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Architectural Drafting. Architecture and Pre Design Week 7. draft     (drft) n. Any of various stages in the development of a plan, document, or picture A representation of something to be constructed. . draft·er     (drftr) n.

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Architectural Drafting

Architecture and Pre Design

Week 7


draft     (drft) n.

  • Any of various stages in the development of a plan, document, or picture

  • A representation of something to be constructed.


draft·er     (drftr) n.

  • One that drafts, especially a person who drafts plans or designs or a person who composes a document.


Introduction

  • Anyone can have ideas about how they want to build or add on to a house.


Cont…

  • To draw it so the structure can be built correctly takes the talent of an Architectural Drafter.


An architectural drafter

  • can be self employed or work for many different companies.

  • is a skilled technician who designs or develops the working drawings required to guide the construction of buildings.


Arch. drafters are concerned with

  • building designs

  • site plans

  • floor and foundation plans

  • elevations

  • building sections

  • details


Floor Plan


Elevation


Detail


Detail


Arch. drafters are concerned with

  • Cost estimates, specification writing, code and zoning applications, renderings and perspectives,

  • models of building, structural design, environmental system design and computer applications.


Drafting is

  • a universal language by means an object can be described accurately and clearly.

  • is the language used by engineering and architectural profession to develop and record ideas.

  • easy for anyone who is competent to read the drawing and is qualified to build the product can then carry out the designs.


Info other than drawings

  • Specifications, which accompany the drawings used in the building of structures, are worthless without the drawings for which they were prepared.

  • Together, the drawings and the specifications are the instruments which enable the designer to convey ideas to the builder,


More info……

  • Drafting and Design have become highly specialized with the particular branch of engineering sciences to which it applies


Student of drafting

  • No drafter can prepare accurate and complete working drawing of machines, bridges, buildings, or parts without being thoroughly trained with the construction processes


Construction Contract

  • A legal document which specifies the what-when-where-how-how much and by whom in a construction project


Permit

  • A governmental municipal authorization to perform a building process


Summary

  • Drafting is a universal language by means an object can be described accurately and clearly.

  • is the language used by engineering and architectural profession to develop and record ideas.

  • easy for anyone who is competent to read the drawing and is qualified to build the product can then carry out the designs.


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