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Blueprint Reading

Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings

Blueprint Reading

Price: $65.00

Product Code: 9780071549868

ISBN: 9780071549868


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Blueprint Reading is the ideal tool for providing a better, in-depth understanding of construction drawing, The easy to follow step-by-step guide is accompanied by hundreds of illustrations and study questions that together, help to provide a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process. Readers will gain valuable insight on everything from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes. 384 pp.

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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