Saturday, August 13, 2011

Floor Plan Drawings & Compliance With Building Code Requirements

Floor plans are an excellent tool to demonstrate a property, to visualize the room layout and plan your new building, home or commercial space. The process of rendering professional floor plans is very simple. First you produce a complete sketch of the room layout containing all room dimensions, doors & windows, fixtures like wardrobes, fitted work tops in kitchens, bathroom amenities, etc. This sketch or a scanned image of it needs to be sent to the team of expert architectural drafters who will accurately convert your drawings into a set of effective floor plans, using popular CAD techniques such as AutoCAD, Revit, SolidWorks, etc.

The team can deliver the finished floor plans in any desired format and according to your specifications. You can upload these drawings to your web site or include them in marketing collaterals to show it to your clients. We suggest you to use the following checklist to make sure that floor plan drawings are complete and give enough information to comply Building Code requirements in your region or city.

Your architectural plans should at least include:
- Site location
- Drawing scales
- Cross-section symbol
- Structural components (bars, joists), including sizes, lengths and materials
- Interior partitions
- Interior dimensions
- Exterior walls
- Exterior dimensions
- Room names & sizes
- Door locations & sizes
- Window locations & sizes
- Home/Office appliances
- Bathroom & plumbing fixtures
- Smoke detectors & alarm
- Trusses drawings if applicable.

Today an increasing number of clients demand more detailed information and compliance with regional building codes. A set of these drawings will demonstrate how exactly the property is laid out and can provide clear idea of rooms, individual floors or the entire property.

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