Draw Building Sections

Show building section graphics

  1. All building conditions and components at section line are shown: footings, foundations, walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, openings, decks, parapets, appendages, gutters
  2. Type, location and thickness of thermal insulation envelope is shown: ground floors, walls, roofs, exterior soffits
  3. Space is provided for thermal insulation at roof for ventilation
  4. Type, location and thickness of acoustical insulation is shown: walls, ceilings, floors
  5. Location of new and existing grades at section line are shown
  6. New grade slopes to drain or away from building
  7. Drainage components at section line are shown: drain lines, drainage fill, trenches
  8. Types and location of all firestopping are shown

Show building section dimensions

  1. Heights for all stories are dimensioned: floor-to-floor, floor-to-roof, floor-to-ceiling
  2. Sill and head heights of openings not shown elsewhere are dimensioned: doors, windows, louvers

Show code-required control lines

  1. All code-required control lines are shown: building height limitations, property lines, setback lines
  2. Control lines shown are sufficient to demonstrate that building conforms to code requirements

Show detail cross references

  1. Every unique wall and component detail not keyed in elsewhere is keyed in

Show other cross reference symbols

  1. All building section cut lines are keyed in

Show material identifications

  1. Every building material or component at section line is identified by abbreviation, keynote, or symbol: foundations, walls, floors, roofing, openings, appendages, insulation types
  2. Each material symbol identifies only one type of material

Show building section notations

  1. Every room name of room at section line is shown

Show sheet notes

  1. Sheet title is shown
  2. Building section titles and scales are shown

Do interference check

  1. Adequate vertical clearance provided for concealed building components: ducts, sloping sewer lines, light fixtures, structural members

Coordinate with office standards

  1. Format for notations conform to office standard: sheet notes, elevation names
  2. Every item is drawn on appropriate CAD layer, conforming to office standard
  3. Every keynote conforms to office standards

Coordinate with legend

  1. Every cross reference symbol is listed and described in legend
  2. Every material symbol is listed and shown in legend
  3. Every abbreviation matches definition in legend
  4. Only abbreviations defined in legend are used

Coordinate with other drawings

  1. Building section agrees with floor plans, elevations, structural drawings
  2. Existing grade conditions agree with survey
  3. New grade conditions agree with site plan, landscape, civil drawings
  4. Drainage components agree with mechanical, landscape, civil drawings
  5. Sheet title agrees with table of contents
  6. Every detail and other cross reference symbol refers to correct reference and sheet


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