What is a shop drawing? A shop drawing is a drawing, or set of drawings produced by the stone contractor, supplier or fabricator for purposes of reflecting the understanding of the architect’s design back to the architect and general contractor. Shop drawings are critical for several reasons: They demonstrate the understanding of the design
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Why are shop drawings so important? Shop drawings are part of the larger Construction Document Submittal Process, which is required on all significant construction and restoration projects. Submittals are required primarily for the architect and engineer to verify that the correct products, methods and services are being utilized on a project. Submittals are based
Shop Drawings in Action For an exciting look at a real world example of shop drawings in action, see the Period Homes article on Townhome Stonework. In this article, Judy Hayward of Active Interest Media and Historic Windsor, writes about the process of dressing townhouses with dimensional stone. She interviews experts on the subject