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Unit 8 Site Plans Objectives ▪ Recognize common features of site plans. ▪ Identify property line descriptions. ▪ Explain the difference between True North and Plan North. ▪ Read contour lines on a site plan. ▪ Plot topography sections. (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Site Plan ▪ View from above the property ▪ Sometimes called a plot plan (CESO Engineers & Architects) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Site Plan Features ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ Lot and block numbers or an address Bearing (direction) and length of property lines North arrow Dimensions of front, rear, and side yards Trees and shrubs to be removed or retained Grade elevations and topography Locations of accessory buildings • Garage • Carport • Mechanical building Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Plan North ▪ May be used if the building walls are not parallel to compass directions ▪ Differs slightly from True North (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Bearings ▪ Property lines defined by length and bearing ▪ Bearing indicates the direction of the line ▪ Bearings are expressed as: • Degrees east (E) or west (W) of north (N) or south (S) in degrees, minutes, and seconds Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Bearings (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Green Building Working with Existing Vegetation ▪ Construct buildings around existing vegetation • Reduces impact on natural surroundings ▪ Possibility to relocate existing trees • Take precautions to prevent potential damage Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Contour Lines ▪ Identify ground elevation ▪ All points along a single contour line have the same elevation ▪ The interval between contour lines is the change in vertical distance • 1, 2, 5, or 10 interval is typical ▪ Contour lines placed far apart indicate a gradual slope ▪ Contour lines placed close together indicate a steep slope Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Green Building Rainwater Harvesting ▪ Buildings consume an immense amount of resources • Electricity, natural gas, and water ▪ Install low-volume fixtures to conserve water ▪ Use rainwater for irrigating landscaping • Rain barrels, storage tanks, or cisterns ▪ Recycle rainwater for indoor purposes Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Contour Lines (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Contour Lines (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Contour Lines (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Residential Site Plan (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Benchmark ▪ Reference point to a permanent marker of known elevation • Survey marker plate • Fire hydrant • Manhole cover ▪ All elevations on a given plot reference this point ▪ Architects may set the elevation of a particular point to 0.0 or 100.00 • Called an assumed benchmark Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Topographic Features ▪ Identified on a legend with symbols ▪ Natural objects: • Trees • Shrubs ▪ Human-made objects: • Utility poles • Railroad tracks Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Topographic Features (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Reading a Site Plan (Goodheart-Willcox Publisher) Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Test Your Knowledge Take 10 minutes to complete the Test Your Knowledge Questions in the textbook. Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Test Your Knowledge Answer Key 1. B. plot 2. D. a permanent object of known elevation used to measure other elevations 3. True 4. C. Elevation change 5. False 6. D. Location of the chimney on a building 7. C. setback Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Test Your Knowledge Answer Key 8. 9. A. Fill, 8′ B. Cut, 2′ C. 914′ Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-1: Site Plan for a Residence Take 10 minutes to complete Activity 8-1 in the textbook. Refer to Figure 11-10. Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-1 Answer Key 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1″ = 30′ 32 0.5500 S 12°58′32″ W, 176.02′ The back of the property A. 50.33′ B. 7.50′ C. 5.50′ Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-1 Answer Key 7. 904.30′, Finished Floor 8. 4′ 9. 6% slope 10. Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-2: Plans for a Commercial Building Project Take 15 minutes to complete Activity 8-2 in the textbook. Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-2 Answer Key 1. 2. 3. 1″ = 30′ [Print DEL-3—Sheet 5—Grading & Erosion Plan] 7 [Print DEL-1—Sheet 1—Title Sheet] A. N 89°33′00″ E, 725.17′ B. S 00°49′22″ E, 112.69′ and S 00°18′14″ E, 262.82′ C. S 42°25′07″ E, 49.92′ [Print DEL-2—Sheet 4—Existing Conditions/Demolition Plan] Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-2 Answer Key 4. 5. 6. 7. South [Print DEL-3—Sheet 5—Grading & Erosion Plan] Items to be demolished [Print DEL-2—Sheet 4—Existing Conditions/Demolition Plan] 6″ wide × 18″ high [Print DEL-1—Sheet 1—Title Sheet] 864′ [Print DEL-3—Sheet 5—Grading & Erosion Plan] Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-2 Answer Key 8. 9. 10. On the south side of the property and the northwest corner of the property [Print DEL-3—Sheet 5—Grading & Erosion Plan] 50′ [Print DEL-2—Sheet 4—Existing Conditions/Demolition Plan] A. 870′ B. 872.50′ [Print DEL-3—Sheet 5—Grading & Erosion Plan] Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-2 Answer Key 11. 12. United Dairy Farmers [Print DEL-3—Sheet 5—Grading & Erosion Plan] A. 869.10′ B. Spike in Pole [Print DEL-2—Sheet 4—Existing Conditions/Demolition Plan] Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc. May not be posted to a publicly accessible website. Activity 8-1 Site Plan for a Residence Na ame m ___________________________ _______________ Refer to Fi F gure 8-10 to answer the followingg questions. 1. What is the scale of the site plan? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. For which lot ha h s the site plan been prepared? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. What is the

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