Print Reading for Commercial Construction
Since construction drawings represent such a large portion of the construction documents necessary to build any structure, it is essential that all people involved in the building process- including office/field personnel, planners, suppliers, etc.- know how to interpret them. The ability to visualize the end product comes from the ability to comprehend the designer's language. This is accomplished through the memorization of the technical vocabulary including common lines and symbols. Once a student is familiar with the designer's goals and language, he/she will be able to increase their ability to visualize the end product through practice. This class emphasizes the development of print reading skills in order to understand common and new construction techniques in building commercial projects.
Two-hour seminar will cover the basics of reading commercial construction drawings.
• Orthographic projection
• Types of prints - civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical
• Plan views and elevations
• Sections and details
• Material schedules
• Measuring tools and scales
• Common lines and symbols
Cost: $50 members | $100 nonmembers
Date: Friday, July 23
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Location: 3632 West Truman Boulevard Jefferson City, MO 65109
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About the instructor:
Caleb McCandless is The Builders' Association's workforce and professional development director. Caleb holds a master's degree in industrial management from the University of Central Missouri (UCM), where he was a professor for the construction management department. He is currently in the second year of Saint Louis University's educational leadership doctorate program, through which he hopes to better assist The Builders' Association members with professional development and learn more about Missouri's school system for workforce development.
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