Working Drawings Check List

Find attached an old Working Drawings Check List I happened to find. Documentation drawings in Architecture consist of a constant layering of information and decision making. Revisions are constantly shaping a set of documents. Subtraction of information is as important as addition of information. Superfluous information is a project's downfall and becomes a cost in both time and money.

Documentation is a true art that takes many many years to master, and I admire those that do it well.

This list is most applicable to simple buildings (small residential, fitouts). By no means should it be taken as gospel as every document set is project specific. Note also that this list has been put together in Australia.


          

STANDARD OF DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

  1. SITE SURVEY (EXTERNALLY SOURCED.)
  1. SITE PLAN
  • Lot Number
  • Lot Area
  • Lot Dimensions
  • Lot Angles
  • Lot Levels & Contours (Existing and Proposed)
  • Street Names & R.O.W.’s
  • Site Frontage (Verge)
  • Site Setbacks
  • North Point
  • Australian Height Datum (A.H.D.)
  • Temporary Bench Mark (T.B.M.)
  • Building Footprints (Existing & Proposed)
  • Building Finished Floor Levels
  • Crossovers
  • Direction of Falls / Embankments
  • Retaining Walls
  • Kerbing (eg. Flush or Non-mountable)
  • Fencing (Including Existing Footing Levels)
  • Surface Finishes (Paving / Bitumen / Concrete Paving)
  • Landscaping / Existing trees to be retained/removed.
  • Car parking (Including Disabled)
  • Mobility Access Ramps
  • Swimming Pools
  • Clothes Lines             
  • Minister’s Sewer & Connection Points / Invert levels
  • sDrainage Grates & Soakwells / Hose cocks
  • Telecommunications (Distribution Boards)
  • Electrical (Pits, Sub-stations and Power Poles) Distribution Boards
  • Fire (Boosters and Hydrants / FHR)
  • Interconnection of soakwells
  • Over excavation and fill to soakwells in limestone
  • Location and Invert levels of all existing services
  • Hydraulic (Pits and Manholes / RWP’s) HWU
  • A/C Plant and Equipment
  • Gas (DB)
  1. FLOOR PLANS
  • Doors and Windows (Include Schedule References)
  • Wall and Column Hatches
  • Wall & Column Construction Notes
  • Finished Floor Levels
  • Room Names and Floor Finish Notes
  • Locate Columns and Number (Co-ordinate numbers with engineers if possible)
  • RWP’S
  • Fire Extinguishers and Hose Reels
  • HWU’S
  • Hose Cocks
  • Floor Levels Over (dotted)
  • Electrical Circuit Breaker
  • Floor Wastes
  • Plant and Equipment
  • Postmix and Refrigeration Conduits
  • Grid Lines (Reference And Dimension)
  • Section and Detail References
  • Stairs and Ramps (Directional Arrows numbered)
  • Landscaping
  • Fixtures (Built in items) – toilets, hand basins, sinks etc…
  • Bar & Refrig / General Cabinetry Items (Reference)
  • Dimensions
  • Room Elevation References
  • Control Joints (Brickwork & Slabs)
  • North Point
  • Setout Point (Dimension)
  • Exit Signage (Emergency lighting / Smoke / Thermal detection) if applicable
  • Slab Setdowns
  1. ELEVATIONS
  • Retaining Walls
  • Doors and Windows (Include Schedule Reference)
  • Control Joints 
  • Cill / Head Notes
  • Balustrades and Balcony’s 
  • Flashings over window / door openings
  • Wall Construction and Finish Notes
  • RWP’s, Gutters and Heads
  • Roof Material (Include Flashings) and Pitch Notes
  • Ground lines
  • Footings (Dotted)
  • Floor and Ceiling Levels
  • Grid Lines (Reference)
  1. CROSS SECTIONS
  • Retaining Walls and waterproofing Treatments
  • Dottedoors and Windows (Reference)
  • Construction NotesRoof Construction, Materials and Pitch Notes
  • Wall, Slab and Earth Hatches
  • Floor, Wall and Ceiling Levels
  • Ground Lines
  • Grid Lines (Reference)
  • Room Names
  • Detail References
  • Footings and Slab Thickenings
  • Gutter
  • Roofing Materials
  • Insulation
  • Beams, Rafters, Purlins, Battens, Cleats etc.
  • Dimensions
  1. ROOF PLAN
  • Roof Hatches
  • Grid Lines (Reference)
  • Flashings
  • Gutters (Include Direction of Fall)
  • RWP’s
  • Roofing Material (Include Direction of Fall and Pitch)
  • Rainwater Heads
  • Sumps
  • Penetrations / underflashings / overflashings
  • Section and Detail References
  • Expansion Joints
  • Plant and Equipment (including Access platforms and hatches)
  • Roof Features (Skylights, Vents etc.)
  • Spreaders
  • Awnings
  1. REFLECTED CEILING PLANS
  • Ceiling Finishes and construction method (Include Direction of Fall and Pitches)
  • Wall and Ceiling Hatches
  • Ceiling Levels
  • A/C Register’s and Return Air Grilles
  • Manholes / Access panels
  • Dimensions
  • Grid Lines
  • Section and Detail References
  • Walls
  • Ceiling Features (eg Bulkhead, Beading) exposed roof members
  • Exit Signage, emergency lighting, smoke thermal detection
  1. INTERNAL ROOM/BAR PLANS
  • Wall and Column Hatches
  • Finished Floor Levels
  • Room Names and Floor Finish Notes
  • Floor Wastes
  • Fixtures
  • Door Schedule Reference
  • Floor Finish Hatches
  • Elevation References
  • Bar Refrig / General Cabinetry items – Postmix / Refrig Conduits (Reference)
  1. INTERNAL ROOM ELEVATIONS
  • Wall Finish Hatches
  • Floor, Ceiling, Wall, Partition and Fixture Levels
  • Floor, Ceiling, Wall, Partition and Fixture Notes
  • Bar Refrig / General Cabinetry items – Postmix / Refrig Conduits (Reference)
  1. DOOR AND WINDOW SCHEDULE
  • Door and Window Dimensions
  • Type
  • Opening
  • Door / Window Construction and Finish (including glazing)
  • Frame Construction and Finish
  • Comments
  • Number Off
  • Kick Plates (Heights and Finish)
  • Undercut To Doors (Height)
  • Section Details
  • Air Grilles
  • Lock Heights
  • Number of Hinges
  • Window Type (Casement, Sliding, Awning, Hopper etc)
  • Acoustic Seals
  • Hardware specified or scheduled.
  1. CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
  • Construction Notes
  • Floor, Wall and Ceiling Levels
  • Flashings – (cavity / window / door lead / cill) apron / cover
  • Weep holes
  • Cornices
  • Membranes (water proofing treatments)
  • Skirtings / joinery mouldings
  • Beams, Rafter, Purlins, Battens, Cleats etc
  • Wall and Floor Finishes
  • Insulation
  • Wall and Slab Hatches
  • Grids (Reference)
  • Compressible fillers
  • Dimensions
  • Control Joints
  • Wire Ties and Rods
  • DPC
  1. BAR & REFRIG / GENERAL CABINET WORKS DETAILS
  • Dimensions
  • Construction
  • Finishes
  • Fixings
  • Material hatches
  1. CO-ORDINATED WITH:-
  • Structural Drawings
  • Mechanical Drawings
  • Electrical Drawings
  • Hydraulic Drawings
  • Acoustic Drawings
  • Fire Services Drawings
  1. CO-ORDINATED WITH:-
  • Architectural Specification