Each plan includes the following level of detail:
Dimensioned Floor Plans
Each plan comes with a fully dimensioned floor plan indicating the size and location of all walls, doors, windows and special features. Fireplace details are included where applicable. Door and window schedules are included to provide detailed information regarding opening sizes and window types. Each plan is supplemented with specific and general notes, room labels, area calculations, light and ventilation calculations, and ceiling heights.
Kitchen and Bath Layouts
The general layout of kitchens and baths is shown on the floor plan and include fixtures and cabinetry.
All plans have scale exterior elevations that show front, rear, left and right sides. These are detailed representations that graphically display heights of significant building features and design elements. Exterior finishes, ornamental design elements, roof type and roof pitch are generally shown on the elevations.
Wall sections and building sections are incorporated into the set to show a profile slice of the building to indicate recommended methods and materials of construction, including second floor joist framing.
Most of the foundation plans come with engineered reinforced slab foundations.These include thickened edge and footing sizes, section markers, and mechanical equipment locations, as well as all building code related notes.
Roof and roof framing plans are aerial views showing roof slopes, ridges, hips and valleys.In addition to the basic rooflines, our roof plans have specifically engineered truss drawings that show the length, spacing and layout of all roof structural members.
Electrical plans are included separately to provide the level of detail you could only expect from an experienced architect. These drawings fully represent the location of all fixtures, switches and outlets. Lighting calculations, electrical symbol legend, typical Arc Interrupting Current calculations, riser diagrams and panel schedules are also included.
These items are NOT included:
- Architectural or Engineering Stamp - handled locally if required
- Site Plan - handled locally when required
- Mechanical Drawings (location of heating and air equipment and duct work) - your subcontractors handle this
- Plumbing Drawings (drawings showing the actual plumbing pipe sizes and locations) - your subcontractors handle this
- Energy calculations - handled locally when required