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EDD 100 - Blueprint Reading

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a survey of engineering practices, problems, specifications and drawings. Emphasis is placed on the reading of blueprints. Other topics include quantity take-offs of areas and volumes of excavation, volume of reinforced concrete, surface area of concrete form work, mechanical and electrical problems, types of structures, structural shapes and connection.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Interpret architectural plans for residential and commercial buildings.
  2. Develop and utilize residential and commercial construction practices.
  3. Use freehand drawings and pictorial representations to communicate.
  4. Use reference sources to analyze blueprint drawings.
  5. Prepare take-offs and estimating volumes of concrete excavations.
Listed Topics
  1. Freehand sketching
  2. Introduction to architectural plans
  3. Projections
  4. Dimensions
  5. Light framing
  6. Floor plans
  7. Plot plans
  8. Roof framing plans
  9. Details and schedules
  10. Piping and plumbing
  11. Heating and air conditioning
  12. Materials used in construction
  13. Fire protection
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/01/2012

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