Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trade

Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trade

by Sam Kubba

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071549875
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/31/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 13 MB
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Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Blueprint Standards Chapter 2: Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language Chapter 3: Understanding Line Types Chapter 4: Understanding Dimensions Chapter 5: Types of Views Chapter 6: Layout of Construction Drawings Chapter 7: Understanding Industrial Blueprints Chapter 8: The Meaning of Symbols Chapter 9: Understanding Schedules Chapter 10: Interpreting Specifications Chapter 11: Building Codes and Barrier-Free Design Chapter 12: Construction Business Environment Appendix 1: Acronyms/Abbreviations Appendix 2: Glossary Appendix 3: Common Conversion Factors Appendix 4: Test Questions and Answers Index

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