Reading building floorplans is a fundamental skilled needed for professional security projects.
Floorplans can be large, detailed and intimidating to the inexperienced.
Understanding blueprints can be the difference between bidding the project accurately, losing a job or worse, or winning it by omitting critical costs. It can also result in avoiding or making painful errors during installation.
In this note, we introduce the way plans are structured, identify the key details impacting surveillance designs, and review where in floorplans the most important data is displayed.
Using Plans for Security Designs
In the sections below, we review the six keys for making best use of blueprints for security designs:
- Understanding the Plan Set
- Security Specific Sheets
- Estimating Distances
- Reading Common Symbols
- Reading Design Schedules
- Understanding Riser Diagrams
At the end of the training is a quiz to reinforce the lessons taught.