Building Sections

Building sections can effectively show the construction details of single or multilevel structures, including the floors, walls, and ceiling/roof. The location and number of building sections to be cut will depend upon the amount of information to be shown about the structure and its features (Figure 8-8). Building sections are typically drawn at a scale of Ys" = l'-O" or V4" = l'-O" (1:100 or 1:50 met-

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Figure 8-7 Heavier line work is used to delineate materials that are "sliced" through, while lighter lines show objects beyond the cutting plane.

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Figure 8-8 Three separate building sections are cut through this bath area to delineate important details and construction assemblies.

Figure 8-8 Three separate building sections are cut through this bath area to delineate important details and construction assemblies.

Section Cuts Construction Drawing

Figure 8-9 The countertop, overhead soffit, and sliding drawer are shown cut in cross-section in this interior elevation.

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ric). A section cut through the length of a building is called a longitudinal section, and one cut at 90 degrees to this, through the narrow width of a building, is a transverse section. If a detail or other assembly (such as a wall) needs to be presented in a way that conveys more information, indicator marks are drawn on the building section for cross-reference to another location where this detail is drawn at a larger scale.

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