Draw Site Plan

Show features from survey

  1. Required control lines from survey are shown: property lines, easement lines, benchmarks
  2. Required grading features from survey are shown: contour lines, spot elevations
  3. All existing buildings are shown: buildings to be demolished, buildings to remain
  4. All existing features to remain are shown: sidewalks, fences, curbs, paving, trellises, trees, vegetation
  5. All existing features to be removed are shown: sidewalks, fences, curbs, paving, trellises, trees, vegetation
  6. All existing features to be repaired are shown: sidewalks, fences, curbs, paving
  7. All existing features to be replaced are shown: sidewalks, fences, curbs, paving
  8. All existing features to be relocated are shown: fences, signs
  9. Every feature to remain, be removed, repaired, replaced, or relocated is uniquely identified: graphically, by symbols, by notes
  10. Required survey notations are shown: street names
  11. Survey conditions have been verified for accuracy: by on-site visit, aerial photos, actual measurements

Show code-required control lines

  1. All code-required control lines are shown: setbacks, easements
  2. Control lines shown are sufficient to demonstrate that site plan conforms to code requirements

Show construction control lines

  1. All construction control lines shown and identified: construction limits, access locations, storage areas, staging areas, stockpile areas, construction parking areas
  2. All items requiring special protection identified: trees, shrubs, adjacent structures
  3. Every control area is uniquely identified: graphically, by symbols, by notes

Show demolition work

  1. All demolition work not already shown from survey features is identified: patching

Show buildings

  1. All new buildings are shown
  2. All conditions at grade level are shown: building perimeters, doors, windows
  3. All conditions below grade level are shown: basements, areaways
  4. All conditions above grade level are shown: balconies, decks, bay windows, roof overhangs, other projections
  5. All exterior building stairways at grade level are shown
  6. All downspouts at grade level are shown

Show ancillary structures

  1. All ancillary structures are shown: outbuildings, garages, carports, covered walkways, kiosks, sheds, pavilions, trellises, gazebos

Show site improvements

  1. All site access features are shown: sidewalks, driveways, roads, ramps, stairways
  2. All pedestrian protection features are shown: stair and ramp handrails, guardrails
  3. All site separation features are shown: fences, gates, curbs, separation walls, retaining walls, planter walls, trash enclosures, equipment enclosures
  4. All other site-constructed improvements shown: patios, swimming pools
  5. All utility and protection pads shown: equipment pads, splash blocks
  6. All drainage equipment shown: catch basins, trench drains, manhole covers, traps
  7. All site furnishings shown: mailboxes, flagpoles, play equipment, benches, bike racks, lighting
  8. All site signage shown: directories, fire department access, building signs, stairwell signs, traffic control
  9. Every site improvement item is uniquely identified: graphically, by symbols, by notes
  10. New work is easily distinguished from existing: by hatching, shading

Show special finish treatments

  1. All special paving treatments shown: patterns, textures, scoring, construction joints, expansion joints, control joints
  2. Every special finish treatment is uniquely identified: graphically, by symbols, by notes

Show grading requirements

  1. All new and existing grades are shown by appropriate symbol: contour lines, spot elevations
  2. Grades slope enough to provide adequate drainage[move to design checklist]: to catch basins, gutters, drains
  3. Slope of exterior finish surfaces are identified by appropriate notes or symbols: walkways, ramps, roads, driveways, paving
  4. Elevation of finish grade at each corner of every building is shown
  5. Elevation of every building pad at grade is shown
  6. Building pads are high enough to assure adjacent grade slopes adequately to drain[move to design checklist]

Show on-site equipment at grade

  1. All mechanical equipment is shown: HVAC equipment
  2. All electrical equipment is shown: site lighting, transformers, meter boxes, power poles
  3. All plumbing equipment is shown: catch basins, downspouts, hose bibbs, water meters, gas meters, shut-off valves, manholes, storm drains, utility boxes, grease traps
  4. All fire safety equipment is shown: fire hydrants, valve boxes, standpipes
  5. All other on-site equipment is shown: playground equipment, irrigation equipment
  6. Every on-site equipment item is uniquely identified: graphically, by symbols, by notes

Show parking layout

  1. All parking stalls identified: normal, compact, accessible
  2. All parking protection features shown: curbs, wheel stops, bumpers, posts, bollards
  3. All paving materials identified: concrete, asphalt
  4. All other parking-related improvements shown: curb cuts, driveway aprons, directional signs, no parking signs
  5. All parking striping shown: stall separators, accessibility lines
  6. All parking stripe colors shown: for normal stalls, for accessible stalls
  7. All curb colors shown: for accessibility, for no parking, for no standing
  8. All parking labels and symbols shown: stall numbers, compact labels, accessibility symbols, visitor parking, employee parking
  9. Parking stall types, sizes, and numbers conform to requirements: accessibility requirements, planning department requirements, owner requirements
  10. Locations of stalls and driveways permit easy access to parking: adequate turning radii, appropriate slope

Show sheet notes

  1. Sheet title is shown
  2. Reference north and true north arrows are shown
  3. Site plan titles and scales are shown
  4. Graphic scale symbols are shown

Show general notes

  1. All site plan and grading notes required by governing authorities are shown

Show site plan notation

  1. Every building is identified by unique name
  2. Control areas identified

Key in building details

  1. All details for building conditions at grade level keyed in: building perimeters, doors, windows
  2. All details for building conditions below grade level keyed in: basements, areaways
  3. All details for exterior building stairways at grade level keyed in

Key in ancillary structure details

  1. All details for ancillary structures keyed in: outbuildings, garages, carports, covered walkways, kiosks, sheds, pavilions, trellises, gazebos

Key in site improvement details

  1. All details for site access features keyed in: sidewalks, driveways, roads, ramps, stairways
  2. All details for pedestrian protection features keyed in: stair and ramp handrails, guardrails
  3. All details for site separation features keyed in: fences, gates, curbs, separation walls, retaining walls, planter walls, trash enclosures, equipment enclosures
  4. All details for other site-constructed improvements keyed in: patios, swimming pools
  5. All details for utility and protection pads keyed in: equipment pads, splash blocks
  6. All details for drainage equipment keyed in: catch basins, trench drains, manhole covers
  7. All site furnishing details keyed in: mailboxes, flagpoles, play equipment, benches, bike racks, lighting
  8. All site signage details keyed in: directories, fire department access, building signs, stairwell signs, traffic control

Key in special finish treatment details

  1. All special paving treatment details keyed in: patterns, textures, scoring, construction joints, expansion joints, control joints

Key in parking details

  1. All parking protection details keyed in: wheel stops, bumpers, posts, bollards
  2. All other parking-related details keyed in: curb cuts, driveway aprons, directional signs, no parking signs
  3. All parking striping and labeling details keyed in: stall separators, accessibility lines, accessibility symbols

Show other cross reference symbols

  1. Every cross reference is identified by appropriate reference symbol: building sections, exterior elevations, enlarged plans

Show building dimensions

  1. Overall size of each building is dimensioned
  2. Location of each building is dimensioned: from benchmarks, from property lines
  3. Dimensions are sufficient for contractor to locate and lay out building without additional information

Show site improvement dimensions

  1. All site features and improvements are located and dimensioned: sidewalks, curbs, parking lots, driveways, roads
  2. All curve radii shown: curbs, walls
  3. All code-required control lines are dimensioned: setbacks, easements
  4. Dimensions are sufficient for contractor to locate and lay out features without additional information

Show access routes

  1. Every required access route is shown: accessibility, fire department, construction usage

Show vicinity map

  1. Vicinity map conforms to requirements of review agencies, code requirements: size, scale, content

Coordinate with owner requirements

  1. Site plan conforms to requirements of owner, lender

Coordinate with code requirements

  1. Site plan conforms to requirements of review agencies, code authorities
  2. Grading and site information shown conforms to code requirements: drawing scale, contour interval, extent of off-site information shown, street names, lot numbers, utilities, storm sewers, grid tics, floodplain information, wetlands information

Coordinate with legend

  1. Every cross reference symbol is listed and described in legend
  2. Every material symbol is listed and shown in legend
  3. Every abbreviation matches definition in legend
  4. Only abbreviations defined in legend are used

Coordinate with office standards

  1. Site plan scale conforms to office standard
  2. Format for notations conform to office standard: sheet notes, building name
  3. Every graphic symbol conforms to office standard: style, size, location
  4. Every line symbol and line weight conforms to office standard
  5. Every item is drawn on appropriate CAD layer, conforming to office standard

Overlay consultant drawings

  1. Site plan overlay agrees with every corresponding consultant drawing: mechanical, electrical, civil, plumbing, fire protection, landscape, irrigation, survey

Coordinate with other drawings

  1. Every stair location agrees with floor plans
  2. Location of every projection below agrees with floor or basement plans
  3. Location of every projection above agrees with floor or roof plans
  4. Location of every opening shown agrees with floor plans: doors, windows

Coordinate dimensions

  1. Every dimension is taken to or from a logical control point: benchmark, property line, existing building, edge of slab, existing wall, column grid line
  2. Point where every dimension is taken to or from is identified by notes, abbreviations or symbols
  3. Point where every dimension is taken to agrees with floor plans
  4. Overall building dimensions agree with floor plan dimensions
  5. Every dimension note, abbreviation and symbol conforms to office standard
  6. Every dimension symbol and abbreviation agrees with legend

Coordinate notations

  1. Sheet title agrees with table of contents
  2. Every building name agrees with floor plans
  3. Every cross reference symbol refers to correct reference and sheet

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