Blueprint Reading

Blueprint Reading

Construction Drawings for the Building Trades

Book - 2009
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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
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : McGraw-Hill, c2009.
ISBN: 9780071549868
0071549862
Characteristics: xx, 359 p. :,ill.

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