Flatbed Scanning – Our flatbed scanning service converts large paper floor plans to PDF through the use of a large format scanner and software that optimizes the scanned image. Plans that are yellowed or deteriorated are cleaned-up and saved to a thumb drive and to the GDS Vault. The GDS Vault app allows for viewing of your plans through any mobile or desktop device for those who are authorized.

We use the Oce Plotwave 365 for color and black & white scanning. We also have a Colortrac SmartLF 36” mobile scanner. Both scanners are fast and accurate.

Each sheet$5

Other Services

GDS Hourly Rate (Labor to create drawings and to provide miscellaneous CAD services)$75/hr*
Reproduction Fees (per sheet not already included in drawing package)$5*

* price and/or description change from previous price list

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3D Laser Scanning – Our laser scanning service includes a site survey of your residential or commercial property. Each room of the property will be scanned to create a 3D point cloud file of the property. The 3D image will be used in AutoCAD to create very accurate 2D floorplan of the existing structure. You will receive both the AutoCAD, PDF and point cloud files plus three printed sets.

We use the Faro Focus M70 for all our point cloud scanning. It will work indoor and outdoor with a range of 70 meters and is accurate within 3 millimeters.

    Base fee$500 *
    Each square foot of building being scanned$1
    Site Planincluded *

Other services

    GDS Hourly Rate (labor to create drawings and to provide miscellaneous CAD services)$75/hr *
    Reproduction Fees (per sheet not already included in drawing package)$5 *

* Price change from previous price list

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Access Control Submittal / As-Built Drawings these drawing packages are priced a la cart based on the criteria mandated by the user or security consultant. For submittal drawings, the base fee is always included, and typical packages have a riser/one-line diagram, device layout floor plans, panel hook-up diagram, panel layout with point-to-point information, and associated details of devices being installed. As-built drawings are estimated at 20% of the submittal cost or priced at $75 per hour to turn the submittal drawings into as-built drawings based on mark-ups provided of changes made in the field during installation.

    Base fee$400

Security / CCTV Device Layout Sheets

    Each Floor 1-25 card reader or camera locations$100
    Each Floor 26-50 card reader or camera locations$175
    Each Floor 51-75 card reader or camera locations$250
    Each Floor 76-100 card reader or camera locations$325

Riser or One-Line Diagram

    Each Floor 1-25 card reader or camera locations$50
    Each Floor 26-50 card reader or camera locations$100
    Each Floor 51-75 card reader or camera locations$150
    Each Floor 76-100 card reader or camera locations$200

Panel Layout

    Each 8 reader Panel or Rack.$50
    Each 16 reader Panel or Rack$100
    Hook-up Diagram$100 or $75/hr to create

Details / Elevations

    Simple$50
    Custom $75/hr to create

O&M Manuals

    Documentation Each Binder Tab in PDF Format. Printing will be done by others for large jobs, includes table of contents.$30
    Assembly Each binder put together with documentation, tabs, cover, includes binder and tabs$100
    Convert Submittal Drawing to As-Built Drawing$75/hr (or 20% of Submittal Cost)

Shop Drawings device layout including cameras, burglar alarm and access control equipment. Does not include cover sheet, one-line, details, panel layout, point-to-point or hook-up drawings.

    Each floor done concurrent with lock permitting up to 20 locations per floor$75*
    Each floor not concurrent with lock permitting up to 20 locations per floor$100*
    Each additional 20 devices after the first 20 on the same floor$75*

Other Services

    GDS Hourly Rate Labor to create drawings and to provide miscellaneous CAD services$75/hr
    Non-AutoCAD plans Labor to clean-up PDFs, scans & hardcopies to use in AutoCAD$75/hr
    Reproduction Fees per sheet not already included in drawing package$5
    Expedite Fee When available this fee puts your job at the front of the line to be done next$250

*Price change from previous price list

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Fire Alarm Design Includes device layout, NAC wiring shown, one-line diagram, battery/voltage drop calculations, spec sheet, stamp, 3 sets printed.

Base Fee (includes one floor with one power supply and all initiating devices).$650
Each additional floor or power supply at same building$300
Each duplicate (identical) floor previously engineered by GDS$75
Small Fire Alarm Designone floor with less than 10 initiating & notification devices$450
    Each additional floor or 4 NAC power supply at same building $300
EVAC Plans installed in conjunction with base fee above$350 *
    Each additional floor or amplifier supply at same building$100
Panel Replacement Plans – FACP location & specs only$225 *
Emergency Alarm/Hazard Plans installed in conjunction with base fee above$250
    Each additional floor or power supply at same building.$50

Apartment or Hotel Fire Alarm Design

    Base Fee$650
    Each sleeping unit $25 *
    Each additional free standing building in the complex (Clubhouse, Leasing office, etc.).$300
    Each duplicate (identical) floor at each building previously engineered by GDS $75
    Apartment Garage Floor Fee $150

Fire Alarm SLC Loop Only– initiating devices only (water flow, tamper, smoke, fire pull, ansul, etc.). Includes device layout, one-line, battery calculations, spec sheet, stamp, 3 sets printed.

    Base Fee (Includes one floor, 1-50 devices) .$385
    Each additional floor at same building (1 – 50 devices)$150

Additional Items Added to Fire Alarm Design

    SLC Loop Show Circuit and Address (50 devices)$100 *

Revisions(changes to a plan after plans are approved but before it passes inspection)

    Incidental changes missing or incorrect information on plansno charge*
    Change in the scope of work$285
    Each additional floor at same building$50

Bill of materialsfire alarm device layout for bid purposes. Includes device layout and device count.

    Base Fee (includes one floor with one power supply and all initiating devices).$75
    Each additional floor or power supply at same building$75
Fire Alarm Stamping – Design by OthersGDS does not stamp plans designed by others

Other Services

    GDS Hourly Rate (Labor to create drawings and to provide miscellaneous CAD services)$75/hr
    Non-AutoCAD plans (Labor to clean up PDFs, scans, hardcopies, etc. to use in AutoCAD)$75/hr
    Reproduction Fees (per sheet not already included in drawing package)$5
    Expedite Fee(When available this fee puts your job at the front of the line to be done next)$250

All plans are submitted to the AHJ either online, shipped, or available for pickup at our office. City/County plan review and inspection fees are not included.

* Price change from previous price list

** The clock for “ten business days or its free” begins once we have received the job name, address, CAD file, FACP/FCPS locations and parts list

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Electric Lock Permitting includes device layout, one-line diagram, spec sheet, up to 3 sets printed.
    Base Fee (includes one floor, 1-10 electric locks)$385**
       Each additional floor at same building (1-10 electric locks)$100*
       Each additional 20 electric locks after the first 10 on the same floor$100*
    Revisions (changes to a plan after plans are approved but before it passes inspection)
        Incidental changes missing or incorrect information on plansno charge
        Change in the scope of work 1-10 additional doors added to a project$235**
        Each additional floor at same building (1-10 electric locks)$50**

Shop Drawings device layout including cameras, burglar alarm and access control equipment. Does not include cover sheet, one-line, details, panel layout, point-to-point or hook-up drawings.

Each floor done concurrent with lock permitting (up to 10 locations per floor)$75**
Each floor not concurrent with lock permitting (up to 10 locations per floor)$100**
    Each additional 10 devices after the first 10 on the same floor$75**

Electric Lock Signage

Sign 1 – “PUSH TO EXIT” (plastic, no Braille)$25
Sign 2 – “THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHILE BUILDING OCCUPIED” (sticker)$10
Sign 3 – “PUSH/PULL TO RELEASE DOOR IN AN EMERGENCY” (Braille, plastic)$50
Sign 4 – “PUSH UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS. DOOR CAN BE OPENED IN 15 SECONDS” (plastic)$45
Sign 5 – “PULL UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS. DOOR CAN BE OPENED IN 15 SECONDS” (plastic)$45
Site Surveywalk site to obtain exit sign and other required building information.$75/hr*

Other Services

GDS Hourly Rate (Labor to create drawings and to provide miscellaneous CAD services)$75/hr
Non-AutoCAD plans (Labor to clean-up PDFs, scans, hardcopies, etc…to use in AutoCAD)$75/hr
Reproduction Fees (per sheet not already included in drawing package)$5
Expedite Fee (When available this fee puts your job at the front of the line to be done next)$250

Expedite Fee (When available this fee puts your job at the front of the line to be done next)

Small (1-20 locks), Medium (21-50 locks), Large (over 50 locks)$250/$500/$750 *

All plans are submitted to the AHJ either online, shipped, or available for pickup at our office. City/County plan review and inspection fees are not included.

* price change from previous price list

** The clock for “five business days or its free” begins once we have received the job name, address, CAD file, exit signs and parts list

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