Here's a brief explanation of the different components for construction drawings:
Plans: A plan is a horizontal section view of a building, as if you're looking straight down on it from above. It shows the layout of rooms, walls, doors, and windows along with landscape details, if applicable.
Elevations: Elevations are a vertical view of a building, seen as if you're standing directly in front of it. They show the height of the building, as well as elements like windows, doors, and the overall aesthetic design of the building's exterior.
Sections: Sections are vertical cuts through the building that show the relationships between different parts of the building. They provide a clear view of the building's structure, including floor thickness, ceiling height, and the relationships between different levels of the building.
Details: Details are drawings of specific parts of the building at a larger scale, to show how those parts are constructed. They provide clear instructions to the builders about how to construct complex parts of the building, such as unique architectural features, junctions or connections.
We provide each type of drawing to serve a specific purpose in conveying important information about the design and construction of a building, and all are typically used together in a complete set of construction drawings.