Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trade / Edition 1

Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trade / Edition 1

by Sam Kubba
     
 

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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071549868
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
224,340
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Blueprint Standards

Chapter 2: Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language

Chapter 3: Understanding Line Types

Chapter 4: Understanding Dimensions

Chapter 5: Types of Views

Chapter 6: Layout of Construction Drawings

Chapter 7: Understanding Industrial Blueprints

Chapter 8: The Meaning of Symbols

Chapter 9: Understanding Schedules

Chapter 10: Interpreting Specifications

Chapter 11: Building Codes and Barrier-Free Design

Chapter 12: Construction Business Environment

Appendix 1: Acronyms/Abbreviations

Appendix 2: Glossary

Appendix 3: Common Conversion Factors

Appendix 4: Test Questions and Answers

Index

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