Architectural Drawing Conventions

Drawing Contraventions

When involved in Fire Safety it is an important skill to be able to read architectural drawings correctly and the following drawing conventions should help you in that task.

The standard for the drawing conventions is BS 1192 : 2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information – Code of practice. The library containing the symbols can be found in BS8541-2:2011


Demolition symbols

Steps, Ramps and Slopes

Steps ramps and slopes symbols

Doors and Windows

Doors and windows symbols


Masonry symbols


Timber symbols

Site Former Materials

Site former materials symbols

Manufactured Materials.

Manufactured materials symbols


landscape symbols


May 31, 2011[Last updated: December 14, 2014]

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