Construction Drawings

Site Plans

These should be drawn to scale (e.g. 1:200 or 1/16” = 1’0”) and should include the following information:

  • All property lines and a symbol indicating the north direction, legal description, and civic address;

  • Location and use of all proposed and existing structures;

  • Location of watercourses, wells, sewage and storm water disposal systems;

  • Distance from proposed structure to wells, watercourses, sewage disposal system, existing structures, and property boundaries;

  • Name and location of adjacent streets or roads;

  • The location of any road allowances, rights-of-way and easements affecting the property; and

  • Driveway location.

Elevations

These should be drawn to 1:50 or ¼” = 1’0” scale and should include the following information:

  • Front, side, and rear faces of the building;

  • Location of doors, windows, decks, finished grade,etc.;

  • Location and size of building projections (i.e. overhangs, cantilevered floor sections, etc.)

  • All exterior finishes; and

  • Roof slope, chimney height, height of finished floors and ceilings, etc.

Foundation/Basement Plans

These should be drawn to 1:50 or ¼” = 1’0” scale and should include the following information:

  • Layout of foundation walls, piers, and footings;

  • Proposed use for each room or space;

  • Location of stairs, windows, equipment, plumbing fixtures, etc.;

  • Size and location of load-bearing walls and beams;

  • Size and direction of floor joists; and

  • All room and building dimensions.

Floor Plans

These should be drawn to 1:50 or ¼” = 1’0” scale and should include the following information:

  • Location of all walls and partitions;

  • Proposed uses of all rooms and spaces;

  • Location and sizes of all doors and windows;

  • Location of stairs, equipment, fixtures, cabinets, fireplaces, attic access, smoke alarms, etc.;

  • Size and direction of floor joists, ceiling joists, or roof trusses; and

  • All room and building dimensions.

Cross Sections

These should be drawn to 1:50 or ¼” = 1’0” scale and should include the following information:

  • All building components (i.e. siding, roofing, insulation, interior finish, flooring, framing, foundation, size and location of loadbearing walls and beams, etc.);

  • All required dimensions (i.e. height of finished grade, height of ceiling, material sizes, etc.) and

  • All lumber grades and specifications, etc.

Note: Depending on the complexity of the building, more than one cross section may be required to adequately show the nature of the proposed construction.