Vancouver-Based Engineering Firm Plans the Construction of New Terminal in Los Angeles Airport with Precise Facade Design

Architectural Drafting at BackOffice Pro

BackOffice Pro (BOP), is a sought-after name in the engineering space catering to the architectural design and drafting needs of the global engineering, architectural and construction firms. We offer cost-effective architectural drafting services, facade designs, cutting lists, bill of material (BOM), floor plans, rendering and elevations, utility plans, and more.


Meet the Client: Engineering Firm in Vancouver

The client is a leading engineering firm in Vancouver, offering a complete building envelop solution coupled with detailed design, ensuring the building codes and standards in Vancouver. As a market leader, they have a diverse range of products spreading across architectural, energy and defense construction, marine, and light-rail. They are at the pinnacle of the testing standards of the industry while being sufficiently flexible to support any future requirements in the industry.

Objective of the Facade Design Project

The goals behind the project are to:

  • Get shop drawings for the airport terminal and commercial buildings
  • Get the cutting list for the actual measures and dimensions of the materials




Software / Application

AutoCAD, Bluebeam


8k USD

Client’s Challenges Before BOP’s Facade Design Assistance

As a big engineering firm, they had requirements of facade drawing for a new terminal in the Los Angeles airport and commercial buildings in the US. They were looking for an outsourcing partner who could help them with shop drawings and a cutting list, including the dimensions and measurements of the elements. Coming across BOP, they were convinced with the experience and the expertise and ended up in hiring us for their project.

BOP’s Custom Solution for the Facade Design Requirements

On receiving the architect’s drawing and the take-offs form the client, BOP’s team reviewed the requirements carefully and devised a custom process. The entire project was divided into five projects, and three engineers, including three drafters and one quality controller, were assigned per project.

The team converted the drawings and plans to CAD using AutoCAD and sent it to the client for a review. Once they approved, we started with the drafting based on their strict SOP and shared for another round of review. The next step was to create the shop drawing, detailing, and panel drafting following the SOP. We had to name every sheet according to the format, font, writing process with high-level detailing, which was challenging. Lastly, we started with the cutting list for the accurate measurements of the elements in Bluebeam software and shared the design for one project with the client within 20 days.

Facade Design Takeaways

Owing to BOP’s skills, experience, and precision,

  • They entirely depended on us for their architectural design and drafting requirements
  • They received continuous design and drafting support and
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