Blueprint Reading in Building Construction

Blueprint Reading in Building Construction

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For classes in Blueprint Reading and Architectural Drafting and Design. Based on the author's extensive practical experience in construction as a crew member in the field as well as a contractor and professional estimator, this text covers the whole spectrum of construction blueprint reading-from what a blueprint is to how to make use of a set of plans. It teaches the proper meaning of the construction symbols, abbreviations, and keynotes common to construction for all trades; the difference in the plan groups and how they are applied to a project; how to associate plans, sections, and details on blueprints to get a better understanding of the object(s) noted; and how to determine the coordination of the plans and how to reference the plans to each other.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 218.44 x 276.86 x 20.32mm | 907.18g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0131108115
  • 9780131108110

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINT READING. 1. Blueprint Reading Fundamentals. 2. The Survey. II. RESIDENTIAL BLUEPRINT READING. 3. Off-Sites and Site Improvements. 4. Foundations and Below-Grade Construction (On-Site). 5. The Structure (On-Site). 6. The Structure (Continued). 7. Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical. 8. The Lee Residence and Specifications. III. COMMERCIAL BLUEPRINT READING. 9. Commerical Construction Documents. 10. Commercial Construction. 11. Off-Site and Site Improvements. 12. On-Site-The Office. 13. On-Site-Manufacturing/Warehouse. APPENDICES. I. Fundamental Everyday Mathematics. II. Construction Abbreviations. III. Reference Tables. IV. Bid Documents. Glossary. Index.
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