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Print Reading for Construction, 6th Edition

Print Reading for Construction, 6th Edition
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By: Walter C. Brown and Daniel P. Dorfmueller

ISBN: 978-1-60525-802-7
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2013
Subject: Print Reading
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


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.

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

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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction Technology)
   sample Chapter 9 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction Technology)
   sample Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction Technology)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 5 (PPS, 24.7 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.

About Author(s)

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.


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Text 350 978-1-60525-802-7 $99.96$74.97
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Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 360 978-1-61960-156-7 $50.00$37.50
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* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 610 test questions 978-1-60525-807-2 $244.00$183.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 600 slides 978-1-60525-808-9 $240.00$180.00*
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