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What are IFC Drawings in Construction Projects?

IFC Drawings

IFC Drawings

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Issue for construction (IFC) drawing is a 2D drawing issued by the architects or consultants to the construction contractor during the final stage of the design process. 

It describes generalized details of construction based on which a contractor can bid the estimated amount in terms of price, labor, material, equipment, etc., to complete the work.

This article describes the features and purpose of IFC drawings in construction.

Features of IFC Drawings

The option for IFC set helps the architect create a set for internal use in administering the contract. They lessen the effort to prepare and check PDFs while issuing to the contractor.

All shop drawings are extracted from a particular IFC drawing. Hence, IFC drawings play a significant role in construction projects as they help detail finer areas of construction designs.

The project's stakeholders undertake IFC drawings before on-site construction, irrespective of whether the project is a residential, commercial, or industrial project.

FAQs

What are IFC drawings? 

Issue for construction (IFC) drawing is a 2D drawing issued by the architects or consultants to the construction contractor during the final stage of the design process. 

What is the difference between IFC and shop drawings?

IFC drawings are used to prepare shop drawings. Shop drawings are more detailed drawings of construction work that illustrate guidance on “how to do it”.

What is the purpose of IFC drawings?

All shop drawings are extracted from a particular IFC drawing. Hence, IFC drawings play a significant role in construction projects as they help detail finer areas of construction designs.

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