This column ends my tenure as the regular author of this column (thanks for reading!). It also completes my “Back to BASics” series that has focused on the fundamentals of BAS functionality and design. Previously, I stated that the two most important elements of a design are the sequence of operation and point list, but that a specification is also necessary.
The final key element to a BAS design is the drawings. BAS information is typically shown on separate, dedicated drawings that are included as part of the design’s mechanical drawings; however, BAS information can also be integrated within the mechanical drawings themselves. Either way, what purpose does showing BAS drawings serve, and what should they document?