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Print Reading for Construction

Sunday, August 30, 2009 Filed Under Contractors License

The current versions of the State's General Engineering and General Building exams each contain exam questions based on complicated plans consisting of 10 to 20 pages of large prints. Most students already have experience reading prints and have no trouble answering the questions. Some students who have little or no experience reading prints may need additional instruction.

Print Reading for Construction, by Walter C. Brown and Daniel P. Dorfmueller is designed to assist students in reading and understanding both residential and commercial prints. The book and accompanying set of plans present a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, starting with the basics of print reading and progressing to advanced topics.

The book covers topics such as:

  • Print Reading Basics - Lines and Symbols, Reading Scales and Dimensioning Drawings
  • Materials and Specifications
  • Reading Prints - Plot Plans, Foundation Prints, Residential and Commercial Framing Prints, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and Welding Prints
  • Estimating

Included with the book are 116 large prints to use when answering practice questions in the book.

Print Reading for Construction is intended to supplement the course material. General Engineering and General building students who have little or no experience reading prints should study Print Reading for Construction.

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