Canon Solutions America Inc., Large Format Printing Systems

Color Construction Documents: A SimpleWay to Reduce Costs

Construction workflows that leverage color design and construction documentation and printing provide an important means for reducing costs for traditional design-bid-build projects. Relative to the cost of color printing, the improvements in collaboration gained through reduced estimation contingencies, requests for information and change orders can readily exceed a 4:1 ratio, in which each incremental dollar invested in color printing can yield $4 in savings for a given project. These savings are derived through the use of higher-quality color construction documentation during the estimation, bidding, and construction phases of building where collaboration extends acrossmultiple downstreamstakeholders, such as specialty subcontractors, fabricators, and suppliers.