When an infrastructure project is complete, the professional team has to prepare drawings representing the infrastructure, as it was completed in the end. All on-site changes and deviations from designs are incorporated in these drawings. This is very important particularly to services which are difficult to locate once they have been covered, like pipelines and under ground power lines.
In the past we would mark/label these drawings "as built". Now we have been informed that we should change that to "as recorded", because "as built" implies that the drawings are a perfect representation of what in fact has been built. By using the phrase "as recorded", any liability / responsibility for incorrect drawings becomes unclear.
What is the proper term to use? And to what extent is the person preparing the "as built" drawings responsible for inaccuracies?