floor plan

floor plan

In architecture and building engineering, a floor plan otherwise known as a Scottish plan is a drawing to scale, showing a view from above, of the relationships between rooms, spaces and other physical features at one level of a structure. Dimensions are usually drawn between the walls to specify room sizes and wall lengths. Floor plans may also include details of fixtures like sinks, water heaters, furnaces, etc. Floor plans may include notes for construction to specify finishes, construction methods, or symbols for electrical items. It is also called a “plan” which is a measured plane typically projected at the floor height of 4′, as opposed to an “elevation” which is a measured plane projected from the side of a building, along its height, or a section or “cross section” where a building, is cut along an axis to reveal the interior structure.

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