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As built or as finished drawings

- drawings of a completed piece of work. It is a term first associated with ship building where, as work progressed, it was common to require changes to be made to the initial design. It is common as work progresses on projects involving work to old buildings, for changes to be made to the design or specification of the work. It would seem appropriate therefore to apply a condition to many listed building consents requiring a set of "as built" drawings, but in practice this seldom happens.