Definition : Plans and specifications of the building (as) built

The "plans" are the technical and graphic representation, to scale, of a construction. They must be signed and sealed, by an engineer or architect, as the case may be. The "specifications” are, for their part, a document stating the scope and details of the work. They include without limitation the technical specifications and a detailed qualitative description of the materials used. The plans and specifications of the building (as) built facilitate the duty of the board of directors to maintain the building as well as its future interventions (renovation, modification and enlargement). These documents are part of the the register of co-ownership and must be made available to any co-owner upon request.

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