Floor Plan Survey | Project Summary 13

One of the drafting services that I provide is floor plan surveys. In this post, as a continuation in my series of project summary posts, I’ll review a project on which I provided such services.

A floor plan survey, if you don’t know, is a two step process. It consists of first measuring the floor plan of an existing structure (e.g. apartment, building, house, etc.), and then secondly creating a drawing of the measured structure, which is based upon the collected measurements.

In this context, the word survey means to measure.

Project Background

A New York City homeowner contacted me because she wanted measured drawings of her cozy duplex apartment. She answered some preliminary questions that I had about the apartment, and then I issued her a simple proposal based on her needs. She accepted my proposal, so I then scheduled a date to measure the apartment when she could give me access to it.

Project Scenario

When I arrived at the apartment the homeowner gave me a walk-through of it. I then setup, and began sketching and measuring it. The space was small, so I was finished before I knew it!!

Her apartment was on the ground floor, and had a door to a rear courtyard. I included this back courtyard in the survey too, because she wanted me to do so.

Project Summary
Item Description
Type and Location: A residential apartment located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Client: Resident
Scope of Work: Create floor plan drawings of a residential apartment, and deliver the drawings to the client in AutoCAD and PDF format.
Floor Plan Area: 562 sq.ft.
Was the space occupied?: Yes, the resident was there while I was working.
Access Restrictions: No, the resident was there to give me access.
Field Setup and Breakdown Time: My setup and breakdown time is included in my field time. Typically setup and breakdown takes ten minutes each.
Field Measuring Time: 1.67 hours
CAD Drafting Time: 2.88 hours
Total Travel Time: 2.00 hours total for the round trip.
Misc. Time: Approximately 1.00 hour of project coordination.
Crew Size: 1 man
Field Equipment Used: Hand held laser, tape measure, point-and-shoot camera, pens, pencils, eraser, paper and foam board.
Comments: This was a small and somewhat cramped space, which slowed me down a bit.
Total Time Spent on Project: 7.55 hours
A project sample of floor plan survey drawings.
A project sample of floor plan survey drawings.

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If you have any questions about this project, or if you’re in need of floor plan drawings of your existing apartment, house or building, then please feel free to contact me today. Call Now: 718.441.3968 or email at: brian@draftingservices.com