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Material Designation

Goal: Recognize and draw material designations.

Reference material: Materials designations

Practice

  • Before drafting materials designations. Practice freehand delineation of materials employing standard graphics.
  • Hand in practice work.

Layout

  1. Take 8-1/2"x11" blank, white paper, using as many sheets as needed
  2. Use handouts as the basis for selecting what you wish to use for designations. As they may vary, it is up to you as to what to best choose.
  3. Practice designations on scrap paper, first (see above)
  4. Freehand draw, in boxes approximately 1-1/2" x 3/4", the following
  5. Note: Do not focus on layout but work on graphics for materials.
  6. Identify each material using conventional name/abbreviation.

Materials (plan, section and elevation, as applicable)

  • wood
    • plywood
    • rough wood
    • finish wood
  • concrete
    • poured (with gravel or stone)
    • concrete block
    • cinder block
  • brick
    • common
    • face
  • stone
    • cut stone
    • rubble stone
  • tile
    • terra cotta
    • hollow
    • glazed face hollow
  • gypsum (plaster)
  • glass ('glazing')
  • insulation
    • rigid
    • loose or batt
  • metal
    • aluminum
    • cast-iron
    • steel
  • rock
  • sand
  • earth