Covering all sides, all features, all the minutiae of an exterior is critical to elevation drawings. Whether the structure has yet to be built or you are preparing to renovate, builders and local planning departments need to know what the world will see when they drive by the business or home.The elevation drawing must include four views, one for each side of the structure, regardless of shape. The exterior features need to be drawn in detail. All from a flattened perspective. The drawings demand a good deal more than just these few things, and these few things are quite a bit already.
Properly executed, architectural elevation drawings can accelerate the approval process with planning departments, which is always good news for the owner and the builder alike. Including dimensions of components from roof to exposed foundation, accuracy is paramount and a competent draftsman with an eye for precision is a great person to have working on this.
The plans also give a builder an easy, at-a-glance reference of materials and assist in estimates of construction costs and a projects time to completion.
Architectural drawings, whether simply conceptual images, detailed floor-plans or elevation drawings, all serve important functions from a projects start to finish, but the elevation drawing can inform all the participants, from owner to builder to architect, of an unexpected problem around the corner such as a feature like an existing wall or tree that might interfere with an overhang or other elements of a structure’s design.
It is imperative to a project’s success that drawings be executed with professional attention to detail. Contact the Engineering Design to learn how they can facilitate that kind of precision for your project.