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Joinery Shop Drawings from Architectural Plans for Office Floor, UK

Project Information
Client Profile
Joinery design and manufacturing firm
United Kingdom
Commercial millwork
Architectural plan drawings and hand sketches
Detailed CAD shop drawings for millwork and joinery
Autodesk AutoCAD
Millwork CAD drafting
Client Challenges
  • Insufficient information about drawings completion and reports to all the team members.
  • Delayed coordination between contractors, designers, manufacturers and clients.
  • Cost overruns and higher turnaround time due to tricky design communication between different stakeholders.

Business Needs

The joinery manufacturer and supplier needed to develop a standard millwork drawing procedure for every project team members by elevating information flow requests. Further, they also needed insights on how bespoke joinery could be structurally integrated seamlessly into the office building system.

Our Solutions and Approach

Project engineers studied the architectural drawings and hand sketches shared by the client to understand the function of joinery. Second critical task was to assign proper dimensions to joinery and bespoke furniture according to the veneer selection, material choices and depicting it all on drawings.

  • Taking architectural drawings as reference first drafts for shop drawings were prepared.
  • After having series of conversations with the client and multiple RFIs, our CAD engineers produced millwork shop drawings with exact details and specifications.
  • As the drawings developed, we developed and submitted planning application by extracting relevant information from architectural drawings specifications.
  • Final schedules, method statements, cutting lists and manufacturer’s information along with .dwg files were shipped to the client.
2D Architectural Floor Plan
2D Architectural Floor Plan
Architectural Shop Drawings
Architectural Shop Drawings

The partnership resulted in developing library blocks and detailed fit to assembly drawings for bespoke benches, architectural joinery, working instruction of door sets, sliding sash windows, units, fitments, paneling/cladding, and joinery products.

Business Impact

The client could establish a standard work procedure for bespoke furniture design development, manufacturing drawings preparation and production. The streamlined approach led to achieve reduction in overcasts and facilitated the information between stakeholders and solved queries, saving 25% of the time.

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