5.12 COMMON DISCREPANCIES IN NOMENCLATURE
There are many phrases and statements placed on drawings that are considered
satisfactory in professional architectural and engineering practice but are not acceptable
in the preparation of drawings for the Navy. The following is a list o f such items found
repeatedly on drawings submitted by A&Es. After each discrepancy or group of related
discrepancies there is the preferred designation.
"As instructed by the Architect."
"As instructed by the Contracting Off icer."
NOTE: Contract drawings should be so clearly detailed as to preclude the
use of this statement except in most unusual circumstances.
"By the Navy."
"By the Naval Facilities Engineering Command."
"By the Government."
"By Electrical Contractor."
"By Plumbing Contractor."
"By the Plumber."
"By the Elevator Contractor."
EXPLANATION: Usually no statement is necessary. The Government
recognizes only the prime contractor; the breakdown into trades is not per Government
practice. In the event work is shown on the drawings, which is not included in the scope
of the contract, use the CORRECT: "Not in contract" or "By Government."
"12 GA zin c-coated steel flashing."
"Metal flashing" (Metals are referred to only as metal and
not as a particular kind of gauge. Kind and weight are covered in the specifications. This
does not apply where it is necessary to match existing metals.)
"Plastic Laminate" (Proprietary names are not permitted.)
"See Arch. Sheets"
"See Sheet A-4" (Refer to a specific sheet number.)
5.13 BORING LOG PRESENTATION
Figure 5.14.1 represents a typical drawing developed to present boring logs (includes
groundwater observations), soil conditions, and testing accomplished during design. This
information in the format shown shall be included on the contract drawings for all