PURPOSE Our purpose with this survey is to aid the construction and design communities in working together to establish industry guidelines for the creation of PDF construction documents. The purpose of the Guidelines for Construction PDF Documents is to provide Architects, Engineers, Constructors and Owners (AECO) with a common framework in which to create and maintain Construction PDF Documents.
SCOPE The scope of this Guideline covers Construction PDF Documents created by the design professionals and contractors in support of constructing the project. This includes, but is not limited to, design drawings, design specifications, design changes, submittals, and facility operation and maintenance documentation. These guidelines are intended to supplement the documentation set forth in the team’s Project Execution Plan (PxP).
USE OF THE GUIDELINE The intent is for the Project Team (ideally the AECO, including the Owner’s Operation and Maintenance Personnel) to use this Guideline as points for discussion during the formation and execution of the project in order to agree upon how Construction PDF Documents are created, used and maintained on the project. By using this Guideline as a template, the Project Team can quickly gain alignment and agreement on the best solution for the project. As the Guideline was written in an informational and best practices format, each project will result in different implementation based on Project Team composition and experience with Construction PDF Documents – the important activity is that the Project Team convenes a meeting, using this Guideline as the template for discussion.
FEEDBACK PROCESS: 1. Review the Guideline 2. Complete the survey on each line item 3. Repeat! Note: if you do not complete the survey the first time through, you can come back and start where you left off.
DESIGN COALITION MEMBERS: Allen Angle, BRG Buddy Gessel, BN Design Studio Adam Azofeifa, Holmes Culley Dave Leptich, NBBJ Dean Hendry, Devenney Group Architects Kevin Reed, GGLO, Inc. Nathan Woods, Taylor Design Daniel Swaab, Mithun, Inc.
GC COALITION MEMBERS: Eric Cleveland, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Nima Darabi, Hoffman Construction Company Chad Dorgan, McCarthy Building Companies Kyle Hughes, Skanska Kris Lengieza, Stiles Construction Andrew Marsters, BNBuilders Terriann Nohilly, Turner Construction Nick Pfenning, Mortenson Kevin Sund, Hoffman Construction Company Nathan Wood, DPR Construction