|3. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS|
This phase consists of the production of the documents which
will be used to procure the building permit, establish a contract for construction,
and actually build the building. The construction documents include both drawings
and written specifications; generally the drawings describe "where"
and how much while the written specifications define "what".
Easily the most time intensive portion of the architectural process, the construction
documents phase integrates information concerning every aspect of the buildings
nature including structure, finishes, fittings, and equipment, and also addresses
all pertinent building code issues including state mandated energy compliance