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Posted: February 21, 2020

Civil Blueprint Reading

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association
Participants will learn how to read a set of civil construction blueprints, drawing specifications and general notes. Using various samples of civil blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work on construction projects.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Have an elementary knowledge of civil blueprint reading as it relates to construction projects
  • Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals
  • Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints
  • Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy
  • Be familiar with civil, architectural and structural drawings, and how they fit together
  • Understand symbols, notations, abbreviations, and schedules
  • Understand the information shown on the drawings relative to the location of storm, sanitary, water lines, manholes, catch basins, etc.
  • Know what plan views, sections, elevations and details are
  • Understand what profiles are and how to interpret the information shown on them
  • Understand civil drawings relative to basic road construction
  • Understand road profiles, cross-sections, and standard details
  • Understand and be able to use metric scale rules
  • Understand how to convert metric and imperial dimensions
  • Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimensions, area calculations, and the ability to do simple material takeoffs
Audience: Ideal for those who have little or no background in civil blueprint reading.
Register here: https://icba.simplesignup.ca/4704
Ally Bodnar

Date: April 15, 2020
Event Type: Course
Location: Langley, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
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