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Architectural Design The Electrical Plan. What is an Electrical Plan?. All things relating to wiring of the house, such as: Plugs Switches T.V.s Computers Etc. Electrical Plan. Electrical Plan. Major Features. Service entrance location and capacity

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Architectural design the electrical plan
Architectural DesignThe Electrical Plan

What is an electrical plan
What is an Electrical Plan?

All things relating to wiring of the house,

such as:

  • Plugs

  • Switches

  • T.V.s

  • Computers

  • Etc.

Major features
Major Features

  • Service entrance location and capacity

  • Service meter and distribution panel location

Major features1
Major Features

  • Placement and type of switches and plugs

  • Location and type of lighting fixtures,

    special electrical equipment

  • Number and types of circuits

  • Electrical fixture schedule

Standard electrical symbols
Standard Electrical Symbols

  • Ceiling outlet

  • Thermostat

  • 110v outlet

  • 220v outlet

  • Flush mounted panel box

Switch Symbols:















A, B, C, Etc.

Style and shape of house
Style and Shape of House

  • Consider the geographical location of the property your house will be located on.

  • Consider your personal likes.

Steps for sketching the plan
Steps for Sketching the Plan

1. Sketch the exterior/interior walls and major appliances.

2. Sketch meter and distribution panel. Indicate voltage and amperage rating (check local code requirements). Locate telephone junction box and home security or automation wiring enclosure.

3. Show all convenience outlets – 240v, split-wired, weather-proof, special purpose.

4. Sketch ceiling and wall lighting outlets.

Steps for sketching the plan1
Steps for Sketching the Plan

5. Sketch special outlets and fixtures such as telephone, chimes, intercom, home security sensors, smoke alarms, data jacks, etc.

6. Locate switches and connect them to the outlets and lighting fixtures.

7. Add lighting fixture schedule.

8. Include number and types of circuits required.

9. Letter notes, title, scale, and sheet number.

10. Check sketch to make sure all information is accurate and complete.

Cadd draw the electrical plan
CADD Draw The Electrical Plan

  • Follow steps 1-10 on the previous slides.

  • The procedure for drawing an electrical plan using standard CADD software is basically the same as for “sketching” with pencil.


Justify your plan
Justify Your Plan

Based on the required guidelines listed in your textbook,

  • explain why parts of your electrical plan are located where they are.

  • explain why certain circuits are located where they are.