Educating Construction Professionals
Construction field personnel and office employees can increase their efficiency and reduce avoidable errors by being able to thoroughly understand construction blueprints and drawings. Students taking this course will learn to completely read and understand residential and light commercial blueprints. This home study course covers architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical drawings used in construction projects. Students will learn where to look, how to visualize what a drawing is showing, where to find other views—such as sections and details—and ways to speed up comprehension.
The course includes the text Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction by Thomas E. Proctor and Leonard P. Toenjes. This heavily illustrated workbook covers all aspects of blueprint reading. Sample blueprints and specifications for five different projects are included with the course, including a single-family residence, a multifamily dwelling, a commercial office building, and a Wendy’s restaurant. The course also includes two instructional DVDs and the answers to all quizzes and tests.
The Residential-Light Commercial Blueprint Reading training program on DVD provides essential skills and knowledge that virtually every employee in a construction company or organization should possess. This program is also beneficial for beginning to intermediate office staff members that are involved with sales and customer service.
Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction. This highly acclaimed text/workbook presents information applicable to the carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and general building trades, and provides authentic printreading experiences using contemporary prints. Single and multifamily dwellings, plus mixed-use and light commercial project plans are covered in the book. Specifications describing the building components and construction procedures are also included for two of the projects, the Brick-Veneer Residence and the Wendy's Restaurant.