Reading Construction Blueprints

C&EE X 412.9

An introduction to reading and analyzing construction blueprints including a review of the necessary mathematics, symbols, and drawn line interpretations.

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Winter
Summer

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 architecture and construction technology documents, 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.
Prerequisites
C&EE X 407.2 Construction Technology, background in the industry, or consent of instructor.

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