Adding Electrical Symbols to a Floor Plan



This lesson will demonstrate to Architectural 1 student what is required when developing a modern electrical plan for a single family residence. The student will be required to draw all the symbols on Handout #16 and also make a legend including a short description each symbol. This lesson will be given to students that have already completed the basic floor plan.

Students will be given Handouts 15 and 16 and a Electrical Plan Assignment sheet. From the given information the student will be able to determine the location of electrical outlets, switches and systems. The design of the ceiling fixtures in relationship to the switches is part of the lesson plan. Location of required smoke detectors and the electrical panel is included.

Lesson Time

One Class Period - Lesson
1 Class Period
Student Design Time
5 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
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