We provide proper Architectural & Engineering Drawings based on our extensive experience to obtain Municipal Building Permits for proposed construction, addition or renovation of Commercial, Industrial and Residential buildings including Commercial Retail Plazas, Banquet Halls, Restaurants, Custom Build Homes, Medical Buildings, Office Buildings, Industrial Buildings, Gas Stations, Convenience Stores, Retirement Homes, and Custom Build Homes in Ontario including Toronto, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Brighton, Port Hope, Cobourg, Trenton, Belleville, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Port Perry, Uxbridge, Stouffville, Sutton, Georgina, Keswick, Newmarket, Bradford, Barrie, Innisfil, New Tecumseth, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Woodbridge, King City, Bolton, Caledon, Orangeville, Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Georgetown, Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Woodstock, London, Brantford, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Welland, Burlington and Oakville.
We also do verfication for Construction Compliance.
If the property is covered by a site plan control by-law, building permit will not be issued until the plans and drawings have been approved by the municipality. In addition to the planning approvals and building permit which are required for a building project, other permits and approvals including Conservation Authority and Ministry of Transportation approvals.
Typical Site Plan may include the following:
· All existing underground municipal services and utilities
Cost for site plan is $1,475
Proper site servicing and grading are prepared to fit within the constraints of the lot, creating cost-effective site specific plans to meet city, town, county and /or region requirements. Typical Site Servicing, Erosion Control & Grading Plan may include
Compare our best possible price for Site Servicing and Grading plans - The cost for Site Servicing and Grading plan is $2,950 .
Our best price for storm water management report is $2,950 .
We prepare thorough, detailed, and clear Architectural & Engineering Drawings to suit your needs while also adhering to design requirements of the municipality and submit to municipality for review and approval to obtain building permits. Combining our knowledge in Building Science and extensive experience in Engineering & Architectural Design, we offer perfect solution to our clients.
A building permit is an approval granting the legal permission to start construction knowing that the issued drawings comply with appropriate building codes and governmental regulations. The required drawings for any Building Permit application will vary depending on the specific and type of proposed construction for the project. According to the Ontario Building Code no person shall construct or demolish or cause a building to be constructed or demolished in a municipality unless a permit has been issued therefore by the Chief Building Official. The Ontario Building Code also defines construct to mean the doing of anything in the erection, installation, extension, material alteration or repair of a building.
A building permit is required for any new building greater than 10 sq m (108 sq ft), any addition to an existing building, any material alterations to an existing building which affects: the structural design of the building; mechanical; electrical; plumbing services (no limit on size of building); fire separations; exiting; fire protection systems; and the use of buildings or parts thereof.
Typical residential projects that require a building permit as follows:
Typical commercial/industrial/institutional projects that require a building permit as follows:
Having vast experience in architectural and engineering designing, we offer effective, innovative and cost efficient concept designing, design detailing and construction drawings to our clients. Our team's proficiency in conceptualizing designs and plan in accordance with our clients' requirements has made us very successful.
The following plans are required to be submitted with a building permit application:
Foundation plan will show the main floor framing, main floor plan will indicate the upper floor framing and the upper floor will indicate the ceiling joist or roof system
The following information should be shown on a floor plan:
Cross Sections - this presents a view of a building along an imaginary cut, showing the structural elements of the building and exposing what is hidden behind the walls. Note: all floor plans to be cross referenced from the building section
Cross-sections indicate how the roof, wall and floors are to be constructed, indicating heights and transfer of loading for all structural components
Cross-sections through the proposed and existing structure(s) is required to show building materials and how they relate to one another
The location of a cross-section is shown by the cross-section symbol on the floor plans
The following information should be shown on a cross-section, although a larger scale drawing may be necessary to fully explain a particular aspect of the project which varies from conventional construction practices:
Building Elevations - identifies how your project is going to appear from the outside, such as exterior materials, as well as relation to finished grade or to other existing buildings
Elevation drawings may be required for any project which would alter the exterior view of the building
For additions and alterations, pictures of the affected areas assist greatly in the review of the proposed work
The following information should be shown on an elevation:
Engineered Floor and Truss Drawings are required on all submissions where engineered products are being utilized
Engineered Plumbing and HVAC Drawings are required on all commercial, industrial, and institutional type buildings
Heat Loss and Duct Design Layout are required on all new construction and additions.
Once a complete application for a Building Permit is submitted to the city, the application will reviewed by Building & By-law staff who assess the application for compliance with the City’s zoning by-law, conformity with the Ontario Building Code, service connections, and any other factors which might apply to the specific project. We promptly respond to requests for information by Building & By-law staff to avoid unnecessary delays in obtaining the Building Permit. Once a complete application for a Building Permit is received, it usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to review plans by the Building & By-law staff and prepare a permit for issuance, depending on the project. The Building Permit will be issued when all necessary approvals have been obtained and fees for the Building Permit have been paid to the City. The Building Permit must be posted in plain view on the construction site for the building inspector from the city to verify at all times. The construction must comply with the plans and documents issued with your permit. Depending on the degree of change, revisions can lead to serious complications. Any changes, revisions, modifications to the approved construction drawings must be reported immediately to and approved by the city. A complete set of the approved permit drawings and documents should be kept on-site for use by the city building inspector. Building Permits to ensure structures are safe with respect to public health, fire protection and structural sufficiency. A Building Permit issued by the city ensures that the construction meets the minimum standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. Before the start of any construction project a Building Permit must be issued by the city. To commence construction without a Building Permit is illegal and a Provincial Offence under the Ontario Building Code Act; a penalty fee will be added to the Building Permit fee. All buildings, accessory buildings, decks and similar structures are required to meet certain restrictions as set out in the Zoning By-Law. These restrictions apply whether a Building Permit is required or not.
Zoning by-law rules that apply to the property must be determined during the preliminary planning stage of the project. Zoning by-laws regulate the use, size, location and types of buildings permitted on property in the City. The City By-law contains a wide array of land use and development regulations that must be met before a property can be used or a building erected. The regulations address such matters as:
Our commitment is to continually provide our customers the finest quality Architectural & Engineering drawings at a fair and competitive price with a superior customer satisfaction.
Cost for Architectural / Engineering Drawings for New Construction:- $1,950 plus $1.50 per sq ft
For smaller projects please call us for quote'
Cost of any required HVAC / Plumbing / Electrical Drawings are additional.
Most of the outdoor signs require a sign permit. We design signs. The following information shall be shown on the structural plans for free-standing sign permits:
Signs using anchor bolts, welds, etc. shall be engineered and shall bear engineer’s seal and signature; Signs 25 feet or more in height shall be engineered.
Cost for a sign permit drawing is $1,200
We produce clear and easy to understand well organized accurate detailed structural drawings for steel fabricators and steel erectors.
We prepare error free detailed structural steel plans, drawings and other documents for the manufacture and erection of structural steel members including columns, beams, braces, trusses, stairs, handrails, joists and metal decking, used in the construction projects requiring structural steel, miscellaneous steel, and plate work, for government, commercial, public, industrial, institutional, and residential projects across Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon) and the United States (Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin and Wyoming).
Our outstanding, dedicated and punctual structural steel detailers work closely with architects, engineers, general contractors and steel fabricators to complete projects within the budget in a timely manner..
Our expert team of professional steel detailers and checkers are well experienced in all aspects of structural steel detailing and highly regarded by steel fabricators, architects, engineers and contractors for error free detailed high-quality, low-cost structural steel drawings.
Our expert structural steel detailers prepare two primary types of precise drawings in a fully scalable, portable and compatible format: Shop Drawings and Erection Drawings.
Shop drawings, also called detail drawings, are used to specify the exact detailing requirements for fabricating each individual member of a steel structure, and are used by the steel fabricator to fabricate these members. Complete shop drawings show material specifications, member sizes, all required dimensions, welding, bolting, surface preparation and painting requirements, and any other information required to describe each completed member. Since shop drawings are intended for use by the steel fabrication shop, they contain little or no information about the erection and installation of the steel members they depict; this information belongs in the erection drawings.
Erection drawings are used to guide the steel erector on the construction site as to where and how to erect the fabricated structural steel members. Erection drawings show dimensioned plans to locate the structural steel members, and they often also show details with specific information and requirements, including all work that must be done in the field such as bolting, welding or installing wedge anchors. Since the erection drawings are intended for use in the field, they contain very little specific information about the fabrication of any individual steel member; members should already be completed by the time the erection drawings are used.
Out expert structural steel detailers comply with the requirements of the design drawings and with all industry standards and protocols, such as those established by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Welding Society (AWS).
Though our structural steel detailers and checkers are not responsible for design, including structural strength and integrity (which are the responsibility of the structural engineer), major dimensions of the structure and compliance with relevant building codes (which are the responsibility of the architect), we submit our detailed structural steel drawings to the structural engineer and/or architect for review and approval prior to the release of detailed structural steel drawings for fabrication. However, to complete our detailed structural steel drawings, our structural stell detailers usually suggest connections subject to the approval of the structural engineer in cases where the detailed structural steel drawings have insufficient information. In these situations, our expert steel detailers are guided by our experience and knowledge of existing engineering codes such as the Steel Construction Manual published by AISC.
Our experienced structural steel detailers use 3-D Modeling applications specifically designed for structural steel detailing, as the process for the production of detailed structural steel drawings using these applications is markedly different from a 2-D drafting approach. Our expert structural steel detailers literally build the project in 3D before producing detailed shop drawings from the model.
Our detailed structural steel drawings generally go through several phases. If there is any unclear information, clashes, conflicts and design problems that would prevent our structural steel detailers from creating or completing the detailed structural steel drawings accurately, a request for information is sent to the relevant trades - typically the general contractor, architect or structural engineer - before proceeding. If the required information is not needed immediately, then our structural steel detailers may opt to list the questions on the detailed structural steel drawings. Following creation of the detailed structural steel drawings, our structural steel detailers usually submit a copy of the detailed structural steel drawings to the architect and structural engineer for review and approval. Copies of the detailed structural steel drawings may be sent to other recipients at this time as well, such as the general contractor, for informational and coordination purposes. The accuracy and completeness of the detailed structural steel drawings will be checked by the "checker". To keep track of changes during the drawing creation workflow, the revisions are identified by incrementing an associated number or letter code which appears in the detail drawing revision block. Comments arising from approval and corrections made during checking will be resolved, and the original detailed structural steel drawings will be updated accordingly. Finally the detailed structural steel drawings will be released to the steel fabricator and/or steel erector for use in construction.
Cost of detailed structural steel drawings varies from the lowest $95 per ton for non-complicated standard configuration steel structures to $275 per ton for complicated skewed most complex one-of-a-kind steel structures. Compare our very competitive cheapest possible prices. Email us basic sketches/drawings to get a free quotation.
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Our structural steel detailers produce clear and easy to understand well organized accurate detailed structural drawings for steel fabricators and steel erectors.
We prepare error free detailed structural steel plans, drawings and other documents for the manufacture and erection of structural steel members including columns, beams, braces, trusses, stairs, handrails, joists and metal decking, used in the construction projects requiring structural steel, miscellaneous steel, and plate work, for government, commercial, public, industrial, institutional, and residential projects