Builders can often buy a set of plans online, including complete construction drawings and CAD files. This has great potential for a significant savings over having new design and new construction drawings done - as much as 25% to 50%. But without consulting a designer or architect first, you might find that your construction drawings are lacking modern construction techniques and code requirements, and may not reflect typical Florida construction techniques. All parties must keep in mind that building near the Florida coastline means meeting codes and standards for coastal flood zones and a 150 mph wind zone. These plans are not always the “turn-key” solution hoped for, requiring heavy modifications to be used. This can waste the expected savings and might mean the plans must be scrapped.