Educating Construction Professionals
Construction company field and office employees can increase efficiency and reduce avoidable errors through a thorough understanding of civil blueprints and engineering drawings. Students taking this course will learn to completely read and understand civil blueprints. This home study course covers engineering plans for earthwork, underground utilities, and roadwork and paving. 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. This course includes an instructional video on a USB flash drive and a set of sample blueprints, along with the text, Excavation & Grading Handbook—Revised, by Nick Capachi and John Capachi.
The Civil Blueprint Reading homestudy video training program provides essential skills and knowledge that virtually every employee in a construction company or organization should possess. This course is also beneficial for beginning to intermediate office staff members that are involved with sales and customer service.
Excavation & Grading Handbook, Revised. This is a trusted reference book designed to keep excavation contractors, operating engineers and those learning the trade current with state-of-the-art equipment usage and the most efficient excavating and grading techniques. It is filled with hundreds of tips, pictures and diagrams and tables every excavation contractor can use. This 512-page book teaches readers how to read topographical maps, set crows feet, install water drain and sewer pipes, lay or remove asphaltic concrete, use a laser level, cut drainage channels, and use GPS and sonar for absolute precision.