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Where to Start:

All successful Renovation, Addition or CAFM projects demand an accurate set of Surveyed CAD base drawings that reflect the actual existing conditions of a facility.

No longer is it necessary for Architects, Engineers & Contractors to waste valuable design time collecting field data. This involves taking valuable CAD production people out of the office to perform a task that is not the most efficient use of their time.

Would you send a CAD operator out to do land or civil survey? Why is building survey any different? Another danger of using in-house personnel is an inconsistence of survey protocols and styles. ADS, Inc. has an established and standardized system of building survey that ensures a high level of quality control. Also because of having perfected this method of survey, usually the base drawings can be produced in about half the time of using in-house CAD operators.

Your Steps:

Step 1.

Call ADS with the scope of the project (215) 274-5524.

You can e-mail photo's of your project along with approximate square footages and building complexity. We can generally give you an estimate this way. However for larger or more complex projects it is advisable to have us visit you at your site to evaluate any existing conditions and drawings in detail.

Step 2.

 ADS, Inc. will furnish you with an estimate/contract based on the following criteria:

             Review existing plans and available building documentation to determine:

Size Total Gross Under Roof Square Footage.

Type Commercial Office, Commercial Retail (Malls etc.) Institutional, Medical, Educational, High Security, Factory/Plants, Warehouse, Airport/Aviation or a combination of two or more types.

Site Layout - If multiple buildings are to be oriented on an entire site CAD layout.

The primary factors that have the greatest affect on the project costs are:

1.       Under Roof Square Footage

2.       Building Type

3.       Building Complexity

4.       Building Density

These are typical approximate rates based on Building Type (Rates are Per Under Roof Square Foot for average complexity and density)

 *** Each project is unique and costs may be higher or lower than the averages listed below.***

 

Building Type

Average Complexity and Density

Under 50,00 SF

Over 50,000

SF

Over 100,000

SF

Over 200,000 SF

Over 500,000 SF

Over 1,000,000 SF

Commercial Office

$.14/SF

$.13/SF

$.12/SF

$.11/SF

$.10/SF

Call

Commercial Retail (Malls etc.)

$.14/SF

$.13/SF

$.12/SF

$.11/SF

$.10/SF

Call

Institutional

$.14/SF

$.13/SF

$.12/SF

$.11/SF

$.10/SF

Call

Medical

$.18/SF

$17/SF

Call

Call

Call

Call

Educational

$.14/SF

$.13/SF

$.12/SF

$.11/SF

$.10/SF

Call

Factory/Plants

$.20/SF

$.19/SF

Call

Call

Call

Call

Warehouse

$.15/SF

$.14/SF

Call

Call

Call

Call

 

 

 

 

 

This represents from our experience a fair assessment of the costs to execute properly prepared on-site record drawings and related technical facilities management services. They do vary from project to project, however we have prepared these costs assessments in a manner that have fairly accommodated 90% of all of the projects we have successfully completed.

Step 3.

Upon execution of the contract and notice to proceed ADS will coordinate with the on-site contact to schedule the work and arrange for building access with the on-site personnel. ADS will also notify all departments within the facility of the survey work and coordinate the work in such a manner that will not affect the facility operations.

ADS, Inc. will perform all survey work on-site using it's proven LASERCAD system that will produce laser accurate CAD Architectural base drawings. Once the Architectural drawings are completed other systems can easily be added, such as: Reflected Ceiling Plans, HVAC Plans, Electrical Plans, Plumbing Plans, Fire Protection Plans, only to name a few!

*** The main focus is to get the most accurate Architectural Base Drawing because all other work relies on it.***

Final Step - Your Deliverables...Accurate CAD Record Drawings and a Video Walk-Thu Record of the project.

ADS, Inc. will deliver the most accurate CAD As-Built drawings you have ever seen in the current version of Autocad and will also include a video walk-through of the entire facility...(Just think how much time that will save on site visits to verify details!!)

All this from one phone call!

Contact Us

Mail                    Donald Farmer-Lasercad Specialist   DON@ADSLASERCAD.com
Richard Sandord-LaserCAD Specialist   RSANFORD@COMCAST.net
 

 

ADSLASERCAD - Automated Drafting Services, Inc.
2101 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 559-5200
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