Plan sets will include:
Floor Plans: Each
of our distinctive plans come with a professionally designed, 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.
Elevations: 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
Sections: 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.
Structural Plans: All
building structural requirements are engineered and fully detailed with beam,
ledger, footing, column, and header schedules, notes and any special condition
(like stairs and residential elevators) and framing details. Connector schedules
are based on engineered uplift calculations.
Foundation Plans: Most 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 Plans: 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
Plans: 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.
Plan: Plan sets include the layout of all plumbing fixtures and
normally have a plumbing isometric riser diagram with each fixture labeled.