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In a set of construction drawings, where would you find the general notes?

Title and index sheet

Title and index sheet (if used): On large projects the first sheet often contains a large title and sometimes graphics identifying the project. In addition, this sheet may contain an index to the set of drawings, a list of standard abbreviations and symbols used on the job, project data required by the building department and general notes that apply to the entire job.

On small projects, this information, if included, is placed on the first sheet of the set, which is usually the floor plan.


Which drawing sheets will contain specific information about the door and window construction and location?

Elevations and sections


What is the primary advantage of reference specifications?

Saves time

Reference specifications are fairly easy to write and relatively short. Chances for errors are reduced and liability minimized because industry standards and generally recognized methods of building are being used. However, the designer must know what is in the standard and how to refer to the appropriate part of the standard if it includes more provisions than are needed for the job.


Why is it most beneficial to show the column (building) grid layout on the reflected ceiling plan if available?

The simple description of the structural system that may be happening above the ceiling gives attention to consider beams or other structures that may interfere with systems and equipment that need to handled in the ceiling or plenum space.


For a more complex project, the codes on a furniture installation plan may consist of a combination of letters and numbers.

What would the code be for the fourteenth type of chair, located in room 409 of a new tenant space?

1. P409/C14

2. C14/409

3. CHP14-409

4. R409/CT14


Most furniture plans in commercial projects include an accompanying key or schedule that is referenced to the plan view. Code numbers identify each piece of furniture. Information on pricing and ordering, as well as the final placement of the furniture, will generally be included in the spec or job book.


Which of the following is NOT true about details?

1. can be simple or very complex

2. used to provide a general overview of a design component

3. used to solve functional problems

4. is a way to fit the larger components together

Used to provide a general overview of a design component

Details are the smaller-scale components of interior construction. Details can be simple or complex. Details serve three purposes.

The first purpose is basic; they are simply a way of fitting the large components together. In this role, details resolve problems of connection and transition. The second purpose is to solve functional problems. The third purpose is to enhance the intent of the overall design concept.


Which of following shows the incorrect numbering of a drawing set for a large high-rise?

1. A54-1

2. 54A1.1

3. 54A3.2

4. A1.1-54


There are several ways of doing this depending on the size and complexity of the project.

For larger drawing sets where consultants are involved, numbers are preceded with a capital letter designating the discipline involved. Drawings within each discipline can be grouped, for example elevations can be group 3 and follow the numbering of A3.1, A3.2, etc.

For projects in high-rise buildings the number is preceded with the floor number or building section.

A variation of this would be to put the discipline letter first, followed by the floor number.


What is the drawing for the 54th floor electrical plan?

1. 54E3.1

2. E3.1-54

3. 3.1E-54

4. none of the above


For projects (large or small) in high-rise building or large buildings with different sections or building complexes, the number is preceded with the floor number or building section number.


Under what circumstances does the owner have to provide the contractor with evidence of the owner’s financial resources to complete the project according to the AIA General Conditions of the Contract for Construction?

Whenever the contractor asks for such evidence

The General Conditions clearly state the contractor may ask for such evidence.


If a project is going to be submitted for LEED Certification, all of the requirements would be listed in which division?

Division 01


In a larger set of construction drawings, which drawing number would indicate a plumbing drawing?

1. A2

2. FP2

3. M2

4. E2


For larger drawing sets where consultants are involved, drawing page numbers are preceded with a capital letter designating the discipline involved. Plumbing is typically included in the M (mechanical) series.


The below section is part of which division-based standardized system?

Division 9 – Finishes
9100 Metal Support Assemblies
9200 Plaster and Gypsum Board
9300 Tile
9400 Terrazzo
9500 Ceilings
9600 Flooring
9700 Wall Finishes
9800 Acoustical Treatment
9900 Paints and Coating



When are mechanical, electrical, and plumbing details developed and coordinated with the interior drawings?

During construction drawings

MEP details are developed and coordinated during CD's.


________________ is best located with the help of drawings, as much of it is related to the communication, electrical, and other architectural features of the building.


Equipment information, guidelines, and location of electrical and plumbing interfaces are often supplied by the manufacturer or supplier, and coordinated by the interior designer. He or she works with the manufacturer, installer, and user when selecting this equipment.


The full extent of slab-to-slab partitions on a project is best shown on what type of plan?

Reflected Ceiling Plan

The reflected ceiling plan should show slab-to-slab partitions as well as ceiling-high partitions. Although this information is usually indicated on wall-section details and sometimes on interior elevations, the reflected ceiling plan is the one place where it is all shown at once in an obvious manner.


What is the best drawing to use when communicating the depth and dimensions of various moldings and reveals on a decorative wall in a conference room?

Vertical section

A properly placed vertical section will show the various depths of the facade which can be dimensioned as needed.


Which would be the best drawing to use if you want to show the height of built in bookcases, the finishes that would be applied to the bookcases and the wall detail?


Elevations are drawn for interior design projects to indicate the configuration and finish of wall surfaces – something that is difficult if not impossible to do with a plan drawing.

Elevations are used to show the vertical dimensions and design of millwork and other freestanding construction. Elevations are useful for showing the configuration of a surface, vertical dimensions, openings in walls, built in items, materials and finishes on a wall, and the locations of switches, thermostats and other wall mounted equipment.


Which of the following types of drawings might be used to illustrate a detail?

1. detail drawing, section, perspective

2. large scale partial elevation, section, perspective

3. detail drawing, large scale plan view, perspective

4. section, isometric view, large-scale plan view

Section, isometric view, large-scale plan view

The terms section and detail, as used in interior construction drawings are sometimes confused, this is because many details are section cuts through small portions of construction.

The term "section" is also used on architectural drawings to refer to sections through entire buildings. However, not all details are sections. A detail can also be a very large-scale plan view, isometric view, or a large-scale partial elevation. Normally a detailed section is simply called a detail.