ENGINEERING FABRICATION, CONSTRUCTION,
Construction, and Architectural Drawings
AND ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS
Figure 2 Example of a Construction Drawing
Construction drawings are found principally at sites where the construction of a structure or
system is being performed. These drawings usually depict each structure/system or portion of
a structure/system as an orthographic projection with each view containing the necessary
dimensions required for assembly. Figure 2 provides an example of a construction print for a
section of a steel roof truss.
Architectural drawings are used by architects in the conceptual design of buildings and
structures. These drawings do not provide detailed information on how the structure or
building is to be built, but rather they provide information on how the designer wants the
building to appear and how it will function. Examples of this are location-size-type of doors,
windows, rooms, flow of people, storage areas, and location of equipment. These drawings can
be presented in several formats, including orthographic, isometric, plan, elevation, or
perspective. Figure 3 provides an example of an architectural drawing, of a county library.