How to: Forerunner to how to Number openings + using Interactive Schedule

First some background.

Every company should have their own prescribed “manual” for staff to follow when dealing with Door/ Window Scheduling, otherwise there could be chaos or heated arguments over the “correct” way to do this. Herewith are some points to incorporate:

Before I continue for ease of explanation I refer to Door Schedule only instead of keep repeating Door & Frame Schedule / Window Schedule.

Opening Information in Construction Documents

  • The main entry drawing into a set of construction documents is the floor plan. You show what you can there, and what you can’t, you reference to another drawing, the Door Schedule

Door Information on Floor Plan

  • On the Floor Plan, show door:
  1. Location,
  2. Swing
  3. Opening Number
  • The opening number will guide the reader into the appropriate information row in the Door & Frame Schedule.
Door & Frame Schedule
  • Door Information that cannot be easily shown on the Floor Plan is shown in the Door & Frame Schedule.
  • A Door & Frame Schedule is really an Openings Schedule because it schedules not just doors, but frames, glazing, and finish hardware. In other words, everything in the opening.
  • The Schedule also provides sizes, types (configurations), materials, fire resistance ratings and other information.
Opening Number
  • There are two options for assigning opening numbers, based on the Door Schedule to be used: 
  1. Standard Door Schedule, where every opening will have an individual, unique number.
  2. Optional Door Schedule, where identical openings are assigned the same number to reduce the size of the Door & Frame Schedule.
  • Each opening number will be assigned to a horizontal row of information in the Door & Frame Schedule.
Standard Door & Frame Schedule
  • Openings are numbered based on the number of the room that they serve. Every opening in the project has a unique number assigned to it.
  • Where more than one opening serves the same room, a suffix letter is added to the room number (-A, -B, -C, etc.).
  • Only one number is assigned per opening, regardless of how many doors are contained in the opening.
  • Doors that are typically provided as part of a window or storefront may be referenced elsewhere, but should still have an opening number for reference purposes.
  • In remodeling projects, existing openings with no work may be undesignated. Those with work (such as door or hardware replacement) must be assigned numbers.
Numbering Example
Each style of door should have a different ID suffix.
In this example:
D-01-A is door 1 of style A.
Another door of the same style would be D-02A.

Doors of a different style would be D-01B, D-02B, etc.

Doors of a third style would be D-01C, D-02C, etc.


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