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1. Site Plan Drawings

An Architectural Site Plan is an aerial view of the construction site that includes the primary home or building and its adjoining constructions. Among its wide applications, we can include construction drawings for improvement and understanding the scope of construction activities. Along with it, it helps identify the topography of the building including roads, pavements, etc.

2. Floor Plan Drawings

These are in-depth versions of the room layout. Architectural Floor plans are made irrespective of the fact that they are to be utilized during the construction of a home, shop, or commercial project. Applications include an understanding of the dimensions and different kinds of installments. This helps get an idea about the usage of the limited room space.

3. Cross Section Drawings

Architectural Cross-sections drawings allow the architect to look at the different components of a building vertically. This 2-dimensional imagery is helpful to provide an overview of both the visible and hidden components of a building. Another type of cross-section is the Wall cross-section which is helpful to get a view of both sides of the wall.

4. Elevation Drawings

Elevations drawings help an architect understand the facing of the building. It is useful to know about the direction of the sun and the wind corresponding to the building. They also indicate the height of the building and the external and internal marking which includes the doors, and sizes of the windows too.

5. Landscape Drawing
The landscape drawing is the aerial of the whole area in which the building is built. It includes the areas designated for trees, street lights, parks, pools, and everything else. Landscape plans are more often used to depict the external aesthetics of the building. You can also include in them the paths, roads, pavements, parking areas, and whatnot.

6. Finishing Drawing
The Finishing drawing has a close relationship with the elevation drawings as they also talk about the smaller details of a building. Among the various types of finishing drawings, you can include the patterns of the floor, type, and shape of the false ceiling, paint colors, plaster, textures, and whatnot. They are important to maintain the aesthetic value of the structure.

7. Working Plan
The designers create working plans or construction plans for the contractors to help them understand the scope of the project. The benefits of such a plan include the convenience to fabricate the construction material according to the overall design. Working drawings also include a legend that provides information about the different components.

8. Section Drawings
As the name suggests, the section drawings show the structure in a sliced form. This kind of construction drawing helps identify the primary structures in relation to other surrounding structures of the building. Further, section drawings also provide information on the types of materials to be used in the construction.

9. General Notes
The general notes do not have any drawings. It contains detailed information about the buildings. This includes the by-laws, codes, length, mapping forms, construction type, legends, abbreviations, and everything else that is essential.

10. Excavation Drawings

Excavation drawings are needed to know the length, depth, and width of the building excavation. It talks about the extent of excavation, removal of soil, and the process of excavation. The different processes used for excavation comprise trenching, wall shafts, tunneling, and others.

11. As-built drawings

The As-built drawings provide a comparison between what has been built and the original plan. It may happen due to circumstantial conditions the contractors may have to change the construction pattern and design. The As-built drawings are made either during the construction process or after the construction is complete.

12. Single Line Drawings

These are the single-line depictions of the structure of a room. The lines are drawn exactly as the different configurations of the room will be. It has the sizes of the rooms and the position of the doors with proper labeling. A line plan provides an overview of how the whole room will be planned out.

13. Penetration Drawings

Penetration Drawings are designed for structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. They are dimensionally locating all sleeve/cores and shaft penetration through floors and walls including the size of the actual opening and rough-in dimensions.

14. Shop Drawings

Shop drawings are also a sort of construction guide that personifies how an object has to be installed, fitted, or manufactured. Most of the time, the shop drawings are prepared by contractors and subcontractors. Also, suppliers, manufacturers, and fabricators can prepare these drawings. Shop drawings ensure compliance with the original design and specifications of the object.

15. Installation Drawings

There are plenty of installations that can be added to a building. Some are essential, like the ventilation, heating, and cooling system. So, in that matter, a plan to help with all kinds of installation can be useful to the contractors and the development team. From the most complex structure like data centers to control rooms, these kinds of drawings are also essential from the management point of view.

16. Location Drawings

Location drawings are also referred to as general arrangement drawings. They are made to showcase the composition of the entire project and if that project has several parts and structures to be constructed, a location drawing will include details for all of them. Under it, you may consider adding elevations, projections, different plans, and sections.

17. Location Plan

The location plan further covers a wide area. This kind of construction drawing requires the architect to check out the whole area where the building is to be constructed. Also called General Arrangement Drawings, they represent the objects and more importantly, they show the relationship between the different stages of building development.


Structural Drawings are also called engineering drawings and they focus on the structural aspect of the building. These drawings are included in the proposal documents and act as a guide for the workforce.

18. Column Layout

Column layout reinforces the design and pattern of the columns of the whole structure. This plan is divided floor-wise and demarcates the exact size and distance between every column of the building. Column layout drawings further make it easier for the contractors to make sense of the whole building layout.

19. Plinth Beam Layout

Plinth beams are yet another form of beam structure that reinforces the support system of a structure. The plinth beam layout drawings showcase the position, length, and sectional design of the plinth beams. Here too, the plinth beams drawings are also made floor-wise.

20. Lintel Beam Layout

Lintel beams are yet another form of support structure that are made above the doors and windows. These are reinforced structures that are made to provide strength to the part of the building that is made above the windows and doors. In these kinds of drawings, you will find the correct positions, dimensions, and the number of lintel beams on every floor.

21. Roof Beam and Shuttering Layout

A roof beam is made to strengthen the building’s overall structure. A roof beam is a triangular structure that is usually made on the top of the building and supports the roof. Roof beams are usually made out of wood, but it can also be made from steel or concrete.

22. Framing Plans

Framing plans are similar to the beam layouts. They offer information about the framework, sizes, and positions of the beams. Framing plans are helpful to the builders as they can easily understand and layout the plans for the roof, floor, and other such structures that are an essential part of a building.

23. Component Drawings

The component drawings are majorly referred to as the drawings supplied by the manufacturer of a product. These kinds of plans are replete with the drawings of the component thus providing a detailed insight into its markings and different sub-parts.

24. Concept Drawings

The component drawings are majorly referred to as the drawings supplied by the manufacturer of a product. These kinds of plans are replete with the drawings of the component thus providing a detailed insight into its markings and different sub-parts.

25. Engineering Drawings

Any building may require the installation of some engineered objects or components. So, an engineering drawing is targeted toward the convenient construction or placement of these kinds of structures. They are more of a guide to help the contractor and the engineer, they work in sync with each other and get the desired results.

26. Assembly Drawings

In the construction industry, these types of drawings are made to depict the connection between two components of a structure. It shows how the different parts of this structure fit together. It has all kinds of designs and patterns including 3D, sectional, and elevation views.

27. Design Drawings

The design drawings are somewhat similar to concept drawings. This means that they are also useful in case of fetching new conversions for a particular project. They are also useful in proposing the designs to the stakeholders and then providing a rough idea to the designing teams for their reference. Design drawings can also become a benchmark or can be used as a comparison.

28. Foundation Plan

Foundation plans are not necessarily basement plans or ground floor plans. A foundation plan can be made for any floor of a house. The purpose of making these plans is to convey the dimensions, sizes, shapes, and every single configuration of a floor. Footings are also an essential part of a foundation plan.

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29. Detail Drawings

These are the drawings of any kind of geometric structure that has to be constructed. These drawings are more detailed and pay attention to the intricate designs and details of any construction project.

30. Perspective Drawings

A perspective drawing highlights the spatial aspects of a home or building along with showing its three-dimensional volumes. These are the realistic images of the home or building that is under construction. In addition to this, there are different types of perspectives based on vanishing points.

31. Production Drawings

Production drawings are guides that convey information to the workers and supervisors about the construction process. Along with the materials, it has dimensions, materials, tools, assembly, and others. The production documents provide instructions and tell how to meet those requirements.

32. Scale Drawings

Scale drawings demonstrate the larger objects as it is not possible to draw them in the original size. So, this means that every drawing of a building is a type of scale drawing. For instance, a location plan has a scale of 1:1000, a site plan’s scale is 1:200, a floor plan, 1:100, and so on. The larger the size of the object under construction, the higher will be the propensity of the scale.

33. Technical Drawings

Technical drawings also convey a broad meaning with regard to a construction project. The basic purpose of technical drawings is to indicate how an object functions. Unlike the artistic drawings, these drawings are made with one specific purpose. In that sense, almost every drawing that is prepared before, during, and post-construction can be referred to as a technical drawing.

34. Submission Drawings

Submission drawings are prepared with reference to the by-laws drafted and implemented by an authority. They are sent to the authorities for their approval and include index plans, detailed drawings, elevation drawings, and other sectional plans.

35. Model

Models come after the drawings. They are prepared for the bigger building and personify how the building will look when it is complete. The benefit of making models is that it helps the architectures identify the difficulties. Everything is clear in a model, the design, elevation, and internal and external detailing.


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