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as-built drawing

Not infrequently, the owner or contractor of a building under construction will make field modifications to the original architectural or engineering drawings. Ideally, all such modifications should be noted on one set of plans set aside for that purpose.At the completion of the project, the respective professionals will be asked to generate a new set of drawings showing the actual construction details, rather than original designs, so that future work can be planned and executed in a knowledgeable manner with reference to what already exists in the property. In the alternative, long after a building has been constructed, the owner may employ professionals to prepare plans showing all details of the building and its various systems. Both of these result in as-built drawings.

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The electric characteristics of the as-constructed NCD-based UV detector were investigated by I-V curve measurement as shown in Figure 6.
The A/E firm should assist in completing the financials, edit and finish the project documentation, provide as-constructed design prints marked by the construction contractor, participate in training, and help develop the final facility and equipment operating procedures.
When the target values of quality characteristics called for in the specifications are used as inputs, the output produced is the "as-designed life-cycle cost." When the actual measured values of a constructed pavement's quality characteristics are used as inputs, the output produced is the estimated "as-constructed life-cycle cost." The difference between the as-designed and as-constructed life-cycle cost is the basis for any pay adjustment, either positive or negative.
* Engineers have long believed that the long-term performance of a pavement is related to the initial, as-constructed smoothness.
The goal is to develop a system for identifying and specifying the construction of a target or "as-designed" pavement and then to equitably reward or penalize the contractor for the quality of the "as-constructed" pavement.