BLPR 22 - Blueprint Reading
A basic course designed primarily for students in the construction trades. Topics include principles of graphic representation, basic building construction, interpretation of working drawings, and building specifications.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of BLPR 22, the student will be able to:
- Explain the standard arrangement of Drawings and Specifications in a set of blueprints.
- Explain the sheet numbering system and information contained in title blocks.
- Use architectural scales to obtain approximate sizes of items from blueprints.
- Explain the principles of orthographic drawing and read drawings presented orthographically.
- Explain the differences between plans, sections, and elevations.
- Identify common materials by reading symbols in construction drawings.
- Make a freehand sketch of a simple mechanical object that is clear enough for another tradesperson to understand without excessive notes or other explanation.
- Add and subtract dimensions and express results in feet and inches.
- Calculate to find the missing dimensions.
- Draw simple objects to a given scale.
- Identify common Civil Plan symbols.
- Identify common Floor Plan symbols.
- Use the system of schedules in drawings, to reference particular objects.
- Explain the common uses and limitations of typical construction materials.
- Name at least three types of building foundations.
- Give the names of wood frame building components.
- Identify several pipe materials, fittings, and appropriate joining methods.
- Distinguish between waste pipes and soil pipes.
- Explain importance of plumbing traps and vents.
- Identify the common electrical wiring symbols.
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