Plan Reading Resources

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Modules Below:
    1. Plan Reading
    2. Plan Reading Exercise
    3. Scaling
    4. Scaling Exercise

Elements of this course were created in partnership with True Homes and the University of Denver  

Plan Reading
Module

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Intro to Plan Reading

This lesson explains the basic elements of print reading and emphasizes prints as a fundamental set of instructions with which a building is constructed.
Different aspects of prints will be covered that will allow students to begin to interpret any set of plans.
An actual set of prints should accompany this lesson to allow students the experience to apply this basic print reading knowledge firsthand.

Students will be able to identify elements of basic plan reading including

  • Various common symbols and abbreviations
  • Different common views
  • Dimensions and dimension lines
  • Notes, legends, and title blocks
  • Students will learn to identify the layout and basic differences between the two types of plans:
    • Architectural
    • Structural
  • Students will be able to identify different views common to a set of plans including:
    • Plan view
    • Elevation view
    • Section view
    • Floorplan view
4.1 Demonstrate the ability to navigate a standard set of construction documents4.1.K1 Demonstrate knowledge of the contents in a typical set of residential and light commercial construction plans
4.2 Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret various print views and plan types4.2.K1 Demonstrate knowledge of different views, including plan view, elevation view, and section view
4.3 Demonstrate ability to identify basic elements of drawings and their purpose4.3.K1 Demonstrate knowledge of various lines, dimensions, symbols, notes, abbreviations, and schedules

 

These competencies are from Building Credentials for Construction – to learn more about BCC click here 

Reading a Scale Module

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4.4 Demonstrate ability to interpret scale properly4.4.K1 Demonstrate knowledge and use of both an architect and engineering scale

 

These competencies are from Building Credentials for Construction – to learn more about BCC click here 

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