What are Sketches

Definition of Sketches in Construction

Sketches are extremely popular in the construction industry. Architects, engineers, designers and simple contractors will create a simple sketch to identify a solution, a problem or any of the different construction situations that fall in between a solution or a problem. The ability of some architects to provide simple sketches that resolve jobsite issues can be quite impressive. Sketches are also formally submitted to all associated parties that require information that is included on the sketch. In many instances, a sketch is a catalyst for change orders, schedule extensions or any other type of contractual revisions required on a construction project. In most situations, the construction manager or general contractor will develop a sketch log to manage all of the sketches that are created on a construction project.