Blueprint Reading : Construction Drawings for the Building Trades

Sam Kubba
McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.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 dimensionsLayouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electricalSpecifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and othersHow to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projectsYou'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