The current versions of the State's General Engineering and General Building exams each contain questions based on complicated plans consisting of 10 to 20 pages of large prints.
Print Reading For Construction is designed to assist students in reading and understanding both residential and commercial prints. The textbook 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. This course covers topics such as:
- Print Reading Basics - Lines and Symbols, Reading Scales and Dimentioning Drawings
- Materials and Specifications
- Reading Prints - Plot Plans, Foundation Prints, Residential and commercial Framing Prints, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, and Welding Prints
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 blueprints should study this course.