Once the structural strength & stability analysis is completed and the Bill of Quantities (BOQ) is prepared, the next step in the construction process is precast concrete detailing.
Precast detailing is a crucial step in the construction process that involves creating detailed drawings for each precast element to be used in the project. These drawings provide information on the type, size, location, placement, reinforcement, and connection details of each element. GA (General Arrangement) drawings are used to develop a 3D model or 2D views of plan/elevation that are then used to generate accurate shop drawings.
These shop drawings are crucial as they enable the precast manufacturing team and the construction contractor to fully understand the design intent of each element. Once the drawings are reviewed and any errors are corrected, shop drawings for each element are autogenerated by the BIM software, ensuring that they are produced to the exact company standards and on time.
Overall, precast concrete detailing is a critical step in the construction process which ensures that precast elements are accurately designed and produced for a successful project outcome.