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Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trades

Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trades


This book covers topics such as:
  • Blueprint standards
  • Computer-aided design
  • Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions
  • Symbols: materials, electrical, plumbing
Included in the book are 166 practice questions and answers. Recommended for General Engineering (A) and General Building (B) Exams.
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Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings

Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes.

Covering all the latest technological advances, noted architect Sam Kubba offers detailed information on:

  • Blueprint standards-ANSI, ISO, AWS, and ASME
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD)
  • Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions
  • Layouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical
  • Specifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat
  • Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others
  • How to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projects

You’ll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more.

Inside This Skills-Building Guide to Construction Drawing Basics

Blueprint Standards •Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language • Understanding Lines •Types of Views •Understanding Dimensions •Layout of Construction Drawings • Understanding Industrial Blueprints •The Meaning of Symbols •Understanding Schedules •Specifications •ISO Issues, Codes, and Building Regulations •Construction Business Environment