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Information from Construction D
ocuments

(
100

points)


Sarah Miller, Natasha Beck, Chris Duarte, Robert Livorio and Kieran Carlisle





Section 00
1

Reference
Architectural Graphic Standards

and
Building Construction Illustrated


(
Group

and Section

-
a
bove
)

(2 points per question)

1.

List the b
uilding name and
owner
.

The Student Health Center

Labeled as, “University Health and Counseling Services Building” on the Cover Sheet however.

The Pennsylvania State University


2.

Do the exterior walls carry the build
ing
’s

load?

No


3.

Does the building have a curtain wall?

Yes


4.

Is the building supported by columns? If so, what material?

Yes
, the building is supported by a structure of steel beams
.


5.

Do any interior walls carry the building loads?

None of the walls are loa
d bearing, but there
are

steel columns inside
.


6.

What is the General Building Structural Type (Concrete, Steel, Wood or what combination)

The Student Health Center’s structure is mostly steel

with some concrete elements.


7.

What is the Basement (or lowest) s
tructural
Floor

material (concrete, wood...)
? What is the
depth/thickness?

The basement floor is

a 5
” thick concrete slab.


8.

What is the Basement (
or lowest) structural Floor
Support

(steel beam, concrete beam…)
? What is the
depth/thickness?

The basement st
ructural floor support consists of a concrete pile cap with rebar with a varying depth of
either 38” or 39”; this is approximately 80 tons. The steel columns are anchored by these pile caps.


9.

What is the Upper structural
Floor

material (structural
-

wood.
.)
? What is the depth/thickness?

The Upper structural floor material consists to concrete, with a depth/thickness of 5”.


10.

What is the Upper structural Floor
Support

(steel beam…)
? What is the depth/thickness?

The upper floors are supported by
steel beams.

The depth/thickness varies, however the most common
one W16x26.


11.

List two (2) materials for the front door and or frame.

The door is made of steel and glass, with an opaque field finish (OFF).


12.

What is the floor finish material for the floor inside of th
e building at the front door/s?

A
Recessed Floor mat

is present on the floor at the front doors
.


13.

What is the wall finish material for the walls inside of the building at the front door/s?

The finish material for the walls inside of the building consists o
f Gypsum Board.


14.

What material/s are used for the windows?

The windows are constructed of a glass pane and aluminum mulls and sills.


15.

List three (3) materials for the exterior finish of the building.

Brick,
aluminum
,

glass (the south elevation is mostly g
lass)
.


16.

How is the exterior finish attached to the building?

The exterior finish is attached w
ith adjustable masonry veneer anchors.


17.

What is the roof slope or pitch?

The roof is generally flat, with slight, varying pitches for water flow.

The slope is ¼
” per foot.



18.

What is the
Roof finish material (shingles…)

Cast stone coping along the perimeters
of the roof. Parts of the roof are “green” consisting of sedum
plants, filter fabric, substrate soil, 1” drainage panel, moisture retention mat, 3” roof insul
ation. Typical roof
assembly consists of single ply roof membrane, .5” thick cover board, and rigid insulation. All of this is
supported by a concrete composite deck.


19.

What type and thickness of insulation is in the exterior wall system?

Different insulat
ion is used throughout the building. Some is 2” rigid insulation while other is 6” BATT
insulation.


20.

What type and thickness of insulation is used in the roof system?

There is 3” roof insulation.


21.

List one item that is
listed

in the specifications but
wo
uld
not
be
shown on the drawings
.

Door hardware and paint are listed in specifications documents and not shown on drawings.


22.

List one item that is shown on the drawings but
would
not
be
listed in the specifications
.

UL ratings are shown in the door schedul
es but not in the specifications.


23.

List 5 types of Plans

a. First floor plan (A2 1 1ST)

b. Site Utility Sleeves Plan (H1 01)

c. First floor lighting Plan (E2 01
1ST
LIGHTING)

d. First floor drainage plan (
P4 01
1ST

DRAINAGE)


e.

First floor foundation plan

(S2 1 1ST FOUNDATION)


24.

Sketch the NCS (National CAD Standard) elevation symbol.



25.

List a door number

(with UL rating)

and find the material for the frame and door.
What is the

UL rating?

Door # 001X has a ¾ hour UL fire rating. The material of the frame
is steel, and the material of the door
is wood. The finish on the door
is texture surface finish (TSF). The finish on the frame is an opaque field
finish (OFF).


26.

Find and list 3 partition type symbols and list all of the materials for a stair well.

a. M00
4
-

8” CMU

b. G101Y
-

2 layers of gypsum board, metal shaft
-
wall studs, continuous sound attenuation insulation.

c. G016Y
-

gypsum board, metal studs, continuous sound attenuation insulation.


27.

Find and list the sheet number that has a revision, list the n
umber, date and know it’s location on the
sheet.

A0 42 EXTERIOR WINDOW SCHED. Revision #1; date: 10/9/06; Location: window type W7.


28.

What is the
minimum
depth from exterior grade to the bottom of the footer for an exterior wall?

The minimum depth required

for frost protection to bottom of footing, pile cap, or grade beam, is 3’
-
6”
(42”).


29.

What is the footer depth listed in IBC for the location where is building is built?

The footer must be below the frost line, for this area of Pennsylvania, footers must b
e at least 36” deep.


30.

What is the smallest floor to floor height?

The third and fourth levels have a floor to floor height of 13’
-
4”.


31.

What is the largest floor to floor height?

The Second level has a floor to floor height of 15’
-
4”.


32.

What is the thickness

of the sidewalk concrete?

The thickness of the cement concrete sidewalk is 6”.


33.

What is the thickness of the metal studs used for a stair well?

The framing size varies from 4” to 6”.


34.

What is the smallest interior wall thickness?

The smallest interior wa
ll thickness is 1.5” (G301).


35.

What is the largest foundation footer/pad thick
n
ess?

The pile cap with the greatest depth measures out at 39”.


36.

Sketch the material representation for the following

according to NCS (Read Drawings)
:

a.

Steel




b.

Brick



plan, s
ection and elevation




c.

CMU’s
-

plan, section and elevation




d.

Concrete




e.

Grout




f.

Wood Framing




g.

Finish Wood Trim




h.

Batt Insulation




i.

Rigid Insulation




37.


List a manufacturer for any material specified for your CD’s.

Anderson windows


38.

What line weig
ht is used for
walls

according to NCS (Read Drawings)
?

Walls are medium line weight is 0.35mm.


39.

What scale could be used for a site plan

according to NCS (Read Drawings)
?

The architectural scale used for site plans is 1/32” = 1’
-
0”, but engineering scales
are generally used for
site plans and these range from 1” = 5000’ to 1” = 30’.


40.

What scale could be used for a floor plan

according to NCS (Read Drawings)
?

The architectural scales used for floor plans range from 1/16” = 1’
-
0” to ¼” = 1’
-
0”, and the engine
ering
scales used range from 1” = 20’ to 1” = 5’.


41.

What scale would be used for elevations based on question
40

above

according to NCS (Read
Drawings)
?

The architectural scales used for elevations range from 1/16” = 1’
-
0” to 3/8” = 1’
-
0”, and the
engineer
ing scales used range from 1” = 20’ to 1” = 5’.


42.

What scale would be used for building sections based on question
40

above

according to NCS (Read
Drawings)
?

The architectural scales used for building sections range from 1/16” = 1’
-
0” to 1/8” = 1’
-
0”, and
the
engineering scales used range from 1” = 20’ to 1” = 10’.


43.

What scale could be used for the partition types

according to NCS (Read Drawings)
?

Three scales can be used: 3”=1’, half size, and full size.


44.

What scale could be used for a wall section

accord
ing to NCS (Read Drawings)
?

The architectural scales used for wall sections range from 1/2” = 1’
-
0” to 1
-
1/2” = 1’
-
0”, and the
engineering scales used range from 1” = 1’ to 1” = 2’.


45.

What scale could be used for a detail taken from the wall section in que
stion
4
4

above

according to NCS
(Read Drawings)
?

The architectural scales used for wall sections range from 1” = 1’
-
0” to full size.


46.

What division of the Sweets Catalog would an engineer find
Metal

Doors
?

Division 08
-

Openings


47.

Find a manufacturer of
woo
d windows

in the Sweets Catalog.

Pella



48.

What division of the Sweets Catalog would an architect find
spouting
?

Division 07


Thermal and Moisture Protection


49.

List 5 ite
ms that would be in division
0
3

of the Sweets Catalog.

Concrete reinforcing, precast concrete
, concrete forming, grouting

and cast in place concrete


50.

Create one (1) pdf file with the original PSU drawings (do not include individual projects/renovations)

a.

Us
e the original PSU drawings (drawings on O:
\

are all projects/renovations completed for the
particular building)

b.

Verify that single pdf’s are correctly labeled with Sheet Number and Drawing Title


e.g. A
-
101 First Floor Plan

(use drawing titles

and sheet numbers)

c.

Combine pdf’s into one (1) pdf using Adobe Acrobat

i.

Order the single pdf’s into NCS order (see Reading Drawings)


e.g. S
-
101 First Floor Plan, S
-
102 Second Floor Plan…A
-
101 First Floor
Plan….A
-
201 Building Elevations…..M
-
101 F
irst Floor Plan

ii.

When combining files, include bookmarks…
..when viewing a pdf

the other pdf’s
locations are visible and are easily found and opened for viewing (while looking at A
-
101
the North elevation symbol shows A
-
201 which can be brought up by bookmar
k)