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Plan Symbols

Symbol Definition Wall section No. 2 can be seen on drawing No. A-4. Detail section No. 3 can be seen on drawing No. A-5.

2 A-4 3 L-5

AA A-6

Building section A-A can be seen on drawing No. A-6. Main object line Hidden or invisible line Indicates center line


3' 4"

Dimension lines

Extension lines Symbol indicates center line Indicates wall suface


Indicates north direction

Symbol ca 5 or 5 Definition Column line grid Partition type

A 05 05

Window type

Door number Room number


Ceiling height Revision marker


Break in a continuous line

3 100'-0"

Refer to note #3

Elevation marker Interior elevations 1,2,3 & 4 can be seen on drawing A-5. Direction of triangle indicates elevation.

1 4 A-5 2 3

Soil, waste or leader (above grade) Soil, waste or leader (below grade) Vent Combination waste and vent Acid waste Acid vent Indirect drain Storm drain Cold water SV AW AV IW S Soft cold water Industrialized cold water Chilled drinking water supply Chilled drinking water return Hot water Hot water return Sanitizing hot water supply (180F) Sanitizing hot water return (180F) Industrialized hot water supply IHW SW ICW DWS DWR

) Industrialized hot water return Tempered water supply Tempered water return Fire line Wet standpipe Dry standpipe Combination standpipe Main supplies sprinkler Branch and head sprinkler F WSP DSP CSP S IHR TWS TWR F Vacuum Vacuum cleaning Oxygen Liquid oxygen Nitrogen Gas – low pressure Gas – medium pressure Gas – high pressure Compressed air G MG HG A V VC O LOX N G .PLUMBING PIPING (cont.

Liquid nitrogen LN Pneumatic tubes tube runs Cast iron PN Nitrous oxide NO CI Hydrogen H Culvert pipe CP Helium HE Clay tile CT Argon AR Ductile iron DI Liquid petroleum gas Industrial waste LPG Reinforced concrete RCP INW Drain – open tile or agricultural tile .

HEATING PIPING High pressure steam Medium pressure steam Low pressure steam High pressure return Medium pressure return Low pressure return Boiler blow off Condensate or vacuum pump discharge Feedwater pump discharge HPS MPS LPS HPR MPR LPR BD VPD PPD Make up water Air relief line Fuel oil suction Fuel oil return Fuel oil vent Compressed air Hot water heating supply Hot water heating return MU V FOS FOR FOV A HW HW .

AIR CONDITIONING PIPING Refrigerant liquid RL Chilled water return CHWR Refrigerant discharge RD Make up water MU Refrigerant suction RS Humidification line H Condenser water supply CWS Drain D Condenser water return CWR Brine supply B Chilled water supply CHWS Brine return BR .

PIPING SYMBOLS Valves. Fittings and Specialties Gate Globe Check Butterfly Solenoid Lock shield 2-Way automatic control 3-Way automatic control Gas cock Plug cock Flanged joint Union Cap Strainer Expansion loop Flexible connection Thermostat Thermostatic trap T Concentric reducer Eccentric reducer Pipe guide Pipe anchor Flow direction Elbow looking up Elbow looking down Pipe pitch up or down Expansion joint Up/Down .

PIPING SYMBOLS (cont.) Float and thermostatic trap Thermometer Tee Pressure gauge FS F&T Hose bibb Elbow 'Y' OS & Y gate Flow switch Pressure switch P Shock absorber House trap Pressure reducing valve Temperature and pressure relief valve Humidistat H A ‘P’ trap Floor drain Indirect waste Sanitary below grade Sanitary above grade Aquastat IW S S Air vent Meter M .

) Storm below grade Storm above grade Vent Combination waste & vent Acid waste below grade Acid waste above grade Acid vent ST Gas-low pressure Gas-medium pressure Gas-high pressure G ST MG HG CWV Compressed air Vacuum Vacuum cleaning Nitrogen CW CA AW V AW VC AV N Cold water Nitrous oxide Oxygen Liquid oxygen Liquid petroleum gas N2O Hot water Hot water circulation Drinking water supply Drinking water return DWS HW O HWC LOX LPG DWR .PIPING SYMBOLS (cont.

FIRE PROTECTION PIPING SYMBOLS Fire protection water supply Wet standpipe F Wall fire department connection WSP Dry standpipe DSP Sidewalk fire department connection Fire hose rock Surface mounted fire hose cabinet FHR Combination standpipe Automatic fire sprinkler Upright fire sprinkler heads Pendent fire sprinkler heads CSP SP FHC Recessed fire hose cabinet FHC Fire hydrant .

PLUMBING FIXTURE SYMBOLS Baths Corner Recessed Angle Whirlpool Institutional or island Showers Stall Corner Stall Wall Gang Water Closets Tank Flush Valve Bidet Urinals Wall Stall Trough Lavatories Vanity Wall Counter Pedestal .

) Kitchen Sinks Single basin Single drainboard Twin basin Double drainboard Drinking Fountains or Electric Water Coolers DF DF DF Floor or wall Recessed Semirecessed Dishwasher DW Laundry Trays LT L T Single Double Service Sinks SS SS Wash Fountains WF WF Wall Floor Circular Semicircular Hot Water HW HWT Separators G O Heater Tank Gas Oil .PLUMBING FIXTURE SYMBOLS (cont.

MATERIAL INDICATION SYMBOLS Material Plan Elevation Section Wood Floor areas left blank Siding Panel Framing Finish Brick Face Common Face or common Same as plan view Stone Cut Rubble Cut Rubble Cut Rubble .

Concrete Same as plan view Concrete block Same as plan view Earth None None Glass Large scale Small scale Insulation Same as section Insulation Loose fill or batt Board .

MATERIAL INDICATION SYMBOLS (cont.) Material Plan Elevation Plaster Plaster Same as section Lath and plaster Section Stud Structural steel Indicate by note Sheet metal flashing Indicate by note Show contour .

Tile Floor Wall 9-17 Porous fill None None Plywood Indicated by note Indicated by note .

MATERIAL INDICATION SYMBOLS (cont.) Material Plan Elevation Section Batt insulation None Same as plan Rigid insulation None Same as plan Small scale Glass Large scale .

Gypsum wallboard Same as plan Acoustical None Ceramic wall tile Same as plan Floor tile None .

LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS AND GRAPHICS Property line Center line Concrete Building Fence Sand Window Brick Door Paving — Gravel pattern random Wall Rock Water Stone wall Hedge Swamp .

00.) Slope up down Grass Steps up Ground cover down Benchmark Trees — Topographic contours deciduous Shrubs — evergreen 10 EI.LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS AND GRAPHICS (cont.0 5 deciduous evergreen Herbaceous plants (flowers) Contour lines — unaltered Same variety altered proposed .

MATERIALS SYMBOLS Earthworks Earth/compact fill Porous fill/gravel Rock Concrete Cast-in-place/precast Lightweight Sand/mortar/ plaster/cut stone Masonry Adobe/rammed earth Common/face Fire brick Concrete block Gypsum block Structural facing tile .

Stone Bluestone/slate/ soapstone/flagging Rubble Marble Metal Aluminum Brass/bronze Steel/other metals Wood Finish Rough Blocking Hardboard Plywood – large scale Plywood – small scale .

) Glass Glass Structural Glass block Insulation Batt/loose fill Rigid Spray/foam Finishes Acoustical tile Ceramic tile – large scale Ceramic tile – small scale Carpet and pad Gypsum wallboard Metal lath and plaster .MATERIALS SYMBOLS (cont.

) Plastic Resilient flooring/plastic laminate Terrazzo Plan and Section Indications Partition Indications Wood stud Metal stud Special finish face Elevation Indications Brick Ceramic tile Concrete/plaster Glass Sheet metal Shingles/siding .Finishes (cont.

WINDOW AND DOOR SYMBOLS Type Plan Elevation Double hung windows Casement windows indicates window hinge Slider .

Exterior door Interior door Bifold door .

WINDOW AND DOOR SYMBOLS (cont.) Double hung windows Fixed glass Door Alternate double hung window Alternate frame wall symbols Openings in Frame Wall Double unit casement windows Partition Awning and hopper Fixed glass Door Openings in Brick Veneer Wall .

Sliding doors 2 units double hung windows Door Alternate position Openings in Masonry Wall Interior door Double action door Arch Pocket sliding door Bypass sliding door Bifold doors Accordion door Openings in Interior Partitions .

This list can and should be expanded by each office to include symbols generally used by it. judged by the frequency of use by the architectural offices surveyed. Up 17R 111/2 T Stair direction symbol N North point to be placed on each floor plan. Adoption of these symbols as standard practice is desirable to improve communication in the industry. generally in lower right hand corner of drawings Note Note Note Indication arrows drawn with straight lines (not curved). must touch object . but not indicated here.DRAWING CONVENTIONS AND SYMBOLS Graphic Symbols The symbols shown are those that seem to be the most common and acceptable.

) Indicates section number C A-3 Indicates drawing sheet on which section is shown C A-3 3 A-1 II A-3 7 A-5 Section Lines and Section References Indicates detail number 5 A-8 Indicates drawing sheet on which detail is shown 9 A-4 Detail References .DRAWING CONVENTIONS AND SYMBOLS (cont.

) 461.0' New or required point elevation C A-9 Building section Reference drawing number 461.DRAWING CONVENTIONS AND SYMBOLS (cont.0' Existing point elevation (plan) 7 A-11 Wall section or elevation Reference drawing number 26 8 Existing contours elevation noted on high side New contours elevation noted on high side TB-1 Test boring 7 A-12 Detail Reference drawing number 32 0 1302 Room/space number 354 Equipment number .

Match line shaded portions – the side considered A Level line control point or datum 3 Revision N E Window type Ma gn ort h 4 Column reference grids Project north (magnetic north arrow used on plot site plan only) 123 B Door number (if more than one door per room subscript letters are used) .

existing elevations lines Dash and double dot line Property lines. boundary lines Dotted line Hidden.DRAWING CONVENTIONS AND SYMBOLS (cont. future or existing construction to be removed Break line To break off parts of drawing Linework 4' 0" 2' 8" 8' 1/2" 26' 8" 5' 4" Horizontal 4" 8" Slash Arrow 4' 0" 63/4" 2" 1 Dot Accent Vertical /2" Dimension Lines 6' 2" .) Dash and dot Center lines. projections.