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Construction Documents

Construction documents include all building plans, specifications, and supporting documents used during the completion of a construction project. These documents serve several purposes. First, they help translate the needs to the owner or developer into a buildable format that can be universally understood within the construction industry. Second, they allow the owner to put the project out for bid and to obtain permits from local authorities. They also provide comprehensive instructions to the contractor as to how the project should be constructed. Another component commonly included in a set of construction documents is the specifications manual, or “spec book.”


  • Cost Estimates

  • Scheduling and Coordination

  • Plan Sets and Drawings

  • Specifications or Project Manual