These designs packages usually run between three and five 24" x 36" sheets.
Working drawings usually comprises of the following:
Site plan at 1/8"=1'-0".
Foundation plan at 1/4"=1'-0".
Some plans have foundation options, client to specify at time of order.
Two cross sections at 1/4"=1'-0".
Details as required. Main floor plan at 1/4"=1'-0".
Second floor at 1/4"=1'-0", if applicable.
All four elevations at 1/4"=1'-0".
Structural floor / roof information indicated either on the floor plans or separate framing plans for complicated designs. Plans are engineered by a structural engineer, but not stamped or sealed. Ground snow load 40 psf. (or composite roof live load 32 psf, dead load 10 psf for total roof design load 42 psf) Floor live load 40 psf. Assumed soil bearing capacity 1560 psf.
Electrical fixtures / switches / smoke alarms by location on floor plans. Plumbing fixtures by location on floor plans. Windows are called out as generic nominal sizes on floor plans, opening directions indicated on elevations.
Items not including with plans: Interior cabinet elevations. Window schedules.
Situations beyond the scope of these drawings: High wind speeds. Seismic, shear walls, holddowns, nailing patterns. Energy code compliance.
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