Architectural/Structural Steel Drawings, Continued
Construction drawings are orthographic views that present as much
information as possible graphically or by pictures. They consist of plan
views, elevations, section views, details, and specifications all on a relatively
PLAN Views: Plan views are views of the structure as it would appear if
projected onto a horizontal plane passed through or held above the structure
area. The most common construction plans are plot plans (also called site
plans), foundation plans, floor plans, and framing plans. Plot or site plans
show the contours, boundaries, roads, utilities, trees, structures, and other
significant physical features about structures on the site.
are plan views of a structure projected on an imaginary horizontal plane
passing through at the level of the tops of the foundation. The information
on a floor plan includes the lengths, thicknesses, and character of the
building walls on that particular floor, the widths and locations of door and
window openings, the length and character of partitions, the number and
arrangement of rooms, and the types and locations of utility installations.
Framing plans show the dimension numbers and arrangement of structural
members in wood-frame construction.
Figure 4-20 is an example of a floor plan.
Figure 4-20.A floor plan.
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