Reading Construction Blueprints
An introduction to reading and analyzing construction blueprints including a review of the necessary mathematics, symbols, and drawn line interpretations.
What you can learn.
- Learn to analyze all types of construction drawings
- Identify construction drawing defects
- Write a request for information (RFI)
- How to answer layout questions
- Coordinate issues between different trades
- Quantify different material from the blue print
About this course:This is an introductory course in reading and analyzing building design and construction documents. This is an architecture and construction technology document reading course, in which students acquire the theory and practice to read complete sets of drawings used in building design and building construction. Students explore all elements of architecture and construction technology document reading, from sheet characteristics and drawing symbols to reading specialty prints and construction specifications. Students develop skills in reading, visual perception, technical communication, and problem solving. Students are given a full set of construction project documents to work through typical problems commonly encountered by professionals. This course utilizes the pdf viewing and editing software, Bluebeam Revu, to navigate the construction documents. The tools used in this course require a PC/Laptop with a Windows Operating System, and MAY NOT BE compatible with other operating systems.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Reading Construction Blueprints.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.