"New" (New versus existing conditions should be
"Provide _______________" ("Install" is defined in the
construction contract clauses to mean that others will
furnish the item and the contractor is only
responsible for installation and/or connection.
"Furnish" is defined in the construction contract
clauses to mean that the contractor furnishes the item
and others are responsible for installation and/or
connection. "Provide" means the contractor is
responsible for furnishing, installing, and testing
"Remove existing and provide new" (Replace can be
interpreted to mean remove the existing item and
reinstall same after related work is completed.)
Contractor "will" provide ...
Contractor "shall" provide . . .
(Use the word "shall" when referring to actions by the
contractor. Use the word "will" only when referring
to actions by the government.)
General Drawing Requirements (All Disciplines as Applicable)
a) On small uncomplicated projects, one or more plans may be combined
onto one sheet, but never so that the plans will be crowded.
b) All plans should be oriented so that "North" is to the top or left
of the sheet. The orientation shall be the same from sheet to sheet. Show
north arrow on all plans.
1) Civil and Site drawings should be the largest practical,
preferably 1" = 10'-0 or 1" = 20'-0. However, smaller scales will be
acceptable to allow the entire plan to fit on a single sheet, provided the
sheet is not overcrowded.
2) Architectural and Structural plans shall be 1/8" = 1'-0 or
1/4" = 1'-0 where practical.
3) Details should be a minimum 3/4" = 1'-0 or 1" = 1'-0, however,
smaller scales will be acceptable on uncrowded details provided they are
clearly legible when reduced.
d) Show all new work in heavy, dark lines and existing items in light
or dashed lines.
e) Provide legend and graphic scales on all sheets.
Key drawings where
necessary or desirable.
Coordinate interfaces with other drawings, especially plumbing with