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National CAD Standard
A Consensus Standard Incorporating Industry Publications
Introduction and Amendments to Industry Publications
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CAD Layer Guidelines
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Uniform Drawing System (UDS)—Modules 1–8
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Tri-Service Plotting Guidelines
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Table of Contents
Introduction – National Institute of Building Sciences
Foreword Administration

AIA CAD Layer Guidelines – American Institute of Architects Uniform Drawing System – Construction Specifications Institute
UDS Introduction Drawing Set Organization Sheet Organization Schedules Drafting Conventions Terms and Abbreviations Symbols Notations Code Conventions

Plotting Guidelines – Tri-services CADD/GIS Center/
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Appendices – National Institute of Building Sciences
A – Statement of Substantial Conformance B – Optional and Recommended NCS Items C – NCS Memorandum of Understanding D – NIBS Project Committee Members E – NIBS Consensus Process F – NCS Rules of Governance G – FIC Facility Information Council H – Implementation of NCS Version 3.0/3.1

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Foreword
Thank you for purchasing The National CAD Standard. This Standard is an important first step in coordinating the efforts of the building design and construction industry. By classifying electronic building design CAD data consistently, communication among design and construction project teams can be streamlined, resulting in cost savings and greater efficiency in the design and construction process. By adopting this Standard, you are making a wise choice for the future of your company or organization. Broad implementation of this Standard will significantly improve building design and construction service delivery to all clients. Recognizing the evolving nature of computer technology, The National CAD Standard Project Committee is committed to the continuous growth and development of the Standard to keep pace with technology as it develops. The evolution of the Standard is dependent upon the participation of a broad cross-section of industry professionals. You are invited to contribute to the development of the Standard by joining The National CAD Standards Project Committee. For further information, visit the NIBS Project Committee web site at: http://www.nationalcadstandard.org. This Standard is intended as a foundation for information sharing. Undoubtedly, it will not meet the needs of all users in all cases. To the extent possible, we urge you to classify your basic data according to the Standard, augmenting it only in those cases where your data cannot be sufficiently classified, organized or represented according to it. In this way, you can ensure that a baseline of your construction data can be freely exchanged with others who adopt the Standard. Moreover, the task of educating others about your particular customized data-classification or organizational system for CAD can be minimized. We would greatly appreciate feedback on any problems you encounter. Please use the form in Appendix H to record your comments.

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An Overview
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Facility Information Council (formerly the CADD Council) facilitated the development of The National CAD Standard, and will continue to support its evolution in the future. The Standard is comprised of three documents previously published by member organizations of the Facility Information Council, together with the Report of The National CAD Standard Project Committee. The NIBS Report includes this Foreword, Administration, Appendices, and Amendments to the constituent documents approved by the committee. The Report describes how the constituent documents are related to one another, resolves discrepancies between them, and ensures the full integration of the previously independent parts. The constituent documents include:
CAD Layer Guidelines, The American Institute of Architects; The Uniform Drawing System (UDS), Modules 1-8, The Construction Specifications Institute; Tri-Service Plotting Guidelines, Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The origins of the National CAD Standard (see “A Brief History,” below) can be traced to a Memorandum of Understanding (see Appendix C) signed by the above publishing organizations as well as the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) and the U.S. General Services Administration. Broad building design and construction industry support is evidenced by the membership of the NIBS Facility Information Council Board of Direction (see Appendix G), under whose auspices the National CAD Standard Project Committee operates. The constituent documents have undergone a thorough review and comment process by the National CAD Standard Project Committee, the body formed by the Council to review and comment on the existing publications that comprise the Standard. The Committee followed the NIBS Consensus Process (see Appendix E) in conducting its work. This process ensures broad, democratic participation by all interested persons and organizations. It provides a framework for the coordination and integration of the previously independent parts. And it establishes a mechanism for revising the constituent documents in the future to meet the needs of the broadest possible spectrum of users.
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This Overview is intended to provide you with a brief history of the development of The National CAD Standard and to inform you of the process for its future evolution and development. The remainder of the Foreword is organized according to the following topics:

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Adoption and Implementation: How Vision Becomes Reality Benefits: Why Should You Adopt the National CAD Standard? The National CAD Standard: One Element of a Larger Framework The National CAD Standard: A Brief History The Facility Information Council: History, Mission, Governance The NCS Project Committee: How You Can Participate

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Adoption and Implementation:
How Vision Becomes Reality
Adoption of the National CAD Standard by the building design and construction industry is voluntary. The success of the Standard in achieving its intended purpose of streamlining and simplifying the exchange of building design and construction data will be measured by the number of participants in the building design and construction industry who choose to adopt it. The decision to adopt the Standard will be made by thousands of individuals and organizations on the basis of whether or not the Standard adequately addresses this critical industry need.

Implementation:
The Role of Design Professionals
As a building design and construction industry professional and as representative of a company, organization, or association, you are an integral part of this process. We urge you to adopt the Standard throughout your business enterprise, and to participate in its ongoing development to ensure a Standard that reflects the broadest possible spectrum of viewpoints from throughout the industry. How does a National CAD Standard enhance the business prospects of building industry professionals? There are three principal advantages. First, a common language of data classification and organization for CAD will improve communication and data transfer among building design and construction teams, helping to streamline the building design and construction process. Secondly, a national CAD standard will provide one component of a coherent and consistent electronic “information model,” or database, which can be made available throughout the life cycle of the building, for purposes other than the original construction. A single, nation-wide data classification and organization system for CAD will simplify the transfer of building data from the original building design CAD applications to facility management (FM) applications. A streamlined building design and construction process and a corresponding information model with a life span equal to the building it represents, results in a higher quality of service to both building owners and facility managers, who are the clients of the design and
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construction teams. Finally, a “common language” of data classification and organization for CAD will reduce the need for training of staff and development and maintenance of office standards, enabling building design and construction organizations to devote valuable personnel resources to revenue-generating tasks. Beyond the immediately tangible benefits, a common language for the classification and organization of electronic data for CAD will create new opportunities for building design professionals to develop additional sources of revenue by offering a broader range of value-added services to building owners and facility managers. It suggests the redefinition of the roles and the traditional relationships from independent, single project contracts to long-term, service-oriented relationships. A national CAD standard for classifying electronic building data facilitates the development of these new business models.

Implementation:
The Role of Building Owners

Large-scale building owners, a group that includes corporations, government agencies, and educational or health care institutions, have a key role and interest in the full-scale implementation of The National CAD Standard. As high-volume consumers of building design and construction services, most large-scale building owners have developed company CAD standards that are required of all A/E firms providing them with building design services. By adopting the National CAD Standard, the burden of maintaining a proprietary standard is eliminated, and the maintenance of building information models is greatly streamlined and enhanced. Moreover, because large building owners represent a significant share of the building design and construction market, their adoption of the National CAD Standard is likely to have a singular impact on the entire building design and construction industry.

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Implementation:
The Role of Building Design Software Developers
Incorporation of the National CAD Standard into the software products that practitioners use on a daily basis is a vital element in the promulgation of the Standard. For example, software tools such as macros can be developed to automatically create CAD data file names or CAD data file layer names in the National CAD Standard format. Templates could be included in applications to automatically create drawing file sheets in the National CAD Standard graphic format. Incorporation of such tools will become a vital feature of future CAD, Facilities Management, and other building design, construction and maintenance applications. Software developers who develop such tools will enjoy a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. The NCS Business Management Group intends to license software companies to implement the National CAD Standard in their products.

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Benefits:
Why Should You Adopt the National CAD Standard?
For anyone faced with organizing (or simply understanding the organization of) electronic building design data for CAD produced in a multitude of formats, the value of organizing the data in a consistent format is immediately apparent. In the absence of a single National CAD Standard, many companies and organizations have developed internal “office standards” as a way of consistently organizing their own electronic CAD data. The value of such office standards is limited to their realm of influence. For design firms, that realm may not extend beyond the firm itself, except in cases where design sub-consultants can be compelled to adopt it. Large building and property owners may require adoption of a “company standard” as a condition for providing design services to them, and thus influence a realm well beyond their immediate organizations. However, the effort required to develop office standards is a now an unnecessary cost of doing business, and the duplication of effort required to develop multiple office standards is a gross and blatant inefficiency. Computerization of the building design process was intended to result in increased efficiency and lower costs. The lack of a single, comprehensive, consistent data classification and organizational system for the exchange of electronic building design CAD data seriously hampers that goal. A National CAD Standard will benefit all participants in the building design and construction process, but particular benefits for particular players, are outlined below.
Benefits for building design professionals:

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Consistent classification, organization and representation of CAD data for all projects, regardless of the project type or client. Seamless transfer of information between architects, engineers, and other design team members. Reduced preparation time for translation of electronic data files between different proprietary software file formats; predictable file translation results. Reduced data file formatting and set-up time as a result of adoption of the Standard by software application vendors.
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Greatly reduced staff training time to teach multiple “office standards.” Streamlined process for checking drawings for references, omissions, etc. Automated updating of data files as the Standard evolves. New opportunities for expanded services and revenue beyond building design. New marketing opportunity; design firms complying with the Standard can feature compliance as a benefit to prospective clients.

Benefits for the general contractor and related sub-contractors

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Consistent organization of CAD data for all projects, from all sources. Consistent drawing sheet order and sheet organization; information appears in the same place in all drawing sets, regardless of the source. Reduction of discrepancies, reducing the potential for errors, change orders, and construction delays. Consistent detail reference system.

Benefits for the Client/Building Owner

Consistent organization of data for all projects, from all sources. Greater clarity of communication of design intent to the client. Streamlined electronic data management of Facility Management data. Enhanced potential for automated document storage and retrieval. Streamlined construction document checking process.

Benefits for the entire building design and construction industry

Reduced costs for training resulting from the common language of data classification and organization for CAD. Improved preparation and training of prospective employees at undergraduate and graduate institutions of higher learning. Enhanced potential for automated training and distance learning.
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Elimination or reduction of a major barrier to the free exchange of building construction data, creating an opportunity to improve quality, improve efficiency and reduce costs in the building design, construction and maintenance process.

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The National CAD Standard:
One Element of a Larger Framework
Why should there be a national standard for the organization of CAD data? While the primary purpose is to establish a common basis for the classification and organization of electronic CAD data throughout the building design industry, the broader objective is to improve communication throughout the entire construction industry, including contractors, building product manufacturers, CAD software developers, and facility managers. The U.S. National CAD Standard is only one of a number of ongoing efforts aimed at integrating electronic information. Other efforts include the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI), Overall Construction Classification System (OCCS) hosted by CSI, STEP activities of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA), and the International Standards Organization (ISO), to name just a few. The scope of The National CAD Standard is limited to the classification and organization of electronic data within CAD data files. It addresses issues such as layer names, discipline designators, line weights, pen assignments, and the graphic organization of construction drawing sheets. It facilitates the exchange of data between current CAD software, but does not yet address the more complex issues of electronic data file format compatibility between software applications using object-oriented programming, which is the focus of IAI IFCs or (Industry Foundation Classes). The OCCS will be a hierarchical classification system addressing information “disconnects” in the building lifecycle process and outlines a vision, or specification, for an integrated electronic model. The IAI aecXML effort is coordinating the development of standards to facilitate the exchange of web-based data. NIBS has developed an XML standard to allow equipment manufacturers to deliver electronic operations and maintenance manuals that plug right in to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). This XML XSD schema was contributed to and is now incorporated into the IAI IFCs. While these efforts began separately and are independent, they are not mutually exclusive. In an ideal world, no barrier of any kind, either at the application code level, the data classification and
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organization level, or at the process level would obstruct the free flow of building design and construction information. All of the current efforts are intended to accomplish that same goal. One might ask why the current efforts are independent of each other? Two principal reasons are that the work is very complex and it makes sense to begin with what you know. Different elements of the problem can be addressed most effectively by different groups with each group focusing its unique expertise on the appropriate aspect of the challenge. As an example, the development of data classification and organizational standards can be done by an informed group of CAD users, independently of software programming considerations, and can be implemented across a broad array of software applications. Meanwhile, the challenge of interoperability, that is, the ability to transfer electronic data files seamlessly from one software application to another, can be addressed by software application programmers, in close consultation with CAD users. Concurrently, a vision of an integrated information model can be developed in collaboration with software vendors, CAD users, building owners and facility managers, general practitioners and other building team members. Many of the independent efforts have reached a level of maturity that makes it increasingly important to collaborate with related activities. The NIBS Whole Building Design Guide www.wbdg.org has emerged as a focal point for improving communication within the industry, as well as a forum for structuring various collaboration activities. In May 2002, the North American chapter of IAI became the newest council of NIBS. The NIBS Building Seismic Safety Council is currently organizing a domain within IAI to address data requirements related earthquake design.

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The National CAD Standard:
A Brief History
In 1990, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) published the first Edition of CAD Layer Guidelines. This was the first effort in the building design industry to develop a data classification system for organizing electronic building data specifically addressing the names of CAD data files and the names of layers within CAD data files. In 1990, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) published a technical document entitled Standard Reference Symbols and in 1994 began formal development of the Uniform Drawing System (UDS), an organizational standard and system for drawings. CSI’s MasterFormat, a sixteen-division industry standard classification system for building product data and building construction specifications, provides uniformity for written building design information. UDS provides uniformity for graphical building design information in drawings. CSI established a comprehensive long-range plan for the UDS to address all facets of construction drawing organization, including the naming of layers in CAD data files. Since a layer guideline already existed, CSI decided, in the best interest of the industry, to work cooperatively with the AIA to revise CAD Layer Guidelines in lieu of creating a new document. The second Edition of CAD Layer Guidelines was published by the AIA in 1997 and with amendments was a part of the National CAD Standard Version 1.0. In 1997, CSI published the first three modules of The Uniform Drawing System. These modules, with amendments, were part of Version 1.0 of the National CAD Standard. In June 1999, Modules 4 – 6 of the UDS; Drafting Conventions, Terms and Abbreviations, and Symbols; were published. Modules 7 and 8 of the UDS; Notations and Code Conventions; were published in June of 2000. All of the UDS modules have now been submitted to the NIBS Consensus Process and approved for incorporation into Version 2.0 of the National CAD Standard. The U.S. Department of Defense has also played a significant role in the development of CAD standards. In 1993, DOD formed the Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center, headquartered in Vicksburg, MS, the former site of the Army Corps of Engineers CADD Center. Tri-Service was created in an effort to develop a single “office CAD standard,” for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, which, until that time (and reflecting the state of the industry as a whole), employed many organizational systems throughout their building design and construction operations. As a large
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consumer of building design and construction services, DOD's efforts had the effect of bringing some semblance of order to data classification for a significant segment of the industry. In 1994, Secretary of Defense Perry strongly promoted the adoption of private sector standards by DOD, and further promoted the involvement of DOD in the development of such standards. As a result, the CAD Standards developed by the Tri-Service Center were based strongly on CAD Layer Guidelines and The Uniform Drawing System. The Tri-Service Center continues to be actively involved in the development of The National CAD Standard. In 1997, key building design and construction industry organizations with an interest in the development of a national CAD standard signed a Memorandum of Understanding that formed the basis of a cooperative, collaborative relationship for the development of The National CAD Standard. Signatories included the National Institute of Building Sciences, the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, the DOD Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. General Services Administration. The publishing signatories, AIA and CSI, as well as the Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center and the Coast Guard, agreed to contribute their documents to a consensus process facilitated and financed by NIBS and the Facility Information Council with the anticipated outcome of a National CAD Standard. Each organization retains full ownership, including copyright, of their respective documents. Most importantly, the publishing signatories agreed to maintain, revise and support the continued publication of their documents in cooperation with the National CAD Standard Project Committee. The Memorandum of Understanding is an agreement for cooperation and collaboration that is unprecedented in the building design and construction industry, and has no equal in the computer industry.

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S. The building design industry shifted rapidly from manual production to a computer-based process. It is now incumbent on the industry to harness this computer technology to maintain national competence and assert U. The need for an integrated system for storing electronic building design and construction data has been recognized since the 1960s. During this period. the rapidly evolving nature of computer technology and the rapid obsolescence of contemporaneous computer systems rendered these data-organization efforts impractical. The limitations of early computer systems. nearly all design and documentation in the building construction industry is accomplished using CADD. With its introduction in 1982. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. store and disseminate technical data and other information directly related to its technological and regulatory responsibilities. Governance The United States Congress authorized the National Institute of Building Sciences to assemble. and maintenance. Today. The Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Council was established by NIBS in 1994. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. from design. In 1999. The inaugural meeting was held on June 23 of that year in conjunction with the A/E/C SYSTEMS show in Washington. coherent system for classification of building design and construction data possible. D.1 The Facility Information Council: History.C. resourcefulness to successfully compete in the global marketplace. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Computer-aided design and drafting software applications have evolved to a point of maturity that now makes a single. INTRODUCTION Page 14 .S. the personal computer emerged as the platform of choice for business computing. several individuals and organizations published research papers and developed organizational plans for integrated computer systems for the building industry. when the commercial use of computers in the construction industry first began. through re-use or retirement. the name of the Council was changed to the Facility Information Council to more fully reflect its charter as well as to better align its mission with the strategic goals of NIBS. The Facility Information Council of NIBS fulfills a part of that responsibility by providing an industry-wide forum for the standardization and integration of facility information throughout the entire life cycle of buildings. Mission.U. construction. ENGINEERING.

0 of The United States National CAD Standard can be found in Appendix G. The full Council meets annually at the A/E/C SYSTEMS show. Standards that allow for the free flow of graphic and non-graphic information throughout the information model. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. private software developers and vendors. A complete roster of the membership of the Facility Information Council Board of Direction at the time of publication of Version 1. engineering. Membership on the Council is open to all individuals and organizations with an interest in and commitment to the Council's purposes. Communication and interaction between the United States and the International Standards Organization (ISO) on CADD related efforts. and the public. construction. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. operations.U. maintenance and retirement by fostering: • • • A common integrated lifecycle “information model” for the A/E/C industry. ENGINEERING. INTRODUCTION Page 15 .S.1 The purpose of the Council is to improve the performance of the life-cycle of facilities including design. The Council’s Board of Direction is comprised of representatives from industry organizations and associations. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. governmental agencies.

The first three committees operated under the rules described in Appendix E. INTRODUCTION Page 16 .0 of the National CAD Standard in July of 1999. With publication of Version 1.U. ENGINEERING.S. The only requirement for participation is that members be in possession of the latest version of the National CAD Standard. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.0 the project committee became a standing committee open to new applicants at any time. Immediately thereafter. To the maximum extent possible. currently Version 3. National CAD Standard web site at http://www. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Beginning with the start if work on Version 3. the National CAD Standard Project Committee accomplished its original mission. Likewise. please visit the U.1 The National CAD Standard Project Committee: How You Can Participate The key to success and longevity of a standard is long-term care and feeding. the Facility Information Council re-opened membership on the Project Committee to all persons with interest in developing Version 2.nationalcadstandard. The majority of meetings are held at the NIBS offices in Washington.0 of the National CAD Standard. The NIBS Facility Information Council will continue to facilitate the evolution of the National CAD Standard.org and complete the online application for the project committee and specific task teams that are being formed. D. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. the work of the project committee and its task teams is conducted via the Internet using list-serves and extranets. the major contributing organizations are committed to supporting the development of their constituent documents.S. If you wish to participate. Succeeding committees will operate under new governance rules described in Appendix F.C.0. Members who attend project committee meetings do so at their own expense or at the expense of their sponsoring organizations.

David A.S. National Institute of Building Sciences President. Jordani. ENGINEERING. Facility Information Council. and 1. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. National Institute of Building Sciences Director. Board of Direction. Board of Direction. Assoc. Technical Programs National Institute of Building Sciences INTRODUCTION Page 17 .0.0 of the National CAD Standard. The benefit of these efforts will be appreciated by many users. Center for Technology and Practice Management The American Institute of Architects Cathleen Curtin. Facility Information Council. AIA Member. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. AIA Member. Many individuals and organizations have contributed countless hours toward development of the constituent publications and the establishment of a National CAD Standard. Facility Information Council Director. National Institute of Building Sciences Technical Program Coordinator The Construction Specifications Institute Alexander “Sandy” Shaw NIBS Manager. Jordani Consulting Group Michael Tardif. Their names are listed in Appendix D. As the tag line in the title indicates.0.S. 2. FAIA Chair. U. National CAD Standards Project Committee Vice Chair – Board of Direction. National CAD Standard Project Committee.1 In conclusion and on behalf of the Council. This would not have been possible without industry-wide participation. the National CAD Standard is a “Consensus Standard Incorporating Industry Publications”. Facility Information Council.U. we would like to thank all who have participated in the development of Versions 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

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69 Telecommunications Layer List .......................... 57 Mechanical Layer List ............................. 47 Equipment Layer List .......................................................................... 25 Civil Layer List.......................................... 39 Architectural Layer List .................................................................. NCS AND ISO 13567 Overview............................................. 83 Operations Layer List.........S.............................................................................................................. 89 Field Names and Definitions .................................................................................. 27 Landscape Layer List .................. 55 Process Layer List........ 49 Fire Protection Layer List ........................................ & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005............................................... 43 Interiors Layer List....................... 77 Resource Layer List ........................... 90 Discipline Designator vs.... 81 Contractor / Shop Drawing Layer List ............................ 88 ISO 13567 Conformance ............................................................... 61 Electrical Layer List ... CLG-87 Field Codes .................................... 79 Other Disciplines Layer List ............................................................................................. 91 Discipline Designator and ISO 13567 Conformance ...................................................................................................................... NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3................................................................................................................. 90 Agent Responsible and Professional Liability............S................................................ Agent Responsible.................................. 85 COMMENTARY: U.................... 88 Field Codes and Language ....................................... 91 TABLE OF CONTENTS CLG-ii .................................U................................................................ 53 Plumbing Layer List................... 35 Structural Layer List ........................................................ 90 Discipline Designator and the Building Life Cycle ..1 Civil Works Layer List . ENGINEERING................................................................................................................................... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE............

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S.1 Introduction Overview Virtually all vector-based CAD systems support the concept of layers. Army Corps of Engineers.S. the relative position of building elements. and allows the information to be efficiently converted to the conventional print media of drawings. ENGINEERING. respectively. the Uniform Drawing System and the Plotting Guidelines. and other disciplines. National CAD Standard (U. The early success of the first edition and rapidly evolving technology resulted in the second edition being published in 1997. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. The most significant change between the first and second editions was the elimination of the “short” layer name format and the adoption of the long layer name format as a single standard. data can be created. Efficient use of layers can reduce document preparation time and improve document coordination. telecommunications.S. and improved the method of organizing drawing annotation. reviewed and edited according to a hierarchy that simulates the physical organization of building systems. a project of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. facilitates the visual display of the information on a computer screen. CSI and Tri-Service agreed to incorporate their own publications into the U. Organizing data by layers allows a single CAD file to contain a wealth of information about a building or facility. the AIA agreed to incorporate CAD Layer Guidelines into the emerging U. The AIA and NIBS were joined in that effort with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the (then-known) Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center of the U. In July 1997. A Brief History of CAD Layer Guidelines The American Institute of Architects published the first edition of CAD Layer Guidelines in 1990. These four INTRODUCTION CLG-1 . This function allows building design information to be organized in a systematic fashion. NCS). or the sequence of construction.S.S. The second edition also included additional layer field codes for remodeling projects. added new discipline designations for interiors. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NCS. By turning selected layers on or off.

0.0” of the U. NCS Version 2.0. and the numbered “editions” were abandoned.S. “AIA” became part of the title of the publication. National CAD Standard. which was published in 2002. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. this publication is known as AIA CAD Layer Guidelines: U. CSI's Uniform Drawing System.0 and the old CAD Layer Guidelines. ENGINEERING. so that the two function as a whole. Version 2 AIA CAD Layer Guidelines. was designed and formatted to match its companion document. and Telecommunications Disciplines. National CAD Standard. An expanded Drawing View Layer List for users with a need to organize data by drawing type rather than by building system.S. With publication of the U. the U.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S. Additions and improvements to version 2 of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines: • • • • Incorporation of NCS v1 amendments. CLG-2 INTRODUCTION . No doubt some confusion will still arise between the U.S. National CAD Standard Project Committee formally accepted CAD Layer Guidelines.0.1 constituent publishers.S. Because CAD Layer Guidelines. Version 3. For the first time. Version 1. this could not be avoided. including the change from a four-character to a single character Status field. and later incorporated into. National CAD Standard.U.S. NCS. As a result. NCS Version 2. Second Edition. this problem was corrected by giving the constituent document an entirely new name.S. NCS. Second Edition (with minor amendments) as a constituent document of the U. Structural. were joined by a number of building design and construction industry organizations in developing and publishing the U.0. Version 1. An expanded Layer Format that includes a two-character discipline designator and a second optional Minor Group. In March 1999. Expanded Layer Lists for Civil.S. Considerable confusion resulted from the lack of “alignment” between the “Second Edition” of CAD Layer Guidelines and “Version 1. Version 2.S. NCS Project Committee immediately set to work on publication of Version 2. Plumbing. but the problem should be resolved with the publication of the new U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Second Edition was published before. version 2.0. as they came to be known. published in July 1999.0. The U. It was also carefully coordinated with that document.S. Mechanical. National CAD Standard. the U.

Equipment layer added to the Fire Protection Layer List. INTRODUCTION CLG-3 . New Annotation Minor Groups. An entirely new Layer List for the Survey/Mapping Discipline. Expanded the Landscape Layer List.S. New Major and Minor Groups added to the Equipment. and a new “free agent” rule permitting Annotation Minor Groups to modify any Major Group. New in Version 3 Highlights of revisions and additions to Version 3 include the following: • • • • • User-defined Minor Group field codes may now be four alphabetic and/or numeric characters (0–9) and/or “~”. New rules and a detailed Commentary to facilitate conformance with the ISO CAD Standard. and Interior Layer Lists. Additions to the Process Layer List allow users to define layers by individual systems or groups of systems. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Major Group and Minor Group is permitted. ENGINEERING.1 • • • • • New Discipline Designators for Survey/Mapping. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Process. Clarification of the existing “free agent” rule. Mechanical. emphasizing that any reasonable combination of Discipline Designator. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Civil Works. Geotechnical. and Operations Disciplines.U.

and then apply the resulting format consistently for all layer names on that project.S. A I .W A L L - F U L L . This arrangement allows users to select from a number of options for naming layers according to the level of detailed information desired. NCS layer name format.N Before You Begin The U. or field codes. There are four defined layer name data fields: Discipline Designator. the layer name format and length must be the same for all layers on a given project.D I M S . Major Group. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. See “Commentary: U. showing the Discipline Designator. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance. Most field codes are mnemonic English abbreviations of construction terminology that are easy to remember. Note that for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567. A detailed list of abbreviations. It is recommended that you select the options that you wish to use for layer names on a given project. NCS and ISO 13567” (p.U. Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD. The complete U.S. the Major Group. is prescribed to define the content of layers. NCS allows you to select from a number of format options for creating layer names.S. LAYER NAME FORMAT CLG-4 . two Minor Groups. Each data field is separated from adjacent fields by a dash (“-”) for clarity. Layer names consist of distinct data fields separated from one another by dashes. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. The Discipline Designator and Major Group fields are mandatory. and the Status fields.1 Layer Name Format Hierarchy of Data Fields The layer name format is organized as a hierarchy. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. and Status. two Minor Groups. The Minor Group and Status fields are optional.

U. The Discipline Designator is described in greater detail on page UDS-01. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. and the second character is an optional modifier. Note that only the mandatory discipline character is shown.S.1 Discipline Designator. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. The Discipline Designator is a two-character field. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.35. Level 1 A typical layer name showing the required data fields only. A . see Appendix A of UDS Module 1 beginning on page UDS-01. For a complete list of Discipline Designators. The first character is the discipline character. LEVEL 1 DISCIPLINE DESIGNATORS G H V B W C L S A I Q F P D M E T R X Z O General Hazardous Materials Survey / Mapping Geotechnical Civil Works Civil Landscape Structural Architectural Interiors Equipment Fire Protection Plumbing Process Mechanical Electrical Telecommunications Resource Other Disciplines Contractor / Shop Drawings Operations LAYER NAME FORMAT CLG-5 .W A L L The Discipline Designator denotes the category of subject matter contained on the specified layer. creating a Level 1 Discipline Designator.14.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. Designator Description New A AS AD AE AI AF AG AJ AK Architectural Architectural Site Architectural Demolition Architectural Elements Architectural Interiors Architectural Finishes Architectural Graphics User-Defined User-Defined A D .S. As an example. LAYER NAME FORMAT CLG-6 . ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Note that the mandatory Level 1 discipline character is supplemented by the optional discipline modifier to create a Level 2 Discipline Designator. the Level 2 Discipline Designators for Architectural are shown: A typical layer name showing the required data fields only.1 Discipline Designator.WA L L For a complete list of Discipline Designators.35. Level 2 The optional second character is used to further define the discipline character. see Appendix A of UDS Module 1 beginning on page UDS-01.

NOTE: For conceptual conformance to ISO 13567.F U L L A typical layer name showing two optional Minor Group fields: NOTE: For conceptual conformance to ISO 13567. Full-height. any Minor Group may be used to modify any Major Group. A-WALL-FULL-TEXT indicates Architectural. NCS Compliance Disclosure Statement for the project on which they are used.S.U. any reasonable combination of the prescribed Major and Minor Groups is permitted. They must contain four alphabetic and/or numeric characters and/or “~”. However. Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD. provided that the definition of the Major Group remains unchanged. For example. The prescribed Minor Group field codes (four-character abbreviations) shown on the Layer List are logically grouped with specific Major Groups. ENGINEERING. Full-height. NCS and ISO 13567” (p.WA L L .S. the use of the Major Group “ANNO” is not permitted. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Minor Group This is an optional. provided that the definition of the Minor Group remains unchanged. See “Commentary: U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. LAYER NAME FORMAT CLG-7 A .S. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance. NCS and ISO 13567” (p. See “Commentary: U. Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD. the use of certain Minor Group field codes is restricted. Wall. any reasonable combination of the prescribed Discipline Designators and Major Groups is permitted.WA L L The Major Group is a four-character field that identifies a major building system. The prescribed Major Group field codes (four-character abbreviations) shown on the Layer List are logically grouped with specific discipline designators.WA L L . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NOTE: User-defined Minor Group field codes are permitted. Text. However. Therefore. NOTE: User-defined Major Group field codes are not permitted.T E X T . A second minor group may be used for still further delineation of the data contained on a layer. four-character field to further define the Major Groups. AWALL-FULL denotes Architectural. For example. Therefore. any Major Group may be combined with any prescribed Discipline Designator.1 Major Group A typical layer name showing the required data fields only. Wall. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance.F U L L . and must be fully documented on the U. The mandatory Major Group field is highlighted: A .S. A typical layer name showing one optional Minor Group field: A .

& CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD.T E X T . NCS and ISO 13567” (p. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance.N The status field is an optional single-character field that distinguishes the data contained on the layer according to the status of the work or the construction phase.1 Status (Phase) A typical layer name showing the location of the optional Status field: A . The prescribed field codes for this field are as follows: STATUS FIELD CODES N E D F T M X 1-9 New work Existing to remain Existing to demolish Future work Temporary work Items to be moved Not in contract Phase numbers Note that for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567. this field may be used to denote either “Status” OR “Phase. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. See “Commentary: U.F U L L . LAYER NAME FORMAT CLG-8 .U. ENGINEERING.” but not BOTH.S.WA L L . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

and IDEN may be used to modify any Major or Minor Group in the Layer List. PATT. is prescribed to further distinguish drawings within a single CAD file. The definition must be documented on the U.1 Drawing View Layer List Drawing View Field Codes The Drawing View field codes are specialized codes for layers that are organized primarily by drawing type. See page CLG-8 for rules and options governing the use of field codes. NNN = number between 001 and 999) -ANNN-MCUT Drawing View Major Group: optional number: material cut by the view -ANNN-MBND Drawing View Major Group: optional number: material beyond cut -ANNN-PATT Drawing View Major Group: optional number: textures and hatch patterns -ANNN-IDEN Drawing View Major Group: optional number: component identification numbers -ANNN-OTLN Drawing View Major Group: optional number: outline of object drawn DRAWING VIEW LAYER LIST CLG-9 . It must consist of a single alphabetic character followed by a three-digit number between 001 and 999. it must be defined by the user. The field codes DETL. ANNN. The Minor Group field codes MCUT. an optional alphanumeric Minor Group field code. The format of ANNN is also prescribed.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. it may not be used to modify any other Major Group. The definitions of these prescribed field codes cannot be changed. MBND. ENGINEERING. and SECT may also be used as Minor Group field codes to modify a major building system. The definition of ANNN is not prescribed. This Minor Group may be used ONLY to modify the prescribed Drawing View Major Groups.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ELEV. Drawing View Layer Names Layer Name Description New -DETL -ELEV -SECT -ANNN - - Detail Elevation Section Drawing View Major Group: optional number (A = letter. rather than by major building system. NCS Compliance Disclosure Statement for the project on which it is used.U. For data sets that are organized by drawing type.

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See page CLG8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. notes. ENGINEERING. symbol keys Markers. These Minor Groups may be used to modify any Major or Minor Group in the Layer List.U. Use of the Major Group ANNO allows all annotation to be placed in a defined group of layers. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. leaders Match lines Notes Non-plotting graphic information - -RDME -REDL -REFR -REVC -REVS -SCHD -SYMB -TEXT -TABL -TITL -TTLB Read-me layer (not plotted) Redlines Reference. The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Minor Group field codes for annotation.1 Annotation Layer List Annotation Field Codes Annotation consists of text. dimensions. Annotation Layer Names Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New -ANNO -BRNG -DIMS -IDEN -KEYN -LABL -LEGN -MARK -MATC -NOTE -NPLT Annotation Bearings and distance labels (survey coordinates) Dimensions Identification tags Keynotes Labels Legends. sheet borders. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. break marks. external files Revision clouds Revisions Schedules Reference symbols Text Data tables Drawing or detail titles Border and title block ANNOTATION LAYER LIST CLG-11 .S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. detail references and other elements on CAD drawings that do not represent physical aspects of a building.

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General Discipline Designators Designator Description New G GI GC GR GJ GK General General Informational General Contractual General Resource User-Defined User-Defined General Layer List Layer Name Description New G -ACCS G -CODE G -EVAC G -FIRE G -PLAN G -SITE Access plan Code compliance plan Evacuation plan Fire protection plan Key plan (floor plan) Key plan (site plan) GENERAL LAYER LIST CLG-13 .U.S.1 General Layer List General Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Hazardous Materials Layer List Hazardous Materials Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.S. Hazardous Materials Discipline Designators Designator Description New H HA HC HL HP HR HJ HK Hazardous Materials Asbestos Chemicals Lead PCB Refrigerants User-Defined User-Defined Hazardous Materials Layer List Layer Name Description New H -PLAN H -SITE Key plan (floor plan) Key plan (site plan) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS LAYER LIST CLG-15 . ENGINEERING. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. roof overhead) Political boundaries Political boundaries: borough Political boundaries: city Political boundaries: county Political boundaries: corporation Political boundaries: national V -BLDG-OTLN V -BLDG-OVHD SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-17 . Survey/Mapping Discipline Designators Designator Description New V VA VF VI VJ VK Survey / Mapping Aerial Survey Field Survey Digital Survey User-Defined User-Defined Survey/Mapping Layer Names Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New V -BLDG V -BLDG-DECK Buildings and primary structures Buildings and primary structures: outdoor decks (attached. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U. no roof overhead) Buildings and primary structures: outline Buildings and primary structures: overhead (overhang) V -BLDG-PRCH V -BNDY V -BNDY-BORO V -BNDY-CITY V -BNDY-CNTY V -BNDY-CORP V -BNDY-NATL Buildings and primary structures: porch (attached. ENGINEERING.S.1 Survey/Mapping Layer List Survey/Mapping Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

ENGINEERING. Navigable channels: decks. etc.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. anchorages. floats. piers Navigable channels: navigation aids Survey/Mapping (continued) V -COMM V -COMM-MHOL V -COMM-OVHD V -COMM-POLE V -COMM-UNDR V -CTRL V -CTRL-BMRK V -CTRL-FLYS V -CTRL-GRID V -CTRL-HCPT V -CTRL-HVPT V -CTRL-PNPT V -CTRL-TRAV V -CTRL-VCPT V -DRIV V -DRIV-ASPH V -DRIV-CNTR V -DRIV-CONC V -DRIV-CURB V -DRIV-FLNE V -DRIV-GRVL V -DRIV-MRKG V -DRIV-UPVD V -DTCH V -DTCH-BOTD V -DTCH-CNTR V -DTCH-EWAT Communications Communications: manhole Communications: overhead lines Communications: box / pole Communications: underground lines Control points Control points: benchmarks Control points: fly station Control points: grid lines Control points: horizontal Control points: horizontal / vertical Control points: panel points Control points: traverse Control points: vertical Driveways Driveways: asphalt surface Driveways: centerline Driveways: concrete surface Driveways: curb Driveways: fire lane Driveways: gravel surface Driveways: pavement markings Driveways: unpaved surface Ditches or washes Ditches or washes: bottom Ditches or washes: centerline Ditches or washes: edge of water SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-18 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. docks.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -BNDY-POLI V -BNDY-PROV V -BNDY-STAT V -BNDY-TSHP V -BNDY-ZONE V -BRDG V -BRDG-BENT V -BRDG-CNTR V -BRDG-CTLJ V -BRDG-DECK V -BRDG-RAIL V -BRKL V -BRKL-BOTB V -BRKL-FLOW V -BRKL-TOPB V -BRLN V -BZNA V -CHAN V -CHAN-BWTR V -CHAN-CNTR V -CHAN-DACL V -CHAN-DOCK V -CHAN-NAID Political boundaries: all Political boundaries: province Political boundaries: state Political boundaries: town or township Political boundaries: zoning Bridge Bridge: top of bent Bridge: centerline Bridge: control joint Bridge: top of deck Bridge: railing Break / fault lines Break / fault lines: bottom of bank Break / fault lines: flowline (lowest point of ditch) Break / fault lines: top of bank Building restriction line Buffer zone area Navigable channels Navigable channels: breakwater Navigable channels: channel centerline and survey report lines Navigable channels: de-authorized channel limits.

1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -DTCH-TOPD V -ESMT V -ESMT-ACCS V -ESMT-CATV V -ESMT-CONS V -ESMT-CSTG V -ESMT-ELEC V -ESMT-FDPL V -ESMT-INEG V -ESMT-LSCP V -ESMT-NGAS V -ESMT-PHON V -ESMT-ROAD Ditches or washes: top Easements Easements: access (pedestrian only. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING. spot elev. points and lines for creation of break lines as top of bank Node: brush row points Node: brush points V -ESMT-ROAD-PERM Easements: roadway: permanent V -ESMT-ROAD-TEMP Easements: roadway: temporary V -ESMT-RWAY Easements: right-of-way (public access) V -ESMT-SGHT Easements: sight distance V -ESMT-SSWR V -ESMT-STRM V -ESMT-SWMT V -ESMT-TRAL V -ESMT-UTIL V -ESMT-WATR V -FLHA Easements: sanitary sewer Easements: storm sewer Easements: storm water management Easements: trail / path (public access) Easements: utilities Easements: water supply Flood hazard area V -NODE-BROW V -NODE-BRSH SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-19 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. private access) Easements: cable television Easements: conservation Easements: construction / grading Easements: electrical Easements: flood plain Easements: ingress / egress (vehicles. private access) Easements: landscape Easements: natural gas line Easements: telephone line Easements: roadway Survey/Mapping (continued) V -FUEL V -FUEL-MHOL V -FUEL-PIPE V -FUEL-TANK V -FUEL-UNDR V -NGAS V -NGAS-MHOL V -NGAS-PIPE V -NGAS-UNDR V -NGAS-TANK V -NODE V -NODE-DASP V -NODE-EASP V -NODE-PASP V -NODE-ABUT V -NODE-ACTL V -NODE-BLIN V -NODE-BLDG V -NODE-BRDG V -NODE-BRKL Fuel gas Fuel gas: manhole Fuel gas: above-ground piping Fuel gas: storage tanks Fuel gas: underground piping Natural gas Natural gas: manhole Natural gas: above-ground piping Natural gas: underground piping Natural gas: storage tanks Node Node: description attributes for survey points Node: elevation attributes for survey points Node: point number attributes for survey points Node: abutment Node: aerial horizontal and vertical control points Node: baseline Node: building points Node: bridge survey points Node: break lines.

telephone. property corners Property boundary: quarter section Property boundary: reserve Property boundary: setback lines SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-20 .1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -NODE-CABL V -NODE-CNTL V -NODE-CURB V -NODE-DECK V -NODE-DRIV V -NODE-EXPJ V -NODE-GRND V -NODE-MRKG V -NODE-MHOL V -NODE-NGAS V -NODE-PIPE V -NODE-POLE V -NODE-PVMT V -NODE-SIGN V -NODE-SSWR V -NODE-STRM V -NODE-SWLK V -NODE-TREE V -NODE-TROW V -NODE-WATR Node: underground cable points Node: baseline. property line and centerline points Node: curb points Node: bridge deck points Node: driveway points Node: expansion joint Node: ground points indicating elevations Node: pavement marking points (yellow / white stripes) Node: manhole points Node: gas line & appurtenances points Node: pipe points (driveway / roadway culverts) Node: pole points (power. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.) Node: pavement points Node: sign Node: sanitary sewer and appurtenances points Node: storm sewer and appurtenances points Node: sidewalk points Node: tree points Node: tree row points Node: water line and appurtenances points Survey/Mapping (continued) V -POWR V -POWR-FENC V -POWR-INST V -POWR-MHOL V -POWR-OVHD V -POWR-POLE V -POWR-STRC V -POWR-UNDR V -PRKG V -PRKG-ASPH V -PRKG-CNTR V -PRKG-CONC V -PRKG-CURB V -PKNG-DRAN V -PRKG-FLNE V -PRKG-GRVL V -PRKG-MRKG V -PRKG-STRP V -PRKG-UPVD V -PROP V -PROP-LINE V -PROP-QTRS V -PROP-RSRV V -PROP-SBCK Power Power: fence enclosure Power: instrumentation (meters.U.S. transformers) Power: manholes Power: overhead lines Power: box / pole Power: structures Power: underground lines Parking lots Parking lots: asphalt surface Parking lots: centerline Parking lots: concrete surface Parking lots: curb Telephone systems: drainage slope indications Parking lots: fire lane Parking lots: gravel surface Parking lots: pavement markings Parking lots: striping Parking lots: unpaved surface Property boundary Property boundary: property lines. survey benchmarks. etc.

streets and highways: curb Roads.) Railroad: track River River: bottom River: centerline River: edge River: top of bank Roads. shrubs. streets and highways Roads. streets and highways: asphalt surface Roads. ENGINEERING. streets and highways: concrete surface Roads. streets and highways: fire lane Survey/Mapping (continued) V -ROAD-GRVL V -ROAD-MRKG V -ROAD-UPVD V -RRAP V -RWAY V -RWAY-CTLA V -RWAY-CNTR V -RWAY-LINE V -RWAY-LMTA V -RWAY-MRKR V -RWAY-STAN V -SITE V -SITE-EWAT V -SITE-FENC V -SITE-ROCK V -SITE-RTWL V -SITE-SIGN V -SITE-VEGE V -SSWR V -SSWR-MHOL V -SSWR-PIPE Roads. and other vegetation Sanitary sewer system Sanitary sewer system: manhole Sanitary sewer system: above-ground piping SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-21 . etc. streets and highways: centerline Roads.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -PROP-SECT V -PROP-SUBD V -PROP-SXTS V -PVMT V -PVMT-ASPH V -PVMT-CONC V -PVMT-GRVL V -RAIL V -RAIL-CNTR V -RAIL-EQPM V -RAIL-TRAK V -RIVR V -RIVR-BOTM V -RIVR-CNTR V -RIVR-EDGE V -RIVR-TOPB V -ROAD V -ROAD-ASPH V -ROAD-CNTR V -ROAD-CONC V -ROAD-CURB V -ROAD-FLNE Property boundary: section boundary Property boundary: subdivision (interior) lines Property boundary: sixteenth section Property boundary: pavement Property boundary: asphalt surface Property boundary: concrete surface Property boundary: gravel surface Railroad Railroad: centerline Railroad: equipment (gates. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. signals. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. streets and highways: gravel surface Roads.S. streets and highways: pavement markings Roads. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. streets and highways: unpaved surface Riprap Right-of-way Right-of-way: controlled access Right-of-way: centerline Right-of-way: lines Right-of-way: limited access Right-of-way: marker Right-of-way: stationing Site features Site features: edge of water Site features: fences Site features: rocks and rock outcroppings Site features: retaining wall Site features: signs Site features: trees.

ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. pumps) Steam system: manhole Steam system: above-ground pipe Steam system: structures Steam system: underground piping Storm drainage and sewer system Storm drainage and sewer system: ditches and swales Storm drainage and sewer system: manhole Storm drainage and sewer system: above-ground piping Storm drainage and sewer system: retention pond Storm drainage and sewer system: structures Storm drainage and sewer system: underground Survey Survey: data Survey: control Line Sidewalks Sidewalks: asphalt Sidewalks: concrete Survey/Mapping (continued) V -TOPO V -TOPO-BORE V -TOPO-EWAT V -TOPO-GRID V -TOPO-MAJR V -TOPO-MINR V -TOPO-SPOT V -TOPO-SOUN V -UNID V -UNID-CABL V -UNID-PIPE V -UNID-TANK V -UNID-UTIL V -UNID-UTIL-OVHD V -UNID-UTIL-UNDR V -WATR V -WATR-INST V -WATR-MHOL V -WATR-PIPE V -WATR-STRC V -WATR-UNDR Topography Topography: test borings Topography: edge of water Topography: coordinate grids Topography: major topographical contours Topography: minor topographical contours Topography: spot elevations Topography: soundings Unidentified site objects Unidentified site objects: cable Unidentified site objects: aboveground piping Unidentified site objects: storage tanks Unidentified site objects: utility lines Unidentified site objects: utility lines: overhead Unidentified site objects: utility lines: underground Water supply Water supply: instrumentation (meters. valves. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -SSWR-STRC V -SSWR-UNDR V -STEM V -STEM-INST V -STEM-MHOL V -STEM-PIPE V -STEM-STRC V -STEM-UNDR V -STRM V -STRM-DTCH V -STRM-MHOL V -STRM-PIPE V -STRM-POND V -STRM-STRC V -STRM-UNDR V -SURV V -SURV-DATA V -SURV-LINE V -SWLK V -SWLK-ASPH V -SWLK-CONC Sanitary sewer system: structures Sanitary sewer system: underground piping Steam system Steam system: instrumentation (meters. valves. pumps) Water supply: manhole Water supply: above-ground piping Water supply: structures Water supply: underground piping SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-22 .

U. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NNN = number between 001 and 999) Detail: optional detail number: borings and perc holes Detail: optional detail number: concrete Detail: optional detail number: earth B -DETL-ANNN-FILL B -DETL-ANNN-FDTA B -DETL-ANNN-GENF Detail: optional detail number: fill and cover material Detail: optional detail number: field data Detail: optional detail number: general features B -DETL-ANNN-BORE B -DETL-ANNN-CONC B -DETL-ANNN-ERTH B -DETL-ANNN-GNDW Detail: optional detail number: ground water B -DETL-ANNN-LDTA B -DETL-ANNN-PVMT Detail: optional detail number: laboratory data Detail: optional detail number: pavement GEOTECHNICAL LAYER LIST CLG-23 .1 Geotechnical Layer List Geotechnical Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Geotechnical Discipline Designators Designator Description New B BJ BK Geotechnical User-Defined User-Defined Geotechnical Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New B -BORE B -BORE-FDTA B -BORE-HOLE B -BORE-LDTA B -DETL-ANNN Borings Borings: field data Borings: perc holes Borings: laboratory data Detail: optional detail number (A = letter.S. ENGINEERING.

1 Layer Name Description New Geotechnical (continued) B -DETL-ANNN-SPCL B -DETL-ANNN-STRM B -DETL-ANNN-SUBS B -DETL-ANNN-SURF Detail: optional detail number: special features Detail: optional detail number: storm water Detail: optional detail number: subsurface areas Detail: optional detail number: surface areas GEOTECHNICAL LAYER LIST CLG-24 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U. ENGINEERING.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

U. water supply systems. utility distribution systems. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. the layer names prescribed in the Civil and Survey / Mapping Layer Lists are particularly applicable to the Civil Works Discipline. The Civil Works discipline is defined as large-scale projects that usually cross property boundaries. in addition to the rules on page CLG-8 allowing any combination of Discipline Designator. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. but should generally be used to distinguish projects in terms of scale. Civil Works Discipline Designators Designator Description New W WJ WK Civil Works User-Defined User-Defined Civil Works Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. dams. and sewer systems.1 Civil Works Layer List Civil Works Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. Major Group and Minor Group. tunnels. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. The selection of the Civil or Civil Works Discipline Designator is at the discretion of the user. such as highways. However. ENGINEERING. CIVIL WORKS LAYER LIST CLG-25 .

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NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. The Civil Discipline is defined as a project or a portion of a project that is usually contained within a single property boundary. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. The selection of the Civil or Civil Works Discipline Designator is at the discretion of the user. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.S. but should generally be used to distinguish projects in terms of scale. ENGINEERING.1 Civil Layer List Civil Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. Civil Discipline Designators Designator Description New C CD CS CG CP CI CT CU CJ CK Civil Civil Demolition Civil Site Civil Grading Civil Paving Civil Improvements Civil Transportation Civil Utilities User-Defined User-Defined Civil Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New C -AFLD C -AFLD-ASPH C -AFLD-CNTR C -AFLD-CONC CIVIL LAYER LIST Airfields Airfields: asphalt surface Airfields: centerline Airfields: concrete surface C -AFLD-FLNE C -AFLD-FLNE-MRKG C -AFLD-FLNE-SIGN Airfields: fire lane Airfields: fire lane: pavement markings Airfields: fire lane: signage CLG-27 .

U. Navigable channels: channel centerline and survey report lines Navigable channels: navigation aids Navigable channels: decks.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -AFLD-GRVL C -AFLD-MRKG C -AFLD-SIGN C -AFLD-STAN C -AFLD-WHIT C -AFLD-WHIT-TICK C -AFLD-YELO C -AFLD-YELO-TICK C -BLDG C -BLDG-DECK Airfields: gravel surface Airfields: pavement markings Airfields: signs Airfields: stationing Airfields: white paint Airfields: white paint: tick marks Airfields: yellow paint Airfields: yellow paint: tick marks Buildings and primary structures Buildings and primary structures: outdoor decks (attached. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. anchorages. floats. roof overhead) Baseline Baseline: stationing Test borings Bridge Bridge: deck fault / break line Bridge: construction joint Bridge: centerline Bridge: deck Bridge: expansion joint Civil (continued) C -BRDG-HIDD C -BRDG-OBJT C -BRDG-OBJT-PRIM C -BRDG-OBJT-SECD C -BRDG-RBAR C -CATV C -CATV-OVHD C -CATV-POLE C -CATV-UNDR C -CEME C -CHAN C -CHAN-DACL C -CHAN-CNTR C -CHAN-NAID C -CHAN-DOCK C -CHAN-BWTR C -COMM C -COMM-OVHD C -COMM-POLE C -COMM-UNDR C -CTRL C -CTRL-BMRK C -CTRL-FLYS C -CTRL-GRID Bridge: objects or lines hidden from view Bridge: objects Bridge: objects: primary Bridge: objects: secondary Bridge: reinforcing bar Cable TV Cable TV: overhead lines Cable TV: box / pole Cable TV: underground lines Cemetery Navigable channels Navigable channels: de-authorized channel limits. no roof overhead) Buildings and primary structures: outline Buildings and primary structures: overhead (overhang) Buildings and primary structures: porch (attached. docks. piers Navigable channels: breakwater Communications Communications: overhead lines Communications: box / pole Communications: underground lines Control points Control points: benchmarks Control points: fly station Control points: grid lines C -BLDG-OTLN C -BLDG-OVHD C -BLDG-PRCH C -BLIN C -BLIN-STAN C -BORE C -BRDG C -BRDG-FALT C -BRDG-CNTJ C -BRDG-CNTR C -BRDG-DECK C -BRDG-EXPJ CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-28 . etc.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -CTRL-HCPT C -CTRL-HVPT C -CTRL-PNPT C -CTRL-TRAV C -CTRL-VCPT C -DFLD C -DFLD-OTLN C -DFLD-PROF C -DRIV C -DRIV-ASPH C -DRIV-CNTR C -DRIV-CONC C -DRIV-CURB C -DRIV-CURB-FACE C -DRIV-CURB-BACK C -DRIV-FLNE C -DRIV-FLNE-MRKG C -DRIV-FLNE-SIGN C -DRIV-GRVL C -DRIV-MRKG C -DRIV-SIGN C -DRIV-UPVD C -DRIV-WHIT C -DRIV-WHIT-TICK C -DRIV-YELO C -DRIV-YELO-TICK Control points: horizontal Control points: horizontal / vertical Control points: panel points Control points: traverse Control points: vertical Drain fields Drain fields: outline Drain fields: profile Driveways Driveways: asphalt surface Driveways: centerline Driveways: concrete surface Driveways: curb Driveways: curb: face Driveways: curb: back Driveways: fire lane Driveways: fire lane: pavement markings Driveways: fire lane: signs Driveways: gravel surface Driveways: pavement markings Driveways: signs Driveways: unpaved surface Driveways: white paint Driveways: white paint: tick marks Driveways: yellow paint Driveways: yellow paint: tick marks Civil (continued) C -DTCH C -DTCH-BOTD C -DTCH-CNTR C -DTCH-EWAT C -DTCH-TOPD C -EROS C -EROS-CIPR C -EROS-CNTE C -EROS-DDIV C -EROS-DVDK C -EROS-INPR C -EROS-SILT C -EROS-SSLT C -ESMT C -ESMT-ACCS C -ESMT-CATV C -ESMT-CONS C -ESMT-CSTG C -ESMT-ELEC C -ESMT-FDPL Ditches or washes Ditches or washes: bottom Ditches or washes: centerline Ditches or washes: edge of water Ditches or washes: top Erosion and sediment control Erosion and sediment control: culvert inlet protection Erosion and sediment control: construction entrance Erosion and sediment control: drainage divides Erosion and sediment control: diversion dike Erosion and sediment control: inlet protection Erosion and sediment control: silt fence Erosion and sediment control: super silt fence Easements Easements: access (pedestrian only.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. private access) Easements: utility . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.electrical Easements: flood plain CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-29 .S. ENGINEERING.cable television Easements: conservation Easements: construction / grading Easements: utility .

U. private access) Easements: landscape Easements: natural gas line Easements: telephone line Easements: roadway Civil (continued) C -FIRE-UNDR C -FLHA C -FLHA-025Y C -FLHA-050Y C -FLHA-100Y C -FLHA-200Y C -FUEL C -FUEL-EQPM C -FUEL-INST C -FUEL-MHOL C -FUEL-PIPE C -FUEL-TANK C -FUEL-UNDR C -LOCN C -NGAS C -NGAS-EQPM C -NGAS-INST C -NGAS-MHOL C -NGAS-PIPE C -NGAS-TANK C -NGAS-UNDR C -PERC C -PERC-HOLE C -PRKG Fire protection system: underground piping Flood hazard area Flood hazard area: 25 year mark Flood hazard area: 50 year mark Flood hazard area: 100 year mark Flood hazard area: 200 year mark Fuel gas Fuel gas: equipment (pumps.S.) Natural gas: manhole Natural gas: piping Natural gas: storage tanks Natural gas: underground piping Perc testing Perc testing: test holes Parking lots C -ESMT-ROAD-PERM Easements: roadway: permanent C -ESMT-ROAD-TEMP Easements: roadway: temporary C -ESMT-RWAY Easements: right-of-way (public access) C -ESMT-SGHT Easements: sight distance C -ESMT-SSWR C -ESMT-STRM C -ESMT-SWMT C -ESMT-TRAL C -ESMT-UTIL C -ESMT-WATR C -FENC C -FENC-GRAL C -FENC-POST C -FENC-STEL C -FENC-WOOD C -FIRE C -FIRE-HYDR C -FIRE-PIPE Easements: sanitary sewer Easements: storm sewer Easements: storm water management Easements: trail or path (public access) Easements: utilities Easements: water supply Fences Fences: guard rail Fences: posts Fences: steel (barbed wire and/or chain link) Fences: wood Fire protection system Fire protection system: hydrants and connections Fire protection system: piping CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-30 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. motors) Natural gas: instrumentation (meters. ENGINEERING.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -ESMT-INEG C -ESMT-LSCP C -ESMT-NGAS C -ESMT-PHON C -ESMT-ROAD Easements: ingress / egress (vehicles. valves. etc. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. etc. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. valves.) Fuel gas: manhole Fuel gas: piping Fuel gas: storage tanks Fuel gas: underground piping Limits of construction Natural gas Natural gas: equipment (pumps. motors) Fuel gas: instrumentation (meters.

signals.S.) Railroad: track River River: bottom River: centerline River: edge River: top of bank C -PRKG-CURB-BACK Parking lots: curb: back C -PRKG-FLNE Parking lots: fire lane C -PRKG-FLNE-MRKG Parking lots: fire lane: pavement markings C -PRKG-FLNE-SIGN Parking lots: fire lane: signage C -PRKG-GRVL C -PRKG-MRKG C -PRKG-SIGN C -PRKG-STRP C -PRKG-UPVD C -PRKG-WHIT C -PRKG-WHIT-TICK C -PRKG-YELO C -PRKG-YELO-TICK C -POND C -POND-EDGE C -POND-TOPB C -POWR Parking lots: gravel surface Parking lots: pavement markings Parking lots: signs Parking lots: striping Parking lots: unpaved surface Parking lots: white paint Parking lots: white paint: tick marks Parking lots: yellow paint Parking lots: yellow paint: tick marks Ponds Ponds: edge Ponds: top of bank Power CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-31 .) Civil (continued) C -POND-SWAY C -POWR-FENC C -POWR-INST C -POWR-MHOL C -POWR-OVHD C -POWR-POLE C -POWR-STRC C -POWR-UNDR C -PROP C -PROP-LINE C -PROP-SBCK C -PVMT C -PVMT-ASPH C -PVMT-CONC C -PVMT-GRVL C -RAIL C -RAIL-CNTR C -RAIL-EQPM C -RAIL-TRAK C -RIVR C -RIVR-BOTM C -RIVR-CNTR C -RIVR-EDGE C -RIVR-TOPB Ponds: spillway Power: enclosure fence Power: instrumentation (meters. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -PRKG-ASPH C -PRKG-CARS C -PRKG-CONC C -PRKG-CURB C -PRKG-CURB-FACE C -PRKG-DRAN C -PRKG-FIXT Parking lots: asphalt surface Parking lots: cars and other vehicles Parking lots: concrete surface Parking lots: curb Parking lots: curb: face Parking lots: drainage slope indications Parking lots: fixtures (wheel stops. transformers) Power: manhole Power: overhead lines Power: box / pole Power: structures Power: underground lines Property Property: property lines. property corners Property: setback lines Pavement Pavement: asphalt surface Pavement: concrete surface Pavement: gravel surface Railroad Railroad: centerline Railroad: equipment (gates. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. etc. etc. survey benchmarks. parking meters.

S. ENGINEERING.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -ROAD C -ROAD-ASPH C -ROAD-CNTR C -ROAD-CONC C -ROAD-CURB Roadways Roadways: asphalt surface Roadways: centerline Roadways: concrete surface Roadways: curb Civil (continued) C -SSWR C -SSWR-LATL C -SSWR-MHOL C -SSWR-PIPE C -SSWR-PIPE-RCON C -SSWR-PIPE-STEL C -SSWR-PROF C -SSWR-STAN C -SSWR-STRC C -SSWR-UNDR C -STEM C -STEM-INST C -STEM-MHOL C -STEM-PIPE C -STEM-STRC C -STEM-UNDR C -STRM C -STRM-CNTR C -STRM-DIAG C -STRM-HWAL C -STRM-MHOL C -STRM-PIPE C -STRM-PIPE-RCON Sanitary sewer Sanitary sewer: lateral line Sanitary sewer: manhole Sanitary sewer: piping Sanitary sewer: piping: reinforced concrete Sanitary sewer: piping: steel Sanitary sewer: profile Sanitary sewer: stationing Sanitary sewer: structures Sanitary sewer: underground piping Steam system Steam system: instrumentation (meters. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. valves. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U.) Steam system: manhole Steam system: piping Steam system: structures Steam system: underground piping Storm sewer Storm sewer: centerline Storm sewer: plan diagram Storm sewer: headwall Storm sewer: manhole Storm sewer: piping Storm sewer: piping: reinforced concrete C -ROAD-CURB-FACE Roadways: curb: face C -ROAD-CURB-BACK Roadways: curb: back C -ROAD-FLNE Roadways: fire lane C -ROAD-FLNE-MRKG Roadways: fire lane: pavement markings C -ROAD-FLNE-SIGN C -ROAD-GRVL C -ROAD-MRKG C -ROAD-PROF C -ROAD-SIGN C -ROAD-STAN C -ROAD-UPVD C -ROAD-WHIT C -ROAD-WHIT-TICK C -ROAD-YELO C -ROAD-YELO-TICK C -RRAP C -SGHT C -SGHT-PROF C -SOIL C -SSWR-DIAG C -SSWR-FORC Roadways: fire lane: signs Roadways: gravel surface Roadways: pavement markings Roadways: profile Roadways: signs Roadways: stationing Roadways: unpaved surface Roadways: white paint Roadways: white paint: tick marks Roadways: yellow paint Roadways: yellow paint: tick marks Riprap Sight distance Sight distance: profile Soils Sanitary sewer: plan diagram Sanitary sewer: force main CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-32 . etc.

1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -STRM-PIPE-CMTL C -STRM-PROF C -STRM-STAN C -STRM-STRC C -STRM-UNDR C -SWLK C -SWLK-ASPH C -SWLK-CONC C -TINN C -TINN-BNDY C -TINN-FALT C -TINN-VIEW C -TINN-VOID C -TOPO C -TOPO-BORE C -TOPO-DEPR C -TOPO-MAJR C -TOPO-MINR C -TOPO-SPOT C -TOPO-TPIT C -TRAL C -TRAL-ASPH C -TRAL-GRVL C -TRAL-MRKG Storm sewer: piping: corrugated metal Storm sewer: profile Storm sewer: stationing Storm sewer: structures Storm sewer: underground piping Sidewalks Sidewalks: asphalt Sidewalks: concrete Triangulated irregular network Triangulated irregular network: boundary Triangulated irregular network: fault / break lines Triangulated irregular network: triangulation Triangulated irregular network: void regions Topography Topography: test borings Topography: depression contours Topography: major contours Topography: minor contours Topography: spot elevations Topography: test pits Trails or paths Trails or paths: asphalt surface Trails or paths: gravel surface Trails or paths: pavement markings Civil (continued) C -TRAL-CONC C -TRAL-SIGN C -TRAL-UPVD C -WALL C -WALL-SHEA C -WALL-CTLJ C -WALL-NSBR C -WALL-RTWL C -WATR C -WATR-DIAG C -WATR-INST C -WATR-PIPE C -WATR-PROF C -WATR-STAN C -WATR-STRC C -WATR-UNDR C -WATR-WELL C -WETL Trails or paths: concrete surface Trails or paths: signs Trails or paths: unpaved surface Walls Walls: structural bearing or shear walls Walls: control joints Walls: noise barrier Walls: retaining Water supply systems Water supply systems: plan diagram Water supply systems: instrumentation (meters.S. valves.U. etc. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING.) Water supply systems: piping Water supply systems: profile Water supply systems: stationing Water supply systems: structures Water supply systems: underground piping Water supply systems: well Wetlands CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-33 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

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NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S.1 Landscape Layer List Landscape Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. Landscape Discipline Designators Designator Description New L LD LI LP LJ LK Landscape Landscape Demolition Landscape Irrigation Landscape Planting User-Defined User-Defined Landscape Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New L -ANNO L -ANNO-ALIN L -ANNO-ALIN-LABL L -ANNO-ALIN-INFO L -ANNO-CURV-LABL L -ANNO-CURV-TABL LANDSCAPE LAYER LIST Annotation Annotation: alignment stationing Annotation: alignment stationing: labels Annotation: alignment stationing: information Annotation: curve: labels Annotation: curve: tables L -ANNO-CURV-TABLBRDR Annotation: curve: tables: border L -ANNO-CURV-TABLHEDR Annotation: curve: tables: header L -ANNO-CURV-TABLTEXT Annotation: curve: tables: text L -ANNO-LINE-LABL Annotation: line: labels L -ANNO-LINE-TABL Annotation: line: tables CLG-35 .U. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. valves. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. heads) Irrigation: valves* Plant and landscape material Plant and landscape material: perennial and annual beds Plant and landscape material: bushes and shrubs Plant and landscape material: coniferous trees Plant and landscape material: container or planter Plant and landscape material: planting bed edger L -PLNT-REMN L -PLNT-REMV L -PLNT-SEED L -PLNT-SHAD L -PLNT-SHRB L -PLNT-TREE L -PLNT-TURF L -PLNT-PLTS L -PLNT-VINE L -SITE L -SITE-BRDG L -SITE-CURB L -SITE-CURB-BACK Plant and landscape material: evergreen trees . ENGINEERING.S. and controllers) Irrigation: lateral pipe Irrigation: mainline Irrigation: piping Irrigation: pipe sleeve Irrigation: sprinklers (rotors.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Landscape (continued) L -ANNO-LINE-TABLBRDR L -ANNO-LINE-TABLHEDR L -ANNO-LINE-TABLTEXT L -IRRG L -IRRG-COVR L -IRRG-DRIP L -IRRG-EQPM L -IRRG-LTRL L -IRRG-MAIN L -IRRG-PIPE L -IRRG-SLVE L -IRRG-SPKL L -IRRG-VALV L -PLNT L -PLNT-BEDS L -PLNT-BUSH L -PLNT-CONI L -PLNT-CTNR L -PLNT-EDGR Annotation: line: tables: border Landscape (continued) L -PLNT-EVGR L -PLNT-GRND Annotation: line: tables: header L -PLNT-PALM Annotation: line: tables: text Irrigation Irrigation: coverage Irrigation: drip irrigation tubing Irrigation: equipment (pumps.broadleaf Plant and landscape material: ground covers Plant and landscape material: palm trees Plant and landscape material: material to remain Plant and landscape material: material to be removed Plant and landscape material: seeding areas Plant and landscape material: shadow area Plant and landscape material: shrub symbols Plant and landscape material: trees Plant and landscape material: lawn areas Plant and landscape material: planting plants Plant and landscape material: vines Site improvements Site improvements: bridges (pedestrian) Site improvements: curbs Site improvements: curbs: back of curb LANDSCAPE LAYER LIST CLG-36 .U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Landscape (continued) L -SITE-CURB-FACE L -SITE-DECK L -SITE-FENC L -SITE-FENC-LINK L -SITE-FENC-LINK04FT L -SITE-FENC-LINK06FT L -SITE-FENC-PRVC L -SITE-FENC-WOOD L -SITE-FURN L -SITE-PKNG L -SITE-PKNG-STRP L -SITE-PLAY L -SITE-PLAY-EQPM L -SITE-PLAY-ZONE L -SITE-POOL L -SITE-POOL-BACK L -SITE-POOL-FACE L -SITE-PVMT Site improvements: curbs: face of curb Site improvements: raised decks (wood.U. typ.) Site improvements: fencing Site improvements: fencing: chain link Site improvements: fencing: chain link: four feet high Site improvements: fencing: chain link: six feet high Site improvements: fencing: privacy fence Site improvements: fencing: wood Site improvements: furnishings Site improvements: parking Site improvements: parking: paint striping Site improvements: play structures Site improvements: play structures: equipment Site improvements: play structures: fall zones Site improvements: pools and spas Site improvements: pools and spas: back of pool wall Site improvements: pools and spas: face of pool wall Site improvements: pavement edge Landscape (continued) L -SITE-PVMT-ASPH L -SITE-PVMT-BRCK L -SITE-PVMT-CONC L -SITE-PVMT-CONCAGGR L -SITE-PVMT-GRAV L -SITE-PVMT-JNTC L -SITE-PVMT-JNTE L -SITE-PVMT-PAVR L -SITE-PVMT-RAMP L -SITE-PVMT-STEP L -SITE-ROAD L -SITE-RPRP L -SITE-SPRT L -SITE-SPRT-EQPM L -SITE-SPRT-PRIM L -SITE-STEP L -SITE-RTWL L -SITE-TRAL Site improvements: pavement edge: asphalt Site improvements: pavement edge: brick Site improvements: pavement edge: concrete Site improvements: pavement edge: concrete: exposed aggregate Site improvements: pavement edge: gravel Site improvements: pavement edge: control joint Site improvements: pavement edge: expansion joint (for concrete only) Site improvements: pavement edge: unit pavers Site improvements: pavement edge: accessible ramp Site improvements: pavement edge: stair tread Site improvements: edge of road line Site improvements: riprap Site improvements: sports fields Site improvements: sports fields: equipment Site improvements: sports fields: perimeter Site improvements: steps Site improvements: retaining walls Site improvements: trail edge LANDSCAPE LAYER LIST CLG-37 . ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

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Structural Discipline Designators
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S SD SS SB SF SJ SK

Structural Structural Demolition Structural Site Structural Substructure Structural Framing User-Defined User-Defined

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S -BEAM S -BEAM-ALUM S -BEAM-CONC S -BEAM-STEL S -BEAM-WOOD S -BRAC S -BRAC-ALUM S -BRAC-ALUM-HORZ

Beams Beams: aluminum Beams: concrete Beams: steel Beams: wood Bracing Bracing: aluminum Bracing: aluminum: horizontal

S -BRAC-ALUM-VERT S -BRAC-STEL S -BRAC-STEL-HORZ S -BRAC-STEL-VERT S -BRAC-WOOD S -BRAC-WOOD-VERT S -COLS

Bracing: aluminum: vertical Bracing: steel Bracing: steel: horizontal Bracing: steel: vertical Bracing: wood Bracing: wood: vertical Columns
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Structural (continued) S -COLS-ALUM S -COLS-CONC S -COLS-STEL S -COLS-WOOD S -DECK S -DECK-FLOR S -DECK-FLOR-OPNG S -DECK-ROOF S -DECK-ROOF-OPNG S -FNDN S -FNDN-FTNG S -FNDN-GRBM S -FNDN-PCAP S -FNDN-PIER S -FNDN-PILE S -FNDN-RBAR S -GRID S -GRID-EXTR S -GRID-INTR S -JNTS S -JNTS-CNTJ S -JNTS-CTLJ S -JNTS-EXPJ S -JOIS S -JOIS-BRGX S -PROP S -SLAB Columns: aluminum Columns: concrete Columns: steel Columns: wood Structural deck Structural deck: floor Structural deck: floor: openings Structural deck: roof Structural deck: roof: openings Foundation Foundation: footings Foundation: grade beams Foundation: pile caps Foundation: drilled piers Foundation: piles Foundation: reinforcing Column grid Column grid: exterior columns Column grid: interior columns Joints Joints: construction Joints: control Joints: expansion Joists Joists: bridging Property lines Slab

Structural (continued) S -SLAB-CONC S -SLAB-OPNG S -SLAB-OPNX S -SLAB-EDGE S -SLAB-STEL S -SLAB-WOOD S -STRS S -STRS-LADD S -TRUS S -WALL S -WALL-CMUW S -WALL-CONC S -WALL-MSNW S -WALL-PCST S -WALL-SHEA S -WALL-STEL S -WALL-WOOD S S S S S S S -ABLT -METL -GRAT -RBAR -RBAR-BOT1 -RBAR-BOT2 Slab: cast-in-place concrete Slab: openings and depressions Slab: opening indication (“x”) Slab: edge of slab Slab: steel slab Slab: wood Stairs Stairs: ladders & ladder assemblies Trusses Walls Walls: concrete masonry unit Walls: cast-in-place concrete Walls: masonry Walls: pre-cast concrete Walls: structural shear walls Walls: steel stud Walls: wood Any major group: anchor bolts Any major group: misc. metals Any major group: grates Any major group: reinforcing bar Any major group: reinforcing bar: bottom group 1 Any major group: reinforcing bar: bottom group 2

-GRAT-OVHD Any major group: grates: overhead

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Architectural Discipline Designators
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A AS AD AE AI AF AG AJ AK

Architectural Architectural Site Architectural Demolition Architectural Elements Architectural Interiors Architectural Finishes Architectural Graphics User-Defined User-Defined

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A A A A A -

-FNSH -CASE -FIXT -GRID -SIGN

Any major group: finishes Any major group: casework Any major group: plumbing fixtures Any major group: grid Any major group: signs

A -AREA A -AREA-OCCP A -CLNG A -CLNG-ACCS A -CLNG-OPEN

Area Area: occupant or employee names Ceiling Ceiling: access Ceiling: openings
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Architectural (continued) A -CLNG-TEES A -CLNG-SUSP A -COLS A -CONV A -DOOR A -DOOR-FULL A -DOOR-PRHT A -EQPM A -EQPM-ACCS A -EQPM-FIXD A -EQPM-MOVE A -EQPM-NICN A -EQPM-OVHD A -FLOR A -FLOR-CASE A -FLOR-EVTR A -FLOR-HRAL A -FLOR-LEVL A -FLOR-OTLN A -FLOR-OVHD A -FLOR-RAIS A -FLOR-RISR A -FLOR-SIGN A -FLOR-SPCL A -FLOR-STRS A -FLOR-TPTN Ceiling: main tees Ceiling: suspended elements Columns Conveying systems Doors Doors: full-height (swing and leaf) Doors: partial height (swing and leaf) Equipment Equipment: access Equipment: fixed equipment Equipment: moveable equipment Equipment: not in contract Equipment: overhead Floor Floor: casework Floor: elevator cars and equipment Floor: handrails, guard rails Floor: level changes, ramps, pits, depressions Floor: outline Floor: overhead (objects above) Floor: raised Floor: stair risers Floor: signs Floor: specialties (toilet room accessories, display cases) Floor: stair treads, escalators, ladders Floor: toilet partitions

Architectural (continued) A -FLOR-WDWK A -FURN A -FURN-FILE A -FURN-FIXD A -FURN-FREE A -FURN-PLNT A -FURN-PNLS A -FURN-SEAT A -FURN-STOR A -FURN-WKSF A -GLAZ A -GLAZ-FULL A -GLAZ-PRHT A -GLAZ-SILL A -HVAC A -HVAC-SDFF A -HVAC-RDFF A -LITE A -ROOF A -ROOF-HRAL A -ROOF-LEVL A -ROOF-OTLN A -ROOF-RISR A -ROOF-STRS A -WALL A -WALL-CAVI Floor: architectural woodwork Furnishings Furnishings: file cabinets Furnishings: fixed in place Furnishings: freestanding Furnishings: plants Furnishings: system panels Furnishings: seating Furnishings: system storage components Furnishings: system work surface components Glazing Glazing: full-height Glazing: partial-height Glazing: window sills HVAC HVAC: supply diffusers HVAC: return air diffusers Lighting fixtures Roof Roof: handrails Roof: level changes Roof: outline Roof: stair risers Roof: stair treads, ladders Walls Walls: cavity
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The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.

Interiors Discipline Designators
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I ID IN IF IG IJ IK

Interior Interior Demolition Interior Design Interior Furnishings Interior Graphics User-Defined User-Defined

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I I -

-FIXT -GRID

Any major group: plumbing fixtures Any major group: grid Any major group: signs Area Area: occupant or employee names Casework Ceiling

I -CLNG-ACCS I -CLNG-OPEN I -CLNG-SUSP I -CLNG-TEES I -COLS I -DOOR I -DOOR-FULL

Ceiling: access Ceiling: openings Ceiling: suspended elements Ceiling: main tees Columns Doors Doors: full-height
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I -SIGN I -AREA I -AREA-OCCP I -CASE I -CLNG
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Interiors (continued) I -DOOR-PRHT I -EQPM I -EQPM-ACCS I -EQPM-FIXD I -EQPM-MOVE I -EQPM-NICN I -EQPM-OVHD I -EQPM-STOR I -FLOR I -FLOR-EVTR I -FLOR-FIXT I -FLOR-HRAL I -FLOR-LEVL I -FLOR-OTLN I -FLOR-OVHD I -FLOR-RAIS I -FLOR-RISR I -FLOR-SIGN I -FLOR-STRS I -FLOR-SPCL I -FLOR-TPTN I -FLOR-WDWK I -FNSH I -FURN I -FURN-FILE I -FURN-FREE
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Interiors (continued) Doors: partial height Equipment Equipment: access Equipment: fixed equipment Equipment: moveable equipment Equipment: not in contract Equipment: overhead Equipment: storage Floor Floor: elevator cars and equipment Floor: plumbing fixtures Floor: handrails, guard rails Floor: level changes, ramps, pits, depressions Floor: outline Floor: overhead (objects above) Floor: raised Floor: stair risers Floor: signs Floor: stair treads, escalators, ladders Floor: architectural specialties (toilet room accessories, display cases) Floor: toilet partitions Floor: architectural woodwork Finishes Furnishings Furnishings: file cabinets Furnishings: freestanding
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I -FURN-PLNT I -FURN-PNLS I -FURN-SEAT I -FURN-STOR I -FURN-WKSF I -GLAZ I -GLAZ-FULL I -GLAZ-PRHT I -GLAZ-SILL I -HVAC I -HVAC-SDFF I -HVAC-RDFF I -MILL I -PRTN I -PRTN-FULL I - PRTN-PRHT I - PRTN-MOVE I - PRTN-HEAD I - PRTN-JAMB I - PRTN-FIRE

Furnishings: plants Furnishings: system panels Furnishings: seating Furnishings: system storage components Furnishings: system work surface components Glazing Glazing: full-height Glazing: partial-height Glazing: window sills HVAC HVAC: supply diffusers HVAC: return air diffusers Millwork Partitions Partitions: full-height Partitions: partial-height Partitions: moveable partitions Partitions: door and window headers Partitions: door and window jambs Partitions: fire wall

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Equipment Discipline Designators
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Q QA QB QC QD QE QF QH QL QM QP QR QS QT QV QY QJ QK

Equipment Athletic Equipment Bank Equipment Dry Cleaning Equipment Detention Equipment Educational Equipment Food service Equipment Hospital Equipment Laboratory Equipment Maintenance Equipment Parking Lot Equipment Retail Equipment Site Equipment Theatrical Equipment Video / Photographic Equipment Security Equipment User-Defined User-Defined

EQUIPMENT LAYER LIST

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Layer Name Q -CMPQ

Description

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Q Q Q -CASE

-OTLN -PIPE

Any major group: outline Any major group: piping Casework Casework: thin dividers Casework: cabinet and worksurface edging Casework: casework elevation Casework: plumbing/service fixtures Casework: casework structural framing Casework: full height cabinets/lockers Casework: casework glazing Casework: cabinet grounds, wall backing Casework: hardware Casework: cabinet section/model number Casework: lower cabinets Casework: casework hatching Casework: wall mounted shelving Casework: cabinet sub-assemblies, drawer boxes Casework: undercounter cabinets-for layout Casework: upper cabinets Casework: worksurface

Computer equipment Elevation: equipment outlines Elevation: plumbing/service fixtures Elevation: glass, glazing hardware Elevation: locks, pulls, supports, other hardware Elevation: elevation object Elevation: section hatch Elevation: structural support components Exhaust Major equipment Major equipment: access and clearance lines Major equipment: engineering information Major equipment: fixed Major equipment: movable Major equipment: moving or suspended Major equipment: overhead or ceiling mounted Major equipment: patterns Major equipment: undercounter Minor equipment Not in contract equipment

Q -ELEV-EQPM Q -ELEV-FIXT Q -ELEV-GLAZ Q -ELEV-HRDW Q -ELEV-OVHD Q -ELEV-PATT Q -ELEV-STRC Q -EXHS Q -MAJQ Q -MAJQ-ACCS Q -MAJQ-ENGR Q -MAJQ-FIXD Q -MAJQ-MOVE Q -MAJQ-MVNG Q -MAJQ-OVHD Q -MAJQ-PATT Q -MAJQ-UCTR
Q -MINQ

Q -CASE-DVDR Q -CASE-EDGE Q -CASE-ELEV Q -CASE-FIXT Q -CASE-FRAM Q -CASE-FULL Q -CASE-GLAZ Q -CASE-GRND Q -CASE-HRDW Q -CASE-IDEN Q -CASE-LOWR Q -CASE-PATT Q -CASE-SHLF Q -CASE-SUBA Q -CASE-UCTR Q -CASE-UPPR Q -CASE-WKSF

Q -NICN

EQUIPMENT LAYER LIST

CLG-50

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Equipment (continued) Q -POWR Q -SPCQ Q -SPCQ-ACCS Q -SPCQ-ENGR Q -SPCQ-FIXD Q -SPCQ-MOVE Q -SPCQ-MVNG Q -SPCQ-OVHD Q -SPCQ-PATT Q -SPCQ-UCTR Power Special equipment Specialized equipment: access and clearance lines Specialized equipment: engineering information Specialized equipment: fixed Specialized equipment: movable Specialized equipment: moving or suspended Specialized equipment: overhead or ceiling mounted Specialized equipment: patterns Specialized equipment: undercounter

EQUIPMENT LAYER LIST

CLG-51

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Fire Protection Layer List
Fire Protection Field Codes
The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.

Fire Protection Discipline Designators
Designator Description New

F FA FX FJ FK

Fire Protection Fire Detection and Alarm Fire Suppression User-Defined User-Defined

Fire Protection Layer List
Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New

F -AFFF F -AFFF-EQPM F -AFFF-PIPE F -CO2S F -CO2S-EQPM F -CO2S-PIPE F -HALN F -HALN-EQPM

Aqueous film-forming foam system Aqueous film-forming foam system: equipment Aqueous film-forming foam system: piping CO2 system CO2 system: equipment CO2 system: piping Halon Halon: equipment

F -HALN-PIPE F -IGAS F -IGAS-EQPM F -IGAS-PIPE F -PROT F -PROT-ALRM F -PROT-EQPM F -PROT-SMOK F -PROT-STAN

Halon: piping Inert gas Inert gas: equipment Inert gas: piping Fire protection system Fire protection system: alarm Fire protection system: equipment Fire protection system: smoke detector / heat sensors Fire protection system: standpipe
CLG-53

FIRE PROTECTION LAYER LIST

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Fire Protection (continued) F -SPRN F -SPRN-CLHD F -SPRN-EQPM F -SPRN-OTHD F -SPRN-PIPE F -SPRN-STAN Sprinkler system Sprinkler system: ceiling heads Sprinkler system: equipment Sprinkler system: other heads Sprinkler system: piping Sprinkler system: standpipe

FIRE PROTECTION LAYER LIST

CLG-54

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Plumbing Layer List
Plumbing Field Codes
The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.

Plumbing Discipline Designators
Designator Description New

P PS PD PP PQ PL PJ PK

Plumbing Plumbing Site Plumbing Demolition Plumbing Piping Plumbing Equipment Plumbing User-Defined User-Defined

Plumbing Layer List
Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New

P -ACID P -ACID-EQPM P -ACID-PIPE P -ACID-VENT P -DOMW

Acid waste systems Acid waste systems: equipment Acid waste systems: piping Acid waste systems: vents Domestic water systems

P -DOMW-CPIP P -DOMW-EQPM P -DOMW-HPIP P -DOMW-RISR

Domestic water systems: cold water piping Domestic water systems: equipment Domestic water systems: hot water piping Domestic water systems: hot and cold water risers
CLG-55

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Plumbing (continued) P -DOMW-RPIP P -MDGS P -MDGS-CAIR P -MDGS-EQPM P -MDGS-NITG P -MDGS-NOXG P -MDGS-OXYG P -MDGS-PIPE P -MDGS-SAIR P -MDGS-VACU P -SANR P -SANR-PIPE P -SANR-FIXT P -SANR-FLDR P -SANR-RISR P -SANR-EQPM P -SANR-VENT P -STRM P -STRM-PIPE P -STRM-RISR P -STRM-RFDR Domestic water systems: hot water recirculation piping Medical gas Medical gas: compressed air Medical gas: equipment Medical gas: nitrogen Medical gas: nitrous oxide Medical gas: pure O2 Medical gas: piping Medical gas: scavenge air Medical gas: medical vacuum Sanitary drainage systems Sanitary drainage systems: piping Sanitary drainage systems: plumbing fixtures Sanitary drainage systems: floor drains Sanitary drainage systems: risers Sanitary drainage systems: equipment Sanitary drainage systems: vent piping Storm drainage systems Storm drainage systems: piping Storm drainage systems: risers Storm drainage systems: roof drains

PLUMBING LAYER LIST

CLG-56

ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.S.1 Process Layer List Process Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Process Discipline Designators Designator Description New D DS DD DJ DK DL DG DP DQ DE DI DW DC DA DX DR DM DY DO DV Process Process Site Process Demolition User-Defined User-Defined Process Liquids Process Gases Process Piping Process Equipment Process Electrical Process Instrumentation Process Waters Process Chemicals Process Airs Process Exhaust Process Drains and Reclaims Process HPM Gases Process Slurry Process Oils Process Vacuum CLG-57 PROCESS LAYER LIST . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U.

system Chemical: regenerative caustic system Chemical: caustic .system Air: vent .system Air: breathable air .system Chemical: hydrogen peroxide system Chemical: hydrochloric acid . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.system CLG-58 PROCESS LAYER LIST .system Chemical: hydrofluoric acid . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING.system Chemical: developer .system Air: clean dry air . identifiers Any major group: any minor group: medium Any major group: any minor group: miscellaneous Any major group: any minor group: cross hatch Any major group: any minor group: phantom Any major group: any minor group: piping systems Any major group: any minor group: specialty items Any major group: any minor group: general pipe supports Process (continued) D UGRD D -DETL-BOLD D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D -DETL-FINE -DETL-MEDM -DETL-NPLT -DETL-TEXT -PAIR-AA~~ -PAIR-BA~~ -PAIR-CA~~ -PAIR-CDA~ -PAIR-HCDA -PAIR-IA~~ -PAIR-OA~~ -PAIR-OFA~ -PAIR-PA~~ -PAIR-V~~~ -PCHM-ARC~ -PCHM-C~~~ -PCHM-DEV~ -PCHM-EG~~ -PCHM-H2O2 -PCHM-HCL~ -PCHM-HF~~ -PCHM-IPA~ Any major group: any minor group: underground Details: bold lines Details: fine lines Details: medium lines Details: nonplot layer Details: text Air: agitation air .system Chemical: ethylene glycol . callouts.system Chemical: isopropyl alcohol .U.system Air: compressed air .system Air: outside air .system Air: oil free air . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.system Air: plant air . specifications Any major group: any minor group: heavy Any major group: any minor group: center line Any major group: any minor group: dimensions Any major group: any minor group: equipment Any major group: any minor group: light Any major group: any minor group: hidden line Any major group: any minor group: labels.S.system Air: high pressure clean dry air system Air: instrument air .1 Process Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Process (continued) D ANNO D BOLD D CNTR D DIMS D EQPM D FINE D HDLN D IDEN D MEDM D MISC D PATT D PHTM D PIPE D SPEC D SUPT Any major group: any minor group: notes.

system Exhaust: solvent exhaust .system Drains: ethylene glycol waste system Drains: hydrofluoric waste .system Drains: metals waste .1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Process (continued) D -PCHM-PHOS D -PCHM-RER~ D -PCHM-SULF D -PCHM-TMAH Process (continued) Chemical: phosphoric acid .system Gas: high purity nitrogen .system Gas: chlorine gas . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.system Exhaust: arsenic exhaust .system Gas: natural gas .system Drains: condensate drain .system Gas: oxygen . ENGINEERING.system Gas: nitrous oxide .system Drains: solvent waste flammable system Drains: solvent waste non-flammable .system Chemical: tmah .system Gas: hydrogen .system Gas: propane .system Drains: di reclaim .system Drains: organic solvent waste system Drains: phosphoric acid reclaim system Drains: photo solvent waste .system Gas: utility nitrogen .system Drains: sulfuric acid waste .system Gas: specialty gas .system Drains: sulfuric acid reclaim .system Chemical: sulfuric acid .system Gas: leak check helium .U.S.system Exhaust: ammonia exhaust .system Gas: helium .system Gas: high purity oxygen .system Chemical: solvent .system Gas: butane .system Drains: concentrated lead waste system Drains: concentrated metals waste system Drains: copper plating waste system Drains: copper rinse waste .system Drains: ammonia waste .system Drains: non-potable water reuse system Drains: organic industrial waste system Drains: organic liquid waste .system Gas: argon .system Drains: solvent waste .system Exhaust: scrubber exhaust .system Drains: industrial waste .system Exhaust: heat exhaust .system Gas: argon bulk .system D D D D D -PDRN-SDD~ -PDRN-SLW~ -PDRN-SULF -PDRN-SULR -PDRN-SW~~ Drains: scrubber duct drains system Drains: slurry waste .system D -PDRN-AMW~ D -PDRN-CD~~ D -PDRN-CLW~ D -PDRN-CMW~ D D D D D D D D D -PDRN-CUPW -PDRN-CURW -PDRN-CUSW -PDRN-DIRC -PDRN-DLW~ -PDRN-EGW~ -PDRN-HFW~ -PDRN-IW~~ -PDRN-MW~~ D -PDRN-SWF~ D -PDRN-NPWR D -PDRN-OIW~ D -PDRN-OLW~ D -PDRN-OSW~ D -PDRN-PHRC D -PDRN-PSW~ D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D -PDRN-SWNF -PEXH-AMEX -PEXH-AREX -PEXH-HTEX -PEXH-SCEX -PEXH-SVEX -PGAS-AR~~ -PGAS-ARB~ -PGAS-BUT~ -PGAS-CLG~ -PGAS-H2~~ -PGAS-HE~~ -PGAS-HPN2 -PGAS-HPO2 -PGAS-LCHE -PGAS-N2~~ -PGAS-N2O~ -PGAS-NG~~ -PGAS-O2~~ -PGAS-PRO~ -PGAS-SG~~ -PGAS-UN2~ PROCESS LAYER LIST CLG-59 .system Drains: copper slurry waste .system Drains: dilute waste . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.system Gas: nitrogen .

system Slurry: slurry return .system Water: hot di return .system Water: cooling water supply .system Water: deionized water return system Water: deionized water supply system Water: di polishing loop .system Water: high ph di supply .system Vacuum: chlorine vacuum .system Vacuum: arsenic house vacuum system Vacuum: vacuum .system Water: potable water .system Water: non-potable water .system Water: tempered di return .system Water: industrial city water .system Water: tempered water .system General: center line General: equipment General: hidden line General: labels & identifiers General: misc. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Process (continued) D -PGAS-VN2~ D -PGAS-WAR~ D -PIPE-CNTR D -PIPE-EQPM D -PIPE-HDLN D -PIPE-IDEN D -PIPE-MISC D -PIPE-PATT D -PIPE-PIPE D -PIPE-UGRD D -PLQD-LPG~ D -POIL-LO~~ D -PSLR-SLR~ D -PSLR-SLS~ D -PVAC-CLV~ D -PVAC-CV~~ D -PVAC-EV~~ D -PVAC-HV~~ D -PVAC-HVA~ D -PVAC-PV~~ D -PWTR-BFW~ D -PWTR-DIR~ D D D D D -PWTR-DIS~ -PWTR-DIWP -PWTR-FW~~ -PWTR-HDIR -PWTR-HDIS Gas: venturi nitrogen .system PROCESS LAYER LIST CLG-60 .system Slurry: slurry supply .S.system Water: hot di supply . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. General: crosshatch General: piping systems General: underground Liquid: liquid petroleum gas .system Water: ultra pure recycle water system Water: ultra pure water .system Vacuum: chemical vacuum .system Water: cooling water return .system Water: tempered di supply .system Water: reverse osmosis water system Water: reverse osmosis reject water .system Vacuum: equipment vacuum system Vacuum: house vacuum . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.system Process (continued) D -PWTR-HDRC D -PWTR-HPDR D -PWTR-HPDS D -PWTR-ICW~ D -PWTR-NPW~ D -PWTR-PCWR D -PWTR-PCWS D -PWTR-PW~~ D -PWTR-RO~~ D D D D -PWTR-ROR~ -PWTR-TDIR -PWTR-TDIS -PWTR-TW~~ D -PWTR-UPRW D -PWTR-UPW~ Water: hot di reclaim .U.system Oil: lube oil .system Water: fire water .system Water: high ph di return .system Water: boiler feed water . ENGINEERING.system Gas: weld argon .

& CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Mechanical Discipline Designators Designator Description New M MS MD MH MP MI MJ MK Mechanical Mechanical Site Mechanical Demolition Mechanical HVAC Mechanical Piping Mechanical Instrumentation User-Defined User-Defined Mechanical Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New M -ANNO M -ANNO-DLTA M -ANNO-TTLB M -ANNO-TTLB-PROS M -BRIN Annotation Annotation: revision delta Annotation: titleblock Annotation: titleblock: date/time/file name stamp Brine systems M -BRIN-EQPM M -BRIN-PIPE M -CHIM M -CMPA M -CMPA-ANNO Brine systems: equipment Brine systems: piping Chimneys and stacks Compressed / processed air systems Compressed / processed air systems: annotation CLG-61 MECHANICAL LAYER LIST . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.S. ENGINEERING.U.1 Mechanical Layer List Mechanical Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

U.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -CMPA-EQPM M -CMPA-PIPE M -CMPA-PEQP M -CMPA-PPIP M -CNDW M -CNDW-ANNO M -CNDW-CONP M -CNDW-EQPM M -CNDW-PIPE M -CNDW-RETN M -CNDW-RETN-PIPE M -CNDW-RETNSKCH M -CNDW-SUPP M -CNDW-SUPP-PIPE M -CNDW-SUPPSKCH M -CNDW-SYMB M -CONT M -CONT-THER M -CONT-WIRE M -CWTR Compressed air systems: equipment Compressed air systems: piping Compressed air systems: process equipment Compressed air systems: process piping Condenser water systems Condenser water systems: annotation Condenser water systems: condensate piping Condenser water systems: equipment Condenser water systems: piping Condenser water systems: return Condenser water systems: return: piping Condenser water systems: return: sketch Condenser water systems: supply Condenser water systems: supply: piping Condenser water systems: supply: sketch Condenser water systems: symbol Controls and instrumentation Controls and instrumentation: thermostats Controls and instrumentation: low voltage wiring Chilled water systems Mechanical (continued) M -CWTR-ANNO M -CWTR-CONP M -CWTR-PIPE M -CWTR-EQPM M -CWTR-RETN M -CWTR-RETN-PIPE M -CWTR-SUPP M -CWTR-SUPP-PIPE M -CWTR-SYMB M -DOMW M -DOMW-ANNO M -DOMW-MKUP M -DUAL M -DUAL-ANNO M -DUAL-RETN M -DUAL-RETN-PIPE M -DUAL-RETN-SKCH M -DUAL-SUPP M -DUAL-SUPP-PIPE M -DUAL-SUPP-SKCH Chilled water systems: annotation Chilled water systems: condensate piping Chilled water systems: piping Chilled water systems: equipment Chilled water systems: return Chilled water systems: return: piping Chilled water systems: supply Chilled water systems: supply: piping Chilled water systems: symbols Domestic water systems Domestic water systems: annotation Domestic water systems: make-up water Dual temperature systems Dual temperature systems: annotation Dual temperature systems: return Dual temperature systems: return: piping Dual temperature systems: return: sketch Dual temperature systems: supply Dual temperature systems: supply: piping Dual temperature systems: supply: sketch M -CWTR-RETN-SKCH Chilled water systems: return: sketch M -CWTR-SUPP-SKCH Chilled water systems: supply: sketch MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-62 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. ENGINEERING.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -DUAL-SYMB M -DUST M -DUST-DUCT M -DUST-EQPM M -ELHT M -ELHT-EQPM M -ENER M -ENER-EQPM M -ENER-WIRE M -EXHS M -EXHS-CDFF M -EXHS-DUCT M -EXHS-EQPM M -EXHS-RFEQ M -FUEL M -FUEL-EQPM M -FUEL-GGEP Dual temperature systems: symbols Dust and fume collection systems Dust and fume collection systems: ductwork Dust and fume collection systems: equipment Electric heat Electric heat: equipment Energy management systems Energy management systems: equipment Energy management systems: wiring Exhaust system Exhaust system: ceiling diffusers Exhaust system: ductwork Exhaust system: equipment Exhaust system: rooftop equipment Fuel systems Fuel systems: equipment Fuel systems: gas general piping Mechanical (continued) M -FUEL-GGEP-MPIP M -FUEL-GPRP M -FUEL-OPRP M -FUEL-OGEP Fuel systems: gas general piping: medium pressure Fuel systems: gas process piping Fuel systems: oil process piping Fuel systems: oil general piping M -FUEL-OGEP-ANNO Fuel systems: oil general piping: annotation M -FUEL-OGEP-DISC Fuel systems: oil general piping: discharge M -FUEL-OGEP-FLLW Fuel systems: oil general piping: flow M -FUEL-OGEP-GAGE Fuel systems: oil general piping: gauge M -FUEL-OGEP-RETN Fuel systems: oil general piping: return M -FUEL-OGEP-SUPP Fuel systems: oil general piping: supply M -FUEL-OGEP-VENT Fuel systems: oil general piping: vent M -FUEL-RPIP M -FUEL-SPIP M -FUME M -FUME-DUCT M -FUME-EQPM M -GLYC M -GLYC-ANNO M -GLYC-RETN M -GLYC-RETN-PIPE M -GLYC-RETN-SKCH M -GLYC-SUPP Fuel systems: return piping Fuel systems: supply piping Fume hood Fume hood: exhaust ductwork Fume hood: equipment Glycol systems Glycol systems: annotation Glycol systems: return Glycol systems: return: piping Glycol systems: return: sketch Glycol systems: supply M -FUEL-GGEP-ANNO Fuel systems: gas general piping: annotation M -FUEL-GGEP-HPIP M -FUEL-GGEP-LPIP M -FUEL-GGEP-LQPG Fuel systems: gas general piping: high pressure Fuel systems: gas general piping: low pressure Fuel systems: gas general piping: liquid petroleum gas MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-63 . ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. volume damper HVAC systems: equipment doors HVAC systems: equipment with electric fans HVAC systems: equipment with piping. dual duct HVAC systems: mixing box. ductwork and electricity HVAC systems: equipment with piping and electricity HVAC systems: equipment HVAC systems: exhaust air M -HVAC-EXHS-ANNO HVAC systems: exhaust air: annotation M -HVAC-EXHS-DUCT HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork M -HVAC-EXHS-EQPM HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork equipment M -HVAC-EXHS-GRIL HVAC systems: exhaust air: grilles M -HVAC-EXHS-RSCH HVAC systems: exhaust air: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-CLDA-ANNO HVAC systems: cold air: annotation M -HVAC-CLDA-DUCT HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-64 .S. smoke.U. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -GLYC-SUPP-PIPE M -GLYC-SUPP-SKCH M -GLYC-SYMB M -HOTW M -HOTW-ANNO M -HOTW-EQPM M -HOTW-PIPE M -HOTW-RETN M -HOTW-RETN-PIPE M -HOTW-RETN: SKCH M -HOTW-SUPP M -HOTW-SUPP-PIPE M -HOTW-SUPPSKCH M -HOTW-SYMB M -HVAC M -HVAC-ANNO M -HVAC-BOXD M -HVAC-BOXS M -HVAC-CDFF M -HVAC-CLDA Glycol systems: supply: piping Glycol systems: supply: sketch Glycol systems: symbol Hot water heating system Hot water heating system: annotation Hot water heating system: equipment Hot water heating system: piping Hot water heating system: return Hot water heating system: return: piping Hot water heating system: return: sketch Hot water heating system: supply Hot water heating system: supply: piping Hot water heating system: supply: sketch Hot water heating system: symbol HVAC systems HVAC systems: annotation HVAC systems: mixing box. single duct HVAC systems: ceiling diffusers HVAC systems: cold air Mechanical (continued) M -HVAC-CLDA-EQPM HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork equipment M -HVAC-CLDA-RSCH HVAC systems: cold air: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-CLDA-SECT M -HVAC-CLDA-SIZE M -HVAC-CLDA-SSCH M -HVAC-DMPR M -HVAC-DOOR M -HVAC-EFAN M -HVAC-EPDU M -HVAC-EPIP M -HVAC-EQPM M -HVAC-EXHS HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork section HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork size HVAC systems: cold air: sketch line rectangular duct HVAC systems: fire. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -HVAC-EXHS-SECT M -HVAC-EXHS-SIZE HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork section HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork size Mechanical (continued) M -HVAC-RETN-EQPM HVAC systems: return ductwork: equipment M -HVAC-RETN-RSCH HVAC systems: return ductwork: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-RETN-SECT M -HVAC-RETN-SIZE HVAC systems: return ductwork: ductwork section HVAC systems: return ductwork: ductwork size M -HVAC-EXHS-SSCH HVAC systems: exhaust air: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-HOTA HVAC systems: hot air M -HVAC-HOTA-ANNO HVAC systems: hot air: annotation M -HVAC-HOTA-DUCT HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork M -HVAC-HOTA-EQPM HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork equipment M -HVAC-HOTA-RSCH HVAC systems: hot air: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-HOTA-SECT HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork section M -HVAC-RETN-SSCH HVAC systems: return ductwork: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-SUPP HVAC systems: supply ductwork M -HVAC-SUPP-ANNO HVAC systems: supply ductwork: annotation M -HVAC-SUPP-DUCT HVAC systems: supply ductwork: ductwork M -HVAC-SUPP-EQPM HVAC systems: supply ductwork: equipment M -HVAC-SUPP-RSCH HVAC systems: supply ductwork: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-SUPP-SECT HVAC systems: supply ductwork: ductwork section M -HVAC-SUPP-SIZE HVAC systems: supply ductwork: ductwork size M -HVAC-SUPP-SSCH HVAC systems: supply ductwork: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-SDFF HVAC systems: supply diffusers M -HVAC-SDFF-IDEN M -LGAS HVAC systems: supply diffusers: identification tags Laboratory gas systems M -HVAC-HOTA-SIZE HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork size M -HVAC-HOTA-SSCH HVAC systems: hot air: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-IDEN HVAC systems: identification tags M -HVAC-ODFF M -HVAC-PIPE M -HVAC-RDFF M -HVAC-RDFF-IDEN M -HVAC-RETN HVAC systems: other diffusers HVAC systems: piping HVAC systems: return air diffusers HVAC systems: return air diffusers: identification tags HVAC systems: return ductwork M -HVAC-RETN-ANNO HVAC systems: return ductwork: annotation M -HVAC-RETN-DUCT HVAC systems: return ductwork: ductwork MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-65 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -LGAS-EQPM M -LGAS-PIPE M -MACH M -MDGS M -MDGS-CAIR M -MDGS-EQPM M -MDGS-NITG M -MDGS-NOXG M -MDGS-OXYG M -MDGS-PIPE M -MDGS-SAIR M -MDGS-VACU M -MKUP M -MKUP-CDFF M -MKUP-DUCT M -MKUP-EQPM M -MPIP M -MPIP-ANNO M -MPIP-IDEN M -MPIP-PIPE M -MPIP-SYMB M -NGAS M -NGAS-EQPM M -NGAS-PIPE Laboratory gas systems: equipment Laboratory gas systems: piping Machine shop Medical gas Medical gas: compressed air Medical gas: equipment Medical gas: nitrogen Medical gas: nitrous oxide Medical gas: pure O2 Medical gas: piping Medical gas: scavenge air Medical gas: medical vacuum Make-up air systems Make-up air systems: ceiling diffusers Make-up air systems: supply ducts Make-up air systems: equipment Miscellaneous piping systems Miscellaneous piping systems: annotation Miscellaneous piping systems: identification tags Miscellaneous piping systems: piping Miscellaneous piping systems: symbols Natural gas systems Natural gas systems: equipment Natural gas systems: piping Mechanical (continued) M -PROC M -PROC-EQPM M -PROC-PIPE M -RAIR M -RCOV M -RCOV-EQPM M -RCOV-PIPE M -REFG M -REFG-ANNO M -REFG-DISC M -REFG-EQPM M -REFG-PIPE M -REFG-RETN M -REFG-SUPP M -SMOK M -SMOK-CDFF M -SMOK-DUCT M -SMOK-EQPM M -SPCL M -SPCL-EQPM M -SPCL-PIPE M -STEM M -STEM-ANNO M -STEM-BLBD Process systems Process systems: equipment Process systems: piping Relief air systems Energy recovery systems Energy recovery systems: equipment Energy recovery systems: piping Refrigeration systems Refrigeration systems: annotation Refrigeration systems: discharge Refrigeration systems: equipment Refrigeration systems: piping Refrigeration systems: return Refrigeration systems: supply Smoke extraction systems Smoke extraction systems: ceiling diffusers Smoke extraction systems: duct Smoke extraction systems: equipment Special systems Special systems: equipment Special systems: piping Steam systems Steam systems: annotation Steam systems: boiler blow down piping MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-66 .S. ENGINEERING.

U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S.1 Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -STEM-BLBD-PIPE Steam systems: boiler blow down piping: piping M -STEM-CONP Steam systems: condensate piping M -STEM-CONP-PIPE Steam systems: condensate piping: piping M -STEM-CONP-SKCH Steam systems: condensate piping: sketch M -STEM-EQPM Steam systems: equipment M -STEM-HPIP M -STEM-HPIP-PIPE M -STEM-HPIP-SKCH M -STEM-LPIP M -STEM-LPIP-PIPE M -STEM-LPIP-SKCH M -STEM-MPIP M -STEM-MPIP-PIPE M -STEM-MPIP-SKCH M -STEM-SYMB M -TEST Steam systems: high-pressure steam piping Steam systems: high-pressure steam piping: piping Steam systems: high-pressure steam piping: sketch Steam systems: low-pressure steam piping Steam systems: low-pressure steam piping: piping Steam systems: low-pressure steam piping: sketch Steam systems: medium-pressure steam piping Steam systems: medium-pressure steam piping: piping Steam systems: medium-pressure steam piping: sketch Steam systems: symbols Test equipment MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-67 .

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S. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. ENGINEERING.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Electrical Layer List Electrical Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. Electrical Discipline Designators Designator Description New E ES ED EP EL EI ET EY EJ EK Electrical Electrical Site Electrical Demolition Electrical Power Electrical Lighting Electrical Instrumentation Electrical Telecommunications Electrical Auxiliary Systems User-Defined User-Defined Electrical Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New E E E -ALRM E -AUXL -1LIN -RISR Any major group: one-line diagrams Any major group: riser diagram Alarm system Auxiliary systems E -BELL E -CABL E -CABL-ANNO E -CABL-ANNO-KEYN Bell system Cable system Cable system: annotation Cable system: annotation: keynotes CLG-69 ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST .

& CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. communication outlets: circuit numbers Telephone. communication outlets Telephone. communication outlets: annotation Telephone. communication outlets: ceiling-mounted Telephone. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. communication outlets: circuits Telephone. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. communication outlets: revision clouds Telephone. communication outlets: wall-mounted Control systems Control systems: devices Control systems: wiring Data outlets Data outlets: annotation Data outlets: annotation: keynotes Data outlets: annotation: notes Data outlets: circuits Data outlets: ceiling-mounted Data outlets: circuit numbers Data outlets: equipment ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-70 .U. ENGINEERING.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -CABL-ANNO-NOTE E -CABL-COAX E -CABL-FIBR E -CABL-MULT E -CABL-REVC E -CABL-REVS E -CABL-TRAY E -CCTV E -CLOK E -CLOK-ANNO E -CLOK-ANNO-KEYN E -CLOK-ANNO-NOTE E -CLOK-CIRC E -CLOK-CLNG E -CLOK-CNMB E -CLOK-EQPM E -CLOK-FLOR E -CLOK-IDEN E -CLOK-REVC E -CLOK-REVS E -CLOK-WALL E -COMM E -COMM-ANNO E -COMM-ANNOKEYN Cable system: annotation: notes Cable system: coax cable Cable system: fiber optics cable Cable system: multi-conductor cable Cable system: revision clouds Cable system: revisions Cable system: cabletray and wireways Closed-circuit TV Clock system Clock system: annotation Clock system: annotation: keynotes Clock system: annotation: notes Clock system: circuits Clock system: ceiling-mounted Clock system: circuit numbers Clock system: equipment Clock system: floor-mounted Clock system: identification and text Clock system: revision clouds Clock system: revisions Clock system: wall-mounted Telephone. communication outlets: identification and text Telephone. communication outlets: annotation: keynotes Electrical (continued) E -COMM-ANNONOTE E -COMM-CIRC E -COMM-CLNG E -COMM-CNMB E -COMM-EQPM E -COMM-IDEN E -COMM-REVC E -COMM-REVS E -COMM-WALL E -CTRL E -CTRL-DEVC E -CTRL-WIRE E -DATA E -DATA-ANNO E -DATA-ANNO-KEYN E -DATA-ANNO-NOTE E -DATA-CIRC E -DATA-CLNG E -DATA-CNMB E -DATA-EQPM Telephone. communication outlets: revisions Telephone. communication outlets: annotation: notes Telephone. communication outlets: equipment Telephone.

& CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. fire extinguishers: annotation Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: identification and text Fire alarm.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -DATA-FLOR E -DATA-IDEN E -DATA-REVC E -DATA-REVS E -DATA-WALL E -DIAG E -DIAG-ANNO E -DIAG-ANNO-KEYN E -DIAG-ANNO-NOTE E -DIAG-BKRS E -DIAG-BUSS E -DIAG-ENCL E -DIAG-EQPM E -DIAG-FEED E -DIAG-FLOR E -DIAG-GRND E -DIAG-REVC E -DIAG-REVS E -DIAG-SWCH E -DIAG-XFMR E -DICT E -DICT-ANNO E -DICT-ANNO-KEYN E -DICT-ANNO-NOTE E -DICT-CIRC Data outlets: floor-mounted Data outlets: identification and text Data outlets: revision clouds Data outlets: revisions Data outlets: wall-mounted Diagrams Diagrams: annotation Diagrams: annotation: keynotes Diagrams: annotation: notes Diagrams: breakers Diagrams: bus duct Diagrams: equipment enclosures Diagrams: equipment Diagrams: feeders Diagrams: floor lines Diagrams: grounding Diagrams: revision clouds Diagrams: revisions Diagrams: switches Diagrams: transformers Central dictation system Central dictation system: annotation Central dictation system: annotation: keynotes Central dictation system: annotation: notes Central dictation system: circuits Electrical (continued) E -DICT-CLNG E -DICT-CNMB E -DICT-EQPM E -DICT-IDEN E -DICT-REVC E -DICT-REVS E -DICT-WALL E -FIRE E -FIRE-ANNO E -FIRE-ANNO-KEYN E -FIRE-ANNO-NOTE E -FIRE-CIRC E -FIRE-CLNG E -FIRE-CNMB E -FIRE-EQPM E -FIRE-IDEN E -FIRE-REVC Central dictation system: ceilingmounted Central dictation system: circuit numbers Central dictation system: equipment Central dictation system: identification and text Central dictation system: revision clouds Central dictation system: revisions Central dictation system: wallmounted Fire alarm. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. fire extinguishers: annotation: keynotes Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: circuit numbers Fire alarm.U. fire extinguishers Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: annotation: notes Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: circuits Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: ceilingmounted Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: equipment Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: revision clouds ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-71 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -FIRE-REVS E -FIRE-WALL E -GRND E -GRND-ANNO Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: wallmounted Ground system Ground system: annotation Electrical (continued) E -INST-CNMB E -INST-EQPM E -INST-IDEN E -INST-REVC E -INST-REVS E -INST-WALL E -INTC E -LEGN E -LITE E -LITE-ANNO E -LITE-ANNO-KEYN E -LITE-ANNO-NOTE E -LITE-CIRC E -LITE-CIRC-CRIT E -LITE-CIRC-EMER E -LITE-CIRC-NUMB E -LITE-CLNG E -LITE-CLNG-CRIT E -LITE-CLNG-EMER E -LITE-CLNG-EXIT E -LITE-CNMB E -LITE-CNMB-CRIT E -LITE-CNMB-EMER E -LITE-EMER E -LITE-EQPM Instrumentation system: circuit numbers Instrumentation system: equipment Instrumentation system: identification and text Instrumentation system: revision clouds Instrumentation system: revisions Instrumentation system: wall-mounted Intercom system Legend of symbols Lighting Lighting: annotation Lighting: annotation: keynotes Lighting: annotation: notes Lighting: circuits Lighting: circuits: critical Lighting: circuits: emergency Lighting: circuits: numbers Lighting: ceiling-mounted Lighting: ceiling-mounted: critical Lighting: ceiling-mounted: emergency Lighting: ceiling-mounted: exit Lighting: circuit numbers Lighting: circuit numbers: critical Lighting: circuit numbers: emergency Lighting: emergency Lighting: equipment CLG-72 E -GRND-ANNO-KEYN Ground system: annotation: keynotes E -GRND-ANNO-NOTE Ground system: annotation: notes E -GRND-CIRC Ground system: circuits E -GRND-CLNG E -GRND-CNMB E -GRND-DIAG E -GRND-EQPM E -GRND-IDEN E -GRND-REFR E -GRND-REVC E -GRND-REVS E -GRND-WALL E -GRND-EQUI E -INST E -INST-ANNO E -INST-ANNO-KEYN E -INST-ANNO-NOTE E -INST-CIRC E -INST-CLNG Ground system: ceiling-mounted Ground system: circuit numbers Ground system: diagram Ground system: equipment Ground system: identification and text Ground system: reference Ground system: revision clouds Ground system: revisions Ground system: wall-mounted Ground system: equipotential Instrumentation system Instrumentation system: annotation Instrumentation system: annotation: keynotes Instrumentation system: annotation: notes Instrumentation system: circuits Instrumentation system: ceilingmounted ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. fire extinguishers: revisions Fire alarm. ENGINEERING.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

S. ENGINEERING.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -LITE-EQPM-CRIT E -LITE-EQPM-EMER E -LITE-EXIT E -LITE-EXTR E -LITE-FLOR E -LITE-OTLN E -LITE-SPCL E -LITE-REVC E -LITE-REVS E -LITE-ROOF E -LITE-WALL E -LITE-WALL-CRIT E -LITE-WALL-EMER E -LITE-WALL-EXIT E -LITE-SWCH E -LITE-SWCH-CRIT E -LITE-SWCH-EMER E -LITE-IDEN E -LITE-IDEN-CRIT E -LITE-IDEN-EMER E -LITE-JBOX E -LTNG E -LTNG-ANNO E -LTNG-ANNO-KEYN Lighting: equipment: critical Lighting: equipment: emergency Lighting: exit Lighting: exterior and site Lighting: floor-mounted Lighting: outline for background Lighting: special Lighting: revision clouds Lighting: revisions Lighting: roof lighting Lighting: wall-mounted Lighting: wall-mounted: critical Lighting: wall-mounted: emergency Lighting: wall-mounted: exit Lighting: switches Lighting: switches: critical Lighting: switches: emergency Lighting: identification and text Lighting: identification and text: critical Lighting: identification and text: emergency Lighting: junction box Lightning protection system Lightning protection system: annotation Lightning protection system: annotation: keynotes Electrical (continued) E -LTNG-ANNO-NOTE E -LTNG-CIRC E -LTNG-CLNG E -LTNG-CNMB E -LTNG-EQPM E -LTNG-IDEN E -LTNG-REVC E -LTNG-REVS E -LTNG-WALL E -NURS Lightning protection system: annotation: notes Lightning protection system: circuits Lightning protection system: ceilingmounted Lightning protection system: circuit numbers Lightning protection system: equipment Lightning protection system: identification and text Lightning protection system: revision clouds Lightning protection system: revisions Lightning protection system: wallmounted Nurse call system E -NURS-ANNO Nurse call system: annotation E -NURS-ANNO-KEYN Nurse call system: annotation: keynotes E -NURS-ANNO-NOTE Nurse call system: annotation: notes E -NURS-CIRC E -NURS-CLNG E -NURS-CNMB E -NURS-EQPM E -NURS-FLOR E -NURS-IDEN E -NURS-REVC Nurse call system: circuits Nurse call system: ceiling-mounted Nurse call system: circuit numbers Nurse call system: equipment Nurse call system: floor-mounted Nurse call system: identification and text Nurse call system: revision clouds ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-73 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

S.U.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -NURS-REVS E -NURS-WALL E -PGNG E -POWR E -POWR-ANNO E -POWR-ANNOKEYN E -POWR-ANNONOTE E -POWR-BUSW E -POWR-CABL E -POWR-CIRC E -POWR-CIRC-CRIT Nurse call system: revisions Nurse call system: wall-mounted Paging system Power Power: annotation Power: annotation: keynotes Power: annotation: notes Power: busways Power: cable trays Power: circuits Power: circuits: critical Electrical (continued) E -POWR-SWBD E -POWR-URAC E -POWR-UCPT E -POWR-ROOF E -POWR-REVC E -POWR-REVS E -POWR-WALL E -POWR-WALL-CRIT E -SERT E -SERT-ANNO E -SERT-ANNO-KEYN E -SERT-ANNO-NOTE E -SERT-CIRC E -SERT-CLNG E -SERT-CNMB E -SERT-EQPM E -SERT-FLOR E -SERT-IDEN E -SERT-REVC E -SERT-REVS E -SERT-WALL E -SITE E -SITE-UNDR E -SITE-POLE E -SITE-OVHD E -SOUN E -TVAN Power: switchboards Power: underfloor raceways Power: under-carpet wiring Power: roof Power: revision clouds Power: revisions Power: wall-mounted Power: wall-mounted: critical Security Security: annotation Security: annotation: keynotes Security: annotation: notes Security: circuits Security: ceiling-mounted Security: circuit numbers Security: equipment Security: floor-mounted Security: identification and text Security: revision clouds Security: revisions Security: wall-mounted Site Site: underground lines Site: electric poles Site: overhead lines Sound/PA system TV antenna system E -POWR-CIRC-NUMB Power: circuits: numbers E -POWR-CLNG Power: ceiling-mounted E -POWR-CLNG-CRIT E -POWR-CNMB E -POWR-CNMB-CRIT E -POWR-DEVC E -POWR-EQPM E -POWR-EQPM-CRIT E -POWR-EXTR E -POWR-FEED E -POWR-FLOR E -POWR-FLOR-CRIT E -POWR-IDEN E -POWR-JBOX E -POWR-PANL Power: ceiling-mounted: critical Power: circuit numbers Power: circuit numbers: critical Power: devices Power: equipment Power: equipment: critical Power: exterior Power: feeders Power: floor-mounted Power: floor-mounted: critical Power: identification and text Power: junction box Power: panels ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-74 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING.1 Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -TVAN-ANNO E -TVAN-ANNO-KEYN E -TVAN-ANNO-NOTE E -TVAN-CIRC E -TVAN-CLNG E -TVAN-CNMB E -TVAN-EQPM E -TVAN-IDEN E -TVAN-REVC E -TVAN-REVS E -TVAN-WALL TV antenna system: annotation TV antenna system: annotation: keynotes TV antenna system: annotation: notes TV antenna system: circuits TV antenna system: ceiling-mounted TV antenna system: circuit numbers TV antenna system: equipment TV antenna system: identification and text TV antenna system: revision clouds TV antenna system: revisions TV antenna system: wall-mounted ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-75 .U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S.

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NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Telecommunications Discipline Designators Designator Description New T TA TC TI TM TN TT TY TJ TK Telecommunications Audio Visual Clock and Program Intercom Monitoring Data Networks Telephone Security User-Defined User-Defined Telecommunications Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New T T T T T - -1LIN -DIAG -EQPM -JACK -JBOX Any major group: one-line diagrams Any major group: diagrams Any major group: equipment Any major group: jacks Any major group: junction boxes T -RISR T -ALRM T -BELL T -CABL T -CABL-COAX Any major group: riser diagrams Alarm system Bell system Cable systems Cable systems: coax cable CLG-77 TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAYER LIST .1 Telecommunications Layer List Telecommunications Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. ENGINEERING. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S.

telecom plan Energy monitoring control system Fire alarm system Intercom / PA systems Nurse call system Paging system Telephone system Security system Sound system Television antenna system TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAYER LIST CLG-78 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Telecommunications (continued) T -CABL-FIBR T -CABL-MULT T -CABL-TRAY T -CATV T -CLOK T -CCTV T -DATA T -DICT T -ELEC T -EMCS T -FIRE T -INTC T -NURS T -PGNG T -PHON T -SERT T -SOUN T -TVAN Cable systems: fiber optics cable Cable systems: multi-conductor cable Cable systems: cable tray & wireway Cable television system Clock systems Closed-circuit television system Data / LAN system Dictation system Electrical system. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S.U. ENGINEERING.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Resource Discipline Designators Designator Description New R RC RS RA RM RE RJ RK Resource Resource Civil Resource Structural Resource Architectural Resource Mechanical Resource Electrical User-Defined User-Defined Resource Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. RESOURCE LAYER LIST CLG-79 . ENGINEERING. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.U.S.1 Resource Layer List Resource Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

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NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. OTHER DISCIPLINES LAYER LIST CLG-81 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. ENGINEERING.1 Other Disciplines Layer List Other Disciplines Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. Other Disciplines Discipline Designators Designator Description New X XJ XK Other Disciplines User-Defined User-Defined Other Disciplines Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline.

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1 Contractor/Shop Drawing Layer List Contractor/Shop Drawing Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S.U. Contractor/Shop Drawing Discipline Designators Designator Description New Z ZJ ZK Contractor/Shop Drawings User-Defined User-Defined Contractor/Shop Drawing Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. CONTRACTOR/SHOP DRAWING LAYER LIST CLG-83 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.

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1 Operations Layer List Operations Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. Operations Discipline Designators Designator Description New O OJ OK Operations User-Defined User-Defined Operations Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. OPERATIONS LAYER LIST CLG-85 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U. ENGINEERING.

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ISO Standard 13567.1 Commentary: U.S.WAL L . documents can be produced that are in full conformance with the U.S.ansi. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. specify which fields are mandatory (required) and which fields are optional.S. they are alike in several important respects.S.TEXT . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.N Major Group Discipline Designator U. the question immediately arises whether it is possible to produce electronic building design documents that conform to both the U. While the U.S.” Presentation ISO 13567 Layer Format (REQUIRED FIELDS) (OPTIONAL FIELDS) A I . Both standards specify the names of the data fields that make up a typical layer name. NCS and ISO 13567 Overview (MANDATORY FIELDS) (OPTIONAL FIELDS) A1B2 1 0 _ _ D Agent Responsible [Building] Element NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Phase Projection Scale Work Status Sector The International Standards Organization (ISO) is the only recognized international body promulgating standards in the area of electronic building design data.S. define the field names. NCS Layer Format Minor Group 1 Minor Group 2 Status Both standards provide several options for naming layers. By carefully choosing from among the available U.S.FUL L . Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD. NCS options for naming CAD layers. The answer is a qualified “yes. can be purchased at http://www. NCS and ISO 13567 differ somewhat in their approach to standards for CAD layers. The complete document is in three parts: 13567-1. 13567-2. COMMENTARY: U.U. and 13567-3. and specify the order in which the fields are to appear. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NCS and ISO 13567. NCS and in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567 for the naming of CAD layers (an acceptable alternative to ISO default conformance). Adoption of the approach outlined herein could arguably reduce the effort required to produce documents in conformance with ISO 13567 by eliminating the ISO-mandated task of prescribing valid field codes for each project. When one compares the NCS and ISO layer formats shown at left. The range of options allows either standard to meet the needs of diverse users and projects.S. and by establishing and adhering to the guidelines at the end of this Commentary. ENGINEERING. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-87 .org. specify the number of characters in each field.

summarized in ten (10) steps on the last page. The prescriptive approach of the U.1 Field Codes TWO STANDARDS OR ONE? • The U. The U. and not the code itself. for example. A default ISO Layer Naming System Definition File based on the U. ENGINEERING. However. Citing our earlier example. for each project.S. facilitating translation of the actual content. • Field Codes and Language By not prescribing field codes. and the definitions of the field codes (e.S. if they wish. this is nothing more than a tab-delimited text file. and ISO CAD standards. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. in order to accommodate all possible users.S. In its simplest form. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. For design firms doing international work. English users might use the field code “EQPM” to represent the [major building] element “equipment. NCS can simplify the ISOmandated task of preparing the layer naming system definition file that must accompany the project data files on every project. Users of ISO 13567 must determine. If. By adhering to the guidelines in this commentary. While the field codes themselves might differ. ISO 13567 also allows the ISO layer format to be applied uniformly without regard to language.nationalcadstandard. the U. NCS prescribes the valid alpha-numeric field codes that can appear in each data field. By not prescribing field codes. This eliminates the need for “translating” the actual file or layer name..org Users may customize this file for specific projects. ISO 13567 users are required to document this information in a metadata file known as a layer naming system definition file that must accompany the project data files. develop codes endowed with language-specific meaning.S. Users may.S.” then only the definition.g. NCS offers users an opportunity to comply with both U. The U. the category of information contained in any given field is defined by the standard.S. NCS relieves users of the task of developing and documenting field codes for every project.S. the field code “720” is prescribed to mean “equipment. would need to be translated. ISO 13567 allows the ISO layer format to be applied uniformly without having to define all possible field codes in advance. NCS becomes a “country-specific” implementation of the ISO CAD Standard.S.” while users in another language group might use another field code that has similar mnemonic association to the word for “equipment” in that language.U. NCS and ISO 13567 differ in one important respect. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-88 . This eliminates any need to “translate” the field codes themselves. the list of prescribed NCS field codes must be comprehensive. There are valid reasons for both approaches. ISO 13567 users tend to favor numeric codes to define the content of data fields.S. In practice. the valid field codes for that project and their definitions. • COMMENTARY: U. NCS is available at: http://www. EQPM = equipment). using the U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

use the same set of mandatory and optional fields in the same order.S.S. field definition and field order (as shown at left). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Additionally. ENGINEERING. The rules for conceptual conformance specify that the mandatory data fields must always be used.S. and that are accompanied by the required layer naming system definition file. users are required to fully document layer format modifications in the layer naming system definition file. All modifications to the default layer format must be applied uniformly throughout the project.1 Default ISO Layer Format (Mandatory Fields) ISO 13567 Conformance CAD data sets that adhere to ISO 13567 with respect to field names. NCS has done). as long as the conceptual definition of each field conforms to the ISO standard. These rules allow data sets created in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567 to be mapped to the ISO 13567 default layer format. ISO does not require users to actually “map” or otherwise convert the data into the default layer format.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. the names of the fields can differ from the names specified. but the order of all fields in the layer name (both mandatory and optional). and the number of characters in each field can vary from the default ISO layer format. However. an approved alternative to default conformance. Layer names must all be of the same length. As with the field codes. but might also wish to vary from the specified ISO layer format. ISO 13567 anticipates that groups of users or national standards bodies might not only wish to prescribe a list of valid field codes (as the U.” To permit this. are defined by ISO to be in default conformance with the ISO standard. 13567-3 is explicitly designed “to allow national standards bodies (or projects where agreement is reached between the parties) to implement layer naming conventions which satisfy the requirements of the [ISO] standard while using alternative and more convenient layer naming structures and codes. and have the same number of characters per field. ISO 13567-3 establishes rules for modifying the layer format itself. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-89 . CAD data sets that adhere to these rules are defined by ISO as being in conceptual conformance with the ISO standard. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Agent Responsible A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ D D NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC [Building] Element Presentation D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC (Optional Fields) A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Status D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 FRC Sector D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Phase D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Projection D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Scale D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Work Package COMMENTARY: U. field length. the number of optional fields used.

S.1 Field Name Comparison Table NCS Field Name Discipline Designator Major & Minor Groups Annotation Minor Group* Status** (none) Status (Phase)** Dwg. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. The definition for Discipline Designator is defined in NCS Version 2. If both annotation and drawing view are to be included in any layer names. NCS layer format differ from the specified field names in the ISO layer format.” “Construction specialist” could be interpreted to mean “design professional.” regardless of who created the data. * ** ISO compliance requires that the last NCS Minor Group field be reserved for annotation.” “design drafter. The Field Name Comparison Table at left highlights additional rules that must be followed to create data that is in conformance with both the U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. View Minor Group*** (none) (none) ISO Field Name Agent Responsible Element Presentation Status Sector Phase Projection Scale Work Package Field Names and Definitions Though the specified field names in the U. NCS and ISO 13567 differ sufficiently to merit detailed discussion.” the file or layer name will begin with the Discipline Designator “S. one Minor Group Field must be reserved for Annotation and the other for Drawing View. if the information contained is “structural.S. “Discipline Designator” vs.0 as “the category of subject matter contained in the file or layer designated. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. *** ISO compliance requires that Drawing View field names not appear in the same fields as Major or Minor Group fields that define major building elements.” or even “skilled tradesperson or contractor.S. NCS and ISO 13567. ISO 13567 defines Agent Responsible as “the construction specialist responsible for the data.S.” In other words. ISO 13567 does not further define the terms “construction specialist” and “responsible for. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-90 . but not both.” Regrettably. the definitions of the field names are conceptually the same (with one important exception. duplicate use of the field is not permitted.” one can reasonably infer from the sample layer naming system definition file shown in Annex A of ISO 13567-3 that “construction specialist” is defined as the design professional. discussed in the next paragraph below).U. “Agent Responsible” The conceptual definitions of these corresponding field names in the U. ENGINEERING. ISO compliance requires that this field be reserved for status OR project phase.” Though the text of ISO 13567 does not define which of these individuals is the “agent responsible.S.” It could be interpreted to mean either “design professional who is professionally liable for the COMMENTARY: U. “Agent Responsible” and Professional Liability Identifying the design professional as the “construction specialist” still allows considerable room for interpretation of the definition for “agent responsible. This allows NCS-compliant data to meet the principal ISO 13567 criterion for conceptual conformance.

S.S.U.” and therefore professionally liable for data created by others not under his/her supervision? The burden of professional liability borne by design professionals is generally less in other countries than it is in the U. and with the full understanding that it differed from the conceptual definition of the corresponding ISO 13567 field Agent Responsible. Should the field code for this drawing file or layer name be “E” or “A?” If the field code is “E.” is the Electrical Engineer still the designated “Agent Responsible. This is not necessarily true. regardless of the definition.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. For example.” or.S. NCS and ISO 13567.1 information by virtue of professional licensure and role on the project. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NCS definition for the field Discipline Designator was agreed-upon following considerable debate by the U. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-91 . the issue of defining agent responsible more precisely with respect to professional liability did not arise when this field name was defined by ISO 13567. the architect. alternatively. “Discipline Designator” and the Building Life Cycle The U. and signed and sealed by. “design professional who is professionally liable for the information by virtue of having signed and sealed the document in question.S. ENGINEERING. In addition to the liability issues cited above. use of the imprecise ISO definition for agent responsible might possibly expose design professionals to professional liability for data over which they had no oversight.” An example is a lighting plan prepared under the supervision of.S. In the U.. Perhaps for this reason. the content of the fields Discipline Designator and Agent Responsible are one and the same.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. if the subject matter COMMENTARY: U. it was the consensus of the Project Committee that the ability to identify the data by subject matter throughout the life-cycle of a building facility was ultimately more important than the identity of the person or persons who originally created the data. In most cases. NCS Project Committee. however. “Discipline Designator” and ISO 13567 Conformance The difference in the conceptual definitions of Discipline Designator and Agent Responsible would seem to be an insurmountable obstacle to creating data in conformance with both the U.

T E X T .” the mechanical engineer is likely to be the design professional under whose supervision the data was created. which allows all annotation to be placed in a defined group of layers.N A . Two allowable formats are shown: Users who wish to produce data that is in conformance with the U. U.N (Projection) Drawing View A I .F U L L .N (Projection) Drawing View Figure 2 .F U L L .WA L L . COMMENTARY: U.Drawing View Field Codes Two allowable formats for Status field codes.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NCS field codes. NCS Field Code Restrictions (for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567) The field code “ANNO” may NOT be used. the conceptual definition for the data field can be BOTH “category of subject matter contained in the file or layer designated” AND “construction specialist responsible for the data. A I . In this way. the Minor Group field in which they appear must likewise exclude any other field codes. the allowable field codes must be restricted to the specified letters (to correspond to the ISO field “Status”) or to the specified numbers (to correspond to the ISO field “Phase”) but not both.“Status” field codes (Status) Status (Phase) Status . etc. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.WA L L .S. Duplicate use of a field is prohibited. A .ANNO .T E X T . because “annotation” is not a major building “element:” A I . The U.S.” is reserved for major building elements. Therefore. DIMS. provided the field is reserved for these codes. NCS users to restrict their use of certain U.T E X T .U. Adherence to this provision requires U.WA L L . If the Status field is used (Figure 3).S.S. the field code “ANNO” cannot be used at all (Figure 1).E L E V .1 contained in the drawing file or layer is “mechanical systems. However. ENGINEERING. provided that the field in which they appear is reserved for annotation field codes.T E X T .S.WA L L . If Drawing View field codes are used (Figure 2).N Major Group (Element) The Annotation Minor Group field codes MAY be used.N (Presentation) Annotation Figure 1 .WA L L . the prescribed annotation Minor Group field codes (TEXT.N (Presentation) Annotation Field Code Restrictions A key principal of the ISO 13567 layer format is that each data field can be used to define only one category of data.S.E L E V .E L E V .Annotation Field Codes Two allowable formats for Drawing View field codes: A I .E L E V . NCS allows “ANNO” to be used as a Major Group. This results in a duplicate use of the Major Group field. NCS and in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567 can do so by establishing a rule for their projects that data will be created only under the supervision of the design professional typically responsible for the subject matter. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. The corresponding field in ISO.) can be used to modify any preceding Major/Minor Group. This ensures that data sets in conceptual conformance can be readily mapped to the ISO default layer format.2 Figure 3 . “Element.T E X T . NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-92 A I .” Implementation of this rule can help reduce the risk of professional liability by minimizing the likelihood of conflicts that might arise when different elements of the same building system are designed by more than one design professional.WA L L .

F U L L .T E X T .N Major.S. The final field is Status.WA L L .” and is one (1) character in length.E L E V .S. Example 2 shows the U.” and is five (5) characters in length.S.S.2 Example 2 (Phase) Status COMMENTARY: U. the total length of the layer name must be the same for all layers on a given project. Layer names that do not require a certain field. Note that for ISO conformance.T E X T . The fields must be in the order of Discipline Designator.S. A Major and one Minor Group are defined as corresponding to the ISO field [Building] “Element. NCS Level 2 Discipline Designator. corresponds to the ISO field “Projection. Example 1 shows the optional two-character U. which corresponds to the ISO field of the same name. together with the dash that follows it.” The field is ten (10) characters in length. corresponds to the ISO field “Presentation. Status. Note that ISO 13567 does not use dashes as field delimiters.” and is five (5) characters in length.S. NCS required Level 1 Discipline Designator only. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. The first Minor Group is reserved for Drawing View field codes. and is defined as two (2) characters in length.WA L L .T E X T .N (Status) Status Example 1 Level 1 Discipline Designator (Agent Responsible) A .S. For purposes of ISO conformance.2 (Presentation) Annotation A .WA L L . the dashes in the NCS layer format are defined as an additional character of the field preceding it.F U L L . If a Minor Group field is used to modify the “building element” shown in the Major Group.T E X T .2 Major Group (Element) A .2 Drawing View (Projection) A .” must use placeholders (usually dashes or underscores) to maintain the length of the layer name and the relative position of the fields.” and is five (5) characters in length.F U L L . such as “Annotation.WA L L . The final field is reserved for Phase field codes. this is not permitted by the U. and is one (1) character in length.T E X T .” and is five (5) characters in length.E L E V .WA L L .WA L L .U. Major Group. NCS Layer Formats (in conceptual conformance to ISO 13567) U.T E X T .S.E L E V . Minor Group 1. NCS and ISO 13567 Implementation Options The examples shown here illustrate two possible U. The Major Group is defined as corresponding to the ISO field [Building] “Element. The second Minor Group is reserved for Annotation field codes. NCS layer formats that are in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567.N (Presentation) Annotation A I . this field is defined as three (3) characters in length.T E X T . NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-93 . ENGINEERING. While the ISO 13567 rules for conceptual conformance allow the fields to appear in any order.WA L L .WA L L .2 A . NCS. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Example U. Minor Group (Element) A I .T E X T .E L E V .WA L L .T E X T . Level 2 Discipline Designator (Agent Responsible) A I . Minor Group 2.E L E V . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. The second Minor Group is reserved for Annotation field codes.N A I . that Minor Group must appear immediately following the Major Group. corresponds to the ISO field “Phase. corresponds to the ISO field “Presentation.F U L L .

For layer names in which one or more fields are not required.N Figure 4 COMMENTARY: U. Require that all documents be prepared only under the supervision of the design professional typically responsible for the subject matter contained in the documents.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. 3. Prepare a layer naming system definition file in accordance with ISO 13567-3 that defines the selected layer format for the project. Determine whether to include the Status field in the layer name and whether to use the specified letters to denote “Status.WA L L . NCS users. Layers in which reserved field codes are not used must have placeholders in the reserved fields. While these guidelines are intended to aid U. Note that only two Minor Groups are available. 8. 10.S. and 6 above.E L E V . 1. NCS layer format were used. 5. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-94 . 7. Determine whether the Discipline Designator will be one character (Level 1) or two characters (Level 2) in length. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S.T E X T . 5.N A . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. NCS and ISO 13567 Implementation Guidelines The information in this Commentary is summarized in the following steps for preparing documents with layer names in conformance with the U. 6.1 Required Use of Placeholders (for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567) U.S. Of the three options described in 4. adherence to these rules in some form would be required by ISO 13567 whether or not the U. Do not use the field code “ANNO” in any layer name. Determine whether a Minor Group is to be reserved for Annotation field codes.WA L L . and fix its position in the sequence of fields. and fix its position in the sequence of fields. 4. ENGINEERING. only two can be exercised on a given project. 2. NCS and in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567. Determine whether a Minor Group is to be reserved for Drawing View field codes.S.S.” 9. or of a Major Group and one Minor Group. A .” or the specified numbers to denote “Phase. use placeholders (dashes or underscores) to maintain consistent layer name length and the relative positions of fields (Figure 4). Determine whether the “building element” will consist of a Major Group only._ _ _ _ .E L E V .

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editing. The following is a list of the many groups and individuals involved in the development of the UDS. energy. character. however. CCCA. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. the CSI Drawings Subcommittee. and publication of the Uniform Drawing System (UDS).S. Rick Green. CCS. we apologize if anyone may have been inadvertently omitted.S. We hope that the list acknowledges everyone who contributed. CSI staff members. and commitment. writing. CSI is indebted to the members of the U. National CAD Standard Project Committee. National CAD Standard.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Uniform Drawing System Acknowledgements The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) extends its deepest appreciation to everyone who assisted with the planning. RA. We look forward to continued industry input and support as we continue to develop the Uniform Drawing System and the U. the CSI UDS Program Task Team. CSI. and many others. Their contributions help sustain CSI’s efforts to become the premier integrating force for improving the process of creating and sustaining the built environment. reviewing. UDS Program Task Team . LEED AP Chair. the CSI UDS Corresponding Committee members. This was a monumental undertaking that required an enormous amount of personal time.S.

CCS (FY 94– 96) Terry M. CAD input for the Drafting Conventions Module Fred Nashed. CCCA. AIA (FY 96) . Visio. LaRose. CCS (FY 94–96) David E. CSI (FY 91–93) Kenneth Crocco. CCCA. AIA. Sprinkel. AIA (FY 92–96. CSI. Chairman FY 99–01) William Rakatansky. AIA (FY 01– 02) Gregory W. FCSI. CSI. CCS (FY 94–96) Dan J. CSI. FCSI. CSI. CCCA (FY 97–05. FCSI. CCS. (FY 91– 93. VanZeben. International Code Council Representative (FY 99–00) Brian Colgan. Chairman FY 97–98) James Jackson. CCS. RA. CSI. CDT. FCSI. CSI. CCS. FCSI. CSI. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. CCS. CSI. Autodesk Representative (FY 98) Steve Hammond. Construction Specifications Canada Representative (FY 99–00) Paul Gold. FCSI. CCS (FY 97–05) John Patrick McCaffrey. PE. CSI. Chairman FY 92) Paul R. CCS (FY 97) Gary W. AIA (FY 97–98. CSI. AIA (FY 02) William Jacquette. CCS. AIA (FY 97) Charles Rick Green. FCSI. CCS. Stypka. Mains. RA. Reifsnider. AIA (FY 98–05) Jack Vest. Autodesk Representative (FY 99) Patrick M. AIA (FY 99–00) Randal J. FCSI. CDT (FY 01) Joseph A. writer for the Drafting Conventions Module CSI Drawings Subcommittee Members (FY 91–96) Robert Bateman. Executive Committee Liaison (FY 99) Patrick Mays. CCS. Chairman FY 91) Dan Rovello. Haessly. FCSI. CCS (FY 95) UDS Contributors Robert Brown. Hall. PE. AIA. Hall. Representative (FY 99–00) Terrence E. CSI. CSI. CCS. CSI. CSI.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Lorenzini. CCS (FY 91–92. CSI. CCS (FY 91–93. AIA (FY 95–96) R. LEED AP (FY 98–99. CSI. Chairman FY 2002) L Steven Hammond.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION CSI Uniform Drawing System Program Task Team Members (FY 97–05) Robert Bateman. Inc. 95) Gary W.S. CCS. Executive Committee Liaison (FY 00) Lendall W. AIA (FY 97– 99) George Rosamond. FAIA (FY 96) Paula J. Gary Boyd. Bushnell. RA. LaRose. Chairman FY 94–96) Jeff Crabtree. Dierkop. CCS. writer for the Notations Module William Holt. Yager. CCS. CCS (FY 91) Dennis J. CCS. FCSI. 03–05. Lunn. CSI. CSI. Chairman 03– 05) Dennis J. CCS (FY 97– 01. Wadsworth. RA. CSI (FY 95–96) Christopher G.

Curtin. FCSI. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. CSI Staff Representative Stephen Nutt. Bentley Systems. AIA. RSW. RA. Inc. Inc.S. AIA: Bentley Systems. Executive Committee Liaison (FY 97–98.S. National CAD Standard Project Committee (too numerous to list by name) whose contributions played a valuable role in shaping the UDS modules. Cassidy. Tri-Service Representative (FY 97–00) Brad Workman. Executive Committee Liaison (FY 01) Paul Stefan. CSI Technical Program Coordinator Aaron Titus. 02–05) Ross G. CSI Staff Representative . Representative (FY 98–99) Ed Soenke. National CAD Standard Project Committee (1997–2004) CSI is grateful to the many members of the U. CCS. Autodesk Representative (FY 99) Walter Strachan. Technical Information Services Dominique Fernandez.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Representative (FY 98) U. CCCA. Director. PE. Construction Specifications Canada Representative (FY 97– 99) Toby Wilson. CSI Technical Programs Manager Cathleen A. LEED AP. Pfieffer. AIA. CSI Staff Members Michael A. Spiegel. CCS.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Michael J. AIA. CSI Technical Project Coordinator Candis Johnson. PQS. AIA.S. FCSI. Building Officials and Code Administrators International Representative (FY 99) Huw Roberts.

............13 Terms and Abbreviations ..............................................................14 Drawings ....................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Uniform Drawing System (UDS) ..................................................................................................................12 Drafting Conventions................................................................18 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–INTRO........................................................................................13 Symbols ...............................................................................................................................UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U............................................11 Sheet Organization ..............................12 Schedules .....................................................15 Summary.................................................4 Meeting the Needs of Drawing Users ...................S..............................17 Bibliography ..............2 Facility and Project Life Cycles .........................................................13 Code Conventions............................13 Notations ........................................................................................................................................................i .......1 Overview..................................................................................................................................................................6 UDS Modules .................................... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3........................11 Drawing Set Organization ..

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and diagrams.S. and need for. and standard systems for keynotes. the United States Coast Guard. and CAD layering were also identified as necessary. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the TriService CADD/GIS Technology Center. The first product developed was Technical Document TD-2-6.1 . UDS–INTRO. In February 1995. and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) CADD Council met to discuss ways in which the graphic standards efforts of the attending organizations could work together. schedules. attributes. representatives from CSI. CAD: Computer-Aided Drafting. In 1994. Standard Reference Symbols. An electronic version was released in 1991. The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) recognized the need for an organizational structure and standards for drawings. notably CAD layering. graphic standards in the construction industry. CSI’s Uniform Drawing System was accepted by the representatives of these organizations as being the core group of graphic standards needed in the industry. In 1990. sheets. CSI extensively researched the availability of.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION INTRO Uniform Drawing System (UDS) In 1989. During the following few years. CSI began development of the Uniform Drawing System (UDS). CADD: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting. CSI created a drawings-related subcommittee of the Technical Committee to address this issue. These organizations have since worked cooperatively in the development of several graphic standards. It was determined that there were few standards relating to drawings. the American Institute of Architects (AIA). published in 1990. This system initially identified modules for the organization and presentation of drawing sets. Graphic standards for drafting conventions and color.

UDS provides uniformity for graphical information in drawings. Establishes a standard drawing format that users can recognize and understand. These have been submitted to the NIBS CADD Council for consideration as part of a proposed national CAD standard. construction. UDS organizes drawings and MasterFormat: A master list of numbers and titles classified by work results or construction practices that is primarily used to organize project manuals and detailed cost information. and operation of facilities. Complements MasterFormat and UniFormat™ to provide a complete organizational system for construction documents. Allows drawing users to capture evolving information for use throughout the facility cycle and for future projects.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. design.S. Organizes project information needed for drawings and allows it to be integrated with other information sources involved in a project. and transfer of graphical information related to facilities.2 . SectionFormat: A format that provides a uniform approach to organizing specification text contained in a project manual by establishing a structure consisting of three primary parts. SectionFormat™. Promotes effective communication among drawing users as graphical information is more consistently organized and presented. Overview UDS is composed of interrelated modules consisting of standards. resulting in more efficient production. Aids electronic organization. and other tools for the organization and presentation of drawing information used for the planning. guidelines. Fosters integration and accuracy of facility information while providing for new and improved project delivery methodologies. storage. PageFormat: A format for an orderly and uniform arrangement of text on the pages of specification section contained in a project manual. CSI published the first three modules of UDS.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION In 1997. or construction method. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. UniFormat: A classification system for construction information based on construction elements including systems and assemblies that perform a given function without regard to the design solution. and relate drawing notations to specifications. reduced errors and omissions. Functions for all drawing users involved in the facility cycle. UDS–INTRO. and PageFormat™ provide uniformity for textual information in specifications. just as MasterFormat™. • • • • • • • • • Establishes a uniform set of standards for all drawing types. and better coordination among all project documents. specified material.

S.3 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION The initial focus of UDS is the development of construction drawings for buildings.1. as indicated in Figure IN. However. Figure IN.1 Current UDS focus is construction drawings for buildings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. UDS also considers drawing users’ needs during the design process as well as facility management and other post-construction activities. UDS–INTRO.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Facility and Project Life Cycles Facility: A physical structure or group of structures. A facility is a physical structure or group of structures. Drawings allow users to document and share graphical information for a project. and systems such as transportation and utilities. and change over time. performance and physical implementation. During the design process. beginning with inception. including site construction. be modified. UDS–INTRO. including site construction.4 . and eventually ending in reuse or demolition. around. and distributed. Drawings: Graphic and textual information organized on a two-dimensional surface for the purpose of conveying data about a specific portion of a project. construction. and evolves as the project cycle runs its course and as drawing users change. Post-construction activities may include facilities management and operation and maintenance documents. design and construction documents. development of a response to the need through programming and design. and recorded for incorporation into the proposed facility. This information is recorded as part of the drawings. and possible modification to meet new needs. A drawing is a place where information is cataloged. serving one or more purposes. and in connection with a facility. Buildings are types of facilities composed of partially or totally enclosed spaces.2. and may include planning and pre-design activities. Drawings can also evolve. bidding/negotiation. This cycle may be repeated numerous times throughout the life of a facility. around. All facilities go through cycles during their useful life. and post-construction activities. Site construction includes changes to terrain. analyzed. facility commissioning and operation. UDS allows the continuing use of drawings as the needs of the project change. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. including changes over time. A project is a set of related activities taking place in. as illustrated in Figure IN.S. and in connection with a facility. stored.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Projects go through cycles. serving one or more purposes. information concerning a project is collected. Project: A set of related activities taking place in. beginning with the identification of a need.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.5 . information in one cycle is the basis for developing new information for the next cycle. Therefore. UDS–INTRO. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. it is critical that this information is accurate and organized in a way that facilitates easy retrieval and reuse.2 Drawings are used throughout the multiple project cycles that may take place for any given facility.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION The need for information contained within drawings is different for each phase of a facility or project cycle. Figure IN. Often.

and a contractor. product manufacturers. Other users of drawings related to a project include the various owner’s representatives. building officials. a design professional. consultants.6 . accountants. lenders.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. The initial users of drawings may consist of the parties traditionally bound to each other to design and construct a project: an owner. and subcontractors that form the next tier of the project team. There is also a broader group of users that includes material suppliers. UDS–INTRO.3 The common vision of drawing users. other construction professionals. government officials.3 illustrates that communication through drawings enables users to share their understanding and to translate that common vision into constructed reality. Figure IN. and end users of the project. Figure IN.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Meeting the Needs of Drawing Users Drawing Users: Owner Design Professional Contractor Owner’s Representative Consultant Subcontractor Material Supplier Product Manufacturer Building Official Government Official Accountant Attorney Lender End User Drawing users are a changing group of individuals and organizations that participate in a project at various points in the facility life cycle. attorneys.

disbands. understanding. specifications. or conflict with previously generated information. capability. and other customized applications. creation of the facility model. UDS. The principles of UDS are organized around the precepts of modularity. providing a framework for locating and retrieving information contained in drawings.2. and linking.S. the user group forms. Facility Model: All information created relating to a particular facility. Modular Structure • UDS is an open system composed of a series of application modules organized around the phases of a facility cycle. consistency. As one project cycle leads to another. and concise information in the form of drawings that does not duplicate. (Refer to Figure IN.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Each drawing user brings a different level of experience. This group constantly evolves and changes throughout the project cycle.) The modular structure of UDS provides a place for the integration of existing non-drawing formats. The facility model is all information created relating to a particular facility. and presentation through drawings. and purpose to a project.) The modular precept extends to the organizational standards and formats in each module. such as MasterFormat and UniFormat. correct. As facilities grow more sophisticated and regulated. flexibility. • UDS–INTRO. complete. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The organization of drawings on a sheet is based on a standard module. and reforms many times and with many different users. because of its open structure. for keynoting. allows the integration of new drawing techniques and information types. (Refer to Figure IN. there is a need for clear.4. misplace. and the presentation of drawings appropriate to the context of drawing users and their tasks relative to the project cycle.7 . UDS modules provide a framework for the location and organization of information.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. UDS provides a framework for the organization of drawing-related facility information.

S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.4 Drawing users change throughout facility and project cycles.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Figure IN. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. UDS–INTRO.8 .

the methodologies are tailored to an international set of priorities and customs. Information used and presented through UDS and its facility database vary with the context of the facility life cycle and the composition of the project’s drawing users.S. • Consistency • UDS establishes a uniform set of standards for different drawing types. design-build. Project scopes vary with each project. which can use as many of the disciplines as necessary. resulting in more efficient production of drawings. Flexibility is integral to UDS’s organization of drawing sets. but distinctly different than that needed by an irrigation subcontractor. UDS provides assistance in filtering these information subsets and in presenting them appropriately. For example. a geographer or urban planner requires site information that is related. UDS offers a familiar format and location of subject matter for a wide spectrum of uses. UDS-based information has the flexibility to be presented differently depending on the targeted audience and application. and better document coordination. This standardization aids consistency of drawings prepared by multiple design professionals. • UDS is structured in a hierarchical set of systems and subsystems. some large. Drawing users are better able to communicate with each other because of this consistency. Project delivery methods vary from project to project and may include fast-track.9 . It functions for all drawing users throughout the project cycle. multiple prime contracts. and construction management. UDS–INTRO.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Flexibility UDS meets the requirements of different users of drawings at progressive stages of the project cycle. some small. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Project methodologies may reflect regional circumstances and economies. UDS allows the project team to present solutions in a uniform and integrated manner. UDS organizes project information needed for drawings and integrates it with other information sources involved in a project. reduced errors and omissions.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. as well as the traditional design-bid-build method. In a global market.

• UDS–INTRO.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION • UDS set organization provides consistency among different disciplines. a floor plan may be located and identified consistently.S. the facility database allows electronic storage. and retrieval of project information.101 E . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. for example: S .10 . linking. UDS enhances both manual and computer-aided methods and formats familiar to users.101 Structural First Floor Plan Architectural First Floor Plan Mechanical First Floor Plan Electrical First Floor Plan Linking • UDS forms the basis for a relationship among individual electronic applications that exchange drawing information by providing standard formats.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. UDS provides standards for linking notes and terminology to specifications and for linking facility management information.101 A . By using UDS formats in digital form.101 M . Thus.

This module includes a file naming system for project files and for library files. such as A for Architectural. The Drawing Set Organization Module establishes standard discipline designators for each discipline. and three-dimensional (3D) representations. large-scale views. allowing for more detail if required by project needs. The UDS system accommodates both simple and complex projects. complexity. A numerical sheet type designator is assigned to each sheet type classification. elevations. UDS establishes consistency through the use of standard sheet types that are common to all disciplines. sections.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. The identification of sheets within a set is based on a discipline designator and a sheet type designator. Sheet types are classified as plans.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION UDS Modules Drawing Set Organization Organizing a set of drawings is influenced by many factors. UDS–INTRO. UDS establishes the order of presentation of these disciplines within a drawing set.11 . and the type and number of contracts. Project file names are based on the sheet identifier. UDS provides guidelines for organizing drawing sets to accommodate these influences.S. These classifications create consistency and facilitate use of the drawing set. UDS also establishes modifiers for each designator. as well as for unique types of construction elements. details. Detail library file names are based on MasterFormat and/or UniFormat numbers. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. schedules/diagrams. The basic method for organizing drawing sets is based on use by the traditional architectural/engineering disciplines. including project size. regulatory and client requirements.

These formats provide consistent format. UDS also provides a format for title blocks that includes locations and content of data areas. These guidelines allow users to tailor standard schedule formats to accommodate the unique needs of individual projects. Additionally. The system for identifying each drawing on the sheet is based on the location of the drawing relative to this sheet module. The format is intentionally flexible. UDS provides guidelines on creating project-specific schedules. UDS–INTRO. the title block area. UDS establishes a graphic layout that divides the sheet into the drawing area. Just as the Drawings Set Organization Module provides a system for identifying sheets and drawings.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Sheet Organization The most important aspect of the Sheet Organization Module is the sheet format. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and the production data area. UDS provides standards for sheet sizes for both metric (SI) and inch-pound measurement systems. Schedules The Schedules Module provides standard formats for numerous schedules used in construction documents. and organization of content. and is based on MasterFormat numbers with cross-references to UniFormat. the Schedules Module provides an organizational system for identifying and filing schedules.12 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. allowing design professionals to continue to create their own distinctive title block designs consistent with UDS principles. The Sheet Organization Module includes a grid system of blocks or modules for organizing drawing information on a sheet.S. heading terminology. This system groups and identifies schedule types.

Terms and Abbreviations The Terms and Abbreviations Module establishes guidelines for consistent terminology used in the construction industry. contractor.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Subjects covered include note types. This module is a joint effort of CSI and the CADD/GIS Technology Center.13 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. formats for notes. placement of notes. UDS–INTRO. dimensions. Covered in this module are standard symbols.S. Standard symbols ensure clear and concise communication among the lead designer. sheet types. and consultants. Notations The Notations Module establishes guidelines for the systematic presentation of textual information on drawings. lines. owner. understanding. note terminology. their graphic representation.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Drafting Conventions The Drafting Conventions Module is a joint effort of CSI and the CADD/GIS Technology Center. and consultants. The purpose of this module is to provide a standard for preferred construction document terms and abbreviations. Subjects covered include drawing standards. Consistent terms ensure clear and concise communication among the lead designer. material indications. It provides a standard format for both graphic and textual information within drawings. and linking notes to specifications. and mock-up drawing sets. contractor. and fulfilling the intent of construction documents. and their role in creating. use of notes. scale. Symbols The Symbols Module compiles a full range of standard symbols used throughout the construction industry. owner. notations.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. UDS–INTRO.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Code Conventions The Code Conventions Module establishes guidelines for consistency in identifying necessary regulatory information to be shown in the construction documents.S.14 . This is needed to facilitate both the design process and the permit application process.

component. Assembly: A collection of elements and components that relate to each other and combine to form a whole construction object. Drawings depict spatially related objects in a flat.. These representations take many forms: highly abstract and symbolic sketches. However. Component: A collection of elements that relate to each other and combine to form a constituent part of a construction object. delineate proposed designs. assembly. text.g. record the ongoing process of construction. Increasingly. or more accurately scaled plans. two-dimensional (2D) format represented by a shorthand of lines.15 . sections. drawings may be distributed and viewed entirely in digital form. and other graphic symbols. Drawings are visual communication tools documenting the existing world and graphically indicating proposed changes to it. Drawings in the construction industry are generated to record and communicate information more readily understood through pictures rather than just words. Drawings are generally produced manually or electronically on physical media such as paper or mylar. Drawings indicate relationships among elements and show the following characteristics for each material. or provide data for facility operation and management. e. computer-generated 3D models are being created. and details. elevations. Drawings may depict an existing site condition. and accessory • • • • • location identification dimension and size details and diagrams of connections shape and form UDS–INTRO. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. a window frame (metal extrusion + gaskets + seals).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Drawings Drawings: Graphic and textual information organized on a two-dimensional surface for the purpose of conveying data about a specific portion of a project.S. from which 2D drawings are extracted. symbols.

showing components in their vertical relationship.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. showing components in their horizontal relationship.S. Sections: Views of vertical cuts through and perpendicular to components. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Drawings consist of plans. products. elevations. Schedules: Tables or charts that include data about materials. Elevations: Views of vertical planes. viewed perpendicularly from a selected vertical plane. Details: Plans. or sections at a larger scale and with more detail than the referenced view. 3D Representations: Perspectives.5 Drawing views. details. Large-Scale Views: Views of plans. and 3D representations. elevations. large-scale views. sections. isometric drawings. or sections that provide more specific information about a portion of a project component or element than smaller-scale drawings. elevations.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Plans: Views of horizontal planes. schedules. Figure IN. and equipment. and electronic CAD models. Diagrams: Nonscaled views showing arrangements of special system components and connections not possible to clearly show in scaled views.16 . showing their detailed arrangement. UDS–INTRO. diagrams.

BIBLIOGRAPHY UDS–INTRO.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Summary UDS applies to drawings for all facilities. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. It also recognizes and accommodates both a metric (SI) measurement system and an inch-pound measurement system. UDS provides a logical basis for the organization and production of drawings that allows the use of time-honored manual drawing techniques as well as CAD technologies. and facility management.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. construction.S. UDS serves as the foundation for the development and application of future advances in design.17 . regardless of how they are produced or by whom. It focuses on the systematic organization and presentation of drawing information.

Inc. Ninth Edition. Refrigerating. John Wiley & Sons.C. 1997. Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Guzey and James N. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. D. Architectural Office Standards and Practices. McGraw-Hill. Washington. 2004. BIBLIOGRAPHY UDS–INTRO. 1990. AIA CAD Layer Guidelines: U. Inc. Washington. GA. Building Officials and Code Administrators International. Twelfth Edition. ConDoc. B28. National CAD Standard. Larry Jenks. IL. Inc. 1995. Onkal K. and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The American Institute of Architects. Washington. The American Institute of Architects. Inc.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Bibliography ABBR Abbreviations for Scientific and Engineering Terms. Canadian Standards Association. ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals. Architectural Working Drawings.18 . A Practical User’s Guide. 1983.S. Architectural Graphic Standards.C. Charles Ramsey and Harold Sleeper. 1995.. D. Freehof. 1977. American Society of Heating. Atlanta. Version 3. 1993. Fire Resistance Design Manual. 1994.S. Gypsum Association. Architects Handbook of Professional Practice. ON. Basic Code Enforcement. 1988. Guide to Production Procedures. John Wiley & Sons. The New System for Formatting and Integrating Construction Documentation (Second Edition).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Canadian Standards Association. Toronto. 1990. Country Club Hills. Paul Liebling.C. D.5-93 Computer-Aided Design Drafting (Buildings).

Inc. Stitt. 1987. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. McGraw-Hill Book Company. IEEE/ASTM SI 10-1997. MasterFormat™. Quincy. The National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM). Master Preliminary Project Description Terminology/Keynote List. Second Edition. Fourth Edition. and Contracts for Building Professionals.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Legal Aspects of Code Administration. Committee on Production Office Procedures. Van Nostrand Reinhold. Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association. available from the San Francisco Chapter AIA. SMACNA CAD Standard. R. Metal Stairs Manual. Fifth Edition. Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association. Phoenix. E 380-93a. Fred A. Means Company. National Electrical Contractors Association. Poage. 2001. the National Association of Women in Construction. Southern Building Code Congress International. VA. VA. 1989. USA. 1981. RTKL Associates. 1997. 1996. Alexandria. 1992. Inc. MA. The Modernized Metric System. 2004. Building Officials and Code Administrators International. Chantilly. NECA 100. The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Country Club Hills.. International Conference of Building Officials. S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Wallach. VA. IL. MD. 2002 Edition. 1974 & 1980. Waller S. BIBLIOGRAPHY UDS–INTRO..S. Northern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Production Systems for Architects and Designers. Bethesda. AZ. Inc. Standard for Fire Safety Symbols. Paul I.) SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual. Recommended Standards on Production Procedures. National Fire Protection Association.. NFPA 170. (Commonly known as the POP Manual. Chantilly. NAWIC Construction Dictionary. Specifications. Reading Construction Drawings. 1997. Inc. Standard Practice for the Use of the International System Of Units (SI). Plans. Inc. 1994. 1998.19 . Symbols for Electrical Construction Drawings.

The Project Resource Manual – CSI Manual of Practice. The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). MS. Time-Saving Techniques for Architectural Construction Drawings. Wakita. TR5 Manual. Linde and Osamu A. The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings. 1993. B. USAE Waterways Experiment Station. Alexandria.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE INTRODUCTION Systems Drafting. Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center. Baltimore Chapter of The Construction Specifications Institute Technical Report. Inc. 1998. Inc. John Wiley & Sons. Richard M. Fifth Edition. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. USA.6.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. C. Wakita.S. 1981. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Van Nostrand Reinhold. Main Text and Appendices A. The Construction Specifications Institute. Fred Nashed. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1984. Version 1. Vicksburg. Editor. William Morris. 1984. Tri-Service Standards: Part Two . Inc. Stitt.A/E/C CADD Standards. 1980. VA.20 . 1996. UniFormat™. The Professional Handbook of Architectural Working Drawings. and D. McGraw-Hill. Alexandria. Linde and Osamu A. VA. 2005. Richard M. BIBLIOGRAPHY UDS–INTRO. John Wiley & Sons. Fred A. 1972.

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.............................................................13 Sheet Sequence Number .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U............S..................................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Table of Contents MODULE 1 – DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Introduction...................9 Standard Sheet Identification .............................10 Discipline Designator ................................................................................................................................................................ NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.14 File Naming ...............15 File Categories .................7 Sheet Identification................................................................................................25 Project Folders ...................................................6 Electronic Models..........1 Set Content and Order ....................................................................17 File Management Recommendations....................................15 Project File Types..........................25 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–01................................................................................................................................................................9 Abbreviated Sheet Identification .................10 Sheet Type Designator .......................................................5 Subsets .......................................................................................................................14 Supplemental Drawings ..........i ........................................................................................................................................

.............Discipline Designators...............................................................................................Sheet Identification Examples........................................Influences Table ..............................UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.26 File Backups ........45 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–01..... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.........1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Naming Project Folders......ii ......29 Appendix B ......................37 Appendix C ....27 Archiving and Distributing Data .....................................S.....................................27 Appendix A ..................................26 Data Protection ..................................................................................

The following brief synopsis provides an overview of where to look for help in making decisions about organizing a drawing set. A solitary determination made on how or where to display information has a domino effect on multiple aspects of the drawing set.S. Effective organization facilitates accurate communication between the drawing creator and those who use that drawing. familiar environment for producing and viewing construction drawings.1 . Organization standards affect production. delivery.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Particularly suited to buildings. the standards easily adapt to other types of facilities including civil and process dominant projects. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION 01 MODULE Introduction Drawing Set Organization is a standardized method for organizing information about a facility that is presented graphically. and identification of hardcopy drawings as well as electronic (CAD) drawings. The Drawing Set Organization Module provides a consistent. Set Content and Order • Organizes graphical information into subsets to create convenient work partitions for multiple design and construction disciplines INTRODUCTION UDS–01. Organization also promotes information retrieval and preservation.

Modifier: The second character of a two-character discipline designator. based on the traditional system of alphabetical discipline designators. used once Library files for generic drawings and master sheet or template files. Provides an order for displaying subsets in a logical sequence for review and construction Identifies types of electronic files (or sheets) that best illustrate categories of drawing information Utilizes an electronic model concept to share information common to multiple disciplines without duplicating work • • Sheet Identification • • • Provides a list of discipline designators and modifiers Organizes the categories of information into drawing sheet types Provides guidelines for a sheet numbering sequence File Naming • • Handles special situations created by internal and external influences Identifies drawing categories Project files for project specific drawings and sheets.2 .S. Discipline Designator: The first component of the sheet identification format.” In an electronic media sense.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. the document sheet is the hardcopy representation of information presented on a vellum or mylar “original” or “tracing.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION • Sheet: As a delivery media. used to further subdivide the discipline for a specific use or purpose. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. used many times Provides file naming standards for different types of project files Model Details Sheet Schedules Text Database Provides file management strategies for each category Provides additional references for easy reading • • • INTRODUCTION UDS–01. the document sheet is the screen window.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Influences Provides a table illustrating how various factors influence drawing set content and order. and the naming of files.S. sheet identification.3 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. INTRODUCTION UDS–01.

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SET CONTENT AND ORDER UDS–01. including delivery requirements.S. Uniform Drawing System (UDS) provides the methodology to organize drawing sets in the following manner: • • • Procurement Drawings: Drawings issued for bidding or negotiating before signing of an agreement. elevation. Addenda and Modification Drawings: Collectively known as Supplemental Drawings. Resource Drawings: Drawings that show existing conditions. closely associating disciplines where topics are similar Collect and present each drawing (plan.. portions of a drawing set can be reused for facility management or for future projects. or new construction related to the work. Logical set organization and sheet identification procedures facilitate retrieval and use of information. Segregate the information by disciplines (both design and construction) to form subsets of the total drawing package Order the subsets to correspond to the natural sequence of construction. The organization system must be flexible and adaptive to the influences of project size and complexity. as follows: Procurement Drawings Contract Drawings Resource Drawings Addenda Drawings Modification Drawings Although the initial purpose of construction drawings is to build or modify a facility..5 . section .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Set Content and Order The organization of a drawing set should support the requirements and facilitate the production efforts of the design and construction team. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Contract Drawings: Drawings that describe the work of the project. but are not included in the contract.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.) on a sheet dedicated to that drawing type so that different drawing types may be combined for small projects Present information within each subset from general to specific • A drawing set for a project or a facility must also provide for the inclusion of each of the various types of construction drawings.

scope.1.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Subsets Following the cover sheet. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. sheets should be organized into subsets in the order illustrated in Figure 01. and complexity of the project. All of the subsets may not apply.6 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Figure 01. or more specific additional categories may be required depending on the size.1 Illustration of a typical drawing set. SET CONTENT AND ORDER UDS–01.S.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. A model file contains elements of a facility that are created by one designer and referenced but not modified by another. One example is simply the floor plan that is used to overlay the duct work or electrical power information. The AIA CAD Layer Guidelines is a valuable tool in segregating information in a model because it organizes information into subsets similar to those described above.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. That floor plan can contain the reflected ceiling grid or the grid can be referenced also.7 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Electronic Models The use of electronic models is a common method of sharing information among design disciplines when using CAD to produce construction drawings. SET CONTENT AND ORDER UDS–01.

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the sheet identification format is a key part of UDS. and CAD has demanded more consistency in labeling and organizing sheets. overlay drafting. yet flexible enough for a wide range of project scopes.or two-character discipline designator identifies the sheet as a member of a subset.9 . consisting of one numerical character the sheet sequence number. consisting of two numerical characters AA AA NNN NNN • Sheet Type Designator The one. the advent of systems methods. Level 2 provides guidance for complex or special types of projects. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. A sheet type designator that identifies the type of information on the sheet is followed by the sheet sequence number. Sheet Sequence Number A = alphabetical character N = numerical character SHEET IDENTIFICATION UDS–01. AA NNN Standard Sheet Identification The sheet identification format is applicable to both manual and CAD drawing production. The UDS sheet identification format depicted here has four components: Discipline Designator AA – NNN Hyphen • • • the discipline designator.S. consisting of one or two alphabetical characters the hyphen separates the disciplined designator from the sheet type designator the sheet type designator. Either of these or a combination of the two can be used to suit the project or the intended use of the drawings.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Sheet Identification The sheet identification format has its roots in traditional construction drawing techniques.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. It is consistent. Accordingly. Level 1 offers the simplest identification format and would be suitable for all but the most complex projects. However. Recognizing the wide variance in project complexity. Refer to Appendix A for examples of the two levels of sheet identification. These technologies have also provided an opportunity to expand the role of the sheet identifier. UDS allows two levels of sheet identification.

an underscore may be used to replace the hyphen when a particular operating system does not accept hyphens in file names. and fourth characters in the middle does not make finding a particular piece of information more difficult because all the information is contained on one sheet.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and because “understood” place holders may be misinterpreted. The hyphen is preferred rather than a decimal point due to the use of the “dot” in electronic file names.-1 with the modifier character. is based on the traditional system of alphabetical discipline designators. For this reason. and the first of the two sheet sequence numbers as an understood entity.S.10 . sheet type designator. While a large..1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION A – AA NNN NNN Level 1 Discipline Designator Note that the hyphen in the Level 1 discipline designator is a required place holder in the absence of the second character. the standard sheet identification format makes use of all designators. A dash always follows the discipline designator. Alternatively. The discipline designator denotes the category of subject matter contained in the file or on the layer designated. the discipline designator. Level 2 Discipline Designator Discipline Designator Discipline Designator The first component of the sheet identification format. a small project’s one sheet could simply use the identifier A-1. The lack of the second. and sheet sequence numbers. sheet type designator. For example. A-1 represents the designation A. Abbreviated Sheet Identification UDS also provides for an abbreviated sheet identification format. using either a single alphabetical character with a hyphen (Level 1) or two alphabetical characters (Level 2). complex project can obviously make use of the full set of discipline designators. to separate the one.or twocharacter discipline designator from the sheet number. third. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. A Discipline Character A Modifier Character SHEET IDENTIFICATION UDS–01.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.11 . the electrical engineer may decide to segregate the telephone system information onto sheets with the Level 2 designator ET (Electrical Telecommunications). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the electrical engineer may be the designer for a telephone system. The drawings required may be included on the E (Electrical) sheets along with the rest of the drawings produced by that designer.S. SHEET IDENTIFICATION UDS–01.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION LEVEL 1 DISCIPLINE DESIGNATORS G H V B W C L S A I Q F P D M E T R X Z O General Hazardous Materials Survey/Mapping Geotechnical Civil Works Civil Landscape Structural Architectural Interiors Equipment Fire Protection Plumbing Process Mechanical Electrical Telecommunications Resource Other Disciplines Contractor/Shop Drawings Operations For example. If the level of detail demands it.

wiring. or TY (Telecommunications Security). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. combined with specific modifier characters to create the Level 2 discipline designators TN (Telecommunications Network). and closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems Time generators and bell program systems Intercom and public address systems Monitoring and alarm systems Network cabling and equipment Telephone systems. music.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION For an even more complex project involving voice. and equipment Access control and alarm systems SHEET IDENTIFICATION UDS–01. security. data. Designator Level 1 T - Description of Level 2 Suggested Name TA TC TI TM TN TT TY Telecommunications Audio Visual Clock and Program Intercom Monitoring Data Networks Telephone Security Content Cable.12 . For additional examples of discipline designators for other disciplines. perhaps even produced by a network specialist. TT (Telecommunications Telephone). separate drawings for each communications system may be required.S. A detailed example of discipline designators based on the Telecommunications discipline follows. refer to Appendix A. In this case the discipline designator T (Telecommunications) could be used. and signal systems.

wall sections) Large-Scale Views (plans. it is acceptable to • • • • Place profile drawings on sanitary sewer or road plan sheets Place same scale sections on the same sheet as large-scale plans of stairs or escalators Place schedules on a plan sheet when the information is closely associated Different types of drawings may be combined on the same sheet on small projects When the type of drawings on a sheet is mixed. It is not necessary to use all the sheet types for a project or within a discipline. stair sections. including typical detail sheets) User Defined (for types that do not fall in other categories) 3D Representations (isometrics. For instance.S. All sheet types may apply to all discipline designators. The sheet type is identified by a single numerical character. etc. SHEET TYPE DESIGNATORS 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 General (symbols legend.) Plans (horizontal views) Elevations (vertical views) Sections (sectional views.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Sheet Type Designator AA NNN The second component of the sheet identification format is the sheet type designator. notes. or sections that are not details) Details Schedules and Diagrams User Defined (for types that do not fall in other categories. clearly identify all of the drawings contained on the sheet in the sheet title block. perspectives. SHEET IDENTIFICATION UDS–01.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.13 . elevations. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. photographs) Sheet Type Designator The use of sheet type designators does not preclude combining different types of drawings on the same sheet for simplicity.

Descriptors include R for revised issues of similar scope. B. When this occurs. C. Sequence numbering starts with 01.. Evaluate each project carefully before deciding to implement this option. a two-digit sheet sequence number. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The first sheet of each series is numbered 01. Occasionally an entire drawing must be altered and reissued for supplementary work involving a change in scope.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. it may be desirable to replicate the floor name within each discipline. and E-102 the second floor plan for each of the various disciplines. A A A 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 R 1 X 1 A 1 Supplemental Drawings Small changes on a drawing are normally accomplished with the use of revision clouds and numbers accompanied with a brief description in the revision block. standardization of a two-digit sequence number allows for efficient electronic file sorting and facility management databases.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Sheet Sequence Number AA NNN Sheet Sequence Number The third component of the sheet identification format. This system may become cumbersome when basements and mezzanines or split-level plans are involved. and A.. Sequence numbers need not be sequential. A-102-X1 for a totally revised floor plan. SHEET IDENTIFICATION UDS–01. AA NNN UUU User-Defined Designators On plan sheets. identifies each sheet in a series of the same discipline and sheet type. followed by 02 through 99. a user-defined suffix character to the sheet identifier may be introduced. M-102. sheet number 00 is not permitted. This suffix may be comprised of three user-defined designators. for phased work where multiple versions of the same drawing are expected. X for complete changes. This makes sheets A-102. A-102-A1 for Phase 1 of a sequenced con- struction floor plan. A-102-R1 for a partially revised floor plan.14 . A dash always follows the sheet sequence number to separate it from the numbering for supplemental drawings. Additional drawings inserted in a set of drawings after a sheet identification organization has already been established can be identified with a suffix. to permit future insertion of sheets during design. While many projects may not require more than a single digit.

File Categories The two broad categories of files. require consistent but different approaches to developing a file name format. the flexibility and ease of use of the electronic form of that information has created new opportunities for building owners. The electronic data file is now the sheet that not only documents the efforts of a design team. Consistent file naming and folder (directory) structures are necessary for management of the information that is reusable from project to project.15 . However. how members of the team access and contribute to the file. and others. the data file. as well as effective management of the graphical and nongraphical information related to a construction project.S. FILE NAMING UDS–01. facility managers. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. collects and records the same elements in a similar manner. The electronic equivalent. space planners. library and project. Construction drawings developed for a project have value throughout the entire life of the building.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. but also organizes information needed for the operation and maintenance of a facility.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION File Naming A sheet of drafting film or vellum provides the media to organize and present the graphical and nongraphical elements necessary for the design and construction of a facility. and who uses the file in the future are all new thought processes to a firm making the transition from a manual production system. The way the data file is structured.

schedule. and suppliers who supply details and product information in an electronic catalog. Currently. suppliers. or usage because that is the most natural way to search for them. facility managers. border. MasterFormat and UniFormat numbers provide a useful method of organization for this purpose. database. symbols. symbol. consultants. Project Files Project files are specific to a project and must be organized to make it easy to produce contract documents. assemblies.S. the project file name must be consistent from firm to firm. National CAD Standard. These files may be used by clients. and title block files.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Library files are not intended to be edited directly for a project.S. It can then be modified to suit the project requirements while the original library file is preserved for another use. database. and facility management documents from many different files. These catalogs are classified as a specific type of library file. National CAD Standard.S. If a drawing is needed from the library.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Library Files Library files are those used as sources of information for more than one project. FILE NAMING UDS–01. Library File Format Naming Library Files . manufacturers and industry associations are developing conventions for library file naming.Library files should be named differently from project files because the classification and indexing requirements are different.16 .For a given project. Library file naming should be grouped by building systems. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and other files created for the project. title blocks. Project files can be building and site models. sheets. text. NNNNNNUUU MasterFormat User ID ANNNNUUU UniFormat User ID There are growing numbers of trade associations. The term “reference” file is not used here because that has taken on a specific meaning in current CAD software. borders. UDS provides a guideline for the uniform naming of files. A project detail is simply a drawing that is specifically indexed and cross-referenced within a project. the library file should always be copied into the project directory and assigned a file name appropriate to the project. vendors. Naming Project Files . and others. schedules. record documents. manufacturers. The naming of these files shall follow either the MasterFormat ™ or UniFormat ™ file naming method as adopted by the U. They can be detail. It is recommended that manufacturers. and all associated parties who intend to produce library files for use on multiple projects present these library files in full compliance with the U. text. regulatory agents. details.

but they all must be accurate. and in conformance to emerging industry standards in regard to layer/level usage and symbology.17 . complete. There can be • • • a single multi-discipline building model a single model for each construction discipline several models per discipline These models may be 2D or 3D. A model file contains a whole or partial full-scale digital model of the building or site. or template as in “a model to follow.” There are three main variations in the processes of building digital models and extracting or composing construction drawings from them.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Project File Types The type of file directly affects the format of the file name of project files. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Elements graphically representing the building or site should always be created at their “real-world” size in their “realworld” units. A model is not intended to represent an ideal. FILE NAMING UDS–01. The following types of files may be used in electronic construction documentation: Model Detail Sheet Schedule Text Database Symbols Border Title Block Building Model: An electronic representation of a building. standard. Model Files A building model is an electronic representation of a building.

AAA Placeholder A AAUUUU .dxf.dgn.dwf. The second character is the hyphen. AAA Naming Model Files . The optional prefix is for project identification for use by computer operation systems that allow more than 8. AAA AAUUUU . AAA A A UU U U Type of Model OOOOO A Optional Prefix .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION A AAUU U U . MODEL FILE TYPES FP SP Floor Plan Site Plan Demolition Plan Equipment Plan Existing Plan Elevation Section Detail Schedules Isometric/3D Diagrams Discipline Designator A – AAUUUU . . AAA DP QP XP EL SC DT SH 3D DG A A AAUUUU .S. The third and fourth characters define the type of model.The first character is the single letter discipline designator.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.dwg. File Extension FILE NAMING UDS–01. and . AAA User-Defined Model Type Modifiers The fifth through eighth positions are alphanumeric user-defined modifiers for the model types. The following designations are examples. These are presented in the sheet identification format section of this module. It serves as a placeholder that makes the name more readable and easier to manage.18 .3 characters. . The three remaining characters after the required decimal point are defined by the CAD software and represent file extensions such as . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

The identification of details is part of the system that includes the drawing blocks (drawing area coordinate system). AAA Placeholder Detail Identification Number A – 5 0 1 – B 3 . This is an example of a file name of a specific project detail found on sheet A-501.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. They are discussed here because they form the majority of the individual files in a project. When project detail files are incorporated on a sheet. A – NNN Sheet Identification AN. It serves as a placeholder that makes the name more readable and easier to manage. AAA A A NNN – AN. This coordinates the individual detail file to the specific detail sheet. elevations. AAA NNN AN. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The detail identification number B3 indicates that it is located on the sheet at grid coordinates B3.19 . the sheet identification format. The seventh and eighth characters are used for the detail identification number.S. They can include plans. Naming Detail Files . DWG Example of Detail Identification The sixth character is the hyphen. Refer to the Sheet Organization Module of UDS for further explanation. and the use of a two-part reference bubble.The first five characters are identical to the sheet identification of the sheet file that contains the detail. sections.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Detail File Name Format Detail Files Project detail files are a specific type of model file. they are indexed using sheet grid coordinates. Their file names require close coordination with the sheet file upon which they are placed. FILE NAMING UDS–01. The twopart reference bubble for this detail would be B3/A-501. and details.

Sheet files are sometimes erroneously referred to as “plot” files. The “electronic sheet file” may be comprised of a border template (a file that contains graphic and text elements common to all sheets of a specific size). it becomes necessary to create a “sheet” file. the format of the file name should be consistent with the format for the sheet identification. The sheet file name should categorize the contents of each electronic “sheet” file to the same degree as the sheet identification categorizes the physical sheet of drawings.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Sheet Files When there is sufficient information to “print” a sheet. Plot files are the files that result from CAD software.S. symbols. representing everything that appears on the final sheet. Plot files exist in the plotter’s native language (such as HP-GL or Postscript®) and are generally usable only by the specific device.Because the main purpose of the sheet file is to prepare information for the production of a specific sheet. and views of files.20 . FILE NAMING UDS–01. Sheet files are created by and can be edited by CAD software. text. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Naming Sheet Files . using a specific plotter or printer device driver.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

schedule templates will most likely exist as a database report template. Unlike model and sheet files. FILE NAMING UDS–01. spreadsheet template. in that they provide a resource that is usable from project to project. for example. spreadsheet. Several issues related to electronic applications are important to note. After adding project specific information to the schedule. Regardless of the origin of the schedule.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. It will also make it simpler to use the template in a word processor. or link the schedule into the project sheet file.21 .These files are similar in use to library detail files. the format is similar to the project detail format. Schedule Files The Schedules Module provides discussion on schedule files. copy the library master template into the project sheet file.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. spreadsheets. word processor. not as an element of CAD graphics. schedule files (and the following file types of text and database) may be produced by software other than CAD. The number C1 indicates that the schedule is located at grid coordinate C1 on that sheet. Note that this naming format does not rely on any specific file extension. Naming Schedule Files . and databases. if schedules reside in the specifications. the graphics should be created full size. Using Schedule Files . reference. This will allow library schedule templates to be used more easily in the project sheet composition process for electronic sheet files. If the CAD software is object linking and embedding (OLE) compatible. and database applications can be used to create and modify schedule templates. insert. or word processing table. Refer to the discussions in “Naming Library Files” and the Schedules Module of the UDS for library schedule file naming. M– 6 0 1 – C1 Example of Schedule Identification To the left is an example of a file name of a specific project mechanical schedule found on the sheet labeled M-601. which makes it valid for all types of software. If CAD software is used to create schedule file graphics.For project schedule file naming.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION OLE: Allows objects like tables and spreadsheets to be linked or inserted (format intact) from other software. In addition to CAD software. word processing.

for example. master keynote listings. and symbol legends. discipline specific notes. all databases provide the means to set up formats for both data input and report output and index files to optimize performance. Examples of database tables include just about any schedule used in construction documents. A project text file name.S. dates. real numbers. the text is edited to suit the project requirements. whether or not field values must be alphanumeric. etc. inventory listings for equipment and furnishings. Then using the word processor. and that the allowable kind of data be identified (for example. the library text file is first copied into the name G-003-DN.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Text Files Text files that are usable from project to project may be general notes. and numerous other lists or tabulations. The library text file for “General Demolition Notes” is inserted without linkage or embedment into the project sheet file G-003. Project text file naming is more complex.22 . The process of creating a table requires that each field be labeled uniquely. and is closely tied to the degree of segregation desired. Using the same “General Demolition Notes” example above. Database Files Database files include tables that predefine and label “fields” (columns) of data.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. integers. The project specific text file then exists integrally with the sheet file and does not require a separate file or file name. Most applications also let the creator define valid ranges of values for the fields. Refer to the discussions in “Naming Library Files” for library text file naming. text.TXT. graphics. If the latter approach is used. Using the CAD software. FILE NAMING UDS–01. notes that always apply only to foundation plans). and the sheet file saved with that information. the project text file is edited before referencing or inserting the text file into the sheet. Word processors or databases are almost always the originating software of text files. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. sheet type specific notes (for example.). may not be needed under the following scenario. the text file name format parallels that of the detail files described above. In addition.

As a start. FILE NAMING UDS–01.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION As mentioned in the previous “Text File” discussion. Examples of the potential may be found in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Facility Management (FM) software. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. schedule. In addition. consider the creation of database tables for some of the more common schedules.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. a schedule can be a report from a database table. As noted earlier. integration of database tools into CAD varies with the choice of CAD software and is very dependent on the degree of customization within the application. for the master keynote listing. and if keynoting is used. and text files discussed previously. The project specific files will be text file reports from the tables and named similarly to the detail.S. file naming of database files is dependent on how much optimizing and linking information among various software applications is needed within a project.23 .

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they are also desired. Computer operating systems provide a tool that carries the office metaphor into the electronic environment.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and because they offer powerful disk management capability. Project Folders There will usually be more than one project on a computer’s hard drive at any point in time. there will be no end to the quantity of CAD files that accumulate on a computer’s disk drive during the course of a project.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION File Management Recommendations Effective file management is an important part of an efficient design and production operation. Unless properly controlled. This tool is the folder or directory. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the preceding file naming system recommendations will obviously create many files with the same name. Separate folders are required. Operating systems software will not allow two identical file names to exist in the same folder in the system.or Macbased system (and the software applies the three-character extension).25 .S. FILE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS UDS–01. Because the file name uses the available eight-character limitation of the current DOS.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. while other operating systems may allow up to 255 characters. 2 SCHEM Schematic design and concept phase 3DE SDE V Design development phase 4 CONDOC Construction document phase 5 CONT RAC Contract submittal phase File Backups In addition to providing a consistent place for each document as it progresses through the project cycle. and are useful in classifying information by level of detail. The next lower level of subfolders could identify the type of project files described in “Project File Types. Specific projects or individual phases may be easily identified for file searches. the project folder structure simplifies file management tasks. making backup or archive copies. a prefix number is included to preserve the sorting of subfolders by development sequence.” In the format for suggested folder names. Most organizations base folder names on the system used for project identification. The next level of subfolders could consist of names identifying the progression of the project files according to their development phase.S. 6 RECORD Record document phase 7 F A CMA N Facility management phase FILE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS UDS–01. and transferring files for distribution. Subfolder names follow the same pattern.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION 1 PREDE S Programming and predesign phase Naming Project Folders While rules for folder tree structures are described in the operating system user’s manuals. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. they do not offer any constructive naming conventions. DOS allows a maximum of eight characters in a folder name. A unique project identification name or number up to eight characters long should be used to identify the project folder so that files can be shared with all users. Evolving drawings should be placed in an unrestricted volume or folder and backed up daily.26 .

The entire drawing set should be transferred to an archival record medium at the completion of each stage of work. using the application’s automatic timed-save function.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Data Protection Even when an effective folder tree and file naming system are in place.27 . FILE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS UDS–01. tape drive. Weekly archival backups are highly recommended. or recordable CD-ROM. but these files are permanently lost in the event of a hard-drive failure. can protect valuable work. Protecting the computer system from power outages with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an additional measure of protection recommended to reduce the loss of completed work. it should be copied to an archive folder. There are procedures that. this archive can be a partition or folder on a hard disk. this can be a dedicated hard drive. a library of high-capacity removable disks. Archiving and Distributing Data As each drawing reaches a milestone. Deleted files may also be recovered from the trash can or recycle bin of some operating systems. In a networked office. In a smaller firm.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. when followed. Frequently saving work in progress. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. or one of the available file compression software programs. Password restriction to a limited number of qualified people who can responsibly manage the task is mandatory. and automatically backing up files to a tape drive on a daily basis are a few ways to avoid losing files. the possibility of operator error resulting in overwriting or erasing an important file still exists.

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temporary and special requirements Photographs. contractor staging areas. erosion control. A subset of many sheets should be placed at the end under R = Resource.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. or storage Lead piping or paint removal PCB containment and removal Ozone-depleting refrigerants APPENDIX A UDS–01. H - HA HC HL HP HR Hazardous Materials Asbestos Chemicals Lead PCB Refrigerants All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Asbestos abatement. code summary.Discipline Designators Designator Level 1 G Description of Level 2 Suggested Name GI GC General General Informational General Contractual Content All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 List of sheets and symbols. haul routes. or containment Toxic chemicals handling. orientation maps Phasing. soil borings - GR General Resource Note: A few resource items may be inserted here. removal. symbol legend.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.29 . schedules. identification.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Appendix A . fencing.

sanitary sewer. and people movers Water.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Designator Level 1 C - Description of Level 2 Suggested Name CD CS CG CP CI CT CU Civil Civil Demolition Civil Survey (Site) Civil Grading Civil Paving Civil Improvements Civil Transportation Civil Utilities Content All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Structure removal and site clearing Plats. retaining walls. and parking lots Pavers. piers. drives. storm sewer. furnishings. docks. power. and communications All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Protection and removal of existing landscaping L S - LD LI LP SD SS SB SF Landscape Landscape Demolition Landscape Irrigation Landscape Planting Structural Structural Demolition Structural Site Structural Substructure Structural Framing All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Protection and removal Foundations. topographic. bridges.30 . and water features Waterway construction. dimension control Excavation.S. trams. flagstone. grading. slabs. wharves. and retaining walls Floors and roofs APPENDIX A UDS–01. drainage. exterior tile. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. retention ponds Roads. railway systems.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.31 .S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Designator Level 1 A I - Description of Level 2 Suggested Name AS AD AE AI AF AG ID IN IF IG Architectural Architectural Site Architectural Demolition Architectural Elements Architectural Interiors Architectural Finishes Architectural Graphics Interiors Interior Demolition Interior Design Interior Furnishings Interior Graphics Content All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Protection and removal General architectural All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Murals and visuals APPENDIX A UDS–01.

library Kitchen. exam.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. planetariums.32 . ATMs. window washing. and treatment Science labs. rigging systems Television. ticket and card access Display. playgrounds Stage. bar. darkroom. surveillance APPENDIX A UDS–01. and vehicle servicing Parking Lot Equipment Retail Equipment Site Equipment Theatrical Equipment Video/Photographic Equipment Security Equipment Gates. dryers. and dry cleaning Detention Equipment Educational Equipment Food Service Equipment Hospital Equipment Laboratory Equipment Prisons and jails Chalkboards. drive-through Dry Cleaning Equipment Washers. and cash register Bicycle racks. and recreational Vaults. and studio Access control and monitoring. and processing Medical. service.S. observatories Maintenance Equipment Housekeeping. exercise. teller units. benches. storage.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Designator Level 1 Q - Description of Level 2 Suggested Name QA QB QC QD QE QF QH QL QM QP QR QS QT QV QY Equipment Athletic Equipment Bank Equipment Content All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Gymnasium. aquatic. movie. vending. ironing.

electrical.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Designator Level 1 F P - Description of Level 2 Suggested Name FA FX PS PD PP PQ Fire Protection Fire Detection and Alarm Fire Suppression Plumbing Plumbing Site Process /Plumbing Demolition Process Piping Process Systems Content All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Fire extinguishing systems and equipment All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Extension and connections to civil utilities Protection. and industrial processes Electrical exclusively associated with a process and not the facility - PE PI Process Electrical Process Instrumentation Instrumentation. pumps Systems and equipment for thermal. and removal Piping. termination.S. power generation. measurement. recorders. materials handling. assembly and manufacturing. chemical.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. tanks. refrigeration. and controllers (electrical and mechanical) Plumbing Domestic water.33 . devices. insulation. fixtures - PL APPENDIX A UDS–01. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. sanitary and storm drainage. nuclear. valves.

and data cables Alarms. clock. voice. termination.S. air devices. music.34 . relays.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. site lighting Protection. and removal Ductwork. and equipment Chilled and heating water. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. steam Instrumentation and controls All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Utility tunnels.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Designator Level 1 M E - Description of Level 2 Suggested Name MS MD MH MP MI ES ED EP EL EI ET EY Mechanical Mechanical Site Mechanical Demolition Mechanical HVAC Mechanical Piping Mechanical Instrumentation Electrical Electrical Site Electrical Demolition Electrical Power Electrical Lighting Electrical Instrumentation Electrical Telecommunications Electrical Auxiliary Systems Content All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Utility tunnels and piping between facilities Protection. and removal Controls. network. and program APPENDIX A UDS–01. termination. PA. nurse call. CCTV. instrumentation. and measurement devices Telephone. security.

and CCTV systems Time generators and bell program systems Intercom and public address systems Monitoring and alarm systems Network cabling and equipment Telephone systems. and equipment Access control and alarm systems Data furnished without warrant as to accuracy Surveyor’s information and existing civil drawings Existing facility structural drawings Existing facility architectural drawings Existing facility mechanical drawings Existing facility electrical drawings APPENDIX A UDS–01.35 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Designator Level 1 T R - Description of Level 2 Suggested Name TA TC TI TM TN TT TY RC RS RA RM RE Telecommunications Audio Visual Clock and Program Intercom Monitoring Data Networks Telephone Security Resource Resource Civil Resource Structural Resource Architectural Resource Mechanical Resource Electrical Content All or any portion of subjects included in Level 2 Cable. wiring. music. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

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UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. The Level 2 project is a four-story medical rehabilitation care facility. The Level 1 project is a typical two-story professional office building.S. the Level 1 drawing sheet may contain all the information listed for the Level 2 sheets below it. Level 1 Level 2 Sheet Title General Drawings G-001 GI-001 GI-101 GI-102 G-002 G-101 List of Sheets and Symbols Location and Area Maps Code Summary Fire Exiting and Separation GC-001 General Requirements Notes GC-101 Site Utilization Plan GC-102 Phasing Plans GC-601 CPM Schedules APPENDIX B UDS–01. Those sheets should be identified according to the Level 1 and Level 2 designators presented in Appendix A. and Electrical sheets would be required for both projects.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Appendix B . if required for the project. In the examples. Note: This table is ordered by the Level 2 discipline designators.Sheet Identification Examples The following table illustrates hypothetical indexes of drawings for two similar construction projects. and arranged in the appropriate sequence. Level 1 sheet identification numbers below may not be shown in order. but should be assembled in numerical sequence within each discipline designator. Plumbing. Mechanical. Although not included in these examples. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.37 .

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.38 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Level 1 Level 2 Sheet Title Civil Drawings CD-101 Site Demolition Plan CD-102 Utilities Demolition Plan C-101 CS-101 Dimension Control Plan CG-001 Grading and Excavation Notes CG-101 Excavation Plan C-102 CG-102 Grading Plan CG-201 Grading Profiles CG-301 Excavation Sections CG-302 Grading Sections CG-501 Grading Details CP-001 Paving Notes C-103 C-501 CP-101 Paving Plan CP-301 Paving Sections CP-501 Paving Details CI-101 CI-501 Exercise Walk & Equipment Aerobic Equipment Details CT-101 Heliport Plan CT-301 Heliport Sections CT-501 Heliport Details CT-502 Heliport Details C-104 ----- Site Utilities Plan CU-001 Utilities Distribution Notes and Symbols CU-101 Domestic Water Distribution Plan and Profile APPENDIX B UDS–01.

S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Level 1 Level 2 Sheet Title CU-102 Fire Protection Water Distribution Plan and Profile CU-103 Sanitary Sewer Plan and Profile CU-104 Electrical Power Distribution CU-401 Large-Scale Plan at Medical Gas Storage Pad C-502 ----- Site Utilities Details CU-501 Domestic Water Distribution Details CU-502 Sanitary Sewer Details CU-503 Site Electrical Utilities Details Landscape Drawings L-101 L-101 ----LD-101 LD-102 LD-103 L-101 L-102 ----LI-001 LI-002 LI-401 LI-501 LI-601 LI-602 L-103 LL-101 LP-001 General Landscape Architectural Plan Landscape Demolition Plan Irrigation Demolition Plan Planting Removal Plan Landscape Irrigation Plan Landscape Irrigation Plan Irrigation Notes and Symbols Large-Scale Irrigation Plans Irrigation Details Irrigation Schedules Irrigation Diagrams Landscape Lighting Plan Planting Notes and Symbols UDS–01. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.39 LG-101 Landscape Grading Plan APPENDIX B .

40 .S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Level 1 L-103 Level 2 LP-101 LP-401 LP-501 LP-601 LP-602 LP-901 Sheet Title Landscape Planting Plan Large-Scale Planting Plans Landscape Details Plant Materials Schedules Planting Diagrams Landscape 3D Representations Landscape Relocation Plan Landscape Site Hardscape Plan L-104 L-104 LR-101 LS-101 Structural Drawings S-101 S-301 SB-102 Foundation and First Floor Plan SB-201 Foundation Wall Elevations SB-301 Foundation Sections SB-401 Large-Scale Foundation Plans SB-501 Foundation Details SB-601 Foundation Schedules SB-602 Foundation Load Diagrams SF-001 S-102 SF-101 SF-102 SF-103 S-103 S-302 SF-104 SF-201 SF-301 Framing Notes Second Floor Framing Plan Third Floor Framing Plan Fourth Floor Framing Plan Roof Framing Plan Framing Elevations Framing Sections APPENDIX B UDS–01.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Level 1 Level 2 SF-302 SF-401 Sheet Title Wall Sections Large-Scale Plan at Physical Therapy Framing Details Stair and Elevator Details Reinforcing Schedules Column and Beam Schedules Framing Schedules Load Diagrams Framing Isometrics S-501 S-502 S-601 S-602 SF-501 SF-502 SF-601 SF-602 SF-603 SF-604 SF-901 Architectural Drawings A-101 A-001 A-102 A-103 AS-101 Architectural Site Plan AE-001 Architectural Notes and Symbols AE-101 First Floor Plan AE-102 Second Floor Plan AE-103 Third Floor Plan AE-104 Fourth Floor Plan A-104 A-105 AE-105 First Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan AE-106 Second Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan AE-107 Third Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan AE-108 Fourth Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan A-106 A-201 AE-109 Roof Plan AE-201 Exterior Elevations AE-202 Exterior Elevations APPENDIX B UDS–01.41 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.42 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Level 1 A-202 A-301 A-302 A-401 A-402 Level 2 Sheet Title AE-203 Interior Elevations AE-204 Interior Elevations AE-301 Building Sections AE--302 Building Sections AE-303 Wall Sections AE-304 Wall Sections AE-401 Large-Scale Toilet Plans AE-402 Stair and Elevator Plans and Sections AE-403 Treatment Room Plan AE-404 Physical Therapy Room Plan AE-405 Kitchen and Dining Room Plan A-501 A-502 A-601 AE-501 Exterior Details AE-502 Exterior Details AE-503 Interior Details AE-504 Interior Details AE-601 Door and Window Schedules AE-602 Diagrams AE-901 3D Representations and Isometrics A-701 A-702 AF-101 AF-102 AF-103 AF-104 First Floor Finishes Plan Second Floor Finishes Plan Third Floor Finishes Plan Fourth Floor Finishes Plan Room Finish Schedules A-602 A-107 AF-601 AG-101 Signage Plan APPENDIX B UDS–01.

43 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Level 1 Level 2 Sheet Title AG-201 Signage Elevations AG-301 Signage Sections AG-401 Large-Scale Signage Drawings AG-501 Signage Details A-603 AG-601 Signage Schedules Interior Design Drawings I-001 I-101 I-102 IN--001 Interior Design Notes and Symbols IN-101 IN-102 IN-103 IN-104 I-103 I-104 IN-105 IN-106 IN-107 IN-108 I-201 I-301 I-401 IN-201 IN-301 IN-401 IN-501 IN-601 IN-602 IN-901 IF-001 APPENDIX B First Floor Interior Design Plan Second Floor Interior Design Plan Third Floor Interior Design Plan Fourth Floor Interior Design Plan First Floor Interior Design Reflected Ceiling Plan Second Floor Interior Design Reflected Ceiling Plan Third Floor Interior Design Reflected Ceiling Plan Fourth Floor Interior Design Reflected Ceiling Plan Interior Design Elevations Interior Design Sections Large-Scale Interior Design Plans Interior Design Details Interior Design Schedules Interior Design Diagrams Interior Design Isometrics Interior Furnishing Symbols UDS–01.S.

S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.44 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Level 1 I-105 I-106 Level 2 IF-101 IF-102 IF-103 IF-104 Sheet Title First Floor Interior Furnishing Plan Second Floor Interior Furnishing Plan Third Floor Interior Furnishing Plan Fourth Floor Interior Furnishing Plan Interior Furnishing Elevations Interior Furnishing Sections Large-Scale Interior Furnishing Plans Interior Furnishing Details Interior Furnishing Schedules Interior Furnishing Diagrams Interior Furnishing Isometrics Interior Graphics Notes and Symbols First Floor Interior Graphics Plan Second Floor Interior Graphics Plan Third Floor Interior Graphics Plan Fourth Floor Interior Graphics Plan Interior Graphics Elevations Interior Graphics Sections Large-Scale Interior Graphics Plans Interior Graphics Details Interior Graphics Schedules Interior Graphics Diagrams I-202 I-302 IF-201 IF-301 IF-401 IF-501 IF-601 IF-602 IF-901 I-002 I-107 I-108 IG-001 IG-101 IG-102 IG-103 IG-104 I-203 IG-201 IG-301 IG-401 I-501 IG-501 IG-601 IG-602 APPENDIX B UDS–01.

S.Influences Table The following table illustrates how various physical. workflow. regulatory.number of buildings Scope . 3. 2. or A.number of floors A – 1 0 1 A E 1 0 1 A – 1 0 1 1 A E – 1 0 1 1 A A A – 1 0 1 – 1 0 2 – 1 0 9 Use Level 2 discipline designators for large projects A-101 vs.45 .size of project Scope .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. C. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. etc.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION Appendix C . and delivery system influences affect sheet identification and drawing set organization. contract. B.number of systems A E – 1 0 1 1 A G 1 0 1 1 Quantity of sheets and subsets Media .sheet size Media . AE-101 Use 1.required scale A = Alphabetical Character N = Numerical Character U = User-Defined Character Size and quantity of sheets Size and quantity of sheets APPENDIX C UDS–01.401 Grouping and sequence of sheets Subsets may be required Quantity of sheets EFFECT ON SHEET IDENTIFICATION EFFECT ON SET ORGANIZATION Scope . etc. PHYSICAL INFLUENCES AFFECTED CHARACTER A A – N N N U U U Scope . for different buildings A-1011 or AE-1011 Coordinate floor level with sheet sequence number A-101 for 1st floor plan A-102 for 2nd floor plan A-109 for 9th floor plan Use Level 2 discipline designator and user-defined character AE-1011 or AG-1011 No effect A – 4 0 1 A E 4 0 1 Use appropriate sheet type designator A-401 or AE.

46 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION REGULATORY INFLUENCES AFFECTED CHARACTER A A N N N U U U EFFECT ON SHEET IDENTIFICATION EFFECT ON SET ORGANIZATION Code compliance requirements Building official requirements Client requirements Facility management requirements A = Alphabetical Character N = Numerical Character U = User-Defined Character A – 1 0 1 – H C Use to designate special sheets A-101-HC (for ADA review) A – 1 0 1 – B D Use to designate special sheets A-101-BD (for building department) A – 1 0 1 – L S Use to designate special sheets A-101-LS (for leasable space) A – 1 0 1 – F M Use to designate special sheets A-101-FM (for facility management) May require additional sheets May require additional sheets May require additional sheets May require additional sheets or subsets APPENDIX C UDS–01.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.

A-102. AE-101.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION WORKFLOW INFLUENCES AFFECTED CHARACTER A A N N N U U U EFFECT ON SHEET IDENTIFICATION EFFECT ON SET ORGANIZATION Master planning Project definition Conceptual design Construction documents A – 1 0 1 – O C Treat as special architectural sheets A-101-OC (for occupancy code) Minimal or no effect No effect–use subfolder 1PREDES. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. AE-102. 2SCHEM … to indicate phase A – 1 0 1 A E 1 0 1 Final sheet identification A-101.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.47 . etc. and/or use subfolder 6RECORD to indicate phase A-101-RD A – 6 0 1 – P S Use facility management work codes A-601-PS (for painting schedule) A – 1 0 1 R 1 A – 1 0 1 X 1 Use R for revisions of similar scope A-101R1 (first revision) Use X for complete changes requiring new sheet A-101X1 (first revised drawing) Defines project record set Facility management Partially revised drawing Totally revised drawing Addenda drawing Defines facility management set A – 1 0 1 – A D Use AD for addenda drawing A-101-AD A = Alphabetical Character N = Numerical Character U = User-Defined Character APPENDIX C UDS–01. etc. Include in facility management set Internal to A/E firm Defines concept subset Defines bid set Project record drawings A – 1 0 1 – R D Use RD for record drawing.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. to indicate construction phase A-101A or A-101B Types of sheets in bid set Group common details in first set Determines discipline subsets Number of construction trades Phases of construction Conformed Drawing Clarification Drawing May require additional sheets Sequence of sheets and subsets A – 1 0 1 – C D Use CD for conformed drawing A-101-CD A – 1 0 1 – C L Use CL for clarification drawing A-101-CL A = Alphabetical Character N = Numerical Character U = User-Defined Character APPENDIX C UDS–01. etc.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION CONTRACT INFLUENCES AFFECTED CHARACTER A A N N N U U U EFFECT ON SHEET IDENTIFICATION EFFECT ON SET ORGANIZATION Type of construction contract Number of construction contracts Number of professional disciplines A – 1 0 1 A G 1 0 1 No effect–influence in sheet content No effect–information in title block Use only disciplines needed A–101 (for Architectural) AG-101 (for Architectural Graphics) No effect–not organized by trade A – 1 0 1 A A – 1 0 1 B Use A. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. B.48 .S.

delivery format Sheet Identification system File naming system Must work for manual and electronic methods Not applicable A – 1 0 1 – – – If eight-character limit.S. AE-101— — — A = Alphabetical Character N = Numerical Character U = User-Defined Character APPENDIX C UDS–01.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAWING SET ORGANIZATION DELIVERY SYSTEM INFLUENCES AFFECTED CHARACTER A A N N N U U U EFFECT ON SHEET IDENTIFICATION EFFECT ON SET ORGANIZATION Media type Not applicable Larger project sets may require highercapacity media such as CD-ROM or rewritable-optical disks “Portable” digital set (independent of operating system and hardware) Expedites communication of data Coordinates digital version with hardcopy output Production vs.49 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. fill unused positions with A E 1 0 1 — — — dashes (– – –) or underscores (– – –) A-101– – –. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

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or other means.nationalcadstandard. National CAD Standard Version 3. stored in a retrieval system.1 The Construction Specifications Institute 99 Canal Center Plaza Alexandria. . known or hereafter invented. U. recording. methods. and processes known and hereafter invented. nor may any part of this publication be reproduced. VA 22314. copyright held by The Construction Specifications Institute.csinet.org © Copyright 2004 U.S. VA 22314-1588 (800) 689-2900 www. 99 Canal Center Plaza. including World rights and Electronic rights. Alexandria. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission from the publisher.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. or copied by mechanical photocopying. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. All rights reserved.S.S. or by all means.org www.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Sheet Organization U.S. without permission of the publisher.

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conveying a coordinated image INTRODUCTION UDS–02. thereby providing a uniform location of graphical data.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION 02 MODULE Introduction The Sheet Organization Module establishes guidelines for consistency in the systematic presentation of drawings organized on sheets. notation.1 .S. Sheets thus organized are suitable for compiling into sets according to the Drawing Set Organization Module guidelines. and title block information The benefits of sheet organization standards are: Enhanced communication among drawing preparers and users Improved quality control by providing a quality assurance standard Easier data management Consistent sheet format among design disciplines. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The Sheet Organization Module: • • • • • • • • Provides a consistent sheet format Presents usable examples of sheet formats Provides a location system for drawings on a sheet Establishes guidelines for management.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

As of January 1.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. may require the plan to be divided into multiple parts depending upon sheet size and scale. the federal government requires all construction documents used for federal government projects to be developed using the International System of Units. a key plan is necessary on each plan sheet to indicate the sector or quadrant location. and handling of hard copy deliverables.2 . The single most important determinant in selecting the sheet size is to prepare a floor plan drawing on a single sheet without dividing the plan into sections. When plans are divided. Some firms or owners also require reduced size sheets for bidding or office use. project complexity or size. Table 02. or SI System.S. A common sheet size for all projects facilitates filing hard copy documents. Sheet size selection is dependent on many factors. Other factors influencing sheet size may include plotter capabilities. provides efficiencies in reducing multiple media requirements. 1992. (Systeme International d’Unites). filing capabilities. however. Large projects.1 indicates the standard sheet sizes and their typical uses. The key plan location is described in the drawing area portion of this module. and maintains consistency for users of printed documents. government agencies also require that construction documents be prepared on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) sheet sizes. Typically.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Sheet Sizes Many commercial sheet sizes are available. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. commonly called the metric system. SHEET SIZES UDS–02.

and all but F of Architectural size sheets have a consistent sheet module within each system. SHEET SIZES UDS–02. Small projects accommodating preferred plan scale. International Organizations for Standardization. C D E – 432 x 559 (17 x 22) 559 x 864 (22 x 34) 864 x 1118 (34 x 44) – A2 A1 A0 – 420 x 594 (16. Mock-up sheets. Alternate size for projects accommodating preferred plan scale.8) – C D E F 457 x 610 (18 x 24) 610 x 914 (24 x 36) 914 x 1219 (36 x 48) 762 x 1067 (30 x 42) Table 02.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION SHEET SIZES ANSI Size mm (inches) ISO Size mm (inches) Architectural Size mm (inches) Mark Mark Mark Typical Uses A B 216 x 279 (8.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. Mapping and GIS.4) 594 x 841 (23. Projects accommodating preferred plan scale. The sheet size for each type of sheet is an equal module to the next larger sheet size.1 x 46.4 x 33.5) A B 229 x 305 (9 x 12) 305 x 457 (12 x 18) Project book. Mock-up sheets. Supplemental drawings.7 x 16. Government projects.3 x 11.3 . Large projects accommodating preferred plan scale.5 x 11) 279 x 432 (11 x 17) A4 A3 210 x 297 (8.5 x 23. Supplemental drawings.7) 297 x 420 (11. Reduced drawings from “D” size and “A1” originals. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1) 841 x 1189 (33.1 ANSI.

and project production information. These areas should be defined by a border. sheet identification. The sheet margins may vary depending on plotter capabilities. Each of these areas contains different types of information necessary for the presentation and management of the project. client. designer.1 sheets are divided into three main areas: drawing area. sheet size. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. tick marks. Sheet margins are the space between the edge of the sheet and the sheet area.S. or other means to graphically separate them from each other. and sheet management information needed by the user of the sheet.4 . Title Block Area: That portion of the sheet containing project. project management or presentation information. The drawing area and title block area are required. and sheet area dimensions. schedules. As illustrated in Figure 02. keynotes. and production data area.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Sheet Layout Drawing Area: That portion of the sheet containing drawings. and other graphic and text data necessary to illustrate the work.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Production Data Area: That portion of the sheet containing information on the production of the sheet. title block area. key plans. Each of these areas contains information concerning construction or reference information. while the production data area is optional. The practical minimum sheet margins are as follows: • • • Top and bottom margin: Left margin: Right margin: 20 mm (3/4 inch) 40 mm (1-1/2 inch) 20 mm (3/4 inch) SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Figure 02.1 Overall sheet layout. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.5 . SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

and other graphic and text data necessary to illustrate the work.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. it is preferred that they appear on all four sides of the drawing area. Individual drawings may comprise one or more drawing modules. two modules high by two modules wide. Rows are identified with alphabetical characters beginning at the bottom starting with A and increasing toward the top of the sheet. This allows the creation of library files of standard graphic and text information that may be located easily within the drawing area grid or be moved between sheets or projects. keynotes. and 150 mm × 150 mm (1½″ × 1½″. It is preferred that drawing area coordinates be positioned outside the drawing area itself. key plans. Drawing Blocks: Drawing modules containing graphic or textual information. The user should establish a standard drawing module size as required to meet these factors. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. although some plotting hardware may require that the coordinates be located within the drawing area. At a minimum these coordinates should be placed on the right hand side as well as the top or bottom of the drawing area. Therefore. Factors that may influence the number and size of modules include sheet size. A drawing block may be composed of one or more drawing area modules and is identified based on the lower left hand location.S. and typical drawing block size. would be identified as A1. client requirements. a drawing located in the lower left hand corner of the drawing area. Coordinates are not required for schematic design drawings. Drawing modules containing graphic or textual information are called drawing blocks. Drawing Area Coordinate System The drawing modules are arranged in columns and rows. Figure 02. Modules should remain the same throughout the drawing set. The drawing area is divided into modules. Columns are identified with numerical characters starting with 1 and increasing to the right. 75 mm × 75 mm.6 . schedules.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Drawing Area The drawing area is that portion of the sheet containing drawings. margins. title block area. 3″ × 3″. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. Each module is therefore identified by a letter and a number. Refer to the Drawing Set Organization Module for a discussion of library files.2 indicates examples of how several drawings would be identified. However. 6″ × 6″). Examples of typical modules may be 38 mm × 38 mm. Each drawing block is identified by the drawing area coordinate system.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.7 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION This numbering system allows drawings to be numbered during early stages of the project or as late as construction record drawings while providing for a consistent location throughout the drawing set and project cycle.2 Drawing area coordinate system.S. Figure 02. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02.

S. when used.3.3 Note block. and key plans are located. Figure 02.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Note Block The note block is the module or modules within the drawing area where keynotes. general notes. The note block is located in the far right column of the drawing area.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. A key plan block. Refer to Figure 02. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. should always be located in the lowest module of the note block. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. Not all sheets will have a note block.8 .

The guidelines for the title block area provide criteria for the location of like information shown in data blocks within the title block area for easy and consistent retrieval and filing of drawings. Refer to Figure 02. client. sheet identification.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Title Block Area The title block area is that portion of the sheet containing project.4 Title block.4. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02.S. and sheet management information needed by the user of the sheet. designer. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Data blocks include the following: • • • • • • Designer Identification Block Project Identification Block Issue Block Management Block Sheet Title Block Sheet Identification Block Figure 02.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.9 .

In the case of a design-build project it may include the entire project team. • • • • Name Address Telephone and fax numbers E-mail address or other means of electronic communication This block may also include the preparer’s logo.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Designer Identification Block The designer identification block is that portion of the title block area identifying the designer or preparer of the sheet. Figure 02.5 Designer identification block. and others.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. This block may include information about the preparer including: Preparer: Registered and unregistered designers.S. certifications. Drawing preparers should familiarize themselves with the legal requirements for the use of professional seals in the state or jurisdiction of the work.10 . contractors. material suppliers.5. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. manufacturers. professional seal(s). and the names and addresses of consultants. Refer to Figure 02. Single seals are required by most states while others require both individual and corporate seals. The requirements for professional seals vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

telephone and fax numbers.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Project Identification Block The project identification block is that portion of the title block area that identifies the project. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. and logo of the owner/client may also be included in the project identification block. This block may contain information on: • • • • Project name and address Building or facility name Construction phase sequence Project logo The address.S. Refer to Figure 02. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Figure 02.6 Project identification block.11 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.6.

The issue block has three columns identified as mark.7. Refer to Figure 02. with subsequent entries placed above each previous entry.7 Issue block. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and revisions to.12 . The data fields in this block may include: • • • • Phase issue dates Addendum issue dates Clarification dates Revision issue dates The number of data field lines is user dependent. Figure 02. The initial entry should be placed at the bottom of the issue block. date. the sheet. allowing for expansion into the project identification block if necessary.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Issue Block The issue block is the portion of the title block area that shows the chronological issue of. and description.

8. the management block should be expanded to include them. or other project management information.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. record keeping. Figure 02.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Management Block The management block is the portion of the title block area that contains the management information generally used for project filing.8 Management block. such as owner approval. Data fields in this block may include: • • • • • • • • • Drawing preparer’s project number Owner’s contract number Owner’s project number File number Design/construction phase number CAD drawing file number Drawn by Checked by Copyright When projects require space to indicate special management information.13 . SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02.S. Refer to Figure 02. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

g. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. Refer to Figure 02.9 Sheet title block. and details). The title block may only include the major type of information shown on the sheet. floor plan.14 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Sheet Title Block The sheet title block is the portion of the title block area that indicates the type of information presented on the sheet.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. The sheet may contain one or more types of drawings..9. schedules. or may indicate multiple types of information (e. Figure 02.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. or for the count within each discipline.S. Refer to Figure 02. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The system for determining the sheet identification and its format is contained in the Drawing Set Organization Module.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. It indicates the discipline designator.15 .10. Optional data as part of the sheet identification block includes a number indicating the sheet count and total number of sheets within the set. and the sheet sequence number. sheet type designator. The sheet count can be for all sheets in the drawing set. Figure 02.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Sheet Identification Block The sheet identification block is the portion of the title block area that contains the sheet identifier.10 Sheet identification block.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Formats for Title Block Area Horizontal Text Format: Title block text is oriented parallel to the bottom of the sheet. or stored in flat files. The horizontal text format is most commonly used.16 .12). and the management block are always oriented horizontally.12 Vertical text format. SHEET LAYOUT Figure 02. and is the preferred format. stored in rolls. In either horizontal or vertical text formats. UDS–02. the sheet identification block. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Vertical Text Format: Title block text is oriented parallel to the right side of the sheet. the sheet title block.11) and vertical text format (Figure 02. This format allows titles to be easily read on hard copy drawings whether the drawings are in use. Two standard title block formats have been identified as a part of the sheet organization format⎯ horizontal text format (Figure 02.11 Horizontal text format. Figure 02.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.

This data is typically covered by the binding strip once the drawing set has been assembled. The time and date can be automatically inserted by most CAD software. Plotter Time and Date Block The plotter time and date block is the portion of the production data area where the time and date of the plot are located. this information may need to be inserted manually or within a preprinted production block.13 Production data area.17 . SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. Because some plotters will not plot in the binding margin.13. This information is typically located near the A1 drawing block. Refer to Figure 02.S. The production data area may include the following blocks of information. Data that may be assigned to this block includes: • • • • • • • • • File path Sheet file name Default settings Pen assignments Printer/plotter commands Overlay drafting control data Reference file(s) Layers plotted Production hours Figure 02. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Production Block The production block is that portion of the production data area that contains management information concerning the production of the sheet.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Production Data Area The production data area is an optional portion of the sheet that contains information on the production of the sheet.

and other project team members involved in preparing the drawings.. If the cover sheet contains specific project data such as a list of sheets. or microfilmed. it should be identified with a sheet identifier containing the discipline designator G for general. a building code summary. The cover sheet may also contain a photograph. photographically reduced. or logo of the owner or preparer. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and the sequence number 01 (G-001). general notes. The cover sheet may identify the project. owner.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Scanning Scale Block The scanning scale block contains a graphical scale that may be used if the sheet is to be scanned.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. SHEET LAYOUT UDS–02. etc. rendering of the project. Cover Sheet The cover sheet is unique to the sheet organization format. Refer to the Drawing Set Organization Module for further explanation of the sheet identification format.S. sheet type 0. a listing of abbreviations.18 . or a key plan.

S. Individual mock-up sheets are developed as a miniature of each proposed sheet. MOCK-UP SHEETS UDS–02.19 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Mock-up Sheets Mock-up sheets are often developed to assist in the layout and production of the drawing set. A scaling factor is used to determine the size of the drawing or drawings to be located on the completed sheet. Drawings. The drawing area module grid also assists in placing drawings on the mock-up sheet and determining the number of drawings that will fit on the sheet. schedules. prior to production. while maintaining a coordinated effort. and other data are located on the mock-up sheets within the drawing area modules. Scale factors for mock-up sheets are: • • • • • • • • • Full size scale: 3" 3" scale: 3/4" = = = = = = = = = 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" 1'-0" 1-1/2" scale: 3/8" 1" scale: 1/4" 3/4" scale: 3/16" 1/2" scale: 1/8" 1/4" scale: 1/16" 1/8" scale: 1/32" 1/16" scale: 1/64" Figure 02.14 is included for use as a template for preparing scaled mock-up sheets. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. notes. Mock-up sheets are normally 216 mm × 279 mm (8-1/2 inches × 11 inches) or 279 mm × 432 mm (11 inches × 17 inches).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Planning with mock-up sheets enables one or more persons to work on a drawing set at the same time.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.20 .14 11" × 17" Mock-up sheet of a full size ANSI D 34" × 44" sheet. MOCK-UP SHEETS UDS–02.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Figure 02.

but modified to accommodate the reduced sheet size.15 for an example of a supplemental drawing sheet.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.15 Supplemental drawing sheet.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SHEET ORGANIZATION Supplemental Drawing Sheets The supplemental drawing sheet format is similar to the standard sheet format. SUPPLEMENTAL DRAWING SHEETS UDS–02.21 .S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. This format should be used for project detail books and supplemental drawing sheets. The practical minimum margins for supplemental drawing sheets are: • • Top and bottom margin 15 mm (1/2 inch) Left and right margin: 15 mm (1/2 inch) Figure 02. Refer to Figure 02.

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.....................................................................2 Definition of a Schedule .....11 Content.........................................9 Column Identifier Options .....................17 Linking Schedules to Drawings .9 Simple vs.......................................2 Concepts............13 Proprietary Schedules ................................................................................... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.........................................15 Electronic Applications ...... Expanded Schedules..............5 Parts of a Schedule ...UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U............................................................................6 Building a Schedule.......................................................................13 Location–Specifications or Drawings?..........................................4 Format .........................................................................................................................................................................17 Attributes.......................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Table of Contents MODULE 3 – SCHEDULES Introduction...................................18 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–03................................................................................................................1 Purpose of Schedules........................................................................................................................................................i ...................................................................................13 Abbreviations ....................................................................S...

...................................19 Appendix B ............39 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–03.............UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.......................S.............ii .......1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Naming Library Files ...............................18 Appendix A ....................Schedule Content Checklist ........Schedule Formats .. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.......

S. A system for identifying each schedule type. Efficient quality control. INTRODUCTION UDS–03. Easier data management. organizing. Examples of ready-to-use schedules. These formats can be utilized in preparing schedules for construction projects. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 . Formats are provided for typical schedules used in building construction. The Schedules Module is limited to schedules used in construction documents. The Schedules Module provides: • • • • • • A consistent schedule format. and data retrieval purposes. A system for identifying schedules is provided for filing. The benefits of following the Schedules Module are: Effective communication for contract document preparers and users.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES 03 MODULE Introduction The objective of the Schedules Module is to provide a consistent format for written information in the form of schedules.

and information content that facilitates consistency and ease of use. This practice is optional with small or simple projects. In its simplest form. format.1 illustrates the four parts of a schedule. a column for the description of an item (Item Description).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Purpose of Schedules Schedules communicate information about a related group of items. window descriptions have been compiled into a window schedule. Schedules provide uniform location. Definition of a Schedule A schedule is a grouping of related items with corresponding distinguishing features. a schedule consists of four parts⎯a subject title (Heading). A schedule formats information into rows and columns in order to more easily present design information. and then incorporated into the drawings or specifications. Other schedules are part text and part symbol or diagram. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. a column identifying an item (Mark). In many drawing sets. Figure 03. or noted in less detail on the exterior elevations.2 . with a heading and a minimum of three columns of related information. a partition schedule can contain both a graphic wall diagram and descriptive information. and a column for indicating some notable characteristic (Distinguishing Feature). For example. For example. noted on the floor plans.S. Some schedules contain only text. information has been presented in a schedule format next to the item indicated on a drawing. These schedules can be developed as computer-generated databases or spreadsheets. INTRODUCTION UDS–03.

INTRODUCTION UDS–03. is illustrated in Figure 03. or index. A schedule is more than a list of paired items.S.2 as two columns of paired information. often used for keynotes or merely to identify an item without distinguishing it from other items. key. KEY. A list. such as a legend.2 A list is not considered a schedule.1 A basic schedule has a heading and three columns.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES HEADING MARK ITEM DESCRIPTION DISTINGUISHING FEATURE Figure 03. or INDEX MARK ITEM DESCRIPTION Figure 03.3 . LEGEND. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

g. e. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Concepts Consider the following concepts when preparing schedules: • • • • • • Consistent terms and abbreviations should be used throughout similar schedules. Computer software can create schedules from information in CAD drawings by extracting data assigned to the various graphic representations of the drawing. When schedules are used on drawing sheets. The column title should be as short as possible to adjust for column width variations.4 . Refer to the Sheet Organization Module for further discussion of the drawing area module. INTRODUCTION UDS–03.S. Schedules are expandable by adding rows and columns.. they should be sized to fit within the dimensions of the drawing area module.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. floor level or building phase. Schedules are space sensitive because information has to fit in available column space. Complex schedules allow horizontal separations by being subdivided into groups of related information.

The format of schedules on drawings is limited by the size of the sheet. Schedules may be a simple format containing limited information about a subject. Consider the following when determining the format of schedules: • • Client requirements Size – Drawing block.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Likewise. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. or they may be expanded to contain more detailed and specific information depending on the scope of the project.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Format Information should be organized in every schedule in a similar format. schedules included in the specifications are limited by the page size of the project manual.5 FORMAT . to fit within the grid of the drawing area – – Drawing area. if the whole sheet is used for the schedule Project Manual page size • Method of creation – – Generated by CAD or other computer software Manually produced • • • • Reproduction method Degree of reduction or enlargement Minimum size of text used to remain legible End use – – Office Job site UDS–03.

The mark may be alphanumeric.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Depending on the schedule’s complexity.3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Parts of a Schedule Heading The main subject or title of a schedule is described by the schedule heading. A note may also be a key letter or number that cross-references a general note located elsewhere. Mark Column Schedules have a Mark column as the first identifier column at the far left of the schedule. or defining characteristics that specifically describe special information related to the items contained in the schedule.S. an additional mark column located on the right side of the schedule can improve readability. In a large or wide schedule. different. The notes column usually contains a unique or special description about a specific item in the identifier row. A note may be written as a complete sentence or just descriptive words. Notes Column The notes column is a special type of distinguishing feature column used to locate special remarks about items in the schedule that do not necessarily warrant their own separate column identifier. The note can also cross-reference other drawings or specification items.)z FORMAT UDS–03. It is usually located at the far right side of the schedule. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. each schedule may contain multiple distinguishing feature columns.6 . Item Description Column The item description is the name or identification of each item provided with a separate mark in the schedule. (Refer to Figure 03. or can include a graphic symbol relating to the item’s use on the drawings. Distinguishing Feature Column(s) Distinguishing features are distinct.

The advantage of using a key letter or number in the notes column is the reduction in column width. FORMAT UDS–03.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES HEADING MARK ITEM DISTINGUISHING DESCRIPTION FEATURE NOTES 1. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.3 Schedule with notes column. With extensive written remarks. the notes column is often too small or the text becomes confusing when abbreviated or edited to fit within the available width of the column. All schedules included in Appendix B in this module include a notes column.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.7 . 3 Notes 1 2 3 4 5 Legend: Note A Note B Note C Note D Note E Figure 03.S. 2 3 5 2.

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4. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Expanded Schedules Schedules can be simple or expanded depending on the specific project requirements and information required. resulting in a complex schedule.S. A simple schedule can be expanded with the addition of more data.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Building a Schedule A simple schedule can be expanded by including additional distinguishing feature columns for distinctive information.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. The following discussion illustrates how distinguishing features can expand a simple schedule. Simple vs.9 . BUILDING A SCHEDULE UDS–03. In either case. An expanded schedule can become a simple schedule by reducing content. information in the schedule should be located in a logical manner and presented in the format illustrated in Figure 03.

material. Contains the subject or title of the schedule. Heading A Column Identifier B Contains subject titles that define specific information required for each line item listed in the schedule.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES A B C D E B C E C E B C E C E E E B B Figure 03.10 . This level of information can be further divided to allow for triple-tier column identifiers when necessary. Contains the mark or other identifier of the item (project.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Column Sub-identifier C The column sub-identifier lists additional titles for more detailed information to be provided under a subject in the column identifier. Contains specific information required by the column identifier and column sub-identifier related to each item referenced in the row identifier. or assembly). Row Identifier D Description Cell E BUILDING A SCHEDULE UDS–03. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.4 Schedule format. This mark is used as a reference to locate the item on the drawings or in the specifications.

S.5 Single-tier column identifier. as indicated in Figure 03.6. A column sub-identifier can be added as a second tier to expand the simple schedule to distinguish the four walls of a room that may receive different treatments. These additions are shown by expanding the column identifier with additional column sub-identifiers. Figure 03. A simple schedule can present distinguishing features using a single-tier column identifier. For example. Additional distinguishing features can be subdivisions within a class or subject of a distinguishing feature.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. BUILDING A SCHEDULE UDS–03. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. ROOM FINISH SCHEDULE NO 101 ROOM NAME Entry FLOOR BASE N A WALLS E A CEILING C NOTES S W A Figure 03.5 illustrates a simple room finish schedule with a single column identifier for the overall category of walls: ROOM FINISH SCHEDULE NO 101 ROOM NAME Entry FLOOR BASE WALL A CEILING NOTES Figure 03.6 Double-tier column identifier with column sub-identifiers.11 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Column Identifier Options The variations in schedules between simple and expanded is related to the amount or complexity of distinguishing features shown by adding distinct column identifiers.

finish key. For each of the previous examples.7. and color key.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL KEY A B C GYPSUM BOARD CERAMIC TILE CONCRETE MASONRY UNIT P1 P2 V FINISH KEY PAINT. ROOM FINISH SCHEDULE WALLS ROOM NO NAME FLR BASE N MATL FIN 101 ENTRY A P1 E CLR MATL FIN 1 A V S CLR MATL FIN 2 A P1 W CLR MATL FIN 1 C P2 CLR 3 CLG NOTES Figure 03. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.8 Material key. SEMI-GLOSS PAINT.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES The schedule can further expand the distinguishing features of a wall with more information by adding a third tier of column sub-identifiers for material.7 Triple-tier column identifier with column sub-identifiers. and color for each of the four walls. presenting new information with the addition of each column sub-identifier.12 .S. FLAT VINYL WALL COVERING 1 2 3 COLOR KEY OFF WHITE GRAY TAN Figure 03. BUILDING A SCHEDULE UDS–03. finish.8 illustrates the use of a key to relate additional notes and information to the schedule. Refer to Figure 03. The multiple tiers of information in the expanded schedules are somewhat like paragraph levels. Figure 03.

As shown in Figure 03.9. Coordination should occur between specifications and schedules to provide consistency when using proprietary specifications. Proprietary schedules. Appendix B contains examples of proprietary schedules that include column identifiers for manufacturer and model number. Generalized performance criteria can be left out of a proprietary schedule.CSI Manual of Practice for further discussion of proprietary specifications.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Content Proprietary Schedules A proprietary schedule provides a format for indicating criteria in a simplified manner by just specifying a manufacturer.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. CONTENT UDS–03.S. product type. Terms and Abbreviations.13 . Other choices and the determination of which performance criteria to indicate on the schedule are minimized or eliminated. Abbreviations Schedules often use abbreviations because of the limitation of space. and any specific accessories or options. the services connected to various items of equipment are abbreviated. Many of these abbreviations can be found in Module 5. like proprietary specifications. Only one product is identified. Refer to The Project Resource Manual . or model number. take less time and effort to prepare. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.9 Schedule abbreviations. In this example the abbreviations used for the column sub-identifiers include: CW HW DR EXH AMP V PH HP Cold Water Hot Water Drain Exhaust Ampere Volts Phase Horsepower CONTENT UDS–03. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE SERVICES MARK ITEM DESCRIPTION CW MECHANICAL HW DR EXH AMP ELECTRICAL V PH HP NOTES Figure 03.14 .

In the simplest form.S. Factors to consider when deciding where to locate schedules include: • • • • • Size of schedule. LOCATION—SPECIFICATIONS OR DRAWINGS? UDS–03. the schedules are usually printed on 216 mm by 279 mm (8-1/2” by 11”) size paper for copying. How the schedule is produced. Ease of use of schedules. and building entrances. Schedules cannot always be included in a single specification section because they may include information for multiple specification sections. filing.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Location–Specifications or Drawings? Certain schedules have traditionally been located in either the specifications or the drawings. For example. Ease of coordination of drawings and specifications. Computer-generated schedules are frequently printed during the course of the project for coordination and review purposes. door schedules include information pertaining to wood doors. MasterFormat. If the schedules are designed to fit letter-size paper.CSI Manual of Practice for additional information. Use of graphic information to augment the schedule. MasterFormatTM allocates locations for scheduled information. The choice of where to locate the schedule ultimately depends on specific project or client requirements. Refer to Appendix A. and The Project Resource Manual . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the schedule is included at the end of the specification section for the work involved. Appendix B. it is often convenient to incorporate the schedules in the specifications. For ease of handling. The information contained in the schedule should not be repeated somewhere else in a different format.15 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. metal doors. and distribution. Examples include insulation (Section 07 20 00) and sealant (Section 07 90 00) schedules.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3... LOCATION—SPECIFICATIONS OR DRAWINGS? UDS–03.g.16 . schedules can be enlarged to fit across the full width of the sheet. It is important to take the items mentioned above into consideration when deciding the appropriate location. Schedules containing information that changes frequently over time may be considered for inclusion in the specifications (e. windows. Schedules should be included on the drawings for describing permanent portions of the facility (e. or even a folded 279 mm by 432 mm (11” by 17”) format. doors.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Schedules may vary in size beyond practical use in the typical specifications format. Once this limit is reached. partitions).10 Fitting a schedule into a drawing module. Figure 03. If necessary.g. Schedules may be located in the specifications or on the drawings. Refer to Figure 03. schedules should be sized to fit within the drawing modules of the sheet. When located on drawings.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. color schedules). locating schedules on drawings allows for a more legible format. wall finishes.

CAD programs used in this way can create schedules. and database software.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. A file produced by one program and embedded into another for final production. multi-file structures: • • • • • A single file produced from a single program. such as door and window schedules. ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS UDS–03. Schedules are created on word processing software.17 . When creating computerized schedules. schedules can be created directly with the CAD program and plotted as a drawing. spreadsheet software. In addition. Linking Schedules to Drawings If schedules are created in a spreadsheet application. A schedule created from extracting elements which are tagged with attributes as part of a CAD file. A file produced by one program and imported into another for final production. A database library used to create the final schedule. that are updated automatically when the electronically prepared floor plans are revised.S. Drawing data or information can be extracted and electronically linked to a separate spreadsheet or schedule of information.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Electronic Applications Computer-generated schedules are a common feature with current software programs. CAD programs create a database of information as the electronic drawings are created. The type of data to be contained in the schedule. There are several possibilities from simple structures to more complex. data can be linked to drawings for ease of extraction and insertion into the schedule. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the structure of the computer files needed to create the final schedule and who needs access to these files should be considered. Structure of computer files means how the files are created and stored to produce the final product. created from the drawing database.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.18 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES can be customized to the needs of the project. or by hardware set. like drawings. it not only generates a graphical database. Attributes When a CAD drawing is generated. and extract information from the drawing database. pairs of fire-rated wood doors can be extracted. E X T MasterFormat User ID Extension Naming Library Files Schedules. Fire-rated doors can be extracted from the database and. Library File Naming NNNNNNNNUUU. by door type. doors or windows). E X T Uniformat User ID Extension A = Alphabetical character N = Numerical character U = User-defined character EXT = File name extension ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS UDS–03.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.. These characteristics. A numbering system based on MasterFormat is recommended for naming library schedule files. Computer programs provide the ability to sort. AN N NNUUU. search. The schedule can be tailored to respond to the client’s need for specific information choices or format requirements. allowing a quick check of the hardware provided for these doors. For example. and master library organization. a door schedule can be sorted by door number. or attributes. A numbering system based on UniFormatTM can be used for schedules made up of assemblies of materials that otherwise might have multiple MasterFormat numbers.g. file naming conventions for library files differ from project file naming conventions. As discussed in the Drawing Set Organization Module.S. more specifically. data retrieval. can be identified for later compilation into schedules. should be identified for filing. but also has the capability to store information about specific characteristics of the construction elements (e.

VA 22314 APPENDIX A—SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS–03. Suite 300. © Copyright 2004.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. as well as a MasterFormat and UniFormat number relating to the subject matter of the schedule. 99 Canal Center Plaza.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE SCHEDULES Appendix A – Schedule Content Checklist The following is a list of possible schedules that may be generated for a project. This list is not intended to be complete. Do not use both. Select one measurement system. Refer to the topic “Building a Schedule” in this module for an explanation of the schedule format. Construction Specifications Institute. Alexandria. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. It only suggests examples of potential content of schedules and their most logical location. The list indicates distinguishing features that can be placed in the Identifier Column and the Sub-identifier Column.19 . System International (SI) or metric measurement units are listed first with inch/pound units in parentheses.

SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03. B1010 APPENDIX A . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.Concrete Concrete Beam Reinforcing Schedule i Mark Width Depth Reinforcing * * * * * * * * * * * * * Top Left Bottom Top Right Stirrups Diagram A1030.1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Div 01 .General Requirements Survey Layout Data Point Number Station Offset Distance Testing and Inspection Schedule Submittals Schedule Z1020 Z1020 Test Pit Number Existing Elevation Depth * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Pit To Ground Water To Bedrock G1010 Z1020 Div 02 .Existing Conditions Boring or Test Pit Log Schedule Div 03 .20 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B. .S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.

21 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B. B1010 B1010 B1010 B2010 B2010 B1010 B1010 B1010 Div 04 .Wood. and Composites Nailing Schedule Wood Beam Schedule Plywood Shear Wall Schedule Plywood Web Joist Schedule Wood Truss Schedule B1010. Plastics. B1010 Concrete Column Schedule Floor Level Location Reinforcing B1010 Concrete Slab Schedule Concrete Shaft Schedule Concrete Beam Schedule Precast Concrete Panel Schedule A1030.Masonry Masonry Unit Schedule Div 05 .Metals Steel Column Schedule Steel Beam Schedule Steel Bar Joist Schedule Div 06 . B1020 APPENDIX A .SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03. B1020 B1010 B1010. .S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Concrete Slab Reinforcing Schedule i Mark Thickness Reinforcing * * * * * * * * * * * * * Bottom Bars Top Bars Temperature Bars A1030. B1020 B1010. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.Thermal and Moisture Protection Fireproofing Schedule Structural Component Hourly Rating Testing Agency Design Number Firestopping Schedule Location Penetration Item Maximum Size Test Agency Design Number T Rating F Rating Detail Location Joint Sealer Schedule Expansion Control Schedule Type Material Location * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Floor Wall Ceiling Exterior Wall Roof Fire Barrier B2010 B1010.SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03. . B2010 B1010. B1020 APPENDIX A .22 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.S.1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Div 07 . B1020 B1010.

23 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B. C1020 APPENDIX A .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.Openings Door And Frame Schedule i Door Mark Size * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Width Height Thick Material Elevation Type Glazing Louver * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Frame Material Type Glazing Detail * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Head Jamb Sill Fire Rating Label Hardware * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hardware Set Number Keyside Room Number Width Height B2030.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. .1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Div 08 .SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03.

C1020 APPENDIX A . C1020 Frame Schedule Mark Material Type Glazing Detail * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Head Jamb Sill B2030.24 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B.SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03.1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Door Schedule Mark Size of Opening * * * * * * * * * * Width Height Thickness Material Type Glazing Louver Rating * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Fire Rating Acoustic Rating Hardware * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hardware Set Number Keyside Room Number Finish B2030. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.S.

S.25 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B. C1010 Skylight Schedule Door Hardware Schedule Set Number Hinges Lockset * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Access Control Security Closer Exit Device Push / Pull Stop Holder Bolt Kick Plate Threshold B3020 B2030.SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. C1020 APPENDIX A . .1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Window Schedule i Mark Size * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Width Height Type Material Glazing Horizontal Muntin Vertical Mullion Detail * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Head Jamb Sill Fire Rating Notes B2020.

S. C1030 Div 09 .26 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B.1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Louver and Vent Schedule Weatherstripping Mark Type Size * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Width Height Material B2010.10 Specialties Exterior Signage Schedule i APPENDIX A . C3030 Mark Sign Type Sign Copy Location G2040 Div .SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03. C3030 Paint Schedule C3010.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.Finishes Room Finish Schedule i Room Number Room Name Floor Walls * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * North Wall South Wall East Wall West Wall Wainscot Ceiling * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Material Height Molding * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Casing Molding Crown Molding C3010. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. C3020. .

SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. .Conveying Equipment Elevator Equipment Schedule Lift Schedule Div 21 . Bath.Fire Suppression Fire Suppression Schedule APPENDIX A . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.27 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B.1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Interior Signage Schedule i Mark Sign Type Sign Copy Floor Building Tactile-Braille Symbol Graphics Location C1030 Toilet.Equipment Teller & Service Equipment Schedule Food Service Equipment Schedule Healthcare Equipment Schedule Div 12 . D4020 Div 11 . and Laundry Accessories Bath C1030 E1010 E1040 E1020 E2010 E2010 E2020 D1010 D1010 D4010.Furnishings Window Treatment Schedule Manufactured Casework Schedule Furnishing Schedule Div 14 .

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NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.29 i Indicates example schedule provided in Appendix B. and Air Conditioning Solar Equipment Schedule Heat Pump Schedule Mark Area Served Manufacturer Model Cooling Capacity Heating Capacity Volts/Phase Amps D3030 APPENDIX A .Heating.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTIONS SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.1 SCHEDULES HEADING COLUMN IDENTIFIER COLUMN SUBIDENTIFIER UNIFORMAT Plumbing Fixture Schedule (Expanded) i Description Manufacturer Model Supply Fitting Supply Pipe(s) Trim Accessories Drain Trap Connections * * * * * * * * * * * * * Cold Water Hot Water Waste Vent D2010 Plumbing Fixture Schedule (Simple) i Mark D2010 D3070 Div 23 .SCHEDULE CONTENT CHECKLIST UDS – 03. . Ventilating.

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Examples of schedule formats are presented on the following pages. The schedules included are those generally regarded as the most commonly used for building projects. They may be used either on drawings or in specifications depending on project requirements. Schedules are listed by the order of the MasterFormat Divisions. They indicate dividing lines for columns and rows. Dividing lines and border lines are optional, and may be deleted to meet the requirements of the user.
Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div Div 03 03 08 08 09 10 10 22 22 22 22 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 26 26 26 26 26 26 Concrete Beam Reinforcing Schedule Concrete Slab Reinforcing Schedule Door and Frame Schedule Window Schedule Room Finish Schedule Exterior Signage Schedule Interior Signage Schedule Plumbing Pump Schedule Water Heater Schedule Plumbing Fixture Schedule (Expanded) Plumbing Fixture Schedule (Simple) Variable / Constant Volume Air Terminal Unit Schedule HVAC (Exhaust) Fan Schedule Fan Schedule Diffuser, Register, and Grille Schedule (Expanded) Diffuser, Register, and Grille Schedule (Simple) HVAC Air Cleaning Device Schedule (Air Filter Schedule) Water Cooled Reciprocating Chiller Schedule Distribution Panelboard Schedule Electrical Panel Schedule (Expanded) Electrical Panel Schedule (Simple) Electrical Circuit Schedule Lighting Fixture Schedule (Expanded) Lighting Fixture Schedule (Simple)
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MARK THICKNESS BOTTOM BARS REINFORCING TOP BARS TEMP BARS NOTES

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DOOR AND FRAME SCHEDULE
DOOR SIZE MARK W HT THK MATL EL GLZ W HT LOUVER MATL EL GLZ HEAD JAMB SILL FRAME DETAIL FIRE RATING LABEL HARDWARE SET NO KEYSIDE RM NO NOTES

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WINDOW SCHEDULE
SIZE MARK WIDTH HEIGHT TYPE MATL GLZ FIRE RATING DETAIL HEAD JAMB SILL HORIZ MULL VERT MULL NOTES

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ROOM FINISH SCHEDULE
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............1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Table of Contents MODULE 4 – DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Introduction.............................................19 Hierarchy of Dimensions .............................................................i ...............................19 Graphic Conventions and Indications ..............................................................................................................................................................13 Lines ..........................11 Commonly Used Scales ............20 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–04.................................UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.......................11 Standards for Use ........................................................8 Drafting Precision..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Scale......................5 Coordinate System Overview .............................................................................................................................................................. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3..................................................................................................................S.....7 Drawing Layout...............................................................13 Common Line Types ...........................................1 Drawing Standards .....................................11 Use of Multiple Scales....................................13 CAD and Drawing Scale...........................................2 Drawing Orientation and North Arrow...................................................14 Dimensions .......2 Grid System Overview ..

.......................33 Cross-Referencing .......44 Interior Plans ...................................................................S..........32 Graphic Conventions for Text and Notes ..............................................................................................................................................................................28 Scale in Material Indications........................................34 Drawing Identification ...............General ..................................................29 Hatching ....................................................................................................................UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.............................. and Diagrams ...................................................................................................36 Sheet Types...................................34 Symbols ...............50 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–04.............................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Plan Dimensions .....24 Rules for Conversion and Rounding ................................37 Sheet Type 1 .........................................................................................................................ii ................................................................38 Landscape Plans...............................36 Symbol Categories .......................31 Identifying Spaces and Objects .............................................. Schedules......30 Tables..Plans...................................22 Vertical Dimensions ..........48 Fire Protection and Plumbing Plans ..40 Structural Plans............................................ NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.........................37 Sheet Type 0 ................................................37 Civil Plans ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................27 Material Indications ..................................41 Architectural Plans.................................................................................................................................29 Notations ....................................................

............................................................................69 Elevator Shaft Sections...............................82 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–04.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................61 Sheet Type 3 ..........................................................................................56 Exterior Elevations .......................................................................................................................S.......................................................56 Interior Elevations ..................................73 Detail Groups ..............................64 Wall Sections ...........................................................................74 Diagrams................................74 Door and Frame Types............74 Schedules ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................78 Partitions ..............................iii ..81 Sheet Types 7 & 8 ...User Defined .....72 Sheet Type 5 .Elevations...........................74 Window Types.............UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.67 Stair Sections ......67 Enlarged Floor Plans............................... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3..........................................................73 Sheet Type 6 ...............................Schedules and Diagrams.........................................................Details ....................50 Electrical Plans .........................64 Building Sections............53 Sheet Type 2 ...........................................................................................81 Sheet Type 9 ..........................................................................................................................3D Representations.Large-Scale Views .................67 Toilet Rooms........................Sections ....................................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Mechanical Plans.................................65 Sheet Type 4 .

...............................UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.....................................................................83 Photographs.......................................................................................................................................................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Axonometric Drawings .82 Oblique Drawings ..... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3........................89 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–04..iv ...................................................................85 Mock-Up Set Procedures ..........83 Mock-Up Drawing Set...................................................................83 Perspectives ...........................S......................................85 Mock-Up Worksheet......................................................

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS 04 Introduction The Drafting Conventions Module provides a standard format for both graphic and textual information within drawings. INTRODUCTION UDS–04. and consistent standard for facilitating cross-referencing. and clear communication for drawing creators and those that use drawings. concise.S.1 . comprehensive. retrieval of information. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. This module provides the following: MODULE • • • • • • Standards for information consistent with both manual and computer-aided drafting (CAD) Guidelines for consistent placement of drawings on the sheet Guidelines for consistent orientation of dimensions related to drawings Line values A consistent method of using scale A system for creating a mock-up set at the commencement of the project The Drafting Conventions Module sets a clear.

2 . Drawing Orientation and North Arrow The orientation of a building’s main floor plan sets up the orientation of all floors above and below. the entire floor plan should be shown on one sheet. the floor plan should be subdivided into convenient segments with match lines provided to reference where the floor plan is continued. type of lines used to represent different articles in the drawings. Plans may be oriented on a sheet in a variety of ways to display the requirements of the project and the intent of the designer. Ideally. it triggers changes in the others. The order of information to be shown on a sheet layout is detailed in the Sheet Organization Module. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. elevations. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. When a change occurs in one drawing. sections. See Match Lines on page UDS-04.17. and details are developed in an interactive process. If it cannot fit on one sheet.S. and the proper way to represent different materials graphically and the use of notations. Drawing standards provide uniform guidelines for producing a set of construction drawings of consistent quality that eliminates duplication of information. These standards address the placement of the drawing grid and north arrow.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Drawing Standards Floor plans are the basis of drawing documentation. From these plans. recommended scales.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

The plan north arrow should be shown on all plans and should remain consistent throughout the set of drawings.1.3 . The most common orientation of floor plans is one where the plan north arrow points to the top of the drawing block.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Civil plans may orient the drawing in a manner that will allow the site plan to fit within the sheet boundary when drawn at the most appropriate scale. The Symbols Module contains an example of a north arrow symbol. Plan north enables the designer to assign simple names to interior and exterior elevations. The true north arrow is adjusted so that the building grid and plan north arrow are parallel to the sheet orientation. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. This approach follows the customary orientation for maps.1 Sheet layout orientation. It is preferable to orient the site plan in the same manner as the floor plans whenever possible. Figure 04. Refer to Figure 04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

4 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. In large or multistory projects. It is also useful if the project will be constructed in phases.2 Diagrammatic illustration of north arrow. and plan north. Refer to Figure 04.2. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. Figure 04.S. magnetic north. Magnetic north is rarely indicated and should be combined with true north unless the project is near the North Pole. and magnetic north is a compass point deviating slightly from true north and plan north. Consistency of the display of information throughout the set is important.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. This sheet is useful if the floor plan is divided into segments to fit in a standard size sheet. True north points to the North Pole.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Three types of north arrows exist: true north. Plan north provides a reference point parallel to the plan grid. The location of the north arrow and plan north arrow should be placed in the lower right-hand corner of the drawing block. a column plan detail should be shown in the same orientation as it is shown on the floor plan. For example. a sheet containing small scale plans for all levels drawn at 1:200 or 1:500 (1/16" or 1/32" = 1'-0") scale or smaller may be included in the set to provide an overview of the project and serve as a quick reference.

regardless of the structural system.5 . It is used primarily for reference in schedules of structural data. An enlarged section detail should also have the same orientation as the wall section or building section from which it is derived. Vertical grid lines should have designators at the top of the grid numbered from left to right. Horizontal grid lines should have DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. Figure 04. A grid system is also used if the design of a building is based on a module system.S. Grid lines are used as a basis for dimensioning. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. load-bearing walls.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Proper planning and layout of a drawing on the selected sheet size requires the accommodation of alphanumeric grid designations within column indicators.3. and other structural elements on the drawings.3 Plan detail having the same orientation as the floor plan. shear walls.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Refer to Figure 04. Grid System Overview A grid system is used to indicate structural columns.

In a similar manner.5. In some cases column indicators may be shown at both ends of the grid line to facilitate reference. a fractional designation is used. Grid line and indicator formats should conform to the graphic guidelines under Reference Symbols in the Symbols Module.4 Illustration of column grid line. architectural drawings omit the indicator at the level where the column ceases to exist. if a building steps back as it rises in height. Structural drawings will show them because columns below are supporting the floor.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS designators at the right side of the grid alphabetized from bottom to top. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.4.6 .S. do not use letters O or I. For example.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Figure 04. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. especially if a modular grid system is used. Where additional intermediate structural support elements occur between grid lines. To eliminate confusion with the numerals 0 (zero) and 1 (one). Refer to Figure 04.5. unused columns and their associated grid marks are not shown on the architectural plans. a column occurring at mid-point between grid lines 2 and 3 would be designated 2. For example. a column occurring between grid lines B and C would be represented as B. While the structural drawings must maintain the grid line number as long as the column is located under the floor.

e. which may confuse some users. A note should be added to the site plan stating that the actual ground floor elevation of XXX is represented by 100 m or 100' in the drawings. To simplify measurements used by the various trades.g. The benchmark should be referenced to National Geodetic Vertical Datums to coordinate grading. –20 m (–65'-7-3/8"). the ground floor elevation will actually be 211.5. drainage. if the ground floor elevation is 3. For example. adjacent street centerlines. Figure 04. fixed points in the building outline (usually two corners and angle of relevance) are dimensioned to the property lines. natural or man-made landmarks..5 Horizontal dimensioning. and utility elevations.94 m (695'-4"). and the closest longitude and latitude may be used to relate the building to the site. inch/pound units. Alternatively. For vertical dimensioning.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Coordinate System Overview A coordinate system can be used with baseline dimensioning to locate various components of a building about a fixed point horizontally as well as vertically.S.05 m (10'-0") above a datum set at 208.S. Refer to Figure 04. the ground-floor elevation is set on the site plan at its true relationship to the benchmark used as a survey datum. To locate the building horizontally.5.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.89 m (685'-4"). easements. Not all the dimensions shown are necessary to locate the building on the site. for instance) having a minus sign. other fixed points such as the survey benchmark.7 . Setting the datum at 100 m or 100' instead of ±0 eliminates the possibility of points below the ground floor (a basement. Dimensions A and B would be sufficient in locating the building in Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. the ground-floor elevation on the drawings may be set at a hypothetical value such as 100 m in SI units or 100' in U.

Drawing Title Format Figure 04. inch/pound system of units and measures. Locate the most frequently used referenced drawing block at the lowest drawing module adjacent DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. dimensions are determined by the angles radiating from the center of the circle.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. whether it is a small detail or a large one such as a wall section.6 Radial dimensioning.8 .S. Assigning separate areas for the drawing. The drawings will have an order that is easy to comprehend and follow an orderly logic that can be applied to all the drawings in the set. Refer to Figure 04.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS For plans containing arcs. Drawing Areas The drawing block is subdivided into separate areas to prevent overlapping of different types of information. The dimensions shown on the illustrations may be the International System of Units (SI) or the U. key plans. should include identifying elements such as the drawing block title. Sheet Layout The drawing area is that portion of the sheet containing drawings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The sheet is divided into modules. Refer to the Sheet Organization Module for information about sheet subdivision and title block organization. and the leaders connecting them to the drawings can be distributed in a haphazard way. the identifying number. and notations will prevent confusion. the reference column grid line. Dimensions on the illustrations are indicated as an XXX. Drawing Layout Using a uniform order to organize the drawings is important. This section provides the framework for organizing drawing components to make them easy to execute and prevent conflicts among the different types of information included in each. Each drawing block. For example.S.6. CAD can cause some of the information to be superimposed if a different layer is used for each category. dimensions. and other graphic and text data necessary to illustrate the work. Within each module is a drawing block containing graphic and textual information. In the absence of this subdivision. dimensions. schedules. notations. and a scale. column grid lines. notations.

Eliminate useless data that can be reproduced endlessly.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Do not allow them to overlap or fall short.or pencil-generated drawings are only as accurate as the thickness of the instrument’s point and the person using these tools. CAD-generated drawings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Various people throughout the design. in contrast. can be absolutely accurate. the result would be a tremendous amount of useless data. Show only the amount of detail necessary for legibility when plotted at its intended scale. Ensure that lines join precisely at their ends. Should these studs be drawn at 400 mm (16") on center in a floor plan. If an area of a drawing is to be enlarged when referenced/linked to another drawing.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS to the title or notation block. For example. contractors. limit additional detail shown to the specific area that will be enlarged. construction. and post-construction phases use these drawings. Add additional drawings in order of priority. They do not have to be realistic to be understood. owners. In-house staff. Drawings should be large enough to be of appropriate size when plotted. Eliminate over-detailing drawings unless a drawing is specifically being done for a presentation. Lines that do not meet precisely will end up causing errors when other items that rely on the precision of the intersections are created or inserted. Drafting Precision Pen. Starting the drawings from the right to the left makes it easier to use partially filled sheets. This eliminates the need to open a heavy set of drawings all the way to the binding to refer to a few details drawn on the left-hand side of the sheets. Use the minimum number of lines possible to represent an object.9 . This level of drafting detail is unnecessary and must be avoided.S. from bottom to top and from right to left. These drawings may become illegible when plotted. consultants. The following points should be considered when creating any drawing: • • • • • Drawings are abstract representations. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. and tenants need to rely on the accuracy of the drawings. a steel stud thickness may be represented by a double line.

8 mm (4-7/8").UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.g. offsetting. Insert a column at the intersection of two structural grid lines. a nominal 127 mm (5") is also acceptable. In either case.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Use precise dimensions in Schematic Design Drawings when they are to be converted into Design Development and Construction Documents Drawings. Using the coordinates displayed on the monitor to locate anything will only create inaccuracies. For instance. The following are examples: • • • • Move a line from its current location to a point exactly 3. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.. nominal dimensions may be used. a note informing the reader of the dimensioning method used should be included in the project notes. or inserting items. Offset a wall line exactly 123. copying.S. to indicate the thickness of a wall composed of 92 mm (3-5/8") steel studs with 16 mm (5/8") gypsum board on each side. Type in the actual dimensions or coordinates of a specific point in space or use identifiable points such as the intersection of two lines when drawing. moving.15 m (10'-4") to the right. If Schematic Design Drawings are not intended for use in subsequent phases. Establish a 200 mm x 200 mm (8" x 8") grid that the cursor will automatically snap to when initially laying out a masonry building. modular dimensions are used for items such as masonry units where the thickness of the joint is included with the length of the masonry unit. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. e.10 .

For example. Choosing a lesser scale would make it difficult for readers to understand the intent and may lead to misinterpretation. Scale can be expressed numerically and graphically. or engineering as is appropriate to the project.11 . The scale chosen should be large enough to allow the drawing to display its graphic.” Commonly Used Scales All drawings or views should indicate the numeric scale at which that view is presented. Clarity should always be considered in selecting a drawing scale. All drawings that may be reduced or enlarged should include numeric and graphic scales. The organizer of the drawings should use a graphic expression of scale for clarity. without congestion or ambiguity. Numeric scale can be expressed in metric.12 shows scales commonly used on construction drawings. Reduced drawing sets can render the numeric scale inaccurate.9 Numeric scale with the word “scale” indication and without graphic scale. drawings are created at full scale and plotted at the selected scale. Figure 04.7 Graphic scale without numeric scale indication. Figure 04. Figure 04. Standards for Use The selection of the proper scale determines the readability of the drawing.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Scale Scale is the ratio of measuring units expressing a proportional relationship between a drawing and the full-size item it represents. dimensional.8 and 04.9. a window sill detail should be drawn at 1:5 (or 3" = 1'-0") scale to clearly indicate all its wall components.8 Graphic scale and numeric scale without the word “scale. In CAD. Refer to Figures 04. dimensions.7. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. Refer to Figure 04. See the Symbols Module for graphic scales. and textual content clearly. The use of the word “scale” is recommended but not required. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. architectural. The table on page UDS-04. and notations.S. All drawings or views should indicate the numeric scale at which that view is presented.

Foundation. Others Door and Window Details. Others Door and Window Details. Cabinet Details. Intersections of walls and roof to walls. Intersections of walls and roof to walls. Footing. Intersections of roof to walls. Footing.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS COMMON SCALES Metric ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ 1 : 5000 1 : 2500 1 : 1250 1 : 1000 1 : 500 ⎯ 1 : 200 1 : 100 1 : 50 1 : 30 1 : 20 1 : 10 1 : 5 1 : 2 1 : 1 Architectural ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ 1/32" = 1'-0" 1/16" = 1'-0" 1/8" = 1'-0" 1/4" = 1'-0" 3/8" = 1'-0" 1/2" = 1'-0" 3/4" = 1'-0" 1" = 1'-0" 1-1/2" = 1'-0” 3" = 1'-0" Half Full Size Full Size Engineering Typical Uses 1" = 5000' 1" = 2500' 1" = 1250' 1" = 1000' 1" = 500' 1" = 200' 1" = 100' 1" = 50' 1" = 40' 1" = 30' 1" = 20' 1" = 10' 1" = 5' ⎯ 1" = 2' 1" = 1' ⎯ ⎯ ⎯ Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Site Plans Floor Plans. Foundation. Wall Sections. Building Sections Floor Plans. Sections Interior Elevations Enlarged Floor Plans. Cabinet Details. Others Door and Window Details.S. Others Wall Sections. Others DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Connections.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Exterior Elevations.12 . Cabinet Details. Connections. Exterior Elevations. Intersections of roof to walls. Building Sections Floor Plans. Elevations.

many drawings may require different scaled views on the same sheet to adequately communicate drawing information.. for example. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The organizer of CAD drawings should exercise care when planning whether or not to use multiple scales on a single drawing sheet. Interrupted lines (i. and buildings on a relatively small sheet. and hidden items.S. Symbol lines representing the fire rating of a partition. Screened or half-tone lines de-emphasize drawing elements. CAD and Drawing Scale Manual drafting uses scale to represent large objects. Graphic elements within the drawings such as notes.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Use of Multiple Scales It is preferred to keep the same scale for drawings on a single sheet. fall under this category. dash or dash-dot combinations) convey a message. See the Symbols Module for standard size of these graphic elements for the final plot. In all cases. Architectural backgrounds used by another discipline as a background reference for their drawing are an example.13 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Wider lines draw attention to that part of the drawing and place emphasis on certain elements. Lines Line width affects drawing clarity and legibility. leaders. and reference bubbles must be sized according to the scale of the final plot. CAD permits the user to work directly with a full-size model of the building to be constructed. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. assemblies. However. The following table shows line widths for different applications for both manual and CAD-produced drawings. the scale must be shown for each drawing or view. dimensions. Screened lines in an elevation may represent a distant wing or an existing building.e. match lines.

Cut lines. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. schedule grid lines. sheet borders.00 1. Text: 2. Border sheet outlines and cover sheet line work. title block borders. hidden objects. lettering. dashed lines. section cutting plane lines. Wide 0. XX Wide XXX Wide XXXX Wide 1. schedule outlines. surface marks. grid lines. door and window elevations.50 Text: 6 mm (7/32") to 10 mm (3/8") Titles. Common Line Types In addition to object lines.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Border sheet outlines and cover sheet line work. drawing block borders. edges of interior and exterior elevations. break lines.4 mm (3/32") to 10 mm (3/8") Dimension lines. property lines. setback lines.18 0. schedule grid accent lines. center lines. large titles. terminator marks.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS WIDTH OF LINE IN mm USE OF LINE Fine Thin 0.14 .70 Text: 13 mm (1/2") to 25 mm (1") Match lines. property lines.00 Major title underlining and separating portions of designs. patterns. Extra Wide 0. leaders.25 Material indications.40 2.35 Text: 4 mm (5/32") to 10 mm (3/8") Object lines. text. extension lines. profiling.S. hatch lines. Medium 0. dotted lines. footprints. the following lines apply to all disciplines and drawing organization: DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.

10 Leaders and pointers. • Figure 04. Refer to Figure 04.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • Leaders are lines that connect notes.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. they should be angled so that they may not be confused with lines in the drawing. DRAWING STANDARDS Figure 04. Break Lines are used to indicate the cut between two parts or levels. dimensions.11 Break lines. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Leaders should be drawn in a consistent fashion. either straight or curved throughout the set of drawings.15 . UDS–04. Leaders terminate with an arrowhead in proximity to the item being described by the notation.11. Examples include a drawing foreshortened to fit into a detail block or an inclined plane such as a stair or parking ramp connected between two floors. or symbols to a point or item in a drawing.10. Never foreshorten parts of the drawing that require detailing. Refer to Figure 04.S. They should not be allowed to cross dimension lines or each other. To improve readability. Leaders should start at the upper right side or upper left side of the notation.

A thin line interrupted at intervals by a dot represents centerlines. Dimension Lines are represented by a thin line connecting between extension lines defining the beginning and end of the object being dimensioned. Refer to Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. wall. A terminator mark identifies the intersection between an extension line and a dimension line. or opening.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. • Limit of Construction Lines define the area of work beyond which the contractor is not allowed to execute any work. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. Figure 04.16 .12 Dimension lines. beam.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • Centerlines are used to indicate the center of a column.12. Terminator marks should be angled consistently in the same direction.S.

DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. Match lines should be shown at the same location on both sheets containing adjacent segments of the plan at the same location. Do not locate match lines on column lines. or expansion joints. Refer to Figure 04. grid lines. A portion of plan overlap should be shown beyond the match line to establish the relationship between adjacent plan segments. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.13 Illustration of portion of match line with key plan.17 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • Match Lines delineate division between two or more areas of a continuous structure that must be shown on separate sheets because of sheet size limitations. Match lines should extend beyond the area to be matched. They may jog to avoid important elements of the Figure 04. Locate them instead at the centerline of a wall or corridor.13.S. This overlapped portion may be lightly shaded to avoid duplication during cost estimating.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

37. Thin dashed lines represent hidden lines.14. and items above or below a floor plan.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS plan. Refer to Sheet Type 1 – Plans on page UDS-04.18 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. • • Hidden Lines represent items obscured from view by another material. relieving angles in elevations. They indicate the boundary of the site. Examples include steel lintels. Property Lines are represented by a line interrupted by double dots. The line width for match lines is shown in the table on page UDS04. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.S. All match lines should be shown on the Key plan.

Dimensions must be accurate and adequate. slanted line (slash).1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Dimensions Dimensioning is defined as the act of incorporating numerical values into a drawing as a means of sizing various components and locating parts of a building. Dimensions outside the view should be located at the top and/or the right side of the plans whenever possible. Offset dimension lines 10 mm (3/8").UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Slashes should always be parallel. Graphic Conventions and Indications • Location: Generally. the dimensions should be arranged in continuous strings for clarity and consistency. the horizontal reference is the floor elevation.15. Each wall or part of a detail must be tied to a fixed point such as a column centerline or an existing or bearing wall. When dimensions must be shown on the interior of a floor plan or other view. Where possible. For wall sections and their details. Refer to Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.19 . These terminators are in the form of a short. Numeral Size and Location: Numeral size should match the size of the text in the drawing. This minimizes clutter and overlap with other graphics. dimensions should be located outside the floor plan or other view being dimensioned. Types of Terminators: Terminators define the junction between a dimension line and the extension lines leading to the start and finish of the dimension. the numeral should be placed at the midpoint and on top of the dimension line. This applies to plans and the enlargements associated with them. Refer to Figure 04. • • DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.S. Inadequate dimensions require clarifications during construction and possible loss of time. The purpose of dimensioning is to locate each element of the construction.14. Care must be taken to show a single dimension only once in its proper location. Avoid the tendency to over-dimension.

To prevent confusion.14. This is followed with more specific information such as window and partition location. Figure 04. exterior dimensions.S. Dimension the overall distances followed by the structural grid or floor-to-floor height.15 Dimensioned floor plan. or heights of various building components.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Hierarchy of Dimensions Arrange dimensions from general to specific. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. interior dimensions. Extension lines leading from the building to the dimension lines may cross the structural grid as shown in Figure 04.14 Dimensioned floor plan. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. interrupt one of the lines as shown in Figure 04.16.20 . Figure 04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.21 .16 Hierarchy of dimensions. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

18 Structural systems dimensioning. Refer to Figure 04. perimeter columns may be dimensioned to the face of the column rather than the centerline if the column depth is reduced in upper floors while the building facade remains constant. Figure 04.17 Structural systems dimensioning.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Steel frame and reinforced concrete buildings are normally dimensioned from column centerline to column centerline. This should include an additional dimension to the face of the finished building. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.17. Refer to Figure 04. For concrete framed multistory buildings. Figure 04.18.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Plan Dimensions Dimensioning the Plan: What to dimension from and to depends on the structural system and the sequence and stage of construction of a given building type.22 .

Figure 04. concrete or masonry wall dimensioning.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. It provides more flexibility when exact sizes of components may change during the course of production drawings or construction. such as hospitals. critical dimensions are designated as “clear. the actual dimension is the clearance between finished surfaces. Refer to Figure 04. For that reason. A single dimension in the string may contain a “±” to allow for small variations at the site and to prioritize all other dimensions in the string. For restoration.20. ending again on the exterior face. The actual dimension may never be less than the clear dimension.21. This minimizes the need for cutting units in the field. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.S. dimensions should be the multiple of a masonry module. For masonry construction. Refer to Figure 04.” This means that after construction.21 Face of finish wall dimensioning.19. Face of Stud. but may be greater. it should not be continuous but rather tie the location of new construction. Where a dimension cannot be determined in the field.21. such as a hidden object that will be uncovered after demolition.20 Centerline of wall dimensioning. such as walls and door openings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and renovation plans. the interior string of dimensions should be used to determine the location of new construction only. It can be used in some situations as reviewed above.23 . partitions. Concrete or Masonry Unit: Dimensions should start on the exterior face of the left end or bottom of the plan and proceed continuously to the other side of the plan. Face of Finish: This is most appropriate for remodeling and interior work where the face of finish is already known or is highly critical.19 Face of stud. Centerline: This is the most consistent system for some projects when all dimensions (except to exterior face) for walls. • • Figure 04. This method requires the installer or contractor to know exactly what the final finish of the walls will be when laying out the wall or partition. In some building types. Refer to Figure 04. to the nearest fixed reference (existing wall or column centerline). remodeling. Refer to Figure 04. three different methods of dimensioning are in common use: • Figure 04. but should be used only when required by the project. add VIF (Verify In Field) below the dimension. and window and door openings are shown to the centerline of that object.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS When dimensioning structural and non-structural walls and partitions.

22. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.24 . a start point for vertical dimensioning must be located.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. In some areas. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. Before the layout of building plans can proceed on site.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Vertical Dimensions Vertical dimensions follow a hierarchy similar to the one described under plans progressing from detailed dimensions close to the wall to overall dimensions farthest from it. Figure 04. coast and geodetic datum relative to mean sea level are available and should be shown on the plans and sections.S.22 Layout of building plan. Eliminate excessive repetition of dimensions from small scale to large scale. Refer to Figure 04. In other areas it is convenient to reference benchmarks or street curb datum as available.

DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.23 Vertical section or elevation dimensioning. For convenience this start point can be set to a hypothetical project elevation such as 100 m in SI units or 100' in inch/pound units. The elevation mark is tied to a fixed datum from the site survey.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. • Dimensioning Building Sections and Elevations: Sections and elevations should be consistently dimensioned within the reference grid and dimension area of the drawing. Figure 04.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS On projects including an existing floor level that will be matched or altered. Refer to Figure 04. In all the above instances. Provide an extension line at each subfloor.25 .22.23.S. Refer to Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. a reference to the elevation of the intended floor should be included on the plan. Add a note stating that the elevation of 100 units equals XXX units (fill in the actual elevation and units from the site survey). Provide a continuous dimension string connecting each extension line. the start point for vertical dimensions is established by criteria appropriate to the project. All other vertical dimensions are to be shown on the wall sections and section details. Provide the elevation mark at the critical floor only and dimension all other floors and height from the fixed datum.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.26 . DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.24 Typical drawing block format.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • Dimensioning Wall Sections and Section Details: Dimension strings for these drawings are usually placed outside the wall within the zone shown in Figure 04.24. Figure 04.

Avoid dimensioning the overall height of the building already shown on the building section. Rules for Conversion and Rounding The rules for conversion and rounding are based on using either exact or approximate values. relieving angles. write the total width on one string and create another string stating EQ (equal) on both sides rather than label each side as 790 mm (2'-7-1/32"). The second string indicates the floor-to-floor heights. • • Guidelines Dimension fractions should not be less than 1. and masonry ledges locations as well as other wall features. Check for superimposed information caused by layering. If the drawing is not to scale.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • For wall sections. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. two main strings of dimensions exist.S.5 mm (1/16") because accuracy in the field is usually not required to be more precise than that.66 for an example of the hierarchy of dimensions associated with these drawings.37 on page UDS-04. Avoid dimensioning the ceiling height already included in the Room Finish Schedule. The one placed closest to the building defines the rough openings and the top of the slab or subfloor. Variances in ceiling height within a room may be indicated on the Reflected Ceiling Plan and also noted in the remarks column on the Room Finish Schedule. note NTS in the drawing title. Tie them instead to the top of the wall. Where the length of dimension lines is too short to accommodate the dimension number. show the number to the side.27 . Where perimeter roof beams are sloped to accommodate drainage.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. In cases where an opening width is divided into two equal parts and the original width is 1. Correspondence between the accuracy of data and the resulting number of significant digits DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. For section details provide all the detailed dimensioning not indicated in the drawings described above. do not tie the dimensions to the top of steel. This group of drawings should have the same orientation as the wall sections.58 m (5'-2-1/16"). Dimensions for this group of drawings must include masonry coursing or panel joint locations. Refer to Figure 04.

Detailed information about the indicated graphic material should be placed in the specifications.18.6 mm normal rounding 47. Example: 1-7/8" = 1-7/8" = 1-7/8" = 1-7/8" = 47. Refer to ASTM E 380 . Symbols should provide identification of material.4 mm generally produces values containing more decimal places than are required for accuracy. Converted dimension values used in the Drafting Conventions Module have been rounded to the minimum number of digits to maintain desired accuracy.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS should be carefully considered with regard to the implied conversion of quantities. A scale having a division of 1/16-inch for making the original measurements is obviously suitable for measuring in SI units with a metric scale having divisions of 1 mm. or a specific pattern such as the coursing and placement of bricks. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. Material Indications Some material indications are used in drawings to help the viewer understand the use and extent of materials.Standard Practice for the Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modernized Metric System for more information. Refer to the Symbols Module for more information. For clarity. It is usually necessary to round these values to maintain accuracy compatible with those of the original values.(plus/minus) symbol after it. Material indications may define general use if the material covers the entire surface. See Bibliography on page UDS-INTRO. It is necessary to determine the intended precision of a measurement before converting. Accuracy should never be sacrificed or exaggerated.5 mm +/48 mm +/- The exact conversion 1" = 25.625 mm exactly 47. An “approximate” number will be followed with a +/. The converted dimension should be rounded to a minimum number of significant digits such that a unit of the last place is equal to or less than the converted precision.28 . notes calling out the material DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

elevations. Hatching is very useful in making drawings readable.25 Elevation material indication.26 Section material indication. and sections: • Plans: While floor plans drawn at 1:100 (1/8" = 1'-0") or 1:50 (1/4" = 1'-0") may not require any material indications for exterior walls.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.29 . Surface materials for flooring. or figures used to indicate specific types of materials or designate specific areas. Unless a specific pattern is being illustrated. Elevations and Sections: Interior and exterior elevation drawings commonly use material indications to identify the surface materials intended. Figure 04. landscape material. dots. Refer to Figure 04. Refer to Figure 04. Hatching refers to the patterns of repetitive lines. and other items may not be indicated if the whole area is constructed of the same material and does not include any patterns.26. Section drawings use material indication symbols to define the location of specific materials. For example. an enlarged plan providing detailed information identifying materials and dimensions should be drawn. Use it only to indicate specific materials such as a brick wall or specific areas where work is to be done. The room finishes schedule and the specifications will provide that information. Where certain areas such as main access halls or other major spaces are paved with stone. countertops. Hatching Figure 04. The following is a description of material indications for plans. or other materials arranged in geometric patterns. terrazzo. • Scale in Material Indications Small-scale plans and sections should use simplified versions of the material indication symbol to keep from cluttering the drawing.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS may be used in addition to the graphic symbol. it is not necessary to fill the drawing area with the material indication. Material patterns and accents indications should be used sparingly on drawings to identify but not to overly describe. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Large-scale details should use material indication symbols that have enough detail to describe clearly the material and its size. Show the material around the perimeter of the area or at either end to increase the readability of the drawing.25.S. plan details drawn at a larger scale should include a hatch or fill showing the exterior cladding material(s). drawings shown at 1:100 (1/8" = 1'-0") or smaller rarely require any hatching to DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. tile.

The purpose of notations associated with construction drawings is to perform the following functions: Notes: Roofing – Use membrane roofing. unless laws require the division of work according to a filed sub-bid. Use consistent terminology between drawings and specifications. not PVC roofing or EPDM single-ply roofing. Use generic terms for products. and components.30 DRAWING STANDARDS . Refer to MasterFormat™. In large areas requiring hatching to make the drawings readable.27. Compose notations without defining a specific contractor to do the work. the materials. or individual sheets. Use a hatch pattern to indicate a specific area of flooring to be removed within a larger area of flooring to remain. or assemblies using the same terminology used in the specifications. not hot-dipped galvanized flashing or copper flashing. The following are other guidelines for notations: • • • • • • Select notes to identify. but not overly describe.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS indicate materials. Flashing – Use metal flashing. Inform drawing users as to the execution requirements of the design. materials.S. Minimize use of abbreviations. and assemblies. • • • Provide information relevant to the entire set of documents.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. materials. An exception may be multiple prime contracts that may require a defined division of the work. Refer to Figure 04. Identify products. Brevity should be a guideline for writing notations. or individual disciplines. it is not necessary to hatch the entire area. Indicate hatching where materials change or terminate. Notations The Notations Module includes standards for different types of notes on different types of drawings. components. Limit the area to be hatched. Avoid being specific about the sequence of construction. components. UDS–04. Refer to the Terms and Abbreviations Module. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Select small areas to be hatched that will clearly identify the entire area.

and efficient means of communication. schedules.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • Eliminate repetition of notations on a sheet.31 .” Figure 04. and diagrams should be brief.27. Schedules.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and diagrams.27 Notes for tables. Single terms provide a simple. Tables. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and Diagrams Notes used in tables. Eliminate broad references to the specifications such as notes that state “per specs” or “refer to specifications. clear. schedules. Refer to Figure 04.

if more than one. For instance. are numbered. number the stairs sequentially moving clockwise from the first stair. and specifications to fully describe the space or object in question. Elevators: The elevator nearest to the building entrance with the largest access and egress capacity is identified as Elevator 1. porches. Stairs: The most prominent stair with the largest egress capacity is identified as Stair 1. Spaces Rooms: The first part of a room identifier should match the floor number.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Exterior Spaces: Exterior spaces such as balconies. the first room to the right of the major elevator or stair on the third floor would be 301. Use the same sequence and arrangement of numbers on additional banks of elevators if present. and portecocheres. Room numbering should start at the most prominent means of access to the floor. schedules. Stairs above or below the first floor that do not connect with the first floor are numbered following those that do. Additional stairs may be numbered as described above. Number rooms sequentially moving clockwise around the building. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. The stair number remains the same for its entire height. lanais. Number additional elevators moving clockwise within elevator banks.S. the stairs may be numbered in order of their importance to the main egress point in the building. If several prominent stairs with large egress capacity exist. Shafts: The shaft nearest to the building entrance with the largest access and egress capacity is identified as Shaft 1.32 . The identifier is used in drawings. Number shafts moving clockwise as required. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. On the first floor. terraces.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Identifying Spaces and Objects Spaces and objects in a building are identified to easily locate and to simplify the preparation of schedules.

If more than one door opening in a room exists. Each door is further described in the door schedule as being a type of door and receiving a hardware set.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Objects Doors: Each door opening in a building must have a unique identifier. Refer to the Schedules Module and the Symbols Module. italic. and cranes fall under this category. store fixtures. If a room has one door opening. Smaller text size is generally not legible on reduced or one-half size sets. Louvers are distinguished from windows by the identifying symbol. Graphic Conventions for Text and Notes The minimum text size is 3. Sidelights are part of the door frame and should be represented in the door frame type. and a third door opening 105C. and Equipment: Lab casework. Fixtures. Furniture. the door opening number is the same as the secure side room number. Windows: Each type of window must have a unique identifier. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. door openings within that room are identified by the room number followed by an alpha character starting clockwise from the corridor access door opening. Refer to the Schedules Module and the Symbols Module. planers. For example.33 . Industrial projects may require other types of equipment such as lathes. To identify and reference equipment. in room numbered 105 the corridor access door opening number is 105A. and shearing machines. alphanumeric designations are placed on the piece of equipment shown in the plan and a legend identifying it. the second door opening would be numbered 105B. and underline should not be used for notes. fume hoods. The use of bold. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04.2 mm (1/8") for hand drafting and 2. Louver Types: Each type of louver is to have a unique identifier. Refer to the Symbols Module.S.4 mm (3/32") for CAD. Glass within doors is considered part of the door and not a window.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

A properly cross-referenced drawing set does not duplicate information but provides it one time in the expected location. Drawing Identification Each drawing should be provided with a unique drawing identification and corresponding sheet identification.S. Items on a drawing that require additional clarification are provided with a crossreference to another drawing or view on another sheet. A poorly referenced project is subject to misinterpretation by contractors. elevations. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. interior elevations. and other information necessary to fully describe the project. clarifications. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. architects. The most efficient way to do this while maintaining control over the process is to create a comprehensive and detailed mock-up of the project. Proper cross-referencing does not require any extra effort. plan details.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Cross-Referencing Cross-referencing provides a system for tracking information from the general to the specific within a drawing set. It can increase the cost of the drawings and construction due to required addenda. Refer to Mock-Up Drawing Set on page UDS-04.34 .85. The master drawing for a cross-referencing system is the floor plan. owners. The floor plan should contain references to the building sections. engineers.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and possibly change orders. and building officials.

This drawing may require additional cross-references on other sheets. a section cut shown on a plan refers to a specific drawing on a specific sheet at another place in the drawing set. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.28.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS For example.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Figure 04. Refer to Figure 04.28 Drawing identification.S.35 .

Text Symbols graphically indicate a word or words and may be used in notations on drawings. Symbol Categories Symbols used in drawings are classified in terms of type. DRAWING STANDARDS UDS–04. Material Symbols portray a material graphically in plan. dimensionless numbers. section cuts. A symbol often represents a material or object not fully illustrated on the drawings.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Symbols Symbols are graphic representations of an item or materials by association. An electrical outlet is an example. Partition type symbol. These symbols are scale dependent. and subscript symbols. Line Symbols indicate continuous objects and are either single or double lines. or convention. resemblance. For letter symbols. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. These symbols are drawn to scale.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Walls are usually drawn with two lines and ducts with one or two lines based on the scale of the drawing.Fundamentals. These symbols are drawn to scale. A graphic representation of concrete is an example. mathematical symbols.36 . Object Symbols represent items such as furniture and toilet fixtures. and elevation references are examples. refer to ASHRAE Handbook . Reference Symbols refer the reader to another part of the documentation. elevation. in six categories: • • • • • • Identity Symbols are abstract representations of an item. or section.

and schedules.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. sections.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Sheet Types Sheet types consist of scaled views and non-scaled views. Scaled views are plans. Refer to Scale on page UDS-04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The first sheet in the set following the title sheet provides information that includes the drawing index. UDS–04. but may be used as a basis for establishing a check list for coordination and completeness of the sheets. materials and the graphic symbols legend. a small orientation or vicinity map indicating the location of the project. large-scale plans. and electrical layouts are drawn. 3D representations. Project sheets are grouped into categories identified by alphanumeric numbers listed and explained in detail in the Drawing Set Organization Module. The following discussion on sheet types includes general guidelines for information necessary for each sheet type. and details. code summary. elevations.11 for information on scales. Nonscaled views are diagrams. and other relevant information of a general nature. plumbing. Many buildings are documented with screened backgrounds of floor plans on which mechanical. Sheet Type 0 .General General sheets provide information of a general nature that applies to the whole project as well as to each discipline. A general information sheet is placed at the beginning of the set of drawings for each discipline to show information of a general nature unique to that discipline.37 SHEET TYPES . These guidelines are not intended to be comprehensive. Sheet Type 1 .S. abbreviations.Plans Typical components of plans include the following information: • Drawing Scales: Indicate scale on plans.

38 SHEET TYPES . and set controlling grades to assure proper site drainage. and Site plans). provide critical spot elevations.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • • Column Grid Lines: If used (may be omitted on Civil. Landscape. Civil Plans Civil plans include site demolition. Include column grids adjacent to match lines and corners. and paved areas. and site utilities plans. and column grid described at the start of Type 1 Sheets. Key Plans: Show clearly the relationship among the elements of complex projects or where the size of one element requires two or more drawings to delineate a level. paving. True North Arrow and Plan North Arrow: If used. dimension control. The following list of items should be included in all Civil plans: Site Demolition Plans • • • • • • Limits of items to be removed from the site including planting. match lines (if used). site improvement.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Grading plans define limits of all grading work. UDS–04. grading. Items to remain undisturbed and be protected. The following is a description of requirements for plans generated by each discipline placed in the order of the Drawing Set Organization Module. Items to be demolished and removed from site. Dimension control plans show benchmarks and survey control point locations as well as interrelationships among buildings. Locations of existing structures and utilities to remain. fences. locate roads. key plan. and indicate types of paving. Curbs to be cut as well as trees and plantings to be protected. Items to be salvaged and turned over to owner. Include the north arrow. scale. exterior lighting. streets. and utilities. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. parking areas. Site utilities plans show the size and location of all new and existing utilities. Paving plans establish base lines for large paved areas.S. do not label rooms or departments.

Grading Plans • • • • • Site grading with controlling grades to assure proper drainage. Reinforced concrete structures should be located relative to face or centerline of wall.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. parking areas. fences. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Sizes of new drainage facilities with controlling grades. Locations for access and egress to facilities. structure. Interrelationships of buildings.39 . Limits of grading work. Do not show dimensions or elevations of structures already shown on Architectural or Structural drawings. and utilities. Guidelines for Dimension Control or Layout Plans Structures should be located by horizontal coordinates where possible. streets. Include inverts for graded (sloped) site utility lines at point of connection to building utilities. Critical spot elevations must be positioned relative to a survey control point. Horizontal layout for fencing. Spot elevations at corners and points adjacent to building entrances. Steel structures should be located by grid line. Relate them to the building outline to ensure positive drainage to catch basins and other discharge points. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Location and limits of site improvements.S. or road baseline. Modified contours for the new design. Adequate dimensions should be provided so that nothing has to be scaled from the drawings.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Dimension Control or Layout Plans • • • • • Base plans showing information from field survey including benchmark and survey control point locations.

paving areas to be removed. Paving.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Paving Plans • • • • Large paved areas.S. if used. Check elevation of ledges supporting masonry shown on the elevations against grade elevations shown on Civil or Landscape plan. Locate by establishing a baseline. inverts. Existing site utility structures. irrigation. and control joints. and trees to be protected. Site utilities. Locate based on a centerline horizontal alignment. Site preparation plans show existing site features to be modified including planting to be removed. and plant materials plans. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and location of connection to existing lines.5 m (5'-0") from building. Show sizes. Show extent to within 1. Plant SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Indicate types. Roads. Adjust to meet new grading requirements. Site Utilities Plans • • • New or existing utilities to service new facilities.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. contraction. Core lines and expansion. Dimension each item to the nearest fixed point. Reference Mechanical and Electrical site utilities plans. Landscape Plans These plans may include site preparation (indicating structures to be demolished and plants to be removed).40 . Check ground-floor elevation against spot elevations adjacent to entrances. exterior lighting. Guidelines for Site Utilities Plans Ensure that the interface between site and building utilities are at the same location. Irrigation plans dimension layout of the irrigation piping and sprinkler heads and the locations of controllers as well as their power supply. Check the location of curb cuts against new driveways. curbs to be cut.

Show outline (at grade). planters. Coordinate location of irrigation controllers with architectural.41 . Layout of landscape materials. Dimension to nearest fixed point. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. planters. Plant Materials Plans • • • • • Names of buildings and/or structures. and trusses must be coordinated with other discipline elements passing through or beneath them to eliminate conflict among these disciplines. Walks. parking areas. and other site structures. and quantity of materials for planting. spacing. light poles. Horizontal support members such as beams. Show designations. curbs.S. In addition to the items listed at the start of Type 1 Sheet. Irrigation Plans Layout of irrigation items. and power requirements with Electrical plans. streets. light poles. signs.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. signs. Walks. and framing plans. These plans define support and bracing elements (columns and shear walls) of the building. girders. Dimension to the nearest fixed point.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS material plans show dimension layout of landscape material. and other site structures. location. mechanical. Structural Plans Structural plans include demolition. streets. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Schedule of plant materials for each planting plan. parking areas. foundation. curbs. the following list of items should be included on all Landscape plans: Site Preparation Plans • • • • Outline (at grade) and names of buildings and/or structures. and designate plant types and their quantity.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS In addition to the items listed at the start of Type 1 Sheets. Footings.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and detail each. Floor slopes to drains and spot elevations.42 . SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Water stops. Dowels to masonry walls. Also show top of pier elevations. dimension. Show notes. Expansion. and detail each. and tunnels. Identify and show location. Curbs. Indicate top of footing elevations on all spread footings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Concrete equipment pads. Treads and risers will be dimensioned on large-scale plans and sections. dimension. locate. and trenches. trenches. Footings for stairways and shear walls. Bonding or grounding of structural and/or reinforcing steel for lightning protection.S. Grade beams or walls required under masonry walls. Show. Dimension in plan and indicate top of footing elevation. and details. Slab block-outs. Stairs and ramps. Dimension vertically and horizontally. Label. where required. Pits. Indicate thickened edges that will occur on each side of the joint for slabs on grade. dimensions. Dimension in plan and assign a number to each stair. Membrane waterproofing or vapor retarder under soil bearing slabs. Top of slab elevation on all plans. Dimension boundaries of areas with different slab thickness and/or reinforcing requirements. the following list of items should be included in Structural plans: Foundation Plans and Slab-on-Grade Framing Plans • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Column piers and footings. and seismic joints. control. pits. floor recesses. Show relative floor elevations. Only overall plan dimensions should be shown.

dimension. Label. Top of slab elevation on all plans. Dimension to nearest gridline or reference point. both vertically and horizontally. Assign a mark number to each but do not dimension. Dimension fully in plan. Dowels to masonry walls. Stairs and ramps. Locate dimensionally. Indicate location and identify. slabs. control. Only overall plan dimensions should be required. Footings need not be dimensioned if they are symmetrical about the column grid. Label all slab block-outs as “open” and dimension. Concrete handrails. and channels. Indicate location and identify. Footings that step in elevation are indicated and dimensioned.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Guidelines for Foundation Plans and Slab-on-Grade Framing Plans Dimension plans fully for all offsets and provide overall dimensions as required. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Indicate location and dimension. Indicate method of additional reinforcement around the opening. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Brackets. if required. Coordinate with Architectural plans. and seismic joints. steel beams. otherwise. Coordinate with Architectural plans and dimensions. miscellaneous cast-in-place concrete beams. Dimension to edges of slabs where they occur.43 . plan dimensions will be required to show location with respect to column grid.S. Bracing elements such as shear walls and braced walls. Edges of slabs. All masonry and lintel locations on the plans and in a lintel schedule.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Treads and risers will be dimensioned on sections. Floor and Roof Framing Plans • • • • • • • • • • • Girders. Expansion. Stairs should be indicated by stair number. and detail each.

Number larger mezzanines as part of the floor numbering system. Exterior window types may be shown on the plans or elevations but not on both. Number mezzanines sequentially (M1. Show floor and roof slopes to drains and spot elevations. Identify identical floor plans in multistory buildings as “Typical Floor Plan” and identify which floors the typical plan applies. Show relative floor and roof elevations. Refer to the structural floor plan above the floor being considered when checking for overhead clearances. and concrete curbs. floor. and roof plans.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Dimension slab openings for skylights. Number the ground floor as the first floor. details.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Guidelines for Floor and Roof Framing Plans Assign a member identification mark to all framing members. The floor below the first floor is B1. enlarged plans. building sections. Floor Plans All architectural drawings are generated from the plans. depressed slabs. roof hatches. Dimension centerlines of all beams. Plans provide information about dimensions. wall sections. reflected ceiling. major duct penetrations.44 . SHEET TYPES UDS–04.S. partition types. Show spacing of all joists on framing plans and locate all bridging. and door numbers as well as references to elevations. room. Architectural Plans Architectural plans include demolition. window types. and schedules. Do not indicate the size of structural members on Architectural drawings. All occupied floors above the first floor are to be numbered sequentially upward. Dimension to edge of spandrels or beams at openings. M2) for mezzanines with limited size and egress capacity. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

storage. Show exterior window types in small projects. registers.Schedules and Diagrams on page UDS-04. and electrical elements should be shown only in architecturally significant spaces to bring order to the design of these ceilings. All areaways and lower roofs should be deleted from the plans while overhead items. Plumbing. and other spaces may be covered by a note similar to: “This plan shows the locations of items in architecturally significant spaces only. should be shown with solid lines. Structural grid should be shown only if necessary to locate roof structures or equipment. Delete door swings and show room numbers.” It is recommended that the ceiling grid background plans be developed at the same time as the floor plan backgrounds so that both may be made available to other disciplines. and close strings of dimensions from column grid to column grid. Utilitarian spaces such as mechanical. UDS–04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Refer to Sheet Type 6 .19. Floor plan dimensions. the following list of items should be included on all Architectural floor plans: Floor Plans • • • • Room names and numbers. mechanical. sometimes shown dashed on the floor plan. Refer to Plumbing. Locate walls and partitions.” In addition to the information shared by all plan sheets that are listed at the start of Type 1 Sheets. Roof Plans Roof plans should be grouped with the floor plans and drawn at the same scale. and Electrical plans for all items not shown herein.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.45 SHEET TYPES . electrical.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Reflected Ceiling Plans Reflected ceiling plans are reflections (as if one is looking at mirrored floors) of the ceilings on the floor plans.S. Borrowed light and louver types. diffusers. level changes. This enables them to position lighting. Partition types.74. A partial roof structural plan should be named “Penthouse Plan. and other elements of the design in locations conforming to the grid and reduces the amount of changes required by the architectural designer. Mechanical. Refer to Dimensions on page UDS-04. Do not show site or building information located below the roofline.

mechanical/ plumbing/electrical shafts. See Classifications of Furniture. Floor drain and slope lines of drainage to floor drain. Significant overhead features such as balconies. Reflected Ceiling Plans • • References to details for ceiling edge conditions. and access panels. Dimension and detail each. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. skylights. kitchen casework. ledges. seismic joints. Description of exterior soffit materials. Fixtures. atria. Floor plan horizontal detail references. control joints. Do not show walls and bridges at the next level below. UDS–04. Make sure that the structural drawing set contains the details required to illustrate these items. beams. Indicate with a dashed line and add a note describing what that line represents. and extinguisher cabinets. and lighting coves. Wall section references. shelving. Do not show an “X” through a chase unless entire chase is a floor penetration. control joints. lockers. and escalators. Include light fixtures. Trenches and other recessed areas needing depressions in the floor. benches. and roof overhangs. References to details and sheet notes.46 SHEET TYPES . thickset ceramic tile. and other items. or items that appear on another floor or roof plan. Show extent and direction of slope.S. Building section references. building expansion. Built-in casework. and curbs. equipment pads. Termination of floor materials within a room. Openings in the floor such as elevator and dumbwaiter shafts. and Equipment definition in Interior plans on page UDS-04-49.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. such as recessed floor mats. and equipment. stairs. Plumbing fixtures. Edge of slabs. fire hose.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • • • • • • • • • • • • Exterior and interior wall elevation references. Do not reference building or wall section cuts.

Roof Plans Extent and direction of slope to roof drains. Penthouse roof plan. air handling equipment. Skylights. changes in materials.S. Include elevations of high points. and screen walls. Plenum barriers where required by code. sprinkler heads. show extent of materials.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ceiling material indications. major roof penetrations. walking surfaces. Dimension if necessary. building expansion. Size and locate downspouts and gutter expansion joints for buildings with hipped roofs. and other items. Dimension if necessary. catwalks. ridges. Delete door swings and door openings unless opening extends to the ceiling.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and other elements. Show emergency roof overflow drains or scuppers. and roofing control and seismic joints. window cleaning equipment. Place the ceiling component legend on the reflected ceiling plans rather than in the general information sheet. If more than one material is scheduled. Antennas and supports. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Ceiling access panels including panels that are furnished by mechanical or electrical trades. emergency shower. Coordinate lightning protection locations with Electrical. Elements located above ceilings requiring specific locations or construction such as firerated horizontal enclosures. disappearing stairs. lightning arresters. roof-mounted equipment. supply and return grilles. Light fixtures. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Skylights and roof hatches. Identify rated partitions by a symbol. drains. Rated partitions and other partitions extending through the ceiling plane to the structural deck. Indicate size. speakers. exit lights.47 . and overflows for accurate determination/confirmation of roof slope. Show on the same drawing if possible. low points. Roof pavers. smoke detectors.

furnishings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. schedules. References to details for the items listed above. Consider relocating penetrations to less visible areas. Drinking fountains. Toilet partitions. and valleys.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. In addition to the information listed at the beginning of Type 1 Sheets. These plans are usually drawn on the architectural backgrounds without the symbols or dimensions layers. Interior room elevation references. key. and equipment plans.48 . SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Interior Plans Interior plans include demolition. and usually provided on the screened Architectural background plans. toilet casework. and wall-mounted extinguishers. and lighting. vents. Trenches and other recessed areas with depressions. Roof access and ladders to different levels. Coordinate locations with Architectural and Fire Protection plans. fixtures. Roof crickets. exhausts) and roof crickets. and sheet notes.e. These plans are used by the electrical engineer to locate outlets. Building expansion and seismic joints if they intersect and affect furniture and equipment installations. and all other plumbing fixtures. Pertinent tables.. extinguisher cabinets. water coolers.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • • • • Splash blocks at downspouts that discharge water onto a lower roof level. Do not detail parapets if shown on the wall sections. and toilet accessories. the following list of items should be included on all Interior floor plans: • • • • • • • • Borrowed light and louver openings. flashing. furniture. Eliminate conflict between roof penetrations (i. power requirements. Fire-hose cabinets that contain fire extinguishers.

jib cranes. calculators. water chillers.S. and paint sprayers. floor lamps. large cleaning and plating tanks. and shop equipment such as powered hand drills (electric and pneumatic). rugs. including office and household furnishings such as chairs. Classifications of Furniture. storage shelves. air handling units. • • SHEET TYPES UDS–04. wall switches. electrical generators. including office and household items such as computers. storage bins. storage racks. oxyacetylene cutting and welding outfits. steam tables. and switch gear. and large fixed shop equipment such as automatic cutting machines. air compressors. window air conditioning units. thermostats. and television sets. Coordinate location of furniture and equipment with lockers. vacuum cleaners. air compressors.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Guidelines for Interior Plans Indicate rooms with equipment or custom furniture or other areas to be enlarged by a dashed line around the area. and Equipment • Class 1: Permanently fixed items with permanent utility connections. tables. benchmounted vises. Reference to enlarged plan. Show interior elevation references on the enlarged plan. Identify each item of furniture and equipment by a mark number. electrical outlets. sofas. desks. welding machines. dishwashers. household refrigerators. stands. and other items contained in the Architectural/Engineering documents. bridge cranes. transformers. light fixtures. cabinets. Class 3: Movable items without utility connections. Do not duplicate information shown on smaller scale plans. and milling machines. tackboards. and A-frame cranes.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. powered hand-held saws. such as stoves. Fixtures. chalkboards.49 . Class 2: Portable items with flexible or quick-disconnect utility connections. hand-powered trucks for handling compressed gas tanks. clock outlets. electric coffee pots. Show furniture and equipment on enlarged plan only. work benches. pumps. table lamps. beds. and shop equipment such as tool cabinets. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

screwdrivers. janitorial supplies (wiping cloths. kitchen cutlery. wall mirrors. and food). indicate all sections. uniforms. paints.50 . air. plans include gas. brooms. shop supplies (nuts. screen the architectural background to a lighter shade. test equipment (small battery-powered. pipe. bolts. They define the piping required to connect fixtures. wall pictures. reference all details. tableware. vacuum. Mechanical Plans Mechanical plans showing demolition of existing components of the mechanical system or the duct.S. and consumables such as products with limited shelf life (medicines. fluxes. Size partitions and pipe chases to accommodate the pipes they enclose. Plumbing Plans • • • Ensure that furring for pipes located in proximity to columns does not conflict with beams and column base plates. electrical tape). paper towels.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. including expendables such as window curtains. Group vent pipes at a limited number of locations to minimize penetrations. floor and roof drains. household supplies (soaps. Fire Protection and Plumbing Plans These plans include floor and demolition plans. welding rods. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. toilet paper.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • Class 4: Expendable and consumable items. and special waste piping. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Mechanical plans must identify same unit designations that appear in schedules. mechanics’ tool kits. cooking utensils. and size louvers and openings. and other elements of the plumbing system. hand tools (pliers. fire pumps. and ammonia solutions). sprinkler heads. and oil-absorbent sweeping materials). office supplies. shower curtains. hand-held voltmeters and multi-meters). fire hose cabinets. For some industrial projects such as lab and medical facilities. Design pipes crossing from one side of an expansion joint to the other to accommodate the movement between the two sides. bed linens. wrenches). and heating media layout for new construction are overlaid on the architectural background. clothing. crystal ware. chemicals. and storage aids (plastic storage bins and shelf separators). cleansers. For better readability of mechanical plans.

and usually shown on the backgrounds.S. Sound attenuators. Air quantities should be indicated in L/s (CFM). Coordinate locations with Architectural and Electrical plans. Express all air quantities in L/s (CFM).1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS In addition to the items listed at the beginning of Type 1 Sheets. Coordinate locations with architectural and Interiors.51 SHEET TYPES . Indicate future equipment with dashed lines and note as future. and other equipment requiring supply or exhaust air. Reference all applicable details and diagrams. Duct-mounted coils. Mechanical Room Plans Confine area of enlargement to that portion referenced on smaller scale plans. Piping sized in U. Thermostat locations and reference unit or zone controls. UDS–04. Ductwork sized with clear inside dimensions. Fire dampers and control dampers. Indicate by a dashed line around the area. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the following list of items should be included in all Mechanical plans: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Exterior and interior louver openings. Mechanical rooms and other areas to be enlarged. Turning vanes. Reference to the enlarged plan. lab hoods. and extractors. standard. Make and indicate sufficient section cuts to adequately convey layout to the contractor. show the following: • Equipment by unit designations as contained on the schedules. Valves.S. Vibration isolation elements. Pipe sleeves. Also. Do not duplicate information.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Duct connections to kitchen hoods. splitters.

Coordinate location and size of door undercuts and grilles with Architectural plans. Coordinate power and control components (i. Dampers. Coordinate ductwork routing and diffuser location with other disciplines. Sound traps and internally lined ductwork. Coordinate location of motorized dampers with Electrical plans. Roof plan. Piping smaller than 50 mm (2") should be indicated with single lines. Air handling unit drain connection and routing to floor drain. Valves. coordinate with Architectural and Structural plans. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. flexible connections. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. starter and relays) with Electrical plans. Coordinate size and location of screen walls and related ventilation requirements for condensing units and cooling towers with Architectural plans.e.52 . Guidelines for Mechanical Room Plans Coordinate locations of all plenum barriers with Architectural plans. and mixing box sections. Piping 50 mm (2") and larger with double lines.. filter sections.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • • • • • • • • • • Ductwork with double lines. Roof-mounted equipment and indicate the maximum allowable height for each. Coordinate location and size of outside and combustion air intakes with Architectural plans. Eliminate undercuts or grilles if the door is located in a fire-rated partition. Other equipment located in mechanical room should be shown with light dashed lines. Equipment pads or applicable support method.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Air handling units complete with motor locations.S.

speakers. exit lights. emergency generators. junction boxes. motors. For simple projects. In addition to the items listed at the beginning of Type 1 Sheets. Add the space required for beams. Telephone locations should be shown on electrical communication plans. transformers. Review locations of registers for conflicts on the final reflected ceiling plans. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Check mechanical shaft dimensions against the dimensions of ducts and pipes located within them.S. Identify major duct intersections and check against the available ceiling to bottom of slab depth. and other components of the electrical power system. they may be included with the Electrical power plans. smoke detectors. Indicate clear space for pulling boiler tubes. communication plans constitute the electrical plans. Coordinate louver locations and sizes with elevations. Power plans locate all outlets.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Indicate coil and fan shaft pull spaces. Also coordinate supply and return air registers with those shown on the reflected ceiling plans. the following list of items should be included on all Electrical plans superimposed on Architectural backgrounds: • • Clocks. Coordinate with Architectural and Interiors. electrical panels. UDS–04. lighting.53 SHEET TYPES . Items associated with communications may be shown on these sheets or on an independent group of sheets depending on the complexity of the project. Check fin tube locations against furniture layout. location. and piping. and design. power. Electrical Plans Demolition. and in some cases. and elements of the fire detection and security systems. especially if casework is located at the window wall. switch gear. switches. Verify who is specifying the fin tube enclosure.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. light fixtures. Lighting plans define the type and location of light fixtures. Verify that fire dampers protect ducts passing through rated walls and floors unless the duct is part of a smoke evacuation system.

and all grounding. conduit. designation. and associated wiring including alarm bells. and all AC generating equipment. and engine exhaust system for power generators. or alarm system equipment. Fresh air intake and exhaust. Show the necessary space requirements for each. Panel boards. manual stations. Transformer vaults. and supports. communication. and number and size of lamps per fixture. motor generator units. Fire alarm equipment. and space requirements. material. Indicate location and designation. Indicate size. Switches for control of lighting. Indicate location and designation. designation. Provide information relative to physical size. power supply switch. Switchgear. if applicable. Exit lights and main exit light switch. rectifiers. Service entrance (weatherhead. Receptacles and associated wiring. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Indicate size and location. primary equipment. Receptacles should be identified by appropriate National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) type. location.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Lighting fixtures. and finish of lighting fixtures to Architectural and Mechanical for coordination. and the type of mounting required (flush or surface).54 . DC generators and rectifiers. Lighting circuits and associated wiring. and similar equipment. primary and secondary bus. and empty service entrance conduit for connection to fire alarm loop. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. switchboards. Drawings should clearly indicate location. and location and proper designation including associated wiring. Indicate all unusual grounding requirements. Other signal. Indicate locations.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. transformer pads and enclosing fences. and main disconnect). control panels. fixture types.S. Transformers. Cable trays. Indicate locations.

and rating. disconnects. Show the number of conductors in each conduit or cable run when the number of conductors required exceeds two.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • Motors or equipment that require electrical service. show all necessary junction boxes. Reference to the enlarged drawing. designation. Show method of termination and/or connection to motors and/or equipment. Identify and designate all electrical fixtures of the same unit designations as contained on the schedules.55 . lighting and power may be combined in one plan. conduit stubs and receptacles required to serve the motor and/or equipment. Coordinate the schedule designations for lay-in and surface-mounted fixtures with the reflected ceiling plans. Circuit designations shall be shown for all home runs and feeders. Show location of undercounter lighting and circuitry. Guidelines for Electrical Plans Indicate electrical rooms and other areas to be enlarged to a larger scale by a dashed line around the area.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Conduit and wire sizes shall be shown on the floor plans when not shown on panel board schedules and/or riser diagrams. controllers (approximate only). Indicate all sections and reference all details. In small projects drawn at 1:50 (1/4" = 1'-0"). Do not duplicate information. Coordinate exterior light fixtures. Provide separate lighting plan layout from power plan layout. Indicate location. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and weatherproof exterior outlets. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.S.

Building sections Figure 04.56 . window types. Refer to Figure 04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. wall section and window type symbols may be shown on the elevations. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. For medium and large projects. and wall section symbols may be shown on the plans. For small projects.S. building section.29 Example of an elevation showing all symbols.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Sheet Type 2 .Elevations Exterior Elevations Architectural exterior elevations and partial exterior elevations are developed from the plans from which they are projected.29. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.

29. Refer to Figure 04.30. Show materials graphically using hatching at the edges of the area to clarify limits. unusual masonry patterns.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS relate more readily to the plans and their section cut symbol should be placed there. Match lines should be set at the same locations as the plans. All partial elevations must be shown. All hatching or fill must be dark enough to reproduce well even when the sheet is reproduced at half size. shelf angles. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.30 Key plan used to identify the location of each elevation. rustication. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. it should also be placed on the elevation sheets with elevation symbols indicating the location of each elevation shown on the sheet. detailed. Figure 04. and other elements should be indicated with a partial dashed line to show extent. Refer to Figure 04. and dimensioned.S. If a Key plan is used on the plan sheets.25 on page UDS-04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. however small they may be. Grid lines should be placed only at corners and where changes in planes occur. Movement joints in masonry and joints in panelized systems must be drawn to provide a uniform basis for pricing as well as clarify the designer’s intent. or decorative lintels must be referenced. Determining these locations must be based on the standards set by each industry. Special features such as medallions.57 . All section reference symbols should be shown on either the plans or the elevations—not on both. Hidden items such as steel lintels.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Refer to Figure 04.” Refer to Figure 04.31 How to represent an elevation for the different phases. Where a masonry ledge exists below grade. Provide additional elevations to which the viewer is oriented 90 degrees for material takeoffs. Figure 04.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Show all elevations as projected. dimension its elevation and show it dashed and stepped to match the grade. These should be identified as “unfolded.32 Elevation at grade. Show the relationship between elevations and the surrounding grade taken from the site plan spot elevations around the building footprint. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Figure 04.31.58 . Curves are simply noted as such on the elevations. The same approach applies to partial elevations forming an angle to the main elevation.S.32.

SHEET TYPES UDS–04.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Reference elevations on the floor plans by using the appropriate symbol for exterior and interior elevations.33 Naming exterior and interior elevations.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Figure 04.S. Refer to Figure 04. name the elevations accordingly.33. Refer to the Symbols Module.59 . Once the building north is determined.

Dock bumpers. Show dashed.) Refer to Scale on page UDS-04. delete all graphics depicting people and cars as well as any shadows and shading that may be shown on the original drawings. and fenestration. Lintels and shelf angles. if used. Wall section references. Hidden and partial elevations. Scale. Ladders to roofs.60 SHEET TYPES . All penthouses. Column grid lines.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.11 for information on scales. Building identification graphics. and rustication joint patterns.S. Handrails and guardrails. if required by project complexity. rain leaders or downspouts. Typical and non-typical detail references. tie holes. UDS–04. roof-mounted equipment extending above the parapet. Do not indicate size of equipment. Building section references. Site adjacency elements such as retaining walls.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS If design development elevations are upgraded directly from the schematic design drawings. and roof scuppers labeled as to function. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Gutters. Represent with dashed lines. Indicate scale on all architectural exterior elevations (and partial exterior elevations. Indicate locations of exterior elevations. Typical type and extent of materials. mechanical louvers. The following list of items should be included on all exterior elevation drawings: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Key plan. Extent of building elements below grade. or equipment screens. skylights. and match lines. Floor-to-floor dimensions. if not shown on plans.

Indicate heights. Door and borrowed light heights. Coordinate sizes with Mechanical plans. and textures. UDS–04. and seismic joints. horizontal dimensions if not shown on the plans. building expansion joints. Electrical switchgear and panels.34. rustication joints. If typical mounting height diagrams of wall-mounted equipment are provided and no material changes occur on the wall. and changes in wall materials. Changes in wall materials. Refer to Graphic Conventions and Indications on page UDS-04. Movement joints. Refer to Figure 04. in some cases. colors. Interior Elevations Interior elevations are required for kitchens and classrooms (chalkboard and tackboard walls) to show millwork and casework and to indicate the extent of materials where more than one material is scheduled.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. The following list of items should be included in all interior elevations: • • • • • • • Access panels. signage. an interior elevation of the wall is not required. They are also required for important spaces such as auditoriums. Louvers and grilles. Large pipe and duct penetrations.61 SHEET TYPES .19 for mounting heights of wall-mounted equipment. Coordinate with Structural plans. Show extent of different cement plaster textures. including those furnished by Mechanical and Electrical plans. Form and tie patterns for architectural concrete.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • • • • • Expansion and control joints for cement plaster and concrete masonry. main lobbies. Light fixtures and signage. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and atria. Coordinate with coursing of masonry walls. Indicate size. including acoustical applications.S. Extent of different unit masonry bond patterns. Vertical dimensions and.

S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.62 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04.34 Vertical dimensions. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.

SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Figure 04. Indicate and dimension location of wall sconces. seismic. and other outlets around casework.S. data. its extent should be graphically shown and dimensioned. masonry. telephone.35. and other places where the location is critical. If more than one material is scheduled for a room’s wall. Refer to Figure 04.63 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and plaster control joints. Guidelines for Interior Elevations Coordinate extent of cabinets with Interiors and Equipment drawings. equipment. Indicate and locate by dimension expansion.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS • Power.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. furnishings.35 Material indications.

Eliminate section details if they are located at exterior walls because these belong in wall sections. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Key plan showing building section cut lines. Show only a minimum amount of material indications where changes or termination of materials occurs.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Sheet Type 3 . eliminate duplication of reference to larger details normally referenced from the roof plan.S. should be shown at top of each section. Room numbers within the section. and abbreviations lists. Column grid lines. • SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Do not show floor elevations. Indicate scale on all building sections. which are usually drawn at a larger scale. Other building section references that intersect the building section.11 for information on scale. vertical information. See Scale on page UDS-04.36 Indicating building sections. Refer to Figure 04.64 . The tail of the intersecting building section reference should point in the direction that the section is cut. if used. Ceilings and partitions that are cut in section. Floor-to-floor dimensions.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and major detail references.Sections Building Sections Building sections are usually drawn at the same scale as the floor plans and because of the small scale are used to indicate relationships of major spaces. The following list of items should be included in all building section drawings: • • • • • • • • • Figure 04. if used. Scale. Match lines.36. Finish grade. Show as many sections as are necessary to describe the complexities of the project. Do not show interior elevations on building sections. symbols. Major materials. Also.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Wall Sections Provide wall sections to clearly indicate different wall conditions. Eliminate repetition of dimensions by observing the hierarchies shown in Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. wall sections. Do not duplicate information shown on largescale details on wall sections. Do not show ceiling heights documented in Finish Schedule or on the reflected ceiling plan. Reference larger-scale details of areas such as window head and sill details. floor-to-floor dimensions. and areas requiring flashing or fire-safing insulation. shelf angles.37. parapets. unless it is necessary for clarification. soffit and eave edges.65 . Profile of built-in equipment against wall. The following list of items should be included in wall section drawings: • • • • • • • Interior and exterior materials and finishes. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Masonry coursing relative to the dimensions shown on the section. Louvers. When more than one wall section is drawn on a sheet.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. To eliminate unnecessary repetition of information between the building sections. and section details. Detail references. align floors horizontally. Draw sections of all exterior wall types at a scale that allows the section to be drawn without break lines whenever possible.S. Finish grade. a hierarchy of notations and dimensions should be established. Floor levels. Coordinate with Mechanical.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.37 Hierarchy of dimensions.66 .S.

with the exception of room names and numbers. Enlarged kitchen or laboratory plans should indicate wall or overhead cabinets with a dashed line.67 . and laboratories are examples of rooms that usually require large-scale views and. kitchens. and mechanical and electrical rooms are examples of plans referenced to the enlarged plan. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. in some cases. include filler panels to facilitate installation. Enlarged plans for elevator shafts should include a pit access ladder and the size and location of a sump pit. Enlarged plans are required for auditoriums with fixed seats to show the size and number of seats.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Auditoriums. laboratories. Add elevation symbols and identify each cabinet with a reference shown on the elevation rather than the plan. Stairwells. Where cabinets change direction or abut walls.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Sheet Type 4 – Large-Scale Views Large-scale views are drawings reproduced at a larger scale to provide more detailed information that cannot be accommodated at the smaller-scaled drawing. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.S. aisle width. and floor elevations if the floors are stepped or sloped as well as other features such as projection and presentation equipment. Do not duplicate information on smaller-scale plans. partition types. toilet rooms. Show dimensions to determine the width and length of toilet compartments and the dimensions of the surrounding walls. kitchens. interior elevations. and column grids used for location references. Indicate overall dimensions of the area to be enlarged to establish the dimension string to be used in the enlarged plan. Enlarged Floor Plans Place a dashed line around areas or rooms to be enlarged to provide more extensive detailing and dimensions. elevator shafts. if one is used. Toilet Rooms Identify toilet accessories and key to a diagram or schedule.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Refer to Figure 04.68 .S.38. Figure 04. accessory identification. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. and reference to elevation.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Dimension the centerline of each plumbing fixture and tie all dimensions to a fixed point.38 Example of a toilet plan showing dimensioning.

Reference tread nosings. Stair sections should show the number of risers. • • • • Figure 04. Caution should be paid to avoid overdrafting. Show overall dimensions. The following list of items should be included in stair section drawings: • Concrete stairs are detailed by Structural. draw these sections adjacent to the plans associated with them. Stair Sections Stair sections should be tied to a reference grid such as a column number. The first-level plan should be placed at the bottom of the sheet with subsequent levels arranged vertically above in an orderly succession. • SHEET TYPES UDS–04. width. Draw a detail at slab edge and indicate whether the space below the first landing is enclosed by a furring partition. and metal safety nosings.41.40.69 . Floor-to-floor heights. Refer to Figure 04.. Tie dimensions to the number of risers and observe minimum clearances.S. Show location of supports in consultation with the structural engineer. show these in section and dimension heights and location. Refer to Figure 04. show a curb to raise the doorsill above the adjacent roof to facilitate flashing. and special handrails). Refer to Figure 04. handrails. headroom dimension. guardrails. eliminate drawing these sections. Indicate a ladder and roof hatch to access the roof. and other architectural features from floor plans or building sections. If roof access is through a stair penthouse. number of treads. Unless applied finishes are provided (i. granite. Draw handrails and guardrails in detail. terrazzo.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.39. and details for handrails and guardrails. and reference to enlarged details are also required.39 Stair plan.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Group stair plans for all levels and place them next to the stairwell section.e. and length of flights. Clearly identify handrails. If possible. If fire hose or fire valve cabinets occur in stairs. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. number of risers.

70 .40 Stair section.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.

S.41 Example of overdrafting. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04.71 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. pit.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. For traction elevators. and position the walls with enough clearances around the machine as required by the manufacturer(s). Indicate how the guide rails are supported where the floor-to-floor height exceeds the maximum allowable distance between rail supports. The section should refer to details for door head and sill (typical floor and slab on grade). If hanger rods are used. pit ladder. Refer the latter two to enlarged details. show interior elevations. their locations must be indicated in plan as well as on the section.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS The architect. show the machine room penthouse. dry sump (if required).S. must indicate how the stair is supported. Elevator Shaft Sections Elevator manufacturers provide information for elevators. and shaft vent. and sills. slab edge at the wall tying the location of the edge to the grid. If the enclosure is constructed of concrete masonry units. The elevator shaft section should show door height. and dimensions. a set of interior elevations should be included in the elevator detail sheet. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. indicate how the shaft is vented. ladder. the locations of points of support must be coordinated with the locations of concrete-filled reinforced masonry cells. Show the top of the shaft vent and pump room vent for hydraulic elevators. If elevator cabs are custom-designed. This will be based on information from the structural engineer. in collaboration with the structural engineer. Where the elevator cab is customized. Detail door head and sill as well as slab edge for typical floor and sill at the pit. and vent detail.72 . The following list of items should be included in elevator shaft section drawings: • • • • • • Show the elevator pit. ladder. finish materials.

and other elements of the plan.42 Horizontal details. • • • Horizontal details include column furring.43. Details are divided into three groups⎯horizontal or plan details. expansion and control joints.43 Vertical details.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Sheet Type 5 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and stair or elevator sections. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Details should take into account tolerances that may be listed in the specifications. exterior or interior elevations. SHEET TYPES Figure 04. partition type.73 . vertical or section details. Refer to Figure 04. Refer to Figure 04. Figure 04.Details Detail Groups Manufactured products should be represented by a simplified outline illustrating all the products listed as acceptable in the specifications.S. 3D details such as isometric drawings are used to help illustrate conditions that cannot be represented fully by 2D details. and 3D details. the building section.42. Vertical details originate either from wall sections. fire hose cabinets. UDS–04.

in addition to the headings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.Schedules and Diagrams Schedules take a tabular form while diagrams are graphic representations. and composition of schedules are addressed in detail in the Schedules Module. Door and Frame Types Door types (refer to Figure 04.46. Types may also represent doors constructed from different materials. The door schedule differentiates among these doors by describing the door type. plumbing. Figure 04. They are keyed to the drawings and.45). Refer to the Schedules Module.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. types. or an elevation such as a casework. and electrical riser diagrams. are divided into at least three main columns.45. The same type may represent a wood or hollow metal door. the material. They may represent a plan of a partition as shown in Figure 04.74 . Schedules may be placed either in the specifications or on the drawings. Refer to Figure 04. like diagrams.44. The format. louver. or door type. Both provide a large amount of information in a limited space. They may be schematic in nature such as mechanical. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. The following is a description of each: Schedules Schedules provide a consistent format for representing a related group of items.44 Partition type. window.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Sheet Type 6 . Diagrams Diagrams are graphic representations that are usually not drawn to scale but can be noted with dimensions. may not be drawn to scale because a door elevation may represent doors that look the same but have different dimensions. Refer to Figure 04. and the dimensions of each.

45 Door types.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.75 .S. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.

SHEET TYPES UDS–04.76 .S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04.46 Riser diagram.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS In a similar manner. frames containing a door with a transom.47.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.47 Door frame types with sidelights and transoms. a single or double door should be the same type because it has the same shape and the door schedule will list the different widths. Door types may be drawn on a sheet that also includes door frame details. details for SHEET TYPES UDS–04.77 . smoke barrier door frames. A frame surrounding Figure 04. If all the frames are similar. the frame type column in the schedule may not be needed.S. door frame types represent the frame shape. Refer to Figure 04. Other frame types include frames with a sidelight. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. frames with a sidelight on both sides.

the schedule may be included in the specifications.78 .48 Threshold details.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Alternatively. Window Types Figure 04.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS exterior thresholds.48) as well as the door schedule. and interior demarcation between floor materials under the doors (refer to Figure 04.S. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Borrowed lights may also be included on this sheet. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

The actual window frame size dimension should be shown and a general note determining the joint width should be added to the sheet.S.49 Double-hung window type with dimensions representing two window sizes. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Window types are drawn and either dimensioned (refer to Figure 04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Refer to the Schedules Module.49) or combined with a window schedule.79 .

and a punched window system.80 . If the same window type is installed in more than one type of exterior wall SHEET TYPES UDS–04. For instance.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. a storefront system. Following is a brief description of each type. Refer to Figure 04.S. Window frame details should be keyed to details placed in the same sheet as the types and schedule (if used).1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS It is important to group the windows according to the type of system selected for each opening if the specifications contain descriptions for more than one system.50.50 Window types. some projects contain a curtain wall system. Figure 04.

User Defined Figure 04..51 should be included on all floor plans.51 Representation of fire-rated partitions on the floor plan. Sheet Types 7 & 8 . Partitions Partitions may be represented on the floor plans by a wall-type identifier (refer to the Symbols Module) containing a sequential alphanumeric designation. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.g. brick veneer and metal-clad walls).1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS (e. A legend similar to Figure 04. Do not add types to indicate finishes. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.52 Examples of modifications to a general purpose partition.S. Figure 04.81 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. These series of sheets allow the user to accommodate sheet types that do not fall under any of the types described in this article.52. place keys for each type to show the different details at each location. Refer to Figure 04.

Refer to Figure 04.53. and photographs.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Sheet Type 9 .S. Isometric drawings are drawn with all three axes at 120 degrees relative to each other. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. The most commonly used are isometric and dimetric representations. oblique drawings. The difference among the three methods is the angles and scales used to execute the drawing.82 . One of the most commonly used diagrams for producing a dimetric drawing is illustrated in Figure 04. They are used to assist the viewer in comprehending complex 3D relationships of shapes. Axonometric Drawings Axonometric is a general term used to describe one of three methods of 3D projection: isometric. and trimetric. Figure 04. Figure 04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. UDS–04.53 Axonometric isometric drawing.54 Axonometric dimetric drawing. Dimetric drawings project the three planes at different angles and scales to simulate a true perspective.3D Representations 3D views consist of axonometric drawings. dimetric.54. perspectives. SHEET TYPES Figure 04.55 Oblique drawing. All three methods represent two vertical and one horizontal plane parallel to corresponding established axes at true dimensions.

are represented by parallel lines that meet at a vanishing point located at the horizon. Refer to Figure 04.56. Digitizing the photograph and entering it into a computer program as a background or environment and then overlaying a digitally modeled building in matching perspective is the method used to achieve this representation. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. Photographs Generally. photographs are used as a means of delineating new work to be performed on existing conditions. Photographs are often used in presentations to show an existing site with a proposed building superimposed within the picture.83 . Refer to the Symbols Module for symbols types. Photography may also be used to generate drawings of an existing building using special calibrated camera equipment that superimposes a grid of points on the image.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Oblique Drawings Oblique drawings are similar to diametric drawings except that one plane is parallel to the drawing plane. unlike axonometric or oblique drawings. Perspectives Perspectives. A symbol should be indicated on plans and elevations denoting where and at what angle the photographs were taken. The resulting image is compensated for film and perspective distortion by digitizing the points using special computer software.55. Refer to Figure 04. In historic remodeling.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. SHEET TYPES UDS–04. This gives the structure a true image similar to a photograph. it is quite acceptable to use a regular camera to photograph ornate trim work and note on the picture what repair work must be done to restore the original trim.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.84 .56 Using a photograph as a construction drawing sheet.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04. SHEET TYPES UDS–04.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

The mock-up set assists in the planning of the entire drawing set by assigning graphic and textual information to specific sheets in the construction document set.S.11) and place in the subdivided sheets. and other UDS modules. Step 5: Identify rooms that require interior elevations using the symbols shown in Symbols.85 . Identify each sheet using the designators described under Sheet Identification in that module. Enlarge these circled areas to the appropriate scale (refer to Scale on page UDS-04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Step 3: Reduce the drawings from the preceding phase of the project and paste on the sheets either by using CAD or manually. MOCK-UP DRAWING SET UDS–04. Step 2: Create in CAD a blank project sheet at 1/4-size and make a number of copies on which to draw the mock-up. Sketch each elevation on the appointed sheet(s). The step-by-step procedures for producing a mock-up follow. The mock-up is either manually sketched or CAD generated.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Format the sheets as prescribed in the Sheet Organization Module. Story Book Set. and Mini-Set are names referring to drawings (or sketches) usually reproduced at 1/4-size representing all the project sheets required for a phase of the construction drawings. Add bubbles containing the number of each detail to the sheets from which the details were enlarged. Eliminate repetition by identifying typical details. Cartoon Set. Augment with added drawings from the sheet list. Sheet Organization. It is preferable that this reduced set of drawings be started at the onset of the design development phase or before. It uses standards provided by Drawing Set Organization.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Mock-Up Drawing Set Mock-Up Set. Mock-Up Set Procedures Step 1: Compile a sheet list based on the Sheet Type Designators described in the Drawing Set Organization Module. Step 4: Circle items that require detailing.

Step 8: Allocate space for 3D representations if required for the project. The mock-up worksheet is provided on page UDS-04. Use standard sheet sizes as provided in the Sheet Organization Module. Assign scaled and nonscaled views to appropriate sheets based on the Sheet Organization Module and the Drawing Set Organization Module. Also assign one sheet for miscellaneous details. estimate the size of schedules by counting the number of items to be included in them.58. door. Also. or section. and numbering. Mock-Up Guidelines The following items should be considered in preparing a mock-up drawing set: • • • Establish minimum standard sheet size from largest unbroken plan footprint. The mock-up must convey as much relevant information to the project team as necessary to show organization.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Step 6: If the schedules are to be included in the drawings rather than in the specifications. Determine the extent of the participation of each of the various disciplines. Choose a scale factor for the mock-up set as directed by the Sheet Organization Module. enlarge or reduce the drawing from the preceding phase to generate details.57 and 04. and outline content. and paste on their respective sheets. Refer to the Drawing Set Organization Module for sheet groupings.S. The sketching should show only the space requirement at this early stage in the project. format. subdivisions. Step 7: Sketch diagrams representing partition. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Review drawing categories to check for completeness. elevation.90 to assist in this tabulation.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. If CAD is used. window. Refer to Sheet Types. numbering. etc.86 . paste on the detail sheet. After the drawing is generated. Develop a comprehensive list of scaled and non-scaled views to be added to drawing sheets. reduce to 1/4-size. • • • MOCK-UP DRAWING SET UDS–04. identify standard details to be retrieved from the firm’s standard details library. Use discipline designators as shown in the Drawing Set Organization Module level one or level two designators as required. Refer to Figures 04.

MOCK-UP DRAWING SET UDS–04.S.87 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.57 Mock-up of a plan sheet.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

88 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MOCK-UP DRAWING SET UDS–04.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Figure 04.S.58 Mock-up of a detail sheet.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MOCK-UP DRAWING SET UDS–04.S.90.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS Mock-Up Worksheet A mock-up worksheet is a tool intended to help the drawing organizer estimate the total number of drawings and the total amount of production time required to develop a comprehensive drawing set. Additional space on the back or another sheet may be needed to list the total number of small-scale details and/or schedules the project requires.89 . Refer to the Mock-Up Worksheet on page UDS-04.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DRAFTING CONVENTIONS MOCK-UP WORKSHEET SHEET NUMBER SHEET NAME NUMBER OF VIEWS LIST OF VIEWS (Include All Disciplines) SCALED SIZE NUMBER OF HOURS PER SHEET ASSIGNED TO: COST PER SHEET TOTAL COST MOCK-UP DRAWING SET UDS–04.90 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.

U. and processes known and hereafter invented. Alexandria. .nationalcadstandard. without permission of the publisher. methods. known or hereafter invented.S.org © Copyright 2004 U. or copied by mechanical photocopying.S.S. VA 22314-1588 (800) 689-2900 www.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Terms and Abbreviations U. or other means.csinet. National CAD Standard Version 3.S.1 The Construction Specifications Institute 99 Canal Center Plaza Alexandria. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. VA 22314. stored in a retrieval system. All rights reserved. or by all means. recording.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. nor may any part of this publication be reproduced. copyright held by The Construction Specifications Institute.org www. 99 Canal Center Plaza. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission from the publisher. including World rights and Electronic rights.

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and consultants.S. The purpose of this Module is to provide a standard for construction document terms and abbreviations. Consistent terms ensure clear and concise communication among the architect. A standard gives the professional office an efficient way to quickly determine the proper term and its abbreviation. .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS 05 MODULE Introduction The Terms and Abbreviations Module establishes guidelines for consistent terminology used in the construction industry. It also helps intern architects and designers become familiar with the industry standards.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. contractor. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. owner. The Terms and Abbreviations Module provides the following • • • • A consistent standard of communication in construction documents A searchable list of common terms and abbreviations used in the construction industry Consistent spelling of terms and abbreviations Notes on common use and non-preferred terminology Uses The Module provides a standard for the use of terms and abbreviations.

whose name is on the documents. Terms in conflict with industry-accepted terminology do not have abbreviations. terms should be spelled out and abbreviations should be used only to reduce time and space or where appropriate to improve clarity. spell it out! Methodology The terms included in this Module were selected using the following criteria: • The term has six or more letters. such as UL.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Terms with five letters or fewer should not be abbreviated. Professional Engineer (PE). It is assumed that the professional. The proper term is shown in the “Notes” column and its abbreviation is in the Module. Symbols that contain letters are not abbreviations • • • • • INTRODUCTION UDS-05. The increased use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) has reduced the time required for writing text and notes on drawings. and Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) are examples. However. Abbreviations representing professional licenses. Some examples are “afternoon” (PM) and “Central Standard Time” (CST).1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Objectives The objective of the Module is to provide a standardized resource for construction terms and their abbreviations. Common English language terms have not been included. Trade association acronyms. and NFPA. When the meaning of an abbreviation is in doubt. American Institute of Architects (AIA). have been included if the organization publishes standards likely to be referenced on drawings. certifications. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. ASTM.2 . will define and control the proper format of his name. whenever possible. certain commonly used terms (such as “build” and “center”) have been included. or memberships associated with a person’s name are not included.S. and the need for abbreviations. The Project Resource Manual – CSI Manual of Practice states that. It is not the objective of the Module to encourage the use of abbreviations. The use of obscure or undefined abbreviations results in a flawed project.

Therefore. Show the source or a list of abbreviations on the General sheets. However.3 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Guidelines • Do not abbreviate words of five letters or fewer. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Terms. INTRODUCTION UDS-05. • • • If any doubt or confusion exists about the meaning of the abbreviation. A schedule column heading may need an abbreviation to reduce the size of the column and the overall size of the schedule. Generally the shared abbreviations in the Module are from different disciplines. Avoid the use of abbreviations with more than one meaning. The organization and location of the General sheets are included in the UDS Drawing Set Organization Module. except in schedules.S. do not use the abbreviation. if it does not. the context or the location within the drawing set should make the intended term obvious. Include a selected list derived from the Module CD-ROM or copied from the hardcopy. These terms do not have an abbreviation because they should not be used. Organization of Terms and Abbreviations Terms and abbreviations are presented in two easily accessible formats. Clarity is paramount and must not be sacrificed. The first format is in alphabetical order by term and the second in order by abbreviation. Terms that should be avoided are also included with a listing of the preferred term in the “Notes” column. are listed with any other term that shares the same abbreviation. Two ways to accomplish this are: Reference the UDS Terms and Abbreviations Module. and their abbreviations. spell out the term.

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.S T A N D A R D .. architectural woodwork TERMS UDS-05..3 . audio visual actual weight..5 .U N I F O R M . asphalt surface course acrylonitrile butadiene styrene air vent.D R A W I N G ...N A T I O N A L . . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Terms Term Abbreviation Shared Abbreviation Notes A abandon abbreviation abnormal above finished counter above finished floor above finished grade above finished slab above suspended ceiling abrasive abrasive hardness abrasive resistant absolute absorption access door access floor access panel accessible acid/alkaline scale acid resistant acid resistant cast iron acid resistant pipe acid resistant vent acid resistant waste acid vent acid waste acid waste line ABAN ABBRV ABNL AFC AFF AFG AFS ASC ABRSV Ha ABRSV RES ABS ABSORB ACS DR ACS FLR ACS PNL ACC pH ACID RES ACID RES CI ACID RES P ACID RES V ACID RES W AV AW AWL automatic frequency control amps short circuit.C A D . S ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .V E R S I O N .

S T A N D A R D .D R A W I N G . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term acoustic acoustic calking acoustical ceiling tile acoustical insulation acoustical panel acoustical panel ceiling acoustical plaster acoustical tile ceiling acoustical wall treatment across acrylonitrile butadiene styrene actual weight addendum additional adhesive adjacent adjoining adjustable administration aggregate aggregate base course air condition air conditioning unit air cooled condensing unit air handling unit air pressure drop air pressure return line air separator air supply unit air vent air water pump alarm TERMS Abbreviation ACST ---ACT ACOUS INSUL ACOUS PNL APC ---ATC AWT ACR ABS AW ADDM ADDL ADH ADJ ADJ ADJ ADMIN AGGR ABC A/C A/C UNIT ACCU AHU APD APR AS ASU AV AWP ALM Shared Abbreviation Notes acoustic sealant acoustical finish absolute acid waste.C A D .N A T I O N A L .3 ... adjoining Associated Builders and Contractors ammeter switch acid vent.U N I F O R M ...6 . adjustable adjacent. audio visual UDS-05. ..V E R S I O N .. architectural woodwork adjoining. adjustable adjacent..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . S .

N A T I O N A L . ... Refrigerating..C A D . S ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..S T A N D A R D ... asphaltic concrete alternate alternate UDS-05.3 . asbestos cement.7 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term alarm annunciator panel alignment allowance alteration alternate alternate number alternating current alternative altitude aluminum aluminum cable steel reinforced ambient American Architectural Manufacturers Association American Association of Cost Engineers American Concrete Institute American Gas Association American Institute of Architects American Institute of Steel Construction American National Standards Institute American Plywood Association American Society for Testing and Materials American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Heating.V E R S I O N .D R A W I N G . and Air Conditioning Engineers TERMS Abbreviation AAP ALNMT ALLOW ALTRN ALT ALT NO AC ---ALT ALUM ACSR AMB AAMA AACE ACI AGA AIA AISC ANSI APA ASTM ASCE ASHRAE Shared Abbreviation Notes altitude armored cable.U N I F O R M .

S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .S T A N D A R D .U N I F O R M . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Standard Elevator Codes American steel wire gauge American Water Works Association American Welding Society American wire gauge American Wood Preservers' Association Americans with Disabilities Act ammeter switch amount ampere ampere hour ampere interrupting capacity amplifier amplitude modulation amps short circuit anchor anchor bolt and so forth angle angle beam angle stop valve annunciator anodize antenna apartment appearance appendix TERMS Abbreviation ASME ASEC ASWG AWWA AWS AWG AWPA ADA AS AMT AMP AH AIC AMPL AM ASC AHR AB ETC L ANG BM ASV ANN ANOD ANT APT APP APPX air separator Shared Abbreviation Notes above suspended ceiling.. asphalt surface course et cetera liter Association for Preservation Technology atactic propylene UDS-05...N A T I O N A L .3 .V E R S I O N . S .. ..8 ..C A D .D R A W I N G ..

D R A W I N G . actual weight alternating current.S T A N D A R D .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term apply approved approximate Architect architect/engineer Architect's Supplemental Instruction architectural finish architectural woodwork Architectural Woodworking Institute area drain armored cable article as-built as required asbestos asbestos cement asphalt Asphalt Institute asphalt roofing asphalt surface course asphaltic concrete asphaltic concrete paving assembled cooling unit assembly Associated Builders and Contractors Abbreviation ---APPD APPROX ARCH A/E ASI ARF AW AWI AD AC ART ---AR ASB AC ASPH AI ---ASC AC ACP ACU ASSY ABC Shared Abbreviation install Notes acid waste. armored cable..V E R S I O N . S .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ... asphaltic concrete record drawings alternating current.N A T I O N A L . asbestos cement.... amps short circuit alternating current.3 . .9 . armored cable. asbestos cement automatic control panel aggregate base course TERMS UDS-05.U N I F O R M .C A D . asphaltic concrete built-up roofing above suspended ceiling.

D R A W I N G . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term Associated General Contractors of America Association for Preservation Technology asymmetrical atactic propylene atmosphere attachment attention audio frequency audio visual authority having jurisdiction auto transformer automatic automatic air damper automatic air vent automatic check valve automatic control panel automatic control system automatic control valve automatic door closer automatic door seal automatic frequency control automatic sprinkler automatic sprinkler drain automatic sprinkler riser automatic teller machine automatic transfer switch auxiliary auxiliary power unit avenue average TERMS Abbreviation AGC APT ASYM APP ATM ATCH ATTN AF AV AHJ AUTO XFMR AUTO AAD AAV ACHKV ACP ACS ACV ADC ADS AFC ASKLR ASD ASR ATM ATS AUX APU AVE AVG apartment Shared Abbreviation Notes appearance automatic teller machine acid vent..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..S T A N D A R D ... .V E R S I O N ..3 .N A T I O N A L . S ..C A D . air vent asphaltic concrete paving above finished counter atmosphere UDS-05.10 ..U N I F O R M .

.C A D . bookcase. grade B or better (lumber) steel joists building line bulletin board blanket insulation battery TERMS UDS-05. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term awning window axial flow azimuth Abbreviation AWN WDW AX FL AZ Shared Abbreviation Notes B back of curb back to back backboard backdraft damper backflow preventer background backing backing rope baffle baggage balance balcony balestrades ball valve ballast balled and burlapped bar joists base board radiator base line base plate baseboard basement basic insulation level bathtub batt insulation batten BC B/B BKBD BDD BFP BKGD BKG ---BAF BAG BAL BALC ---BV BLST B&B ---BBR BL B PL BB BSMT BIL BT ---BAT between centers. S .V E R S I O N .. building code joint backer railing bell and bell. bottom chord.N A T I O N A L . bolt circle.U N I F O R M . ...S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..D R A W I N G .11 . brick color..3 .S T A N D A R D ..

building code chalkboard concrete masonry unit UDS-05..12 . bending moment balled and burlapped.3 . brick color. benchmark back of curb..D R A W I N G .S T A N D A R D .. bolt circle.. standard beam. ..U N I F O R M .C A D . bottom chord. wide flange bearing bearing plate bed joint bedding bedroom bell and bell bell and flange bell and spigot bell mouth below below ceiling below finish floor benchmark bending moment better between between centers bevel bifolding doors Birmingham wire gauge bituminous black steel pipe blackboard blanket block blowdown TERMS Abbreviation BAT BAY WDW DH BM S BM WF BM BRG BRG PL BJT BDNG BR B&B B&F B&S BL MTH BLW BLW CLG BFF BM BM BTR BTWN BC BEV BI FLD DR BWG BITUM BSP ---BLKT ---BLWDN batten Shared Abbreviation Notes benchmark. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term battery bay window double hung beam beam..V E R S I O N . bending moment beam.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. S . bookcase. grade B or better (lumber) beam.N A T I O N A L .

building code built back of curb. bookcase.D R A W I N G . between centers. brick color. bolt circle.C A D .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .S T A N D A R D ..V E R S I O N . brick color. . brick color... bottom chord. bolt circle. between centers. building code back of curb.. between centers..3 . bottom chord.13 . building code TERMS UDS-05. bookcase...U N I F O R M .N A T I O N A L . S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term blower blowoff board board feet (foot) board measure boiler boiler feed booster pump boiler feedwater boiler feedwater pump boiler horsepower bolt circle bonding bookcase booster borrowed light both faces both sides both ways bottom bottom chord bottom face bottom of steel boulevard boundary bracing bracket brake horsepower breaker Abbreviation BLO BO BD BD FT B/M BLR BFBP BFW BFWP BLR HP BC BNDG BC BSTR BLT BF BS BW BOT BC BOT F BOS BLVD BDRY BRCG BRKT BHP BRKR Shared Abbreviation Notes butterfly damper back of curb.

1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term brick color Brick Institute of America bridging bridging joist bright annealed British thermal unit British thermal unit (1000) British thermal unit per hour bronze broom closet buck-boast transformer build Builder's Hardware Manufacturer's Association building building automation system building code building line Building Officials and Code Administrators Association International building paper built built-in built-up built-up roofing bulb tee beam bulkhead bulletin board bulletproof (bullet-resistant) TERMS Abbreviation BC BIA BRDG BRDG JST BA Btu MBtu BtuH BRZ B CL BB XFMR BLD BHMA BLDG BAS BC BL BOCA BP BLT BLT IN BU BUR BLB T BM BLKHD BB BPRF Shared Abbreviation back of curb.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. S ..D R A W I N G . between centers.C A D . bolt circle. bookcase. bottom chord..14 .. between centers. bolt circle. brick color borrowed light bushel baseboard UDS-05.U N I F O R M .S T A N D A R D .. bottom chord.3 .N A T I O N A L .. . bookcase..V E R S I O N . building code Notes back of curb.

corner bead TERMS UDS-05..C A D . control panel capacity capacitor cased opening.V E R S I O N . Certificate of Occupancy.S T A N D A R D . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term bullnose burlap bushel butt weld butterfly check valve butterfly damper butterfly valve by pass Abbreviation BN BRLP BU BT WLD BCV BD BFV BYP CAB CUH CTV CALC CLKJ ---CAL CAM cd CP CAN CANTIL CANV CAP CAP CO2 CO CPT C&P CB Shared Abbreviation Notes built-up board C cabinet cabinet unit heater cable television calculate calked joint calking calorie camber candela candlepower canopy cantilever canvas capacitor capacity carbon dioxide carbon monoxide carpet carpet and pad carriage bolt sealant construction documents. cement base. contract documents concrete pipe.U N I F O R M .. ceramic base..15 .N A T I O N A L ..D R A W I N G . . cleanout. cutout control power transformer catch basin.3 .. S ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. company.

D R A W I N G ..U N I F O R M .. clockwise. S . cutout chemical waste line. cleanout. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term cased opening casement casement window casework casing casing bead cast concrete cast-in-place cast iron cast iron pipe cast iron soil pipe cast steel cast stone catalog catch basin catwalk cavity ceiling ceiling attenuation class ceiling diffuser ceiling duct outlet ceiling grille ceiling height ceiling panel ceiling register ceiling tile Celsius cement CO Abbreviation Shared Abbreviation carbon monoxide. company.3 .. ceramic base..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .V E R S I O N .. . Certificate of Occupancy.N A T I O N A L . cool white Notes CSMT CW CSWK CSG ---C CONC CIP CI CIP CISP CSTL CS CAT CB CATW CAV CLG CAC CLG DIFF CLG DCT OUT CLG GRL CLG HT ---CLG REG ---C CEM metal trim cast iron pipe curb inlet cast in place commercial standard.. control switch carriage bolt..16 . corner bead acoustical panel acoustical tile channel cemetery TERMS UDS-05.C A D .S T A N D A R D . cement base. cold water piping.

.. corner bead contractor furnished Notes cement contour. ... catch basin. cooling tower return class.3 .C A D . cement base. catch basin... corner bead count.U N I F O R M . cleanout. corner guard Celsius carriage bolt. company. current transformer carbon monoxide. close construction management common ground.S T A N D A R D . S . cutout UDS-05. ceramic base.V E R S I O N .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . cased opening. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term cement base cement finish cement floor cement plaster cement plaster ceiling cementitious (backer) board cemetery center center line center matched center of gravity center to center centigrade centimeter centimeter per second ceramic ceramic base ceramic glazed structural facing units ceramic tile ceramic tile base ceramic tile floor Ceramic Tile Institute of America Certificate of Occupancy certify Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute chalkboard chamber chamfer TERMS Abbreviation CB CEM FIN CF CEM PLAS CEM PLAS CLG CBB CEM CTR CL CM CG C TO C ---cm cm/s CER CB CGSFU CT CTB CTF CTI CO CERT CLFMI CH BD CHMBR CHFR Shared Abbreviation carriage bolt..D R A W I N G .N A T I O N A L .17 .

cool white circulating hot water coat hook chilled water condenser water pump center line.S T A N D A R D ...D R A W I N G .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . .N A T I O N A L . cold water piping.V E R S I O N .C A D ..18 .. clockwise..U N I F O R M . S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term change order request channel charge check check valve chemical chemical waste line chilled drinking water chilled drinking water return chilled drinking water supply chilled water chilled water primary pump chilled water pump chilled water recirculating pump chilled water return chilled water secondary pump chilled water supply chiller chlorinated polyvinyl chloride chlorofluorocarbons chrome plated circle circuit circuit breaker circular circulating hot water circulating water pump circumference cladding class Class A door TERMS Abbreviation COR C CHG CHK CHKV CHEM CW CDW CDWR CDWS CHW CHWPP CHWP CHWRP CHWR CHWSP CHWS CH CPVC CFC CHR PL CIR CKT CKT BRKR CIRC CHW CWP CRCMF CLDG CL A LABEL Celsius Shared Abbreviation Notes casement window.. close UDS-05.3 ..

.V E R S I O N .C A D . cool white centerline. copper TERMS UDS-05... Certificate of Occupancy.D R A W I N G . cold water piping. class control relay. company.19 . cutout color.U N I F O R M . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term Class B door Class C door Class D door Class E door classification classroom cleanout cleanout to grade clear clear wired glass cleat clockwise close closed circuit television closet closet rod closure clothes dryer coat hook coated coating coaxial cable coefficient coefficient of performance (heating) coefficient of utilization cold-formed metal framing cold rolled steel Abbreviation B LABEL C LABEL D LABEL E LABEL CLASS CLRM CO COTG CLR CLWG CLT CW CL CCTV CLO CR CLOS CL D CH CTD CTG COAX COEFF COP CU CFMF CRS Shared Abbreviation Notes carbon monoxide.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .3 .. control room chiller coping cubic.. S .. cased opening. .. chemical waste line.S T A N D A R D . cooler casement window.N A T I O N A L .

control panel UDS-05.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .U N I F O R M . clockwise.20 . cased opening.3 ...S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term cold water piping color color rendering index column column line combination.. chemical waste line. cutout access flooring concrete concentric concrete masonry unit candlepower. S . cleanout...C A D . cooler Notes contract limit line cast stone.. cool white clear. combined commercial standard common common ground common mode rejection communication community antenna television company compartment complete component composite compressible compressor computer computer floor concealed concentric concrete concrete block concrete floor concrete masonry unit concrete opening concrete pavement concrete pipe TERMS Abbreviation CW CLR CRI COL CLL COMB CS COM CG CMR COMM CATV CO COMPT COMPL COMP CMPST CPRS COMPR CMPTR ---CNCL CONC CONC ---CONC FLR CMU CONC OPNG PCCP CP Shared Abbreviation casement window. corner guard carbon monoxide.D R A W I N G . Certificate of Occupancy. control switch center of gravity. .N A T I O N A L .

S .N A T I O N A L .V E R S I O N . contract documents control joint center matched controller center...21 .C A D .. cooling tower return contractor candela.U N I F O R M . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute concrete sewer pipe concrete splash block condensate condensate return pump condensation condenser condenser water pump condenser water return condenser water supply condition conduit conference connect construction construction documents construction joint construction management Construction Specifications Institute consultant contactor continue contour contract contract change directive contract documents contract limit line contractor contractor furnished contractor furnished equipment TERMS Abbreviation CRSI CSP CSB CNDS CRP CONDN COND CWP CWR CWS COND CND CONF CONN CONSTR CD CJ CM CSI CONSULT CNTOR CONT CTR CONTR CCD CD CLL CONTR CF CFE casing bead Shared Abbreviation Notes condition circulating water pump condenser candela.. construction documents column line contract cement floor UDS-05.D R A W I N G .3 .S T A N D A R D . ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ...

U N I F O R M . provide construction joint candlepower. clockwise.S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . control relay cast stone. . concrete pipe carpet closet rod.N A T I O N A L ... center coefficient of performance (heating) coefficient of utilization..D R A W I N G .. commercial standard continue casement window. clear contour. cubic tackboard tackboard TERMS UDS-05.3 ..22 .. S . chemical waste line. xxxxx cold water piping color. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term contractor furnished/contractor installed contractor furnished/owner installed control control contactor control joint control panel control power transformer control relay control room control switch control valve controller convert conveyor cook top cool white cool white deluxe cooler cooling coil cooling tower return cooling tower supply coordinate coping copper cork tackboard corkboard corner Abbreviation CF/CI CF/OI CTRL CCR CJ CP CPT CR CR CS CV CONT CONV CNVR CK TP CW CWX CLR C/C CTR CTS COORD COP CU ------CNR Shared Abbreviation Notes also.C A D .. control room closet rod.

. S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term corner bead corner guard cornice correct correspond corridor corrugated deck corrugated metal pipe count counter counter sunk counterclockwise counterflashing coupling courtyard cover cover plate critical path method cross brace cross section crossbracing crown crushed stone cubic cubic centimeter cubic feet cubic feet per minute cubic feet per second cubic inch cubic meter cubic meter per second TERMS Abbreviation CB CG CORN CORR CORRES CORR ---CMP CT CNTR CSK CCW CFLG CPLG CRT YD COV COV PL CPM X BRACE X SECT XBRA CRN ---CU cm3 CU FT CFM CFS CU IN m3 m3/s Shared Abbreviation carriage bolt.S T A N D A R D .N A T I O N A L .U N I F O R M .V E R S I O N ..23 .C A D . cement base. common ground corridor correct Notes steel roof deck ceramic tile. ceramic base center of gravity. copper UDS-05.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . current transformer cut off valve porous fill coefficient of utilization.. catch basin... ..D R A W I N G ..3 .

Certificate of Occupancy...S T A N D A R D ... company D damage free damper dampproof course dampproofing database datum dead load decibel decigram deciliter decimeter deep definition TERMS diesel fuel.D R A W I N G . count cover carbon monoxide.3 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term cubic millimeter cubic yard cubicle curb and gutter curb inlet current current limiting fuse current transformer curtain custodian cut off valve cut stone cutout cylinder cylinder lock cylinder locks keyed alike cypress Abbreviation mm3 CU YD CUB C&G CI CUR CLF CT CURT CUST COV CT STN CO CYL CYL L KA CYP DF DMPR DPC DMPF DB DAT DL dB dg dL dm D DEF Shared Abbreviation Notes cast iron ceramic tile. drinking fountain dry bulb depth. penny (nail) UDS-05..V E R S I O N . . cased opening.C A D .24 . cleanout.. S .N A T I O N A L .U N I F O R M ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .

V E R S I O N .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .3 .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term deflection defrost degrease degree degrees Celsius degrees Fahrenheit deionized water delete deliver delta demolition demonstration demountable partition density department depth describe description design design-build designation detach detail detention development dew point dew point temperature diagonal diagram diameter diesel fuel TERMS Abbreviation DFLCT DFR DGR DEG DEG C DEG F DIW DEL DEL ---DEMO DEMO DPTN DENS DEPT D DESCR DESCR DSGN D-B DES DTCH DET DETN DEV DP DPT DIAG DIAG DIA DF demonstration demolition Shared Abbreviation Notes deliver delete Use symbol (see Symbols Module) deep. S .. drinking fountain UDS-05.C A D .D R A W I N G ... penny (nail) description describe differential pressure transmitter diagram diagonal damage free. ..U N I F O R M .N A T I O N A L .25 ...S T A N D A R D .

.. dressing room.26 ... drive earth drainage area double strength (glass). domestic water district dishwasher. drain.V E R S I O N . downspout distilled water.. S . diffuser dew point temperature difference.C A D . differential Notes door.U N I F O R M . domestic water distance division divide plastic skylight UDS-05. diffuser difference. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term difference differential differential pressure sensor differential pressure transmitter diffuser digital dimension dimmer dimmer control panel dimmer switch dining room direct current direct digital control direction dirt disable disabled discharge disconnect disconnect switch dishwasher dispenser display and storage disposal distance distilled water distribution panel district divide division document domelite TERMS Abbreviation DIFF DIFF DPS DPT DIFF DGTL DIM DMR DCP DMR SW DR DC DDC DIR ---DSBL DA DISCH DISC DS DW DISP D&S DSPL DIST DW DISTR PNL DIST DIV DIV DOC ---- Shared Abbreviation differential.3 .N A T I O N A L . .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .D R A W I N G .S T A N D A R D ...

. drain. double strength (glass) dining room. dressing room. drive Notes domestic hot water disconnect switch.. downspout disconnect switch.U N I F O R M . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term domestic domestic hot water domestic water domestic water heater domestic water return domestic water supply door door closer door frame Door Hardware Institute door holder door louver door opening door stop door switch double double acting door double extra heavy double glaze double hung (door..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . single throw double strength (glass) Douglas fir dovetail downspout dozen drafting drain drain tile TERMS Abbreviation DOM DHW DW DWH DWR DWS DR DR CL DR FR DHI DRH DRLV DR OPNG DRST DRSW DBL DBL ACT DR XXH DBL GLZ DH DHW DJ DPDT DPST DS DOUG FIR DVTL DS DOZ DFTG DR DT Shared Abbreviation double hung windows dishwasher. .C A D . double throw double pole.V E R S I O N . door.S T A N D A R D . distilled water drawer dining room.. dressing room.N A T I O N A L . S .27 . drive UDS-05..D R A W I N G . window) double hung windows double joist double pole.3 ...

. and vent drainage area drawer drawing dressed four sides dressed one side dressed two sides dressing area dressing room drinking fountain drinking fountain. wall mounted drive drop inlet dry bulb dry bulb temperature dry chemical dry film thickness dry standpipe drywall duct access panel duct covering insulation duct liner insulation duct return duct rising. dressing room database gypsum board TERMS UDS-05.28 .3 . door.C A D . drain. ..... waste. door.D R A W I N G .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term drain. duct riser duct supply ductile iron pipe dumbwaiter duplex duplex outlet duplicate dutch door Abbreviation DWV DA DWR DWG D4S D1S D2S DR AREA DR DF DF WL MTD DR DI DB DBT D CHEM DFT DSP ---DAP DCI DLI DCT/RT DCT/RS DCT SUP DIP DWTR DX DX OUT DUPL DT DR Shared Abbreviation disable domestic water return Notes dining room..V E R S I O N .U N I F O R M . drain.N A T I O N A L . diesel fuel dining room.S T A N D A R D . drive damage free. S ..

.U N I F O R M .29 ...S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term Abbreviation Shared Abbreviation Notes E each each end each face each layer each way easement easement line east eccentric eccentric reducer economizer edge grain edge of curb edge of pavement (paving) edge of shoulder edge of slab effect effective effective horsepower effective temperature efficiency elastomeric electric electric door opener electric hand dryer electric heater electric heating panel electric panel board electric water cooler electric water heater EA EE EF EL EW ESMT EL E ECC ECC RDCR ECON EG EC EP ES EOS EFT EFF EHP ET EFF ELAST ELEC ELEC DR OP EHD EH EHP EPB EWC EWH exterior finish easement line. elevation modulus of elasticity electrical panel (panelboard) electrostatic efficiency electric heating panel effective effective horsepower TERMS UDS-05.3 . elevation each layer. S ..D R A W I N G ....C A D .N A T I O N A L .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .

1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term electrical metallic tubing electrical nonmetallic tubing electrical outlet electrical panel (panelboard) electrical resistance welding electrically operated valve electro-pneumatic electromagnetic electromagnetic interference electronic data processing electrostatic element elementary elevation elevator elevator cab emergency emergency monitoring control panel emergency power off emergency shower enamel enclosure energy energy efficiency ratio energy management system engine engineer Engineered Wood Association Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee entering air temperature TERMS Abbreviation EMT ENT EO EP ERW EOV ---EM EMI EDP ES ELEM ELEM EL ELEV ---EMER EMCP EPO EMER SHR ENAM ENCL ENGY EER EMS ENG ENGR EWA EJCDC EAT Shared Abbreviation Notes edge of pavement (paving) pneumatic electric expanded metal edge of shoulder elementary element each layer..... . S .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .C A D .V E R S I O N .3 ..D R A W I N G ...S T A N D A R D .U N I F O R M . easement line elevator car UDS-05.N A T I O N A L .30 .

... 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term entering dry bulb temperature entering water temperature entering wet bulb temperature entrance environment Abbreviation EDBT EWT EWBT ENTR ENVIR Shared Abbreviation Notes Environmental Protection Agency EPA equal equally spaced equipment equivalent escalator escape escutcheon especially establish estimate et cetera ethylene propylene diene monomer evacuate evaporate evaporative cooling unit example excavate exchanger exclude execute exhaust exhaust air exhaust air grille exhaust air register TERMS EQ EQL SP EQUIP EQUIV ESCAL ESC ESC ESP ESTB EST ETC EPDM EVAC EVAP ECU EX EXC EXCH EXCL EXEC EXH EXH A EXH GR EAR escutcheon escape and so forth exhibit UDS-05.S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N .3 ..C A D .N A T I O N A L .U N I F O R M . S .D R A W I N G .. .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .31 ...

S . exposed Shared Abbreviation Notes exhaust expansion.. expansion external.N A T I O N A L . ..U N I F O R M . extinguisher exterior.. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term exhaust duct exhaust fan exhaust hood exhaust vent exhibit existing existing grade existing roof drain exit light expand expanded metal expanded polystyrene board (insulation) expansion expansion bolt expansion joint explosion proof exposed extension exterior exterior finish exterior finish system exterior grade exterior gypsum board exterior gypsum sheathing board exterior insulation and finish system external external pipe thread external static pressure extinguisher extra large TERMS Abbreviation EXH DT EXH FN EXH HD EXHV EXH EXIST EXST GR ERD EXT LT EXP EM EPS EXP EXP BT EJ EPRF EXP EXTN EXT EF EFS EXT GR EGB EGSB EIFS EXT EPT ESP EXT XL expand. exposed electromagnetic expand.. external UDS-05.C A D ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .V E R S I O N .32 ..D R A W I N G .3 . extinguisher each face exterior..S T A N D A R D .

...33 .N A T I O N A L . foot valve female. fuel oil supply flush valve. fire alarm.3 . fire line finish face Federal Specification.D R A W I N G . .C A D . full size TERMS UDS-05..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. fuel oil supply face of slab. full scale. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term extruded polystyrene board (insulation) extrusion eye guard eye wash station Abbreviation XPS EXTRU EGRD EWS FAB FWC FA FC BRK FOC FOC FOF FOM FOS FOS FOW F/F FV FTD FACIL FAX FAC FCTY FM F FCU FPT FF FS Shared Abbreviation Notes F fabric fabric wallcovering face area face brick face of concrete face of curb face of finish face of masonry face of slab face of stud face of wall face to face face velocity facial tissue dispenser facility facsimile factor factory factory mutual Fahrenheit fan coil unit fan powered terminal far face far side final assembly.. fresh air face of curb face of concrete fuel oil return line face of stud. fire station.S T A N D A R D . S ..U N I F O R M .V E R S I O N .

C A D . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term fascia fascia board fastener federal Federal Energy Administration Federal Highway Adminstration Federal Housing Administration Federal Specification federal stock number federal supply classification federal test methods feedback feeder feedout feedwater feet feet per minute feet per second female feminine napkin disposal feminine napkin vendor fence fiber insulation fiber reinforced gypsum fiber reinforced polyester fiberboard fiberglass fiberglass reinforced plastic field order figure file cabinet filler TERMS Abbreviation FAS FAS BD FSTNR FED FEA FHWA FHA FS FSN FSC FTM FDBK FDR FDO FDW FT FPM FPS F ------FN ---FRG FRP ---FGL FRP FO FIG FC FLR fire alarm station Shared Abbreviation Notes far side. ...V E R S I O N . fire line sanitary napkin disposal sanitary napkin vendor rigid insulation fiberglass reinforced plastic rigid insulation fiber reinforced polyester finished opening. fully tempered (glass) Fahrenheit. full scale.. S .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . foot..S T A N D A R D . fuel oil footcandle floor UDS-05.U N I F O R M . full size fire door fire treated.3 ..N A T I O N A L . fire station..D R A W I N G .34 ..

final assembly.C A D .3 . fire alarm...D R A W I N G . . fuel oil face area...S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. fresh air far face field order. fresh air fascia flat bar UDS-05.S T A N D A R D . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term fillet filter filter water return filter water supply final assembly finger joint finish finish both sides finish face finish floor finish floor elevation finish four sides finish grade finish two sides finish wood finished one side finished opening finned tube radiation fire alarm fire alarm annunciator panel fire alarm bell fire alarm box fire alarm control panel fire alarm station fire blanket fire brick fire damper fire department connection fire department connection cabinet fire department valve fire door TERMS Abbreviation FIL FLTR FWR FWS FA FNGR JT FIN FIN BS FF FIN FLR FF EL F4S FIN GR F2S FIN WD F1S FO FTR FA FAAP FABL FABX FACP FAS FB F BRK FDMPR FDC FDCC FDV FDR feeder Shared Abbreviation Notes face area.. S ..U N I F O R M .35 .V E R S I O N .N A T I O N A L .

freezing point flooring fire blanket fire hose.D R A W I N G . female fireproof. fire hydrant.. full scale. fireproof. .N A T I O N A L .. flat head screws fire hose. fully tempered (glass) flood wall fire protection. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term fire extinguisher fire extinguisher cabinet fire hose fire hose cabinet fire hose rack fire hydrant fire line fire protection fire protection water supply fire rated assembly fire rating fire resistant fire retardant treated wood fire sprinkler head fire standpipe fire station fire treated fire wall fireplace fireproof fixture flagpole flammable flange flared flashing flat bar flat head flat head machine screw flat head screws flat head wood screw flexible TERMS Abbreviation FE FEC FH FHC FHR FH F FP FPW FRA FR FR FRTW FSH FSP FS FT FW FPL FP FIXT FP FLMB FLG FLRD FLASH FB FH FHMS FH FHWS FLEX Shared Abbreviation Notes fire hydrant. flag pole. flat head. flat head UDS-05. flat head.. fire hydrant. frame far side... Federal Specification.36 . S .U N I F O R M .. freezing point fire protection.S T A N D A R D . foot.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .C A D . flagpole. frame fire rating. freezing point fire resistant. flat head screws fire hose.3 .V E R S I O N . full size feet. flat head screws Fahrenheit..

.U N I F O R M . S .S T A N D A R D .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term float finish concrete float glass flood wall floodlight floor floor area ratio floor cleanout floor drain floor finish floor outlet floor plate floor register floor sink flooring floorline flow line flow sensing switch flow switch flowmeter fluid ounce fluorescent fluorescent fixture fluorescent lighting flush mount flush valve flushing rim sink fluted concrete masonry unit fluting foam backer foil backed batt insulation foil backed insulation foil faced drywall TERMS Abbreviation FL FIN CONC FLT GL FW FLT FLR FAR FCO FD FLR FIN FL OUT FLR PL FLR REG FLR SK FLG FL FLL FSS FL SW F METER FL OZ FLUOR FLUOR FIX LT FLUOR FLMT FV FR SNK FLUT CMU FLUT ---FF BATT FF INSUL ---- Shared Abbreviation Notes fire wall filler flange foot-lambert face velocity.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .N A T I O N A L .. foot valve backer rod foil faced gypsum board UDS-05.V E R S I O N . .C A D ..3 ..37 ..D R A W I N G ..

V E R S I O N .D R A W I N G . flagpole face area.N A T I O N A L . fire treated. fire resistant fire protection. fully tempered (glass) face velocity.. flush valve file cabinet floorline plastic laminate fire rating.S T A N D A R D .3 ..U N I F O R M . final assembly.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..C A D ...38 . fireproof. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term foil faced gypsum wallboard folding foot foot board measure foot valve foot/pound foot/pound force footcandle footing foot-lambert form board formica formwork foundation fountain four-conductor four-pole double throw four-pole single throw four-way four-wire frame framed mirror framed mirror and shelf framing freeway freezer freezestat freezing point freight frequency fresh air fresh air inlet (intake) TERMS Abbreviation ---FLDG FT FBM FV FT/LB FT/LBF FC FTG FL FMBD ---FWRK FDTN FOUNT 4/C 4PDT 4PST 4WAY 4W FR FR MIR FR MIR/SHF FRMG FRWY FRZ FSTAT FP FRT FREQ FA FAI Shared Abbreviation Notes foil faced gypsum board feet. fire alarm UDS-05.. S . ..

S . fire station..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . furniture furnace.. finished opening face of finish face of slab.39 . Federal Specification. foot furnish. and equipment furring fuse box fused switch fusible link future Abbreviation FR GL FFA FFB FRST GL FO FOP FOR FOF FOTK FOS FOV FHP FLA FS FS FVNR FVR FT FURN FURN ---FURN FF&E FURG ---FU SW FUS LINK FUT GA GAL Shared Abbreviation Notes field order. full scale feet. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term fritted glass from floor above from floor below frosted glass fuel oil fuel oil pump fuel oil return fuel oil return line fuel oil storage tank fuel oil supply fuel oil vent full height partition full load amps full scale full size full voltage non-reversing full voltage reversing fully tempered (glass) furnace furnish furnished by owner furniture furniture... face of stud far side..V E R S I O N . fire station.C A D . Federal Specification. furnish panelboard G gage gallon Gypsum Association TERMS UDS-05.N A T I O N A L . full size far side. . furniture OF/CI or OF/OI furnace.U N I F O R M . fire treated. fixture.D R A W I N G .3 .S T A N D A R D ...

...D R A W I N G . S .N A T I O N A L . .. natural gas ground level glass-fiber-reinforced plastic UDS-05.V E R S I O N .U N I F O R M ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. Standard gallons per minute gallons per second galvanic galvanized galvanized iron galvanized iron pipe galvanized sheet metal galvanized steel garbage disposal garden gas bibb gas fired water heater gas line gas pressure regulator gas vent through roof gasoline vent gate valve gauge general general conditions general contractor general purpose generator girder glass glass block glass-fiber-reinforced concrete glass-fiber-reinforced gypsum glass-fiber-reinforced plaster TERMS Abbreviation GPD GPH SGPH GPM GPS GALV GALV GI GIP GSM GALV STL G DISP GRDN GB GWH G LN GPR GVTR GV GTV ---GEN GEN COND GC GEN PURP GEN G GL GL BLK GFRC GFRG GFRP Shared Abbreviation Notes galvanized galvanic grab bar gravity vent gage generator general ground.S T A N D A R D ..C A D .3 .40 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term gallons per day gallons per hour Gallons Per Hour.

.N A T I O N A L ..V E R S I O N ....41 . grout girder. .U N I F O R M .S T A N D A R D . grout gravity roof ventilator grease trap.. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term glass-fiber-reinforced plastic glazed concrete masonry unit glazed structural unit glazed wall tile glazing globe valve glue glued laminated wood government grab bar grade B or better (lumber) grade beam grade C and better grade cleanout grade line gradient grand master key grand master keyed granite grating gravel gravity roof ventilator gravity vent graylite grease trap grille grommet groove gross gross ton gross weight ground TERMS Abbreviation GFRP GLZ CMU GSU GWT GLZ GLV ---GLU LAM GOVT GB B&B GR BM C&BTR GCO GR LN GRAD GMK GMKD GRAN GRTG ---GRV GV ---GT GRL GROM GRV GR GT GR WT G Shared Abbreviation glass-fiber-reinforced plaster Notes adhesive gas bibb balled and burlapped.3 . natural gas UDS-05.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . bell and bell porous fill groove gasoline vent gray sheet glass gross ton..C A D . S .D R A W I N G .

heavy commercial..D R A W I N G .N A T I O N A L . gross ton gypsum lath or metal lath gage gypsum board gypsum board H hammer hand-off-automatic hand dryer hand hole hand sink handicap handicapped heavy duty heat-strengthened (glass). S .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .S T A N D A R D ..V E R S I O N .U N I F O R M .3 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term ground fault circuit interrupter ground fault interrupter ground floor ground level grounded outlet group grout guarantee guaranteed maximum price guard guard rail gutter gymnasium gyplath gypsum Gypsum Association gypsum board gypsum panel gypsum plaster gypsum plaster ceiling gypsum sheathing board gypsum wallboard Abbreviation GFCI ---GR FL GL GRD OUT GP GT GUAR GMP GD GDR GUT GYM ---GYP GA GYP BD ---GYP PLAS GPC GSB ---HMR HOA HD HH HS HC HCP Shared Abbreviation Notes ground fault circuit interrupter glass grease trap.. hose cabinet TERMS UDS-05. hollow core. high strength heating coil.42 .. ....C A D .

S .43 . high strength hexagon high pressure.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .U N I F O R M . and air conditioning heavy heavy commercial heavy duty hectare hectoliter TERMS Abbreviation HNDRL HGR HDBD HDNR HDW HDWD H HAZ HAZ MAT HD JT HDR HQ HDWL HS HAGL HEX HG HP Q U HT TRD HC HTWR HTWS HVAC HVY HC HD ha hL Shared Abbreviation Notes high hand sink. hose cabinet handicap. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term handrail hanger hardboard hardener hardware hardwood hatch (roof) hazard hazardous materials head joint header headquarters headwall heat-strengthened (glass) heat absorbing glass heat exchanger heat gain heat pump heat transfer heat transfer coefficient heat treated (glass) heating coil heating water return heating water supply heating.V E R S I O N .... hose cabinet hand dryer UDS-05. ventilating. .C A D . heavy commercial.S T A N D A R D .. horsepower rate of flow handicap.. hollow core. hollow core. heating coil.3 .D R A W I N G .N A T I O N A L ...

1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term hectometer height hemlock herculite hertz hexagon high high density overlay high density polyethylene high efficiency particulate air (filter) high frequency high intensity discharge high power factor high pressure high pressure boiler high pressure drip trap high pressure gas high pressure plastic laminate high pressure return high pressure sodium high pressure steam high pressure trap high strength high temperature hot water high velocity diffuser high velocity terminal high voltage highway hoist hold open holddown TERMS Abbreviation hm HT HEM ---Hz HEX H HDO HDPE HEPA HF HID HPF HP HPB HPDT HPG H PLAM HPR HPS HPS HPT HS HTHW HVD HVT HV HWY HST HO HLDN Shared Abbreviation Notes tempered glass heat exchanger hatch (roof) heat pump. heat-strengthened (glass) hose valve UDS-05.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..S T A N D A R D .3 ..U N I F O R M .C A D . .D R A W I N G ...N A T I O N A L ..44 .. horsepower high pressure steam high pressure sodium hand sink. S ..V E R S I O N .

C A D .45 . heating coil.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .U N I F O R M ..V E R S I O N . hose cabinet Notes humidity heat pump....S T A N D A R D .. high pressure handicap.. heating coil. heavy commercial. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term hollow concrete masonry unit hollow core hollow core wood door hollow metal hollow metal door hollow metal door and frame hollow metal frame Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association horizontal horizontal sliding window horsepower hose bibb hose cabinet hose connector hose gate valve hose valve hospital hot and cold water hot water hot water boiler hot water circulating pump hot water coil hot water heater hot water line hot water pump hot water return hot water supply hot water tank house TERMS Abbreviation HCMU HC HCWD HM HMD HMDF HMF HMMA HORIZ SLD WDW HP HB HC HCONN HGV HV HOSP H&CW HW HWB HWCP HWC ---HWL HWP HWR HWS HWT HSE Shared Abbreviation handicap. hollow core high voltage water heater UDS-05.D R A W I N G ..3 . .N A T I O N A L . S . heavy commercial.

N A T I O N A L . inside dimension. . iron pipe size TERMS UDS-05.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . water column incinerator included increase increment inside diameter.S T A N D A R D ..D R A W I N G ...U N I F O R M .46 .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term housekeeping humidistat humidity hundred cubic feet hundred weight hydrant hydraulic hydrochlorofluorocarbons Abbreviation HSKPG HSTAT HMD CCF CWT HYD HYDR HCFC IB ID ID NO IGN ILLUM IESNA ILLUS IMED IIC INR IPM IPS INCAND IN-LB IN-LBF IN/S IN WC INCIN INCL INC INCR Shared Abbreviation Notes hollow metal door I I beam identification identification number ignition illumination Illumination Engineering Society of North America illustrate immediate impact isolation class impact noise rating impulses per minute impulses per second incandescent inch-pound inch-pound force inches per second inches..3 .. S .C A D .V E R S I O N .. interior design international pipe standard.

.D R A W I N G .3 .. . inside dimension impulses per second.. interior design intake fan infrared inside face identification. inside dimension.C A D .. inside diameter..N A T I O N A L .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .U N I F O R M .. inside diameter.47 . S . interior design identification. iron pipe size TERMS UDS-05..S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term independent indoor air quality industrial infinite information infrared inlet manhole input/output insect screen inside diameter inside dimension inside face inside face of stud inside radius inspect install instantaneous water heater instrument insufficient insulated metal panel insulation insurance intake fan intercommunication interior interior design interlocked amored cable intermediate metal conduit international International Building Code international pipe standard Abbreviation IND IAQ IND INF INFO IR IMH I/O IS ID ID IF IFS IR INSP INSTL IWH INSTR INSUF INSUL PNL INSUL INS IF INTERCOM INT ID BX IMC INTL IBC IPS industrial independent Shared Abbreviation Notes inside radius island identification.

. international pipe standard interrupting capacity insect screen International Standards Organization J jalousie janitor janitor closet janitor sink janitor's sink joint filler joint stuffer junction box junior service sink joint backer joint backer K kalamein door TERMS ---- metal clad door UDS-05.S T A N D A R D ..D R A W I N G .N A T I O N A L .. .C A D . S .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .U N I F O R M ..3 . inches per second...48 .V E R S I O N .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term International Standards Organization International System of Units interrupting capacity interstate (highway) Intertek Testing Services invert invert elevation inverted roof membrane assembly iron pipe iron pipe size iron pipe threaded ironing cabinet irregular irrigation water island isolation transformer isometric ISO Abbreviation isometric ironing cabinet moment of inertia Shared Abbreviation Notes SI IC I ITS INV INV EL IRMA IP IPS IPT IC IRREG IW IS IT ISO JAL JAN JAN CLO ---JS ------J-BOX JR impulses per second.

..S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N ..D R A W I N G ..49 ...3 . S .U N I F O R M .C A D .N A T I O N A L .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term kelvin keyway kickplate kiln dried kilo kilocalorie kilogram kilohertz kiloliter kilometer kilometers per hour kilometers per second kilpascal kilovolt kilovolt ampere kilovolt ampere per hour kilovolt ampere reactive kilowatt kilowatt hour kilowatt hour meter kips per lineal foot kips per square foot kips per square inch kitchen kitchen cabinet knee brace knock out panel knocked down knockout Abbreviation K KWY KPL KD k kCAL kg kHz kL km km/h km/s kPa kV kVA kVAh kVAR kW kWh kWhm KLF KSF KSI KIT KC KB KOP KD KO LAB thousand Shared Abbreviation Notes knocked down kiln dried L laboratory TERMS UDS-05. .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .

leaving air temperature lattitude. lump sum left hand left hand reverse gypsum lath or metal lath lattice. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term lacquer ladder lagging lally column laminate laminated glass lamp lumen depreciation landing landmark landscape lane large large scale latch and lock latent heat latent heat gain latent heat ratio lateral lath lath and plaster latitude lattice launch laundry laundry chute lavatory lawn sprinkling layer layout lead lined lead lined gypsum board leader TERMS Abbreviation LAQ LAD LAG L COL LAM LAM GL LLD LDG LDMK LNDSCP LN LRG LS L&L LH LHG LHR LATL ---L&P LAT LAT LANH LAU LC LAV LS LYR LYT LL LL GB LDR Shared Abbreviation Notes lawn sprinkling.D R A W I N G . lower left UDS-05.. S ...N A T I O N A L .V E R S I O N .U N I F O R M .C A D . leaving air temperature large scale.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . .50 .3 . lump sum live load...S T A N D A R D .. low level..

low pressure (mechanical) UDS-05.N A T I O N A L .V E R S I O N . low pressure (mechanical) leaving air light pole. S .. liquid petroleum. lattice Shared Abbreviation Notes latent heat latent heat ratio plastic glazing lightproof.3 ..U N I F O R M .51 ..S T A N D A R D .D R A W I N G ..C A D ... . liquid petroleum..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term leaving air leaving air temperature leaving dry bulb temperature leaving water temperature leaving wet bulb temperature left hand left hand reverse left hand side lexan library light light emitting diode light gage light pole light switch lighting lighting panel lightning lightning arrester lightproof lightproof louver lightproof vent lightweight lightweight concrete lightweight concrete masonry unit lightweight insulating concrete lightweight plaster limestone limit switch limited TERMS Abbreviation LA LAT LDBT LWT LWBT LH LHR LHS ---LIB LT LED LT GA LP LT SW LTG LTG PNL LTNG LA LP LPL LPV LT WT LWC LCMU LWIC LW PLAS LMST LIM SW LTD lightning arrester latitude.

. lower left.N A T I O N A L .U N I F O R M . low level lubricating oil liquid natural gas UDS-05. ...52 . lightproof. S .V E R S I O N .S T A N D A R D .D R A W I N G . low pressure (mechanical) low pressure gas liquid angle lead lined....3 .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term line ground line of sight linear linear ceiling diffuser linear diffuser linear feet (foot) linen closet linoleum liquid liquid gas liquid natural gas liquid oxygen liquid petroleum liquid petroleum gas liquor liter liter per second live load living room load-bearing location lock on locked rotor amps locker locker room locknut lockwasher logarithm long leg horizontal long leg vertical longitude longitudinal TERMS Abbreviation LG LOS LIN LCD LD LF L CL LINO LIQ LG LNG LOX LP LPG LIQ L L/s LL LR LD BRG LOC LO LRA LKR LKR RM LKNT LKWASH LOG LLH LLV LNG LONG liquid gas Shared Abbreviation Notes liquor line ground longitude light pole.C A D .

live load.N A T I O N A L .C A D .. liquid petroleum liquid petroleum gas low pressure steam low pressure sodium lead lined..3 .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ....U N I F O R M .S T A N D A R D .. S . lightproof.53 . live load. low level lock on acrylic sheet UDS-05..V E R S I O N . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term loose cubic meter loose cubic yard loose fill insulation loudspeaker louver louver door louvered louvered roof vent low density polyethylene low level low point low power factor low pressure (mechanical) low pressure alarm switch low pressure boiler low pressure condensate return low pressure drip trap set low pressure gas low pressure return low pressure sodium low pressure steam low temperature hot water low voltage low water low water cut off low water mark lower left lubricate lubricating oil lubricating oil pump lubricating oil vent lucite TERMS Abbreviation LCM LCY LF INS ---LVR LVDR LVD LRV LDPE LL LPT LPF LP LPAS LPB LPCR LPDT LPG LPR LPS LPS LTHW LV LW LWCO LWM LL LUB LO LOP LOV ---- Shared Abbreviation Notes speaker lead lined. .D R A W I N G . lower left light pole.

mixing box metal corner bead mechanical contractor..N A T I O N A L . motor starter machine bolt.3 . ..V E R S I O N . moment connection metal deck mass flow rate TERMS UDS-05. moisture content.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .54 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term lumber lumen lumen dirt depreciation lumens per watt lump sum Abbreviation LBR LM LDD LPW LS MACH MB MACH RM MS MAG MN MAHOG MB MCH MCB MAINT MAU MPT MGT MH MC MAN MAV MD MTS MVD MFD MFR MFR REC Shared Abbreviation Notes large scale. metal-clad. lawn sprinkling M machine machine bolt machine room machine screw magnet magnetic north mahogany mail box mail chute main circuit breaker maintenance make up air unit male pipe thread management manhole manhole cover manual manual air vent manual damper manual transfer switch manual volume damper manufactured manufacturer manufacturer's recommendation mail box.S T A N D A R D ..C A D ...U N I F O R M .. mixing box mop sink..D R A W I N G . S . medicine cabinet.

.S T A N D A R D .. .V E R S I O N .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..N A T I O N A L . S .C A D .55 ..3 . medicine cabinet.U N I F O R M .. monolithic mounted manhole cover.D R A W I N G . moment connection medium UDS-05. moisture content.. metal-clad. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term manufacturing Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association marble base marble floor Marble Institute of America marble threshold marker masonite masonry opening mass flow rate master antenna television system master bedroom master switch masterkeyed masthead mastic mastic floor material materials list matrix maximum maximum overcurrent protection mean sea level mean temperature difference measure mechanical mechanical contractor mechanical engineer mechanical room medical TERMS Abbreviation MFG MFMA MRB MRF MIA MRT MKR ---MO MFR MATV MBR MSW MKD MHD ---MF MATL ML MTX MAX MOCP MSL MTD MEAS MECH MC ME MECH RM MED Shared Abbreviation Notes Metal Framing Manufacturers Association hardboard motor operated manufacturer member adhesive mill finish metal lath..

N A T I O N A L . S .. medicine cabinet.... monolithic UDS-05. mechanical contractor. mechanical contractor. moment connection medical Notes miles per gallon mounting microwave master bedroom manhole cover.56 . . moisture content.. metal-clad.D R A W I N G .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term medicine cabinet medium medium density overlay medium pressure medium pressure gas medium pressure return medium pressure steam medium temperature hot water meeting megahertz megavolt-ampere megawatt megawatt hour melamine member membrane membrane waterproofing memorandum mercury meridian metal metal-clad metal base metal corner bead metal deck metal door metal flashing Metal Framing Manufacturers Association metal lath TERMS Abbreviation MC MED MDO MP MPG MPR MPS MTHW MTG MHz MVA MW MWh MEL MBR MEMB MWP MEMO Hg MER MTL MC MTLB MCB MD MTLD MTLF MFMA ML Shared Abbreviation manhole cover.S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N .3 .. moisture content.U N I F O R M .C A D .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . moment connection main circuit breaker manual damper Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association materials list.

D R A W I N G ..S T A N D A R D .U N I F O R M .N A T I O N A L .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . S .V E R S I O N ...C A D ...3 .57 . .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term metal lath and plaster metal nosing metal oxide semiconductor metal partition metal roof metal threshold meter meters per second methyl ethyl ketone mezzanine microphone microwave middle miles per gallon miles per hour military standard mill finish milliampere millimeter million gallons per day millisecond millivolt milliwatt millwork minimum minimum circuit amps minute mirror mirror glass miscellaneous miscellaneous metal miter TERMS Abbreviation ML&P ---MOS MTLP MTLR MT m m/s MEK MEZZ MIC MW MID MPG MPH MIL STD MF mA mm MGD ms mV mW MLWK MIN MCA MIN MIRR ---MISC ---MIT Shared Abbreviation Notes abrasive nosing mount megawatt medium pressure gas mastic floor minute minimum reflective glass metal fabrications UDS-05..

. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term mixed air mixed air temperature mixing box model modified bitumen modify modulator-demodulator module modulus of elasticity modulus of section moisture moisture content moisture resistant molding (moulding) moment moment connection moment of inertia monitor monolithic monument mop rack mop service basin mop sink mop/broom holder motor motor control center motor direct connect motor generator motor operated motor operated damper TERMS Abbreviation MA MAT MB MOD MOD BIT MOD MODEM MOD E Z MSTRE MC MR MLDG M MC I MON ML MON MOPR MSB MS MBH MOT MCC MDC MG MO MOD Shared Abbreviation Notes machine bolt. medicine cabinet. motor operated damper model.. modify. medicine cabinet. moisture content interstate (highway) monument materials list. mail box modify.58 . metal-clad.D R A W I N G .3 . metal lath monitor machine screw.V E R S I O N .. mechanical contractor. motor operated damper east manhole cover.S T A N D A R D . modify. motor operated damper model.. motor starter masonry opening model. moment connection manhole cover. module. metal-clad. module UDS-05. S .N A T I O N A L .C A D ...U N I F O R M . module.. . mechanical contractor.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .

.U N I F O R M . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term motor operated valve motor starter mount mounted mounting movable mullion multiple multizone municipal Abbreviation MOV MS MT MTD MTG MVBL MULL MULT MZ MUNIC NPL NAR NS NATL NAAMM NBC NBS NEC NEMA NFRC NFC NFPA NIBS Shared Abbreviation machine screw.S T A N D A R D ..D R A W I N G .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . S ..3 .C A D .. no scale TERMS UDS-05... mop sink metal threshold mean temperature difference meeting Notes N nameplate narrow narrow stile national National Association of Architectural Metal xxxx National Building Code National Bureau of Standards National Electrical Code National Electrical Manufacturers Association National Fenestration Rating Council National Fire Code National Fire Protection Association National Institute of Building Sciences nickel plated near side..V E R S I O N .N A T I O N A L .59 . .

.3 .V E R S I O N .. S .. near side normally closed not in contract abrasive nosing UDS-05..60 . .D R A W I N G .U N I F O R M ..S T A N D A R D ..C A D . no scale north nameplate narrow stile. ground Shared Abbreviation Notes narrow stile.N A T I O N A L .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term National Institute of Standards and Technology National Paint and Coatings Association National Roofing Contractors Association natural natural gas near face near side negative negotiated net weight neutral newton nickel nickel copper nickel copper alloy nickel plated nickel silver night light no paint no scale noise criteria noise isolation class noise reduction noise reduction coefficient nominal non-metallic non-reinforced concrete pipe non-slip stair nosing noncombustible TERMS Abbreviation NIST NPCA NRCA NAT G NF NS NEG NEGTD NT WT NEUT N NKL NICOP NCA NPL NI SIL NL NP NS NC NIC NR NRC NOM NM NRCP ---NCOMBL girder..

.N A T I O N A L .S T A N D A R D .61 . S ...3 ... .V E R S I O N .U N I F O R M .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .C A D .D R A W I N G . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term nonflammable nonfused nonloadbearing nonmagnetic nonremovable nonstandard normal normally closed normally open north not applicable not exceeding not in contract not to scale notice of clarification notice to proceed number numeral Abbreviation NONFLMB NFSD NLB NMAG NRP NON STD NORM NC NO N NA NE NIC NTS NOC NTP NO NUM Shared Abbreviation Notes noise criteria number newton noise isolation class normally open TERMS UDS-05...

U N I F O R M ..62 .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ... S .C A D .N A T I O N A L ..D R A W I N G .3 .. .V E R S I O N . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term Abbreviation Shared Abbreviation Notes O obscure glass obscure wired glass observation window Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration occupy octagon office oil circuit breaker oil circuit recloser oil gage oil level oil pressure oil proof oil seal oil switch oil temperature gauge on center one thousand gallons per hour one thousand square feet one-way opaque open web steel joists opening operable operating room operating steam pressure opposite opposite hand optimum OGL OWGL OBW OSHA OCC OCT OFF OCB OCR OGA OLVL OPRS OP OSL OS OTG OC MGPH MSF 1WAY OPQ ---OPNG OPR OR OSP OPP OPH OPT steel joists outside radius optional TERMS UDS-05.S T A N D A R D ...

.U N I F O R M ..S T A N D A R D ..3 .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term optional ordnance organic original ornamental ounce out to out outlet outside air outside air damper outside air grille outside air intake outside diameter outside dimension outside face outside face of studs outside radius over overall overcurrent overflow overflow drain overflow roof drain overhang overhead (coiling) door overload override owner furnished/contractor installed owner furnished/owner installed oxygen Abbreviation OPT ORD ORG ORIG ORN OZ O/O OUT OA OAD OAG OAI OD OD OF OFS OR O/ OA OVC OVFL OFD ORD OH OH DR OL OVRD OF/CI OF/OI O Shared Abbreviation optimum overflow roof drain Notes overall outside dimension outside diameter operating room outside air ordnance TERMS UDS-05.N A T I O N A L . S .D R A W I N G .C A D ..63 ..V E R S I O N ..

.S T A N D A R D .64 .U N I F O R M .3 . pull box. panic bar.D R A W I N G . .V E R S I O N .. push/pull painted base. pneumatic tube.. pull box.. pull box. pressure treated panelboard. pushbutton printed parapet parallel UDS-05..C A D ..N A T I O N A L .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . S . pumped return polypropylene (plastic). panelboard. pushbutton pipe rail.. panic bar. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term Abbreviation Shared Abbreviation Notes P package PKG packaged terminal air conditioner PTAC paint painted base painted metal Painting and Decorating Contractors of America pair panel panel point panelboard panic bar panic bolt paper cup dispenser paper towel dispenser paper towel dispenser and receptacle paper towel receptacle paragraph parallel parapet parenthesis parging parking parking garage parking lot parkway part number partial TERMS PT PB PMTL PDCA PR PNL PP PB PB PANB PCD PTD PTDR PTR PARA PAR PAR PAREN PARG PRKG PK GAR PK LOT PKWY PN PART pipe thread. pushbutton painted base. post-tensioned.

S .D R A W I N G . ..C A D . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term particleboard partition parts per milllion pascal pass-through window pass window passenger paste pattern paved paved road pavement paving pedestal pegboard pendant penetrate penny (nail) penthouse percent perforated perform perimeter period permanent perpendicular petroleum pharmacy phase phase meter phillips head screw TERMS Abbreviation PBD PTN PPM Pa ---PW PASS ---PAT PV PV RD ---PVG PED PGBD PEND PEN D PH PCT PERF PERF PERIM PER PERM PERP PETRO PHAR PH PM PHS Shared Abbreviation Notes counter shutter or sliding window adhesive paving deep.3 .S T A N D A R D .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .N A T I O N A L .V E R S I O N . depth phase perform perforated penthouse UDS-05....65 ....U N I F O R M .

66 . . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term photoelectric photoelectric cell photograph piece pilaster piling pipe anchor pipe rail pipe sleeve pipe thread pitch pocket pivoted place plant mix bituminous concrete plaster plaster wall plastic plastic laminate plate glass platform plexiglass plumb plumbing plywood pneumatic pneumatic electric pneumatic tube point of curve point of intersection pole polished TERMS Abbreviation PE PEC PHOTO PC PIL PLG PA PR PSL PT ---PIV PLC PMBC PLAS PLST WL PLAS PLAM PL GL PLAT ---PLB PLBG PLYWD PNEU PE PT PC PI P POL Shared Abbreviation pneumatic electric Notes point of curve....3 .D R A W I N G .. pipe thread.N A T I O N A L . post tensioned.S T A N D A R D . post-tensioned. portland cement pump UDS-05. pressure treated sealant pocket post indicator valve plastic plaster acrylic sheet photoelectric paint. pneumatic tube. S . portland cement power amplifier.. polycarbonate. polycarbonate.V E R S I O N . pumped return paint. public address pair.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .C A D .U N I F O R M ... pressure treated piece.

point of curve. pneumatic tube.C A D .S T A N D A R D .U N I F O R M ... portland cement Notes panel point. polycarbonate positive position pivoted purchase order paint.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . push/pull pull station piece. pressure treated TERMS UDS-05..3 . .N A T I O N A L . point of curve... S .. pipe thread.V E R S I O N .67 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term polished plate glass polycarbonate polychlorinated biphenyl polyethylene (plastic) polyisobutylene (plastic) polypropylene (plastic) polystyrene (plastic) polyvinyl acetate polyvinyl chloride (plastic) polyvinyl fluoride (plastic) porcelain portable portland cement Portland Cement Association portland cement plaster position positive post indicator valve post office post-tensioned post-tensioned concrete potable water pound pound-force pound-force per cubic foot pound-force per foot pound-force per horsepower pound-force per hour pound-force per inch pound-force per minute pound-force per square foot pound-force per square inch Abbreviation PPGL PC PCB POLY PIB PP PS PVA PVC PVF PORC PORT PC PCA PCP POS POS PIV PO PT PT CONC POTW LB LBF LBF/CF LBF/FT LBF/HP LBF/H LBF/IN LBF/MIN LBF/SF LBF/SI Shared Abbreviation piece..D R A W I N G .

gage pour poured in place power power amplifier power factor power line power panel power pole power roof exhaust power roof ventilator pre-fit pre-trimmed precast precast concrete Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute precool coil precut prefabricate preference prefinish preformed preheat coil preliminary premolded TERMS Abbreviation PCF PLF PSF PSI PSIA PSIG ------PWR PA PF POW LN ------PRE PRV ------PRCST PCC PCI PCC ---PREFAB PREF PREFIN PREFMD PHC PRELIM PRMLD precast concrete Shared Abbreviation Notes place cast in place pipe anchor. pressure regulator valve.N A T I O N A L ...U N I F O R M . public address panelboard utility pole pressure reducing valve.S T A N D A R D .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .D R A W I N G .. pressure relief valve factory fit factory fit precool coil factory fit UDS-05..3 .C A D .V E R S I O N . S .. ... 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term pounds per cubic foot pounds per linear foot pounds per square foot pounds per square inch pounds per square inch absolute pounds per square inch.68 .

pressure regulator valve. ... pneumatic tube.. pressure relief valve power roof ventilator.U N I F O R M . S ..V E R S I O N . pipe thread..C A D . post tensioned shop coat shop coat paper towel dispenser pressure gage UDS-05. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term premolded expansion joint preparation pressure pressure drop or difference pressure gage pressure reducing station pressure reducing valve pressure regulator valve pressure relief valve pressure switch pressure temperature relief valve pressure treated prestressed concrete previous primary primary hot water return primary hot water supply prime coat primer principal printed probable maximum flood probable maximum precipitation production profile grade project property property line provisional TERMS Abbreviation PEJ PREP PRESS PD PG PRS PRV PRV PRV PRESS SW PTRV PT PS CONC PREV PRI PHWR PHWS ------PRIN PTD PMF PMP PROD PG PROJ PROP PL PROV Shared Abbreviation Notes profile grade power roof ventilator.. pressure reducing valve.S T A N D A R D . pressure relief valve power roof ventilator.69 .. pressure regulator valve paint.N A T I O N A L .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .D R A W I N G .3 . pressure reducing valve.

N A T I O N A L .U N I F O R M . panelboard.V E R S I O N .. pipe rail post office panel point. pull box quadrant quadrangle Q quadrangle quadrant quadruple receptacle outlet quality quality assurance quality control quality control review quality management quantity quarry quarry tile quarry tile base quarry tile floor quarter TERMS UDS-05. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term PSF absolute PSF gage public address pull box pull station pump pump discharge pump suction pumped return purchase order purlins purse shelf push rod push/pull push/pull plate pushbutton Abbreviation PSFA PSFG PA PB PS P PDISCH PMPSCT PR PO PUR PSH PRD PP PP PL PB QUAD QUAD 4OUT QUAL QA QC QCR QM QTY QRY QT QTB QTF QTR Shared Abbreviation Notes pipe anchor. panelboard. . polypropylene (plastic) painted base.S T A N D A R D .. S .3 .70 . pushbutton polystyrene (plastic) pole pair... panic bar.C A D . panic bar... power amplifier painted base.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..D R A W I N G .

D R A W I N G . S . thermal resistance roll roofing radius..U N I F O R M .N A T I O N A L .71 . .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . return air duct resilient flooring range.V E R S I O N .. riser.. riser. return air duct radian.S T A N D A R D ..3 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term quotation Abbreviation QUOT Shared Abbreviation Notes R rabbeted radian radiation radiation hazard radiator radio frequency radius railing railroad rain water leader range rapid start rate of flow rating reactive kilovolt amperes received receiver receptacle reception recessed recessed waste receptacle reciprocal recirculate recreation room rectangle reducer redwood reference reflect RAB RAD RADN RAD HAZ RAD RF R RLG RR RWL R RS Q RTG RKVA RECD RCVR RECPT RCPTN REC RWR RECIP RECIRC REC ROOM RECT RDC RWD REF REFL radiator.. thermal resistance rough sawn heat transfer refrigerator TERMS UDS-05.C A D ...

..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term reflected ceiling plan refractory refrigerant refrigerant discharge refrigerant hot gas refrigerant liquid line refrigerant suction line refrigeration refrigerator register regulation reheat coil reheat valve reinforce reinforced brick masonry reinforced concrete reinforced concrete box reinforced concrete culvert pipe reinforced concrete pipe reinforcement reinforcing bar reinforcing steel reinforcing steel bars relative humidity relief valve remodel remote control removable repair replace reproduce request for information TERMS Abbreviation RCP REFR RFGT RD RHG RLL RSL REFR REF REG REG RHC RHV REINF RBM RC RCB RCCP RCP ------RST REBAR RH RV ---RC REM REP REPL REPRO RFI Shared Abbreviation reinforced concrete pipe refrigeration road. roof hatch roof vent.U N I F O R M . roof ventilator alter or finish reinforced concrete UDS-05.S T A N D A R D .C A D ..3 .. S . . roof drain Notes refractory reference regulation register remote control reflected ceiling plan reinforcing reinforcing right hand.V E R S I O N ...N A T I O N A L .D R A W I N G .72 .

73 ... S .. solid riser road roadway robe hook rocklath roll roofing TERMS Abbreviation RFP REQ REQD R&D RESIL RB RF REST RET RA RAD RA FAN RA GR RAT RVL RVS REV REV RPM RPS RHEO RT RH RHR ROW RDG INS R RD RW RB HK ---RR Shared Abbreviation Notes rubber base radio frequency radian..S T A N D A R D .N A T I O N A L .... radiator revolutions revision relative humidity.D R A W I N G .3 . thermal resistance refrigerant discharge.U N I F O R M . range. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term request for proposal require required research and development resilient resilient base resilient flooring restroom return return air return air duct return air fan return air grille return air temperature reveal reverse revision revolutions revolutions per minute revolutions per second rheostat right right hand right hand reverse right of way rigid insulation. roof drain gypsum lath or metal lath railroad UDS-05. .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . roof hatch radius.C A D .V E R S I O N .

C A D . ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . roof vent root mean square room monitor system rapid start resilient base weathering steel S saddle safety factor safety nosing safety valve salvage sample sand sandblast square foot (feet). road relative humidity..3 .U N I F O R M .. roof ventilator relief valve..D R A W I N G .S T A N D A R D .74 .. right hand Notes relief valve..V E R S I O N .N A T I O N A L . supply fan abrasive nosing sheet vinyl porous fill TERMS UDS-05. S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term rolling steel door roof drain roof hatch roof leader roof top unit roof vent roof ventilator roofing room room air conditioner room monitor system root mean square rough opening rough sawn round round head machine screw round head wood screw rubber rubber base rubber tile floor runway rusting steel Abbreviation RSD RD RH RL RTU RV RV RFG RM RAC RMS RMS RO RS RND RHMS RHWS RBR RB RTF RWY ---SDL SF ---SV SALV SAMP ---SDBL Shared Abbreviation refrigerant discharge..

... single hung (window) shower TERMS UDS-05.C A D .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .75 .. standing seam (roof)..V E R S I O N .D R A W I N G . storm sewer suspended acoustical tile shut off valve slip joint roof hatch spot light shower curtain rod shingles.3 .S T A N D A R D .N A T I O N A L . steam supply. . S ... 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term sanitary sanitary napkin dispenser sanitary napkin disposal unit sanitary sewer saturate schedule schedule of values schematic school scored joint screen scupper scuttle sea level sealant seamless seat cover dispenser secondary hot water return secondary hot water supply section segment select semiconductor controlled rectifier sensible heat sensible heat gain sensible heat ratio sensor separate septic tank service Abbreviation SAN SND SNDU SS SAT SCHED SOV SCHEM SCH SJ SCRN SCP ---SL SLNT SMLS SCD SHWR SHWS SECT SEG SEL SCR SH SHG SHR SNSR SEP SEP TNK SVCE Shared Abbreviation Notes service sink.U N I F O R M .

. smooth UDS-05.N A T I O N A L .V E R S I O N . standing seam (roof).S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . steam supply.. S . small. supply duct sensible heat ratio semiconductor controlled rectifier schedule of values switch sheet metal. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term service sink sewage sewer shading coefficient shaft shaft (elevator) shaft horsepower sheathing sheet sheet metal sheet metal (flashing) sheet vinyl sheeting shelving shingles shop drawings short circuit capacity shoulder shower shower curtain rod shower drain shower head shut off valve shutter sidewalk siding signal silty gravel silty sand similar TERMS Abbreviation SS SWG SWR SC SHT SHFT SFT HP SHTHG SHT SM SHT MTL FLASH SV ---SHV SH SD SCC SHLDR SHR SCR SHRD SHR HD SOV SHTR SW SDG SIG GM SM SIM Shared Abbreviation sanitary sewer...U N I F O R M . storm sewer Notes solid core sheet shaft silty sand. soap dispenser.S T A N D A R D .3 .. smooth safety valve sheathing sensible heat.C A D . small.. single hung (window) smoke detector.76 . storm drain..D R A W I N G ..

double throw single pole. supply duct sheet metal. silty sand.C A D .U N I F O R M . small shop drawings. silty sand.V E R S I O N .. smooth shop drawings.... single throw single receptacle floor outlet single receptacle outlet single throw sink sketch skydome skylight skylite sleeve sliding sliding glass door slip joint slop sink small smoke smoke damper smoke detector smooth soap dispenser Society of American Registered Architects softwood solder TERMS Abbreviation SGL SH SA 1PH 1P SPDT SPST FLOUTS SOUT ST ---SK ---SKLT ---SLV SLDG SGD SJ ---SM SMK SDMPR SD SM SD SARA SFTWD SLDR Shared Abbreviation sensible heat. soap dispenser..D R A W I N G . S .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .3 . smoke detector. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term single single hung (window) single acting (door) single-phase single pole single pole. supply duct UDS-05.. storm drain.. shingles supply air Notes stairs.77 .S T A N D A R D . .N A T I O N A L . street lavatory skylight skylight scored joint service sink sheet metal. storm drain.

V E R S I O N . S .C A D .N A T I O N A L ...S T A N D A R D .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term solenoid valve solid concrete masonry unit solid core solid core wood door solid plastic solution solvent sound insulation sound transmission class south Southern Building Code Congress International space heater speaker special special finish specific gravity specification splash block spline spot elevation spot light sprinkler sprinkler line spruce-pine-fir square square bar square centimeter...78 . .3 . supply fan UDS-05... sump pit sea level safety factor. centimeter squared square foot (feet) square inch square kilometer TERMS Abbreviation SOLV SCMU SC SCWD SP SOLN SLVT SND INS STC S SBCCI SPH SPKR SPCL SP FIN SP GR SPEC SB SPL SP EL SL SPKLR SPR SPF SQ SQ BR cm2 SF SQ IN km2 Shared Abbreviation Notes shading coefficient standpipe.D R A W I N G .U N I F O R M .

S T A N D A R D . street sanitary sewer. service sink. .3 . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term square meter square millimeter square yard staggered stained glass stainless stainless steel stainless steel pipe stairs standard standard cubic feet per minute standard cubic feet per second standard temperature and pressure standing seam (roof) standpipe start/stop static pressure station steam steam gage steam generator steam manhole steam return steam supply steam working pressure Steel Deck Institute Steel Door Institute steel joist Steel Joist Institute TERMS Abbreviation m2 mm2 SQ YD STAG ST GL STNLS SST SSP ST STD SCFM SCFS STP SS SP S/S ST PR STA STM SG ST GEN SMH SR SS STWP SDI SDI STL JST SJI Shared Abbreviation Notes single throw. sump pit sanitary sewer. service sink.D R A W I N G . steam supply.N A T I O N A L ..U N I F O R M .C A D ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ..V E R S I O N ... S . storm sewer Steel Door Institute Steel Deck Institute UDS-05. storm sewer solid plastic... standing seam (roof).79 .

smoke detector. supply duct sanitary sewer.N A T I O N A L . .S T A N D A R D . stairs straight. soap dispenser..U N I F O R M . stringers straight.3 .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U ... 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term steel lintel steel plate steel roof deck steel truss steel tube Steel Window Institute stepping stiffener stirrup storage storeroom storm drain storm drain manhole storm sewer storm water straight strainer street strike stringers strobe strobe/horn structural structural clay tile structural engineer structural steel stucco styrene butadien styrene subfloor subparagraph TERMS Abbreviation STL LNTL STL PL STL RF DK STL TR STL TB SWI STPG STIF STIR STOR STRM SD SDMH SS ST W STR STN ST STR STR STRB STRB/HRN STRUCT SCT SE STRUCT STL ---SBS SUB FL SUBPAR Shared Abbreviation Notes shop drawings. S . steam supply strike.V E R S I O N ..80 .. service sink.C A D .D R A W I N G . stringers single throw. strike cement plaster UDS-05.. standing seam (roof)..

..81 . .D R A W I N G . soap dispenser.3 .U N I F O R M . storm drain safety factor..N A T I O N A L . S .. standpipe single acting (door) shop drawings. square foot (feet) UDS-05. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term subsoil drain substitute substrate suction sufficient summary sump pit sump pump sump tank supervisor supplement supplementary supply supply air supply air grille supply duct supply fan support suppression surface surfaced four sides surfaced one side surfaced two sides surround surveillance camera surveillance equipment surveillence monitor survey suspend suspended acoustical plaster ceiling TERMS Abbreviation SSD SUB SBSTR SUCT SUF SUM SP SMP SUTK SUPVR SUPPL SUP SPLY SA SAG SD SF SPRT SUPN SURF S4S S1S S2S SURR SURV CAM SURV EQUIP SURV MON SURV SUSP SAPC Shared Abbreviation Notes solid plastic.S T A N D A R D ...S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . smoke detector..C A D .V E R S I O N .

3 .. twisted pair temporary TERMS UDS-05..U N I F O R M . S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term suspended acoustical tile suspended acoustical tile ceiling suspended ceiling suspended plaster ceiling suspended unit heater swing door switch switchboard switchgear symbol symmetrical synthetic system Abbreviation SAT SATC SUSP CLG SPC SUH SWDR SW SWBD SWGR SYM SYMM SYNTH SYS TOC TAB TK BD TAN ---TECH TEL TCP TER FOUTT TEL JK TEL OUT TP TTB TV TVOUT TEMP saturate Shared Abbreviation Notes sidewalk T table of content tabulate tackboard tangent tar technical telephone telephone control panel telephone equipment room telephone floor outlet telephone jack telephone outlet telephone pole telephone terminal board television television outlet temperature top of concrete.S T A N D A R D .82 ... traffic control plan terrazzo total pressure.D R A W I N G . top of curb pitch temperature control panel.V E R S I O N ...C A D .N A T I O N A L .. .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .

.U N I F O R M . traffic control plan towel dispenser. range.. TB-01) thermal thermal conductance thermal conductivity thermal resistance thermopane thermostat thickness thousand thousand board feet thousand Btu per hour thousand cubic feet thousand feet board measure thousand foot/pounds thousand pounds thread three-conductor three-phase TERMS Abbreviation T&P VALVE TCP TCV TD TMPD TMPD GL TEMP HDBD TEMP TBM TS TERM TUC TC TER TB-xx THERM C VALUE K VALUE R ---TSTAT THK K MBF MBtuH MCF MBM KIP FT KIP THD 3/C 3PH Shared Abbreviation telephone control panel.S T A N D A R D .g.D R A W I N G .3 .. S .C A D .V E R S I O N ... . trench drain Notes temperature tube steel telephone equipment room radius..N A T I O N A L ... 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term temperature and pressure valve temperature control panel temperature control valve temperature difference tempered tempered glass tempered hardboard temporary temporary benchmark tensile strength terminal terminal unit controller terra cotta terrazzo test boring-xx (e. riser insulating glass kelvin UDS-05.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .83 .

N A T I O N A L . top of frame top of floor.. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term three-ply three-way threshold through through bolt throughout Tile Council of America time and materials to floor above to floor below toilet (plumbing fixture) toilet paper dispenser toilet paper holder tolerance tongue and groove top and bottom top elevation top of ___ top of beam top of concrete top of concrete footing top of concrete wall top of curb top of finish floor top of floor top of footing top of foundation top of frame top of joist top of manhole top of masonry top of parapet TERMS Abbreviation 3PLY 3WAY THRES THRU TB THRUOUT TCA T&M TFA TFB ---TPD TPH TOL T&G T&B TE TO TOB TOC TOC FTG TOC WALL TOC TFF TOF TOF TO FDN TOF TOJ TMH TOM TOP Shared Abbreviation Notes towel bar water closet table of content. top of footing top of pavement UDS-05. top of frame top of floor.84 ..C A D ...U N I F O R M .D R A W I N G .. S .S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N . top of curb table of content.. . top of concrete top of footing.3 ..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .

N A T I O N A L . trench drain top of rim condenser water condenser water telephone control panel.85 .S T A N D A R D .... .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term top of pavement top of rim top of slab top of steel top of truss top of wall topography total dynamic head total pressure total quality management towel bar towel dispenser towel dispenser/receptacle towel rack towel shelf tower water return tower water supply traffic control plan transfer transfer grille transformer transom transparent transparent wood finish transverse expansion joint tread treated treated water return treated water supply trench drain true north tub/shower TERMS Abbreviation TOP TR TOS TOS TOT TOW TOPO TDH TP TQM TB TD TDR TR TSH ------TCP XFER TG XFMR TRANS TRANS TRANS WD FIN TEJ T TRTD TWR TWS TD TN T/S top of parapet towel rack top of steel top of slab Shared Abbreviation Notes telephone pole....C A D .D R A W I N G . twisted pair through bolt temperature difference.U N I F O R M .V E R S I O N .3 . temperature control panel transparent transom temperature difference.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . S . towel dispenser UDS-05.

.V E R S I O N .. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term tube steel tunnel turnbuckle turnpike twindow twist lock twisted pair twisted pair shielded two-conductor two-way typical Abbreviation TS TNL TRNBKL TNPK ---TL TP TPS 2/C 2WAY TYP ULT UV UC UCD UFD UGND UL UNEX UNFIN UNIF UBC UFC UMC UPC UPS UH dBA UWT UNIV tensile strength Shared Abbreviation Notes insulating glass telephone pole... ...S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .C A D .U N I F O R M . S ..S T A N D A R D . total pressure U ultimate ultraviolet undercut undercut door underfloor duct underground Underwriters Laboratories unexcavated unfinish uniform Uniform Building Code Uniform Fire Code Uniform Mechanical Code Uniform Plumbing Code uninterruptible power supply unit heater unit of sound level unit weight universal TERMS UDS-05.3 .D R A W I N G .86 .N A T I O N A L .

S T A N D A R D . vanishing point. velocity pressure. volt ampere reactive variation... volt ampere reactive UDS-05. velocity pressure.U N I F O R M . . S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term unless noted unless noted otherwise unless otherwise noted unpaved road untwisted pair urinal utility utility pole Abbreviation UN UNO UON UNPV RD UTP UR UTIL UP VJ VAC VB VCO VAC VP VRP VB VP VAN ---VP VAP PRF VR VAV VF VFD VAR VAR Shared Abbreviation Notes V V joint vacuum vacuum breaker vacuum cleaner outlet vacuum line vacuum pump vacuum return pump valve box vanishing point vanity vapor barrier vapor pressure vapor proof vapor retarder variable air volume variable frequency variable frequency drive variation varies TERMS vacuum line valve box.... veneer plaster vacuum breaker.C A D ..3 . vapor pressure. vinyl base vacuum vanishing point..D R A W I N G .V E R S I O N . veneer plaster vapor retarder vacuum pump. velocity pressure. vinyl base vacuum pump.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .N A T I O N A L .87 . veneer plaster voltage regulator varies. vapor pressure.

S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .D R A W I N G .C A D ... valve box vitrified clay tile resilient tile UDS-05. S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term vehicle velocity velocity pressure veneer veneer plaster vent stack vent through roof ventilation ventilator veranda verify verify in field vertical vertical curve vertical grain vertical unit heater very high frequency very high output vestibule vibration vicinity video video amplifier video integration village vinyl base vinyl composition tile vinyl faced acoustical tile vinyl tile vinyl wall covering TERMS Abbreviation VEH VEL VP VNR VP VS VTR VENT VENT VRNDA VRFY VIF VERT VC VG VUH VHF VHO VEST VIB VIC VID VIDAMP VINT VIL VB VCT VFAT ---VWC Shared Abbreviation Notes vacuum pump.. vanishing point.. vanishing point. ..U N I F O R M . vapor pressure.. veneer plaster vacuum pump.N A T I O N A L . velocity pressure voltmeter switch ventilator ventilation vacuum breaker. vapor pressure..V E R S I O N .S T A N D A R D .3 .88 .

water column wall hydrant. 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term vinyl wall fabric viscosity visqueen visual vitreous vitrified clay tile volatile organic compound volt volt-ammeter volt ampere volt ampere reactive voltage voltage drop voltage regulator voltage relay voltmeter switch volume volume damper volumeric flow rate Abbreviation VWF VISC ---VIS VIT VCT VOC V VAM VA VAR VOLT VD VR VRLY VS VOL VD VFR WSCT WAU ---W CAB WCO WC WFAB WH WH W/W WHSE Shared Abbreviation Notes vapor retarder vinyl composition tile variation. water heater.... .3 .S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .U N I F O R M . S .V E R S I O N ..S T A N D A R D .89 .N A T I O N A L ..C A D .D R A W I N G ... weep hole TERMS UDS-05. varies volume damper vapor retarder vent stack voltage drop W wainscot wall ash urn wall board wall cabinets wall cleanout wall covering wall fabric wall hung wall hydrant wall to wall warehouse gypsum board water closet. weep hole wall hung. water heater.

weight waste.S T A N D A R D .V E R S I O N . wall hung water column water cooled water cooler water cooler. wall hung water cooling tower water elevation water gage water hammer arrestor water heater water jacket water line water meter water pressure drop water pump water repellent water table waterproof membrane waterproofing watertight watt TERMS Abbreviation WW WWX ---WARR WF W WDSP WW WTR WCHR WC WC WL HNG WC WCLD WCLR WCL WL MTD ---WT EL WG WHA WH WJ WL WM WPD WP WR WT WPM WP WT W Shared Abbreviation wastewater..S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U .... weep hole wind load wire mesh waterproofing.D R A W I N G . weatherproof.90 . working point weather resistant. . weatherproof.C A D . working point water table.N A T I O N A L .U N I F O R M . wall hydrant. S . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term warm white warm white deluxe Warnock Hershey International warranty wash fountain waste waste disposer waste water water water chiller water closet water closet.. west. water closet cooling tower wall hung. wide warm white. wide UDS-05. wireway wall covering. weight water pump. west.. wire rope watertight.. wireway Notes Intertek Testing Services wide flange watt. water column wall covering.3 .

waterproofing. wire rope water pump..3 ..U N I F O R M . S . watt. ... watertight waste.91 .. weather resistant warm white. west wash fountain water line wired glass water meter water repellant. wide wood base work order waste.. water heater water table.N A T I O N A L . 1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Term watthour meter weather weather resistant weather seal weatherproof weatherstrip weep hole weight welded welded wire fabric welded wire mesh west wet bulb wet bulb temperature where occurs wide wide flange wind load window Window and Door Manufacturers Association window unit wire glass wire mesh wire rope wired glass wireway with without wood wood base wood blocking TERMS Abbreviation WHM WEA WR WSL WP WS WH WT WLD WWF WWM W WB WBT WO W WF WL WDW WDMA WU ---WM WR WGL WW W/ W/O WD WB WBL Shared Abbreviation Notes water repellent.V E R S I O N .S T A N D A R D . waste water wood door wet bulb UDS-05.S Y S T E M © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U . watt..D R A W I N G . wall hydrant.C A D . working point wall hung.

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Term wood door wood door and frame wood frame wood furring strips wood louvers wood panelling work order working point working pressure working steam pressure wrought brass wrought iron

Abbreviation WD WDF WFR WFS WD LOUV WDP WO WP WPR WSP WBS WI YD YCO YD YD YH YI YR wood

Shared Abbreviation

Notes

where occurs water pump; waterproofing; weatherproof

Y
yard yard cleanout yard drain yard drainage pipe yard hydrant yard inlet year yard drain; yard drainage pipe yard; yard drainage pipe yard; yard drain

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Abbreviation 1PH 1P 1WAY 2/C 2WAY 3/C 3PH 3PLY 3WAY 4/C 4OUT 4PDT 4PST 4W 4WAY Term single-phase single pole one-way two-conductor two-way three-conductor three-phase three-ply three-way four-conductor quadruple receptacle outlet four-pole double throw four-pole single throw four-wire four-way Shared Abbreviation

A
A LABEL A/C A/C UNIT A/E AACE AAD AAMA AAP AAV AB ABAN Class A door air condition air conditioning unit architect/engineer American Association of Cost Engineers automatic air damper American Architectural Manufacturers Association alarm annunciator panel automatic air vent anchor bolt abandon

ABBREVIATIONS

UDS-05.93

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Abbreviation ABBRV ABC ABC ABNL ABRSV ABRSV RES ABS ABS ABSORB AC AC AC AC ACC ACCU ACHKV ACI ACID RES ACID RES CI ACID RES P ACID RES V ACID RES W ACOUS INSUL ACOUS PNL ACP ACP ACR ACS ACS DR ACS FLR ACS PNL ACSR
ABBREVIATIONS

Term abbreviation aggregate base course Associated Builders and Contractors abnormal abrasive abrasive resistant absolute acrylonitrile butadiene styrene absorption alternating current armored cable asbestos cement asphaltic concrete accessible air cooled condensing unit automatic check valve American Concrete Institute acid resistant acid resistant cast iron acid resistant pipe acid resistant vent acid resistant waste acoustical insulation acoustical panel asphaltic concrete paving automatic control panel across automatic control system access door access floor access panel aluminum cable steel reinforced

Shared Abbreviation Associated Builders and Contractors aggregate base course

acrylonitrile butadiene styrene absolute armored cable; asbestos cement; asphaltic concrete alternating current; asbestos cement; asphaltic concrete alternating current; armored cable; asphaltic concrete alternating current; armored cable; asbestos cement

automatic control panel asphaltic concrete paving

UDS-05.94

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U.S..NATIONAL.CAD.STANDARD.VERSION.3.1
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation ACST ACT ACU ACV AD ADA ADC ADDL ADDM ADH ADJ ADJ ADJ ADMIN ADS AF AFC AFC AFF AFG AFS AGA AGC AGGR AH AHJ AHR AHU AI AIA AIC AISC
ABBREVIATIONS

Term acoustic acoustical ceiling tile assembled cooling unit automatic control valve area drain Americans with Disabilities Act automatic door closer additional addendum adhesive adjacent adjoining adjustable administration automatic door seal audio frequency above finished counter automatic frequency control above finished floor above finished grade above finished slab American Gas Association Associated General Contractors aggregate ampere hour authority having jurisdiction anchor air handling unit Asphalt Institute American Institute of Architects ampere interrupting capacity American Institute of Steel Construction

Shared Abbreviation

adjoining; adjustable adjacent; adjustable adjacent; adjoining

automatic frequency control above finished counter

UDS-05.95

UNIFORM .DRAWING .SYSTEM
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U.S..NATIONAL.CAD.STANDARD.VERSION.3.1
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation ALLOW ALM ALNMT ALT ALT ALT NO ALTRN ALUM AM AMB AMP AMPL AMT ANG BM ANN ANOD ANSI ANT APA APC APD APP APP APPD APPROX APPX APR APT APT APU AR ARCH
ABBREVIATIONS

Term allowance alarm alignment alternate altitude alternate number alteration aluminum amplitude modulation ambient ampere amplifier amount angle beam annunciator anodize American National Standards Institute antenna American Plywood Association acoustical panel ceiling air pressure drop appearance atactic propylene approved approximate appendix air pressure return line apartment Association for Preservation Technology auxiliary power unit as required Architect

Shared Abbreviation

altitude alternate

atactic propylene appearance

Association for Preservation Technology apartment

UDS-05.96

UNIFORM .DRAWING .SYSTEM
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U.S..NATIONAL.CAD.STANDARD.VERSION.3.1
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation ARF ART AS AS ASB ASC ASC ASC ASCE ASD ASEC ASHRAE ASI ASKLR ASME ASPH ASR ASSN ASSY ASTM ASU ASV ASWG ASYM ATC ATCH ATM ATM ATS ATTN AUTO
ABBREVIATIONS

Term architectural finish article air separator ammeter switch asbestos above suspended ceiling amps short circuit asphalt surface course American Society of Civil Engineers automatic sprinkler drain American Standard Elevator Codes American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers Architect's Supplemental Instruction automatic sprinkler American Society of Mechanical Engineers asphalt automatic sprinkler riser association assembly American Society for Testing and Materials air supply unit angle stop valve American steel wire gauge asymmetrical acoustical tile ceiling attachment atmosphere automatic teller machine automatic transfer switch attention automatic

Shared Abbreviation

ammeter switch air separator amps short circuit; asphalt surface course above suspended ceiling; asphalt surface course above suspended ceiling; amps short circuit

automatic teller machine atmosphere

UDS-05.97

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U.S..NATIONAL.CAD.STANDARD.VERSION.3.1
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation AUTO XFMR AUX AV AV AV AVE AVG AW AW AW AWG AWI AWL AWN WDW AWP AWPA AWS AWT AWWA AX FL AZ

Term auto transformer auxiliary acid vent air vent audio visual avenue average acid waste actual weight architectural woodwork American wire gauge Architectural Woodworking Institute acid waste line awning window air water pump American Wood Preservers' Association American Welding Society acoustical wall treatment American Water Works Association axial flow azimuth broom closet Class B door base plate balled and burlapped bell and bell grade B or better (lumber) bell and flange bell and spigot back to back board measure

Shared Abbreviation

air vent; audio visual acid vent; audio visual acid vent; air vent

actual weight; architectural woodwork acid waste; architectural woodwork acid waste; actual weight

B
B CL B LABEL B PL B&B B&B B&B B&F B&S B/B B/M
ABBREVIATIONS

bell and bell; grade B or better (lumber) balled and burlapped; grade B or better (lumber) balled and burlapped; bell and bell

UDS-05.98

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation BA BAF BAG BAL BALC BAS BAT BAT BAY WDW DH BB BB BB XFMR BBR BC BC BC BC BC BC BC BCV BD BD BD FT
ABBREVIATIONS

Term bright annealed baffle baggage balance balcony building automation system batten battery bay window double hung baseboard bulletin board buck-boast transformer base board radiator back of curb between centers bolt circle bookcase bottom chord brick color building code butterfly check valve board butterfly damper board feet (foot)

Shared Abbreviation

battery batten bulletin board baseboard

between centers; bolt circle; bookcase; bottom chord; brick color; building code back of curb; bolt circle; bookcase; bottom chord; brick color; building code back of curb; between centers; bookcase; bottom chord; brick color; building code back of curb; between centers; bolt circle; bottom chord; brick color; building code; back of curb; between centers; bolt circle; bookcase; brick color; building code back of curb; between centers; bolt circle; bookcase; bottom chord; building code back of curb; between centers; bolt circle; bookcase; bottom chord; brick color butterfly damper board

UDS-05.99

UNIFORM .DRAWING .SYSTEM
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U.S..NATIONAL.CAD.STANDARD.VERSION.3.1
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation BDD BDNG BDRY BEV BF BFBP BFF BFP BFV BFW BFWP BHMA BHP BI FLD DR BIA BIL BITUM BJT BKBD BKG BKGD BL BL BL MTH BLB T BM BLD BLDG BLKHD BLKT BLO BLR BLR HP
ABBREVIATIONS

Term backdraft damper bedding boundary bevel both faces boiler feed booster pump below finish floor backflow preventer butterfly valve boiler feedwater boiler feedwater pump Builder's Hardware Manufacturer's Association brake horsepower bifolding doors Brick Institute of America basic insulation level bituminous bed joint backboard backing background base line building line bell mouth bulb tee beam build building bulkhead blanket blower boiler boiler horsepower

Shared Abbreviation

building line base line

UDS-05.100

UNIFORM .DRAWING .SYSTEM
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U.S..NATIONAL.CAD.STANDARD.VERSION.3.1
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation BLST BLT BLT BLT IN BLVD BLW BLW CLG BLWDN BM BM BM BN BNDG BO BOCA BOS BOT BOT F BP BPRF BR BRCG BRDG BRDG JST BRG BRG PL BRKR BRKT BRLP BRZ BS
ABBREVIATIONS

Term

Shared Abbreviation

ballast borrowed light built built borrowed light built-in boulevard below below ceiling blowdown beam benchmark; bending moment benchmark beam; bending moment bending moment beam; benchmark bullnose bonding blowoff Building Officials and Code Administrators Association International bottom of steel bottom bottom face building paper bulletproof (bullet-resistant) bedroom bracing bridging bridging joist bearing bearing plate breaker bracket burlap bronze both sides
UDS-05.101

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U.S..NATIONAL.CAD.STANDARD.VERSION.3.1
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation BSMT BSP BSTR BT BT WLD BTR Btu BtuH BTWN BU BU BUR BV BW BWG BX BYP

Term basement black steel pipe booster bathtub butt weld better British thermal unit British thermal unit per hour between built-up bushel built-up roofing ball valve both ways Birmingham wire gauge interlocked amored cable by pass Celsius channel cast concrete Class C door center to center thermal conductance grade C and better curb and gutter carpet and pad cooling coil cabinet ceiling attenuation class calorie calculate

Shared Abbreviation

bushel built-up

C
C C C CONC C LABEL C TO C C VALUE C&BTR C&G C&P C/C CAB CAC CAL CALC
ABBREVIATIONS

channel Celsius

UDS-05.102

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CAM CAN CANTIL CANV CAP CAP CAT CATV CATW CAV CB CB CB CB CB CBB CC CCD CCF CCR CCTV CCW cd CD CD CDW CDWR CDWS CEM CEM CEM FIN CEM PLAS
ABBREVIATIONS

Term camber canopy cantilever canvas capacitor capacity catalog community antenna television catwalk cavity carriage bolt catch basin cement base ceramic base corner bead cementitious (backer) board cubic centimeter contract change directive hundred cubic feet control contactor closed circuit television counterclockwise candela construction documents contract documents chilled drinking water chilled drinking water return chilled drinking water supply cement cemetery cement finish cement plaster

Shared Abbreviation

capacity capacitor

catch basin; cement base; ceramic base; corner bead carriage bolt; cement base; ceramic base; corner bead carriage bolt; catch basin; ceramic base; corner bead carriage bolt; catch basin; cement base; corner bead carriage bolt; catch basin; cement base; ceramic base

construction documents; contract documents candela; contract documents candela; construction documents

cemetery cement

UDS-05.103

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CEM PLAS CLG CER CERT CF CF CF/CI CF/OI CFC CFE CFLG CFM CFMF CFS CG CG CG CGSFU CH CH CH BD CHEM CHFR CHG CHK CHKV CHMBR CHR PL CHW CHW CHWP CHWPP CHWR
ABBREVIATIONS

Term cement plaster ceiling ceramic certify cement floor contractor furnished contractor furnished/contractor installed contractor furnished/owner installed chlorofluorocarbons contractor furnished equipment counterflashing cubic feet per minute cold-formed metal framing cubic feet per second center of gravity common ground corner guard ceramic glazed structural facing units chiller coat hook chalkboard chemical chamfer charge check check valve chamber chrome plated chilled water circulating hot water chilled water pump chilled water primary pump chilled water return

Shared Abbreviation

contractor furnished cement floor

common ground; corner guard center of gravity; corner guard center of gravity; common ground coat hook chiller

circulating hot water chilled water

UDS-05.104

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CHWRP CHWS CHWSP CI CI CIP CIP CIR CIRC CISP CJ CJ CK TP CKT CKT BRKR CL CL CL CL D CLASS CLDG CLF CLFMI CLG CLG DCT OUT CLG DIFF CLG GRL CLG HT CLG REG CLKJ CLL CLL
ABBREVIATIONS

Term chilled water recirculating pump chilled water supply chilled water secondary pump cast iron curb inlet cast-in-place cast iron pipe circle circular cast iron soil pipe construction joint control joint cook top circuit circuit breaker center line class close clothes dryer classification cladding current limiting fuse Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute ceiling ceiling duct outlet ceiling diffuser ceiling grille ceiling height ceiling register calked joint column line contract limit line

Shared Abbreviation

curb inlet cast iron cast iron pipe cast in place

control joint construction joint

class; close center line; close center line; class

contract limit line column line
UDS-05.105

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CLO CLOS CLR CLR CLR CLRM CLT CLWG cm cm2 cm3 CM cm/s CMP CMPST CMPTR CMR CMU CNCL CND CNDS CNR CNTOR CNTR CNVR CO CO CO

Term closet closure clear color cooler classroom cleat clear wired glass centimeter square centimeter; centimeter squared cubic centimeter construction management centimeter per second corrugated metal pipe composite computer common mode rejection concrete masonry unit concealed conduit condensate corner contactor counter conveyor carbon monoxide cased opening Certificate of Occupancy

Shared Abbreviation

color; cooler clear; cooler clear; color

center matched

cased opening; Certificate of Occupancy; cleanout; company; cutout carbon monoxide; Certificate of Occupancy; cleanout; company; cutout carbon monoxide; cased opening; cleanout; company; cutout

ABBREVIATIONS

UDS-05.106

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CO CO CO CO2 COAX COEFF COL COM COMB COMM COMP COMPL COMPR COMPT CONC CONC CONC FLR CONC OPNG COND COND CONDN CONF CONN CONSTR CONSULT CONT CONT CONTR CONTR
ABBREVIATIONS

Term cleanout company cutout carbon dioxide coaxial cable coefficient column common combination, combined communication component complete compressor compartment concentric concrete concrete floor concrete opening condenser condition condensation conference connect construction consultant continue controller contract contractor

Shared Abbreviation carbon monoxide; cased opening; Certificate of Occupancy; company; cutout carbon monoxide; cased opening; Certificate of Occupancy; cleanout; cutout carbon monoxide; cased opening; Certificate of Occupancy; cleanout; company

concrete concentric

condition condenser

controller continue contractor contract
UDS-05.107

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CONV COORD COP COP COR CORN CORR CORR CORRES COTG COV COV COV PL CP CP CP CPLG CPM CPRS CPT CPT CPVC CR CR CR CRCMF CRI CRN CRP CRS CRSI CRT YD
ABBREVIATIONS

Term convert coordinate coefficient of performance (heating) coping change order request cornice correct corridor correspond cleanout to grade cover cut off valve cover plate candlepower concrete pipe control panel coupling critical path method compressible carpet control power transformer chlorinated polyvinyl chloride closet rod control relay control room circumference color rendering index crown condensate return pump cold rolled steel Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute courtyard

Shared Abbreviation

coping coefficient of performance (heating)

corridor correct

cut off valve cover concrete pipe; control panel candlepower; control panel candlepower; concrete pipe

control power transformer carpet control relay; control room closet rod; control room closet rod; control relay

UDS-05.108

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CS CS CS CSB CSG CSI CSK CSMT CSP CSTL CSWK CT CT CT CT STN CTB CTD CTF CTG CTI CTR CTR CTR CTRL CTS CTV CU CU CU CU FT CU IN CU YD
ABBREVIATIONS

Term cast stone commercial standard control switch concrete splash block casing Construction Specifications Institute counter sunk casement concrete sewer pipe cast steel casework ceramic tile count current transformer cut stone ceramic tile base coated ceramic tile floor coating Ceramic Tile Institute of America center contour cooling tower return control cooling tower supply cable television coefficient of utilization copper cubic cubic feet cubic inch cubic yard

Shared Abbreviation commercial standard; control switch cast stone; control switch cast stone; commercial standard

count; current transformer ceramic tile; current transformer ceramic tile; count

contour; cooling tower return center; cooling tower return center; contour

copper; cubic coefficient of utilization; cubic coefficient of utilization; copper

UDS-05.109

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TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviation CUB CUH CUR CURT CUST CV CW CW CW CW CW CWP CWP CWR CWS CWT CWX CYL CYL L CYP cubicle cabinet unit heater current curtain custodian control valve casement window chemical waste line clockwise cold water piping cool white circulating water pump condenser water pump condenser water return condenser water supply hundred weight cool white deluxe cylinder cylinder lock cypress

Term

Shared Abbreviation

chemical waste line; clockwise; cold water piping; cool white casement window; clockwise; cold water piping; cool white casement window; chemical waste line; cold water piping; cool white casement window; chemical waste line; clockwise; cool white casement window; chemical waste line; clockwise; cold water piping condenser water pump circulating water pump

D
D D D D CHEM D LABEL D&S D1S D2S deep depth penny (nail) dry chemical Class D door display and storage dressed one side dressed two sides depth; penny (nail) deep; penny (nail) deep; depth

ABBREVIATIONS

UDS-05.110

111 .DRAWING ..SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.STANDARD. duct riser duct return direct digital control definition degree degrees Celsius degrees Fahrenheit delete deliver demolition demonstration density department designation drainage area disable Shared Abbreviation dry bulb database deliver delete demonstration demolition UDS-05.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation D4S DA DA DAP DAT dB DB DB D-B dBA DBL DBL ACT DR DBL GLZ DBT DC DCI DCP DCT SUP DCT/RS DCT/RT DDC DEF DEG DEG C DEG F DEL DEL DEMO DEMO DENS DEPT DES ABBREVIATIONS Term dressed four sides disabled drainage area duct access panel datum decibel database dry bulb design-build unit of sound level double double acting door double glaze dry bulb temperature direct current duct covering insulation dimmer control panel duct supply duct rising.CAD.UNIFORM .3.VERSION.S.NATIONAL.

wall mounted deflection defrost dry film thickness drafting decigram degrease digital double hung (door.112 .NATIONAL. drinking fountain damage free. differential UDS-05.VERSION. drinking fountain damage free. diffuser difference.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation DESCR DESCR DET DETN DEV DF DF DF DF WL MTD DFLCT DFR DFT DFTG dg DGR DGTL DH DHI DHW DHW DI DIA DIAG DIAG DIFF DIFF DIFF DIM DIP DIR DISC DISCH ABBREVIATIONS Term describe description detail detention development damage free diesel fuel drinking fountain drinking fountain.3.STANDARD.UNIFORM . diffuser difference. diesel fuel double hung windows domestic hot water diagram diagonal differential.S.. window) Door Hardware Institute domestic hot water double hung windows drop inlet diameter diagonal diagram difference differential diffuser dimension ductile iron pipe direction disconnect discharge description describe Shared Abbreviation diesel fuel.CAD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING .

3. door. drain.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation DISP DIST DIST DISTR PNL DIV DIV DIW DJ dL DL DLI dm DMPF DMPR DMR DMR SW DOC DOM DOUG FIR DOZ DP DPC DPDT DPS DPST DPT DPT DPTN DR DR DR DR ABBREVIATIONS Term dispenser distance district distribution panel divide division deionized water double joist deciliter dead load duct liner insulation decimeter dampproofing damper dimmer dimmer switch document domestic Douglas fir dozen dew point dampproof course double pole.STANDARD. drain. single throw dew point temperature differential pressure transmitter demountable partition dining room door drain dressing room district distance division divide Shared Abbreviation differential pressure transmitter dew point temperature door. double throw differential pressure sensor double pole. dressing room.CAD.113 .UNIFORM .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. drive dining room.DRAWING . dressing room..S. drive dining room. dressing room. door. drive dining room.VERSION.NATIONAL. drive UDS-05. drain.

NATIONAL.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation DR DR AREA DR CL DR FR DR OPNG DRH DRLV DRST DRSW DS DS DS DSBL DSGN DSP DSPL DT DT DR DTCH DUPL DVTL DW DW DW DWG DWH DWR DWR DWS DWTR DWV DX ABBREVIATIONS Term drive dressing area door closer door frame door opening door holder door louver door stop door switch disconnect switch double strength (glass) downspout disable design dry standpipe disposal drain tile dutch door detach duplicate dovetail dishwasher distilled water domestic water drawing domestic water heater domestic water return drawer domestic water supply dumbwaiter drain.DRAWING .UNIFORM .VERSION. domestic water dishwasher..S. downspout disconnect switch.STANDARD.3. drain.114 . domestic water dishwasher. downspout disconnect switch.CAD. double strength (glass) distilled water. dressing room double strength (glass).SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. waste. distilled water drawer domestic water return UDS-05. and vent duplex Shared Abbreviation dining room. door.

CAD.115 .VERSION.S.UNIFORM .STANDARD.3.DRAWING .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.NATIONAL..1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation DX OUT duplex outlet Term Shared Abbreviation E E E E LABEL EA EAR EAT EC ECC ECC RDCR ECON ECU EDBT EDP EE EER EF EF EFF EFF EFS EFT EG EGB EGRD EGSB EH EHD EHP EHP EIFS ABBREVIATIONS east modulus of elasticity Class E door each exhaust air register entering air temperature edge of curb eccentric eccentric reducer economizer evaporative cooling unit entering dry bulb temperature electronic data processing each end energy efficiency ratio each face exterior finish effective efficiency exterior finish system effect edge grain exterior gypsum board eye guard exterior gypsum sheathing board electric heater electric hand dryer effective horsepower electric heating panel exterior insulation and finish system modulus of elasticity east exterior finish each face efficiency effective electric heating panel effective horsepower UDS-05.

UNIFORM .3. elevation each layer. elevation each layer.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation EJ EJCDC EL EL EL ELAST ELEC ELEC DR OP ELEM ELEM ELEV EM EM EMCP EMER EMER SHR EMI EMS EMT ENAM ENCL ENG ENGR ENGY ENT ENTR ENVIR EO EOS EOV EP EP ABBREVIATIONS Term expansion joint Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee each layer easement line elevation elastomeric electric electric door opener element elementary elevator electromagnetic expanded metal emergency monitoring control panel emergency emergency shower electromagnetic interference energy management system electrical metallic tubing enamel enclosure engine engineer energy electrical nonmetallic tubing entrance environment electrical outlet edge of slab electrically operated valve edge of pavement (paving) electrical panel (panelboard) Shared Abbreviation easement line.STANDARD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.VERSION.DRAWING .S.NATIONAL.CAD. easement line elementary element expanded metal electromagnetic electrical panel (panelboard) edge of pavement (paving) UDS-05..116 .

3.VERSION.CAD..NATIONAL.S.DRAWING .STANDARD.117 .UNIFORM .1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation EPA EPB EPDM EPO EPRF EPS EPT EQ EQL SP EQUIP EQUIV ERD ERW ES ES ESC ESC ESCAL ESMT ESP ESP EST ESTB ET ETC ETC EVAC EVAP EW EWA EWBT EWC ABBREVIATIONS Term Environmental Protection Agency electric panel board ethylene propylene diene monomer emergency power off explosion proof expanded polystyrene board (insulation) external pipe thread equal equally spaced equipment equivalent existing roof drain electrical resistance welding edge of shoulder electrostatic escape escutcheon escalator easement especially external static pressure estimate establish effective temperature and so forth et cetera evacuate evaporate each way Engineered Wood Association entering wet bulb temperature electric water cooler Shared Abbreviation electrostatic edge of shoulder escutcheon escape et cetera and so forth UDS-05.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.

fire line Fahrenheit.118 .NATIONAL. exposed expand.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation EWH EWS EWT EX EXC EXCH EXCL EXEC EXH EXH EXH A EXH DT EXH FN EXH GR EXH HD EXHV EXIST EXP EXP EXP EXP BT EXST GR EXT EXT EXT EXT GR EXT LT EXTN EXTRU Term electric water heater eye wash station entering water temperature example excavate exchanger exclude execute exhaust exhibit exhaust air exhaust duct exhaust fan exhaust air grille exhaust hood exhaust vent existing expand expansion exposed expansion bolt existing grade exterior external extinguisher exterior grade exit light extension extrusion Fahrenheit female Shared Abbreviation exhibit exhaust expansion. extinguisher exterior. extinguisher exterior.VERSION. expansion external. fire line UDS-05.UNIFORM .CAD.S. exposed expand. external F F F ABBREVIATIONS female.STANDARD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.3..DRAWING .

fresh air face area.STANDARD. fire alarm.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. female Shared Abbreviation final assembly. fire alarm.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation F F BRK F METER F/F F1S F2S F4S FA FA FA FA FAAP FAB FABL FABX FAC FACIL FACP FAI FAR FAS FAS FAS BD FAX FB FB FBM FC FC FC BRK FCO FCTY ABBREVIATIONS Term fire line fire brick flowmeter face to face finished one side finish two sides finish four sides face area final assembly fire alarm fresh air fire alarm annunciator panel fabric fire alarm bell fire alarm box factor facility fire alarm control panel fresh air inlet (intake) floor area ratio fascia fire alarm station fascia board facsimile fire blanket flat bar foot board measure file cabinet footcandle face brick floor cleanout factory Fahrenheit.119 .VERSION.DRAWING .S. fresh air face area. fresh air face area.NATIONAL. final assembly.. fire alarm fire alarm station fascia flat bar fire blanket footcandle file cabinet UDS-05. final assembly.3.CAD.UNIFORM .

fire hydrant.CAD. fixture.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation FCU FD FDBK FDC FDCC FDMPR FDO FDR FDR FDTN FDV FDW FE FEA FEC FED FF FF FF BATT FF EL FF INSUL FF&E FFA FFB FGL FH FH FH FH FHA FHC FHMS ABBREVIATIONS Term fan coil unit floor drain feedback fire department connection fire department connection cabinet fire damper feedout feeder fire door foundation fire department valve feedwater fire extinguisher Federal Energy Administration fire extinguisher cabinet federal far face finish face foil backed batt insulation finish floor elevation foil backed insulation furniture.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. flat head screws fire hose. flat head. fire hydrant.3.UNIFORM .. and equipment from floor above from floor below fiberglass fire hose fire hydrant flat head flat head screws Federal Housing Administration fire hose cabinet flat head machine screw Shared Abbreviation fire door feeder finish face far face fire hydrant.NATIONAL.120 . flat head screws fire hose.VERSION. flat head screws fire hose.STANDARD. flat head.S.DRAWING . flat head UDS-05.

NATIONAL.DRAWING .STANDARD.3.S.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation FHP FHR FHWA FHWS FIG FIL FIN FIN BS FIN FLR FIN GR FIN WD FIXT FL FL FL FIN CONC FL OUT FL OZ FL SW FLA FLASH FLDG FLEX FLG FLG FLL FLMB FLMT FLOUTS FLR FLR FLR FIN FLR PL ABBREVIATIONS Term full height partition fire hose rack Federal Highway Adminstration flat head wood screw figure fillet finish finish both sides finish floor finish grade finish wood fixture floorline foot-lambert float finish concrete floor outlet fluid ounce flow switch full load amps flashing folding flexible flange flooring flow line flammable flush mount single receptacle floor outlet filler floor floor finish floor plate Shared Abbreviation foot-lambert floorline flooring flange floor filler UDS-05.VERSION..UNIFORM .CAD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.121 .

UNIFORM .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.VERSION.STANDARD. fuel oil field order.DRAWING .CAD. fuel oil supply face of slab.S.NATIONAL.122 .. face of stud UDS-05.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation FLR REG FLR SK FLRD FLT FLT GL FLTR FLUOR FLUOR FIX FLUT FLUT CMU FM FMBD FN FNGR JT FO FO FO FOC FOC FOF FOF FOM FOP FOR FOS FOS FOS FOTK FOUNT FOUTT FOV FOW ABBREVIATIONS Term floor register floor sink flared floodlight float glass filter fluorescent fluorescent fixture fluting fluted concrete masonry unit factory mutual form board fence finger joint field order finished opening fuel oil face of concrete face of curb face of finish fuel oil return line face of masonry fuel oil pump fuel oil return face of slab face of stud fuel oil supply fuel oil storage tank fountain telephone floor outlet fuel oil vent face of wall Shared Abbreviation finished opening. fuel oil field order. finished opening face of curb face of concrete fuel oil return line face of finish face of stud. fuel oil supply face of slab.3.

UNIFORM . full scale. Federal Specification. flagpole.DRAWING . full size far side.VERSION. freezing point fire protection.NATIONAL. full scale. Federal Specification. frame fire rating. full size far side.CAD. freezing point fire protection. full scale UDS-05.3. fire station. frame fire rating. flagpole fire resistant.S.STANDARD. Federal Specification. full scale. full size far side. freezing point fire protection. fire station..123 . flagpole.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. fireproof. fire station.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation FP FP FP FP FPL FPM FPS FPT FPW FR FR FR FR GL FR MIR FR MIR/SHF FR SNK FRA FREQ FRG FRMG FRP FRP FRST GL FRT FRTW FRWY FRZ FS FS FS FS FS ABBREVIATIONS Term fire protection fireproof flagpole freezing point fireplace feet per minute feet per second fan powered terminal fire protection water supply fire rating fire resistant frame fritted glass framed mirror framed mirror and shelf flushing rim sink fire rated assembly frequency fiber reinforced gypsum framing fiber reinforced polyester fiberglass reinforced plastic frosted glass freight fire retardant treated wood freeway freezer far side Federal Specification fire station full scale full size Shared Abbreviation fireproof. fireproof. fire station. fire resistant fiberglass reinforced plastic fiber reinforced polyester Federal Specification. full size far side.

UNIFORM . furniture furnace..SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. furnish flush valve. flush valve flood wall fire wall UDS-05.3. foot valve face velocity.124 . foot furnish.DRAWING . fire treated. furniture furnace. foot. fire treated. fully tempered (glass) feet.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation FSC FSH FSN FSP FSS FSTAT FSTNR FT FT FT FT FT/LB FT/LBF FTD FTG FTM FTR FU SW FURG FURN FURN FURN FUS LINK FUT FV FV FV FVNR FVR FW FW FWC ABBREVIATIONS Term federal supply classification fire sprinkler head federal stock number fire standpipe flow sensing switch freezestat fastener feet fire treated foot fully tempered (glass) foot/pound foot/pound force facial tissue dispenser footing federal test methods finned tube radiation fused switch furring furnace furnish furniture fusible link future face velocity flush valve foot valve full voltage non-reversing full voltage reversing fire wall flood wall fabric wallcovering Shared Abbreviation fire treated. fully tempered (glass) feet.VERSION.STANDARD. foot. foot valve face velocity.CAD.NATIONAL. fully tempered (glass) feet.S.

UNIFORM . ground Gypsum Association gage galvanized galvanic grab bar gas bibb generator general glass-fiber-reinforced plastic glass-fiber-reinforced plaster UDS-05.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation FWR FWRK FWS filter water return formwork filter water supply Term Shared Abbreviation G G G G G DISP G LN GA GA GAL GALV GALV GALV STL GB GB GC GCO GD GDR GEN GEN GEN COND GEN PURP GFCI GFRC GFRG GFRP GFRP GI GIP ABBREVIATIONS girder ground natural gas garbage disposal gas line gage Gypsum Association gallon galvanic galvanized galvanized steel gas bibb grab bar general contractor grade cleanout guard guard rail general generator general conditions general purpose ground fault circuit interrupter glass-fiber-reinforced concrete glass-fiber-reinforced gypsum glass-fiber-reinforced plaster glass-fiber-reinforced plastic galvanized iron galvanized iron pipe ground.DRAWING .3.VERSION.STANDARD.CAD. natural gas girder.NATIONAL.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.125 .. natural gas girder.S.

126 .VERSION.DRAWING ..3.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.S.UNIFORM .NATIONAL.CAD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation GL GL GL BLK GLU LAM GLV GLZ GLZ CMU GM GMK GMKD GMP GOVT GP GPC GPD GPH GPM GPR GPS GR GR BM GR FL GR LN GR WT GRAD GRAN GRD OUT GRDN GRL GROM GRTG GRV ABBREVIATIONS Term glass ground level glass block glued laminated wood globe valve glazing glazed concrete masonry unit silty gravel grand master key grand master keyed guaranteed maximum price government group gypsum plaster ceiling gallons per day gallons per hour gallons per minute gas pressure regulator gallons per second gross grade beam ground floor grade line gross weight gradient granite grounded outlet garden grille grommet grating gravity roof ventilator ground level glass Shared Abbreviation groove UDS-05.STANDARD.

1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation GRV GSB GSM GSU GT GT GT GTV GUAR GUT GV GV GVTR GWH GWT GYM GYP GYP BD GYP PLAS groove gypsum sheathing board galvanized sheet metal glazed structural unit grease trap gross ton grout gate valve guarantee gutter gasoline vent gravity vent gas vent through roof gas fired water heater glazed wall tile gymnasium gypsum gypsum board gypsum plaster Term gravity roof ventilator Shared Abbreviation gross ton. heavy commercial.3.DRAWING .UNIFORM . heavy commercial.S. hollow core.STANDARD. grout grease trap.NATIONAL. gross ton gravity vent gasoline vent H H H H PLAM H&CW Ha ha HAGL HAZ HAZ MAT HB HC HC ABBREVIATIONS hatch (roof) high high pressure plastic laminate hot and cold water abrasive hardness hectare heat absorbing glass hazard hazardous materials hose bibb handicap heating coil high hatch (roof) heating coil..CAD. grout grease trap. hose cabinet handicap. hose cabinet UDS-05.127 .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. hollow core.VERSION.

hollow core.NATIONAL. heavy commercial.UNIFORM . hose cabinet handicap.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation HC HC HC HCFC HCMU HCONN HCP HCWD HD HD HD JT HDBD HDNR HDO HDPE HDR HDW HDWD HDWL HEM HEPA HEX HEX HF HG Hg HGR HGV HH HID hL HLDN ABBREVIATIONS Term heavy commercial hollow core hose cabinet hydrochlorofluorocarbons hollow concrete masonry unit hose connector handicapped hollow core wood door hand dryer heavy duty head joint hardboard hardener high density overlay high density polyethylene header hardware hardwood headwall hemlock high efficiency particulate air (filter) heat exchanger hexagon high frequency heat gain mercury hanger hose gate valve hand hole high intensity discharge hectoliter holddown Shared Abbreviation handicap. hose cabinet handicap.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.3. heating coil.VERSION..128 .CAD. heavy commercial. heating coil. heating coil.STANDARD.S. hollow core heavy duty hand dryer hexagon heat exchanger UDS-05.DRAWING .

1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation hm HM HMD HMD HMDF HMF HMMA HMR HNDRL HO HOA HORIZ HOSP HP HP HP HPB HPDT HPF HPG HPR HPS HPS HPT HQ HS HS HS HSE HSKPG HST HSTAT ABBREVIATIONS Term hectometer hollow metal hollow metal door humidity hollow metal door and frame hollow metal frame Hollow Metal Manufacturers Association hammer handrail hold open hand-off-automatic horizontal hospital heat pump high pressure horsepower high pressure boiler high pressure drip trap high power factor high pressure gas high pressure return high pressure sodium high pressure steam high pressure trap headquarters hand sink heat-strengthened (glass) high strength house housekeeping hoist humidistat Shared Abbreviation humidity hollow metal door high pressure.NATIONAL.. high strength hand sink.CAD.UNIFORM .3.DRAWING . heat-strengthened (glass) UDS-05. horsepower heat pump.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.129 .STANDARD.VERSION. high pressure high pressure steam high pressure sodium heat-strengthened (glass).S. high strength hand sink. horsepower heat pump.

SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.UNIFORM .3.S. ventilating.130 .DRAWING .VERSION.STANDARD.CAD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation HT HT TRD HTHW HTWR HTWS HV HV HVAC HVD HVT HVY HW HWB HWC HWCP HWL HWP HWR HWS HWT HWY HYD HYDR Hz Term height heat treated (glass) high temperature hot water heating water return heating water supply high voltage hose valve heating.NATIONAL.. and air conditioning high velocity diffuser high velocity terminal heavy hot water hot water boiler hot water coil hot water circulating pump hot water line hot water pump hot water return hot water supply hot water tank highway hydrant hydraulic hertz Shared Abbreviation hose valve high voltage I I I I/O IAQ IB IBC IC ABBREVIATIONS interstate (highway) moment of inertia input/output indoor air quality I beam International Building Code interrupting capacity moment of inertia interstate (highway) ironing cabinet UDS-05.

DRAWING . interior design identification.NATIONAL.131 .S. inside diameter. inside diameter. water column increase incandescent incinerator included increment independent industrial infinite information inch-pound inch-pound force impact noise rating insurance inches per second Shared Abbreviation interrupting capacity inside diameter.STANDARD.VERSION.UNIFORM .. inside dimension intake fan inside face industrial independent UDS-05.CAD. inside dimension. interior design identification. inside dimension.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation IC ID ID ID ID ID NO IESNA IF IF IFS IGN IIC ILLUM ILLUS IMC IMED IMH IN WC INC INCAND INCIN INCL INCR IND IND INF INFO IN-LB IN-LBF INR INS IN/S ABBREVIATIONS Term ironing cabinet identification inside diameter inside dimension interior design identification number Illumination Engineering Society of North America inside face intake fan inside face of stud ignition impact isolation class illumination illustrate intermediate metal conduit immediate inlet manhole inches.3. interior design identification.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.

NATIONAL.STANDARD. iron pipe size impulses per second. international pipe standard inside radius infrared island insect screen isometric International Standards Organization J JAL JAN JAN CLO ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.DRAWING .S.CAD..132 . iron pipe size impulses per second.UNIFORM .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.VERSION.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation INSTL INSTR INSUF INSUL INSUL PNL INT INTERCOM INTL INV INV EL IP IPM IPS IPS IPS IPT IR IR IRMA IRREG IS IS ISO ISO IT ITS IW IWH Term install instrument insufficient insulation insulated metal panel interior intercommunication international invert invert elevation iron pipe impulses per minute impulses per second international pipe standard iron pipe size iron pipe threaded infrared inside radius inverted roof membrane assembly irregular insect screen island International Standards Organization isometric isolation transformer Intertek Testing Services irrigation water instantaneous water heater jalousie janitor janitor closet Shared Abbreviation international pipe standard.3.

NATIONAL.CAD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation J-BOX JR JS junction box junior janitor's sink Term Shared Abbreviation K k K K K VALUE KA KB KC kCAL KD KD kg kHz KIP KIP FT KIT kL KLF km km2 km/h km/s KO KOP kPa KPL KSF KSI kV ABBREVIATIONS kilo kelvin thousand thermal conductivity cylinder locks keyed alike knee brace kitchen cabinet kilocalorie kiln dried knocked down kilogram kilohertz thousand pounds thousand foot/pounds kitchen kiloliter kips per lineal foot kilometer square kilometer kilometer per hour kilometer per second knockout knock out panel kilopascal kickplate kips per square foot kips per square inch kilovolt thousand kelvin knocked down kiln dried UDS-05..DRAWING .3.S.VERSION.UNIFORM .STANDARD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.133 .

3. leaving air temperature lattitude.STANDARD. lattice UDS-05.NATIONAL.VERSION..1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation kVA kVAh kVAR kW kWh kWhm KWY kilovolt ampere kilovolt ampere per hour kilovolt ampere reactive kilowatt kilowatt hour kilowatt hour meter keyway Term Shared Abbreviation L L L L CL L COL L&L L&P L/s LA LA LAB LAD LAG LAM LAM GL LANH LAQ LAT LAT LAT LATL LAU LAV LBF LBF/FT ABBREVIATIONS angle liter linen closet lally column latch and lock lath and plaster liter per second leaving air lightning arrester laboratory ladder lagging laminate laminated glass launch lacquer latitude lattice leaving air temperature lateral laundry lavatory pound-force pound-force per foot liter angle lightning arrester leaving air lattice.134 .UNIFORM .S.CAD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. leaving air temperature latitude.DRAWING .

NATIONAL.S.3.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation LBF/SF LBF/CF LBF/HP LBF/H LBF/IN LBF/SI LBF/MIN LBR LBS LC LCD LCM LCMU LCY LD LD BRG LDBT LDD LDG LDMK LDPE LDR LED LF LF INS LG LG LH LH LHG LHR LHR ABBREVIATIONS Term pound-force per square foot pound-force per cubic foot pound-force per horsepower pound-force per hour pound-force per inch pound-force per square inch pound-force per minute lumber pound laundry chute linear ceiling diffuser loose cubic meter lightweight concrete masonry unit loose cubic yard linear diffuser load-bearing leaving dry bulb temperature lumen dirt depreciation landing landmark low density polyethylene leader light emitting diode linear feet (foot) loose fill insulation line ground liquid gas latent heat left hand latent heat gain latent heat ratio left hand reverse Shared Abbreviation liquid gas line ground left hand latent heat left hand reverse latent heat ratio UDS-05.STANDARD.VERSION.DRAWING ..CAD.135 .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.UNIFORM .

lower left lead lined.. low level longitude liquid natural gas lubricating oil lock on UDS-05. live load.UNIFORM . live load.NATIONAL.STANDARD.S.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation LHS LIB LIM SW LIN LINO LIQ LIQ LKNT LKR LKR RM LKWASH LL LL LL LL LL GB LLD LLH LLV LM LMST LN LNDSCP LNG LNG LO LO LOC LOG LONG LOP LOS ABBREVIATIONS Term left hand side library limit switch linear linoleum liquid liquor locknut locker locker room lockwasher lead lined live load low level lower left lead lined gypsum board lamp lumen depreciation long leg horizontal long leg vertical lumen limestone lane landscape liquid natural gas longitude lock on lubricating oil location logarithm longitudinal lubricating oil pump line of sight Shared Abbreviation liquor liquid live load. lower left lead lined.136 .DRAWING . lower left lead lined. low level.VERSION.CAD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.3. low level.

3.DRAWING .NATIONAL. liquid petroleum..CAD. liquid petroleum low pressure gas liquid petroleum gas low pressure steam low pressure sodium lawn sprinkling.S. lump sum large scale.137 . low pressure (mechanical) light pole. low pressure (mechanical) light pole. liquid petroleum. lawn sprinkling UDS-05.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. lump sum large scale.STANDARD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation LOV LOX LP LP LP LP LPAS LPB LPCR LPDT LPF LPG LPG LPL LPR LPS LPS LPT LPV LPW LR LRA LRG LRV LS LS LS LT LT FLUOR LT GA LT SW LT WT ABBREVIATIONS Term lubricating oil vent liquid oxygen light pole lightproof liquid petroleum low pressure (mechanical) low pressure alarm switch low pressure boiler low pressure condensate return low pressure drip trap set low power factor liquid petroleum gas low pressure gas lightproof louver low pressure return low pressure sodium low pressure steam low point lightproof vent lumens per watt living room locked rotor amps large louvered roof vent large scale lawn sprinkling lump sum light fluorescent lighting light gage light switch lightweight Shared Abbreviation lightproof.UNIFORM .VERSION. low pressure (mechanical) light pole. lightproof. lightproof.

3.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation LTD LTG LTG PNL LTHW LTNG LUB LV LVD LVDR LVR LW LW PLAS LWBT LWC LWCO LWIC LWM LWT LYR LYT Term limited lighting lighting panel low temperature hot water lightning lubricate low voltage louvered louver door louver low water lightweight plaster leaving wet bulb temperature lightweight concrete low water cut off lightweight insulating concrete low water mark leaving water temperature layer layout meter square meter cubic meter cubic meter per second meter per second moment milliampere mixed air machine machine room magnet Shared Abbreviation M m m2 m3 m3/s m/s M mA MA MACH MACH RM MAG ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.NATIONAL.VERSION.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING .STANDARD..CAD.S.UNIFORM .138 .

metal-clad. medicine cabinet. medicine cabinet. moisture content. moment connection manhole cover. moment connection manhole cover.STANDARD.NATIONAL. medicine cabinet.139 . metal-clad. mechanical contractor. mixing box machine bolt.3. moment connection manhole cover. mechanical contractor. medicine cabinet. moisture content.UNIFORM . moment connection manhole cover. moisture content. mixing box machine bolt. metal-clad. medicine cabinet. moisture content. mechanical contractor.S. metal-clad..DRAWING . mail box member master bedroom mechanical contractor. mechanical contractor.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.CAD. moment connection manhole cover. moisture content ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation MAHOG MAINT MAN MAT MATL MATV MAU MAV MAX MB MB MB MBF MBH MBM MBR MBR MBtu MBtuH MC MC MC MC MC MC Term mahogany maintenance manual mixed air temperature material master antenna television system make up air unit manual air vent maximum machine bolt mail box mixing box thousand board feet mop/broom holder thousand feet board measure master bedroom member British thermal unit (1000) thousand Btu per hour manhole cover mechanical contractor medicine cabinet metal-clad moisture content moment connection Shared Abbreviation mail box.VERSION. metal-clad.

UNIFORM ..140 .S.3.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.VERSION.STANDARD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation MCA MCB MCB MCC MCF MCH MD MD MDC MDO ME MEAS MECH MECH RM MED MED MEK MEL MEMB MEMO MER MEZZ MF MF MFD MFG MFMA MFMA MFR MFR MFR REC MG ABBREVIATIONS Term minimum circuit amps main circuit breaker metal corner bead motor control center thousand cubic feet mail chute manual damper metal deck motor direct connect medium density overlay mechanical engineer measure mechanical mechanical room medical medium methyl ethyl ketone melamine membrane memorandum meridian mezzanine mastic floor mill finish manufactured manufacturing Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association Metal Framing Manufacturers Association manufacturer mass flow rate manufacturer's recommendation motor generator metal corner bead main circuit breaker Shared Abbreviation metal deck manual damper medium medical mill finish mastic floor Metal Framing Manufacturers Association Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association mass flow rate manufacturer UDS-05.CAD.DRAWING .NATIONAL.

module. module.VERSION.141 . motor operated damper UDS-05. monolithic materials list.3.DRAWING .UNIFORM .STANDARD.. monolithic materials list.CAD. metal lath motor operated masonry opening modify. motor operated damper model.S.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation MGD MGPH MGT MH MHD MHz MIA MIC MID MIL STD MIN MIN MIRR MISC MIT MKD MKR ML ML ML ML&P MLDG MLWK mm mm2 mm3 MN MO MO MOCP MOD MOD ABBREVIATIONS Term million gallons per day one thousand gallons per hour management manhole masthead megahertz Marble Institute of America microphone middle military standard minimum minute mirror miscellaneous miter masterkeyed marker materials list metal lath monolithic metal lath and plaster molding (moulding) millwork millimeter square millimeter cubic millimeter magnetic north masonry opening motor operated maximum overcurrent protection model modify Shared Abbreviation minute minimum metal lath.NATIONAL.

module monument monitor miles per gallon medium pressure gas mop sink. mop sink mount metal threshold UDS-05. motor starter machine screw.CAD.142 .DRAWING . motor operated damper model.NATIONAL.STANDARD.3.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.VERSION.S.UNIFORM .. modify. motor starter machine screw.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation MOD MOD MOD BIT MODEM MON MON MOPR MOS MOT MOV MP MPG MPG MPH MPR MPS MPT MR MRB MRF MRT MS MS MS ms MSB MSF MSL MSTRE MSW MT MT ABBREVIATIONS Term module motor operated damper modified bitumen modulator-demodulator monitor monument mop rack metal oxide semiconductor motor motor operated valve medium pressure medium pressure gas miles per gallon miles per hour medium pressure return medium pressure steam male pipe thread moisture resistant marble base marble floor marble threshold machine screw mop sink motor starter millisecond mop service basin one thousand square feet mean sea level moisture master switch metal threshold mount Shared Abbreviation model. modify.

SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.STANDARD.DRAWING .UNIFORM .143 .CAD.3.VERSION..S.NATIONAL.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation MTD MTD MTG MTG MTHW MTL MTLB MTLD MTLF MTLP MTLR MTS MTX MULL MULT MUNIC mV MVA MVBL MVD mW MW MW MWh MWP MZ Term mean temperature difference mounted meeting mounting medium temperature hot water metal metal base metal door metal flashing metal partition metal roof manual transfer switch matrix mullion multiple municipal millivolt megavolt-ampere movable manual volume damper milliwatt megawatt microwave megawatt hour membrane waterproofing multizone Shared Abbreviation mounted mean temperature difference mounting meeting microwave megawatt N N N NA newton north not applicable north newton ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.

CAD.VERSION.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.S.NATIONAL..STANDARD.3.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation NAAMM NAR NAT NATL NBC NBS NC NC NCA NCOMBL NE NEC NEG NEGTD NEMA NEUT NF NFC NFPA NFRC NFSD NI SIL NIBS NIC NIC NICOP NIST NKL NL NLB NM ABBREVIATIONS Term National Association of Architectural Metal xxxx xxManufacturers narrow natural national National Building Code National Bureau of Standards noise criteria normally closed nickel copper alloy noncombustible not exceeding National Electrical Code negative negotiated National Electrical Manufacturers Association neutral near face National Fire Code National Fire Protection Association National Fenestration Rating Council nonfused nickel silver National Institute of Building Sciences noise isolation class not in contract nickel copper National Institute of Standards and Technology nickel night light nonloadbearing non-metallic Shared Abbreviation normally closed noise criteria not in contract noise isolation class UDS-05.UNIFORM .DRAWING .144 .

SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.STANDARD.S.VERSION.UNIFORM .1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation NMAG NO NO NOC NOM NON STD NONFLMB NORM NP NPCA NPL NPL NR NRC NRCA NRCP NRP NS NS NS NT WT NTP NTS NUM Term nonmagnetic normally open number notice of clarification nominal nonstandard nonflammable normal no paint National Paint and Coatings Association nameplate nickel plated noise reduction noise reduction coefficient National Roofing Contractors Association non-reinforced concrete pipe nonremovable narrow stile near side no scale net weight notice to proceed not to scale numeral over out to out oxygen outside air overall outside air damper outside air grille number normally open Shared Abbreviation nickel plated nameplate near side. near side O O/ O/O O OA OA OAD OAG ABBREVIATIONS overall outside air UDS-05.CAD.3.DRAWING .. no scale narrow stile. no scale narrow stile.NATIONAL.145 .

146 .STANDARD.3.UNIFORM .NATIONAL.CAD.DRAWING .VERSION.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation OAI OBW OC OCB OCC OCR OCT OD OD OF OF/CI OFD OFF OF/OI OFS OGA OGL OH OH DR OL OLVL OP OPH OPNG OPP OPQ OPR OPRS OPT OPT OR OR ABBREVIATIONS Term outside air intake observation window on center oil circuit breaker occupy oil circuit recloser octagon outside diameter outside dimension outside face owner furnished/contractor installed overflow drain office owner furnished/owner installed outside face of studs oil gage obscure glass overhang overhead (coiling) door overload oil level oil proof opposite hand opening opposite opaque operable oil pressure optimum optional operating room outside radius Shared Abbreviation outside dimension outside diameter optional optimum outside radius operating room UDS-05..S.

3.UNIFORM .1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation ORD ORD ORG ORIG ORN OS OSHA OSL OSP OTG OUT OVC OVFL OVRD OWGL OZ Term ordnance overflow roof drain organic original ornamental oil switch Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration oil seal operating steam pressure oil temperature gauge outlet overcurrent overflow override obscure wired glass ounce overflow roof drain ordnance Shared Abbreviation P P P Pa PA PA PA PANB PAR PAR PARA PAREN PARG PART PASS PAT ABBREVIATIONS pole pump pascal pipe anchor power amplifier public address panic bolt parallel parapet paragraph parenthesis parging partial passenger pattern pump pole power amplifier.DRAWING .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. public address pipe anchor. power amplifier parapet parallel UDS-05.VERSION.S.CAD.STANDARD.NATIONAL.. public address pipe anchor.147 .

panic bar.VERSION.UNIFORM . pull box point of curve. polycarbonate.NATIONAL. portland cement piece. portland cement piece. panic bar.DRAWING . pull box. portland cement piece.S. panic bar. pushbutton painted base. pull box.STANDARD. point of curve.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation PB PB PB PB PB PBD PC PC PC PC PCA PCB PCC PCC PCCP PCD PCF PCI PCP PCT PD PDCA PDISCH PE PE PEC PED PEJ PEN PEND PER PERF ABBREVIATIONS Term painted base panelboard panic bar pull box pushbutton particleboard piece point of curve polycarbonate portland cement Portland Cement Association polychlorinated biphenyl precast concrete precool coil concrete pavement paper cup dispenser pounds per cubic foot Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute portland cement plaster percent pressure drop or difference Painting and Decorating Contractors of America pump discharge photoelectric pneumatic electric photoelectric cell pedestal premolded expansion joint penetrate pendant period perforated Shared Abbreviation panelboard.. polycarbonate. pushbutton painted base. pull box. pushbutton painted base. point of curve. polycarbonate precool coil precast concrete pneumatic electric photoelectric perform UDS-05.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. panelboard.148 . panelboard. panic bar. panelboard. pushbutton painted base.CAD.3.

NATIONAL.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation PERF PERIM PERM PERP PETRO PF PG PG PGBD pH PH PH PHAR PHC PHOTO PHS PHWR PHWS PI PIB PIL PIV PIV PK GAR PK LOT PKG PKWY PL PL GL PLAM PLAS PLAS ABBREVIATIONS Term perform perimeter permanent perpendicular petroleum power factor pressure gage profile grade pegboard acid/alkaline scale penthouse phase pharmacy preheat coil photograph phillips head screw primary hot water return primary hot water supply point of intersection polyisobutylene (plastic) pilaster pivoted post indicator valve parking garage parking lot package parkway property line plate glass plastic laminate plaster plastic perforated Shared Abbreviation profile grade pressure gage phase penthouse post indicator valve pivoted plastic plaster UDS-05.149 .3.UNIFORM .CAD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING ..STANDARD.VERSION.S.

DRAWING . push/pull panel point. push/pull panel point.3.S..VERSION.NATIONAL.STANDARD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation PLAT PLB PLBG PLC PLF PLG PLST WL PLYWD PM PMBC PMTL PMF PMP PMPSCT PN PNEU PNL PO PO POL POLY PORC PORT POS POS POTW POW LN PP PP PP PP PL PPGL ABBREVIATIONS Term platform plumb plumbing place pounds per linear foot piling plaster wall plywood phase meter plant mix bituminous concrete painted metal probable maximum flood probable maximum precipitation pump suction part number pneumatic panel post office purchase order polished polyethylene (plastic) porcelain portable positive position potable water power line panel point polypropylene (plastic) push/pull push/pull plate polished plate glass Shared Abbreviation purchase order post office position positive polypropylene (plastic).150 .UNIFORM .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.CAD. polypropylene (plastic) UDS-05.

SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. pumped return pair. pressure reducing valve.3. pressure regulator valve. pressure regulator valve. pipe rail Shared Abbreviation pressure reducing valve. pumped return pair. pressure relief valve power roof ventilator.151 . pressure relief valve power roof ventilator.STANDARD.DRAWING ..1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation PPM PR PR PR PRCST PRD PRE PREF PREFAB PREFIN PREFMD PRELIM PREP PRESS PRESS SW PREV PRI PRIN PRKG PRMLD PROD PROJ PROP PROV PRS PRV PRV PRV Term parts per milllion pair pipe rail pumped return precast push rod power roof exhaust preference prefabricate prefinish preformed preliminary preparation pressure pressure switch previous primary principal parking premolded production project property provisional pressure reducing station power roof ventilator pressure reducing valve pressure regulator valve pipe rail.S.CAD.NATIONAL.VERSION. pressure relief valve ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.UNIFORM .

gage pipe sleeve paint pipe thread pneumatic tube post tensioned pressure treated post-tensioned concrete packaged terminal air conditioner paper towel dispenser printed paper towel dispenser and receptacle partition paper towel receptacle pressure temperature relief valve purlins paved paved road polyvinyl acetate polyvinyl chloride (plastic) polyvinyl fluoride (plastic) Shared Abbreviation power roof ventilator.. post tensioned.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING . pressure treated paint. pipe thread.STANDARD.152 .CAD. pneumatic tube. pneumatic tube.VERSION. pressure treated paint.NATIONAL. pipe thread.3. post tensioned. pipe thread.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation PRV PS PS PS CONC PSF PSFA PSFG PSH PSI PSIA PSIG PSL PT PT PT PT PT PT CONC PTAC PTD PTD PTDR PTN PTR PTRV PUR PV PV RD PVA PVC PVF ABBREVIATIONS Term pressure relief valve polystyrene (plastic) pull station prestressed concrete pounds per square foot PSF absolute PSF gage purse shelf pounds per square inch pounds per square inch absolute pounds per square inch. post tensioned.UNIFORM . post tensioned printed paper towel dispenser UDS-05. pressure reducing valve. pressure regulator valve pull station polystyrene (plastic) pipe thread: pneumatic tube. pressure treated paint. pressure treated paint. pneumatic tube.S.

STANDARD. thermal resistance radius. thermal resistance radius. range..UNIFORM .153 .3. thermal resistance radius. riser.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation PVG PW PWR paving pass window power Term Shared Abbreviation Q Q Q QA QC QCR QM QRY QT QTB QTF QTR QTY QUAD QUAD QUAL QUOT heat transfer rate of flow quality assurance quality control quality control review quality management quarry quarry tile quarry tile base quarry tile floor quarter quantity quadrangle quadrant quality quotation rate of flow heat transfer quadrant quadrangle R R R R R R&D RA RA FAN RA GR RAB RAC ABBREVIATIONS radius range riser thermal resistance research and development return air return air fan return air grille rabbeted room air conditioner range.S. riser UDS-05.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.VERSION.NATIONAL. range.CAD. riser.DRAWING .

return air duct radian. return air duct radian. roof drain refrigerant discharge. radiator Shared Abbreviation rubber base resilient base remote control reinforced concrete reinforced concrete pipe reflected ceiling plan road..3.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation RAD RAD RAD RAD HAZ RADN RAT RB RB RB HK RBM RBR RC RC RCB RCCP RCP RCP RCPTN RCVR RD RD RD RDC RDG INS REBAR REC REC ROOM RECD RECIP RECIRC RECPT RECT ABBREVIATIONS Term radian radiator return air duct radiation hazard radiation return air temperature resilient base rubber base robe hook reinforced brick masonry rubber reinforced concrete remote control reinforced concrete box reinforced concrete culvert pipe reflected ceiling plan reinforced concrete pipe reception receiver refrigerant discharge road roof drain reducer rigid insulation.NATIONAL.VERSION.CAD. solid reinforcing steel bars recessed recreation room received reciprocal recirculate receptacle rectangle radiator.S. road UDS-05.DRAWING .UNIFORM .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.STANDARD. roof drain refrigerant discharge.154 .

roof hatch relative ahumidity.S..NATIONAL.STANDARD.CAD.155 .UNIFORM . roof hatch relative humidity.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING .3.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation REF REF REFL REFR REFR REG REG REINF REM REP REPL REPRO REQ REQD RESIL REST RET REV REV RF RF RFG RFGT RFI RFP RH RH RH RHC RHEO RHG RHMS ABBREVIATIONS Term reference refrigerator reflect refractory refrigeration register regulation reinforce removable repair replace reproduce require required resilient restroom return revision revolutions radio frequency resilient flooring roofing refrigerant request for information request for proposal relative humidity right hand roof hatch reheat coil rheostat refrigerant hot gas round head machine screw refrigerator reference refrigeration refractory regulation register Shared Abbreviation revolutions revision resilient flooring radio frequency right hand. right hand UDS-05.VERSION.

1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation RHR RHV RHWS RKVA RL RLG RLL RM RMS RMS RND RO ROW RPM RPS RR RR RS RS RSD RSL RST RT RTF RTG RTU RV RV RV RVL RVS RW ABBREVIATIONS Term right hand reverse reheat valve round head wood screw reactive kilovolt amperes roof leader railing refrigerant liquid line room room monitor system root mean square round rough opening right of way revolutions per minute revolutions per second railroad roll roofing rapid start rough sawn rolling steel door refrigerant suction line reinforcing steel right rubber tile floor rating roof top unit relief valve roof vent roof ventilator reveal reverse roadway Shared Abbreviation root mean square room monitor system roll roofing railroad rough sawn rapid start roof vent.DRAWING .3. roof vent UDS-05.CAD.UNIFORM . roof ventilator relief valve.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.VERSION.S.STANDARD. roof ventilator relief valve.156 .NATIONAL..

NATIONAL.3.UNIFORM .STANDARD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation RWD RWL RWR RWY Term redwood rain water leader recessed waste receptacle runway Shared Abbreviation S S S BM S/S S1S S2S S4S SA SA SAG SALV SAMP SAN SAPC SARA SAT SAT SATC SB SBCCI SBS SBSTR SC SC SCC SCD SCFM SCFS ABBREVIATIONS south beam.VERSION..157 .DRAWING .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. standard start/stop surfaced one side surfaced two sides surfaced four sides single acting (door) supply air supply air grille salvage sample sanitary suspended acoustical plaster ceiling Society of American Registered Architects saturate suspended acoustical tile suspended acoustical tile ceiling splash block Southern Building Code Congress International styrene butadien styrene substrate shading coefficient solid core short circuit capacity seat cover dispenser standard cubic feet per minute standard cubic feet per second supply air single acting (door) suspended acoustical tile saturate solid core shading coefficient UDS-05.S.CAD.

supply fan safety factor. smoke detector.158 . soap dispenser.S.CAD.NATIONAL. storm drain Steel Door Institute Steel Deck Institute square foot (feet). soap dispenser. supply duct shop drawings. supply duct shop drawings.STANDARD.VERSION.UNIFORM .DRAWING . soap dispenser.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation SCH SCHED SCHEM SCMU SCP SCR SCR SCRN SCT SCWD SD SD SD SD SD SDBL SDG SDI SDI SDL SDMH SDMPR SE SECT SEG SEL SEP SEP TNK SF SF SF SFT HP ABBREVIATIONS Term school schedule schematic solid concrete masonry unit scupper semiconductor controlled rectifier shower curtain rod screen structural clay tile solid core wood door shop drawings smoke detector soap dispenser storm drain supply duct sandblast siding Steel Deck Institute Steel Door Institute saddle storm drain manhole smoke damper structural engineer section segment select separate septic tank safety factor square foot (feet) supply fan shaft horsepower Shared Abbreviation shower curtain rod semiconductor controlled rectifier smoke detector. supply duct shop drawings. smoke detector.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. supply fan safety factor. smoke detector. storm drain. soap dispenser.3. square foot (feet) UDS-05. storm drain.. storm drain. supply duct shop drawings.

CAD.UNIFORM . shingles shower sensible heat ratio sheet shaft SHT MTL FLASH sheet metal (flashing) SHTHG SHTR SHV SHWR SHWS SI SIG SIM SJ SJ SJI SK SKLT ABBREVIATIONS sheathing shutter shelving secondary hot water return secondary hot water supply International System of Units signal similar scored joint slip joint Steel Joist Institute sketch skylight slip joint scored joint UDS-05.159 .NATIONAL.DRAWING .S.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation SFTWD SG SGD SGL SGPH SH SH SH SHFT SHG SHLDR SHR SHR SHR HD SHRD SHT SHT Term softwood steam gage sliding glass door single Gallons Per Hour. Standard sensible heat shingles single hung (window) shaft (elevator) sensible heat gain shoulder sensible heat ratio shower shower head shower drain shaft sheet Shared Abbreviation shingles.STANDARD.VERSION.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U..3. single hung (window) sensible heat. single hung (window) sensible heat.

NATIONAL. standpipe UDS-05. smooth sheet metal. silty sand. smooth sheet metal. silty sand.. smooth sheet metal. small.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.160 .VERSION.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation SL SL SLD WDW SLDG SLDR SLNT SLV SLVT SM SM SM SM SMH SMK SMLS SMP SND SND INS SNDU SNSR SOLN SOLV SOUT SOV SOV SP SP SP SP EL SP FIN SP GR SPC ABBREVIATIONS Term sea level spot light horizontal sliding window sliding solder sealant sleeve solvent sheet metal silty sand small smooth steam manhole smoke seamless sump pump sanitary napkin dispenser sound insulation sanitary napkin disposal unit sensor solution solenoid valve single receptacle outlet schedule of values shut off valve solid plastic standpipe sump pit spot elevation special finish specific gravity suspended plaster ceiling spot light sea level Shared Abbreviation silty sand. small shut off valve schedule of values standpipe. sump pit solid plastic.S. sump pit solid plastic.3.UNIFORM .STANDARD.DRAWING . small.CAD.

DRAWING .S. steam supply stairs.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation SPCL SPDT SPEC SPF SPH SPKLR SPKR SPL SPLY SPR SPRT SPST SQ SQ BR SQ IN SQ YD SR SS SS SS SS SS SSD SSP SST ST ST ST ST GEN ST GL ST PR ST W ABBREVIATIONS Term special single pole. standing seam (roof)..VERSION.161 . stairs UDS-05. double throw specification spruce-pine-fir space heater sprinkler speaker spline supply sprinkler line support single pole.STANDARD. service sink. street singlethrow. storm sewer sanitary sewer. steam supply. service sink. street single throw. service sink. standing seam (roof). storm sewer sanitary sewer. steam supply.NATIONAL. storm sewer sanitary sewer. steam supply.UNIFORM . standing seam (roof).CAD. storm sewer sanitary sewer.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.3. single throw square square bar square inch square yard steam return sanitary sewer service sink standing seam (roof) steam supply storm sewer subsoil drain stainless steel pipe stainless steel single throw stairs street steam generator stained glass static pressure storm water Shared Abbreviation service sink. standing seam (roof).

1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation STA STAG STC STD STIF STIR STL JST STL LNTL STL PL STL RF DK STL TB STL TR STM STN STNLS STOR STP STPG STR STR STR STRB STRB/HRN STRM STRUCT STRUCT STL STWP SUB SUB FL SUBPAR SUCT SUF ABBREVIATIONS Term station staggered sound transmission class standard stiffener stirrup steel joist steel lintel steel plate steel roof deck steel tube steel truss steam strainer stainless storage standard temperature and pressure stepping straight strike stringers strobe strobe/horn storeroom structural structural steel steam working pressure substitute subfloor subparagraph suction sufficient Shared Abbreviation strike.162 .S.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U..NATIONAL.3.UNIFORM .STANDARD. stringers straight.DRAWING . stringers straight.CAD. strike UDS-05.VERSION.

UNIFORM .CAD.STANDARD..3.S.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.163 .VERSION.NATIONAL.DRAWING .1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation SUH SUM SUP SUPN SUPPL SUPVR SURF SURR SURV SURV CAM SURV EQUIP SURV MON SUSP SUSP CLG SUTK SV SV SVCE SW SW SWBD SWDR SWG SWGR SWI SWR SYM SYMM SYNTH SYS suspended unit heater summary supplementary suppression supplement supervisor surface surround survey surveillance camera surveillance equipment surveillence monitor suspend suspended ceiling sump tank safety valve sheet vinyl service sidewalk switch switchboard swing door sewage switchgear Steel Window Institute sewer symbol symmetrical synthetic system tread Term Shared Abbreviation sheet vinyl safety valve switch sidewalk T T ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.

temperature control panel towel dispenser.3.STANDARD. trench drain temperature difference.UNIFORM .S.CAD. TB-01) terra cotta Tile Council of America telephone control panel temperature control panel traffic control plan temperature control valve temperature difference towel dispenser trench drain total dynamic head towel dispenser/receptacle top elevation technical transverse expansion joint telephone telephone jack telephone outlet temperature temporary tempered hardboard telephone equipment room Shared Abbreviation towel bar through bolt temperature control panel.164 .. traffic control plan telephone control panel.g. towel dispenser temporary temperature terrazzo UDS-05.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation T&B T&G T&M T&P VALVE T/S TAB TAN TB TB TBM TB-xx TC TCA TCP TCP TCP TCV TD TD TD TDH TDR TE TECH TEJ TEL TEL JK TEL OUT TEMP TEMP TEMP HDBD TER ABBREVIATIONS Term top and bottom tongue and groove time and materials temperature and pressure valve tub/shower tabulate tangent through bolt towel bar temporary benchmark test boring-xx (e.NATIONAL. trench drain temperature difference.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING .VERSION. traffic control plan telephone control panel..

3.NATIONAL.UNIFORM ..SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. top of frame top of floor.CAD.STANDARD.165 . top of curb table of content.VERSION. top of footing UDS-05. top of concrete top of footing.S.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation TER TERM TFA TFB TFF TG THD THERM THK THRES THRU THRUOUT TK BD TL TMH TMPD TMPD GL TN TNL TNPK TO TO FDN TOB TOC TOC TOC TOC FTG TOC WALL TOF TOF TOF TOJ ABBREVIATIONS Term terrazzo terminal to floor above to floor below top of finish floor transfer grille thread thermal thickness threshold through throughout tackboard twist lock top of manhole tempered tempered glass true north tunnel turnpike top of ___ top of foundation top of beam table of content top of concrete top of curb top of concrete footing top of concrete wall top of floor top of footing top of frame top of joist Shared Abbreviation telephone equipment room top of concrete. top of curb table of content. top of frame top of floor.DRAWING .

3.166 .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.NATIONAL. total pressure towel rack top of rim transparent transom tube steel tensile strength UDS-05.S. twisted pair telephone pole.VERSION. twisted pair telephone pole.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation TOL TOM TOP TOP TOPO TOS TOS TOT TOW TP TP TP TPD TPH TPS TQM TR TR TRANS TRANS TRANS WD FIN TRNBKL TRTD TS TS TSH TSTAT TTB TUC TV TVOUT TWR ABBREVIATIONS Term tolerance top of masonry top of parapet top of pavement topography top of slab top of steel top of truss top of wall telephone pole total pressure twisted pair toilet paper dispenser toilet paper holder twisted pair shielded total quality management top of rim towel rack transom transparent transparent wood finish turnbuckle treated tensile strength tube steel towel shelf thermostat telephone terminal board terminal unit controller television television outlet treated water return Shared Abbreviation top of pavement top of parapet top of steel top of slab total pressure..CAD.UNIFORM .DRAWING .STANDARD.

S.167 .3.CAD.STANDARD..DRAWING .VERSION.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.NATIONAL.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation TWS TYP treated water supply typical Term Shared Abbreviation U U UBC UC UCD UFC UFD UGND UH UL ULT UMC UN UNEX UNFIN UNIF UNIV UNO UNPV RD UON UP UPC UPS UR UTIL UTP UV UWT heat transfer coefficient Uniform Building Code undercut undercut door Uniform Fire Code underfloor duct underground unit heater Underwriters Laboratories ultimate Uniform Mechanical Code unless noted unexcavated unfinish uniform universal unless noted otherwise unpaved road unless otherwise noted utility pole Uniform Plumbing Code uninterruptible power supply urinal utility untwisted pair ultraviolet unit weight ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.UNIFORM .

3. volt ampere reactive variation. varies valve box.STANDARD. volt ampere reactive variation.NATIONAL. valve box vitrified clay tile vinyl composition tile volume damper voltage drop ventilator ventilation UDS-05.DRAWING . vinyl base vacuum breaker.168 .SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.S. vinyl base vacuum breaker.VERSION..1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation Term Shared Abbreviation V V VA VAC VAC VAM VAN VAP PRF VAR VAR VAR VAV VB VB VB VC VCO VCT VCT VD VD VEH VEL VENT VENT VERT VEST VF VFAT VFD VFR VG ABBREVIATIONS volt volt ampere vacuum vacuum line volt-ammeter vanity vapor proof variation varies volt ampere reactive variable air volume vacuum breaker valve box vinyl base vertical curve vacuum cleaner outlet vinyl composition tile vitrified clay tile voltage drop volume damper vehicle velocity ventilation ventilator vertical vestibule variable frequency vinyl faced acoustical tile variable frequency drive volumeric flow rate vertical grain vacuum line vacuum varies.CAD.UNIFORM .

veneer plaster vacuum pump. veneer plaster vacuum pump.CAD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING .3. vapor pressure. velocity pressure. velocity pressure. vapor pressure. veneer plaster vacuum pump.VERSION. velocity pressure voltage regulator vapor retarder voltmeter switch vent stack UDS-05.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation VHF VHO VIB VIC VID VIDAMP VIF VIL VINT VIS VISC VIT VJ VNR VOC VOL VOLT VP VP VP VP VP VR VR VRFY VRLY VRNDA VRP VS VS VTR VUH ABBREVIATIONS Term very high frequency very high output vibration vicinity video video amplifier verify in field village video integration visual viscosity vitreous V joint veneer volatile organic compound volume voltage vacuum pump vanishing point vapor pressure velocity pressure veneer plaster vapor retarder voltage regulator verify voltage relay veranda vacuum return pump vent stack voltmeter switch vent through roof vertical unit heater Shared Abbreviation vanishing point.UNIFORM . veneer plaster vacum pump. vanishing point..STANDARD. vanishing point.169 . vanishing point.S. vapor pressure. vapor pressure. velocity pressure.NATIONAL.

wall hung water chiller water cooler. watt.S. wide waste. west.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation VWC VWF vinyl wall covering vinyl wall fabric Term Shared Abbreviation W W W W W W CAB W/ W/O W/W WARR WAU WB WB WBL WBS WBT WC WC WC WC WL HNG WCHR WCL WL MTD WCLD WCLR WCO WD WD WD LOUV WDF WDMA ABBREVIATIONS waste watt west wide wall cabinets with without wall to wall warranty wall ash urn wet bulb wood base wood blocking wrought brass wet bulb temperature wall covering water closet water column water closet.. west wood base wet bulb water closet.UNIFORM . water closet wood door wood UDS-05. watt.DRAWING . west. wide waste.STANDARD.CAD. water column wall covering. water column wall covering.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. wall hung water cooled water cooler wall cleanout wood wood door wood louvers wood door and frame Window and Door Manufacturers Association watt. wide waste.170 .3.NATIONAL.VERSION.

water heater. weep hole wall hung.171 . weep hole wall hung. wide flange wall fabric wood frame wood furring strips water gage wired glass wall hung wall hydrant water heater weep hole water hammer arrestor watthour meter warehouse wrought iron water jacket water line wind load welded water meter wire mesh where occurs work order water pump waterproofing weatherproof working point Shared Abbreviation wide flange wash fountain wall hydrant.VERSION.DRAWING .1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation WDP WDSP WDW WEA WF WF WF BM WFAB WFR WFS WG WGL WH WH WH WH WHA WHM WHSE WI WJ WL WL WLD WM WM WO WO WP WP WP WP ABBREVIATIONS Term wood panelling waste disposer window weather wash fountain wide flange beam.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U. wall hydrant. working point water pump. wall hydrant..UNIFORM .3.NATIONAL.STANDARD. waterproofing. waterproofing. weatherproof UDS-05. weatherproof.CAD. weatherproof. water heater.S. water heater wind load water line wire mesh water meter work order where occurs waterproofing. weep hole wall hung. working point water pump. working point water pump.

wireway warm white.STANDARD.VERSION.DRAWING .NATIONAL.172 . watertight waste water. wire rope water repellent.CAD. weight water table.3.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation WPD WPM WPR WR WR WR WS WSCT WSL WSP WT WT WT WT EL WTR WU WW WW WW WWF WWM WWX water pressure drop waterproof membrane working pressure water repellent weather resistant wire rope weatherstrip wainscot weather seal working steam pressure water table watertight weight water elevation water window unit warm white waste water wireway welded wire fabric welded wire mesh warm white deluxe Term Shared Abbreviation weather resistant. weight water table. waste water X X BRACE X SECT XBRA XFER XFMR XL XPS XXH cross brace cross section crossbracing transfer transformer extra large extruded polystyrene board (insulation) double extra heavy ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05. wire rope water repellent. weather resistant watertight.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U..UNIFORM .S. wireway warm white.

NATIONAL.173 . yard drainage pipe yard.VERSION.UNIFORM ..STANDARD.S.CAD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Abbreviation Term Shared Abbreviation Y YCO YD YD YD YH YI YR yard cleanout yard yard drain yard drainage pipe yard hydrant yard inlet year yard drain. yard drainage pipe yard. yard drain Z Z modulus of section ABBREVIATIONS UDS-05.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING .3.

CAD.UNIFORM .STANDARD.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.DRAWING .3.NATIONAL.S.VERSION.174 .1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Preferred Terms Non-Preferred Terms acoustic calking acoustical plaster alternative apply as-built asphalt roofing backing rope balestrades bar joists batt insulation blackboard block calking casing bead ceiling panel ceiling tile centigrade computer floor concrete block cork tackboard corkboard corrugated deck crushed stone delta dirt domelite drywall electro-pneumatic PREFERRED TERMS Preferred Terms acoustic sealant acoustical finish alternate install record drawings built-up roofing joint backer railing steel joists blanket insulation chalkboard concrete masonry unit sealant metal trim acoustical panel acoustical tile Celsius access flooring concrete masonry unit tackboard tackboard steel roof deck porous fill Use symbol (see Symbols Module) earth plastic skylight gypsum board pneumatic electric Non-Preferred Terms elevator cab feminine napkin disposal feminine napkin vendor fiber insulation fiberboard foam backer foil faced drywall foil faced gypsum wallboard formica furnished by owner fuse box gauge glue gravel graylite ground fault interrupter gyplath gypsum panel gypsum wallboard herculite hot water heater janitor sink joint filler joint stuffer kalamein door lath lexan loudspeaker Preferred Terms elevator car sanitary napkin disposal sanitary napkin vendor rigid insulation rigid insulation backer rod foil faced gypsum board foil faced gypsum board plastic laminate OF/CI or OF/OI panelboard gage adhesive porous fill gray sheet glass ground fault circuit interrupter gypsum lath or metal lath gypsum board gypsum board tempered glass water heater service sink joint backer joint backer metal clad door gypsum lath or metal lath plastic glazing speaker UDS-05..

DRAWING .VERSION.UNIFORM .3..175 .STANDARD.1 TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS Non-Preferred Terms lucite masonite mastic metal nosing safety nosing sand non-slip stair nosing open web steel joists pass-through window paste pavement pitch pocket plexiglass pour poured in place power panel power pole pre-fit pre-trimmed precut prime coat primer reinforcement reinforcing bar Preferred Terms acrylic sheet hardboard adhesive abrasive nosing abrasive nosing porous fill abrasive nosing steel joists counter shutter or sliding window adhesive paving sealant pocket acrylic sheet place cast-in-place panelboard utility pole factory fit factory fit factory fit shop coat shop coat reinforcing reinforcing Non-Preferred Terms remodel rocklath rusting steel scuttle sheeting sink skydome skylite slop sink stucco tar thermopane toilet (plumbing fixture) tower water return tower water supply twindow vapor barrier vinyl tile visqueen wall board Warnock Hershey International water cooling tower wire glass Preferred Terms alter or refinish gypsum lath or metal lath weathering steel roof hatch sheathing lavatory skylight skylight service sink cement plaster pitch insulating glass water closet condenser water condenser water insulating glass vapor retarder resilient tile vapor retarder gypsum board Intertek Testing Services cooling tower wired glass PREFERRED TERMS UDS-05.NATIONAL.SYSTEM © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE U.S.CAD.

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............................................................................................................................................Metals.......................................................................Equipment .....36 Div 07 .................................................................................General Requirements...Plumbing.........Fire Suppression ..............1 Division 01 ....28 Div 05 .............................54 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–06........Specialties .................................i ..5 Div 02 .......................................................UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.........................41 Div 10 ......S........ NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.. Plastics.............44 Div 13 ........................47 Div 22 ................Finishes ...Furnishings ..................Openings ..........Existing Conditions .....Thermal and Moisture Protection ............................42 Div 11 ...........................................................32 Div 06 ...................37 Div 08 .........................43 Div 12 .......................................Concrete.......Special Construction........................................Wood................. and Composites........................38 Div 09 ..................Masonry ......1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE Table of Contents MODULE 6 – SYMBOLS Introduction...............46 Div 21 ...................................................................................................................................................................27 Div 04 ...........................................................................27 Div 03 ...................

Exterior Improvements ............................................... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3..................1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE Div 23 ...ii .........................................124 Div 31 ......................... Ventilating.......140 Index...............................130 Div 32 ....132 Div 40 ....Communications ..........Electronic Safety and Security .....Pollution Control Equipment ...............UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U..................Electrical .........132 Div 33 ...................139 Div 44 ....................Utilities....................Process Integration....................................................................................................141 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–06..................................Earthwork...................Integrated Automation ........................ and Air Conditioning ....................................................................122 Div 28 ........................................62 Div 25 .........................................Heating.....................113 Div 27 ..................113 Div 26 ............................S.

Standardization of symbols. The Symbols Module provides: • • • • • • Symbols for use in drawings. Standard symbols ensure clear and concise communication among the architect. their graphic representation. and consultants. INTRODUCTION UDS–06. understanding. Organization of symbols for drawings by MasterFormat™ and further classification by symbol type. Presents symbols in a consistent graphic representation.S. contractor. The benefits of the Symbols Module are as follows: Defines symbols used on drawings.1 . This Module is a joint effort of CSI and the CADD/GIS Technology Center. Graphic representations of symbols. and their role in creating. and fulfilling the intent of construction documents. owner. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Covered in this Module are standard symbols.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE 06 MODULE Introduction The Symbols Module compiles a full range of standard symbols used throughout the construction industry.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

Symbols used in drawings are constructed of various line widths.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE Objective The objective of the Module is to provide a standardized resource for construction symbols.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. New objects are drawn with a medium line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the drawing scale. The increased use of computeraided drafting (CAD) has assisted in reducing the time required for managing and creating construction documents and the symbols used.2 .14. The following list is an example of standardized line weights of symbols: • • • Existing objects and material symbols are drawn with a thin line. with emphasis on the benefits of consistent graphic representation. or both. Scale Independent: Actual printed size of the symbol is consistent no matter what Symbols used in drawings are scale dependent. Refer to the Common Line Types in the Drafting Conventions Module on page UDS-04. Objects to be demolished or removed are drawn with a medium dashed line. Its size is related only to clarity and interpretation. Organization of Symbols Symbols are a graphic representation of an object or of a material that represents something else by: • • • • • Association Resemblance Convention Scale Dependent: Actual printed size of the symbol depends on the scale of the drawing or view of the model. INTRODUCTION UDS–06. independent. The Symbols Module is suitable for manual drafting and CAD creators and those that use construction documents.S.

and insulation. wood. INTRODUCTION UDS–06. Such symbols are valves. They are drawn in an appropriate size and scale of the drawn object. Some lines are solid.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. concrete. These symbols can be either scale dependent or independent.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE Symbols Classification Symbols used in drawings are classified in terms of type: • • Identity. These symbols may be in elevation. These symbols graphically indicate certain materials and are used to help the • reader differentiate one material from another. These symbols are scale dependent. and electrical outlets. • Object. These symbols indicate individual objects and are generally used in mechanical and electrical drawings.3 . Site and building utilities are drawn with one line with breaks in the line for a letter(s) to identify the utility line. These symbols are scale independent. Such symbols are doors. steel. Such symbols are used to designate earth. windows. some are dashed. or horizontal section. some with the direction of swing indicated. These symbols are scale independent. and some are a combination of both. They should be used as necessary but not overdone and used where a material begins and ends or changes direction. toilet fixtures. Line. Material. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. A material symbol may change based on the scale used or the view presented of the object. fire alarms.S. These symbols indicate continuous objects and are either single or double lines. These symbols resemble the actual objects being symbolized. and furniture. Walls are usually drawn with two lines and ducts may be drawn with one or two lines based on the scale of the drawing. vertical. light fixtures. stone.

the bathtub is listed in Division 22. The text symbols provided are commonly used. room identifiers. These symbols graphically indicate a word or words and may be used in notations on drawings. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Plumbing Fixtures. wall type identifiers. fixture and equipment identifiers.4 . These symbols refer the reader to information in another area of the set of drawings. dimension lines with terminators. For letter symbols.Fundamentals. and subscript symbols see the ASHRAE Handbook . Section 22 40 00. north arrow. key note identifiers. identification device (sign) identifiers. match lines. Symbol Organization Symbols are organized by the following hierarchy: • MasterFormat Division and Number o Symbol Type Alphabetical order of the symbol description For example.S. dimensionless numbers. a bathtub is listed in MasterFormat Division 22. window type identifiers. Although the bathtub may be shown on Architectural floor plans. leaders. Plumbing. building section indicators. and detail indicators. These symbols are scale independent. furniture. INTRODUCTION UDS–06. louver type identifiers. Plumbing. • Text. Included with these symbols are drawing block titles.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. partial building section indicators. door/borrowed lite identifiers. and revision clouds with identifiers. Such symbols are exterior and interior elevation indicators. or give basic information regarding the drawing or data on the drawing. graphic scales.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE • Reference. mathematical symbols.

5 . square symbol O 01 00 00 degree(s) T 01 00 00 and T 01 00 00 divide by. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. per T IDENTITY (I). REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE Symbols–by MasterFormat 2004 Numbers (MF NO) & Symbol Type (Type) MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL DIV 01 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 01 00 00 at 01 00 00 column. I beam symbol O 01 00 00 center line T 01 00 00 column. circular symbol O T 01 00 00 column. LINE (L).

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL 01 00 00 dollar (USD) T 01 00 00 inch(es) T 01 00 00 equals.S. by T IDENTITY (I). LINE (L). feet T 01 00 00 less than or equal to T 01 00 00 greater than T 01 00 00 minus T 01 00 00 greater than or equal to T 01 00 00 multiply by. REFERENCE (R). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. OBJECT (0).6 . equal to T 01 00 00 less than T 01 00 00 foot. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

MATERIAL (M). LINE (L). 5 mm (3/16") diameter. finish I 01 00 00 plus T 01 40 00 quality requirements. elevation indicator. 01 40 00 property corner indicator. pound T 01 40 00 quality requirements.S.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL 01 00 00 number. 01 40 00 existing. property corner indicator. typical I 01 00 00 property line T quality requirements. REFERENCE (R). boring indicator I 01 00 00 percent T 01 40 00 quality requirements.7 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. new I IDENTITY (I). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. OBJECT (0).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. monument indicator I 01 00 00 plus or minus T quality requirements.

wide line with dot. 4 mm (5/32") square. thin line L quality requirements. new I 01 42 00 features above line indicator. REFERENCE (R). typical I 01 42 00 existing to remain line. LINE (L).5 mm (3/32") diamond. 2 mm (5/64") space L fire resistive rated line. 2 mm (5/64") dash. 14 mm (9/16") repeat L contract limit line. 01 42 00 2. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 01 42 00 thin line.5 mm (3/32") diamond. 8 mm (21/64") repeat L IDENTITY (I). MATERIAL (M).8 . 01 42 00 1 mm (1/16") diameter dot. fine line. temporary ground point 01 40 00 indicator. 01 42 00 2.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL quality requirements.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. fine line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 3 hour. 1 hour. 01 42 00 4 mm (5/32") dash. existing. medium line. 01 40 00 temporary ground point indicator. thin dashed line L center line indicator. 2 hour. 3 mm (1/8") space L fire resistive rated line.S. 12 mm (29/64") repeat L demolition line. fine line. OBJECT (0). 01 42 00 2. 2 mm (5/64") space L fire resistive rated line.5 mm (3/32") diamond.

fine line. 3.5 mm (3/32") diamond.5 mm (3/32") diamond. 2.5 mm (3/32") text. smoke barrier line. 3.9 .2 mm (1/8") space. 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 3 mm (1/8") space L fire-rated. 4 hour.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. fine line. 3. medium line L L property line. fine line. 01 42 00 2.5 mm (3/32") diamond.2 mm (1/8") space.5 mm (3/32") text. 8 mm (21/64") repeat L smoke barrier line. 14 mm (9/16") repeat L IDENTITY (I). smoke barrier line. thin line L fire-rated.S. MATERIAL (M).2 mm (1/8") space.5 mm (3/32") text. fine line. 3 hour. smoke barrier line. 01 42 00 2. OBJECT (0). REFERENCE (R). 12 mm (29/64") repeat 01 42 00 new line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL MF NO DESCRIPTION TYPE SYMBOL fire resistive rated line. 4 hour.5 mm (3/32") diamond. 01 42 00 2. wide line. fine line. 2. fine line. smoke barrier line. LINE (L). 14 mm (9/16") repeat 01 42 00 L hidden features line. 01 42 00 5 mm (3/16") dash.2 mm (1/8") space. 3. 7 mm (9/32") repeat L fire-rated. 2 hour. 01 42 00 2. 1 hour. 01 42 00 2.5 mm (3/32") diamond. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text. 2.5 mm (3/32") text. 7 mm (9/32") repeat L fire-rated. 01 42 00 2.

REFERENCE (R). building.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 break. straight (see section 01 42 00 indicators. dashed circle.10 . typical R IDENTITY (I).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.5 mm (3/32") text. medium line R 01 42 00 detail indicator. 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. with break standards) R detail indicator for small conditions. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L). 01 42 00 2. 45 degree arrow.S. MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0). round (user defines size) R break.5 mm (3/32") text.

thin 01 42 00 line with medium line for terminator. 2. typical R dimension line: continuous. typical R IDENTITY (I). 01 42 00 dashed rectangle. OBJECT (0).5 mm (3/32") text. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.11 . LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol detail indicator. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M).

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. typical R IDENTITY (I). thin 01 42 00 line with medium line for terminator R door opening/borrowed light 01 42 00 identifier. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L).S. medium line.5 mm (3/32") text. typical R 01 42 00 drawing block title.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol dimension line: continuous. 2.12 .

multiple view. LINE (L).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol elevation indicator. 01 42 00 interior. 16 mm (5/8") diameter R 01 42 00 elevation indicator. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 01 42 00 interior. 16 mm (5/8") diameter R elevation indicator. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. exterior.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. exterior.13 . MATERIAL (M). 16 mm (5/8") diameter R 01 42 00 elevation indicator. single view. 16 mm (5/8") diameter R IDENTITY (I). REFERENCE (R).

& equipment indicator. LINE (L).14 . 1:2000 R 01 42 00 graphic scale.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 furniture. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 1:5000 R 01 42 00 graphic scale. typical R 01 42 00 graphic scale. MATERIAL (M). fixture. OBJECT (0). 1:1000 R IDENTITY (I). medium line. REFERENCE (R).S.

MATERIAL (M). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 1:30 R IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. 1:100 R 01 42 00 graphic scale. LINE (L). OBJECT (0). 1:50 R 01 42 00 graphic scale. REFERENCE (R). 1:200 R 01 42 00 graphic scale.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.15 .1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 graphic scale. 1:500 R 01 42 00 graphic scale.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. OBJECT (0). 1:2 R 01 42 00 graphic scale. REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 graphic scale.16 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 1:5 R 01 42 00 graphic scale.S. MATERIAL (M). 1:10 R 01 42 00 graphic scale. 1:1 R IDENTITY (I). 1:20 R 01 42 00 graphic scale. LINE (L).

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MATERIAL (M). 1' = 200'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 graphic scale. 1" = 500'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. 1' = 50'-0" R IDENTITY (I). 1' = 100'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. OBJECT (0). 1" = 1000'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale.S. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. REFERENCE (R).17 .

1' = 30'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 1/16" = 1'-0" R IDENTITY (I). 1' = 40'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 1' = 20'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L).S.18 . 1' = 10'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 graphic scale. REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0).

LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 3/8" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. 3/4" = 1'-0" R IDENTITY (I). 1/8" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. 1/4" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 graphic scale. 1/2" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale.S.19 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MATERIAL (M). REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0).

S. REFERENCE (R).20 . 1 1/2" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. 6" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. 1" = 1" R IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 graphic scale. MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0). 1" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. LINE (L). 3" = 1'-0" R 01 42 00 graphic scale.

6 mm (1/4") high.5 mm (3/32") text. medium line R 01 42 00 leader. 01 42 00 60 degree angles. MATERIAL (M). 3 mm (1/8") text. medium line R IDENTITY (I). 3 mm (1/8") text. curved. OBJECT (0). 3 mm (1/8") sides R 01 42 00 insertion point. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 3:1 filled arrow. 2. LINE (L).S. 3:1 filled arrow. straight. 4 mm (5/32") wide/high hidden line R keynote indicator. medium line R 01 42 00 leader.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.21 . 01 42 00 2 mm (5/64") text. REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol identification device indicator.

similiar to 01 42 00 window type identifier. medium line R match line indicator. MATERIAL (M).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol louver type identifier. typical R 01 42 00 north indicator (user defines circle size) R IDENTITY (I).22 . medium line. 3 mm (1/8") text. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 3 = type. extra wide 01 42 00 center line. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). REFERENCE (R). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. L = louver.

medium line. LINE (L). typical R IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol reference grid indicator with 01 42 00 reference grid lines.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. typical R 01 42 00 revision indicator (shown with revision cloud). MATERIAL (M). REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0).S.23 .

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. typical R room identifier. optional finishes A = floor finish type 01 42 00 2 = base finish type C = wall finish type 3 = ceiling finish type R IDENTITY (I). LINE (L). REFERENCE (R).24 . OBJECT (0). medium line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 room identifier with room name and number. MATERIAL (M).S.

1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 section indicators for building with break standards. OBJECT (0).S.25 . and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. LINE (L). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MATERIAL (M). REFERENCE (R). typical R IDENTITY (I).

medium line. OBJECT (0). REFERENCE (R). LINE (L). typical R window type identifier. 01 42 00 2.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol 01 42 00 section indicators for partial building. medium line.5 mm (3/32") text.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. typical R 01 42 00 wall type indicator. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. typical R IDENTITY (I). MATERIAL (M).S.26 . and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

trench exploration proposed I 03 41 00 beam. REFERENCE (R). electrical vault I 02 50 00 site remediation.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol DIV 02 EXISTING CONDITIONS DIV 03 CONCRETE subsurface investigation. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. storage container agent I 03 48 00 precast concrete. communications vault I 02 30 00 subsurface investigation. 02 30 00 tunnel exploration completed I 03 48 00 precast concrete. double T shape O subsurface investigation. MATERIAL (M).27 . 02 30 00 trench exploration completed I 03 30 00 concrete.S. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). fuel oil vault I IDENTITY (I). tunnel exploration proposed I 03 48 00 precast concrete. precast. cast in place M 02 30 00 subsurface investigation.

28 . telephone vault I 04 21 00 brick. manhole. glazed M IDENTITY (I). natural gas valve I 04 21 00 brick. LINE (L). common/face M 03 48 00 precast concrete. English bond elevation M 03 48 00 precast concrete. REFERENCE (R).S. transformer vault I 04 05 00 grout M 03 48 00 precast concrete. vault.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol DIV 04 MASONRY 03 48 00 precast concrete. transformer pad I 04 21 00 brick.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Flemish bond elevation M 03 50 00 concrete. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). lightweight M 04 21 00 brick. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

glazed M 04 21 00 brick. glazed M 04 21 00 terra cotta. OBJECT (0). hollow M 04 21 00 terra cotta quarry. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MATERIAL (M).S. elevation M 04 21 00 terra cotta. small scale M IDENTITY (I). structural clay tile. large scale M 04 21 00 terra cotta. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. large scale M 04 21 00 masonry. REFERENCE (R).29 . glazed one face. large scale M 04 21 00 terra cotta. LINE (L).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 04 21 00 brick. stack bond elevation M 04 21 00 terra cotta.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. running bond elevation M 04 21 00 terra cotta.

1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 04 21 00 terra cotta. MATERIAL (M). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. structural floor units M 04 22 00 concrete masonry unit. veneer M 04 22 00 concrete block. REFERENCE (R).S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 8x8x16 end M IDENTITY (I). unglazed M 04 22 00 brick block coursed elevation M 04 21 00 terra cotta. 8x8x16 M 04 22 00 block elevation M 04 22 00 concrete masonry unit. structural clay M 04 22 00 concrete bond beam lintel M 04 21 00 tile.30 . OBJECT (0). LINE (L). glazed M 04 21 00 tile.

MATERIAL (M). small scale M 04 40 00 stone rubble M 04 24 00 masonry.S. adobe rammed earth M 04 40 00 stone. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 04 23 00 glass block. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L). REFERENCE (R). squared elevation M 04 40 00 marble stone M 04 50 00 fire brick M 04 40 00 stone ashler M 04 72 00 stone. large scale M 04 40 00 stone cut M 04 23 00 glass block. OBJECT (0).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. cast M IDENTITY (I).31 .

both sides I 05 05 00 weld. double bevel fillet. basic fillet. basic fillet. LINE (L). REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol DIV 05 METALS 05 05 00 05 05 00 weld. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. both sides I IDENTITY (I).32 . both sides I 05 05 00 weld.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. both sides I 05 05 00 weld. basic plug or slot. arrow side I weld. arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. both sides I 05 05 00 weld. both sides I 05 05 00 weld. flare bevel. arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. double U groove. basic back. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. double V groove. double J groove.S. MATERIAL (M). arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. flare bevel. OBJECT (0).

REFERENCE (R). single bevel groove. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MATERIAL (M).S. single V groove. arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. LINE (L). single U groove.33 . OBJECT (0). both sides I 05 05 00 weld. arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. both sides I 05 05 00 weld. arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. supplementary concave I 05 05 00 weld. arrow side I 05 05 00 weld.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 05 05 00 weld. groove flare V. groove flare V. arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. supplementary convex I IDENTITY (I). arrow side I 05 05 00 weld. single J groove.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. square groove. square groove.

REFERENCE (R). supplementary. S shape O 05 05 00 bronze brass M 05 10 00 beam.S. MATERIAL (M). HP shape O 05 05 00 weld. structural steel. supplementary flush I 05 10 00 beam. supplementary field I 05 05 00 steel and other metals M 05 05 00 weld. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. M shape O 05 05 00 aluminum M 05 10 00 beam. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. structural steel.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 05 05 00 weld. W shape O IDENTITY (I). structural steel.34 . all around I 05 10 00 beam. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. structural steel.

1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 05 10 00 C channel. metal light-gage O 05 10 00 structural steel. ST shape O 05 20 00 bar joist single.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. corrugated O IDENTITY (I).35 .S. steel O 05 10 00 steel angle O 05 20 00 bar joist double. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Z shape O 05 10 00 pipe standard O 05 10 00 structural tubing. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). steel O 05 10 00 structural steel tee. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. REFERENCE (R). WT shape O 05 30 00 metal deck. steel O 05 10 00 structural steel tee.

and COMPOSITES 05 30 00 metal deck.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 05 30 00 metal deck. hi-form O 05 54 00 checker plate.36 . plan M 06 10 00 particleboard M IDENTITY (I). plan M DIV 06 WOOD. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L). section M 05 30 00 metal deck. ribbed O 06 05 00 wood. oriented strand M 05 53 00 grating. MATERIAL (M). form O 05 53 00 grating.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). REFERENCE (R). hardboard M 05 50 00 sheet metal and all metals M 06 10 00 board.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. PLASTICS.

continuous M 07 21 00 insulation M 06 10 00 wood. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. loose fill M 06 20 00 plastic on plywood M 07 21 00 insulation. glued-laminated M 07 21 00 insulation.37 . rigid board M IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. architectural M DIV 07 THERMAL and MOISTURE PROTECTION 06 10 00 wood framing.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 06 10 00 plywood M 06 20 00 wood finish M 06 10 00 wood blocking or shim M 06 40 00 particleboard woodwork. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L). REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0).

double O 07 92 00 sealant and backer rod M 08 10 00 door. LINE (L). double swing 08 10 00 door. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. center pivot O 07 40 00 sheet metal M 08 10 00 door. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. undercut I O 08 10 00 door.38 . REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 07 31 00 wood shingles siding M 08 10 00 door. MATERIAL (M).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. bifolding O 08 10 00 door. double uneven O IDENTITY (I).S. double egress O DIV 08 OPENINGS 08 10 00 door. OBJECT (0).

coiling O 08 10 00 door. REFERENCE (R). revolving O 08 10 00 door. sliding surface O 08 50 00 window. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. single full swing O 08 34 00 door. LINE (L). OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. single hinged or pivot O 08 36 00 door. sliding O 08 42 00 door.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 08 10 00 door. awning O IDENTITY (I). overhead O 08 10 00 door. revolving dark room O 08 10 00 door.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.39 . pocket O 08 33 00 door.

S. jalousie O 08 50 00 window. MATERIAL (M). single casement left jamb hinge O 08 50 00 window. projected bow O 08 50 00 window. fixed O 08 50 00 window.40 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 08 50 00 window. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. double casement (outswing) O 08 50 00 window. REFERENCE (R). double casement (inswing) O 08 50 00 window. pivot O 08 50 00 window. projected bay with casement windows O 08 50 00 window. projected box O 08 50 00 window.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. LINE (L). single casement right jamb hinge O IDENTITY (I). OBJECT (0).

or triple hung O 08 80 00 glass elevation M DIV 09 FINISHES 08 50 00 window. OBJECT (0). metal support assembly O IDENTITY (I). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.41 .1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 08 50 00 window. electric opener I 09 20 00 plaster finish with metal lath M 08 71 00 threshold O 09 22 00 furring channel. single. hardware. REFERENCE (R). double.S. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. gypsum or portland cement M 08 70 00 door. metal support assembly O 08 80 00 glass M 09 22 00 furring hat channel. sliding right operating sash O 09 05 00 plaster.

solid partition M 09 64 00 wood flooring M 09 29 00 gypsum board finish M 09 66 00 terrazzo finish M 09 30 00 tile.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. acoustical ceiling M 09 23 00 plaster.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 09 23 00 plaster. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. ceiling assemblies O 10 13 00 directory. wall mounted O IDENTITY (I).42 . LINE (L). MATERIAL (M). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. gypsum on masonry M 09 51 00 tile. gypsum. REFERENCE (R). ceramic elevation M 09 68 00 carpet and pad M DIV 10 SPECIALTIES 09 50 00 tee suspension.

1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 10 17 00 telephone booth O 10 44 00 fire suppression.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. extinguisher. 10 44 00 extinguisher. extinguisher. automatic actuated I 11 00 00 can washer O 10 44 00 fire protection. 10 44 00 extinguisher. water I fire suppression. REFERENCE (R).43 . manually actuated I 11 00 00 range O fire suppression. carbon dioxide manually actuated I DIV 11 EQUIPMENT 10 44 00 fire protection. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. automatic actuated dry chemical I 11 00 00 refrigerator O IDENTITY (I). carbon dioxide I 10 44 00 extinguisher. all-type. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). LINE (L). extinguisher. all-type.S.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. dental O DIV 12 FURNISHINGS 11 48 00 dishwasher O 12 22 00 curtains and drapes O 11 52 00 screen.44 . REFERENCE (R). MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. mechanical. LINE (L).S. swing I 11 74 00 lavatory. bell I parking control equipment. projection ceilingmounted O 12 40 00 table lamp O 11 59 00 easel O 12 50 00 chair with arms O IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 11 12 00 parking control equipment. 11 12 00 traffic arm. traffic arm with card reader I 11 62 00 instrumental equipment.

1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 12 50 00 chair without arms O 12 50 00 desk.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. classroom O 12 50 00 desk.45 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. four drawer O 12 50 00 desk console O 12 50 00 shelving equipment O 12 50 00 desk with left return O 12 50 00 sofa. chair O IDENTITY (I). L unit left return O 12 50 00 chair. secretarial left return O 12 50 00 credenza O 12 50 00 file. lateral. OBJECT (0). LINE (L). REFERENCE (R). MATERIAL (M).

interior or artificial O 13 17 00 bath.S. REFERENCE (R). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol DIV 13 SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION 12 50 00 sofa. hydrotherapy arm O 12 50 00 sofa. hydrotherapy hubbard O 12 50 00 table O 13 17 00 bath. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M).46 . whirlpool O IDENTITY (I). LINE (L). two cushion O 13 17 00 bath. hydrotherapy leg O 12 50 00 table. square with armless chairs O 13 17 00 bath.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. three cushion O 13 17 00 bath. institutional O 12 92 00 plant.

5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I).5 mm (3/32") text L 21 10 00 fire suppression. dry = DSP. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L 21 10 00 standpipe line. wet = WSP.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.47 . 2. sprinkler with guard I 21 10 00 standpipe line. REFERENCE (R). 2.5 mm (3/32") text L 21 10 00 fire line = F. 2.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 13 48 00 vibration control I fire protection sprinkler line 21 10 00 = SP. sprinkler branch heads I standpipe line.5 mm (3/32") text L 21 10 00 fire suppression. 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L).5 mm (3/32") text L DIV 21 FIRE SUPPRESSION 21 10 00 fire suppression. thin line. thin line. thin line.S. 21 10 00 main supply = S. fire department key box I fire protection sprinkler line. 2. OBJECT (0). combination 21 10 00 = CSP. thin line. thin line. 2.

indicator post valve I 21 11 00 fire suppression. meter (GPM) I IDENTITY (I). meter (CFM) I 21 11 00 fire suppression. key operated valve I 21 11 00 fire suppression. deluge valve I 21 11 00 fire suppression. indicating I 21 11 00 fire suppression. REFERENCE (R). LINE (L).48 .S. tamper position I 21 11 00 fire suppression. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). domestic water shutoff I 21 11 00 fire suppression. butterfly valve. control valve I 21 11 00 fire suppression. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. flush mounted sprinkler heads I 21 11 00 fire suppression.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 21 11 00 detector switch. MATERIAL (M).

49 . non-rising stem valve I 21 11 00 fire suppression. OBJECT (0). nozzle. pressure switch I 21 11 00 fire suppression. REFERENCE (R). non21 11 00 indicating. pre-action valve I 21 11 00 fire suppression. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L). charged monitor I 21 11 00 fire suppression.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 21 11 00 fire suppression. special spray I 21 11 00 fire suppression. nippled up upright sprinkler I 21 11 00 fire suppression. nozzle. pressure tank I IDENTITY (I). outside sprinkler I 21 11 00 fire suppression. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. pendant head sprinklers I fire suppression.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. post indicator valve I 21 11 00 fire suppression.

dry automatic actuated I IDENTITY (I). LINE (L). REFERENCE (R). fire hose connection. inspector's test I 21 13 00 fire suppression. private housed two-hose outlet I 21 12 00 fire suppression.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. one-way I 21 12 00 standpipe. siamese free standing I fire suppression. department 21 12 00 connection. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. fire 21 12 00 department connection.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 21 11 00 hydrant. charged I fire suppression. dry hose station I fire suppression. hose cabinet.S. MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0). hose cabinet or connection I 21 12 00 fire department connection.50 . two-way siamese I 21 12 00 standpipe. automatic 21 13 00 actuated wet extinguishing system I 21 12 00 fire suppression. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

foam system I 21 13 00 fire suppression. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. foam 21 13 00 automatic actuated I fire suppression. quick open valve I 21 13 00 fire suppression. foam station reel I 21 13 00 fire suppression. dry pipe.S.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 21 13 00 fire suppression. nozzle. foam manually actuated I 21 13 00 fire suppression. LINE (L). REFERENCE (R). manually 21 13 00 actuated wet extinguishing system I 21 13 00 fire suppression. OBJECT (0). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. MATERIAL (M). manual foam station I fire suppression.51 . dry pipe valve I 21 13 00 fire suppression. dry manually actuated I 21 13 00 fire suppression. dry monitor I IDENTITY (I).

sprinkler riser I fire suppression. OBJECT (0). carbon dioxide automatic actuated I 21 13 00 fire suppression. carbon dioxide system I 21 13 00 fire suppression. manual carbon dioxide station I 21 13 00 fire suppression.52 . switch. LINE (L). reel carbon dioxide station I 21 13 00 fire suppression.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 21 13 00 fire suppression. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. sidewall upright I fire suppression. pressure detector I 21 21 00 fire suppression. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. sprinkler heads. automatic actuated halon I IDENTITY (I). MATERIAL (M). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 21 21 00 extinguisher. sidewall pendant I 21 21 00 fire protection.S. 21 21 00 extinguisher. test header I 21 22 00 fire suppression. sprinkler heads.

extinguisher. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. dry chemical I 21 22 00 fire suppression. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. dry chemical station reel I IDENTITY (I). OBJECT (0). dry chemical system I 21 22 00 fire suppression.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. halon 21 22 00 manually actuated extinguisher I 21 24 00 fire suppression. manual wet chemical station I 21 22 00 fire suppression. halon extinguisher I 21 23 00 fire suppression. LINE (L). wet chemical system I fire suppression. 21 24 00 extinguisher.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 21 22 00 fire suppression. halon system I 21 24 00 fire suppression.53 . REFERENCE (R). MATERIAL (M). halon control panel I 21 23 00 fire suppression.S. manual halon station I fire suppression.

fire pump test header. water regulator valve I IDENTITY (I). air heater (plate or tubular) I 21 30 00 fire suppression. 21 24 00 extinguisher. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. fire pump test header. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. fire pump with drives I 22 11 00 piping. freestanding I 22 05 00 piping. air separator I 21 41 00 storage tank. wall mounted I 22 11 00 piping. fire suppresion water I 22 11 00 utility. OBJECT (0). manually actuated dry chemical I 22 05 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol DIV 22 PLUMBING fire suppression. MATERIAL (M). air heater (rotating type) I 21 30 00 fire suppression. REFERENCE (R). air eliminator I 21 30 00 fire suppression.54 .

5 mm (3/32") text L pipe line. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L waste line.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 2. clay tile = CT.5 mm (3/32") text L waste line.55 . OBJECT (0). 22 11 00 5 mm (3/16") dash. sanitary soil 22 11 00 (below floor).5 mm (3/32") text L 22 11 00 drain line = D.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 22 11 00 water main. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. thin continuous line.5 mm (3/32") text L water line. cast iron. REFERENCE (R). 2.5 mm (3/32") text L waste line. thin line. ductile iron = DI. 22 11 00 combination = SV. sanitary soil 22 11 00 (above floor) = SS. MATERIAL (M). 2 mm (5/64") space L IDENTITY (I). indirect = IW. cold. private I 22 11 00 pipe line.S. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L 22 11 00 drain line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L pipe line. 2. thin line. 2. thin line. thin line. and vent. LINE (L). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 2. thin line. 22 11 00 thin line. 22 11 00 thin continuous line. 2.

tempered return = 22 11 00 TWR. 2. thin line. drain.5 mm (3/32") text L 22 14 00 piping. thin line. thin line. 2. MATERIAL (M). 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. storm (above 22 14 00 floor). OBJECT (0).5 mm (3/32") text L 22 12 00 storage tank.5 mm (3/32") text L 22 13 00 drain.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I).5 mm (3/32") text L 22 13 00 piping. floor I 22 11 00 water line. drinking supply = 22 11 00 DWS.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.56 . and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text L drain line. thin line. tempered supply 22 11 00 = TWS. potable water I water line. LINE (L). 2. REFERENCE (R). 2. thin line. 2. grease trap I water line.S. thin line. soft = SW. drinking return = 22 11 00 DWR.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol water line. open funnel I water line.

REFERENCE (R). shower. 2.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M). 2. infant O 22 31 00 utility.5 mm (3/32") text L 22 40 00 bath. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. overhead gang I 22 40 00 bath. 2. thin line. thin line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol drain line. recessed O 22 40 00 plumbing fixtures. OBJECT (0). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. emergency O pipe line. reinforced 22 14 00 concrete = RCP.57 .5 mm (3/32") text L 22 40 00 bath. water softener I 22 40 00 bath.5 mm (3/32") text L 22 40 00 bath. foot O 22 15 00 compressed air line = A.S. rimmed O IDENTITY (I). storm (below 22 14 00 floor). thin line.

single tray O 22 40 00 lavatory. wall hung O 22 40 00 lavatory. corner O 22 40 00 bidet O 22 40 00 lavatory. REFERENCE (R). MATERIAL (M).58 . integral countertop O 22 40 00 laundry.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. sitz O 22 40 00 lavatory.S. medical manicure O 22 40 00 lavatory countertop O 22 40 00 lavatory. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 22 40 00 bath. LINE (L). accessible O 22 40 00 shower head O IDENTITY (I).

REFERENCE (R). laundry O IDENTITY (I).S. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. circular wash type O 22 40 00 shower. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M). floor O 22 40 00 sink with drainboard O 22 40 00 sink.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 22 40 00 shower stall O 22 40 00 sink. general O 22 40 00 sink with left & right drain board O 22 40 00 sink. OBJECT (0).59 . pedestal gang O 22 40 00 sink. flushing rimmed clinical O 22 40 00 sink with garbage disposal O 22 40 00 sink.

floor mounted O 22 40 00 sink. corner type O 22 40 00 sink. cast iron enameled O 22 40 00 urinal. metal O 22 40 00 urinal. trough type O 22 40 00 sink. MATERIAL (M). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. REFERENCE (R). two compartment with left & right drainboards O 22 40 00 water cooler. two-compartment type O 22 40 00 urinal. freestanding electric O IDENTITY (I). wall hung O 22 40 00 sink.S.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 22 40 00 sink. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. service. service.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.60 . OBJECT (0). semi-circular wash O 22 40 00 urinal. LINE (L).

projecting type O 22 40 00 water closet. wall hung electric O 22 40 00 water closet. flush valve wall hung O 22 47 00 drinking fountain. MATERIAL (M). semirecessed type O IDENTITY (I). recessed type O 22 40 00 water closet. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. tank type O 22 47 00 drinking fountain. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.61 .1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 22 40 00 water cooler. OBJECT (0). surgeon scrub O 22 40 00 water closet. wall hung tank O 22 40 00 water closet. flush valve floor outlet O 22 43 00 sink. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. integral tank O 22 47 00 drinking fountain. LINE (L).

5 mm (3/32") text L 23 09 00 air distribution.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 22 62 00 vacuum air line = VAC. MATERIAL (M). thin line. 2. and AIR CONDITIONING 22 62 00 vacuum cleaning line = VC. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L DIV 23 HEATING. thin line.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. electric operated I 22 63 00 liquid oxygen line = LOX. 2. duct detector I 22 63 00 nitrous oxide line = NO. 2. REFERENCE (R). pneumatic operated damper control I IDENTITY (I). 2.S. VENTILATING.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 09 00 air distribution. thin line. OBJECT (0). 2.5 mm (3/32") text L 22 63 00 oxygen line = O.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 09 00 air distribution. controller. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L). thin line. liquid level I vacuum pump discharge 22 62 00 line = VPD. 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. damper control.62 . thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 09 00 air distribution.

OBJECT (0). LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. differential oil pressure switch I 23 09 00 HVAC control. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. automatic governor operated valve I 23 09 00 HVAC control. flanged motor operated gate valve I IDENTITY (I). air motor controlled gate valve I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. dual pressure switch I 23 09 00 HVAC control.63 . switch. normally closed flow I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. three-way air motor controlled valve I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. REFERENCE (R). switch. normally open flow I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol control panel for heating. MATERIAL (M). electric pneumatic control I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. 23 09 00 ventilating and air conditioning I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.

flanged motor operated globe valve I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. pressure switch.64 .S. MATERIAL (M). screwed motor operated gate valve I HVAC controls. remote bulb thermostat I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. type 1 I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. type 2 I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). pressure switch. screwed motor operated globe valve I IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 09 00 HVAC controls. LINE (L). pneumatic electric control I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. pressure 23 09 00 switch with high pressure cutout I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. fusible link quick valve I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. pressure stat I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.

self-contained I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.S. thermometer I HVAC controls. MATERIAL (M). spring check valve I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. three-way 23 09 00 electric motor controlled valve I IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 09 00 HVAC controls. selfcontained thermostat I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. thermometer well I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. electric I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. thermostat. thermostat. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. pneumatic I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. LINE (L). OBJECT (0). solenoid valve I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. thermal bulb I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.65 . thermostat. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

LINE (L). valve actuator electric solenoid I 23 10 00 piping. valve actuator electric motor I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.S. LP gas shutoff I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. valve actuator pneumatic motor I 23 10 00 piping. engine (indicate fuel) I 23 09 00 HVAC controls.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 09 00 HVAC controls. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. valve 23 09 00 actuator pneumatic motor diaphragm I 23 11 00 fire suppression. OBJECT (0). welded motor operated gate valve I 23 09 00 HVAC controls. REFERENCE (R). vapor regulated suction valve I 23 11 00 fire suppression. gas turbine I HVAC controls. MATERIAL (M).66 . natural gas shutoff I IDENTITY (I).

5 mm (3/32") text L gas line. 2. high pressure = HG.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 11 00 fuel oil flow line = FOF. low pressure = G. 2. 2. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 11 00 fuel oil gauge line = FOG.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 11 00 return line. thin line. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. fuel oil suction = FOS. thin line. fuel oil tank = FOV. thin line.67 .5 mm (3/32") text L 23 11 00 supply line.5 mm (3/32") text L gas line.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 11 00 vent line. OBJECT (0). 2. thin line. fuel oil = FOR. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I).5 mm (3/32") text L 23 11 00 gas line.S. 2. MATERIAL (M). medium pressure = 23 11 00 MG. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. thin line. 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. REFERENCE (R). 2. liquid petroleum = 23 11 00 LPG. 2. 2. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 11 00 gas line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 11 00 fuel oil discharge line = FOD.

anchor intermediate I 23 20 00 piping.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. soldered I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. screwed I 23 20 00 piping. angle check valve.68 . air motor controlled globe valve I 23 20 00 piping. angle check valve. OBJECT (0). anchor main I 23 20 00 piping. welded I IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. facility fuel storage I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). live steam superheater I 23 20 00 piping. angle check valve. angle check valve. angle check valve. bell & spigot I 23 20 00 heater. MATERIAL (M). flanged I 23 20 00 HVAC control. REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 13 00 storage tank.

screwed (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. flanged (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. angle globe valve. angle gate valve. angle gate valve. flanged (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. angle gate valve. screwed (elevation) I IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. flanged (plan) I 23 20 00 piping.S. LINE (L). welded (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M).69 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. screwed (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. angle globe valve (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. angle gate valve. REFERENCE (R). flanged (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. angle globe valve. angle gate valve. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. OBJECT (0). welded (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. angle globe valve.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. angle gate valve.

automatic expansion valve I 23 20 00 piping.70 . welded (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. flanged I IDENTITY (I). REFERENCE (R). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. soldered (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. flanged I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. angle globe valve. screwed (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. angle globe valve. OBJECT (0). automatic air vent I 23 20 00 piping.S. MATERIAL (M). welded (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. angle globe valve.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. automatic bypass valve.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. automatic bypass valve I 23 20 00 piping. automatic governor operated valve. LINE (L). angle globe valve. angle hose valve I 23 20 00 piping.

LINE (L). MATERIAL (M). flanged I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). REFERENCE (R). bell & spigot connecting pipe joint I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot cap I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. screwed I 23 20 00 piping.71 . ball joint I 23 20 00 piping.S. barometric condenser I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. bell & spigot concentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. automatic reducing valve I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. bell & spigot crossover I IDENTITY (I). base elbow. ball valve I 23 20 00 piping. automatic reducing valve.

bell & spigot outlet up tee I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot eccentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). bell & spigot gate valve (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping.72 . bell & spigot globe valve (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). bell & spigot side outlet tee I IDENTITY (I). REFERENCE (R). bell & spigot reducing tee I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot expansion bell joint I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot safety valve I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. bell & spigot pipe plug I 23 20 00 piping.S. bell & spigot outlet down tee I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

90 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot turned up elbow I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). 45 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. bell & spigot stop valve I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot turned down elbow I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot. MATERIAL (M).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. bull plug I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot sleeve I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). side outlet down tee I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. bell & spigot straight size tee I 23 20 00 piping.S. blind flange I IDENTITY (I).73 . bell & spigot. bell & spigot. bell & spigot.

74 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. dielectric union I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. cock bell & spigot I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). MATERIAL (M). condenser water regulating valve I 23 20 00 piping. boiler return trap I 23 20 00 piping. condenser jet I 23 20 00 piping. blow off strainer I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. butterfly valve I 23 20 00 piping. capillary tube I 23 20 00 piping. drain hose end I IDENTITY (I). bushing bell & spigot I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R).

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. duplex strainer I 23 20 00 piping. flanged base elbow I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. REFERENCE (R). flanged 90 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping.75 . expansion joint I 23 20 00 piping. flanged cock I IDENTITY (I). MATERIAL (M). expansion hand valve I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping.S. LINE (L). OBJECT (0). flanged 45 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. flanged bull plug I 23 20 00 piping. expansion loop I 23 20 00 piping. filter and strainer line I 23 20 00 piping.

76 . flanged diaphragm valve I 23 20 00 piping. flanged elbow side outlet. flanged expansion joint I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R). up I 23 20 00 piping. flanged concentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. flanged float valve I IDENTITY (I). MATERIAL (M). flanged double branch elbow I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. flanged elbow side outlet.S. down I 23 20 00 piping. flanged connecting pipe joint I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). flanged eccentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). flanged double sweep tee I 23 20 00 piping.

S. flanged globe valve (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. flanged hose angle valve I 23 20 00 piping. flanged hose globe valve I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. LINE (L). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. flanged hose gate valve I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. MATERIAL (M). flanged lock shield valve I 23 20 00 piping. flanged lateral I 23 20 00 piping.77 . OBJECT (0). flanged gate valve (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. flanged long radius elbow I IDENTITY (I). flanged globe valve (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. flanged gate valve (plan) I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping.

flanged reducing flange I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. flanged outlet up tee I 23 20 00 piping. flanged quick opening valve I 23 20 00 piping. flanged reducing cross I 23 20 00 piping.78 . flanged outlet down tee I 23 20 00 piping.S. flanged side outlet tee I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L). flanged orifice flange I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0). flanged single sweep tee I IDENTITY (I). flanged safety valve I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. flanged side outlet up tee I 23 20 00 piping.

flanged spool piece I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M).79 . heat. flanged sleeve I 23 20 00 piping. liquid exchanger I IDENTITY (I). OBJECT (0).S. float trap I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. flanged straight size tee I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R). flanged turned up elbow I 23 20 00 piping. flanged stop valve I 23 20 00 piping. flanged union I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. float and thermostatic trap I 23 20 00 piping. flanged turned down elbow I 23 20 00 piping.

lateral bell & spigot I 23 20 00 piping. heat.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. high pressure vertical receiver I 23 20 00 piping. magnetic stop valve I 23 20 00 piping.S. hose globe valve I 23 20 00 piping. transfer surface I 23 20 00 piping. manual air vent I IDENTITY (I). low pressure receiver I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. MATERIAL (M).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. low side float valve I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). high side float valve I 23 20 00 piping.80 . REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0). high pressure horizontal receiver I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. precipitator I 23 20 00 piping. pressure reducing valve I IDENTITY (I). pitch or pipe rise I 23 20 00 piping.S. pipe plug I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). pitch or pipe drop I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. nozzle flow I 23 20 00 piping.81 . REFERENCE (R). plug valve I 23 20 00 piping. pressure gage I 23 20 00 piping. needle valve I 23 20 00 piping. pressure gage and cock I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L).

S. rupture disc I 23 20 00 piping. screwed bushing I 23 20 00 piping. screwed 45 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping. screwed connecting pipe joint I IDENTITY (I). screwed cock I 23 20 00 piping. screwed 90 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0). reducing bell & spigot cross I 23 20 00 piping. screwed concentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. relief or safety valve I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. screwed cap I 23 20 00 piping.82 .

screwed globe valve (elevation) I IDENTITY (I). REFERENCE (R). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. screwed float valve I 23 20 00 piping.83 . screwed diaphragm valve I 23 20 00 piping. screwed double branch elbow I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). screwed gate valve (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). screwed expansion joint I 23 20 00 piping. screwed gate valve I 23 20 00 piping. screwed double sweep tee I 23 20 00 piping. screwed eccentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. screwed crossover I 23 20 00 piping.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. OBJECT (0).

screwed hose gate valve I 23 20 00 piping. screwed hose angle valve I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). screwed long radius elbow I 23 20 00 piping. screwed outlet up tee I 23 20 00 piping. screwed lateral I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. screwed hose globe valve I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. screwed pipe plug I IDENTITY (I). screwed outlet down tee I 23 20 00 piping. screwed globe valve (plan) I 23 20 00 piping.84 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. REFERENCE (R). screwed lock shield valve I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

down I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. screwed side outlet up tee I 23 20 00 piping.S.85 .1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. screwed side outlet elbow. REFERENCE (R). screwed single sweep tee I 23 20 00 piping. screwed stop valve I IDENTITY (I). screwed safety valve I 23 20 00 piping. screwed quick opening valve I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0). screwed sleeve I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. screwed reducing elbow I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). screwed side outlet elbow. up I 23 20 00 piping. screwed side outlet tee I 23 20 00 piping.

screwed straight size tee I 23 20 00 piping. soldered 45 degree elbow I IDENTITY (I). OBJECT (0). side outlet elbow. side outlet elbow. screwed union I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). sleeve I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. outlet down I 23 20 00 piping.S. bell & spigot. sight glass I 23 20 00 piping. screwed street elbow I 23 20 00 piping. screwed turned down elbow I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. REFERENCE (R).86 . and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. outlet up I 23 20 00 piping. screwed turned up elbow I 23 20 00 piping. bell & spigot. MATERIAL (M).

and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. soldered gate valve I 23 20 00 piping. soldered connecting pipe joint I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. soldered 90 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping.S. soldered expansion joint I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). soldered eccentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. soldered globe valve (plan) I IDENTITY (I). MATERIAL (M). soldered cock I 23 20 00 piping. soldered bushing I 23 20 00 piping.87 .1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. soldered concentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. soldered globe valve (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping.

soldered lock shield valve I 23 20 00 piping.S. soldered outlet down tee I 23 20 00 piping. soldered outlet up tee I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. soldered safety valve I 23 20 00 piping. soldered stop valve I 23 20 00 piping. soldered quick opening valve I 23 20 00 piping. soldered sleeve I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R). OBJECT (0). LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. soldered reducing elbow I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). soldered straight size tee I 23 20 00 piping. soldered turned down elbow I IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping.88 . and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

straight size soldered cross I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. straight size flanged cross I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0). LINE (L).89 . square head cock I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. soldered turned up elbow I 23 20 00 piping. straight crown eccentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R).S. straight size screwed cross I 23 20 00 piping. soldered union I 23 20 00 piping. steam trap (indicate type) I 23 20 00 piping. straight size welded cross I IDENTITY (I). straight size bell & spigot cross I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

straight way welded check valve I 23 20 00 piping. temperature gage I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. straight way soldered check valve I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.90 . straight way screwed check valve I 23 20 00 piping. straight way flanged check valve I 23 20 00 piping. strainer I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M).S. strainer (plan) I 23 20 00 piping. swing gate check valve I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). LINE (L). straight way bell & spigot check valve I 23 20 00 piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. temperature pressure relief valve I IDENTITY (I).

91 . LINE (L). thermostatic blast trap I 23 20 00 piping. valve actuator manual non-rise stem I IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. trap scale I 23 20 00 piping. REFERENCE (R). thermostatic trap I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). OBJECT (0). unclassified valve I 23 20 00 piping. valve actuator manual lever I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. turned down 45 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping. valve actuator manual gear I 23 20 00 piping. three-way manual valve I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. thermostatic expansion valve I 23 20 00 piping.

valve. valve compressor suction pressure I 23 20 00 piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. water valve I IDENTITY (I). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. evaporative pressure. valve. valve.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. valve. regular throttling I 23 20 00 piping. valve actuator 23 20 00 manual out stem/yoke I piping. refrigerant reversing I 23 20 00 piping. valve. valve. valve.S. LINE (L). thermosuction I 23 20 00 piping. evaporative 23 20 00 pressure. MATERIAL (M). snap action I piping. constant pressure suction I 23 20 00 piping.92 . REFERENCE (R). regular throttling evaporator I 23 20 00 piping. evaporative 23 20 00 pressure. regular snap action I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0).

REFERENCE (R).S. welded float valve I 23 20 00 piping. welded expansion joint I 23 20 00 piping.93 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. welded bushing I 23 20 00 piping. welded connecting pipe joint I 23 20 00 piping. welded concentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. welded 45 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping. welded eccentric reducer I 23 20 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. welded gate valve (plan) I IDENTITY (I). welded cock I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping. welded 90 degree elbow I 23 20 00 piping. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. OBJECT (0).

94 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. REFERENCE (R). welded stop valve I 23 20 00 piping. welded gate valve (elevation) I 23 20 00 piping. welded turned down elbow I IDENTITY (I). welded quick opening valve I 23 20 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). welded globe valve I 23 20 00 piping. welded safety valve I 23 20 00 piping.S. welded outlet up tee I 23 20 00 piping. welded outlet down tee I 23 20 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. welded straight size tee I 23 20 00 piping. welded sleeve I 23 20 00 piping. OBJECT (0). LINE (L).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 20 00 piping.

95 . thin line. 2. LINE (L). thin line. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text L pumped condensate line = 23 20 00 PC.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I). 2.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 20 00 condensate line = C. welded turned up 23 20 00 elbow I drain line.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 20 00 return line. 2. 2. 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. thin line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 20 00 boiler blow down line = BBD. 2. welded union I 23 20 00 humidification line = H.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol piping. REFERENCE (R).5 mm (3/32") text L 23 20 00 air relief line = ATV. 2. brine = BR. condenser water 23 20 00 = CR. condensate (below floor) = ST. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 20 00 piping.5 mm (3/32") text L return line. 2. 23 20 00 5 mm (3/16") dash. MATERIAL (M).S. 3 mm space. thin line. thin line. thin line. OBJECT (0).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

2. 2.96 . 2. glycol heating = 23 20 00 GHR. low pressure = 23 20 00 LPS. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 2. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L return line. 2. dual temperature 23 20 00 = DTR. thin line. medium pressure 23 20 00 condensate = MPC. thin line. medium pressure 23 20 00 = MPS.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. thin line. thin line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L return line. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L steam line. high pressure 23 20 00 condensate = HPC. REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol return line.5 mm (3/32") text L return line.5 mm (3/32") text L return line.5 mm (3/32") text L return line. LINE (L). thin line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L return line. 2. high temperature 23 20 00 hot water = HTWR. MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text L return line. 2. thin line. low temperature 23 20 00 hot water = HWR.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L steam line. low pressure 23 20 00 condensate = LPC. medium temperature hot water = 23 20 00 MTWR. OBJECT (0). thin line. thin line.

thin line. dual 23 20 00 temperature = DTS. 2. 2. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L water line. 2. low temperature 23 20 00 hot water = HWS. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 20 00 water line. MATERIAL (M). LINE (L).5 mm (3/32") text L 23 21 00 piping. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L supply line.5 mm (3/32") text L water line. 2. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L supply line.5 mm (3/32") text L supply line. REFERENCE (R). 23 20 00 thin line. thin line. hot.97 . OBJECT (0). thin line. condenser flow = 23 20 00 C.5 mm (3/32") text L supply line. 2 mm (5/64") space L supply line. glycol heating = 23 20 00 GHS. 23 20 00 5 mm (3/16") dash. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. thin line. medium temperature hot water = 23 20 00 MTWS. 2.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. thin line. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. thin line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol supply line. make up = MU. 2. condensing steam turbine I IDENTITY (I). high pressure 23 20 00 steam = HPS. brine = B.

supply outlet. wall I refrigerant discharge line = 23 23 00 RD. dynamic pump I 23 23 00 refrigerant liquid line = RL. steam turbine I 23 30 00 air distribution. LINE (L).5 mm (3/32") text L 23 21 00 piping. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 30 00 damper heater. duct.S. MATERIAL (M). thin line. OBJECT (0). pump (schematic) (indicate use) I 23 30 00 air distribution.98 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. electric I IDENTITY (I). REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 21 00 piping. thin line. pump (plan) (indicate use) I 23 23 00 refrigerant suction line = RS. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text L 23 21 00 piping. thin line. 2. 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. ceiling spout outlet I 23 21 00 piping.

change in static pressure rating tag I 23 30 00 fan.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 30 00 damper. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. louvered roof vent I 23 30 00 duct section.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. REFERENCE (R).99 . feed with air outlet I 23 30 00 fan. static pressure rating tag I 23 30 00 fan. exhaust roof vent I 23 31 00 access door (AD) or access panel (AP) I IDENTITY (I). blower I 23 30 00 heater. propeller I 23 30 00 fan. MATERIAL (M). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L). intake roof vent I 23 30 00 duct section. manual volume I 23 30 00 fan. OBJECT (0).

supply air down I 23 31 00 duct section. flexible connector I 23 31 00 duct section. OBJECT (0).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. return air I 23 31 00 duct section. MATERIAL (M). standard branch for supply and return I 23 31 00 duct section.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 31 00 air distribution. supply air I 23 31 00 duct section. REFERENCE (R). exhaust air up I 23 31 00 duct section. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. return air down I 23 31 00 air distribution. LINE (L). transition I 23 31 00 duct section. exhaust air down I 23 31 00 duct section.100 . wye junction I IDENTITY (I).

barometric damper I 23 33 00 air distribution. fire and smoke damper I 23 33 00 air distribution.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 31 00 duct.101 . adjustable blank off damper I 23 33 00 air distribution. adjustable damper plaque I 23 33 00 air distribution. change in elevation I 23 33 00 air distribution. fire damper I 23 33 00 air distribution. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. MATERIAL (M). flow switch I IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. ductwork sound attenuator I 23 33 00 air distribution. REFERENCE (R). LINE (L).S. flexible I 23 33 00 air distribution. ductwork cowl (gooseneck) I 23 31 00 ductwork.

S.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 33 00 air distribution. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). LINE (L). back draft I 23 33 00 air distribution. flexible connector I 23 33 00 air distribution. orifice flowmeter I 23 33 00 damper. fire I 23 33 00 air distribution. venturi flowmeter I 23 33 00 ductwork. turning vane in ductwork I 23 33 00 ductwork. direction of flow I 23 33 00 air distribution. REFERENCE (R). smoke damper I 23 33 00 damper.102 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. water heater direct contact feed I fire damper (horizontal 23 33 00 orientation in rectangular duct) I IDENTITY (I).

REFERENCE (R). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M). supply air I 23 33 00 spin-in with volume damper I smoke and fire damper 23 33 00 (horizontal orientation in rectangular duct) I 23 33 00 spin-in without volume damper I IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.103 .1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol fire damper (vertical 23 33 00 orientation in rectangular duct) I smoke and fire damper 23 33 00 (vertical orientation in rectangular duct) I 23 33 00 heat stop. OBJECT (0).S. return air I smoke damper (vertical 23 33 00 orientation in rectangular duct) I 23 33 00 light troffer outlet. fire rated ceiling I smoke damper (horizontal 23 33 00 orientation in rectangular duct) I 23 33 00 light troffer inlet.

1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 34 00 air distribution. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.S. LINE (L). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. duct fan I 23 37 00 damper. standard branch. four-way. ceiling.104 . corner blow I 23 34 00 fan. REFERENCE (R). axial flow I 23 37 00 diffuser. OBJECT (0). rectangular or square I 23 37 00 air distribution. ventilation openings I 23 37 00 diffuser. standard branch. ceiling. ceiling. centrifugal fan pump I 23 37 00 damper. MATERIAL (M). supply I 23 34 00 air distribution. fan I 23 37 00 diffuser.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. round I IDENTITY (I). return I 23 34 00 air distribution.

ceiling I 23 37 00 diffuser. side wall supply I 23 37 00 diffuser. three-way rectangular or square I 23 37 00 diffuser. LINE (L). REFERENCE (R). ceiling. return air ceiling I IDENTITY (I).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. with combination light I 23 37 00 ductwork.S. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. rectangular or square I 23 37 00 door grille I 23 37 00 diffuser. two-way. OBJECT (0). exhaust inlet wall I 23 37 00 diffuser. linear I 23 37 00 ductwork.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 37 00 diffuser. ceiling. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.105 . MATERIAL (M). linear slot supply I 23 37 00 ductwork. ceiling.

filter and dehumidifier I 23 37 00 register grille.S. side wall supply I 23 37 00 grille.106 . MATERIAL (M). door or wall opening I 23 40 00 air distribution.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 37 00 ductwork. filter line I IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. intake and screen I 23 40 00 air distribution.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). REFERENCE (R). automatic filter panel I 23 37 00 louver. ceiling supply I 23 40 00 air distribution. transfer I 23 37 00 return air grille with sound boot I 23 37 00 louver. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. supply air ceiling I 23 37 00 register grille.

REFERENCE (R). boiler I 23 57 00 HVAC equipment. desuperheater I 23 50 00 piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.107 . pipe heat I IDENTITY (I). plate fin cross flow I 23 57 00 HVAC equipment. flate plate heat exchanger I 23 55 00 heater. LINE (L).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 23 50 00 heater. OBJECT (0). steam I 23 57 00 piping. MATERIAL (M). intercooler desuperheater I 23 52 00 generator. flue gas reheater I 23 52 00 heat-generation equipment. check valve I 23 50 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. heat exchanger I 23 52 00 equipment.

23 61 00 chilling rotary screw unit I refrigeration equipment. chilling reciprocating unit I 23 61 00 refrigeration equipment. reciprocating I refrigeration equipment.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). 23 61 00 compressor. 23 61 00 compressor. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. compressor.S. chilling centrifugal unit I refrigeration equipment. 23 61 00 compressor. rotary motor encased I refrigeration equipment. reciprocating I 23 61 00 refrigeration equipment. reciprocating I refrigeration equipment. REFERENCE (R).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol refrigeration equipment. motor sealed. rotary motor enclosed with crank belt I IDENTITY (I). 23 61 00 compressor. MATERIAL (M). motor enclosed. 23 61 00 compressor. open crankcase. reciprocating I 23 61 00 refrigeration equipment.108 . 23 61 00 centrifugal compressor I refrigeration equipment.

reciprocating I 23 63 00 refrigeration equipment. 23 61 00 open crankcase. air23 63 00 cooled fin condenser.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. forced air I 23 63 00 refrigeration equipment. MATERIAL (M). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. rotary compressor I 23 63 00 refrigeration equipment. static I refrigeration equipment. condenser surface I 23 61 00 refrigeration equipment.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol refrigeration equipment. double bundle condenser I 23 63 00 refrigeration equipment. evaporative condenser I refrigeration equipment.S. OBJECT (0). aircooled fin condenser.109 . 23 61 00 compressor. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. water cooled condenser I IDENTITY (I). LINE (L). aircooled condensing unit I 23 63 00 refrigeration equipment. REFERENCE (R). rotary motor sealed I 23 63 00 refrigeration equipment.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 23 63 00 water cooled shell/tube condenser I 23 64 00 refrigeration equipment. OBJECT (0). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. LINE (L). drive fluid I IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol refrigeration equipment. closed. chilling absorption unit I 23 64 00 chiller tank.110 . REFERENCE (R). liquid flooded I refrigeration equipment.S. 23 63 00 water cooled shell/coil condenser I 23 64 00 chiller. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. liquid direct expansion I refrigeration equipment. liquid I 23 65 00 refrigeration equipment. liquid I 23 70 00 HVAC equipment. cooling tower I 23 64 00 chiller tank. open. 23 63 00 water cooled condensing unit I 23 64 00 chiller. MATERIAL (M).

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refrigeration equipment, 23 76 00 bare tube gravity air evaporator

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23 76 00

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23 76 00

refrigeration equipment, coil loop

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refrigeration equipment, 23 76 00 evaporator, forced convection

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refrigeration equipment, 23 76 00 condenser evaporator cascade system

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refrigeration equipment, 23 76 00 evaporator, forced convection cool unit

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refrigeration equipment, 23 76 00 evaporator, finned circular ceiling

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refrigeration equipment, evaporator, pipe coil

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refrigeration equipment, evaporator, plate coil

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HVAC equipment, room air conditioning equipment

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refrigeration equipment, immersion cool unit

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23 82 00 heating, mixing terminal unit

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23 82 00 heating, reheat terminal unit

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refrigeration equipment, 23 76 00 water cooled concentric tube condenser

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23 82 00 heating, unit (indicate type)

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23 80 00

electrical, heater, electric resistance

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23 82 00

heating, variable volume terminal unit, reheat

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23 84 00 dehumidifier

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electrical, motor, threephase

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control instrumentation, 25 00 00 generic annunciation device

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electrical, transformer, oneline diagram

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25 30 00

control panel, building equipment

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26 00 00 electrical, transformer, plan

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26 00 00 electrical, wye connection 26 00 00 electrical, delta connection I

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26 00 00

electrical, motor, singlephase

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26 05 00

electrical, duct cell floor header

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26 05 00 electrical, duct, trolley

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electrical, panelboard, home 26 05 00 run to (arrowheads indicate the number of circuits)

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26 05 00

electrical, duct, underfloor junction box

I

26 05 00

electrical, pressure switchclose on increase

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26 05 00 electrical, earth ground

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26 05 00

electrical, pressure switchopen on increase

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26 05 00 electrical, junction box

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26 05 00 electrical, pull box

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26 05 00 electrical, ladder cable tray

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26 05 00

electrical, switch, multiposition

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26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally closed float

I

26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally open float

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26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally closed foot operated

I

26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally open limit

I

26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally closed limit

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26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally open temperature activated

I

26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally closed temperature activated

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26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally open time delay

I

26 05 00

electrical, switch, normally closed time delay

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26 05 00

electrical, switch, single break

I

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26 05 00 electrical, wireway

I

26 20 00

electrical, floor outlet, data communication

I

26 05 00

rigid conduit line = RC; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

26 20 00 electrical, fuse with rating

I

26 09 00 electrical, meter

I

26 20 00

electrical, normally closed relay contact

I

26 10 00 electrical, substation

I

26 20 00

electrical, normally open relay contact

I

26 20 00 electrical, busway

I

26 20 00

electrical, outlet, data communication

I

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26 20 00 electrical, push button

I

26 24 00 electrical, power panel

I

26 24 00 electrical, distribution panel

I

26 27 00

electrical, receptacle, clock hanger

I

26 24 00 electrical, lighting panel

I

26 27 00 electrical, receptacle, duplex

I

26 24 00

electrical, panelboard cabinet, flush mounted

I

26 27 00

electrical, receptacle, duplex on emergency power

I

26 24 00

electrical, panelboard cabinet, surface mounted

I

electrical, receptacle, duplex 26 27 00 with ground fault circuit interrupter

I

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26 27 00

electrical, receptacle, quadraplex

I

26 27 00

electrical, switch with pilot light

I

26 27 00 electrical, receptacle, single

I

26 27 00

electrical, switch, ceiling mounted pull

I

26 27 00

electrical, receptacle, single with switch

I

26 27 00

electrical, switch, double pole

I

26 27 00

electrical, receptacle, special purpose

I

26 27 00 electrical, switch, four-way

I

26 27 00

electrical, receptacle, switched duplex

I

26 27 00

electrical, switch, key operated

I

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26 27 00

electrical, switch, lamp holder pole

I

26 28 00 electrical, circuit breaker

I

26 27 00

electrical, switch, low voltage master

I

26 28 00

electrical, disconnect switch, fused

I

26 27 00 electrical, switch, single pole

I

26 28 00

electrical, disconnect switch, unfused

I

26 27 00 electrical, switch, three-way

I

26 28 00 electrical, fused switch

I

26 27 00

electrical, switch, timer operated

I

26 28 00 electrical, fusible link

I

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26 29 00

electrical, starter or motor controller

I

26 35 00 electrical, capacitator

I

electrical, starter, 26 29 00 combination with disconnect switch

I

26 41 00 lightning arrestor

I

26 29 00 electrical, time clock

I

26 42 00

rectifier, cathodic protection sanitary

I

26 32 00 electrical, generator, power

I

26 50 00

lighting, incandescent ceiling mounted

I

26 33 00 electrical, battery

I

electrical, light fixture, 26 51 00 recessed fluorescent A, 600 mm x 1200 mm (2x4)

I

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electrical, light fixture, 26 51 00 recessed fluorescent B, 300 mm x 1200 mm (1x4)

I

26 52 00

electrical, exit sign, wall mounted light

I

electrical, light fixture, 26 51 00 recessed fluorescent C, 300 mm x 2400 mm (1x8)

I

26 52 00

electrical, light fixture, fluorescent emergency

I

electrical, light fixture, 26 51 00 surface mounted fluorescent A, 600 mm x 1200 mm (2x4)

I

26 52 00

lighting, one emergency battery power

I

electrical, light fixture, 26 51 00 surface mounted fluorescent B, 300 mm x 1200 mm (1x4)

I

26 52 00

lighting, three emergency battery power

I

electrical, light fixture, 26 51 00 surface mounted fluorescent C, 300 mm x 2400 mm (1x8)

I

26 56 00

electrical, street light with bracket

I

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26 56 00 light post without arm

I

26 56 00 lighting, exterior building

I

26 56 00

light post, one arm, one head

I

26 56 00 lighting, runway

I

DIV 27

COMMUNICATIONS

26 56 00

light post, two arms, two heads

I 27 00 00

power line = P; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

26 56 00 lighting, airfield runway

I

outlet, combination 27 05 00 telephone/ data communication

I

26 56 00 lighting, airfield taxiway

I

27 10 00

cable television line = CATV; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

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closed circuit television line 27 10 00 = CCTV; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

electrical, speaker, ceiling mounted, “X” indicates the 27 40 00 type, provide schedule on legend

I

27 10 00

fiberoptics line = FO; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

electrical, speaker, wall mounted, “X” indicates the 27 40 00 type, provide schedule on legend

I

27 30 00

electrical, floor receptacle, telephone

I

27 51 00

intercom line = I thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

27 30 00 telephone, wall mounted

I

27 51 00

sound line = S; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

27 30 00

telephone line = T; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

27 52 00

nurse call line = NC; thin line, 2.5 mm (3/32") text

L

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DIV 28

ELECTRONIC SAFETY and SECURITY

28 10 00 28 10 00 panic duress switch I

security access, buzzer, combination bell

I

28 10 00

security access, annunciator panel

I

28 10 00

security access, control unit

I

28 10 00 security access, bell

I

security access, control unit 28 10 00 with closed circuit television camera

I

28 10 00

security access, bidirectional speaker

I

28 10 00

security access, controlled access point

I

28 10 00 security access, buzzer

I

security access, generic “X” 28 10 00 indicates the type, provide schedule or legend

I

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28 10 00

security access, horn or siren

I

28 10 00 security access, panic alarm

I

28 10 00

security access, infrared and ultrasonic motion detector

I

security access, video 28 10 00 camera with lens, motion detector with pan and zoom

I

28 10 00

security access, intercom station

I

28 10 00

security access, video tape recorder

I

28 10 00

security access, master station, intercom

I

28 10 00

security access, volumetric sensor

I

28 10 00

security access, outdoor microwave transmission unit

I

28 13 00

security access, panning camera traverse angle

I

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28 13 00

security access, passive infrared motion detector

I

28 13 00

security access, ultrasonic motion detector

I

28 13 00

security access, sensor, buried vehicular

I

28 13 00

security access, video camera with lens

I

28 13 00

security access, switch, balanced magnetic control

I

security access, video 28 13 00 camera with lens, angle of view

I

security access, telephone 28 13 00 handset

I

security access, video camera with lens, motion 28 13 00 detector with pan, tilt and zoom

I

28 13 00

security access, touch pad lock or device

I

28 30 00 alarm, check valve

I

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28 30 00 alarm, fire, communicator

I

28 30 00

alarm, horn/light, one assembly with chime

I

28 30 00 alarm, fire, control panel

I

28 30 00

alarm, horn/light, separate assembly

I

28 30 00

alarm, fire, manual pull station

I

28 30 00

alarm, lamp light, signal light, strobe

I

28 30 00 alarm, gong

I

28 30 00 alarm, manual control

I

28 30 00

alarm, horn/light, one assembly

I

28 30 00 alarm, master control panel

I

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28 30 00 alarm, mini horn

I

28 30 00 detection switch, abort

I

28 30 00

alarm, sprinkler system water flow bell

I

28 30 00

detection switch, valve tamper

I

28 30 00 alarm, tamper switch

I

28 30 00 detection, gas

I

28 30 00

alarm, transponder or transmitter

I

28 30 00

detection, smoke control and pressure panel

I

28 30 00

alarm, voice communication panel

I

28 30 00 detector, flame flicker

I

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28 30 00 detector, flow switch

I

28 30 00

detector, heat, rate compensation

I

28 30 00 detector, heat

I

28 30 00 detector, heat, rate of rise

I

28 30 00 detector, heat smoke

I

28 30 00

detector, ionization and heat smoke

I

28 30 00 detector, heat, combination

I

28 30 00

detector, ionization and photoelectric smoke

I

28 30 00

detector, heat, fixed temperature

I

28 30 00 detector, ionization smoke

I

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photoelectric smoke I 28 30 00 fire alarm station. smoke I 28 31 00 fire alarm line = FA. for duct I 33 11 00 water line. LINE (L).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol detector. ionization. photoelectric and heat smoke I 28 30 00 fire alarm annunciator panel I 28 30 00 detector. 2. manual pull I 28 30 00 detector.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. smoke.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I). public main = PW. thin line.S. 2. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text L DIV 31 EARTHWORK 28 30 00 detector. and heat smoke I 28 30 00 detector.130 . MATERIAL (M). switch level I 28 30 00 detector. 28 30 00 photoelectric. REFERENCE (R). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. OBJECT (0). thin line.

filtration bed M 31 20 00 earthwork.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. LINE (L). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. OBJECT (0).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 31 20 00 earthwork. compacted fill M 31 37 00 riprap M IDENTITY (I). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. porous fill M 31 20 00 earthwork rock M 31 25 00 erosion and sedimentation control.131 . crushed rock gravel M 31 20 00 sand clay gravel M 31 20 00 earth. MATERIAL (M). ditch and berm barrier I 31 20 00 sand M 31 20 00 earth. REFERENCE (R). undisturbed M 31 23 00 earthwork gravel.

generic new 32 10 00 asphalt. generic existing M 33 11 00 utility.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. medium line X L 33 05 00 utility services. section M M DIV 33 UTILITIES 32 31 00 fence. water handhole I 32 93 00 tree.S.132 . thin line. MATERIAL (M).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol DIV 32 EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS 32 93 00 tree. deciduous existing M 33 11 00 piping. OBJECT (0). water manhole I IDENTITY (I). LINE (L). REFERENCE (R). deciduous new M 33 11 00 utility. thrust block I 32 93 00 tree. manhole I 32 93 00 tree.

chilled water.5 mm (3/32") text L 33 11 00 utility.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.133 . and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 2. MATERIAL (M). chilled water.5 mm (3/32") text L 33 11 00 utility.S. 2. water valve vault I 33 11 00 utility. hot.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 33 11 00 utility. water meter station I 33 11 00 return line.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I). OBJECT (0). 2.5 mm (3/32") text L 33 11 00 utility. LINE (L). thin line. water station pump I 33 11 00 water line. 2. thin line. cold. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. thin line. water plant I 33 11 00 supply line. REFERENCE (R). water tank I 33 11 00 water line. thin line. water meter I 33 11 00 utility.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. wall I 33 12 00 hydrant pan. REFERENCE (R).5 mm (3/32") text L 33 12 00 hydrant. 2. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. LINE (L). wall two hose outlet I 33 12 00 hydrant. one hose outlet I 33 16 00 storage tank. MATERIAL (M).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 33 11 00 water line.134 . public main = PW. utility pole I 33 12 00 hydrant. water utility I 33 12 00 hydrant. two hose outlet I 33 30 00 utility. sanitary manhole I IDENTITY (I). fire I 33 12 00 utility.S. thin line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. fire I 33 12 00 hydrant.

thin line. culvert. round I IDENTITY (I). catch basin I 33 36 00 utility. sanitary pressure vessel I 33 39 00 utility. MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text L 33 31 00 sanitary sewer force line. sanitary meter I 33 39 00 utility. 33 42 00 thin continuous line.S. catch basin.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 33 30 00 utility. sanitary sewer lift station I pipe line. 2.135 . LINE (L). septic tank I 33 44 00 drainage. sanitary valve vault I 33 30 00 utility. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. REFERENCE (R). sanitary cleanout I 33 30 00 utility. OBJECT (0).5 mm (3/32") text L 33 44 00 drainage. 2.

S. manhole. OBJECT (0). fuel storage I IDENTITY (I). storm drainage manhole I 33 51 00 utility. gas shutoff I 33 56 00 storage tank. natural gas trap I 33 51 00 piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. natural gas I 33 50 00 utility. open tile drain I 33 51 00 piping. natural gas I 33 49 00 utility. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. natural gas receiver I 33 47 00 drainage.136 .1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 33 46 00 drainage. MATERIAL (M). REFERENCE (R). meter. gas plant I 33 51 00 utility. spray pond I 33 51 00 utility. LINE (L).

LINE (L). thin line. electrical manhole I 33 70 00 electrical. primary electrical handhole I electrical. aerial service 33 71 00 weather head I electric line. 2. 2-phase primary 33 71 00 overhead = OP. thin line.137 . transformer.5 mm (3/32") text L 33 71 00 light post. handhole I 33 71 00 utility.S. 2. distribution switch or switching station I 33 70 00 electrical. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. OBJECT (0). one arm in power pole I electric line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 33 70 00 electrical. MATERIAL (M). 2-phase primary 33 71 00 underground = UP.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. REFERENCE (R). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. current I 33 71 00 utility. guy wire I 33 71 00 utility.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I).

5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. thin line. 2-phase secondary underground = 33 71 00 US.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol electric line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. REFERENCE (R). thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. thin line. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. thin line. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L electric line.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I). 3-phase secondary underground = 33 71 00 US.138 . OBJECT (0). 2.S.5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. single phase 33 71 00 primary underground = UP. 3-phase 33 71 00 secondary overhead = OS. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. thin line. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. thin line. 2. 2-phase 33 71 00 secondary overhead = OS. single phase secondary underground = 33 71 00 US. thin line. 3-phase primary 33 71 00 overhead = OP. single phase 33 71 00 secondary overhead = OS.5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. 2. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 2. thin line. thin line. 2. thin line. MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text L electric line. 2.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. single phase 33 71 00 primary overhead = OP. LINE (L). 3-phase primary 33 71 00 underground = UP.

5 mm (3/32") text L pipe line. thin line. 2.5 mm (3/32") text L IDENTITY (I). thin line.5 mm (3/32") text L return line. REFERENCE (R). 2. industrial hot 40 23 00 water = IHR.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol 33 81 00 utility. communications manhole I 40 13 00 nitrogen line = N. thin line. thin line.S. thin line. 2. LINE (L). 2. 2. thin line. 40 13 00 2. telephone manhole I 40 14 00 hydrogen line = H. thin line 2.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.5 mm (3/32") text L 33 81 00 utility. MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text 40 20 00 L fill line = FILL. OBJECT (0). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 2.139 .5 mm (3/32") text L DIV 40 PROCESS INTEGRATION 40 13 00 argon line = AR.5 mm (3/32") text L 40 13 00 liquid nitrogen line = LN. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. chemical supply = 40 20 00 CS.5 mm (3/32") text L helium line = HE. thin line.

2. acid = ACID. LINE (L).140 .5 mm (3/32") text L 44 42 00 fluid waste treatment.5 mm (3/32") text L water line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE MF NO Description Type Symbol MF NO Description Type Symbol supply line. industrial hot 40 23 00 water = IHW. OBJECT (0). thin line.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. thin line. REFERENCE (R).5 mm (3/32") text L 40 25 00 waste line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. grit-collecting chamber I 40 23 00 waste line. industrial cold = 40 23 00 ICW. 2. thin line. 2. 2. oil separator I IDENTITY (I).S. MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text L DIV 44 POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT 44 42 00 equipment. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. thin line. industrial = INW.

106 06.101 06. orifice flowmeter air distribution. adjustable damper plaque air distribution. fire damper air distribution.141 . pneumatic operated damper control air distribution. flow switch air distribution. electric operated air distribution.101 06. filter line air distribution. liquid level air distribution.102 IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE Symbols Index by Alpha with MasterFormat 2004 Numbers (MF NO) & Symbol Type (TYPE) DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE A access door (AD) or access panel (AP) air distribution. ductwork sound attenuator air distribution.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. OBJECT (0). controller. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.101 06.101 06.101 06. damper control. ductwork cowl (gooseneck) air distribution.102 06.101 06.62 06.104 06. LINE (L).104 air distribution.106 06.62 06.62 06. automatic filter panel air distribution. centrifugal fan pump air distribution. flexible connector air distribution.99 06.104 06. duct detector air distribution. fire and smoke damper air distribution.100 06. duct fan 23 31 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 23 40 00 23 33 00 23 30 00 23 34 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 34 00 I I I I I I I I I I I 06.106 06. smoke damper 23 33 00 23 33 00 23 34 00 23 40 00 23 40 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 23 31 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 23 09 00 23 33 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. barometric damper air distribution.S.62 06. REFERENCE (R).98 06.101 06. adjustable blank off damper air distribution.101 06. ceiling spout outlet air distribution. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. fan air distribution. MATERIAL (M). filter and dehumidifier air distribution.

104 06. one assembly alarm. transponder or transmitter alarm.127 06. fire.142 . manual pull station alarm. one assembly with chime alarm. LINE (L).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.127 06. horn/light.127 alarm. 2. manual control alarm. gong alarm. thin line. strobe alarm. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.127 06.128 06.S. fire. transition air distribution.127 06.102 06.127 06.127 06.98 06. turning vane in ductwork air distribution.128 06.95 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.102 06.127 06. thin line.5 06. fire.128 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE air distribution.139 06.102 06. 2.100 06. supply outlet. communicator alarm. lamp light. check valve alarm. section at 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 05 05 00 01 00 00 40 13 00 32 10 00 01 00 00 I I I I I I I I M T L M T 06. MATERIAL (M). sprinkler system water flow bell alarm.5 B bar joist double.34 06.35 IDENTITY (I). voice communication panel aluminum and argon line = AR.5 mm (3/32") text alarm.127 06. water heater direct contact feed air relief line = ATV. wall air distribution.128 06. separate assembly 23 30 00 23 31 00 23 33 00 23 37 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 23 20 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 I I I I I I L I I I I I I I I 06. signal light. ventilation openings air distribution.128 06.127 06. OBJECT (0). control panel alarm. horn/light. master control panel alarm. venturi flowmeter air distribution.5 mm (3/32") text asphalt. tamper switch alarm. horn/light. mini horn alarm.132 06. steel 05 20 00 O 06.126 06. REFERENCE (R).

MATERIAL (M).57 06.34 06. sitz bath. LINE (L). institutional bath.29 04 22 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 IDENTITY (I). structural steel. English bond elevation brick.34 06. double T shape beam.30 06.57 06.46 06.30 06. precast.57 06. hydrotherapy leg bath. with break standards) brick block coursed elevation brick.10 06. S shape beam. thin line.36 06.46 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE bar joist single.28 06. structural steel. oriented strand boiler blow down line = BBD.46 06.10 R R M M M M M M 01 42 00 06. whirlpool beam. hydrotherapy hubbard bath.S. glazed brick.34 beam.143 . infant bath. structural steel.27 06.28 06. hydrotherapy arm bath. running bond elevation 05 10 00 05 10 00 22 40 00 04 22 00 06 10 00 23 20 00 01 42 00 O O O M M L 06. straight (see section indicators. Flemish bond elevation brick. OBJECT (0). HP shape beam.95 06. M shape 05 20 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 13 17 00 13 17 00 13 17 00 22 40 00 13 17 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 13 17 00 03 41 00 05 10 00 05 10 00 O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O 06. foot bath. steel bath.28 06.5 mm (3/32") text break.58 06. rimmed bath. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. building. round (user defines size) break. REFERENCE (R).46 06.57 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.57 06.35 06. emergency bath.58 06. W shape bidet block elevation board. structural steel.28 06. common/face brick. 2.35 06. recessed bath.46 06.

closed.45 06.30 06. stack bond elevation bronze brass 04 21 00 05 05 00 M M 06. MATERIAL (M). thin line.110 C C channel. liquid 05 10 00 27 10 00 11 00 00 09 68 00 01 00 00 O L O M T 06. thin line. LINE (L). 2.5 06.42 06.28 01 42 00 L 06.110 06.5 closed circuit television line = CCTV.5 mm (3/32") text column.122 06.44 06.144 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.43 06. 2.8 06. REFERENCE (R).5 mm (3/32") text can washer carpet and pad center line center line indicator. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 2 mm (5/64") dash. metal light-gage cable television line = CATV thin line. glazed concrete bond beam lintel concrete masonry unit 8x8x16 concrete masonry unit 8x8x16 end concrete. plan chiller tank. 2 mm (5/64") space chair with arms chair without arms chair.30 06.35 06.110 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE brick.5 06.45 06. I beam symbol column. thin line.123 01 00 00 01 00 00 01 00 00 22 15 00 04 22 00 04 22 00 04 22 00 04 22 00 03 30 00 03 50 00 O O O L M M M M M M 06.5 06.34 chiller tank. OBJECT (0). open. square symbol compressed air line = A. classroom checker plate. liquid flooded 23 64 00 23 64 00 23 64 00 I I I 06.30 06.29 06. cast in place concrete. lightweight 27 10 00 L 06.30 06. liquid direct expansion chiller.S.5 mm (3/32") text concrete block.57 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 2.36 06.110 12 50 00 12 50 00 12 50 00 05 54 00 23 64 00 O O O M I IDENTITY (I). circular symbol column. liquid chiller.27 06.

113 06. standard branch.5 mm (3/32") text contract limit line. 45 degree arrow.113 01 42 00 L 06. 2. L unit left return desk.63 06. manual volume damper. thin line.145 . return 23 30 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 23 30 00 23 37 00 I I I I I 06.8 dehumidifier demolition line.95 damper. 2.102 06. 3 mm (1/8') space control instrumentation.5 mm (3/32") text. dashed circle 2. typical detail indicator. fire damper.5 06. standard branch.44 01 42 00 L 06. generic annunciation device control panel for heating. secretarial left return detail indicator for small conditions. LINE (L).45 06. duct. 4 mm (5/32") dash. electric damper. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.98 06. dashed rectangle.45 12 50 00 12 50 00 12 50 00 12 50 00 O O O O D damper heater. ventilating and air conditioning control panel. 2.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE condensate line = C.45 06.128 28 30 00 IDENTITY (I).5 mm (3/32") text.102 06.45 06.104 01 42 00 R R R I 06. supply degree(s) 23 37 00 01 00 00 23 84 00 I T I 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.104 06. REFERENCE (R). abort 25 00 00 23 09 00 25 30 00 12 50 00 12 22 00 I I I O O 06. 2 mm (5/64") space desk console desk with left return desk. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. back draft damper. medium line.S.8 06. typical detection switch. wide line with dot.45 06. 1 mm (1/16") diameter dot. MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text. OBJECT (0).11 06.113 06.10 01 42 00 06. medium line detail indicator. building equipment credenza curtains and drapes 23 20 00 L 06.99 06.10 01 42 00 06.

fixed temperature detector.130 06.129 06.130 06. corner blow diffuser.128 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. LINE (L). photoelectric smoke detector.104 06. heat.48 06. heat detector.129 06. rectangular or square diffuser.105 IDENTITY (I). smoke control and pressure panel detector switch. gas detection.129 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.105 06.130 06. smoke detector. ionization and heat smoke detector. valve tamper detection. ceiling.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE detection switch.129 06.104 06. OBJECT (0).129 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. ceiling. photoelectric and heat smoke detector.S. heat. ionization and photoelectric smoke detector.130 06. flow switch detector. heat. rectangular or square diffuser.128 06. and heat smoke detector. side wall supply 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. ceiling. for duct detector.105 06.129 06.105 06.130 06.129 06. linear slot supply diffuser.104 06. flame flicker detector. round diffuser.129 06. combination detector. heat. ionization. with combination light diffuser.105 06. rate compensation detector. ceiling.130 06.146 . MATERIAL (M). switch level diffuser. REFERENCE (R).129 06. ceiling. two-way. heat smoke detector.128 06.105 06. rate of rise detector. tamper position detector. three-way rectangular or square diffuser. ceiling. linear diffuser. ionization smoke 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 21 11 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 28 30 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. smoke. four-way.128 06. photoelectric.129 detector.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE dimension line: continuous.5 mm (3/32") text. double swing door. OBJECT (0). LINE (L).S.39 06.38 06.38 06.6 06.39 06.147 .38 06. thin line. sliding surface door.55 06. thin line with medium line for terminator. hardware. revolving door. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.12 06.44 06. MATERIAL (M). pocket door. wall mounted dishwasher divide by. undercut drain line = D. revolving dark room door.39 06. bifolding door.38 door. typical door.39 06. 2. electric opener door. per dollar (USD) door grille door opening/borrowed light identifier. thin line with medium line for terminator directory.12 06.5 mm (3/32") text 08 10 00 08 10 00 08 33 00 08 10 00 O O O O IDENTITY (I).39 06. medium line. coiling door.38 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. double egress 01 42 00 08 10 00 08 10 00 08 10 00 08 70 00 08 36 00 08 10 00 08 42 00 08 34 00 08 10 00 08 10 00 08 10 00 08 10 00 08 10 00 22 11 00 R O O O I O O O O O O O O I L 06. double door. center pivot door.39 06.41 06.39 06. single full swing door.5 06. overhead door. sliding door.38 06. double uneven 01 42 00 R 06.38 06.39 06. typical dimension line: continuous. REFERENCE (R).42 06.105 door. 2.11 door.39 06. single hinged or pivot 10 13 00 11 48 00 01 00 00 01 00 00 23 37 00 O O T T I 01 42 00 R 06.

wye junction duct. 2.57 06.99 06. flexible ductwork. semi-recessed type duct section. return air duct section.5 mm (3/32") text drain line.100 06. 2. LINE (L). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.136 06. catch basin.100 06. storm (above floor). exhaust air up 06. thin line. 3 mm space. condensate (below floor) = ST.100 06. round drainage.12 06.100 06. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text drain.100 06. return air down duct section.135 06.56 06.105 06. 2.102 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.102 IDENTITY (I).61 06. direction of flow ductwork. spray pond drawing block title. change in elevation ductwork.101 06. thin line. recessed type drinking fountain. indirect = IW.136 06.101 06.56 06. standard branch for supply and return duct section.5 mm (3/32") text drain line. supply air down duct section. REFERENCE (R).S. catch basin drainage.95 duct section. static pressure rating tag duct section.100 06. 5 mm (3/16") dash. MATERIAL (M).148 .61 06. change in static pressure rating tag duct section. supply air duct section. storm (below floor). exhaust inlet wall ductwork.105 06. OBJECT (0). flexible connector 23 31 00 23 31 00 23 31 00 23 31 00 23 31 00 23 30 00 23 31 00 23 31 00 23 31 00 23 31 00 23 37 00 23 31 00 23 33 00 23 37 00 23 33 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. typical drinking fountain. exhaust air down 23 20 00 22 11 00 22 14 00 22 14 00 22 13 00 33 44 00 33 44 00 33 46 00 33 47 00 01 42 00 22 47 00 22 47 00 22 47 00 23 30 00 L L L L I I I I I R O O O I 06. thin line. floor drainage.5 mm (3/32") text drain line.135 06.61 06.55 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.99 duct section. open tile drain drainage.100 06. 2. ceiling ductwork.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE drain line. projecting type drinking fountain.100 06.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. thin line.131 06.131 06.131 06.137 33 71 00 L 06. ditch and berm barrier easel electric line. LINE (L). 2-phase secondary overhead = OS. supply air ceiling 23 37 00 23 37 00 I I 06. 2-phase primary underground = UP. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text electric line. 2.131 06.138 33 71 00 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.106 electric line.131 06.5 mm (3/32") text electric line. single phase primary overhead = OP.5 mm (3/32") text 33 71 00 L 06. crushed rock gravel earth. 3-phase primary overhead = OP. 3-phase primary underground = UP.5 mm (3/32") text 31 20 00 31 20 00 31 23 00 31 20 00 31 20 00 31 20 00 11 59 00 M M M M M I O L 06. 2.5 mm (3/32") text electric line. thin line.138 33 71 00 L 06.138 IDENTITY (I).105 06.138 33 71 00 L 06. 3-phase secondary underground = US. 2. thin line.138 33 71 00 L 06.5 mm (3/32") text electric line. thin line. 2. thin line.131 06.138 E earth.5 mm (3/32") text electric line.5 mm (3/32") text electric line.5 mm (3/32") text electric line. thin line.149 .137 33 71 00 L 06. thin line.138 33 71 00 L 06. 2-phase secondary underground = US.44 33 71 00 L 06. REFERENCE (R). 2-phase primary overhead = OP. porous fill earthwork rock earthwork. return air ceiling ductwork.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE ductwork. thin line. thin line. undisturbed earthwork gravel. 3-phase secondary overhead = OS. 2. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). 2. compacted fill earthwork.S. 2. 2. 2.

power electrical.138 33 71 00 26 33 00 26 20 00 26 35 00 26 28 00 26 00 00 26 28 00 26 28 00 26 24 00 I I I I I I I I I 06.116 06.123 06.113 06. delta connection electrical. fused electrical. LINE (L).5 mm (3/32") text electric line.114 06. MATERIAL (M). duct cell floor header 33 71 00 L 06.5 mm (3/32") text electric line. data communication electrical. single phase primary underground = UP.150 . fused switch electrical. single phase secondary overhead = OS.138 33 71 00 L 06. unfused electrical.5 mm (3/32") text electrical. earth ground electrical. REFERENCE (R).117 IDENTITY (I). underfloor junction box electrical. trolley electrical.137 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.120 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. busway electrical. aerial service weather head electrical. single phase secondary underground = US.137 06.112 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.119 06.113 06. junction box 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 52 00 26 20 00 27 30 00 26 20 00 26 28 00 26 28 00 26 32 00 33 70 00 33 70 00 23 80 00 26 05 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. floor receptacle. heater.119 06.121 06. guy wire electrical.S.120 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE electric line. battery electrical.116 06. capacitator electrical. thin line.116 06.120 06.119 06. wall mounted light electrical. thin line. telephone electrical.114 33 71 00 L 06. floor outlet. fuse with rating electrical. duct. exit sign. duct. handhole electrical. thin line.119 06.137 06.138 electrical. generator. electric resistance electrical.114 06. fusible link electrical. 2. disconnect switch. circuit breaker electrical.114 06.119 06. distribution panel electrical. 2. 2. OBJECT (0). disconnect switch.

117 26 51 00 I 06. surface mounted fluorescent C. home run to (arrowheads indicate the number of circuits) electrical. LINE (L). normally closed relay contact electrical. data communication electrical. light fixture. normally open relay contact electrical.121 26 51 00 I 06.121 26 05 00 I 06. panelboard. flush mounted electrical. lighting panel 26 05 00 26 52 00 I I 06. recessed fluorescent B. panelboard cabinet.114 06.121 electrical.114 06.117 26 51 00 I 06. pressure switch-open on increase electrical.120 26 51 00 I 06.121 26 51 00 I 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. single-phase electrical.114 06. surface mounted fluorescent A. 600 mm x 1200 mm (2x4) electrical. 300 mm x 1200 mm (1x4) electrical.S. meter electrical. light fixture.113 06.151 .117 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE electrical.114 26 24 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 20 00 I I I I I 06. light fixture.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. ladder cable tray electrical.121 electrical. recessed fluorescent C.113 06.116 06. surface mounted fluorescent B.116 06. 300 mm x 2400 mm (1x8) electrical. outlet. panelboard cabinet. light fixture.117 IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. fluorescent emergency electrical.121 electrical.116 06. 300 mm x 2400 mm (1x8) electrical. REFERENCE (R). motor. pressure switch-close on increase electrical. OBJECT (0). motor. light fixture.116 06. three-phase 26 09 00 26 00 00 26 00 00 26 20 00 26 20 00 26 20 00 26 24 00 26 24 00 I I I I I I I I 06. pull box electrical.114 06. light fixture. 600 mm x 1200 mm (2x4) electrical. surface mounted electrical. light fixture. push button 26 24 00 I 06. MATERIAL (M). power panel 26 51 00 I 06. recessed fluorescent A. 300 mm x 1200 mm (1x4) electrical.117 06.

special purpose electrical. duplex with ground fault circuit interrupter electrical. four-way electrical.115 06. REFERENCE (R). receptacle. normally closed temperature activated electrical. switch.116 06. receptacle. receptacle. ceiling mounted electrical. ceiling mounted pull electrical.118 06. receptacle.119 06. duplex electrical. starter or motor controller electrical. single with switch electrical.120 06. switch. normally closed limit electrical.118 06. MATERIAL (M).123 06. speaker. low voltage master electrical. substation electrical. clock hanger electrical.118 06. switch.152 . key operated electrical. switch. receptacle.117 electrical. normally closed time delay electrical. receptacle. receptacle.121 IDENTITY (I). switch.117 06.S. switch.115 26 27 00 I 06. quadraplex electrical.118 06. normally closed foot operated electrical.117 06. single electrical.118 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. receptacle. wall mounted ”X” indicates the type electrical.118 06. street light with bracket 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 I I I 06.118 06. OBJECT (0).119 06. switch.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. switch.118 06. double pole 26 10 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.118 06. switch.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE electrical. multiposition electrical. LINE (L).114 06. switch.120 06. receptacle.123 06.115 06. combination with disconnect switch electrical. switch.117 electrical. switch. normally open float 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 27 40 00 27 40 00 26 29 00 26 29 00 26 56 00 I I I I I I I I I I 06.115 06.115 06. switched duplex electrical. starter. lamp holder pole electrical. switch. normally closed float electrical.115 06. switch with pilot light electrical. duplex on emergency power electrical.118 06. speaker.

LINE (L).99 01 42 00 R 06. exhaust roof vent 23 34 00 23 30 00 23 30 00 23 30 00 I I I I 06.131 06. switch. exterior. oil separator erosion and sedimentation control. transformer. transformer.113 06. normally open time delay electrical. single pole electrical.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. three-way electrical. wireway electrical.8 06. transformer.115 06.116 06. MATERIAL (M). multiple view. wye connection elevation indicator. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.140 06. exterior. switch. timer operated electrical. equal to equipment.6 06. switch. interior. switch. switch. current electrical. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. single break electrical.153 . switch.107 06.113 06.120 06.119 06. OBJECT (0). 16 mm (5/8") diameter equals. normally open limit electrical. 16 mm (5/8") diameter 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 05 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 27 00 26 29 00 33 70 00 26 00 00 26 00 00 26 05 00 26 00 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.115 06.13 01 00 00 23 52 00 44 42 00 31 25 00 01 42 00 10 44 00 06. thin line extinguisher. intake roof vent IDENTITY (I).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE electrical. REFERENCE (R). filtration bed existing to remain line. 16 mm (5/8") diameter elevation indicator. axial flow fan.99 06.13 06.13 fan. water 01 42 00 01 42 00 R R R T I I M L I 06. 16 mm (5/8") diameter elevation indicator. normally open temperature activated electrical. plan electrical.115 06.104 06. blower fan.119 06.99 06.13 01 42 00 06. interior.113 elevation indicator.119 06. time clock electrical. single view. switch.137 06.115 06.S. one-line diagram electrical.43 F fan. boiler equipment.

automatic actuated fire protection. thin line. 2. 14 mm (9/16") repeat fire resistive rated line. alltype.43 06.130 06. fine line. 3 hour.99 06. 2.103 06.5 mm (3/32") text fire alarm annunciator panel fire alarm line = FA thin line. 2.102 06. fine line.5 mm (3/32") diamond. louvered roof vent fan. manually actuated fire protection. four drawer fill line = FILL.50 06. 2. thin line.139 06. 7 mm (9/32") repeat 21 10 00 21 10 00 L L 06.5 mm (3/32") diamond.132 06. 2. 2. medium line X fiberoptics line = FO.47 06. oneway fire line = F. extinguisher. extinguisher. main supply = S.8 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.5 mm (3/32") diamond.8 01 42 00 L 06.5 mm (3/32") text fire protection sprinkler line. fine line.5 mm (3/32") diamond.9 IDENTITY (I).43 06. LINE (L). 2 hour. thin line. 2.5 mm (3/32") text 23 30 00 23 30 00 01 42 00 32 31 00 27 10 00 12 50 00 40 20 00 28 30 00 28 31 00 28 30 00 04 50 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 21 12 00 21 10 00 I I L L L O L I L I M I I I L 06.8 01 42 00 L 06. 8 mm (21/64") repeat fire resistive rated line. 2.130 06.130 06.5 mm (3/32") text file. manual carbon dioxide station fire resistive rated line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE fan. manual pull fire brick fire damper (horizontal orientation in rectangular duct) fire damper (vertical orientation in rectangular duct) fire department connection. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. alltype.47 10 44 00 10 44 00 21 21 00 I I I 06. MATERIAL (M).31 06. fine line.99 06.8 01 42 00 L 06. REFERENCE (R).5 mm (3/32") text fire protection.5 mm (3/32") text fire alarm station. 4 hour. thin line. thin dashed line fence. thin line 2. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.123 06. 1 hour. 12 mm (29/64") repeat fire resistive rated line.52 01 42 00 L 06. lateral. OBJECT (0). propeller features above line indicator.154 .47 fire protection sprinkler line = SP. thin line.45 06. 2.

wall mounted 10 44 00 10 44 00 I I 06. fire pump test header.155 . extinguisher. indicating fire suppression. inspector's test fire suppression.52 06. siamese free standing fire suppression. dry chemical fire suppression. extinguisher.48 06. REFERENCE (R).51 06.51 06. carbon dioxide 21 22 00 21 13 00 I I 06.50 06. OBJECT (0).47 06. dry chemical station reel fire suppression. dry pipe.48 06.52 21 21 00 21 24 00 21 24 00 21 24 00 I I I I 06. fire department key box fire suppression.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.54 06. fire department connection. extinguisher. deluge valve fire suppression. extinguisher. dry chemical system fire suppression. dry automatic actuated fire suppression.43 21 21 00 I 06.43 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. extinguisher. extinguisher. fire hose connection. two-way siamese fire suppression. automatic actuated wet extinguishing system fire suppression.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE fire suppression.50 fire suppression.54 21 12 00 I 06.54 IDENTITY (I). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. manually actuated dry chemical fire suppression. fire pump test header. LINE (L). free standing fire suppression.43 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 12 00 21 11 00 21 13 00 21 24 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 10 44 00 I I I I I I I I I I I 06.51 06. MATERIAL (M).53 06.52 06. department connection. automatic actuated halon fire suppression.50 21 10 00 21 12 00 21 30 00 21 30 00 I I I I 06. extinguisher.S.50 06. control valve fire suppression.48 06.53 06.53 06. carbon dioxide system fire suppression. carbon dioxide manually actuated fire suppression. butterfly valve. quick open valve fire suppression. automatic actuated dry chemical fire suppression. dry pipe valve fire suppression.50 06. extinguisher. domestic water shutoff fire suppression. carbon dioxide automatic actuated fire suppression. dry manually actuated fire suppression.48 06.

156 .66 06.51 21 11 00 21 11 00 23 11 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 13 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 I I I I I I I I I I I 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.51 06. meter (GPM) fire suppression.48 06.51 06.48 06.49 06. manually actuated wet extinguishing system fire suppression. flush mounted sprinkler heads fire suppression. non-rising stem valve fire suppression.54 06.51 06.48 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. outside sprinkler fire suppression. halon manually actuated extinguisher fire suppression. foam system fire suppression. foam automatic actuated fire suppression.53 06.53 06. manual foam station 21 30 00 21 11 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 21 22 00 21 22 00 21 22 00 21 22 00 21 12 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 23 11 00 21 13 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. nozzle.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE fire suppression. indicator post valve fire suppression.49 06.53 06. OBJECT (0). natural gas shutoff fire suppression.53 06.50 06.66 06. manual wet chemical station fire suppression. pendant head sprinklers fire suppression. LINE (L).49 06. charged monitor fire suppression. foam manually actuated fire suppression. foam station reel fire suppression.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.49 06. key operated valve fire suppression.S.53 21 13 00 I 06.48 06.53 06.51 06. nippled up upright sprinkler fire suppression.51 06. special spray fire suppression. halon extinguisher fire suppression. dry monitor fire suppression. hose cabinet or connection fire suppression.49 06.49 06. halon system fire suppression. meter (CFM) fire suppression. halon control panel fire suppression. REFERENCE (R). nozzle.48 06.49 IDENTITY (I). post indicator valve 21 22 00 21 23 00 I I 06. non-indicating. nozzle. fire pump with drives fire suppression.51 fire suppression. MATERIAL (M). manual halon station fire suppression. LP gas shutoff fire suppression.

49 06.52 06.52 06. smoke barrier line. medium line.2mm (1/8") space 7 mm (9/32") repeat fluid waste treatment.47 06. OBJECT (0). thin line. test header fire suppression.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE fire suppression. wet chemical system fire-rated. smoke barrier line. 2. 2. feet fuel oil discharge line = FOD. sprinkler heads.14 01 42 00 L 06. LINE (L).67 06. fine line.5 mm (3/32") text fuel oil gauge line = FOG.9 01 42 00 L 06. grit-collecting chamber foot.49 06. 2. fixture & equipment indicator. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.5 mm (3/32") text 3.5 mm (3/32") text 3. 2. 2.5 mm (3/32") text furniture.2mm (1/8") space 12 mm (29/64") repeat fire-rated. 4 hour. 1 hour.6 06.9 44 42 00 01 00 00 23 11 00 23 11 00 23 11 00 01 42 00 I T L L L 06.140 06. 2 hour.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.47 06.49 06. fine line. sidewall upright fire suppression.2mm (1/8") space 8 mm (21/64") repeat fire-rated. REFERENCE (R). switch. 2. sprinkler riser fire suppression.5 mm (3/32") text 3. fine line.5 mm (3/32") text 3. sidewall pendant fire suppression. thin line. pressure switch fire suppression.52 06. typical 01 42 00 L 06. pre-action valve fire suppression. pressure detector fire suppression. 2. smoke barrier line. 2. reel carbon dioxide station fire suppression.52 06.157 .9 01 42 00 L 06. 2.67 06.5 mm (3/32") diamond. 3 hour.52 06. 2.67 06. fine line.5 mm (3/32") text fuel oil flow line = FOF.S.5 mm (3/32") diamond.52 06.5 mm (3/32") diamond. sprinkler branch heads fire suppression. 2.9 R IDENTITY (I).2mm (1/8") space 14 mm (9/16") repeat 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 11 00 21 21 00 21 10 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 21 10 00 21 13 00 21 13 00 21 23 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.5 mm (3/32") diamond. smoke barrier line. pressure tank fire suppression. MATERIAL (M).53 fire-rated. sprinkler heads. sprinkler with guard fire suppression. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.

41 06. MATERIAL (M). thin line. 1' = 100'-0" graphic scale. medium pressure = MG. 2.18 06.41 06.16 06.S. liquid petroleum = LPG.17 06. LINE (L). 1/2" = 1'-0" graphic scale.18 06. 1' = 50'-0" graphic scale.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE furring channel.18 06. 1" = 1000'-0" graphic scale.17 06.20 06. 1/16" = 1'-0" graphic scale. high pressure = HG.41 graphic scale. 1" = 1" graphic scale. steam glass glass block.67 06.5 mm (3/32") text gas line. 1/4" = 1'-0" graphic scale.5 mm (3/32") text gas line.158 .107 06.17 06.18 06. 1:10 R R R IDENTITY (I).20 06. 1' = 200'-0" graphic scale. metal support assembly 09 22 00 09 22 00 O O 06. large scale glass block.31 06. 1' = 30'-0" graphic scale.41 06.17 06. 1' = 20'-0" 23 11 00 23 11 00 23 11 00 23 11 00 23 52 00 08 80 00 04 23 00 04 23 00 08 80 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 L L L L I M M M M 06.5 mm (3/32") text gas line. 2. thin line.16 G gas line. 1' = 40'-0" 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R 06.67 06. 1' = 10'-0" graphic scale. thin line. REFERENCE (R). 2. small scale glass elevation graphic scale.67 06.18 graphic scale.17 06. metal support assembly furring hat channel. thin line. 1" = 1'-0" graphic scale. 1/8" = 1'-0" graphic scale. low pressure = G.31 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. OBJECT (0).19 06. 2.20 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.19 06.67 06. 1" = 500'-0" graphic scale.19 06.5 mm (3/32") text generator. 1 1/2" = 1'-0" graphic scale. 1:1 graphic scale.

mixing terminal unit 23 33 00 23 55 00 23 30 00 23 50 00 23 20 00 23 52 00 23 82 00 I I I I I I I 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.107 06.20 grating. 3/4" = 1'-0" graphic scale.14 06. transfer grout gypsum board finish 05 53 00 05 53 00 01 00 00 01 00 00 23 37 00 04 05 00 09 29 00 M M T T I M M 06. 3/8" = 1'-0" graphic scale. feed with air outlet heater. 1:30 graphic scale. fire rated ceiling heater.112 IDENTITY (I). 1:200 graphic scale.103 06. check valve heating.41 H heat stop. 6" = 1'-0" 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R 06.15 06.15 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE graphic scale. 1:20 graphic scale.6 06.99 06. plan grating. flue gas reheater heater. OBJECT (0). LINE (L). 1:100 graphic scale.159 . desuperheater heater.15 06.14 06.28 06. 1:5000 graphic scale. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 1:2 graphic scale.6 06. 1:5 graphic scale.36 06.36 06.14 06. 1:50 graphic scale.107 06. 1:500 graphic scale.16 06. MATERIAL (M). live steam superheater heat-generation equipment. 1:1000 graphic scale.107 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.19 06.15 06.68 06.106 06. 3" = 1'-0" graphic scale. section greater than greater than or equal to grille.16 06.20 06. 1:2000 graphic scale.15 06.S. REFERENCE (R).16 06.19 06.

112 06. differential oil pressure switch HVAC controls. normally closed flow HVAC control.65 06. dual pressure switch HVAC controls. pneumatic electric control HVAC controls. OBJECT (0). self contained thermostat HVAC controls. LINE (L).63 06. electric pneumatic control 23 82 00 23 82 00 23 82 00 40 13 00 01 42 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 I I I L L L I I I I I I I I I 06.63 HVAC controls. thin line humidification line = H.65 06.64 06. screwed motor operated globe valve HVAC controls.5 mm (3/32") text hidden features line. air motor controlled globe valve HVAC control.64 06. flanged motor operated gate valve HVAC controls.63 06. pressure stat HVAC controls. remote bulb thermostat HVAC controls. normally open flow HVAC control.64 06. screwed motor operated gate valve HVAC controls.64 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. solenoid valve HVAC controls.63 06.63 06.160 .S.112 06. switch.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. thin line. rotary heat wheel HVAC controls. unit (indicate type) heating.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE heating. MATERIAL (M). three-way air motor controlled valve HVAC controls.111 06. type 1 HVAC controls.63 06.63 06.112 06. pressure switch. air motor controlled gate valve HVAC controls.5 mm (3/32") text HVAC control. reheat terminal unit heating. automatic governor operated valve HVAC controls. switch.64 06.64 06.65 IDENTITY (I).63 06. thin line. 2.68 06.95 06. spring check valve 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 72 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. type 2 HVAC controls.64 06.139 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. fusible link quick valve HVAC controls. 2. pressure switch with high pressure cutout HVAC controls. flanged motor operated globe valve HVAC controls. REFERENCE (R). reheat helium line = HE. pressure switch.64 06.64 06.64 06. variable volume terminal unit.9 06.63 06.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 2 mm (5/64") text.5 mm (3/32") text 23 57 00 23 57 00 23 81 00 33 12 00 33 12 00 33 12 00 21 11 00 33 12 00 33 12 00 33 12 00 40 14 00 I I I I I I I I I I L 06. 2. thermometer HVAC controls.134 06.134 06.66 06. selfcontained HVAC controls.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. thermostat.65 06.134 06. intercooler desuperheater HVAC equipment. welded motor operated gate valve HVAC controls. MATERIAL (M). one hose outlet hydrant.65 06.S.139 I identification device indicator. wall hydrant.112 06. two hose outlet hydrant. thermal bulb HVAC controls.161 .65 06. private housed two hose outlet hydrant. electric HVAC controls.110 HVAC equipment. valve actuator pneumatic motor diaphragm HVAC controls.66 06.50 06. valve actuator electric motor HVAC controls. 3 mm (1/8") sides inch(es) 01 42 00 R T 06. three-way electric motor controlled valve HVAC controls. wall two hose outlet hydrogen line = H. heat exchanger HVAC equipment.134 06.66 06.65 06. valve actuator pneumatic motor HVAC controls.65 06. OBJECT (0).66 06. fire hydrant. valve actuator electric solenoid HVAC controls. thin line. drive fluid 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 09 00 23 70 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.66 06. LINE (L).6 IDENTITY (I).134 06.134 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.65 06. thermometer well HVAC controls. thermostat. REFERENCE (R). pneumatic HVAC controls. room air conditioning equipment hydrant pan.65 06. fire hydrant.66 06.66 06. vapor regulated suction valve HVAC controls.21 01 00 00 06. thermostat.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE HVAC controls.107 06.107 06. welded motor operated gate valve HVAC equipment.

two arms. straight.21 K keynote indicator.122 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE insertion point.162 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.58 06. 3 mm (1/8") text.6 06. return air light troffer outlet.44 06. medical manicure lavatory. 2.37 06.58 06.58 01 42 00 R 06.21 01 00 00 01 00 00 26 56 00 33 71 00 26 56 00 26 56 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 R 06. loose fill insulation.103 06. wall hung leader.123 lavatory. LINE (L). OBJECT (0).37 06.122 06. rigid board intercom line = I thin line. two heads light troffer inlet.6 06.137 06.44 light post. medium line less than 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 O O O 06. MATERIAL (M).103 06. 6 mm (1/4") high.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. corner lavatory. 4 mm (5/32") wide/high hidden line instrumental equipment. curved.58 06.58 06.58 06. REFERENCE (R).37 06. one head light post.21 06. one arm in power pole light post. integral countertop lavatory.5 mm (3/32") text 01 42 00 11 62 00 07 21 00 07 21 00 07 21 00 27 51 00 R I M M M L 06.S.58 06.21 less than or equal to light post without arm L laundry. medium line leader. 3 mm (1/8") text. bell insulation insulation. 3:1 filled arrow.122 06. supply air IDENTITY (I). medium line 01 42 00 01 42 00 R T T I I I I I I 06. 60 degree angles. 2. one arm. 3:1 filled arrow. accessible lavatory. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. single tray lavatory countertop lavatory.5 mm (3/32") text. dental 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 11 74 00 O O O O O 06.

31 06. form metal deck. runway lighting. MATERIAL (M).36 06.5 mm (3/32") text 01 42 00 40 13 00 L L 06.139 IDENTITY (I). typical metal deck.106 multiply by.5 mm (3/32") text liquid oxygen line = LOX.120 06.122 06. intake and screen 26 56 00 26 56 00 26 56 00 26 50 00 26 52 00 26 56 00 26 52 00 26 41 00 40 13 00 22 63 00 I I I I I I I I L L 06. REFERENCE (R). 2.5 mm (3/32") text louver type identifier. 3 mm (1/8") text. thin line.62 M marble stone masonry.122 06. corrugated metal deck. medium line.S. by 23 37 00 23 37 00 N new line.36 06. similiar to window type identifier.139 06.121 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. ribbed minus 04 40 00 04 24 00 04 21 00 M M M 06.31 06. incandescent ceiling mounted lighting. three emergency battery power lightning arrestor liquid nitrogen line = LN. airfield taxiway lighting.120 06. L = louver.9 06. extra wide center line. door or wall opening louver. one emergency battery power lighting. thin line.121 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE lighting. OBJECT (0).21 06.22 06.122 06. exterior building lighting.35 06.29 01 42 00 R 06. 2.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 3 = type.6 05 30 00 05 30 00 05 30 00 05 30 00 01 00 00 01 00 00 O O O O T T 01 42 00 R I I 06. LINE (L).163 .106 06. hi-form metal deck. 2. thin line.36 06. airfield runway lighting.6 06.122 06. medium line nitrogen line = N. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. adobe rammed earth masonry. medium line louver. structural clay tile glazed match line indicator.

2.22 06.7 06. thin line. combination telephone/ data communication oxygen line = O.68 IDENTITY (I). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. reinforced concrete = RCP. air separator piping.5 mm (3/32") text pipe line.5 mm (3/32") text 22 63 00 01 42 00 01 00 00 27 52 00 L 06.36 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. cast iron.44 06.44 06. thin line. mechanical. traffic arm.5 mm (3/32") text pipe line.7 22 14 00 L 06.54 06. anchor intermediate 22 11 00 40 20 00 22 11 00 L L L 06.54 06. thin continuous line. clay tile = CT.124 06.34 06.54 06. chemical supply = CS. thin line. 2. 2. 2.5 mm (3/32") text pipe line.122 06.164 . air heater (plate or tubular) piping. LINE (L).5 mm (3/32") text pipe line.123 R T L pipe line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text pipe standard piping. thin line. 2.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. pound nurse call line = NC thin line.54 06.139 06.S.5 mm (3/32") text pipe line. architectural percent 28 10 00 11 12 00 11 12 00 06 10 00 06 40 00 01 00 00 I I I M M T 06. air heater (rotating type) piping.55 O outlet. traffic arm with card reader parking control equipment.135 22 11 00 L 06. culvert.37 06. 2.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE nitrous oxide line = NO.62 06. 2. REFERENCE (R). MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text 27 05 00 22 63 00 I L 06. thin line.62 33 42 00 L 06.55 06. air eliminator piping. 2. OBJECT (0). ductile iron = DI. thin continuous line.5 mm (3/32") text north indicator (user defines circle size) number.57 05 10 00 22 11 00 22 05 00 22 05 00 22 11 00 23 20 00 O I I I I I 06. swing particleboard particleboard woodwork. 2.55 P panic duress switch parking control equipment.

welded (plan) piping. screwed (elevation) piping. angle gate valve. angle hose valve piping. screwed piping.69 06.69 06. flanged (elevation) piping. angle globe valve. screwed (plan) piping. automatic reducing valve. bell & spigot piping.165 . automatic reducing valve piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. flanged piping. automatic expansion valve piping. angle globe valve.69 06. angle check valve. angle gate valve. welded (plan) piping.69 06. flanged piping. automatic bypass valve.69 piping. angle globe valve.70 06. angle gate valve. soldered piping.70 06. soldered (plan) piping. flanged (elevation) piping. welded (elevation) piping. welded (elevation) piping. welded piping.71 06.70 06.69 06.69 06. OBJECT (0).70 06.68 06.68 06. angle globe valve. MATERIAL (M). angle globe valve.68 06. anchor main piping. angle gate valve.S. angle gate valve. screwed (elevation) piping.71 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.68 06.70 06.70 06.70 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. automatic air vent piping. ball valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. angle check valve. REFERENCE (R). automatic by-pass valve piping. ball joint piping. angle globe valve (elevation) piping. flanged (plan) piping. angle check valve. LINE (L). flanged (plan) 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.71 06.70 06.70 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping.69 06.69 06.69 06. angle globe valve. automatic governor operated valve.71 IDENTITY (I). angle globe valve.69 06. flanged piping.68 06. screwed (plan) piping. angle check valve. angle gate valve.70 06. angle check valve. flanged piping.

bell & spigot.73 06. bell & spigot connecting pipe joint piping.73 06.71 06. bell & spigot stop valve piping. bell & spigot gate valve (elevation) piping. bell & spigot sleeve piping.73 06.71 06.73 06. bell & spigot safety valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. REFERENCE (R).74 06.74 IDENTITY (I).74 06.74 06. bell & spigot globe valve (elevation) piping. bell & spigot side outlet tee piping. LINE (L). base elbow. bell & spigot straight size tee piping.72 06. bell & spigot. barometric condenser piping.73 06. bell & spigot outlet up tee piping. blow off strainer piping.71 06. bell & spigot cap piping.72 06.73 06.72 piping. bell & spigot concentric reducer piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. bell & spigot turned up elbow piping.72 06.72 06. screwed piping.73 06. bell & spigot outlet down tee piping. butterfly valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.166 .72 06.S.73 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping. bell & spigot turned down elbow piping. MATERIAL (M).72 06. bell & spigot. bell & spigot expansion bell joint piping.72 06.71 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. bell & spigot reducing tee piping.71 06. bull plug piping. bushing bell & spigot piping. 45 degree elbow piping. 90 degree elbow piping.73 06. side outlet down tee piping.73 06.71 06. boiler return trap piping. bell & spigot eccentric reducer piping. OBJECT (0).72 06. bell & spigot crossover piping. bell & spigot pipe plug piping.72 06. bell & spigot. blind flange piping.

flanged bull plug piping.76 06. flanged 45 degree elbow piping. flanged double sweep tee piping. flanged connecting pipe joint piping.S. flanged elbow side outlet.74 06. capillary tube piping. open funnel piping.76 06. flanged cock piping. flanged base elbow piping. cock bell & spigot piping.74 06. expansion loop piping.75 06. MATERIAL (M). engine (indicate fuel) piping.66 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping.75 06.75 06.75 06. REFERENCE (R).74 06.97 06. LINE (L).76 06.167 .75 piping.75 06. flanged concentric reducer piping. down piping.98 06.56 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. condensing steam turbine piping.75 06.74 06. dielectric union piping. flanged double branch elbow piping. expansion joint piping.76 06. flanged 90 degree elbow piping.76 06.76 06. up piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. duplex strainer piping. OBJECT (0). filter and strainer line 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 21 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 22 14 00 23 20 00 23 21 00 23 10 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.75 06. condenser water regulating valve piping. flanged eccentric reducer piping.76 IDENTITY (I).76 06.75 06. condenser jet piping. flanged diaphragm valve piping. flanged float valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.76 06. flanged elbow side outlet.76 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.74 06. drain. dynamic pump piping. expansion hand valve piping.74 06. drain hose end piping. flanged expansion joint piping.75 06.

flanged reducing cross 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. flanged straight size tee piping. flanged spool piece piping.79 06. flanged hose gate valve piping. flanged union piping.168 .78 06. flanged long radius elbow piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.107 06.77 06. flanged side outlet up tee piping. flanged safety valve piping. flanged single sweep tee piping.78 06.77 06. REFERENCE (R).78 06.79 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. flanged globe valve (plan) piping. flanged globe valve (elevation) piping.78 06. flanged outlet up tee piping.79 06. float trap 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 50 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping. float and thermostatic trap piping.79 06.77 06.78 piping. LINE (L). OBJECT (0). flanged hose globe valve piping. flanged reducing flange piping.79 IDENTITY (I).79 06.78 06.77 06. flanged gate valve (elevation) piping.S.79 06. flanged orifice flange piping. flanged quick opening valve piping. flanged turned up elbow piping.77 06. flanged hose angle valve piping.79 06.79 06.77 06. MATERIAL (M). flanged turned down elbow piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.77 06.77 06. flanged stop valve piping. flanged sleeve piping. flate plate heat exchanger piping.77 06. flanged outlet down tee piping.77 06.78 06. flanged side outlet tee piping. flanged lock shield valve piping. flanged gate valve (plan) piping. flanged lateral piping.78 06.78 06.78 06.

gas turbine piping. pipe plug piping.81 06. needle valve piping. REFERENCE (R). natural gas receiver 33 51 00 23 10 00 22 13 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 33 51 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.80 06.66 06. plate fin cross flow piping. LINE (L). lateral bell & spigot piping. liquid exchanger piping. grease trap piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping.79 06.81 06.80 06.S.56 06. pitch or pipe drop piping. high pressure vertical receiver piping. magnetic stop valve piping.80 06. pump (plan) (indicate use) piping. low pressure receiver piping.80 06. heat.80 06.81 06.81 06.169 . precipitator piping. hose globe valve piping.80 06.81 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. manual air vent piping. pipe heat piping.80 06. gas shutoff piping. pressure reducing valve piping.81 06.98 06. reducing bell & spigot cross 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 57 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 50 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 21 00 23 21 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. low side float valve piping. OBJECT (0).136 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. nozzle flow piping.136 piping.81 06. pump (schematic) (indicate use) piping. pitch or pipe rise piping. heat.80 06. high side float valve piping.98 06.107 06. transfer surface piping.82 IDENTITY (I).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. plug valve piping.107 06. pressure gage and cock piping. MATERIAL (M).80 06.81 06. pressure gage piping. high pressure horizontal receiver piping.81 06.81 06.80 06.

screwed crossover piping. screwed pipe plug piping. screwed globe valve (plan) piping. screwed lock shield valve piping.84 06.82 06.82 06. screwed lateral piping.84 06.82 06.170 .83 06. screwed long radius elbow piping. screwed cock piping.82 06. screwed bushing piping.83 piping. OBJECT (0). REFERENCE (R). screwed expansion joint 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. screwed double branch elbow piping. screwed double sweep tee piping.82 06. rupture disc piping. screwed hose gate valve piping.83 06.83 06.83 06. screwed gate valve (plan) piping.84 06. screwed 45 degree elbow piping.83 06.82 06.83 06.84 06. screwed cap piping. LINE (L).83 06. screwed float valve piping. screwed globe valve (elevation) piping.82 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping.84 06. screwed outlet down tee piping. screwed gate valve piping. MATERIAL (M). screwed eccentric reducer piping. relief or safety valve piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.82 06.83 06.82 06. screwed 90 degree elbow piping.85 IDENTITY (I). screwed hose globe valve piping. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.84 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.84 06.83 06.84 06. screwed connecting pipe joint piping.84 06.S. screwed concentric reducer piping. screwed outlet up tee piping. screwed hose angle valve piping.84 06. screwed quick opening valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. screwed diaphragm valve piping.

87 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. screwed side outlet elbow.85 06.87 06. screwed safety valve piping. LINE (L).87 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping.171 .85 06.87 06.87 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. MATERIAL (M). soldered 90 degree elbow piping.87 06. side outlet elbow. outlet down 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.86 06.86 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. screwed union piping. soldered globe valve (plan) piping. side outlet elbow.87 06. soldered lock shield valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.86 06.85 06.85 06. soldered eccentric reducer piping. screwed turned down elbow piping. outlet up piping. screwed side outlet tee piping. soldered 45 degree elbow piping. screwed street elbow piping. screwed straight size tee piping. sleeve piping.86 06. soldered expansion joint piping. screwed sleeve piping.86 06. soldered gate valve piping. bell & spigot. screwed turned up elbow piping.85 06.86 06. screwed side outlet elbow. down piping.86 06. soldered connecting pipe joint piping. soldered cock piping.85 06. soldered globe valve (elevation) piping. screwed stop valve piping.86 piping.85 06. bell & spigot. screwed side outlet up tee piping. screwed single sweep tee piping.87 06.86 06. up piping.85 06.86 06.S. sight glass piping. REFERENCE (R).88 IDENTITY (I).87 06. soldered bushing piping.87 06. OBJECT (0). soldered concentric reducer piping. screwed reducing elbow piping.85 06.

90 06. straight way soldered check valve piping. soldered union piping. soldered outlet down tee piping. soldered sleeve piping. straight size soldered cross piping.89 06.88 06.89 06.89 piping.90 06.88 06. soldered turned up elbow piping.90 06. straight crown eccentric reducer 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 21 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. soldered turned down elbow piping.90 06. straight way bell & spigot check valve piping.88 06. square head cock piping.89 06. straight size screwed cross piping.172 . soldered straight size tee piping.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping. straight size bell & spigot cross piping.88 06. temperature pressure relief valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. soldered quick opening valve piping.98 06.90 IDENTITY (I). LINE (L). steam trap (indicate type) piping.88 06.89 06. strainer (plan) piping. swing gate check valve piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. strainer piping. REFERENCE (R).89 06. straight size welded cross piping.88 06. temperature gage piping. OBJECT (0).90 06.89 06. MATERIAL (M). soldered safety valve piping.89 06.89 06.88 06.90 06. straight size flanged cross piping.89 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.89 06. straight way flanged check valve piping. soldered reducing elbow piping. straight way screwed check valve piping. steam turbine piping.90 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. soldered outlet up tee piping.88 06. straight way welded check valve piping.90 06. soldered stop valve piping.88 06.

92 06. water valve piping. valve. refrigerant reversing piping.91 06. valve.92 06. OBJECT (0). thermostatic trap piping. valve actuator manual gear piping. valve compressor suction pressure piping.93 06.92 06. welded cock piping. evaporative pressure. evaporative pressure.91 06. regular throttling piping. valve. thermosuction piping. valve. regular throttling evaporator piping.173 . valve actuator manual non-rise stem piping.93 IDENTITY (I). valve actuator manual out stem/yoke piping.93 06. three-way manual valve piping.91 06. welded float valve 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. welded 90 degree elbow piping. welded eccentric reducer piping.92 piping. welded 45 degree elbow piping. thermostatic expansion valve piping. trap scale piping. valve. valve.132 06.S. LINE (L). turned down 45 degree elbow piping. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. constant pressure suction piping. welded concentric reducer piping.91 06.93 06. MATERIAL (M).93 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.91 06. evaporative pressure.91 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping.92 06. welded expansion joint piping. thermostatic blast trap piping.93 06. unclassified valve piping. regular snap action 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 33 11 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. thrust block piping.91 06.92 06. welded bushing piping. welded connecting pipe joint piping. valve actuator manual lever piping. REFERENCE (R).93 06.92 06.91 06.91 06.93 06.92 06.92 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.93 06.92 06. snap action piping. valve.91 06.

94 06.27 06.94 06. solid partition plastic on plywood plumbing fixtures.94 06. transformer vault precast concrete.7 06. welded globe valve piping. welded turned up elbow piping. welded outlet down tee piping. shower.28 06. interior or artificial plaster finish with metal lath 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 23 20 00 12 92 00 09 20 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I O M 06.94 06. gypsum or portland cement plaster.94 06. welded outlet up tee piping. welded sleeve piping.28 IDENTITY (I).94 06.41 plaster. welded union plant.46 06.S. welded straight size tee piping. gypsum.27 06.94 06. fuel oil vault precast concrete. electrical vault precast concrete. OBJECT (0).57 06. welded quick opening valve piping. communications vault precast concrete.122 06.7 06. welded safety valve piping. welded stop valve piping. welded turned down elbow piping.95 06.94 06.42 06. telephone vault precast concrete. manhole. 2.5 mm (3/32") text precast concrete.27 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.94 06.93 06. overhead gang plus plus or minus Plywood power line = P thin line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.28 06. LINE (L).94 06. MATERIAL (M).41 06.37 06. welded gate valve (plan) piping. gypsum on masonry plaster. transformer pad 09 23 00 09 05 00 09 23 00 06 20 00 22 40 00 01 00 00 01 00 00 06 10 00 27 00 00 03 48 00 03 48 00 03 48 00 03 48 00 03 48 00 03 48 00 M M M M I T T M L I I I I I I 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE piping.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.37 06. welded gate valve (elevation) piping.42 06. REFERENCE (R).174 .95 06.

elevation indicator.7 quality requirements.95 range rectifier. thin line.7 06. 5 mm (3/16") diameter. centrifugal compressor 11 00 00 26 42 00 O I 06.109 06. vault.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE precast concrete.7 06.175 . 2.7 01 40 00 I 06. typical quality requirements. natural gas valve property line property line. 5 mm (3/16") dash.108 23 23 00 23 23 00 23 23 00 23 63 00 23 63 00 23 63 00 23 76 00 23 61 00 01 40 00 I 06. OBJECT (0).109 06.9 06. aircooled condensing unit refrigeration equipment.7 01 42 00 R L L L I I I I I 06. finish quality requirements. temporary ground point indicator. temporary ground point indicator.8 01 42 00 L R 06. typical 01 40 00 01 40 00 01 40 00 I I I 06. static refrigeration equipment. thin line. 2. 2.5 mm (3/32") text 03 48 00 01 00 00 I T 06.98 06. 3 mm (1/8") space pumped condensate line = PC.5 mm (3/32") text refrigerant liquid line = RL. existing.98 06.43 06. existing. thin line. new 01 40 00 I 06. monument indicator quality requirements. medium line.5 mm (3/32") text refrigerant suction line = RS. cathodic protection sanitary reference grid indicator with reference grid lines.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. thin line.120 23 20 00 L Q quality requirements. new quality requirements. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. property corner indicator. wide line.S.109 06.98 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. 2. REFERENCE (R).8 IDENTITY (I). aircooled fin condenser. property corner indicator.7 01 40 00 I 06. MATERIAL (M).5 mm (3/32") text refrigeration equipment.23 06. LINE (L). 4 mm (5/32") square.111 06. boring indicator quality requirements. forced air refrigeration equipment. typical refrigerant discharge line = RD.28 06. bare tube gravity air evaporator refrigeration equipment. aircooled fin condenser.

double bundle condenser refrigeration equipment.111 23 61 00 I 06. condenser evaporator cascade system refrigeration equipment. finned gravity air 23 61 00 I 06.109 23 76 00 I 06. reciprocating refrigeration equipment. finned coil natural convection refrigeration equipment. MATERIAL (M). compressor.111 23 76 00 I 06. compressor. compressor. rotary motor enclosed with crank belt refrigeration equipment. rotary motor encased refrigeration equipment.108 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE refrigeration equipment. motor sealed.109 23 61 00 I 06. compressor. reciprocating refrigeration equipment.108 23 63 00 23 65 00 23 63 00 23 63 00 I I I I 06. LINE (L). rotary motor sealed 23 64 00 23 61 00 23 61 00 23 61 00 23 76 00 I I I I I 06.108 06. evaporator. OBJECT (0). evaporator.108 06.108 23 76 00 I 06. condenser surface refrigeration equipment.108 23 61 00 I 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.109 06.110 06.108 23 61 00 I 06. coil loop refrigeration equipment. cooling tower refrigeration equipment. chilling centrifugal unit refrigeration equipment. chilling absorption unit refrigeration equipment. motor enclosed. chilling reciprocating unit refrigeration equipment. reciprocating refrigeration equipment. evaporative condenser refrigeration equipment. open crankcase. evaporator.111 23 61 00 I 06. compressor.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.108 23 76 00 I 06. finned circular ceiling refrigeration equipment.111 IDENTITY (I). and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.109 06. REFERENCE (R). compressor.108 23 61 00 I 06.110 06.176 . reciprocating refrigeration equipment. chilling rotary screw unit refrigeration equipment.111 refrigeration equipment. compressor.S.

111 06. condenser water = CR. evaporator.133 06. ceiling supply register grille. 2. immersion cool unit refrigeration equipment. thin line. 2. chilled water. rotary compressor refrigeration equipment. thin line. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. water cooled shell/tube condenser 23 76 00 23 76 00 I I 06.109 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. reciprocating refrigeration equipment.96 IDENTITY (I).106 06. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text return line. MATERIAL (M).177 .95 23 76 00 23 76 00 23 76 00 23 61 00 23 76 00 23 61 00 I I I I I I 06.96 23 11 00 23 20 00 L L 06.5 mm (3/32") text return line. high pressure condensate = HPC. 2.67 06.5 mm (3/32") text return line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text 23 20 00 L 06.106 06. plate coil head or manifold evaporator refrigeration equipment. 2.106 06. 2. water cooled shell/coil condenser refrigeration equipment.112 06.96 23 76 00 I 06. 2. fuel oil = FOR. LINE (L). thin line. thin line. evaporator.110 06. glycol heating = GHR.43 06. thin line. 2.S. plate coil refrigeration equipment. open crankcase. brine = BR. 2.5 mm (3/32") text return line.110 23 20 00 L 06. water cooled condenser refrigeration equipment.112 23 63 00 23 63 00 23 63 00 23 63 00 I I I I 06.5 mm (3/32") text return line. REFERENCE (R). high temperature hot water = HTWR.112 06. evaporator. side wall supply 11 00 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 37 00 23 20 00 33 11 00 23 20 00 O I I I L L L 06. dual temperature = DTR.5 mm (3/32") text return line.96 23 20 00 L 06. water cooled condensing unit refrigeration equipment.111 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE refrigeration equipment.5 mm (3/32") text return line.111 refrigerator register grille. OBJECT (0). pipe coil refrigeration equipment.109 return air grille with sound boot return line.112 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. forced convection cool unit refrigeration equipment. forced convection refrigeration equipment. evaporator. thin line. water cooled concentric tube condenser refrigeration equipment.109 06.110 06.95 06.

thin line.23 06.24 23 20 00 L 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. 2. typical section indicators for partial building.96 01 42 00 26 05 00 31 37 00 R L M 06.5 mm (3/32") text return line.139 room identifier. 2. bi directional speaker IDENTITY (I).131 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. medium pressure condensate = MPC. typical rigid conduit line = RC.135 06. 2. projection ceilingmounted sealant and backer rod 23 20 00 L 06. 2. OBJECT (0).1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE return line. typical security access.S.96 S sand 31 20 00 31 20 00 33 31 00 11 52 00 07 92 00 01 42 00 01 42 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 M M L O M 06. medium line. bell R R I I I 01 42 00 R 06.96 23 20 00 L 06.26 06. LINE (L). thin line.96 23 20 00 L 06. optional finishes A = floor finish type 2 = base finish type C = wall finish type 3 = ceiling finish type 01 42 00 R 06.131 section indicators for building with break standards. annunciator panel security access.124 sand clay gravel sanitary sewer force line.178 .5 mm (3/32") text revision indicator (shown with revision cloud).116 06.44 06. 2. 2. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text screen. REFERENCE (R). medium temperature hot water = MTWR. 2.24 security access.5 mm (3/32") text return line.5 mm (3/32") text return line. thin line. typical 40 23 00 L 06. thin line. thin line. MATERIAL (M).38 06. low pressure condensate = LPC. industrial hot water = IHR.124 06.131 06. thin line. low temperature hot water = HWR.25 06.124 06. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text riprap room identifier with room name and number.5 mm (3/32") text return line.

126 06. panning camera transverse angle security access. combination bell security access. buzzer security access. angle of view security access. video tape recorder security access. OBJECT (0).125 06. touch pad lock or device security access.124 06.124 06. LINE (L). video camera with lens. video camera with lens.126 06.125 06.125 06. motion detector with pan and zoom security access. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.124 06.125 06. outdoor microwave transmission unit security access. REFERENCE (R). buried vehicular 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 10 00 28 13 00 28 13 00 28 13 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06. control unit security access. buzzer.125 06. passive infrared motion detector security access. horn or siren security access. intercom security access.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE security access.125 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. video camera with lens security access.S.126 06. intercom station security access.125 06. motion detector with pan.126 06.36 06.124 06.126 28 10 00 28 10 00 07 40 00 05 50 00 12 50 00 I I M M O 06. control unit with closed circuit television camera security access. balanced magnetic control security access.125 28 13 00 I 06.126 security access. controlled access point security access. infrared and ultrasonic motion detector security access.38 06. ultrasonic motion detector security access.179 . and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.125 06.124 06. video camera with lens.125 06.45 IDENTITY (I). generic ”X” indicates the type security access. switch. master station. panic alarm security access. sensor.126 06. MATERIAL (M).126 28 10 00 I 06.126 06. tilt and zoom security access. telephone handset security access.124 06. volumetric sensor sheet metal sheet metal and all metals shelving equipment 28 13 00 28 13 00 28 13 00 28 13 00 28 13 00 28 13 00 I I I I I I 06.

103 23 33 00 23 33 00 12 50 00 12 50 00 12 50 00 27 51 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 I I O O O L I I IDENTITY (I).59 06. service. three cushion sofa. OBJECT (0).27 06. surgeon scrub 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 43 00 O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O 06.45 06.103 01 42 00 L 06.58 06. 2.59 06. cast iron enameled sink. service.123 06. storage container agent smoke and fire damper (horizontal orientation in smoke and fire damper (vertical orientation in rectangular duct) smoke barrier line.59 06.59 06. 2. floor sink.S.5 mm (3/32") text spin-in with volume damper spin-in without volume damper 22 40 00 22 40 00 02 50 00 23 33 00 23 33 00 O O I I I 06. circular wash type sink. LINE (L).60 06. MATERIAL (M).59 06.9 06. two compartment type sink. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.59 06.103 06. two cushion sound line = S thin line. metal sink.103 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE shower head shower stall shower.103 06.59 06.60 06. 14 mm (9/16") repeat smoke damper (horizontal orientation in rectangular duct) smoke damper (vertical orientation in rectangular duct) sofa.59 06.61 sink.103 06.60 06. two compartment with left & right drainboards site remediation.59 06. pedestal gang sink with drainboard sink with garbage disposal sink with left & right drain board sink.180 . flushing rimmed clinical sink. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.60 06.5 mm (3/32") text. fine line.59 06.46 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. REFERENCE (R). laundry sink. chair sofa.60 06. semi-circular wash sink. general sink.46 06.

tunnel exploration proposed supply line.97 IDENTITY (I).27 06. OBJECT (0).35 06. Z shape 05 05 00 05 10 00 04 40 00 04 40 00 04 40 00 04 72 00 M O M M M M 06.34 06. thin line. trench exploration completed subsurface investigation. charged steam line.134 06. brine = B.31 06. hose cabinet. 2. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text standpipe line. fuel storage storage tank. REFERENCE (R).5 mm (3/32") text standpipe line. steel subsurface investigation. 2.35 06. squared elevation 21 10 00 21 10 00 21 10 00 21 12 00 21 12 00 23 20 00 L L L I I L 06. 2. LINE (L). facility fuel 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.5 mm (3/32") text steel and other metals steel angle stone ashler stone cut stone rubble stone.27 06. low pressure = LPS. wet = WSP.181 . fire suppresion water storage tank. medium pressure = MPS.31 06. 2.68 06. thin line. potable water storage tank.136 06.31 structural tubing. MATERIAL (M).S. ST shape structural steel tee.47 storage tank.5 mm (3/32") text 04 40 00 23 13 00 21 41 00 33 56 00 22 12 00 33 16 00 05 10 00 05 10 00 05 10 00 05 10 00 02 30 00 02 30 00 02 30 00 02 30 00 23 20 00 M I I I I I O O O O I I I I L 06.96 structural steel. WT shape 23 20 00 L 06. dry hose station standpipe. 2.5 mm (3/32") text steam line. water utility structural steel tee. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text standpipe. cast stone. thin line. tunnel exploration completed subsurface investigation.50 06. thin line.31 06.35 06. 2.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. dry = DSP.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE standpipe line.35 06. trench exploration proposed subsurface investigation.47 06.31 06.54 06. combination = CSP.50 06.27 06.96 storage tank.56 06.47 06.35 06.27 06.

wall mounted terra cotta quarry.97 T table table lamp 12 50 00 12 40 00 12 50 00 09 50 00 10 17 00 27 30 00 27 30 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 O O O O O L I M M M M M M M 06. thin line. glycol heating = GHS.29 23 11 00 L 06.5 mm (3/32") text supply line. thin line. glazed one face.97 terra cotta. 2.123 06. chilled water.46 06.97 40 23 00 L 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.67 table.5 mm (3/32") text 33 11 00 23 20 00 L L 06.5 mm (3/32") text supply line. thin line. 2.29 06. MATERIAL (M). 2. 2. large scale terra cotta. glazed 23 20 00 L 06.29 06. fuel oil suction = FOS.5 mm (3/32") text supply line.182 . low temperature hot water = HWS.5 mm (3/32") text supply line. square with armless chairs tee suspension.42 06. OBJECT (0). 2.133 06. large scale 23 20 00 L 06.S. thin line.44 06. thin line. thin line. hollow 23 20 00 L 06. elevation terra cotta.29 06. 2.29 06.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. 2.123 06. REFERENCE (R). large scale terra cotta. small scale IDENTITY (I).29 06.5 mm (3/32") text supply line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text supply line. 2. high pressure steam = HPS. industrial hot water = IHW. medium temperature hot water = MTWS.97 terra cotta.5 mm (3/32") text telephone.140 terra cotta.43 06. LINE (L). ceiling assemblies telephone booth telephone line = T.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE supply line.29 06.5 mm (3/32") text supply line.97 23 20 00 L 06.46 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. dual temperature = DTS. thin line. 2.

132 06. structural floor units tree.60 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.132 06.136 06. corner type urinal. distribution switch or switching station utility. veneer terrazzo finish threshold tile. manhole.135 06. primary electrical handhole utility.S.183 .135 06.132 06. sanitary manhole 22 40 00 22 40 00 33 05 00 33 81 00 33 71 00 33 71 00 33 50 00 33 51 00 33 51 00 33 51 00 33 71 00 33 39 00 33 30 00 33 30 00 33 30 00 O O I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.42 06.137 06.136 06.132 06.42 06. LINE (L). OBJECT (0). manhole utility.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.139 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE terra cotta. deciduous existing tree. sanitary meter utility. ceramic elevation tile. trough type urinal.30 06. MATERIAL (M).136 06.30 06.136 06. gas plant utility. sanitary cleanout utility.41 06.137 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06. acoustical ceiling tile. floor mounted 22 40 00 22 40 00 O O 06.137 06.132 urinal. natural gas utility.60 06.60 utility. natural gas utility.135 U urinal. electrical manhole utility.30 06.134 06. deciduous new tree.60 06.30 06. wall hung utility services. sanitary pressure vessel IDENTITY (I). communications manhole utility. unglazed terra cotta. meter. generic new 04 21 00 04 21 00 09 66 00 08 71 00 09 51 00 09 30 00 04 21 00 04 21 00 32 93 00 32 93 00 32 93 00 32 93 00 M M M O M M M M M M M M 06. generic existing tree. structural clay tile.42 06. natural gas trap utility. REFERENCE (R).

fuel oil tank = FOV.5 mm (3/32") text waste line. water tank 33 30 00 33 39 00 33 36 00 33 49 00 33 81 00 33 12 00 33 11 00 33 11 00 33 11 00 33 11 00 33 11 00 22 11 00 22 31 00 33 11 00 33 11 00 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.54 06.5 mm (3/32") text vacuum cleaning line = VC. thin line.57 06. water meter utility.26 06. acid = ACID. OBJECT (0). MATERIAL (M). 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. water station pump utility.132 06. sanitary valve vault utility. 2. LINE (L). industrial = INW.139 06.140 06. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text 01 42 00 40 25 00 R L 06. water manhole utility.135 06.140 IDENTITY (I). and vent.133 utility.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. utility pole utility.134 06.5 mm (3/32") text waste line.47 W wall type indicator. septic tank utility. REFERENCE (R).135 06.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE utility. water meter station utility. water handhole utility.5 mm (3/32") text vibration control 22 62 00 22 62 00 L L 06. 2. thin line. medium line.184 .133 V vacuum air line = VAC. thin line. thin line.62 22 62 00 L 06. water valve vault 33 11 00 I 06.132 06. thin line.136 06. telephone manhole utility. water regulator valve utility.133 06. 2.55 22 11 00 L 40 23 00 L 06. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.135 06. typical waste line.5 mm (3/32") text vent line.S.133 06. water softener utility. 2.62 23 11 00 13 48 00 L I 06. 2. 2. storm drainage manhole utility.133 06. water plant utility. combination = SV. sanitary sewer lift station utility.67 06.133 06.5 mm (3/32") text vacuum pump discharge line = VPD.62 06.

thin line. 2 mm (5/64") space water line.140 06.60 06. flush valve floor outlet watercloset. thin line.97 06.61 06.55 06.5 mm (3/32") text water line.130 06. thin continuous line.5 mm (3/32") text water line.5 mm (3/32") text 22 11 00 L 06. 2.56 22 11 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 22 40 00 I O O O O 06. 5 mm (3/16") dash. private 23 20 00 40 23 00 23 20 00 33 11 00 22 11 00 L L L L L 06. 5 mm (3/16") dash. thin line. 2.56 watercloset. make up = MU. cold. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.5 mm (3/32") text water line. thin line.5 mm (3/32") text water line.5 mm (3/32") text water line. cold.5 mm (3/32") text waste line.5 mm (3/32") text water main. 2.133 watercloset. tank type IDENTITY (I). sanitary soil(below floor). thin line.55 22 11 00 L 06. thin line. 2.185 . 2. hot.5 mm (3/32") text water line. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. thin line.97 06. industrial cold = ICW. drinking supply = DWS. soft = SW. tempered return = TWR. LINE (L). thin line. REFERENCE (R).5 mm (3/32") text water cooler.61 22 11 00 L 06. condenser flow = C.5 mm (3/32") text water line.56 22 11 00 L 06. MATERIAL (M). 2. free standing electric water cooler. 2.55 water line. OBJECT (0).5 mm (3/32") text water line.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE waste line. thin line. 2mm (5/64") space water line. drinking return = DWR.56 22 40 00 22 40 00 33 11 00 O O L 06. thin line.61 06.97 22 11 00 L 06. 2.56 23 20 00 22 11 00 L L 06. 2. 2. thin line. 2. thin line.55 06. hot. thin line. integral tank 33 11 00 L 06.133 22 11 00 L 06. public main = PW. tempered supply = TWS.61 06.61 06. thin line. wall hung electric water line.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. flush valve wall hung watercloset. 2. 2.5 mm (3/32") text water line.S. sanitary soil (above floor) = SS.

basic fillet.32 06. double bevel fillet. double V groove. flare bevel. arrow side weld.32 06. all around window type identifier.33 06.40 06. arrow side weld.33 06. medium line.32 06. groove flare V.34 06.33 06.32 06. both sides weld. square groove.32 06. LINE (L). arrow side weld.33 06. arrow side weld. arrow side weld.33 06.186 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. single bevel groove. single J groove. both sides weld. both sides weld.32 06. REFERENCE (R). awning window. MATERIAL (M). flare bevel. wall hung tank weld. basic back. supplementary concave weld. fixed 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 I I I I I I I I I 06.34 06. single V groove. square groove. and TEXT (T) SYMBOLS UDS–06.39 06. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. double casement (inswing) window. supplementary field weld. arrow side weld. typical window. both sides weld. double J groove.33 weld.26 06.33 06. arrow side weld.1 SYMBOLS © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE DESCRIPTION MF NO TYPE PAGE watercloset. basic fillet.5 mm (3/32") text. both sides weld. supplementary flush weld. supplementary. both sides weld. OBJECT (0). groove flare V. both sides weld. arrow side weld.32 06.40 06. supplementary convex weld. both sides weld. double U groove. basic plug or slot.33 06. single U groove.40 08 50 00 08 50 00 08 50 00 08 50 00 O O O O IDENTITY (I).32 06.33 06. arrow side 22 40 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 05 05 00 O I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 06.33 06. double casement (outswing) window.32 06. arrow side weld.S.61 06.34 01 42 00 R 06.32 06. 2.

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textual information on drawings. consistent note format and content among design disciplines. establishes note location standards. and other documents. improved coordination among drawings. enhanced communication between drawing preparers and users. INTRODUCTION UDS–07. The benefits of note standards are: improved drawing clarity. readability. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. easier data management.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS 07 MODULE Introduction The Notations Module establishes guidelines for the systematic presentation of textual information on drawings. improved note terminology. provides guidelines facilitating the creation and use of notes. improved quality through use of an industry standard. The Notations Module: • • • • • • • • • • establishes note formats. specifications.S. Notations: A drawing note. and consistency.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 .

performance requirements. assemblies. Terms used within notes should be consistent with terms used within the specifications.” They should be specific as discussed later under Reference Keynotes. text—in the form of notes—is added to the illustrations. which are meant to be complementary documents. chemical properties. Notes should not include vague references such as “SEE SPECIFICATIONS.2 . Just as in creating a specification section.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Notations Purpose of Notes Drawings: Graphic and textual information organized on a two-dimensional surface for the purpose of conveying data about a specific portion of a project. Specifications provide detailed information and instructions concerning the project by setting requirements for the physical qualities. Drawings convey design intent and may show multiple views. either of the whole project or its parts. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. assign portions of the work to subcontractors. Specifications: Define the qualitative requirements for products. Construction documents include both drawings and specifications. and standards of workmanship associated with the manufacture and installation of systems. materials.S. and components.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. or create unintended obligations between the parties to the design and construction of the work. have important legal consequences. The notes may provide: • • • information identification instruction Drawing notes. and workmanship on which the construction contract is based. To more fully understand the drawings. care must be taken to ensure that drawing notes do not establish a subdivision of the work. NOTATIONS UDS–07. as part of the contract documents.

resulting in clearer. These graphics used notes sparingly to identify building components and provide general instruction while requiring the designing architect or engineer to provide supplemental instruction in the field. This “master builder” method of practice has changed rapidly over the years and today has been replaced by the use of highly detailed and specific construction contract documents. to be used in multiple drawing locations through repetition of the alphanumeric keyed symbols. “Keynoting” developed into a technique for “tieing” keyed drawing notes to related specification sections more closely. While these “keynotes” might be organized by MasterFormat™. MasterFormat: A master list of numbers and titles classified by work results or construction practices that is primarily used to organize project manuals and detailed cost information. there was little consistency among design firms or the documents produced by those firms. “keying” became a standard method for improving drawing clarity through text reduction within the drawing block. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. more concise drawings.3 . the use of keyed notes improved drafting efficiency. NOTATIONS UDS–07. Drawing Blocks: Drawing modules containing graphic or textual information.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Historical Progression Drawings produced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries were primarily graphic. As the information required on drawings became denser. written once. A “keyed” note consisted of an alphanumeric indicator symbol and leader line with a legend of those symbols and the full text notes located elsewhere on the drawing sheet. The keying legend provided users with a single reference point for keyed notes and allowed a single note. During the post World War II era. and relate drawing notations to specifications.S. Refer to the Sheet Organization Module for additional information.

As with the Division 01 sections. and general sheet notes do not directly correspond to a graphic representation and are not directly “linked” by symbol (or other identifier) to other drawings or specifications. design discipline. Should these three types of notes appear on the same sheet. and sheet keynotes. Carefully coordinate general notes with the contents of the project manual and Division 01 specification sections in particular. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and instruction concerning the use of the drawing or execution requirements for the work that is not otherwise specified. general [discipline] notes. Likewise. general notes apply equally to all disciplines and to all sheets within the drawing set. General Drawings sheet types. they are listed in the following hierarchical order: • • • General General Discipline General Sheet • • • General Notes General [Discipline] Notes (such as General Architectural Notes) General Sheet Notes General Notes General Notes: Notes that apply to the entire work. general sheet notes.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. reference keynotes. As such. general notes do not repeat specification content on the drawings nor are they repeated within the specifications. General notes apply to the entire work and it is not necessary nor desirable to repeat them on subsequent sheets or at other locations within the drawing set. identification of the drawing’s graphic representations. then communicated and coordinated with other participating design disciplines to avoid repetitive or TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07. General notes are located within the G-Series.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Types of Notes Notes are text elements on a drawing that provide information concerning the work. general [discipline] notes. Note Hierarchy: There are five types of notes: general notes. General notes.4 . or sheet. the content and requirements expressed by the general notes should be prepared by the lead designer.S.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS contradictory language within the notes and specifications. Refer to Figure 07.1 General notes.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.5 . TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07.S. Example: ABBREVIATIONS: REFERENCED FROM THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE’S UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS MODULE Figure 07. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 for a typical layout of the notes block.

Refer to Figures 07. and drafting conventions established within the general notes and may be presented in more detail elsewhere within the drawings or specifications. they should not be repeated on other sheets within the discipline.1 and 07. Example: TOP OF STEEL ELEVATIONS INDICATED ARE BASED ON A FINISH FLOOR ELEVATION OF 30M (100'-0'')—SEE SHEET C-101 FOR ACTUAL DATUM AND BENCHMARK INFORMATION TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07. project requirements. Because general [discipline] notes apply to drawings of the discipline.2. general civil notes appear on sheet C-001 and apply to all civil sheets within the drawing set. For example.S. Users should provide a heading for these notes by replacing the [discipline] place holder with the name of the particular design discipline as in the following examples: General Architectural Notes General Structural Notes General Mechanical Notes General Interior Design Notes General [discipline] notes appear on the first or 0-Series sheets within a particular design discipline and apply to all subsequent sheets within that discipline.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS General [Discipline] Notes General [Discipline] Notes: Notes that apply only to a particular design discipline. General [discipline] notes do not replicate general notes.6 . These notes typically provide instruction concerning discipline-specific drafting conventions or other use of that discipline’s drawings. Coordination is necessary to ensure general [discipline] notes are coordinated with the project information. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

Example: DIMENSIONS (ON THIS SHEET ONLY) DRAWN TO PARTITION WALLS ARE TO FACE OF STUD UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE Figure 07. Refer to Figures 07. and general [discipline] notes.7 .2 Three types of general notes—general notes. general sheet notes.S.3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS General Sheet Notes General Sheet Notes: Notes that apply only to the particular sheet on which they appear.2 and 07. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07. General sheet notes are tabulated sequentially within the note block.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. General sheet notes follow the other types of general notes (general notes or general [discipline] notes) and precede any reference keynotes that may appear in the note block. General sheet notes should be written in the imperative mood and in a streamlined format similar to the preferred specification language presented in The Project Resource Manual—CSI Manual of Practice (PRM). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. General sheet notes are used to communicate sheet-specific information or instructions.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.8 .” Notes should be specific as discussed under Reference Keynotes.S. Notes should not include vague references such as “See Specifications. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Figure 07.3 Hierarchy of general note types when sheet C-101 is the first sheet in the set.

Reference keynotes can identify General or Execution requirements from a specification section and can convey Division 01 requirements. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07. e.9 . Reference keynotes may be used to identify graphic representations of items and directly reference them to specific sections in the specifications. which allows multiple keynotes to reference the same specification section. when used. Reference keynote symbols consist of the following components.A01. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.g. thickness. Suffix modifiers. Each symbol that appears on the sheet is listed in the sheet’s note block along with a brief. Example: 01 56 00. They consist of an identifier and are connected to the graphic by a leader. Decimal Point: A place holder separating the root from the modifying suffix. color. etc. For clarity and more exacting identification.4: • • • Root: The specification section number corresponding to the section number location where the object or material is specified. • Figure 07. should always include two numerical characters. The letters I and 0 should not be used as they may be visually confused with the numbers 1 and 0.. Refer to Figure 04. as shown in Figure 07.24 of the Drafting Conventions Module for a typical drawing block format. Suffix: A capital letter following the decimal point.4 Components of reference keynotes. Suffix Modifiers: Optional numeric characters following the suffix allow creation of numerous unique reference keynotes that would otherwise be limited to the available letters of the alphabet.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. the same unique keynote should be used as a consistent identifier.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Reference Keynotes Reference Keynotes: Identify graphic representations of items and directly reference them to specific sections in the specifications. Reference keynotes always have a suffix. a given reference keynote is unique to the object or material it identifies. 07 70 00. If an object or material is shown repetitively on the drawing sheet or elsewhere within the set of drawings.).A01—TEMPORARY DUST BARRIER TYPE 1 Reference keynote symbols are located within the graphic and notation area of the drawing block. generic text note that describes the graphic. They can be customized as needed to further differentiate among related or similar items with different attributes (size.S.

5b. Refer to Figures 07.10 . The brief generic text describing the object or material with the same terminology used within the specifications. and terms that deviate from the specifications.5a. general [discipline] notes. user-defined descriptive text. suffix. the terminology used in the notes should reflect that of the specifications for ease of coordination and consistent communication of information. These headings and subheadings provide drawing users with easier visual navigation of the reference keynotes and serve as an organizing aid for preparing the note block.6. Reference keynotes follow any general notes (general notes. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. number. 07. and 07. appear underneath the reference keynote symbol only in the drawing block. Likewise. • TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07. The text information following the symbol should be concise. along with the reference keynote symbol. Do not include any reference keynote modifiers that appear only in the drawing blocks.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Reference keynotes that appear in the note block are formatted to include • • The full reference keynote symbol including the root. To ensure clarity and proper coordination among documents. These modifiers serve to reduce the amount of unique keynotes required to identify variations in the size. or other feature of an object or material where that object or material might be shown elsewhere on the drawing in different configurations. and any suffix modifiers. non-preferred terms. avoid abbreviations. The note block may be formatted with optional headings identifying specification divisions and/or subheadings identifying specification section titles. These notes. spacing. consistent with the terminology contained in the specifications. It is essential that the reference keynote identifiers in the note block be carefully checked to ensure they are the same as those drawn within the graphic and notation areas of the drawing block.5b. It is an option to repeat the brief generic text description that appears in the note block.S. Reference keynotes are tabulated sequentially within the note block along with a brief generic text description to identify the item within the specifications.5a and 07. decimal point. at every occurrence of the keynote within the drawing. or general sheet notes) that may appear in the note block. Refer to Figures 07. and accurately identify the item.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS • Reference Keynote Modifiers: Optional. when used.

Figure 07.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Figure 07.11 .5b Reference keynotes in a drawing block with optional text descriptions.5a Reference keynotes in a drawing block. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Figure 07. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07.12 .6 Typical reference keynotes in a note block.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

The bottom of the hexagonal symbol should always be drawn parallel to the bottom of the drawing sheet. Numerals should be assigned sequentially for each identified item. Figure 07. Refer to Figures 07. and instruct without reference to the specifications.13 .8 Sheet keynotes. inform.S. Figure 07.8. They are drawn with a hexagonal symbol containing a numeral with leader(s) from the hexagon to the identified item. Sheet keynotes are noted within the graphic and notation areas of the drawing block. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Sheet Keynotes Sheet Keynotes: Identify.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.7 Keynote indicator.7 and 07. The numeral for each symbol that appears on the sheet is listed in the sheet’s note block along with a text note that describes the graphic.

Refer to Figure 07. When laying out note blocks.) Generally. If more notes are required than will fit in a sheet’s single-column note block.10. As hierarchical information. users should consider the space required at the bottom of the note block. Each numeric identifier is listed in sequential order in the note block with the full text of the note. If a certain note type is not required. Note Block Hierarchy Note Block: Module or modules where general notes. the note block would be formatted as a single column of notes.9. which is reserved for any applicable key plans. Refer to the Sheet Organization Module. Shift the note types upward that would normally be located beneath the (unused) notes. An exception to this rule is on drawing sheets for small projects on which general [discipline] notes follow any general notes and precede any general sheet notes. Refer to Figure 07. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07. do not indicate a heading for that note type. On the applicable 0-Series sheets as defined in the Drawing Set Organization Module where they appear. the general notes would appear on the first drawing sheet within the set followed by general [discipline] notes. the general [discipline] notes are the first notes within the sheet’s note block(s).S. Sheet keynotes should not be used to identify items referenced in the specifications.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Sheet keynotes follow the listing of any reference keynotes within the note block. keynotes. and key plans are located. the note block should expand to the left and be formatted to allow multiple columns of notes. and general sheet notes. the general notes always appear as the first notes within their note blocks.14 . (See the Drafting Conventions Module and Sheet Organization Module for recommended key plan location. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. The placement of notes within the note block is shown in Figure 07.9. On a small project.

g.g. Figure 07. Refer to Figure 07. General sheet notes are numbered sequentially as they are developed.9 Note block hierarchy—order of notes that appear in the note block.15 .2.. G-001) and 0-Series (e. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS General sheet notes appear at the top of a sheet’s note block(s) except for G-Series (e.. C-001) sheets where they follow any general notes or general [discipline] notes that may be on those sheets.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

Shift sheet keynotes upward.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS If general sheet notes are not required for a sheet. Refer to Figures 07.10 Hierarchy of notes in note block.10 and 07. locate reference keynotes at the top of the note block.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. below reference keynotes. Figure 07.11. TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07.16 .

TYPES OF NOTES UDS–07. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.11 Additional note blocks—an example using full and partial note columns.17 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Figure 07.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

Just as an office must “manage” a bank of reference details or a CAD layering scheme. and the management of those elements that make up the drawings. and their notes.18 Figure 07.S.12. commonly available source(s) such as CSI’s Uniform Drawing System Terms and Abbreviations Module. They must also effectively communicate the project to the drawing user in the simplest. The placement of notes within the drawing block should comply with the drawing block format requirements as described in the Drafting Conventions Module. Following are some guidelines for proper development of more efficient notes: • Generic terminology should be based on a well-known. Names of materials and products appearing on the drawings should be identical to the generic names used to identify those products found within the specifications. a firm should collect and save examples of good detailing into a library for later customization and reuse on future projects. and facilities management. construction. and coordination with the other construction documents. They should do the same with reference notes— collect and develop them into an “office master. they provide a point of departure for developing project specific notes.” While most collected reference notes must be customized for a specific project.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Users’ Guide The development and production of drawings requires discipline. • Drawing notes should match the terminology in the specifications. or other detailed information within drawing notes because these may change during the process of design. The drawings. Identify objects and materials on the drawings with generic terminology and a description adequate to distinguish among similar products. requirements for the work. must be complete and accurate. bidding.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. . USERS’ GUIDE UDS–07. attention must be paid to managing the notes that become part of the drawings. Similarly. organization. most efficient manner possible. Refer to Figure 07. A good set of standard notes can incorporate proper language and note structure while communicating the firm’s “best practice” in terms of project procedures.12 Typical UDS drawing block format. model numbers. It is not good practice to repeat proprietary names.

Write notes using complete terminology and avoid the use of abbreviations.S. References to the specifications should provide the reader with a more exact reference location within the project manual: SEE SPECIFICATION SECTION 09 25 13. USERS’ GUIDE UDS–07. Developments in drafting technology and CAD systems have made the preparation of notes less burdensome but have also made it easier to draft longer notes—sometimes without regard for efficient communication.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS • Text reduction is one of the more obvious benefits of good notes practice.13 and 07. underlining. the user should coordinate the use of abbreviations throughout the drawings and specifications to ensure consistency and proper use.13 Benefits of UDS in drawing blocks. The Project Resource Manual—CSI Manual of Practice offers “streamlining” and the “imperative mood” as additional means to reduce and clarify specification language. Clearly. bold. Do not use italics. Avoid broad references to the specifications such as PER SPECS or REFER TO SPECIFICATIONS. proportional. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. sans-serif.19 . and non-stylized.14 for illustration of benefits. as illustrated below: Indicative mood note language to be avoided: CONTRACTOR SHALL NOT SCALE DRAWINGS Preferred streamlined note language: DRAWINGS: DO NOT SCALE • • Fonts should be capitalized. Where an abbreviation is essential. Refer to the Terms and Abbreviations Module for preferred terms and abbreviations of commonly used terms. reference keynotes or sheet keynotes reduce drawing text by eliminating repetitious text and replacing it with a simple symbol and legend. These same principles apply to drawing notes.13. Refer to Figures 07.15. Refer also to Figure 07. or other highlighting techniques.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. • Figure 07. Refer to the Drafting Conventions Module.

14 Benefits of UDS in sheets.20 .S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Figure 07.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. USERS’ GUIDE UDS–07.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Linking One advantage of using reference keynotes is the opportunity to link project information such as drawings and specifications. UniFormat: An arrangement of construction information based on physical parts of a facility called systems and assemblies. One example of reference keynotes’ usefulness in the early design phases can be found in the development and use of reference detailing. specifications. execution requirements. spreadsheets. and word processing files.21 . Using embedded information attributes. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. A list of reference details can be developed into a library and identified using UniFormat™. and cost data through the information joined through the database linkages. CAD drawings can store information about each of the products that make up the illustrated assembly along with associated costs. Figure 07. Refer to CSI’s UniFormat—A Uniform Classification of Construction Systems and Assemblies. cost estimates. Likewise. detail libraries. the reference details they select can establish preliminary product lists. Reference keynotes are a useful organizing tool throughout the design and construction process. and almost any other information pertinent to the constituent products. product data.S. facilities management. construction schedules. specifications. databases. The reference keynote provides the common identifier for related specifications. and other design and construction documentation. As the project’s designers consider preliminary selections of systems and assemblies. Other linkages can be created as reference keynotes from unique descriptors applicable to drawings. manufacturers. LINKING UDS–07.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. database tables can be developed that establish the detail’s UniFormat designation and the listing of its component reference keynotes.15 Text format for notes.

perhaps.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS Process To be effective. available. accurate part of a project’s construction contract documents should be established.22 . it should become the common language of project team members) • • A number of resources should be invested into the development of the reference keynote office master. producing. The reference keynote office master is a comprehensive standard listing of reference keynotes established by the user. and used by all members of the project team (as the reference keynote is the common link among many project activities and documents. While reference keynotes should be selected and. • • a complete listing of reference keynotes coordinated with items specified by the user and the user’s master specification system a flexible system of documentation for incorporating new reference keynotes as new or different products are specified by the user (each project should provide opportunities to expand the system as project information is refined and drawn into the user’s experience) a method for assigning reference keynote suffixes for products listed within each specification system a system that is understood. It provides: Reference Keynote Office Master: A comprehensive standard listing of reference keynotes established by the user. Uniform methods by which the office master becomes an edited. The benefits of a reference keynoting system can include • increased clarity of project information resulting from greater exchange and coordination of project information by project team members LINKING UDS–07. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and using reference keynotes. This requires a standardized method for managing. reference keynotes should be established and shared among all participating disciplines in uniform ways.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. it is important that the user establish a standard library of keynotes to maintain consistency among projects and to maximize production efficiency as the drawings are produced. shared. customized for a specific project.

store more comprehensive quality control opportunities as the reference keynote project list can be used as a checklist to verify: —specification sections with the reference keynotes root as noted in the project manual —terms in specifications and drawings match —specification sections contain referenced products and materials —items specified as indicated on the drawings LINKING UDS–07. and other project documents greater ease of placing and relocating information as lengthy blocks of text are reduced to keynote symbols. cost estimates. in the case of CAD documents. specifications. update.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE NOTATIONS • • • • • more concise project documents as repetitive text is reduced to a set of commonly understood symbols more consistent terminology within and among the drawings.S.23 . resulting in a less crowded drawing (refer to Figures 07. and.13 and 07. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.14) facilitation of reference details using reference keynotes provides simpler drawings that are less resource intensive to maintain.

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.........................................4 Location and Format of Information .................................6 Outline of Regulatory Information Based on Category Group .....................................................................................................i ...........................................UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.......................3 Type of Information ............................................................7 The Plan Review Process .............................26 Referenced Standards...........35 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–08............................................30 Zoning Ordinances and Zoning Codes ............1 Identification of Regulatory Information........................................33 Appendix A ............................................................................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Table of Contents MODULE 8 – CODE CONVENTIONS Introduction .....................19 Plan Review and Inspections ...................................................23 Overview of Regulatory Information ..................................... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3...............32 The Design Process ............25 Historical Overview...............................................................25 Development of Model Codes in the United States ..................................S..........28 State/Local Codes and Amendments ..............................................Summary of Governing Regulations .30 Federal Regulations ........................................................................

............UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.......55 TABLE OF CONTENTS UDS–08........................................................Plumbing Fixture Tabulation ..S.......General Building Summary .......................38 Appendix E ...Room-by-Room Egress ......................Location of Information Based on Category Group......................40 Appendix G ............39 Appendix F ......42 Appendix I .37 Appendix D ................................................41 Appendix H .......Sample Code Summary Sheets ..Floor-by-Floor Egress ..................................................................................Fire-Resistance Ratings .................ii ........Ventilation Schedule...................54 Appendix K ........................Accessibility ....43 Appendix J .............................Fire Area Key Plans..........36 Appendix C ............ NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.............................1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix B .....

The Code Conventions Module will provide the framework necessary to understand the complexities of the project cycle relative to regulatory requirements. The INTRODUCTION UDS–08. identify the location of the general regulatory information in the drawing set and on specific individual sheets. Bidding. The Code Conventions Module will: • • • • • identify the information necessary for code research during design.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. including Planning. The identification of regulatory issues is integrally tied to all phases of the project cycle. and Post Construction (Occupancy and Use of the completed project). Design. This is needed to facilitate both the design process and the permit application process. facilitate and expedite the building permit (plan review) application process.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Construction.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS 08 MODULE Introduction The Code Conventions Module establishes guidelines for consistency in identifying necessary regulatory information to be shown in the construction documents.1 . provide standard graphic conventions for incorporation in the drawing portion of the construction documents. identify the type of general regulatory information that should appear in the construction documents.

S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Inclusion of this information facilitates the permit application process.g. The design process. The relevant information is presented as follows: • Identification of regulatory information in the construction documents.g.. – Type of information to be included in the construction documents – Location and format of information in the construction documents • • • The plan review process. in addition to code compliance. Overview of regulatory information.. EPA). It is important to note that code issues are only a part of the regulatory issues for which the design professional must maintain compliance.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS planning and design phases are especially important as this is when critical regulatory information must be identified and located in the construction documents. Accordingly. ADA). this module includes aspects of regulatory compliance such as zoning.2 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and federal (e. as well as identification of the necessary information to be submitted for a plan review. environmental (e. INTRODUCTION UDS–08.

Local jurisdictions often establish their own policy regarding regulatory items that must be shown in the construction documents. To this end. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. this section of the module will provide a generic framework regarding: • • • what regulatory issues will be provided. a small stand-alone grocery store will probably not have a dedicated drawing regarding code requirements (such as GI-102 Code Summary). the size and complexity of the project may dictate the placement of the regulatory information. It is often necessary to group these requirements by category to determine the best location for the information as well as how to present it. where this information should be located. It is very difficult to identify and evaluate compliance with each and every section in the drawing set. Unique local jurisdictional amendments may also emphasize the importance of certain code criteria over other criteria. This portion of the module identifies some of the key criteria to be included in the construction documents to facilitate the design process. like any other repeated process. It is important to note these relationships as they may impact the placement of information on the drawings. the design professional must provide the necessary information in the construction documents and present the information so it is readily identifiable. which will expedite the plan review. Included in these categories are specific relationships among regulatory issues. The efficiency of a plan review.S. may be improved if a consistent system or technique is established. while one may be included in a multistory office building. it is necessary to determine which drawing(s) should include this information. A standardized presentation will expedite the plan review process and. the issuance of the building permit.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Identification of Regulatory Information Building codes include anywhere from 3. Additionally.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. For example. Therefore. how it should be presented. However.3 .000 sections of code requirements. The codes cover myriad requirements. IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.300 to 5. ultimately.

design professional identification. Items related to means of egress. Items related to the overall building design. site location and jurisdiction. including: identification of use groups (occupancy). Zoning includes: zoning use classification. number and capacity of exits for each floor. and interior finish. 2–Site 3–Building 4–Life Safety-Egress 5–Fire Protection-Passive IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. signage data. An overview of site-specific structural considerations relative to seismic and wind design are often included.g. as follows: Category Group Brief Description 1–General Items related to the overall project. exit travel distance. including: fire-resistance ratings of various components and assemblies. Items related to built-in-place (passive) fire protection. including: occupant loads. floor area ratio (FAR) data. stair and door details. and effective dates.S. penetrations. including: distances to lot lines. opening protectives (e.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Type of Information The organization of information related to the determination of regulatory compliance within construction documents is grouped in 12 categories. identification of exit access from rooms and spaces. and egress and exit lighting. site grading. flood control. and zoning information.4 . site coverage data. contractor identification. identification of mixed uses. including: owner and project identification.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. fire districts. parking data. Items related to the project site. deed restrictions. synopsis of applicable construction regulations. and building height and area. type of construction. and historical preservation.. environmental impact statements. fire doors).

S. exhaust and intake locations. Items related to overall energy conservation. Items related to structural design criteria. duct construction and layout. fire damper locations. and air infiltration. including: envelope thermal performance. including: interior and exterior accessible route requirements. fire alarm and detection. and piping materials and connections. water usage data. storm water drainage. Items related to electrical requirements. glazing areas and fenestration R-values. and special inspections. Items related to type(s) of fire protection systems (active). including: ventilation requirements. lighting protection. combustion air. material design standards. and elements accessible to and usable by persons with physical disabilities. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. water distribution. fire extinguishers. minimum light levels. Items related to mechanical requirements. and plumbing fixtures. service load calculations. protection of potable water. cleanout locations. service water heating details. buildings.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS 6–Accessibility Items related to making sites. and highhazard abatement. detectable warnings and signage. plumbing riser diagram. including: equipment listing and installation. including: applicable design loads. structural system description. singleline diagrams.5 . elevator details. 7–Energy 8–Structural 9–Fire Protection-Active 10–Plumbing 11–Mechanical 12–Electrical IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. smoke control. facilities. Items related to plumbing requirements. soil data. and listing and labeling of equipment. standpipes. and standby/emergency power. including: number of plumbing fixtures. wiring methods.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. including: fire suppression systems. clear floor space. mechanical and electrical equipment loads and efficiencies.

to be located elsewhere in the drawing set. summary of applicable structural design loads). However. when the drawing set will be subdivided by a regulatory agency for review by different discipline specialists. or even required. See Appendix K for illustrative examples of graphic information concerning buildingspecific hourly ratings. Such summary information might involve the identification of rated assembly penetrations that could appear on the M-0 sheets. the specifics of the wall location and construction would be located on the floor plan sheets and on either the Type 4 (large-scale sections) or Type 5 (detail) sheets. Often this information is provided in separate locations related to its discipline because information from the different disciplines is often evaluated by different reviewers. In more complex projects or special types of projects where regulatory information must be summarized for a particular discipline. the code summary would indicate the building fire-rated partitions and their hourly ratings. This information provides either an overview to supplement detailed project information contained elsewhere in the construction documents (e. The inclusion of discipline-specific code summary sheets may also be desirable. Location and Format of Information Identification of the necessary information coupled with its presentation on the drawings is key to facilitating the life cycle of the project.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS The information on the drawings requires coordination with the requirements indicated within the other construction documents to avoid duplication or contradiction. construction. and occupancy as well as subsequent cycles where the project is altered through changes and additions. The location of the relevant regulatory information is a function of the complexity of the project.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. or a means of summarizing information spread throughout the construction documents. IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.g.S. Level 1 offers the simplest identification format and is suitable for all but the most complex projects.. For example. As stated in the Drawing Set Organization Module. Specific graphic information should be located elsewhere in the drawing set on the proper sheet type. This includes both the initial cycle of design. two levels of sheet identification are used to recognize the wide variance in project complexity.6 . It may not be practical to include all of the information related to these 12 categories in one location. this information would be placed on the 0 sheet type within the discipline. Level 2 provides guidance for complex or special types of projects. The information located on the code summary sheets should include only general conceptual information. This information is also key to expediting the plan review phase of the permit application process.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. These guidelines are not intended to be comprehensive. city.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Outline of Regulatory Information Based on Category Group The following tables include general guidelines for information necessary for use on each sheet. The following outline identifies by category group • • • Category Group 1–General regulatory information to include on the drawings location (coordinated with the Drawing Set Organization Module) presentation format (text and/or graphic) Drawing Location Regulatory Information Project identification Project name and owner identification Project address Street address.7 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and state Project location map Professional design firm(s) identification Contractor name(s) Design professional name(s) Design professional address(es) Design professional phone/fax number(s) Design professional e-mail/website Design professional license number and seal Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format PM/G-001 G-0xx G-001 G-001 G-001 G-001 G-001 G-001 G-001 PM/GI-001 GI-0xx GI-001 GI-001 GI-001 GI-001 GI-001 GI-001 GI-001 Text Graphic Text Text Text Text Text Text Text IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. but may be used as a basis for establishing a checklist for coordination and completeness of the sheets.

8 .S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group Regulatory Information See Appendix A – Summary of Governing Regulations Listing of applicable codes (titles and edition) Accessibility Building Electrical Energy conservation Fire Fuel/gas Mechanical Plumbing Private sewage disposal Property maintenance Residential Zoning Other Listing of applicable local ordinances and jurisdictions Local amendments Zoning Signage Other Level 1 Project G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx Level 2 Project GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx Suggested Format Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.g.. covered mall. and height (allowable/actual) Fire districts Historical preservation 3–Building Building Design Criteria See Appendix B – General Building Summary Use group (occupancy) classification(s) Type of construction Building area (allowable/actual) Building height (allowable/actual) Special use and occupancy (e.9 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 2–Site Regulatory Information Site-Related Design Criteria Location on site (distances to lot lines/existing buildings) Site grading/water run-off Irrigation Erosion control details Environmental impact statements Zoning drawings Zoning use (allowable/actual) Site coverage (allowable/actual) Building height (allowable/actual) Parking/loading requirements (required/actual) Signage type. area. high rise) Seismic design category Design wind speed G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx or PM GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Graphic or Text C-1xx C-1xx L-1xx C-5xx PM G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx CS-1xx CG-1xx LI-1xx CG-5xx PM GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx GI-0xx Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.

10 . including tested design number (required/actual) Firestopping shop drawings. including tested design number Mixed use (occupancy) separations Fire-resistive assembly location plan Firestopping. stair.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. See Appendix E – Fire-Resistance Ratings Fire-resistance ratings of building elements. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and door details 5–Fire ProtectionPassive Passive Fire Protection Design Criteria Provides the design framework used in conjunction with the building design criteria regarding assemblies required to be fire-resistance rated.S. required/actual) Exit capacity per floor Travel distance (allowable/actual) Means of egress lighting Interior finish classification (allowable/actual) Corridor.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 4–Life SafetyEgress Regulatory Information Means of Egress Design Criteria See Appendix C – Room-by-Room Egress See Appendix D – Floor-by-Floor Egress Occupant load(s) Building exits per floor (arrangement. including tested design number Plastics G-0xx Z-5xx G-1xx G-1xx PM PM PM GI-0xx Z-5xx GI-1xx GI-1xx PM PM PM Text or Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Text Text Text G-1xx or G-0xx G-1xx or G-0xx A-1xx G-1xx or G-0xx G-1xx or G-0xx G-1xx or G-0xx E-1xx or PM A-0xx/PM A-5xx GI-0xx or GI-1xx GI-0xx or GI-1xx GI-0xx or GI-1xx GI-0xx or GI-1xx GI-0xx or GI-1xx GI-0xx or GI-1xx EL-1xx GI-0xx/PM or AF-0xx AE-5xx Graphic or Text Graphic or Text Graphic or Text Graphic or Text Graphic or Text Graphic or Text Graphic Text Graphic Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.

11 .g. Federal. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. assembly. including parking Location of public facilities on site Accessible entrances Interior accessible routes Clear floor space/maneuverability clearances Detectable warnings and signage (exterior) Detectable warnings and signage (interior) Toilet and bathing facilities Elevator and area of rescue assistance details Occupancy-specific accessible features (e. and local requirements may impact design considerations.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 6–Accessibility Regulatory Information Accessibility Design Criteria Provides the design framework for the site and architectural drawing disciplines..UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S. state. residential dwelling units) C-1xx C-1xx C-1xx A-1xx A-4xx C-1xx A-1xx A-4xx A-4xx A-1xx A-1xx GI-1xx GI-1xx GI-1xx GI-1xx AE-4xx GI-1xx AE-1xx AE-4xx AE-4xx AE-1xx AE-1xx Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. See Appendix F – Accessibility Exterior accessible routes.

loads. Often requires supporting energy envelope calculations. and efficiencies Electrical equipment sizing. sealing Glazing type (fenestration) and areas Mechanical equipment sizing. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. loads. Energy-related information is often located in the project manual.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 7–Energy Regulatory Information Energy Design Criteria Provides the design framework for the architectural and drawing disciplines as well as mechanical and electrical construction documents.12 . and efficiencies Electrical lighting power budget Service water heating sizing. Design conditions (temperatures) Envelope systems analysis Envelope insulation levels Air leakage/infiltration. and efficiencies Duct and hot water piping insulation Energy trade-offs Temperature controls Water conservation G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx G-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx GR-0xx Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.S. loads.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 8–Structural Regulatory Information Structural Criteria Design dead loads (actual) Design live loads (required) Design snow loads (required) Design wind loads (required) Design seismic loads (required) Soil data (frost depth.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.13 . allowable foundation type/loads) Description of structural system Structural details Special inspections Identification of applicable material design standards (title/edition) Structural shop drawings S-0xx S-0xx S-0xx S-0xx S-0xx R-0xx S-0xx S-5xx PM PM Z-0xx S-0xx S-0xx S-0xx S-0xx S-0xx RS-0xx S-0xx S-5xx PM PM XS-0xx Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Graphic Text Text Graphic Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.S.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. backflow protection. foam). pre-action. Identification of the type of system(s) required versus provided is necessary..1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group Regulatory Information Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format 9–Fire Active Fire Protection Criteria Protection-Active Provides the design framework for the fire protection drawing disciplines. water supply. automatic and manual Single-station smoke detectors Smoke control High-hazard abatement Identification of applicable design standards (title/edition) Fire suppression system shop drawings P-1xx FX-1xx Graphic P-1xx A-1xx P-1xx E-1xx E-1xx M-1xx PM PM Z-1xx FX-1xx FX-1xx FX-1xx FA-1xx FA-1xx FX-1xx H-1xx PM ZF-1xx Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic or Text Text Graphic IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.g. Fire suppression Include floor plan identifying the different types of systems (e.14 . Fire department connections Fire extinguishers Standpipes Fire alarms. This information is often located on shop drawings. dry. wet. Often requires supporting design calculations.S. spacing of fire protection devices. and remote area. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

) Identification of applicable fixture and pipe standards (title/edition) G-0xx P-0xx or PM P-6xx P-5xx P-1xx P-1xx P-1xx P-1xx P-1xx P-6xx P-5xx P-1xx P-1xx PM PM GI-0xx PL-0xx or PM PL-6xx PL-5xx PL-1xx PL-1xx PL-1xx PL-1xx PL-1xx PL-6xx PL-5xx PL-1xx PL-1xx PM PM Text Text Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Text Graphic Graphic Graphic Text Text Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.S. waste. etc. female) See Appendix H – Plumbing Fixture Schedule Water distribution sizing criteria Plumbing riser diagram Drain. air. provided fixtures and distribution (male vs.15 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 10–Plumbing Regulatory Information Plumbing Design Criteria Required vs.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and vent system details Cleanout locations Indirect waste connections Water heater location Backflow preventors Roof storm water drainage Piping hanger schedule Penetration details Interceptors and separators Special systems (gas. vacuum.

.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. unit heaters) Duct construction Piping support Ventilation schedule See Appendix G – Ventilation Schedule Exhaust and intake locations Kitchen exhaust and suppression Fire dampers Combustion air Chimneys. and vents Boilers and water schedule Fuel/gas piping materials Refrigerant piping materials Hydronic piping materials Controls Identification of applicable mechanical standards (title/edition) PM M-5xx PM M-5xx M-6xx M-6xx or PM M-1xx M-4xx M-1xx M-1xx M-1xx P-6xx PM PM PM M-6xx PM PM MH-5xx PM MP-5xx MH-6xx MH-6xx or PM MH-1xx MH-4xx MH-1xx MH-1xx MH-1xx PL-6xx PM PM PM MI-6xx PM Text Graphic Text Graphic or Text Graphic Text Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Text or Graphic Text Text Text Graphic or Text Text Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.16 .S. flues. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.g.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 11–Mechanical Regulatory Information Mechanical Design Criteria Equipment installation and listing Specific appliance details (e.

S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Drawing Location Category Group 12–Electrical Regulatory Information Electrical Design Criteria Equipment installation and listing Wiring methods and materials Single-line diagram Over current protection Grounding details Service details Transformers Emergency power/standby systems Disconnects Identification of electrical equipment standards (title/edition) PM PM E-6xx E-6xx E-5xx E-5xx E-1xx E-1xx E-1xx PM PM PM EP-6xx EP-6xx EP-5xx EP-5xx EP-1xx EP-1xx EP-1xx PM Text Text Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Graphic Text Level 1 Project Level 2 Project Suggested Format IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08.17 .

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carefully executed plan review is vital to maintain health. THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS UDS–08. In addition. safety. a preliminary review involving an informal meeting is always helpful to set the stage for an efficient procedure.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS The Plan Review Process An efficient. Compliance with regulations verified. requires a combined effort of the local jurisdiction as well as the design professional. Project inspected. To perform a review of the construction documents. Applicable regulations identified.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. however. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Permit issued. The following indicates the general milestones of the regulatory process: • • • • • • • Construction documents and permit applications received. The design professional’s responsibility is to identify what is required and how it is to be shown in the construction documents. and public welfare. Certificate of Occupancy/Completion issued. Maintaining these standards. The plan review process can be more effective and efficient if a formal procedure is followed. Correctly completed application forms and construction documents (including supporting data such as structural calculations) will expedite the process.19 . the documents must show the necessary information. Construction documents approved.S.

but the detailed drawings are developed by the contractor as part of a separate review package that occurs while the project proceeds. it is important to understand the plan review process. Depending on the scope and complexity of the project. and preliminary egress considerations.S. Roof truss drawings are a good example. such as those offered by the model code groups. This process also allows for real-time responses to be transmitted from the reviewer to the design professional. Such reviews are necessary because the preparation of construction documents can be fragmented and may not provide some necessary detailed information to ascertain code compliance. With increases in technology. Once completed. This typically takes the form of an early review where the drawings are still in progress but are of sufficient detail for a partial permit such as a foundation permit. often after the building permit is issued. it may be more expeditious to use a phased series of reviews. The review of shop drawings is another type of phased review. This procedure results in a separate review. This process includes a review of the building occupancy. fire protection requirements.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Additionally.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS The building permit will typically not be issued until construction documents have been reviewed and approved for regulatory compliance. are often used to expedite the process whenever the authority having jurisdiction does not have the expertise or staff to perform such reviews. This includes phased permits. For the design professional to evaluate the requirements of the local jurisdiction. THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS UDS–08. This partial permit. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. third-party plan review services. It also includes a review of the foundation drawings. The construction drawings may indicate a certain type of truss. The viability of an electronic review process should be coordinated in advance with the local jurisdiction. in turn. allows for the excavation and foundation construction to proceed while the final construction documents are being finished. The appropriate application forms and construction documents are typically filed on behalf of the owner.20 . some jurisdictions are employing an electronic code review process. the final construction documents would be submitted for a final building review. height and area. This is intended to expedite the process by enabling the information to be transmitted directly to the reviewer. It is important to note that the final authority to approve the construction documents and issue the permit rests with the local authority. including the applicable structural loading criteria needed to design and detail the foundation.

S. Figure 08.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS The flow charts in Figures 08.1 and 08. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Figure 08. THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS UDS–08.21 .2 The building plan review process.2 illustrate the general review process for zoning and building.1 The zoning review process.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

S. the process entails the use of a checklist that identifies specific sections in the code.22 .4 Corrections list. The plan reviewer evaluates each section against the submitted construction documents.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. This often results in a correction list that identifies the deficiencies noted in the review. the permit can be issued. Figure 08.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Often. THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS UDS–08. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.3 Partially completed plan review record form. Once resolved. Figure 08. The following is an example of a partially completed plan review record form along with the correction list.

The special inspection provisions in the codes identify additional third-party inspections for which the owner is responsible. even if the violation is apparent on the approved construction documents. Occasionally. that code violations will be discovered in the field places an unnecessary burden on the inspector. It is not the plan reviewer’s function to recommend design changes to secure code compliance. will improve the dialogue between the building department and the design professional. Final resolution may be through the judicial system. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. Resolving field problems often causes construction delays and increased costs. Inspection of fabricators is an example. such as the model code groups. The time to find nonconformity with the code is in the plan review stage. or even anticipate.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. an informal discussion of the plan examination results. A frequently overlooked aspect of a plan review is that of the special inspection. There may also be penalties incurred for some code violations. with an interpretation of particular code provisions. This again points out the need for a competent and thorough plan examination coupled with adequate information on the drawings. matters of interpretation can become contentious. THE PLAN REVIEW PROCESS UDS–08. It is both a plan review item as well as an inspection item. Where boards of appeal do not exist. Matters of dispute are sometimes forwarded to the local board of appeals for resolution. state boards or agencies may resolve disputes. Again. Plan Review and Inspections The applicant is legally obligated to correct the situation if the field inspector discovers a code violation. However. When this occurs.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS The plan reviewer is responsible for evaluating construction documents with respect to a code and noting the plan’s deficiencies or code violations (with the appropriate code sections). local code officials may seek the opinion of third-party agencies.23 . it is during the plan review stage of the project where those items for which special inspections will be performed and the agency responsible must be identified. the authority to enforce and interpret the code rests ultimately with the local authority. Matters of interpretation should be documented as part of the permit process to create a comprehensive record for approval or rejection of the construction documents. To expect. The building inspector relies on third-party inspection reports for those items that are not constructed on the site. However.

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If the slave of the householder should be killed. and because the house was not made strong. he shall restore the fallen house out of his own material. This law regulated the construction of party walls. which followed the great fire of London. If a builder has built a house for a man and his work is not strong. One of the earliest and most rudimentary of building codes was developed in the Babylonian Empire around 2000 B.. In 1875.D. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. that builder shall be slain. and welfare of the general public. It lasted for almost two days. and his work is not done properly and a wall shifts. and destroyed 17. The law provided that If a builder built a house for a man and completed it. OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. the child of that builder shall be slain. In Rome. killed 250 people. the governing body enacted regulations for the safety of public places. the Assize of Buildings was promulgated by Mayor Henry FitzElwyne in 1189. in approximately 27 A.C. and if the house he builds falls in and kills the householder.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Overview of Regulatory Information Historical Overview The purpose of codes is to preserve the health. This extreme viewpoint has been tempered by the development of codes.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. If a builder has built a house for a man. the city enacted a building code and a fire prevention code.25 . This was followed by the London Building Act in 1666. This was in response to the collapse of an amphitheater. he shall give slave to the householder.000 buildings. In 1871.000 people. If the child of the householder should be killed. which killed or injured approximately 50.S. then that builder shall make that wall good with his own silver. If goods have been destroyed. the Chicago fire. and was attributed to King Hammurabi. In London. that man shall pay him two shekels of silver per say (approximately 12 square feet) of house as his wage. and it has fallen in. safety. the most infamous fire in the United States occurred.

and SBCCI. Inc.S. the National Board of Fire Underwriters (now the American Insurance Association) published the National Building Code.26 . now Building Officials and Code Administrators International. In 1905.. which was organized in 1994 to develop. published the BOCA Basic Building Code (now called the BOCA National Building Code). Publication of the International Plumbing Code by the International Code Council. BOCA.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Development of Model Codes in the United States A model code is a written set of regulations that provides the means for exercising reasonable control over construction and is available for adoption by cities. 1927 1945 1995 OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. The Standard Codes are used predominately in the southeastern United States. maintain. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Prior to 1994. with such changes as may be desirable or legal for local needs. now the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). Adoption of the Uniform Building Code by the Pacific Coast Building Officials Conference. and provide support services for a single set of comprehensive. The BOCA National Codes are used predominately in the midwestern and northeastern United States. the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) served as the umbrella organization of the three model code groups. or countries. states. The following are significant milestones in the development of the four model codes 1915 Building Officials Conference of America (BOCA) established to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas concerning building safety and construction regulations. counties. Inc. The Uniform Codes are used predominately in the western United States. publish. Since then four model code agencies have formed. Publication of the Standard Building Code by Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI). The ICC is an umbrella organization of representatives from BOCA. (ICC). coordinated model codes. ICBO. In 1950.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

Private Sewage Disposal. coordinated codes by the ICC. In Canada. and SBCCI have undergone a three-year revision cycle. Mechanical. including the following: Building. Absent such model codes. The model codes are developed and maintained through a democratic public hearing and revision procedure that allows all interested parties the opportunity to both propose changes to code provisions and testify regarding such change proposals. this includes the eligible voters of BOCA. Electrical. The model code groups share a fundamental tenet: ease the burden of state and local governments through the development and maintenance of standardized regulations. and Zoning Codes. ICBO. Property Maintenance. with the comprehensive inaugural edition in 2000. The model codes are minimum requirements intended to ensure public safety. entitled the International Codes. it is the responsibility of state and local governments to develop their own regulations. the National Building Code. which pertains primarily to the needs of health and safety. is slated for a three-year revision cycle. ICBO. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.27 . In recent years the three codes promulgated by BOCA. The International Codes. health. Plumbing. These codes are intended for adoption across the United States.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS 2000 Publication of a single set of comprehensive. and SBCCI. Fuel Gas. Fire. each phase being a complete code change cycle.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. and welfare. In the case of the ICC. The code development activity between editions typically consists of at least two phases. Even with model codes. OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. Liaison with provincial and territorial code authorities is maintained through the Provincial/Territorial Committee on Building Standards. With the development of the ICC International Codes. Change proposals are either accepted or rejected by vote of the respective organizations’ eligible voting members. the three groups have individually ceased the development of their respective codes. The enforcement authority rests with the jurisdiction that formally adopts the respective code. Energy Conservation. has received wide use as the basis for provincial codes and municipal bylaws.S. Residential. states make amendments that result in different requirements within the model codes.

Standards are primarily developed by industry organizations and professional associations incorporating the views of interested parties. a standard only becomes law to the extent to which it is referenced in a model code. Standards supplement the code by setting forth conditions or requirements that a material or method must meet. tested.28 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Referenced Standards A model code establishes minimum quality and performance criteria for the materials and methods regulated by the code. While a model code becomes law when it is adopted by a jurisdiction. or installed so that a specific level of performance is obtained. which is identified on the product. To comply with the provisions of the model code. Standards can generally be grouped into four categories: • • • • Materials Design Installation Testing OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. Material referenced standards are often used as the basis by which a product is labeled. A standard is developed in response to an identified need and typically contains information based on many years of testing and research. and name of the approved agency that conducted the applicable tests. For many materials and methods. The referenced standards are an enforceable extension of the code. function of the product. manufactured. thereby providing an acceptable level of safety for building occupants. includes information such as name of the manufacturer.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. A standard is a published technical document that represents an industry consensus on how a material or assembly is to be designed. This label. A standard is not intended to be used as primary law but as a secondary authoritative reference. the code relies on referenced standards to provide this criteria. a material or method must meet the requirements of the referenced standard.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

and elements accessible to those with disabilities. along with their specific edition.1. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. title. Material: American National Standards Institute ANSI A208. Particleboard The standard includes definitions. Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities The standard includes technical design criteria for making sites.1. dimensional tolerances. buildings. prior to any appendices. OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. Design: Installation: Testing: A referenced standard becomes an enforceable part of the code to the extent and scope as referenced in the text of the code itself.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM E119. The list includes the type of standard. and the sections that reference the standard are typically included in the code’s last chapter. Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials This standard is a fire-test response standard intended to register the fire performance of a given assembly for a period of fire exposure. International Code Council ICC A117. Installation of Sprinkler Systems The standard includes the installation requirements for automatic fire sprinkler systems.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS The following is an example of each of the four types of standards.S.29 . The listing of applicable standards. and physical and mechanical property requirements for different grades of particleboard. and the scope and application of the standard. facilities. National Fire Protection Association NFPA 13. the standard writing organization.

As civil rights legislation.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS State/Local Codes and Amendments The model codes were developed to ease the burdens of state and local governments by providing a set of regulations readily available for adoption. Some of the regulations affect building design and others do not. Federal Regulations There are numerous federal agencies.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Technical changes to the model codes may also occur through the amendment process. which may be unique to a jurisdiction and. Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Department of Justice in response to civil suits. OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. For example. This act covers employment discrimination. still others have chosen to develop their own unique set of regulations. Other states and local jurisdictions have adopted a model code with modifications. jurisdictions with limited fire-fighting capabilities may modify the sprinkler requirements in the code to gain the benefits of sprinkler protection in a building that would otherwise not require sprinklers.30 . are not covered in the model code.S. The ADAAG includes building construction requirements for places of public accommodation and commercial facilities relative to making such structures accessible for persons with disabilities. public accommodations. Of particular interest to design professionals is Title III and the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) developed by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (USATBCB – The Access Board). Most states have adopted a model code without modifications. therefore. this is a response to local administrative procedures. When this occurs.S. The design professional must be cognizant of regulations other than those published in the adopted code. Typically. • ADA: In 1990. The following are examples of regulations that may impact the project. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. and telecommunications. each with a specified mission and rule-making authority. the amendments are often centered around the administrative provisions of the code. public transportation. the ADA is enforced through the U.

S. One of the first acts was the Clean Air Act of 1970. enacted in 1988. water. This indirectly affects design professionals because OSHA is occasionally asked to inspect and evaluate working conditions at building construction sites to determine whether the construction is progressing safely. EPA: In 1970.31 . includes requirements for elevating structures above the base flood elevation and otherwise maintaining the structure as flood resistant. In response to this act. which is a comprehensive federal law that regulates emissions from area. and land. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines (FHAG). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent regulatory commission consisting of five commissioners. Among OSHA’s many missions is to eliminate workplace injuries. Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS • CPSC: The Consumer Product Safety Act is an example of federal legislation that impacts building materials viewed as potential hazards to consumers. with a mission to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment: air. In addition. The FHAA is administered and enforced by HUD.S. • • • • OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. The commission has the power to create standards relative to consumer products. OSHA: Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1970. FHAA: The residential counterpart to the ADA. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. the U. which are intended to abate hazards to consumers. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). covers accessibility issues for multiple-family housing of four units or more on a site. and mobile sources. NFIP: The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 was enacted by the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 to provide flood insurance protection to property owners in flood-prone areas. 1201. EPA issued a new ruling to the Clean Air Act. which provides for National Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission standards for architectural coatings. stationary. Probably the most recognizable standard to design professionals is CPSC 16 CFR. The basis for the flood potential of a given locality is the Flood Insurance Rate Map published by FEMA. the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA). which includes requirements for safety glazing in hazardous locations and is referenced in the codes. administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

The Support for Others mission includes work done for other federal agencies such as the Department of Energy. in a general system of zoning regulation.. Its three broad missions include: Civil. and landscaping provisions. By their very names. These districts. there might only be five districts: agricultural (A). Within each district. For example. may be further subdivided into divisions (e. zoning issues are local.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS • USACE: The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been in place for over two centuries. operation. and Support for Others. the districts may or may not indicate what types of land uses are permitted within the boundaries of those districts. there may be state mandates that affect local zoning.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. This would be a function of the amount of subdividing that is incorporated into the district. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. C-2. and FEMA. an R-1 district may include other uses such as fire station or public park. economic. hearing procedures. residential (R). Military.). design. locations of accessory buildings. R-1. construction management. zoning ordinances control the height. certain types of uses are permitted. OVERVIEW OF REGULATORY INFORMATION UDS–08. etc. area. in turn. as well as setbacks and location of open spaces within districts. and general provisions regarding off-street parking.S. Zoning ordinances and codes may also include administrative provisions regarding the creation of planning commissions. The objectives of zoning are environmental. A listing of additional agencies that may impact regulatory compliance can be found on the web at ARCAT.g. and factory/industrial (FI).32 . Besides defining these permitted uses. commercial (C). Most zoning ordinances and codes divide the municipality or county into districts. efficient land use and a well-blended community of buildings where the uses are complementary. and maintenance of water resources projects to abate flood and storm damage. commercial/residential (CR). The Civil works programs involve the planning. Generally. However. For example. EPA. Compliance with local zoning ordinances is typically one of the first evaluations that must be performed by the design professional regarding the planning/predesign and design phases of the project cycle. Zoning Ordinances and Zoning Codes A zoning ordinance is a system that regulates the use and development of property within a municipality or county. and volume of buildings.com. boards of appeal/adjustment.

government offices. With a common goal of protecting the public safety. Coordination among the building department. these projects must comply with local zoning requirements. the federal government often requires that projects be designed in conformance with applicable local codes. alterations.g. Identification of local amendments that affect the design is also important.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS The Design Process Identification of the applicable regulatory issues is an integral part of the planning/predesign and design phase of the project. identification of the applicable code(s) and their respective editions must occur as part of the design of the building. As is discussed in the Plan Review Process section of this Module. the zoning ordinances and codes must be reviewed to decide if the project complies with the local authority’s planning objectives for development. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. some jurisdictions may use an electronic plan review process. Such projects often occur with the local jurisdiction given the opportunity to be involved in the project.S. Identification of the applicable regulations may require a review of not only the applicable regulations of the building department but other jurisdictions as well. and the design professional is crucial to determine if there is any regulatory overlap among departments that may affect the THE DESIGN PROCESS UDS–08. flooding considerations) or the EPA (e. In fact. However. water and sewer utilities. military bases.33 . and changes of occupancy relative to existing buildings. which may impact how the design professional packages and submits the construction documents.. but with limited input.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.g. even though the projects are not subject to enforcement by local authorities.. When determining the viability of a project for a given site or site selection. Ultimately. projects being designed for the federal government (e. The type of project may also impact design considerations. This applies to both new construction and additions. environmental emissions) may have specific legislation that governs the project. post offices. Federal agencies such as FEMA (e. On the building side of the project. Native American jurisdictions) are exempt from local regulations.. For example. fire department. the applicable governing authority sets the project regulations. the project may be beyond the scope and enforceability of the local jurisdiction.g.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS design. the design professional is encouraged to contact the local authority(ies) in the early design phases of the project to determine local regulatory requirements. time-sensitive aspects of the process is reviewing the construction documents for code compliance.S. historical preservation. The final goal in the development of construction documents is the completion of the project coupled with the issuance of the certificate of occupancy (sometimes called the certificate of completion). The first stage in the regulatory process is identification and analysis of applicable regulations. In all cases. THE DESIGN PROCESS UDS–08. The issuance of the certificate of occupancy is the last stage of the regulatory process.34 . Similarly. The second stage is implementation of applicable regulations into the construction documents. board of health (hospitals). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. the design and enforcement may be governed by multiple agencies such as a board of education (schools). One of the most critical. environmental requirements. or local utility. These two stages lead to an application for permission to construct (referred to as a building permit).

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.35 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 International Mechanical Code International Electrical Code International Plumbing Code International Fire Prevention Code International Zoning Code National Flood Insurance Program Edition 2000 1998 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 1990 Local Amendment (Y/N) No No No No No No Yes No APPENDIX A UDS–08.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix A – Summary of Governing Regulations Jurisdiction Code-Enforcement Jurisdiction Zoning Jurisdiction Code Building Code Accessibility Code Mechanical Code Electrical Code Plumbing Code Fire Prevention Code Zoning Code Insert other applicable ordinances or codes Local State Remarks Title International Building Code ANSI A117.

B.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix B – General Building Summary Height and Area Building1 A B C Occupancy Group (s) Type of Construction Sprinkler System2 Building Area (sq ft) Actual Allowable Building Height (ft/# of stories) Actual Allowable Remarks Mixed Occupancy3 Separate Uses Fire Area Occ..g. covered mall.g. and 3D for mixed occupancy separation location. 3. etc. C. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. Identify if a special use or occupancy is present and the type (e.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. APPENDIX B UDS–08. NFPA 13 or 13R system). Groups Special Uses and Occupancy4 Conditions Applicable Y or N Special Use 1. Fill in Buildings A. 3A.S. 2. atrium.36 . See Fire Area Key Plan Examples 2. 3B. Identify type of system (e. See Fire Area Key Plan Example 3A for fire wall locations. high rise. 4. where multiple buildings are created with fire walls. Groups Fire Area G H Occ. Groups A B Y or N Fire Area C D Nonseparated Uses Occ. 3C.. high-hazard materials). Groups Fire Area E F Y or N Occ.

S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix C – Room-by-Room Egress Floor Level Lower level 2 Lower level 1 1 2 3 4 5 Room Name Room Number Floor Area (sq ft) Travel Distance in Room (ft) Egress Capacity from Room (# occ) Actual Required # Means of Egress from Room Actual Required Remarks APPENDIX C UDS–08. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.37 .

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.38 .S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix D – Floor-by-Floor Egress Travel Distance (ft) Floor Lower level 2 Lower level 1 1 2 3 4 5 Actual Allowable # Exits Actual Required Exit Capacity (# occ) Actual Required Remarks APPENDIX D UDS–08.

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. shafts.39 . incidental use areas. dwelling/tenant/guestroom separations Rating(s) Design Number(s) Remarks APPENDIX E UDS–08. Corridors. Exits.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix E – Fire-Resistance Ratings Element Fire Walls Exterior Bearing Walls Exterior Nonbearing Walls Fire Barriers1 Fire Partitions2 Smoke Barriers Columns Floors Roof 1. mixed occupancies 2.

S. jail cells. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. APPENDIX F UDS–08.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix F – Accessibility Parking Accessible Spaces Guestrooms1 Total Number Number Accessible Dwelling Units1 Total Number Number Accessible and Type Assembly Occupancies Total Seating Number of Wheelchair Spaces Remarks Total 1. etc.40 . Table can be expanded to include other categories such as patient rooms.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

41 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix G – Ventilation Schedule Location Floor Area (sq ft) Occupant Load Rate Calculated Occupant Load Outdoor Air Rate (cfm/person unless noted) Required Outdoor Air (cfm) Provided Outdoor Air (cfm) Remarks APPENDIX G UDS–08.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

S. as applicable Number Provided Female Male Remarks Female Male APPENDIX H UDS–08. Per building or floor.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix H – Plumbing Fixture Tabulation1 Number Required Fixture Water Closet Urinals Lavatories Bathtubs/Showers Drinking Fountains Service Sinks Kitchen Sinks Clothes Washer Connection 1.42 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

S. city.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.43 . and state Project location map Professional design firm(s) identification Contractor name(s) Design professional name(s) Design professional address(es) Design professional phone/fax number(s) Design professional e-mail/website Design professional license number and seal Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix I – Location of Information Based on Category Group Category Group 1–General Regulatory Information Project identification Project address Street address.

S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group Regulatory Information Listing of applicable codes (titles and edition) Accessibility Building Electrical Energy conservation Fire Fuel/gas Mechanical Plumbing Private sewage disposal Property maintenance Residential Zoning Other Listing of applicable local ordinances and jurisdictions Local amendments Zoning Signage Other Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.44 .

covered mall.45 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. and height (allowable/actual) Fire districts Historical preservation Location Remarks 3–Building Building Design Criteria Use group (occupancy) classification(s) Type of construction Building area (allowable/actual) Building height (allowable/actual) Special use and occupancy (e. high rise) Seismic design category Design wind speed APPENDIX I UDS–08.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 2–Site Regulatory Information Site-Related Design Criteria Location on site (distances to lot lines/ existing buildings) Site grading/water run-off Irrigation Erosion control details Environmental impact statements Zoning drawings Zoning use (allowable/actual) Site coverage (allowable/actual) Building height (allowable/actual) Parking/loading requirements (required/actual) Signage type. area.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.g..

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 4–Life SafetyEgress Regulatory Information Means of Egress Design Criteria Occupant load(s) Building exits per floor (arrangement.46 . including tested design number Plastics APPENDIX I UDS–08.S. including tested design number (required/actual) Firestopping shop drawings.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. required/actual) Exit capacity per floor Travel distance (allowable/actual) Means of egress lighting Interior finish classification (allowable/actual) Location Remarks 5–Fire ProtectionPassive Passive Fire Protection Design Criteria Fire resistance ratings of building elements. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. including tested design number Mixed use (occupancy) separations Fire resistive assembly location plan Firestopping.

S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.. assembly.47 .g. including parking Location of public facilities on site Accessible entrances Interior accessible routes Clear floor space/maneuverability clearances Detectable warnings and signage (exterior) Detectable warnings and signage (interior) Toilet and bathing facilities Elevator and area of rescue assistance details Occupancy-specific accessible feature (e. residential dwelling units) Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 6–Accessibility Regulatory Information Accessibility Design Criteria Exterior accessible routes.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S. loads.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. loads. loads. sealing Glazing type (fenestration) and areas Mechanical equipment sizing. and efficiencies Duct and hot water piping insulation Energy trade-offs Temperature controls Water conservation Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08. and efficiencies Electrical lighting power budget Service water heating sizing.48 . and efficiencies Electrical equipment sizing.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 7–Energy Regulatory Information Energy Design Criteria Design conditions (temperatures) Envelope systems analysis Envelope insulation levels Air leakage/infiltration.

allowable foundation type/loads) Description of structural system Structural details Special inspections Identification of applicable material design standards (title/edition) Structural shop drawings Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.49 .S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 8–Structural Regulatory Information Structural Criteria Design dead loads (actual) Design live loads (required) Design snow loads (required) Design wind loads (required) Design seismic loads (required) Soil data (frost depth.

automatic and manual Single-station smoke detectors Smoke control High-hazard abatement Identification of applicable design standards (title/edition) Fire suppression system shop drawings APPENDIX I UDS–08. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.50 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group Regulatory Information Location Remarks 9–Fire Active Fire Protection Criteria Protection-Active Fire suppression Fire department connections Fire extinguishers Standpipes Fire alarms.S.

waste.) Identification of applicable fixture and pipe standards (title/edition) Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08. female) Water distribution sizing criteria Plumbing riser diagram Drain. etc.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. air.51 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3. provided fixtures and distribution (male vs.S. vacuum.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 10–Plumbing Regulatory Information Plumbing Design Criteria Required vs. and vent system details Cleanout locations Indirect waste connections Water heater location Backflow preventors Roof storm water drainage Piping hanger schedule Penetration details Interceptors and separators Special systems (gas.

g.52 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.. flues. and vents Boilers and water schedule Fuel/gas piping materials Refrigerant piping materials Hydronic piping materials Controls Identification of applicable mechanical standards (title/edition) Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08. unit heaters) Duct construction Piping support Ventilation schedule Exhaust and intake locations Kitchen exhaust and suppression Fire dampers Combustion air Chimneys.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 11–Mechanical Regulatory Information Mechanical Design Criteria Equipment installation and listing Specific appliance details (e.

1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Category Group 12–Electrical Regulatory Information Electrical Design Criteria Equipment installation and listing Wiring methods and materials Single-line diagram Over current protection Grounding details Service details Transformers Emergency power/standby systems Disconnects Identification of applicable electrical equipment standards (title/edition) Location Remarks APPENDIX I UDS–08.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.53 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.

General Category Group 2 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix J – Sample Code Summary Sheets G-001 G-002 G-003 G-004 G-005 Index of Sheets Symbols and Abbreviations Site Location Map Site Regulatory Summary Sheet Building Regulatory Summary Sheet A-001 General Architectural Notes A-002 Egress Plans F-001 General Fire Protection Notes F-002 Symbols and Abbreviations F-003 Fire Area Plans Below is a list of regulatory information that may appear on the Site and Building Regulatory Summary Sheet (G-004 and G-005).54 .Fire Protection-Active (partial) Identification of fire protection systems provided UDS–08. This list is not exhaustive.S. but includes information typically required for most projects.Site (partial) Zoning information Category Group 3 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.Accessibility (partial) Interior accessible routes Category Group 9 .Life Safety-Egress (partial) Occupant load Number of exits Exit capacity Travel distance APPENDIX J Category Group 5 . Category Group 1 .Fire ProtectionPassive (partial) Location of mixed use (occupancy) separations Category Group 6 .UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U. Users of this module must verify specific requirements for each project and with each agency having approval authority over each project.Building Category Group 4 .

UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.S.55 .1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Appendix K – Fire Area Key Plans Example 1 APPENDIX K UDS–08. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD VERSION 3.S.UNIFORM DRAWING SYSTEM U.1 © 2004 THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE CODE CONVENTIONS Fire Area Key Plans Example 2 APPENDIX K UDS–08.56 .

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They also allow other CADD vendors and users to develop color mapping to either or both of the above. Coast Guard and Promulgated by the DOD Tri-Services CADD/GIS Center Approved by the NIBS National CAD Standards Project Committee The purpose of the NCS Plotting Guidelines is to allow consistent black-and-white and limited color plotting from various color configurations within CADD programs. The guidelines allow consistent color mapping and data translation between MicroStation and AutoCAD. In today’s environment the prevalence of plot inconsistency is compounded by multiple types of plotting hardware.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. differing defaults in CADD software.1 Introduction to Plotting Guidelines Developed by the U. INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES Page 1 . ENGINEERING.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. and multiple independent development paths among users.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. This includes the mapping of drawing elements to plot elements using the proper pen tables. This includes line weights. National CAD Standard interested in this issue should consider joining the consensus project committee in order to contribute to a more complete solution. The final goal for a national standard is to constantly produce plots in accordance with the originators intentions.U. color tables. ENGINEERING. INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES Page 2 . Users of the U. text. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 The NIBS project committee has formed a Task Team to address Printed Output Standards. colors. The current NCS plotting guidelines only provide an initial solution for mapping screen elements to plot elements. In order to obtain consistent plots it is necessary to create tables that define the relationships between the drawing in the display and the finished plot. In addition. This task team will address a range of issues well beyond the current plotting guidelines. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. there must be consistency in the size of the inked areas for standard sheet sizes. and character tables. line types/styles.S. and standard sheet sizes regardless of the CADD application used.

25 0.35 2.70 0.1 NCS Color # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Pen Plotter pen mm 0.00 0.010 0.70 1. ENGINEERING.014 0.50 0.039 0.35 2.40 0.40 0.007 0.055 0.020 0.70 1.50 1.18 0.039 0.028 0.00 1.00 1.007 0.079 0.25 0.020 0.00 0.U.35 0.014 0.007 0.35 0.S.014 0.25 0.40 0.18 0.70 0.25 0.079 0.028 0.007 0.055 0.00 1.010 0.028 0.014 0.010 0.014 0. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.079 0.00 0.35 0.028 0. 0.35 2.18 0. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.18 0.039 0.50 0.020 0.35 Laser/Elec InkJet in.055 0.014 Plot Color Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Rust Rust Rust Rust Rust Rust Rust Rust Rust Rust Black Black Black MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 3 4 2 7 1 5 0 9 14 10 19 27 35 43 51 59 67 75 83 6 30 22 46 38 62 54 78 70 94 86 110 102 0 1 2 2 3 7 10 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 AutoCAD Color # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Page 3 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .014 0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.35 0.014 0.010 0.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.055 0.00 1.18 0.35 0.014 0.50 0.70 0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.055 0.00 1.18 0.014 0.014 0.00 0.007 0.028 0.007 0.70 0. 0.079 0.00 1.25 0.40 0.079 0.014 0.020 0.028 0.014 0.70 1.50 0.020 0.020 0.70 1.70 1.055 0.1 NCS Color # 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 Pen Plotter pen mm 0.U.35 0.079 0.010 0.25 0.35 0.028 Plot Color Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Olive Olive Olive Olive Olive MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 126 118 142 134 158 150 174 166 190 182 206 198 222 214 238 230 251 20 28 36 44 52 60 68 76 84 92 100 108 116 124 132 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 AutoCAD Color # 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 Page 4 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .35 2.039 0.039 0.40 0.020 0.00 0.35 2.010 0.00 0.S.35 2. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.028 0.50 0.028 0. ENGINEERING.028 0.18 0.007 0.010 0.70 0.028 0.70 Laser/Elec InkJet in.014 0.40 0.039 0.25 0.50 0.

25 0.70 0.028 0.028 0.039 0.40 0.18 0.039 0.50 0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.00 1.18 0.35 0.020 0.35 0.00 1.014 0.014 0.70 1.U.25 0.00 1.014 0.014 0.010 0.007 0.039 0.50 0.055 0.70 1.00 0.18 0.014 0. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.055 Plot Color Olive Olive Olive Olive Olive Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Black Black Black Black Black Black Black MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 140 148 156 164 172 180 188 196 204 212 220 228 236 244 252 11 26 18 42 34 58 50 74 66 90 82 106 98 122 114 138 130 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 AutoCAD Color # 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 Page 5 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .028 0.028 0.010 0.1 NCS Color # 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 Pen Plotter pen mm 1.00 1.039 0.35 2.014 0.40 0.028 0.055 0.079 0.020 0.70 0.25 0.40 0.007 0.055 0.020 0.079 0.35 0.079 0.028 0. ENGINEERING.010 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.S.70 1.35 2.40 Laser/Elec InkJet in.70 0. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.007 0.35 2. 0.

028 0.25 0.35 Laser/Elec InkJet in.00 1.014 Plot Color Halftone Halftone Black Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Forest Green Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Teal Teal Teal Teal Teal Teal Teal Teal Teal MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 154 146 170 162 186 178 202 194 218 210 234 226 250 242 246 247 16 32 48 64 80 96 112 12 15 23 31 39 47 55 63 71 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 AutoCAD Color # 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Page 6 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .007 0.50 0.014 0.00 0.00 1.014 0.35 2. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.35 0. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.70 1.010 0.40 0.079 0.35 2.70 1.18 0.00 0.020 0.70 0.055 0. ENGINEERING.35 0.028 0.40 0.50 0.039 0.014 0.U.010 0.020 0.014 0.007 0.028 0.40 0.1 NCS Color # 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Pen Plotter pen mm 0. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.020 0. 0.70 0.055 0.007 0.50 0.010 0.079 0.35 0.039 0.S.014 0.055 0.028 0.028 0.25 0.028 0.70 1.00 0.00 1.18 0.039 0.70 0.70 0.079 0.028 0.18 0.014 0.25 0.35 2.

055 0.055 0.010 0.010 0.028 0.014 0.00 1.70 1.079 0.014 0.014 0.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.039 0.028 0.020 0.50 0.35 2.00 0.70 1.18 0.18 0.028 0.028 0.35 2.00 0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.007 Plot Color Teal Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Cyan Cyan Cyan Cyan Cyan Cyan Cyan Cyan Cyan Cyan Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Blue MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 79 87 95 103 111 119 127 135 143 151 159 167 175 183 191 199 207 215 223 231 239 40 72 88 104 136 152 184 216 232 248 17 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 AutoCAD Color # 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 Page 7 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .00 0.1 NCS Color # 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 Pen Plotter pen mm 2.35 0. 0.40 0.00 1.70 0.50 0. ENGINEERING.00 1.35 0.18 Laser/Elec InkJet in.35 2.007 0.079 0.40 0. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.35 0.079 0.70 0.020 0.00 0.028 0.039 0.70 0.40 0.028 0.039 0.U.014 0.079 0.055 0.010 0.50 0.014 0.25 0.020 0.007 0.25 0.25 0.70 1.014 0.007 0.18 0.

010 0.35 Laser/Elec InkJet in.35 2.020 0.25 0.079 0.020 0.010 0.1 NCS Color # 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 Pen Plotter pen mm 0.70 1.70 1.18 0.028 0.014 Plot Color Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Black Black Black MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 25 33 41 49 57 65 73 81 89 97 105 113 121 129 137 145 153 161 169 177 185 193 201 209 217 225 233 241 249 245 128 144 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 AutoCAD Color # 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 Page 8 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .70 1.70 0.010 0.028 0.U.028 0.50 0.020 0.25 0.40 0.055 0.039 0.50 0.50 0.35 2.00 0.055 0.40 0. 0. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.00 1.007 0.079 0.079 0.00 1.35 0.40 0.007 0.00 0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.028 0.028 0.70 0.028 0.25 0.010 0.014 0.039 0.014 0.70 0.35 2. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.35 0.055 0.18 0. ENGINEERING.00 1.014 0.007 0.18 0.039 0.35 0.S.014 0.014 0.25 0.00 0.014 0.

014 0.014 0.40 0.028 0.014 0.014 0.020 0.028 0. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.40 0.014 0.00 0.010 0.014 0.00 0.055 0.055 0.35 2.50 0.007 0.70 0.039 0.70 Laser/Elec InkJet in.007 0.U.25 0.35 0. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.70 1.18 0.40 0.020 0.35 2.00 1.70 1.028 0.00 1.70 0.35 0.010 0.039 0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.079 0.007 0.00 1.028 Plot Color Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Purple Purple Purple Purple Purple Purple Purple Purple Purple Purple Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Magenta Magenta Magenta Magenta Magenta MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 160 176 192 208 224 240 254 13 29 21 45 37 61 53 77 69 93 85 109 101 125 117 141 133 157 149 173 165 189 181 205 197 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 AutoCAD Color # 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 Page 9 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .70 0. 0.055 0.028 0.18 0. ENGINEERING.079 0.010 0.50 0.1 NCS Color # 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 Pen Plotter pen mm 0.35 2.50 0.020 0.028 0.020 0.028 0.25 0.35 0.25 0.18 0.50 0.70 1.00 0.039 0.S.079 0.

40 0.70 0.18 0.028 0.50 0.020 0.014 0.1 NCS Color # 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 Pen Plotter pen mm 1.039 0.00 1.00 0.055 0.35 0.00 1.35 2.010 0.014 0.25 0.40 0.020 0.079 0. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.00 0.028 0.00 0.028 0.014 0.35 0.70 1.055 0.35 2.25 0.25 0.70 1.18 0.055 0.00 Laser/Elec InkJet in.007 0.039 0.70 1.35 0.039 0. 0.028 0.70 0.020 0.U.028 0.40 0.00 1.014 0.079 Plot Color Magenta Magenta Magenta Magenta Magenta Black Black Black Black Black Black Black Halftone Halftone Black Red Red Red Red Red Red Red Red Red Red Halftone Halftone Halftone Halftone Halftone Halftone MicroStation MicroStation Color # line weight 221 213 237 229 253 91 99 107 115 123 131 139 147 155 163 171 179 187 195 203 211 219 227 235 243 8 200 168 120 56 24 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 0 1 2 3 5 7 10 5 2 15 1 2 3 5 7 15 AutoCAD Color # 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 Page 10 INTRODUCTION TO PLOTTING GUIDELINES .70 0.014 0.079 0.00 2. ENGINEERING.014 0.039 0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.010 0.007 0.S.079 0.50 0. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.35 2.028 0.50 0.010 0.

& CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S.U.1 Appendices Introduction and Amendments to Industry Publications Published by the National Institute of Building Sciences CAD Layer Guidelines Published by the American Institute of Architects Uniform Drawing System (UDS)—Modules 1–8 Published by the Construction Specifications Institute Tri-Service Plotting Guidelines Published by Tri-Service and the Coast Guard . ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

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Version 3.0/3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. This form shall be placed as part of the data of the first CAD sheet file (generally the first G series file) and shall accompany the transmission of the project data set whenever the data set is transmitted to another party. National CAD Standard Version 3.1 APPENDIX A Statement of Substantial Conformance U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. For those NCS specifications that are optional or recommended but not required.U.S. the options implemented for this project are listed below. ENGINEERING.1 In accordance with NCS Administration Sections 5 and 7.S.0. to the best of their knowledge and belief. except as specifically indicated below. the electronic CAD sheet files for the project described herein substantially conform to the requirements of the National CAD Standard. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. the undersigned hereby states that. Project Name: Project Number: Project Address: Firm Name: Address: Phone / Email: STATEMENT OF SUBSTANTIAL CONFORMANCE Page 1 .

describe any variations from prescribed format. Drafting Conventions Full Conformance Non-conformance (circle one) If the work is in partial conformance to the specified requirements of this section. describe any variations from prescribed format. Attach illustrations or examples. Sheet Organization Full Conformance Non-conformance (circle one) If the work is in partial conformance to the specified requirements of this section. Drawing Set Organization Full Conformance Non-conformance (circle one) If the work is in partial conformance to the specified requ