Typical Wall Details are a handy way to define multiple interior walls in great detail just once and then tag the walls on the plans with the appropriate wall construction tag. For the tag we use a simple short section line connected to a diamond in which the letter designation of the wall type is shown. This is especially handy when the plans are 1/8" scale or smaller because you might otherwise need enlarged plans just to show wall construction notes.
Often there are variations on a wall type, which you can see in the example. We use subscripts to distinguish the variations on the plans and indicate the differences in the detail's notes.
The Table Of Steel Stud Minimum Gages helps to limit even more variations on the wall types. The down side to relying on this table is that many contractors will ignore it.
Typical Wall Details can be overkill if there are just a few simple types.
Here is another take on Typical Walls from Life of an Architect.
This detail is suggested to specify the configuration, construction and materials required for interior wall construction.
This detail can eliminate the need for specifications covering these conditions in simple or small projects.
These details are referenced on the floor plans.
You may want a specification covering the quality and installation aspects of these materials.
These details should be placed on the Interior Details sheet, the A-502 or AE-502 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards.
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orig post date Mar 2013