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10-Week ONLINE Course: Construction Blueprint Reading

January 11, 2021 8:00 AM - March 21, 2021 5:00 PM (EST)

Description

This is a 10-week course that runs from January 11, 2021 – March 21, 2021 and covers a foundation skill in construction. All construction professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. Blueprint reading is not terribly difficult but it does require practice and some basic knowledge of blueprints.

This class is 100% online. It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed by the following Sunday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance and can be found in the Critical Course Information under General Course Information. 


This online blueprint reading course is designed to provide you with that foundation knowledge and enough practice at reading blueprints to get you started.  Mastery of blueprint reading will come with practice and with using blueprints on the job on a regular basis. Modules covered in class include:

Module

Week

The Design Process and Blueprints

1

Scales, Lines and Symbols

2

Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details

3

Civil Drawings

4

Foundations

5

The Superstructure

6

Exterior Closure and Finishes

7

Interior Finishes

8

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

9

The Problems with Blueprints and Projects

10


Learning Objectives:

By the end of Construction Blueprint Reading Online you should:

  • Have an elementary knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects.
  • Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals.
  • Be able to find trade information using blueprints
  • Be able to answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials at the jobsite.
  • Be able to identify elementary problems or short comings of the blueprints you are using.

Participants will be provided with a text book that they may keep. Text books will be mailed out prior to class starting. Once you complete your registration, please email mginsberg@gbca.com to confirm your shipping address. 

Time

This is a 10-week course that runs from January 11, 2021 – March 21, 2021 and covers a foundation skill in construction.

Location

ONLINE

United States

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Students will need the following materials:

  • A calculator
  • An architectural scale
  • A couple of colored pencils
  • A spreadsheet program (Excel, Numbers).  An acceptable free spreadsheet program can be downloaded from OpenOffice.org,

Participants will be provided with a text book, which includes 140 Large Prints, that they may keep. Text books will be mailed out prior to class starting. Once you complete your registration, please email mginsberg@gbca.com to confirm your shipping address. 

Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week on course work.

It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind.   Course modules will be made available to students on Saturday of each week.  Class work must be completed by the following Saturday.  Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.   Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.

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