Blueprint Reading for the Building Trades

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Every construction "pro" has to know how to read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. This manual explains how. You'll find it an excellent tool, whether you're a student, apprentice, craftsman, technician, or engineer. The author guides you, step by step, in the simplest terms, through all the practical details of construction documents, using real-life examples. Every chapter ends with a question and answer section you can use to check your knowledge. When you've finished this book,...
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Overview

Every construction "pro" has to know how to read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. This manual explains how. You'll find it an excellent tool, whether you're a student, apprentice, craftsman, technician, or engineer. The author guides you, step by step, in the simplest terms, through all the practical details of construction documents, using real-life examples. Every chapter ends with a question and answer section you can use to check your knowledge. When you've finished this book, you'll be able to understand and follow any construction document.

How to read and understand construction documents, blueprints and schedules.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780934041058
  • Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Pages: 181
  • Sales rank: 577,739
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.39 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Building Construction Documents 1
The Construction of a Building 1
Construction Specifications 9
Types of Construction Drawings 9
Need of Construction Documents 15
Practical Application of Working Drawings 17
Summary 21
Questions 22
Answers to Questions 22
2 Layout of Construction Documents 23
Analyzing a Set of Working Drawings 23
Structural Drawings 28
Mechanical Drawings 31
Electrical Drawings 31
Summary 37
Questions 37
Answers to Questions 38
3 Drawing Symbols 39
Symbols for Materials 39
Electrical Symbols 48
Plumbing Symbols 48
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Symbols 48
Summary 53
Questions 53
4 Orthographic Projections 55
Orthographic Projection 55
Using the Architect's Scale 57
Architectural Dimensioning 63
The Metric System 68
Summary 70
Questions 71
Answers to Questions 71
5 Sectional Views and Construction Details 73
Sectional Views 73
Hidden Lines 79
Conventional Breaks 80
Summary 80
Questions 80
Answers to Questions 80
6 Diagrams 83
Plumbing Diagrams 91
HVAC Drawings 96
Schematic Diagrams 97
Summary 101
Questions 101
Answers to Questions 101
7 Schedules and Their Use 103
Material Schedules 105
Lighting Fixture Schedules 105
Panelboard Schedules 105
HVAC Schedules 105
Grille Schedule 109
Hot-Water-Boiler Schedule 109
Diffuser Schedule 109
Exhaust Fan Schedule 109
Radiation Schedule 112
Cabinet Unit Heater Schedule 114
Summary 115
Questions 115
Answers to Questions 116
8 Site Plans 117
Using the Engineer's Scale 119
Other Scales 121
Protractors 125
Summary 126
Questions 126
Answers to Questions 127
9 Construction Specifications 129
Sections of the Specifications 129
Interpreting Construction Specifications 131
Common Conflicts 132
Sample Specification 132
Summary 153
Questions 153
Answers to Questions 154
10 Reproduction of Drawings 155
Blueprinting 155
Whiteprinting 155
Photocopying 156
Microfilming 156
Repair of Damaged Drawings 156
Other Miscellaneous Means of Copying Drawings 157
Summary 160
Questions 161
Answers to Questions 161
Glossary 163
Index 173
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