3D Views in Construction Documents

Throughout history, architects and other designers have been creating some form of Construction Documents that would be referenced by workers when constructing a building.  While the media and method has changed over time, the method of showing the information on the documents has not substantially changed.  Information is still shown almost exclusively as 2-dimensional views represented by plans, sections, elevations, and details.  It is time that Construction Documents take on a new look and include 3-dimensional information, even if the digital model is passed along through the process.  This includes the architects, MEP engineers, structural engineers, and any other consultants providing Construction Documents. Continue reading