Construction Documents and Services Graphic Vignette Tutorial

Common pitfalls and tips:
Not putting in grade line.
Slab 6 inch above finish grade.
fire walls to not extend all the way up to the underside of the roof decking. 

allow for 8in for light, then mechanical space, then structure/joist. 

Put top of exterior wall footings below frostline.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • anisha gulrajani March 23, 2013, 5:43 pm

    Isn’t the middle bearing wall footing supposed to be right below the slab and not taken down to the 5′ frost line?

    • ARE BEE June 26, 2013, 10:57 am

      Yes, You are correct. The interior footing should be flush with the slab.

  • Andrew F. January 12, 2014, 3:44 pm

    you show the slab drawn above the grade line……is this correct? or should it be directly below line??

  • Andrew F January 15, 2014, 8:11 am

    the slab is drawn above grade……is this correct? or should it be level with grade?

    • ARE BEE June 3, 2014, 7:37 pm

      slab ON grade.

  • Matthew K November 13, 2014, 9:58 pm

    Is there any way to get results when completing a practice vignette?

    • ARE BEE November 14, 2014, 9:34 pm

      you can always take a screen shot and post on AREcoach for a review by peers.

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