Drawing Checklist

The drawing checklist is an integral part of the construction. It forms the base between your construction contract and your builder. During the construction process, these checklists are being referred very frequently in order to avoid any discrepancies.

The checklist accurately reflects any design decisions or materials selections you may have made during your project’s previous design phases.

The inclusion, or exclusion, of an item from the drawings is crucial to resolving disputes that may arrive over any discrepancies in the construction phase, as well as who bears the cost for such miscalculations or errors.

Below is a drawing checklist that helps construction contract and builders.

1) Cover Sheet:

The cover sheet comprises of all necessary information related to project including project overview, general notes, and other important information.

2) Specifications:

Specifications provide an overall picture of the project and set the standards for construction. This includes identification of materials and location of fixtures

3) Site Plan:

The site plan shows property lines, setbacks, structures, driveways, and walkways. This may include pools, outbuildings, garden structures and fences in the plan, as well as proposed grading lines.

4) Floor plan:

Floor plans are created as per the scale to show walls, stairs, door & window locations, dimensions and door and window symbols or sizes.

5) Roof Plan:

Like floor plans, Roof plans show pitches, overhangs, chimneys, gutters & roofing materials. Also shows the probable locations for plumbing and mechanical vents.

6) Elevations:

Elevations show the front, rear, and sides of the home. These typically include roof lines and slopes, doors and windows, cladding information, and vertical dimensions to critical floor and roof heights.

7) Building Sections:

Building sections are like “cutaways” of the residence. They give the view of a building’s structure in a way that it looks like it had been cut and sliced in half along an imaginary plane.

8) Typical Details:

Details including typical wall sections, foundation, eave and other framing details that are pertinent to the project are included here and are typically drawn at a larger scale. These drawings may also include details for custom built-ins and trim profiles.

9) Interior elevations:

Interior elevations show all the heights inside the house. Interior elevations of Kitchens and Baths show the arrangement and size of cabinets, fixtures, and appliances in relationship to doors, windows, and any floor or ceiling height changes. These drawings may also include tile layouts or other pertinent details.

10) Electrical plans:

Electrical Plans as per the scale are provided as separate drawings, overlaid on the floor plans. They include the locations of wall outlets, switches, fixtures, smoke detectors, telephone outlets, computer outlets and television outlets.

11) Foundation Plans:

The Foundation Plan shows foundation construction, overall dimensions, and all openings dimensioned. For concrete slabs, all plumbing and electrical locations and other slab penetrations are noted and dimensioned.

12) Framing Plans:

Framing plans are designed to show locations, materials (e.g. steel, timber), sizes, spacings and numbers of the structural elements that will be used to build your house.

Sheets are drawn at 1/4″ scale and include floor joist, ceiling joist and rafter size, spacing and direction. They also include header and beam sizes, framing details at unique conditions and structural specifications.