Author(s) : Sam Kubba
Publisher : McGraw
Date       : 2008
Pages     : 384
Format   : PDF
ISBN-10 : 0071549862
ISBN-13 : 978-0071549868

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

About the Author
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