Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trade
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 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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