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    By: Sam Kubba

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    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

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