TEXT ASSIGNMENT .............................................................................. Attached Memorandum
Upon completion of this lesson on Architectural Drawings, you should be able to accomplish the following
in the indicated topic areas:
Working Drawings. List the components of a set of construction working drawings.
Symbols and Conventions. Identify common architectural symbols and conventions used on construction
Types of Drawings. Describe and explain the purpose of site plans, elevations, floor plans, and foundation
Framing Drawings. Explain the
framing methods used
in wood construction and how they are shown
framing drawings for floors, roofs, walls, sections, and details.
Concrete and Masonry. Describe concrete and masonry methods and how they are depicted on construction
Structural Drawings. Explain types of steel structural members used in military construction, methods of
fabrication and assembly, and the types of structural drawings used for steel construction.
Section I. Working Drawings
common architectural symbols and material
conventions applicable to military use. Foundation
a. Working drawings plus specifications are
plans, floor framing plans, roof framing-plans, and
the principal sources of information for supervisors
section details, which are also included under the
and technicians responsible for the actual work of
term architectural working drawing, are discussed in
construction. The construction working drawing
presents a complete graphic description of the
structure to be erected, the construction site, the
ARCHITECTURAL SYMBOLS AND
materials to be used, and the construction method to
be followed. Most construction drawings consist of
orthographic views. A set of working drawings
a. Architectural Symbols.
includes both general and detail drawings. General
symbols are used to indicate on the construction
drawings consist of plans and elevations, while detail
plans the type and location of doors, windows, and
drawings comprise sections and detail views.
other features. The symbol has
b. Site plans, elevations, and floor plans are
described in this section together with the most