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Difference between layout plan and building plan

(Querist) 27 May 2020 This query is : Resolved 
Respected experts,

What is the practical difference between layout plan and building plan when referring to a construction project?

K Rajasekharan (Expert) 27 May 2020

Building plan is a graphical representation of  how a building will look like after construction and it includes room layout also. It shows how much a project will cost in terms of money as well.

On the other hand layout plan is a plot plan  which shows the landscape architecture, plan of roads and other constructions, at the building project site at a defined scale. It is known as site plan as well.

The functions of both are different and both are required to get permission for plot development and building  construction from the local authority.
Raj Kumar Makkad (Expert) 27 May 2020
I do agree with the wise definition of the two words asked by the author and replied by expert Rajashekhran.
Rajendra K Goyal (Expert) 27 May 2020
Relates to engineering and not to law.

If law is involved in the problem, please state clear material facts of the problem.
Hemant Agarwal (Expert) 27 May 2020
A Building Plan is not a Layout Plan, but will be within a Layout Plan.
A Layout Plan is not a Building Plan, but could have several Building plans within a layout plan.

Keep Smiling .... Hemant Agarwal
K Rajasekharan (Expert) 27 May 2020
The two terms used in engineering becomes legal terms when they are used in statutes like Kerala building rules with specific purposes like ensuring public health by distancing wells, pathways for movement of vehicles in disastrous situations like fire, pre-fixing boundaries to avoid future clashes, avoiding encroachment on public land annexed to roads etc.

Such rules are framed under state municipal laws and they follow the pattern of National Building Code - an all comprehensive regulatory document in India.

Therefore the query is a perfect legal query.
Raj Kumar Makkad (Expert) 27 May 2020
As nouns the difference between layout and plan is that layout is a structured arrangement of items within certain s while plan is a drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc, with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.
Dr J C Vashista (Expert) 28 May 2020
Deciding on the best physical arrangement of all resources that consume space within a facility is terms at Layout of building.
Building plans are set of drawings which include site plan, floor plan, cross section, elevation, sewarage, electrifical, plumbing, landscaping etc. drawings required for construction of site.
Raj Kumar Makkad (Expert) 28 May 2020
Thanks Dr. Vashishtha ji for adding more value to the query.
Dr J C Vashista (Expert) 29 May 2020
You are most welcome dear Raj Kumar Makkad ji.

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