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Architectural & Engineering Services – FAQs

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about architectural & engineering services. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us on

How do we get started?
How do we communicate?
What is the file size?
In what format should I send the scanned files?
In what DPI should the paper originals be scanned?
Can I mail the paper originals?
What kind of turnaround time is expected?
Do you follow your own CAD standards or those prescribed by us?
How can I send the original or markups sheets if an in-house scanner is not available?
Can I use fax machine to send the originals?
How many workstations and staff are committed to CAD? Of the 200 projects you mentioned in your materials how many have been CAD focused?
What are the possibilities of our meeting with your engineers?
Do your engineers travel to the United States or to Europe?
How can payment be made?
How different does the drawing look if done offshore?
Do you spell-check your drawings?
What about security of data?
Is your company familiar with AIA Layer standards, American and British (Bermudian) codes? If I sketch out a plan, do you need a completed plan? i.e. Sections, elevations, plot plan, floor plan, etc. Please tell me what information do you require to draw construction documents?
What is an average turnaround time in weeks for a typical American house?
Are these services permissible/taxable under law?