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
For over 50 years, Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching has been an international best-seller, with close to $500,000 in sales and THE definitive resource for blueprint reading. The newly revised 9th edition of Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching continues the traditions in helping to readers achieve competence in reading and sketching technical drawings. This classic interactive book/workbook will help users develop skills in reading and interpreting industrial drawings and preparing basic to advanced technical sketches. This book will provide them with basic principles, concepts, ANSI and SI Metric drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD drawing. Each unit features a basic principle and at least one blueprint and assignment that encourages students to practice newly learned skills. This edition contains coverage of the latest ANSI, ISO, AWS and ASME standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Based on the author's extensive practical experience in construction as a crew member in the field as well as a contractor and professional estimator, this book covers the whole spectrum of construction blueprint reading—from what a blueprint is to how to make use of a set of plans. Features an abundance of schematics and blueprints, a complete construction plans for a residence, a mathematics review, and appendices on Construction Abbreviations, Reference Tables, and Bid Documents.Blueprint Reading Fundamentals. The Survey. Off-Sites and Site Improvements. Foundations and Below-Grade Construction (On-Site). The Structure (On-Site). Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical. The Legal Documents. Commercial Plans and the Project Manual. Off-Sites and Site Improvements. On-Sites—The Office. Sites—Manufacturing/Warehouse.For anyone working in the construction trades.
Learn to read and interpret blueprints through the eyes of an electrician. Now in its 3rd edition, Blueprint Reading for Electricians presents students and apprentices alike with the blueprint reading terminology and applications unique to the electrical industry. This specialized resource begins by covering fundamental tools and basic sketching, then progressing to include coverage of views, plans, schedules and specifications. With additional chapters devoted to the types of prints found in a set of construction drawings and clear explanations of their relationships to various electrical installations, the book offers content that is both comprehensive and applicable. It has been updated to reflect the very latest technology and industry trends and is ideal both as a training manual and reference guide; its content, hands-on exercises, and real-world applications will help readers of all levels to master their print reading skills. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile ProTM. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This hands-on guide to reading and interpreting blueprints has been updated to provide all new information on computer-aided design and computer numerical control. Readers will develop the skills needed to interpret all types of working sketches and prints, from the simplest to the most complex, through step-by-step instructions. Both AWS and ISO welding symbols are included, along with one or more prints at the end of each unit. Advanced coverage includes auxiliary views, detail views, projections, sections, and detail and assembly drawings. Other topics covered include pipe welding symbols, metric and dual dimensioning, bills of materials, ISO for welding, and first and third angle orthographic projection. Folded tear-out drawings at the back of the book are included as reproductions of various assignment drawings in a larger size for ease of use.
With 40 fast-paced units of instruction, Blueprint Reading for Machine Trades, 2E is our most complete guide to learning how to interpret industrial prints. Meeting the needs of a two-semester course sequence, coverage spans from an introduction to the alphabet of lines and orthographic projection to application of dimensions and tolerances and more! Modern industry specifications, including current ANSI standards, are also discussed as readers move from basic concepts to completion of increasingly difficult print interpretation assignments.