A parapet wall is a low wall that sits on top of a roof, extending from the edge of the roof. This type of wall is used to protect the roof from weather and as an architectural feature.
Parapet walls can be made of various materials such as brick, stone, or concrete and can be either plain or decorative. They can also have a coping on top, which is a protective layer that sits on top of the wall to prevent water from penetrating.
In addition to its aesthetic and protection features, parapet walls can also serve as a structural component to support the roof and the building.
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Parapet wall detail drawing – 1
A parapet wall detail drawing is a technical drawing that shows the specific design and construction details of a parapet wall. It includes information such as the materials used, the dimensions of the wall and its components, the method of construction, and any special features or requirements.
The drawing also includes details of how the parapet wall interfaces with the roof, as well as any flashing or other water-proofing details. The drawings also show the location of tie-ins to the roof, wall and the roof drainage system.
These drawings are used by architects, engineers, and builders to ensure that the parapet wall is constructed correctly and to the correct specifications.
In addition to the information mentioned earlier, a parapet wall detail drawing may also include information such as:
- The type and size of the coping, including any decorative elements or finishes
- The type and size of the flashing and any sealant or adhesive used
- The type and size of any structural supports or reinforcements required for the wall
- The type and size of any drainage systems or scuppers for the roof
- Any special fireproofing or soundproofing requirements
- Any insulation or ventilation requirements
- Any paint or finish specifications
- Any structural load requirements and the load transfer details
It’s important to note that a parapet wall detail drawing is usually one of many drawings that make up the complete set of construction documents. The drawing should be created and reviewed by the architect and the structural engineer to ensure that all the details are accurate and that the wall is built to the correct specifications.
The drawings should be created in accordance with the building codes and regulations of the location where the building is going to be constructed.
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