Demolition Plans: What They Communicate

I am often asked questions like "Do we really need inteiror elevations?" and "What is a reflected ceiling plan?" so, in effort to be more transparent about what it is I do hunched behind my monitor all day (when I'm not out at job sites, at showrooms and in continuing education courses that is), I have decided to discuss each drawing type, share examples and talk a bit about the purpose of each drawing type. Now, there are a LOT of drawing types... and I may not hit all of them, but I will focus on the ones I expect in each draing set, and what better place to start than at the beginning, with a demolition plan?


The purpose of a demolition plan (or a demo plan as it is more commonly referred to) is to simply show what is to be removed. Furthermore, when items are to be salvaged or recycled, this will be noted on the demolition plan.


The plan shown above details the existing structure (solid lines) and items to be removed (dashed lines) Typically a legend will show on this plan to communicate what each line style represents:

Our residential legends tend to be fairly simple, but more detailed legends may represent lighting to be removed, flooring, etc.

Throughout the drawing set, we try to key items on the plan to more description off the plan. The goal is to keep the plan as simple and easy to read as possible while still providing a plethora of information!


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