what is required...
For building permit purposes the drawings required are typically the same for all Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 9 buildings specifically a residential building not more than 600m2 per floor and not exceeding 3 stories in height.
A site plan (extra)
is required showing the location of the structure on the Site with relation to the setbacks. Grading and elevation data may be required. A geotechnical engineer and or a surveyor may be required and are not included in the scope of work. Site Plans are in addition to the normal scope of work.
The working drawing plan package consists of ...(included)
Foundation or Basement Plan
Ground Floor Plan
Any Second and Third Floor Plans
Elevations (North, South, East and West)
Cross -Sections and any Details as required
Specifications and General Notes.
Energy Efficiency Design Summary (EEDS) (included)
Under Section SB-12 of the new OBC it is required to supply an EEDS with a building permit application. Based on area calculations of exterior walls and percentages of windows in those walls and based on chosen building materials and construction methods, for the project, the EEDS prescribes certain insulation and mechanical requirements. EEDS's are in addition to the normal scope of work and are provided by ADG with the working drawing package. EEDS's are not required for Additions or Renovations.
A Schedule 1 (included)
is required under section C part 3.2.4, requirements of designers of the amended OBC and is provided by ADG with the working drawing package.
A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing using a contact print process on light- sensitive sheets. Introduced in the 19th century, the process allowed rapid and accurate reproduction of documents used in construction and industry. The blue-print process was characterized by light colored lines on a blue background, a negative of the original.
The process was largely displaced by the diazo whiteprint process. The original drawing sheets would be fed into a machine together with special light sensitive sheets and a tube light would burn an emulsion off the sheets leaving blue lines on a white sheet. This became known as blueline prints. Later this same process would be used to produce black lines on a white sheet called blackline prints.
Large-format xerographic photocopiers are used today, so reproduced drawings are usually called "prints" or just "drawings".