a whole truss section. In large projects (for example a bridge or very large roof), seperate panels may be built then assembled together at the job site to make larger trusses
also known as bearings, these are the points that hold the truss up. In doing so, they take the load from the truss and transfer it to the foundation
these are verticle and diagonal members that transfer the load of a truss to the supports.
a simplified drawing that shows the size and arrangement of rooms, hallways, doors, windows, and storage areas on one floor of a home.
cutting plane/cutting plane line
the imaginary line or slice on a floor plan drawing showing where a building is cut, typically 4 feet above the floor, everything below the cutting plane line appears in the floor plan
a 2-D, or flat, representation of a 3-D object using views of each side of the object.
a small round symbol, indicated by a circle tucked inside a triangle on the floor plan. It has a line extending from which ends in an "L" shape. It gives the page number and the sheet number for the exterior or interior elevation
building section symbol
the small symbol indicated by a circle tucked inside a triangle on the floor plan thatgives the page number and drawing number for that particular section drawing within a set of drawings
freehand sketches used to determine room locations, flow of traffic, and spatial relationships
schematic design drawing
a drawing produced later in the design process that more fully explains the architectecural design to show the general relationships and space requirements for the space, may be used for the client
a very accurate drawing that shows the design, location, and dimensions of all parts of the building produced by an architect
A platform between flights of stairs or at the termination of a flight of stairs. Often used when stairs change direction. Normally no less than 3 ft. X 3 ft. square.
open to below
a term used to describe an upper space with a railing around an opening wher you can look into the space below