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    Poll: Dimension to face of stud or finish?

    What is your office standard for dimensioning walls:

    Dimension to one side of stud/wall
    -or -
    Dimension to face of gyp. board / finish?
    36
    Dimension walls to one side of stud/wall only
    80.56%
    29
    Dimension walls to face of gyp. board/finish
    19.44%
    7
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

    #2
    Always to one side of stud. I've even done both sides of stud. Never to the finished wall.
    I take that into account when placing the walls. That keeps the framers from doing the math. I don't trust their ........ummm............math skills. :laugh:
    Dan

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      #3
      Originally posted by cliff collins View Post
      What is your office standard for dimensioning walls:

      Dimension to one side of stud/wall
      -or -
      Dimension to face of gyp. board / finish?
      We have always done to face of stud, and along that we always dim to top of stud when going top to bottom on sheet and right of stund when going left to right...

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        #4
        Face of wall substrate, in every office ive been in since school. A few of the office varied in if they did BOTH sides, or one side only, and consistantly, etc. But always substrate face of the wall.
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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          #5
          Both sides of stud (or masonry unit) never to face of finish, here in OZ. Have seen dim. to finish once or twice on site and confused the hell out of everybody. Must have been American architect.
          Mark Balsom

          If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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            #6
            When we start the building process with the sheet rock crew, we'll dimension to finish face.


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              #7
              But aren't the stud walls already in by the time the sheetrock crew starts? They really don't have a choice where the rock goes. :laugh:
              Dan

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                #8
                Face of stud. The only exceptions are when code requires documentation of clearance, but even then it's only shown in a detail and the framing dimensions are still given. We have a guy in our office that still insists we measure to the center of the wall. I'm pretty sure he's never been to a construction site or been involved in any construction in his life...
                .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                  But aren't the stud walls already in by the time the sheetrock crew starts? They really don't have a choice where the rock goes. :laugh:
                  I think that was the joke :P
                  .Carl - Architect, BIM Manager, Father, Husband, Coach, Player, Disc Tosser, Driver... not necessarily in that order.

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                    #10
                    Framers want to snap a chalkline on the floor and quickly align one side of stud and shoot it with a fastener.
                    This takes out the possible errors of having them "do the math" in their heads to allow for the finish.
                    This also greatly improves speed and performance, which equals time and money saved for the project.

                    This is why we prefer the dimension to one side of stud/substrate method vs dim. to finish.

                    When dimensioning casework/cabinetry, critical clear widths for life-safety issues like required clear-dimensions in an egress path, we may also include additional dimensions with suffixes noting required clear width, etc.
                    Last edited by cliff collins; May 4, 2011, 04:04 PM.
                    Cliff B. Collins
                    Registered Architect
                    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
                    Autodesk Expert Elite

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