Blueprint Reading - eBook


Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction DrawingsBlueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds.

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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 ASMEComputer-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 UniFormatSymbols-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