Commonly referred to as “blueprints,” these dimensioned, scale drawings constitute the essential instructions the construction team will use to build your house. Along with the specifications, they will guide the prefabrication of building components and the assembly of the house on site.
A typical set of construction drawings includes:
The site plan is part of the construction document set. It is based on the site survey and also documents the following:
The site survey—prepared by a licensed surveyor—is a map of your site and its immediate surroundings that includes the site’s legal boundaries, setbacks, topography, existing structures, surface improvements such as walkways and driveways, and important natural features, including waterways, wetlands, large trees, and rock outcroppings. The site survey should include graphic documentation of the following information: