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    Hey everyone,
    I did a 'search' and couldn't find a related thread.

    I need some suggestions on how to number a bunch of drawings for a multiple building project. Normally for one building we would start out with A-1 for architectural and S-1 for structural sheets (etc.). We are going to have at least four buildings in one project each with it's own full set of drawings.

    One person suggested using "hundred series" per building, like one building would start out A-100, S-100 another building would start out A-200, S-200 etc. Not a bad idea but how would you handle Plans, Elevations, Sections and details?

    I'm open to all advice and opinions.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Multi-Building Project Sheet numbering

    One thing I have done in the past is to number the sheets similar to the building names.
    For example, you could name the buildings A, B, C, and D.
    Then numbering could be A-1A, A-1B, S-1A, S-1B

    Yet another I have done is 1A-1, 2A-1, 1S-1, 2S-1, etc. where the building number is in the front (this may be easier to keep track of them too.

    I'm sure there are other suggestions out there too.

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    Default Re: Multi-Building Project Sheet numbering

    The way we tend to do Campus Master Plans is to get the new building numbers from the client. Like say ME246, ME 257, PE356...... and use those as a prefix to our standard sheet name system. I tend to find it's easier to sort by building first rather than sheet type.

    Then we get to the dicipline and sheet set type. so.....
    You'd end up with sheet names like ME246-A-201 (first floor plan area A).....
    With the structural and mechanical following the same exact numbers, but with the different dicipline designator. After plans it's kind of up to you. Me being of the structural type I tend to follow with details, using a CSI type format. S-300's would be concrete details, elevations, and sections. S-400's masonry, S-500's steel, s-600's wood. But that's just me.
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    Thanks guys, I'll stew over it and talk with my counterparts.
    I appreciate the advice.

    Ted

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    Default Re: Multi-Building Project Sheet numbering

    I typically number my plans in series
    A-100s are plans (A-101 First Floor Plan, A-102 Second Floor Plan...)
    A-200s are elevations
    A-300s are sections ...

    So when I recently had to do a multiple building project we added "A" and "B" designators to the drawings. For example:

    Building A was the Assisted Living Facility
    AA-100s are plans (AA-101 First Floor Plan, AA-102 Second Floor Plan...)
    AA-200s are elevations
    AA-300s are sections ...

    Building B was the Independent Living Facility
    AB-100s are plans (AB-101 First Floor Plan, AB-102 Second Floor Plan...)
    AB-200s are elevations
    AB-300s are sections ...

    I hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Multi-Building Project Sheet numbering

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenJ
    I typically number my plans in series
    A-100s are plans (A-101 First Floor Plan, A-102 Second Floor Plan...)
    A-200s are elevations
    A-300s are sections ...

    So when I recently had to do a multiple building project we added "A" and "B" designators to the drawings. For example:

    Building A was the Assisted Living Facility
    AA-100s are plans (AA-101 First Floor Plan, AA-102 Second Floor Plan...)
    AA-200s are elevations
    AA-300s are sections ...

    Building B was the Independent Living Facility
    AB-100s are plans (AB-101 First Floor Plan, AB-102 Second Floor Plan...)
    AB-200s are elevations
    AB-300s are sections ...

    I hope this helps.
    This too is another good idea!
    Using the AIA / National Cadd standard naming format (only modifed per building).

    Thanks again.

    Ted

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    Thumbs up Re: Multi-Building Project Sheet numbering

    Quote Originally Posted by tedg
    This too is another good idea!
    Using the AIA / National Cadd standard naming format (only modifed per building).

    Thanks again.

    Ted
    This is just an update for those reading this tread at a later time looking for information.
    The 'powers that be' wanted to separate these sheets by discipline.

    We assigned a letter to each of the five buildings that made sense to the project and used the AIA / National Cad Standards with a "level 2 designator" and it's working great so far.

    Our building designators are similar to:

    E = DORM EAST
    N = DORM NORTH
    W= DORM WEST
    C= CIRCULATION (links and stairwells)

    Our architectural sheet names are similar to:

    AN-101 (first floor plan for the Dorm North building)
    AN-201 (first elevation sheet for the Dorm North building)
    AE-401 (first large scale plan sheet for Dorm East building)
    AW-501 (first detail sheet for Dorm West)
    AC-303 (third section sheet for Links and Stairwell buildings)

    Structural and other disciplines are set up the same way

    Ted

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