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Introduction to Blueprint Reading

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Participants will learn how to read a set construction blueprints and specifications. Using both residential and commercial samples of blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work in construction companies. This course is ideal for those who have little or no background in blueprint reading. At the end of the course participants will be able to:
Have an elementary knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects
Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals
Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints
Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy
Be able to find trade information using blueprints
Be able to answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials
Be able to identify elementary problems or short comings of the blueprints you are using
Be familiar with architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings, and how they fit together
Understand and be able to use architectural & engineering scales
Understand how to convert engineering dimensions to architectural
Know what a floor plan, section and elevation are
Understand symbols, notation, abbreviations and material schedules
Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimension, finishes, details, area calculations, and the ability to do simple material take offs
Be familiar with both commercial and residential blueprints
Topics to be covered:
Blueprint reading basics
Design process and the role of design professionals
Building Codes, bylaws and building permits
Find trade information using blueprints
Layout basics
Architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings, and how they fit together
Architectural & engineering scales
Floor plans, sections and elevations
Symbols, notation, abbreviations and material schedules
Dimension, finishes, details, area calculations, and material take offs
Understanding specifications
Commercial and residential blueprints

Details

Date:
September 27
Time:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Website:
https://icba.simplesignup.ca/en/2477

Venue

2666 Queensway
2666 Queensway
Prince George, BC V2L 1N2 Canada
Phone:
250-596-8118
Website:
www.icba.ca