List of Construction Drawings Required for Building Construction

For any construction project (here we are talking about buildings), construction plans, documents, drawings and sketches are required to execute the project properly. There can be a huge list of different documents that make up your set. Each client and building have different requirements. Even the available budget for certain project can change the drawing and documentation requirements of the project. However, certain practices have become widely accepted. Below mentioned is the list of drawings required for Building Construction.

Construction Drawings
Construction Drawings
  1. Architectural Drawings
  2. Structural Drawings
  3. Plumbing Drawings
  4. Electrical Drawings
  5. Fire Fighting Drawings
  6. HVAC Drawings

1. Architectural Drawings

Architectural drawings are technical illustrations produced by architects that serve as a crucial element in the construction industry. These drawings are utilized to conceptualize a building project, communicate design ideas, and convey crucial information to construction teams, enabling them to construct buildings precisely to the specifications outlined in the drawings.

Architectural drawings play a vital role in the construction process, from convincing clients to adopt a particular design concept to providing a detailed plan for contractors to follow. The drawings serve as a record of completed work and are essential in documenting existing structures.

The following are typical components found in a full set of Architectural Construction Drawings:

  1. Setting Out Plan
  2. Floor Plans
  3. Elevation Drawings
  4. Section Drawings
  5. Working Drawings
  6. Opening Schedules
  7. Rood Drainage Plan
  8. Flooring Plan
  9. Furniture Plan
  10. Typical Details

2. Structural Drawings

Structural drawings illustrate the support system of a building, showcasing the strength, connectivity, and arrangement of elements such as beams, columns, stairs, slabs, and more. They provide a detailed understanding of how the building is constructed and how it can stand securely. It covers:

  1. General Notes
  2. Typical sections
  3. Foundation excavation plan
  4. Footing sections
  5. Ground floor column plan
  6. Column sections
  7. Ground floor plinth beams plan
  8. Plinth beams sections
  9. Ground floor beam plan
  10. Beam sections
  11. Ground floor slab bottom rebar detail
  12. Ground floor slab top rebar detail
  13. Ground floor slab section
  14. Overhead water tank design
  15. Septic tank design

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3. Plumbing Drawings

  1. Legend and General Notes
  2. Sewerage and Rainwater Layout Plan
  3. Manhole Schedule
  4. Plumbing Construction Details
  5. Water Supply Layout

4. Electrical drawing

Electrical drawings, are technical illustrations created by electrical consultants to showcase the electrical design of a building or construction project. These drawings showcase the placement of electrical systems such as wiring, outlets, lighting, and circuit breakers, as well as the connectivity of electrical components. They play a critical role in the construction process by ensuring that electrical systems are installed correctly and meet safety standards.

These drawings show the location of electrical equipment and their layout in the building.

  1. Electrical Legend
  2. Lighting Plan
  3. Power Plan
  4. Single Line Diagram
  5. Fire Alarm Layout
  6. Public Address System and CCTV Camera
  7. Intercom system
  8. Lightening Protection Earthing Details
  9. Access Control

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5. Fire Fighting Drawings

  1. Legend and Notes
  2. Fire Fighting Layout Plan (For Each Floor)

6. HVAC Drawings

  1. Legend and General Notes
  2. AC Layout Plan (for each Floor)
  3. Equipment Schedule and Installation Detail

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