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1

How do you determine roof pitch by looking at a print?

standard roof detail page

2

when looking at a print, you see items circled and the indication "Std. Det.#.." given. what does this mean?

this indicates the standard detail page and drawing number

3

What does an item drawn with a dashed line represent when found on a blueprint?

an option available with that house type

4

on what page of the prints can you find the size of the kitchen cabinets?

Kitchen cabinet layout page

5

on what page of the prints would you most likely look to find the type and size of the main support beam?

Foundation layout plan

6

How can you determine the height of the foundation wall?

Foundation plans

7

How do you determine joist spacing?

floor joist layout page

8

what is the common spacing that NVR uses for 2x10 floor joist? JSI

2x10: 16" OC
JSI: 19.2 OC

9

How is a 3'0" x 4'6" window indicated?

3046

10

What does a cross section show on a print?

Cuts the house in half so you can see through the house

11

what does O.C. indicate on the blueprints?

On center

12

what does "Fdn" indicate on the blueprints?

Foundation

13

what does "C/L" indicate on the blueprints?

Center line

14

What does "Opt" indicate on the blueprints?

Option

15

what does "Crs" indicate on the blueprints?

course (brick layout)

16

draw the symbol for a bearing wall

pg 3 (blueprint)

17

draw the symbol that indicates bearing point about

circle with X in the middle

18

draw the symbol that indicates an engineering page

oval with number inside

19

How is the size of a door indicated on the blueprints

26 with the swing of the door drawn where the door entrance is located

20

How can you tell what type of floor covering is used in a given area?

FLooring section on SAR and the floor break symbol:
C->/<-R

21

How can you tell if a bath is to be installed with a shower stall or a tub?

SAR and bathroom layout page

22

What page is a footer found on?

foundation footer page

23

how is the footer indicated on the prints?

dashed line around structure(wall or stairs)
_ _ _ _ _
I_ _ _ _ _I

24

On a footing layout, why is the overall dimension shown larger than that of the foundation?

Because footers are actually wider than foundation wall so it has a 4" reveal on each side

25

If the print indicates "to be selected", where does one find the information for the item to be used?

SAR

26

How are the locations of the heat registers determined

HVAC layout page

27

How is a roof safety line device indicated on the Blue Prints?

*

28

If revisions have been made to the prints, where would the information be indicated?

Title block

29

Are the dimensions given from wall-to-wall, a finished dimension?

No, it is unfinished (it adds 1" for drywall per side)