Case Studies: Plant Floor Electrical Documentation


Over the past 7 years, AP Engineering Services has performed numerous projects for one of our industrial customers in several of its locations. The customer was in the process of relocating some machines in its factory and as their work progressed, they realized that there were incomplete electrical drawings for the plant. We were contracted to generate new documentation that the customer could use during the bidding process for the upgrade of the facility and for maintenance after the upgrade.


We took a tour of the plant to determine what existed and where it was located and obtained existing documentation. Our electrical engineering staff then prepared new documentation to reflect existing electrical equipment (panels, conduit, etc.) in the plant. In the end, the customer received 16 drawings that reflected the “as built” conditions of their electrical system. We completed the work on time and under budget. Our customer contact and their architectural engineer were both pleased with the resulting work, its accuracy and timeliness. The final drawing package was reviewed and changes incorporated. The customer’s message to us was “we appreciate your work on this project; a job well done.”

Why We Were Successful

AP Engineering Services works with its customers to ensure that all parties understand the importance of schedule and the timeliness of deliverables. The purchase order requested a completion date of 6-30-2006; however, our customer contact asked if we could push the date to early June. We completed the work before May 22, well in advance of the next phases of the customer’s plant upgrade.