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Blueprint Reading for the Building Trades

ISBN-10: 0934041059
ISBN-13: 9780934041058
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: John E. Traister
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Description: Every construction "pro" has to know how to read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. This manual explains how. You'll find it an excellent tool, whether you're a student, apprentice, craftsman, technician, or engineer.  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.75
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
Publication date: 9/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Every construction "pro" has to know how to read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. This manual explains how. You'll find it an excellent tool, whether you're a student, apprentice, craftsman, technician, or engineer. The author guides you, step by step, in the simplest terms, through all the practical details of construction documents, using real-life examples. Every chapter ends with a question and answer section you can use to check your knowledge. When you've finished this book, you'll be able to understand and follow any construction document. Book jacket.

Preface
Building Construction Documents
The Construction of a Building
Construction Specifications
Types of Construction Drawings
Need of Construction Documents
Practical Application of Working Drawings
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Layout of Construction Documents
Analyzing a Set of Working Drawings
Structural Drawings
Mechanical Drawings
Electrical Drawings
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Drawing Symbols
Symbols for Materials
Electrical Symbols
Plumbing Symbols
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Symbols
Summary
Questions
Orthographic Projections
Orthographic Projection
Using the Architect's Scale
Architectural Dimensioning
The Metric System
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Sectional Views and Construction Details
Sectional Views
Hidden Lines
Conventional Breaks
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Diagrams
Plumbing Diagrams
HVAC Drawings
Schematic Diagrams
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Schedules and Their Use
Material Schedules
Lighting Fixture Schedules
Panelboard Schedules
HVAC Schedules
Grille Schedule
Hot-Water-Boiler Schedule
Diffuser Schedule
Exhaust Fan Schedule
Radiation Schedule
Cabinet Unit Heater Schedule
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Site Plans
Using the Engineer's Scale
Other Scales
Protractors
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Construction Specifications
Sections of the Specifications
Interpreting Construction Specifications
Common Conflicts
Sample Specification
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Reproduction of Drawings
Blueprinting
Whiteprinting
Photocopying
Microfilming
Repair of Damaged Drawings
Other Miscellaneous Means of Copying Drawings
Summary
Questions
Answers to Questions
Glossary
Index

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