Print Reading for Construction starts with the basics and progresses to advanced topics. It is a combination text-workbook that teaches the interpretation and visualization of residential and commercial construction prints. 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 in. x 22 in.) from residential and commercial construction, providing students realistic, on-the-job experience.
Four advanced projects at the end of the text provide additional practice to further develop skills.
Electronic versions of the foldout prints are available in PDF format on the Instructor's Resource CD.
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Table of Contents
1. Construction Drawing Organization 2. Construction Math and Application 3. Reading Measuring Tools 4. Lines and Symbols 5. Fundamental Drawing Practices 6. Specifications and Building Codes 7. Construction Materials - Types and Uses 8. Site Plans 9. Architectural Drawings 10. Foundation Prints 11. Structural Prints 12. Residential Framing Prints 13. Plumbing Prints 14. HVAC Prints 15. Electrical Prints 16. Welding Prints 17. Estimating Construction Costs
Walter C. Brown - During his career, Dr. Walter C. Brown was a leading authority in the fields of drafting and print reading. He served as a consultant to industry on design and drafting standards and procedures and held a variety of professional offices of state and national associations.
Daniel P. Dorfmueller - is a technical author and consultant based in Lebanon, OH. He provides training in print reading for construction and print reading for concrete courses. He previously worked for Baker Concrete Construction in the greater Cincinnati, OH area.