Blueprint Reading: Construction Drawings for the Building Trade by Sam Kubba

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

|Blueprint Readingis 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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