Schematic Designs


  • Structural plans or drawings for a building's mechanical systems which often include plumbing and electrical functions.

plans, specifications, specs, layout

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Architect Definition,
    • One who designs buildings.
  • Blueprint (bprt) Abbreviation,
    • The drawing of a structure by an architect or designer, used for construction and getting permits.
  • Change Order Definition,
    • A document defining an alteration of construction plans.
  • Custom Home Definition,
    • A house built according to plans from an architect hired by the owner.
  • Dimension Plans Definition,
    • Diagrams that show location of building outlines and other improvements on a lot, but which are not as detailed as blueprints.
  • Home Inspection Definition,
    • A thorough examination of a house's visible structural parts and systems, conducted before purchase.
  • Mechanical Systems Definition,
    • A house's heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical apparatus.
  • Production Home Definition,
    • Homes that are mass produced as part of housing developments.
  • Semi-custom Home Definition,
    • A house in which the buyer cannot alter the layout, but can specify amenities such as type of cabinets and floor coverings.
  • Square Footage Definition,
    • The area within a building, calculated by measuring the rooms by length and width.
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