Framing Plan

The framing plan will indicate the material used for framing the building and may include wood or metal studs, concrete-masonry units, or structural steel. Framing drawings include the basic skeletal structure of the building and are drawn to scale. Floor-joist locations, walls, and roof trusses are part of the overall detail of these plans. Generally, locations of each stud are not included, since the process is standard. However in some cases there are instructions for particular wall-construction methods.

Intermediate structural framing plans are used for multistory construction, where each level may require support columns, beams, joists, decking, and other elements. Structural drawings also typically incorporate numerous details relating to the structure. Figure 6.16 shows typical examples of structural details.

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