Details

Architectural details are essentially enlarged drawings of specific construction assemblies and are normally provided by the architect or structural engineer. Their main purpose is to offer greater clarification and understanding where required to implement a project. Contractors frequently request additional construction details during the execution stage. When an area of construction is drawn to a larger scale in

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Figure 6.23A Examples of millwork drawings and details.

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Figure 6.23A Examples of millwork drawings and details.

order to clearly show the materials, dimensions, method of building, desired joint or attachment, and so on, these enlargements are referred to as details.

Details are most commonly drawn as sections. It is as if a slice is made through a specific area and the inner components made visible. Detail drawings are one of the most important sources of information available to the contractor about specific parts of the construction. A detail contains both graphic and written information. There are many, many types of details. A drawing sheet will often include several details. The complexity of the project will determine which areas need to be shown at a larger scale. Details are not limited to architectural drawings but can be used in structural and site plans and, to a lesser degree, in mechanical or electrical plans.

Details are always drawn to scale. A typical scale for a detail is three inches = one foot (scale: 3" = 1'0"). The scale for each detail will vary depending on how much information is required to make the construction clear to the builder. Each detail will be titled with the scale noted below it. Figure 6.24 shows different types of details found in a typical construction set.

Figure 6.23B Examples of millwork drawings and details.

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