The continual waste of human and natural resources in our industry brings no value to our buildings, communities and society. We wanted to provide a way that contractors and other professionals can share documents in a simpler way that doesn't have a negative impact on the environment.
Folsom, California (PRWEB) May 23, 2010
asBuilt eStorage launches a new online service to give developers and builders the ability to safely share as-built drawings and documents electronically, reducing costs for the developer and reducing the environmental impact.
With more and more developers, building owners and professionals in the construction community concerned with green building practices and the amount of waste produced by their industry, earth-friendly resources in this community are in demand. From building materials like bamboo flooring to energy-saving heating and cooling products like efficient windows - green choices are becoming profitable for businesses, and popular among consumers.
To respond to this positive trend, asBuilt eStorage launched a new website which offers professionals the ability to store and share as-built drawings easily, and without hundreds of pages of wasted paper. This is a small yet impactful way this industry can take strides towards making development more earth-friendly. With materials recycling, the use of sustainable products, and more and more consumers wanting green building practices implemented for projects, using this type of service is another step in the right direction.
If you are not familiar with the term "as-built drawings" - these are drawings which show the existing conditions and specifications of a building, and they are typically documented after or during construction. The website provides more information about the different kinds of as-built drawings and their professional uses. These drawings are then updated with the changes executed during construction efforts, and copied several times for record purposes.
With many people working with these documents as a reference after construction is completed, there is a high chance that they will be lost, misplaced or loaned out and never returned. If as-built drawings are lost, building owners can spend thousands of unnecessary dollars performing as-built surveys, or paying contractors for change orders for unforeseen conditions.
asBuilt eStorage offers an online service which helps your projects avoid these headaches. Using this service, building owners and facility engineers can upload as-built drawings and other contract documents and share them with design professionals and contractors in a safe, secure environment. This website document-sharing service allows professionals to reduce paper waste, reduce costs for re-work of as-built documentation, keep track of versions of documents, and easily collaborate with others. This tool has the potential to save some trees, and some greenbacks as well.
More developers and builders are taking responsibility for the impact their work can have on the environment, and because of this concern, sustainable practices are becoming very common within today's building industry. What initially inspired the development of this service was the president of asBuilt eStorage, Steve Smith, and his concern for the environment. Because of Steve's personal interest in improving the environment, his company has become a passionate member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In fact, asBuilt eStorage is currently working with the USGBC to be considered for an innovation credit within the LEED rating system.
"The continual waste of human and natural resources in our industry brings no value to our buildings, communities and society. We wanted to provide a way that contractors and other professionals can share documents in a simpler way that doesn't have a negative impact on the environment." said Steve Smith, President of asBuilt eStorage.
asBuilt eStorage allows users to stay organized, collaborate, and do something to reduce wasted paper, time and resources. Consumers would be pleased to know that their contractor, building owner, architect or engineer did something good for the environment on their behalf - and this time it didn't cost them a thing.
About asBuilt eStorage
asBuilt eStorage is a company based in Northern California which provides an online file-sharing service geared towards professionals in the building industry. With several file size storage options, a customizable folder structure, a secure log in area for users, and prices starting at $149/year, this file sharing tool is ideal for those looking for an inexpensive, safe and reliable method of file storage. asBuilt eStorage is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council and take strides to embrace every opportunity to go green and continue a culture of innovation. To learn more about asBuilt eStorage and how it works, visit http://www.asbuiltstorage.com.
Steve Smith, President, asBuilt eStorage
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