Architectural Services trade jargon
A reproduction of a technical drawing. In this context the original drawing will usually have been produced by an architectural specialist or engineer.
- Building control
A legal requirement that must be obtained before carrying erecting, extending or significantly altering a building. Building control officers (also known as building control surveyors/building inspectors) are usually based within local authority building control departments.
- CAD (computer-aided design)
CAD software - typically used by architects, engineers, drafters and artists - is used to create precise technical drawings. It can produce both two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models.
- Conservation area
An area designated by the local authority to be of special historical or architectural significance, in which certain developments may be restricted.
- Construction drawings
As known as working drawings or contract drawings, these accurately describe the location, design and dimensions of a project - as well as the relationships between elements within it.
The creation of technical drawings, blueprints and plans.
A person who creates technical drawings, blueprints and plans.
- Feasibility study
A preliminary exploration carried out before complex projects to assess their viability.
- Floor plan
A scale diagram of the layout of rooms in a building.
- Professional indemnity
Insurance which protects a business in cases of professional negligence.
- Survey drawings
Accurate plans of land, structures and buildings, usually drawn up by specialist surveyors.
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