As-built Checklist: What is it? & importance of it in BIM architecture

Comparing the designs and the actual construction, with any project, this checklist concept may be a huge benefit that makes asset management easier, especially during the maintenance stage.

The as-built drawings should always be updated and accurate to reflect reality. This is unquestionably an effective technique to save chronological information about the asset’s building phase.

A good BIM management platform that enables you to handle 3D models, data, information, and open BIM procedures is another crucial factor.

As-build Checklist

Checklists for as-built drawings help to maintain the as-built drawings and also provide helpful information that can be used to verify that the drawings correspond to the actual asset.

In light of the actual conditions, the complexities of the construction site, the budget changes, and the varieties in progress, it has become necessary to rethink the initial idea of the project and, consequently, redraw the project drawings to reflect the new conditions.

Despite the most fluid construction process and the commitment to a more advanced BIM/VDC methodology, there is no guarantee that the actual building built will correspond exactly with the drawings prepared for the project.

As-built drawings

A set of as-built drawings describe in detail the condition of a building as it appeared at the end of the work or after a series of modifications have been made after the work was completed.

There is no longer a representation of the original project in the model; rather, it is a summary of the measurements, geometrical characteristics, and updated information that has been gathered from the asset.

Simply put, it is a situation that is at the end of a construction process that includes all of the changes made during that process.

Continual updates are added as work progresses, and they are subsequently supplied to the client at the conclusion of the construction process. They indicate the precise positions of all pieces, enabling you to reconstruct a full picture of the structure as it is today in its genuine operational context.


Working on as-built documentation during the construction process and updating it when modifications are made are effective practices. By doing this, you can make sure that the virtual information model corresponds to the actual one and that any contractual obligations are honored.

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