In terms of time and effort, the construction documentation (CD) phase represents the bulk of architectural services for almost any given project.
This is when we pull together all of the accumulated information that has been developed and completely describe the building’s dimensional form, structure, materials, finishes and mechanical systems.
The building code requirements are thoroughly reviewed and integrated into the drawings, and the design is calibrated to meet or exceed energy codes. Manufacturer product information, structural, electrical and mechanical system designs are all integrated into the architectural drawings that are ready for a contractor to bid and the building department to review and issue a permit for construction.
After CD’s and permitting are complete and during the construction phase, Ashokan Architecture is typically involved as the owner’s agent, observing the work performed by the contractor.