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I've often wondered why we have to designate them as details or sections.  I avoid it if they are cut on plan.  And if they are referred to in a note it can say, "See 3/S4", without saying whether its a detail or section.  But if it's a standard detail or section, like through an elevator pit, I label it "Standard Section Through Elevator Pit."

John Riley

Nels Roselund <njineer(--nospam--at)att.net> wrote:
Mithc,
 
My Sections show a condition that extends some distance on the Plan, such as the intersection of a roof and a wall.  My Details show how to construct a structural Assembly. 
 
Most Sections will refer to Details; for example, the assembly of components for construction a wall anchor that has been drawn schematically in the Section will be shown in the Detail.
 
A Section is a single view.  A Detail may have several views in order to clarify how the components are to be assembled.
 
Nels Roselund, SE
South San Gabriel, CA

From: Sklar, Mitch [mailto:mitch.sklar(--nospam--at)kcba-architects.com]
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 6:01 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Sections or Details
 
List,
 
What is the proper title to be used for structural sections and details sheets? I normally refer to my typical as details and my specific cuts tied into the plan as sections. Opinions?
 
 
Mitchell J Sklar, PE, MBA
Structural Engineer
 
 


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