Structural drawings are included in a set of construction drawings to show details of the structural elements. Jim shows examples that include the details for the building’s foundation and roof framing, and explains that structural drawings may be drawn by the architect or a structural engineer.
- [Narrator] As I said in the last segment,…the structure of a building might be designed…by the architect, and that's the case here…in our sample project with this house.…But just be aware that as a project gets more complex…or has different elements to it, say,…a concrete parking structure,…the architect may hire another consultant,…typically called a structural engineer,…to design those structural details…and produce the structural drawings.…And in that case, when I go to my drawing list…or my sheet index, I would expect…to see a group of drawings labeled structural,…and designated with an S in front of them.…
Now, again, we don't have that here.…And, you know, if we go over to our bookmarks,…you can see I don't have any structural drawings…or anything designated as structural drawings…in my bookmarks either.…But that doesn't mean that I don't have…any structural drawings for this project.…It just means that since the architect…designed the structure, they included them…in the architectural set of drawings.…
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