The architectural construction documents are the graphic and written instructions for a particular construction project. They are a complete set of accurate, consistent and understandable documents. These records convert a project design from an idea into a physical form. These documents give a detailed description of a project.Before producing the final shape of a building, it goes through many building and destroying cycles. What we usually see on the architectural documents released by the architects is the last iteration of the virtual building, destroying and rebuilding process. On the other hand, they are the first approximations to the final look of the building.
A building succeeds or fails in these documents, and they, therefore, harbor the heart of any construction project. These construction documents (CDs), especially the drawings, strike the balance between the architect’s touch of innovation and realism. The architect interprets the client’s concept and desire then develops CDs that result into a building that is safe to inhabit and one that the client reckons with since it is in line with his desire. In the CDs preparation, every element of the building is carefully scrutinized so that the result is the final and full form of all the aspects of a building. The scrutiny involves testing, depiction, and exploration of the building elements to assure that the right thing is constructed on the site.
The CDs describe the products, their quantities, and configurations, as well as the performance specifications required in delivering the design intended for the project. However, CDs are not instruction sets for the building activity. It is the contractor’s responsibility to provide the construction means and methods, to coordinate all the construction sequence and make sure that everyone on the site comply with the safety regulations.