Crucial Information On Coordination Drawings

By Frances Taylor


Presently, coordination drawing or composites remain significant in accomplishing institutional or even commercial structural projects. Coordination is predominantly depended on in construction works to assist in preventing physical conflicts on designs and arrangement of equipment on the available spaces and providing passage for pipes, raceway systems and ducts for buildings. Coordination Drawings still remain significant towards the development of appropriate equipment positioning and building designs.

In most cases, there are risks of interference for building projects having advanced electrical, plumbing, and mechanical requirements. In addition, the production risks become compounded when schedules are more extensive. As a result, eliminating any problem in coordination will be characterized by prerequisite development of mechanical, electric and plumbing system requirements. This will ease the running and implementing of construction projects for structures that utilize highly mechanized implements.

Normally, the arrangements and designs of structures that host highly mechanical structures need the careful coordination of a number of features. First, the least reservations of the floor space to the HVAC systems, water pump and tanks, air handlers, backup electrical generators, chillers, water sprinkler distribution, boilers, elevator machinery, as well as other electronic system controls ought to be provided. Secondly, a mechanical service access is required. This will allow for achieving compliance with the specified codes giving provisions for repairs, equipment cleaning, and on-site inspections.

Thirdly there should be vertical and horizontal clearance ways that enable easy access for equipment that are large. The floor space should be enough to allow workers to replace and bring in new machines with ease when they are being replaced. To have a functional mechanical space the space available has to be well utilized and coordinated. If the drawings are followed the design will be excellent for the mechanical purposes.

On the other hand, there are various benefits of having the designs and layouts of mechanical rooms predefined. To begin with, they detail the information that lacks in other construction documents for use by fabricators. These include the special material requirements and manufacturing conventions. For instance, corrosion resulting from contact between unlike materials remains a common feature with spaces having metal pipes and are heated, humid and filled with dripping chemicals or water.

Nevertheless, coordinated drawings also assist in mitigating damages caused by corrosion or organic growths that thrive in such situations. Another benefit relates to the achievement of dimensional provisions and clearances for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems. This can be designed using the footprints and locations of the ultimate equipment, ductwork, and auxiliary systems.

On the contrary, these drawings as well allow for an achievement of interdisciplinary management. This owes to the fact that the necessary plane modifications are outlined to achieve accurate floor to wall penetrations and floor spaces.

Also, the details of engineering specifications contained in a shop drawing is considered beneficial for the ultimate comparison as well as approvals against the original design and specifications. Comprehensive utilization and performance data that lack in the general vendor documentation is usually outlined by these sketches. In addition, the final mechanical schedule and specifications for materials can be carried out on the basis of these data sheets.




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