Thursday, January 1, 2015

Millwork Shop Drawing Mission Statement



We as AWI and ADDA Members have sworn to provide outstanding customer service and the highest quality drafting deliverables Possible.  Quality and Customer satisfaction is our top priority.
We work tirelessly to provide buildable Shop Drawings. Each project is managed by highly qualified project managers and drafted by Millwork industry experienced draftsman with years of experience in the woodworking and casework industry. Our work is a state of the art deliverable, clear and buildable, easy to read and understand, organized, detailed and ready to be used as Shop drawings for manufactures, Architects and designers during the approval process. 
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Millwork Shop Drawings of a Reception Desk



In this video you will see the level of detail that is required on an AWI certified Millwork Shop Drawing Project. this Reception desk will have an almost 1500 lb piece of art work hanging off the face of it!  as well as 3/4" terrazzo on the vertical faces as well as counter tops!





Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Millwork Shop Drawings and Basic Drafting Standards

Questions Regarding Millwork Shop Drawings and Drafting Call 772-408-8175





Now I generally like to Blog about things that will help Educate our Clients so here is a little About Drafting and Drafting Standards. 

Drawing is considered to be a universal language. 

Drafting is a technical drawing used by designers to graphically present ideas and represent objects necessary for a designed environment. A set of these drafted illustrations is called a construction document (CD). There are common rules and standards to ensure that all designers are able to understand what is in the drawing. These design drawings use a graphic language to communicate each and every piece of information necessary to convey an idea and ultimately create a design.

Architectural drafting.

Architectural drafting is basically pictorial images of buildings, interiors, details, or other items that need to be built. These are different from other types of drawings as they are drawn to scale, include accurate measurements and detailed information, and other information necessary to build a structure. These documents are graphic representations to communicate how to do the construction,
remodeling, or installation of a design project. These include drawings for floor plans, elevations, sections, details, ceiling plans, finish schedules, and mechanical information such as electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, and heating plans.

Types of Drafting

There are three categories of drawings in interior design: process drawings (preliminary images, sketches, schematics, etc.),construction documents (drafted drawings, working drawings, plans, elevations, sections, details, etc.), and presentation drawings (illustrated sketches and three-dimensional views including perspectives, obliques, isometrics, etc.).
A Major Phase are the drafted drawing of which there are also three different types: technical sketch, mechanical drafting, and CAD (computer-aided drafting). These all fall under the heading of architectural drafting as they each convey building detail in scale and use of a common
graphic language.

Technical Sketch

Like an artist may use sketches to develop ideas for a painting or sculpture, technical sketches are used during the development of ideas for initial or preliminary plans. The ability to make quick and accurate sketches is a valuable advantage that helps you convey design ideas to others. A sketch may be of an object, an idea of something you are thinking about, or a combination of both.

Mechanical Drafting

Mechanical drafting is a refined style of drawing in which the pencil or pen is guided by devices such as t-squares, parallel rules, straightedges, compasses, triangles, and French curves. These drawings are developed only after the conceptual phase of a project has been completed and the design is finalized. However, it is typical to see revisions of construction documents as well as Millwork Shop Drawings Redlined in this Mechanical drafting style. However Since the advent of CAD the large majority of Drafting is performed on a Computer screen!

Computer Drafting

CAD is Our primary Drafting type for doing Millwork Shop Drawings.
When drafted documents are prepared on a computer, they are referred to as computer-aided drafting (CAD). An advantage of CAD is the speed of revisions to a document. Instead of redrafting an entire page alterations can be made quickly and easily and the page reprinted or plotted. CAD drawings can also be easily stored electronically and shipped to other designers who can make revisions or alterations. A large amount of design and drafting work can be completed quickly on CAD, however, you will still find need to use technical or mechanical drafting for design development and Redlines.

Drafting Sheet Size

According to ANSI (American National Standards Institute) in the United States an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper is an architectural “A” size sheet. This is typically referred to as letter size. The “B” size sheets are 11 x 17 and are typically referred to as a "tabloid" size sheet of paper. The “C” size sheets are 18 x 24 inches and the “D” size sheets are 24 x 36 inches. In the Millwork Shop Drawing Industry we find that Architect work on big paper "Arch D" so most Architects like to get big paper back as a Shop Drawing Submittal. Another thing that leads us to us Arch size "D" in the Millwork Shop Drawing Industry is the AWI Standards in which we govern ourselves by.   AWI calls for a Minimum Scale of 1" for plans and elevations and 1-1/2" scale for sections and full to half scale Details.


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

5 Tips to Get your Millwork and Casework Shop Drawings Started off on the Right Foot!

Basic Communication Skills are a Must when turning over Millwork Shop Drawing Projects to your Draftsman!
5 Tips to Get your Millwork and Casework Shop Drawings Started off on the Right Foot!
1.Always use job Address in E-mail Subjects.
2.Include a Complete and Comprehensive Scope of Work
3.Include all Relevant Spec Sections
4.Include Relevant Architectural and or Design Intent Drawings Only. (not 400 pages of Mechanical, electrical ect.)
5. Your Companies Typical Construction Method.
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Call Cad-Con Design for your Millwork and Casework Shop Drawing needs. 772-408-8175
Or Visit our Home Page www.CadConDesign.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

Millwork and Casework Shop drawings Cover Many of the 16 Divisions of Construction

Cad-Con Design Provides Millwork and Casework Shop Drawings that at times fall under several Different Divisions.
Millwork Die Wall 06400     Architectural Woodwork

Casework Typically falls in Division 12 — Furnishings  In CSI Spec Sections
12300     Manufactured Casework           
12320     Manufactured Wood Casework     Wood - Veneer - Faced Casework
Plastic - Laminate - Faced Casework
12350     Specialty Casework     Bank Casework
Dental Casework
Display Casework
Dormitory Casework
Educational Facility Casework
Hospital Casework
Kitchen Casework
Laboratory Casework
Library Casework
Medical Casework
Nurse Station Casework
Religious Casework
Residential Casework
Study Carrels             


Millwork is typically in Division 06 — Wood and Plastics  CSI Spec Sections
06400     Architectural Woodwork    
06410     Custom Cabinet     Cabinet Hardware
Laminate - Clad Wood Cabinets
Opaque - Finish Wood Cabinets
Transparent - Finish Wood Cabinets
06415     Countertop    
06420     Paneling    
06430     Wood Stairs and Railing     Ornamental Wood Stairs
06440     Wood Ornament     Custom Wood Turnings
Fluted Wood Pilasters
Ornamental Wood Grilles
Wood Balusters
Wood Corbels
Wood Cupolas
Wood Finials
Wood Mantels
Wood Pediment Heads
Wood Posts and Columns
06445     Simulated Wood Ornament    
06450     Standing and Running Trim     Door and Window Wood Casings
Wood Aprons
Wood Base and Shoe Molding
Wood Chair Rail
Wood Cornices
Wood facias and Soffits
Wood Handrails and Guard Rails
WoodStops, Stools and Sills
06455     Simulated Wood Trim    
06460     Wood Frames     Exterior Wood Door Frames and Jambs
Fire-Rated Wood Door Frames
Interior Wood Door Frames and Jambs
Ornamentl Wood Frames
Stick-Built Wood Windows
Wood Veneer Frames
06470     Screens, Blinds and Shutter    


We also do Millwork Shop Drawings for  Division 08 — Doors and Windows
as well as Division 10 Specialties
You Might be asking yourself what are all the Numbers about what is a Spec Section and how does it all apply to My Millwork Shop Drawings. Well Spec Sections are Governing Documents that are Sub sections of the 16 CSI Divisions.
 16 Divisions refers to the 16 divisions of construction, as defined by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)'s MasterFormat. In 2004, MasterFormat was updated and expanded to 50 Divisions. The standard is the most widely used standard for organizing specifications and other written information for commercial and institutional building projects in the U.S. and Canada. It provides a master list of divisions, and section numbers and titles within each division, to follow in organizing information about a facility’s construction requirements and associated activities. Standardizing the presentation of such information improves communication among all parties involved in construction projects.

MASTERFORMAT 1995 EDITION

Before November 2004, MasterFormat was composed of 16 primary divisions: there are now 50 divisions.

    Division 01 — General Requirements
    Division 02 — Site Construction
    Division 03 — Concrete
    Division 04 — Masonry
    Division 05 — Metals
    Division 06 — Wood and Plastics
    Division 07 — Thermal and Moisture Protection
    Division 08 — Doors and Windows
    Division 09 — Finishes
    Division 10 — Specialties
    Division 11 — Equipment
    Division 12 — Furnishings
    Division 13 — Special Construction
    Division 14 — Conveying Systems
    Division 15 — Mechanical
    Division 16 — Electrical

If you need Help with your Millwork or Casework Shop Drawings Call Cad-Con Design 772-408-8175 or visit CadConDesign.Com






 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Millwork Shop Drawings in 2014

Millwork Shop Drawings: Established  in 2010 we are AWI Members as well as Charter Members of the NCDA National Construction Drafters Association. 

With more than 15 Years experience in all aspects of Millwork manufacturing Cad-Con Design provides professional Millwork Shop Drawings to Casework, Architectural Millwork, and Cabinetry manufacturers throughout the United States.  

In 2014 more than ever we understand the importance of Cutting edge Technology, Accuracy, Real time Communication and Competitive Turn around times.  

Our Millwork Shop Drawings are engineered for accuracy of production and for submittal to Architects and Contractors for approval prior to Fabrication. 

In order for Cad-Con Design to properly intake your Project we ask that you Complete our NPIC (New Project intake Checklist) Also we ask that you Provide Drawings in an organized manner and a Scope of work. A sufficiently detailed scope of work ensures that you, Cad-Con Design, your subcontractors and your client are all on the same page. It can also help to make sure prospective clients are comparing "apples to apples" when deciding on a Contractor / Manufacturer.

With a sufficiently Coordinated hand off process to Cad-Con Design, fast Millwork Shop Drawing turnovers are possible in many situations. 

Our Millwork Shop Drawings are produced with AutoCad 2012. and Submitted to You in a .PDF Format. 

we also Provide Casework Shop Drawings

Call 772-408-8175 Or Send your Quote request to 411@CadConDesign.com 
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Cad-Con New Project Intake Checklist

 #MILLWORKSHOPDRAWINGS
#CASEWORKSHOPDRAWINGS

Cad-Con New Project Intake Checklist

CAD-CON-NPIC-FORM-2013

Dear Client,
Shop Drawings are all about Documentation, with that being the case we ask you to help us initialize the
Documentation process in an efficient and complete manner. Please adhere to the below checklist for new
projects!
Project
Name:__________________________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________
  • Scope of Work (List of locations & Items to be drawn W/ Architectural sheet references)
  • Relevant Drawings & Data Only! *Possible Additional Admin time
  • Specs
  • Cut-Sheets
  • Details *Possible Additional Admin time
  • Finishes
  • Hardware Schedule
  • Core Material
  • Payment of Retainer
(Admin time = time other than drafting)
(*)= *Possible Additional Admin time may be required to be billed at our Hourly rate of $50 per Hr.” Delivered
Documentation by our Clients Should not contain an undue amount of data & Details should be conveyed to Cad-
Con in a Buildable state to Avoid Additional Admin time billing”.
For Questions or comments about Our Shop Drawings & New Project Intake Policies Please Call 772-408-8175