How to read construction drawings

What does a site plan consist of?

A site plan usually shows a building footprint, travel ways, parking, drainage facilities, sanitary sewer lines, water lines, trails, lighting, and landscaping and garden elements.

How do you measure house plans?

If you live in a property that’s a perfect rectangle, simply measure the length and width and multiply the two numbers. For example, if your one-story house is 60 feet by 40 feet long, then your property is 2,400 square feet (60 x 40 = 2,400).

What is a construction blueprint?

Construction plans ( blueprints ) are 2-dimensional architectural drawings that explain the details of a project. They provide construction workers with other important information for the project including building codes, installation techniques, measurements, and quality standards.