FI: Field Instructions
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(pronounced like the initials: ef-eye)

Also known as an AFI (Architect’s Field Instructions) and quite similar to an ASI (Architect’s Supplemental Instructions), an FI can be created when an architect or interior designer tours the construction site. An FI could result from some item or issue that the design professional believes should be clarified or corrected, or it could be a response to a question in the field by a contractor. Furthermore, a contractor may point out the need for a minor improvement or make a suggestion that the design professional should take under advisement. In any case, the design professional will issue the FI, which will include a written explanation and possibly a drawing or two for additional clarification.

See also: ASI