Jim explains that while most of the construction drawings are drawn by the project’s design team, many projects also use drawings known as shop drawings that are created by contractors or material suppliers to provide a more detailed look at special materials and how they are to be installed.
- [Narrator] Let's begin to wrap up our discussion…on construction drawings by talking about a set of drawings…that you may not always see…depending on the complexity of the project…or the type of work you're performing.…So the drawings we've reviewed so far…have all been produced by the project's design team.…What I want to talk about now…is what's commonly referred to as a shop drawing…and you can see that there's no shop drawings…that show up here in our drawing list or our index…and that's because shop drawings are generally produced…by one of the trade contractors or suppliers on a project.…
And this is because sometimes we need more detail…than what's provided on the design drawings…in order to help us build a project in the field…or to help a manufacturer build components…that are going to be used on that project.…And we can use the design drawings as the starting point…because ultimately what we produce…needs to meet the intent of these drawings,…but sometimes we just need more details and information…
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