project for record, completion evaluation and payment purposes
Why As-Built Surveys are required?
As-built surveys are needed to record variations from original engineering plans to what is actually built. Means it represents actual. This is a critical distinction, because a constructed building almost never corresponds exactly to the original design drawings. For this reason, when starting a new remodel project on a residential or commercial building, the architect will almost always create or commission an As-Built survey, rather than trying to rely on existing building plans.
How many times As-Built Surveys are required to do?
As-built surveys are conducted several times throughout the duration of a construction project. Their frequency and the number of surveys undertaken depends on the scope of the construction project. The purpose of an as-built survey is to verify to local and state boards that the construction work authorized has been completed according to the same specifications set during the planning stage and shown in the site plan. The as-built survey is most often used to show the building inspector that a project under construction is conforming with zoning regulations. As-built surveys may be required for nearly every type of land project, from roads and trails to utility improvements and building construction.
Benefits of As-Built Surveys:
- If changes are properly drafted and referenced, as-built can allow for checks and balances against work not billed or deletions not credited.
- Accurate as-built surveys save a great deal of time and money when maintaining, repairing, and/or upgrading the facility.
- As-built surveys help owners plan and design their next project or the next phase of the current facility.
- Serve as an assurance to owners and designers that design fidelity has been achieved, and that the completed project meets owner goals.
Who Needs As-Built Plans?
As-Built drawings are an essential starting point for ANY remodel project on a residential or commercial property. In order to create a new design and construction drawings, you must first know the exact layout and conditions of the structure you are working with. Therefore, As-Built plans are most commonly used in the following industries:
- Real Estate
- Facilities Management