In this video, Jim shows examples of plumbing drawings on a construction project. Jim explains that plumbing drawings may be drawn by the mechanical engineer, and are typically used by the project’s plumbing contractor to lay out and install the water and drain lines and the plumbing fixtures.
- [Instructor] Okay, we're back here on our cover sheet.…In this video, we're going to take a look…at the plumbing drawings,…but while we're on the cover sheet,…I want to point out one more thing before we move forward,…and that is that I have a separate set…of drawings called fire protection.…In this case, fire protection refers to the fire sprinklers…that are inside of this particular building.…Again, sometimes those will be lumped…into the plumbing drawings, because they're sprinkler lines.…They carry water.…Other times like this, you'll see them…as a separate set of drawings.…
Again, this is just one of those things to remember…that as the project becomes more complex,…they might continue to break things out of the drawings…just to give you less information on a page.…So in this case, instead of putting all…of the first floor plumbing on the same page…as the first floor sprinklers, which gets really cluttered,…they've elected to break them out into…a separate set of fire protection drawings.…With that explanation, let's go ahead…
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