Print Reading for Construction
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- Includes a set of 119 (17" x 22") foldout prints that provide learners with realistic on-the-job experiences.- Covers commercial and residential print reading.- Provides four comprehensive print reading projects at end of text.
Print Reading for Construction provides a practical way to learn and master the skill of print reading for construction. It is a combination text-workbook that teaches the interpretation and visualization of residential and commercial construction prints. The text starts with the basics and progresses to advanced topics. The content is ideal for career and technical students, apprentices, and building trades workers in addition to being suitable for self-study. The Large Prints folder included with the text contains 140 foldout prints (17" x 22") from residential and commercial construction, providing students realistic, on-the-job experience. New Green Building and Careers in Construction features address sustainable design practices and career information. Applied math and measurement content and assessments help students master foundational skills for success. Electronic versions of the prints in the Large Prints folder are available in PDF format in the instructor resources. Four advanced projects at the end of the text provide additional practice to further develop skills. The new edition features new sets of prints from residential and commercial projects and related print reading activities. A new set of residential prints for a basic project was added to this edition to address basic skills and practices. The text has been enhanced with a new, colorful design and includes many new illustrations to explain topics.
Print Reading for Construction is designed to assist students in reading and understanding residential and commercial prints. The 2013 edition of this text has been extensively revised and features five new print reading projects, including two new unit-based projects with end-of-unit activities and three new advanced projects at the end of the text. This practical text is suitable for vocational students, apprentices, and building trades workers who want to increase their knowledge of print reading and construction drawings. The combination text and workbook presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, starting with the basics of print reading and progressing to advanced topics. * Includes more than 125, 17" x 22" foldout prints, which provide learners with realistic on-the-job experiences. * Provides four comprehensive print reading projects at the end of the text. * Full color is used throughout the text to enhance student comprehension of the subject matter. The Instructor's Resource CD contains electronic versions of the foldout prints that accompany the Print Reading for Construction textbook. The electronic prints are provided in PDF format. These prints can be projected by the instructor during a lecture or used in place of the paper prints by the student when completing the print reading activities.
Print Reading for Construction is designed to assist students in reading and understanding residential and commercial prints. This practical text is suitable for vocational students, apprentices, and building trades workers who want to increase their knowledge of print reading and construction drawings. The combination text and workbook presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, starting with the basics of print reading and progressing to advanced topics.
PRINT READING FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY, 3E provides the knowledge and skills needed to accurately interpret blueprints for residential and light commercial construction. This easy-to-use text explores all facets of print reading, with examples and illustrations taken from actual architectural prints. Readers are provided with the information they need to create high-quality, standardized real world working drawings. In addition, this edition is fully updated with CADD-generated print reading examples, illustrations, and exercises that comply with the highest industry standards of computer-aided design and drafting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book teaches the basic skills needed to read, study, and understand construction plans. It also features a detailed analysis of a set of residential plans. (Adapted from back cover).
Accurately interpret graphic and written constructiondocuments Construction documents are the vital link between thearchitect's vision and the finished physical structure. Buildingprofessionals must accurately read and follow these documents inorder to build a given design in the most efficient waypossible. Print and Specifications Reading for Constructionexplains exactly how to interpret construction documents, offeringstudents and professionals a complete package for learning andunderstanding. The text clearly lays out different graphic andwritten document types, how they developed, what information theycontain, and their current use in residential and commercialconstruction today. Next, it looks in depth at the documents,revealing how each type works in action through example projects.Alongside the text, online access to three complete sets of samplesheets gives you experience working with prints andspecifications. Inside you will discover: How to solve real construction problems in large-scaleresidential and commercial projects Coverage of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical,plumbing, and civil drawings and specifications Relevant terminology for, and practical applications of,sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Practice questions and exercises throughout An all-in-one reference that combines clearly written text,complete document sample sets, and up-to-date digital resources,Print and Specifications Reading for Construction is anessential companion for anyone learning or practicing constructionor contracting.
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
Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction 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 textbook. Specifications describing the building components and construction procedures are also included for two of the projects, the Brick-Veneer Residence and the Wendy'sr Restaurant. This edition of the highly acclaimed text/workbook includes content covering sustainable construction, project delivery systems, construction professionals, building information modeling (BIM), zoning and permitting, fireproofing, green building technology, and LEEDr certification. Expanded coverage of construction materials, CSI MasterFormatT, and building codes complement the prints. A quantity takeoff chapter provides an introduction to the principles and techniques of printreading for quantity takeoff and can be used as a basis for a construction estimate.
Accompanied by one box of Plans (58 folded sheets); these prints are also available on the CD-ROM.
Printreading for Residential Construction, 5th Edition, presents printreading fundamentals and provides printreading activities related to residential construction. Topics presented include sketching, computer-aided design (CAD), trade math symbols and abbreviations, plot plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details. Expanded coverage is provided in the areas of construction professionals, print production, construction materials, residential fire protection, and sustainable energy systems. Two sets of plans?the Wayne Residence and the Stewart Residence?are included in a vinyl sleeve at the back of the book. Plans for the Wayne Residence are covered throughout the book. Plans for the Stewart Residence are used in chapter 12 for the final exam. The companion CD includes interactive versions of the plans for the Wayne and Stewart residences, as well as the floor plan for the Campbell residence. The CD also includes Quick Quizzes® for each chapter, an Illustrated Glossary, Flash Cards, Media Clips, a 3D model of the Stewart residence, Master Math® Problems, Symbol/Abbreviation Tests, Printreading Tests, and access to Internet resources through ATPeResources.com.
A Hiker's Guide to Art of the Canadian Rockies is an invitation to look at art in a new way. Hiker and art historian Lisa Christensen takes the art off the gallery wall and presents it in the context of the magnificent locations that inspired its creation. With trail descriptions and history, interwoven with journal accounts of the artists' adventures, you can discover, or re-discover, the Canadian Rockies through their eyes. From Mount Robson to Mount Assiniboine, follow the footsteps of artists such as Walter J. Phillips, Carl Runggius, Illingworth Kerr, Lawren Harris, and Catharine Robb Whyte, who hiked, were inspired by, and painted the magnificent peaks, hidden gem-coloured lakes, and tranquil alpine meadows of some of the world's most magnificent scenery. Short-listed for the Grant MacEwan Literary Award
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.