9780071549868

Blueprint Reading Construction Drawings for the Building Trade

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071549868

  • ISBN10:

    0071549862

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/21/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction DrawingsBlueprint Readingis 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 projectsYou'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

Author Biography

Sam A. A. Kubba is the principal partner of The Consultants' Collaborative, a firm noted for its work in architecture, interior design and project management.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Blueprint Standards
Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language
Understanding Line Types
Understanding Dimensions
Types of Views
Layout of Construction Drawings
Understanding Industrial Blueprints
The Meaning of Symbols
Understanding Schedules
Interpreting Specifications
Building Codes and Barrier-Free Design
Construction Business Environment
Acronyms/Abbreviations
Glossary
Common Conversion Factors
Test Questions and Answers
Index
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