Industry Standard Graphics for Site Plans
Does anyone know of good materials to study industry standards for graphics on site plans? In my experience this information has been variable & I'd like to learn some of these standards in preparation for this exam. The items I find a little confusing are how to identify coniferous trees vs deciduous trees. Also, on solar studies, is there a standard for how buildings and shadows are represented? One hatch might describe a building, and another hatch might describe a shadow, so it can get confusing to distinguish which is which if a shadow is directly next to a building on a site plan.
I've looked through Architectural Graphic Standards, which has a ton of useful information, but doesn't reference shading on site plans, or deciduous vs coniferous tree symbols. I'm hoping someone here might have some insight.
In every set of plans, there is a legend either on the same page or on one of the sheets in the front.
My suggestion is to just get a complete set of plans, read the civil, landscape and architectural site plans, become familiar with the symbols, and you should be fine.
Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)
Thanks for the response.
This is helpful. I've looked through Landscape plans for this info, but they are very descriptive & define the actual plants. Civil seems to define the trees more generally. Do you know of any resources for developing solar studies on site plans? Is there a standard for this?
Quite honestly, most large companies have their own graphic style that belongs to them. It helps to know when drawings are copied or emanate from a specific source.
That said, most of the typical legend items resemble each other.
Look for the key to the provided drawing you are referencing.
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