- Home Design

Elevation Ground Floor

An elevation ground floor is the initial level of a building. Often situated near street or entrance level, it may also be known by other names; first floor in some regions.

Establishing an accurate elevation plan requires significant preparation and practice. EdrawMax offers an efficient yet straightforward tool that is sure to get the job done.

Floor Plan

An elevation plan provides a panoramic view of a building from any one of its sides, showing construction materials, design features, height, doors and dimensions. There are different kinds of elevation plans based on usage and purpose – the most widely utilized plans being front, side, rear and split elevations.

To create a floor plan of an elevation ground floor, first mark its unfinished floor height from your home foundation. Next, determine any ceiling joists or subflooring above this level.

Edraw Max can make the process of designing an elevation ground floor easier by offering powerful yet user-friendly software with customizable templates and symbols, smart tools for automatic formatting of shapes, lines and text, time saving features such as online sharing capability or automatic formatting of shapes, lines and text – these features all combine to help create professional-looking elevation ground floors quicker.


Elevations refers to the height above or below a reference datum of a building, traditionally represented on elevation drawings as orthographic projections of exterior faces of buildings; however, more buildings today are designed using computer aided design software with three dimensional capabilities which allows designers to incorporate computer aided design and building information modelling features.

An individual floor’s elevation may differ depending on its location and construction method; for instance, one residential building might have differing floor heights between floors 1- 2 since homes tend to be constructed near street level in Europe.

To keep your home in excellent condition, it’s crucial that you conduct regular elevation readings throughout its structure. Doing this will allow you to gauge if its foundation has shifted or settled, which professionals can measure using instruments like Ziplevel which provide highly precise vertical elevation readings of any building.

Reflected Ceiling Plan

An RCP (Roof and Ceiling Plan) is a ceiling plan which displays the arrangement of lighting fixtures, electrical installations and other installations in a ceiling space. Additionally, it displays the locations, sizes and types of air ducts; plus information such as drywall ceiling patterns, bulkhead locations or any other details useful when planning new construction or renovation projects.

Contrary to its counterparts, reflected ceiling plans (RCPs) do not need to be drawn scale. It is still important, however, to take into account room sizes and other aspects when designing an RCP and working with professionals is recommended for creating accurate yet easy-to-read RCPs.

Edraw Max is an intuitive design tool for creating reflected ceiling plans. The user-friendly dashboard makes Edraw Max an enjoyable and straightforward experience even for novice users who may have never used such software before. Furthermore, its scalable nature enables you to easily adjust dimensions and symbols according to real world shapes and scales.

Plumbing and Electrical Switches

Ideally, all electrical devices and wiring should be located above the required flood elevation or designed to withstand floodwaters. When installing systems or equipment that cannot be raised above this elevation, high compression strength insulators must be fitted at every hanger point, while the location itself must provide protection from flood waters such as walls or floor framing.

Controls or switches used for controlling lighting, receptacle outlets, appliances, alarms, heating cooling or ventilation equipment and power distribution devices must be within the reach ranges of an occupant unless there are physical obstructions preventing access. In such instances a transfer switch or service disconnect may be used to move primary power sources to higher elevations.

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