This video describes architectural drawings and their use on a construction project. Jim shows the different types of information that may be contained in these drawings, including overall dimensions, floor plans, and many different views of the project to be built as drawn by the architect.
- [Instructor] Much of the course so far has been spent…in what we call the architectural drawings.…Now basically the reason they're called…architectural drawings is they're usually a product…of the work of the architect.…And we can see here in our drawing list…an index of all the architectural drawings.…And again, as you can see they're designated generally…with an "A" in front of the sheet number.…Now as we've seen, the architectural drawings,…also shown over here in the bookmarks,…include things like the floorplan,…roof plans,…exterior elevations,…and building cross-sections.…
For a building project, the architectural drawings is really…where everything starts.…So not only do these architectural drawings give us…the general layout and the overall dimensions…and look and feel of the building,…they also begin to tell us how to build the structure,…and these architectural drawings also generally form…the basis of what needs to be designed and included…in the other drawing types like plumbing…and electrical that we'll look at next.…
In this course, learn how to read construction drawings. Jim Rogers helps you acquire this important skillset by taking you through the different components that make up construction plans, and helping you understand the language of construction drawings. He covers types of views, highlights different kinds of construction drawings—including architectural drawings, electrical drawings, and plumbing drawings—explains how to read general notes, and more.
- Deciphering the language of construction drawings
- Understanding line types
- Reviewing plan views, elevation views, section views, and isometric views
- Reviewing architectural drawings, structural drawings, and mechanical drawings
- Drilling down to the details
- Reviewing reference points on drawings
- Understanding schedules
- The future of construction drawings