Drafting, also known as technical drawing, is the creation of accurate representations of objects, systems, or building structures for technical, architectural, or engineering purposes. Someone who is skilled in drafting is called a drafter, draftsman or draftsperson.
In drafting, objects are drawn to scale, and usually comprised of multiple views of the object or structure. They can be very detailed, and are often used for the construction or assembly of an object. For drafting systems, different colored lines represent a specific discipline, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and structural. Though the lines are shown on architectural plans, they do not accurately represent to final product, but more as a guide for the contractor to utilize.
Without drafting, there would be no way to convey the same message to multiple bidders for a project, or accurately maintain a set budget. Drafting helps keep everything organized and projects on schedule, from concept through construction.
Encorus Group has multiple experienced drafters on staff. If you require drafting services, please contact our Drafting Lead Doug Acquard at [email protected] or (716) 592-3980 ext. 136.