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DC /MD / VA
Naming Documents For DCRA Project Docs Submissions

 1. The first character must start with the Discipline Header followed by the Sheet Number and a Brief Detailed Description of the information depicted on the individual sheets, such as the drawing title depicted on the corresponding plan sheet. (See chart below)
 IMPORTANT!!! FAILURE TO PROPERLY LABEL YOUR FILES WILL RESULT IN REJECTION OF YOUR PROJECT DURING THE PRESCREENING PHASE (PRELIMINARY CONTENT REVIEW) OF THE SUBMITTAL PROCESS AND FURTHER DELAY OF THE REVIEW.
 
Drawing Type Discipline Header Sheet Number Example File Names General N/A 001 0001-Cover Sheet 0002-Code Analysis Architectural A 001-999 A001-First Floor Plan Structural S 001-999 S003-Third Floor Framing Plan Zoning Z 001-999 Electrical E 001-999 E007-Seventh Floor Electrical Riser Diagram Fire Protection F 001-999 Mechanical M 001-999 M013-Thirteenth Floor Electrical Riser Diagram Plumbing P 001-999 Green GB 001-999 GB001-Energy Verification Sheet DDOE DDOE 001-999 Civil CIV 001-999 Elevator ELV 001-999 Landscaping L 001-999 Interior Design IN 001-999 IN001- Cabinet Layout Demolition D 001-999 D001-Demolition Plans
 2. Discipline Header – First character must represent the discipline area. Example: A for Architectural, S for Structural, etc.. The table above details all required Discipline characters. Ensure that all plans are submitted under the correct discipline with the exception of general construction documents that normally are placed at the beginning of the plan set. For those documents use the discipline header of 001 for the Cover Sheet, followed by 002, 003, 004, etc and the page description for the remaining general construction documents. 
3. Sheet Number – Must be 3-4 digit numbers with leading zeroes. If subsets are needed, place A, B, C after the 3 rd digit. Ex: P001_A. Use the "-" to separate the letters. 21
 4. Do not use periods in the filename except to denote file type (PDF, DWG etc.)
 5. Use alphanumeric symbols only. Non-alphabetical and non-numerical characters.