Blueprint Reading

Blueprint Reading

Construction Drawings for the Building Trades

Book - 2009
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Kubba, author and award-winning architect, has written what can be considered both an introductory textbook and a reference manual of blueprint reading. Intended for the building trades and the construction industry, this clearly-written and amply-illustrated handbook introduces readers to the components of blueprint design and interpretation. Topics include blueprint standards, computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting, specifications, symbols, and schedules. The author also addresses layouts of all construction types, which include architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical. The book also includes a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a glossary, and a table of common conversion factors. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

McGraw Hill

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

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009
ISBN: 9780071549868
Branch Call Number: 692.1 K95b
Characteristics: xx, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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