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PFC 101 - Blueprint Reading for Residential Construction


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Start at the very beginning. Learn from a licensed architect about drawing types, scale and about the relationships between drawings. You will learn how to read and understand how a set of blueprint construction drawings are put together. The course materials are from real-world projects.

"Blueprint" is the historic name for construction documents. Contractors build the design and follow the project documentation included in the "blueprints."

This Introduction to Blueprint Reading course is taught by a licensed architect. Starting at the very beginning, you will learn about drawing types, scale and the interrelationships between drawings and how project information is conveyed throughout a set of construction documents.

Introduction to Blueprint Reading Includes Closed Captioning.

Many people in the construction industry can benefit professionally by learning how to read a set of blueprints, also known as construction documents (CDs).

Your instructor is licensed architect who works with blueprints on a daily basis, preparing construction documents for commercial, government and residential projects.

VDCI encourages a strong online engagement. You will participate in group discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates. You are also invited to join us in the VDCI Student Lounge, where our instructors, staff, current students and alumni share information and help one another.

This blueprint reading online tutorial review course is designed to help trades professionals, journey people, drafters, designers and architectural and engineering interns. By the conclusion of this class, participants will be able to work themselves through a set of construction documents, and understand and apply the inter-connectivity between the drawings.

Here is the course outline:

Topic 1: Blueprint Reading Basics

Jan 1

Topic 2: Title Sheet & Floor Plans

Topic 2: Title Sheet & Floor Plans

Topic 3: Elevations, Sections & Schedules

Topic 3: Elevations, Sections & Schedules

Topic 4: Wall Sections & Details

Topic 4: Wall Sections & Details

Topic 5: Structural Drawings

Topic 5: Structural Drawings

Topic 6: Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing

Topic 6: Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing

Topic 7: Title Sheet

Topic 7: Title Sheet

Topic 8: Architectural Site Plans

Topic 8: Architectural Site Plans

Topic 9: Floor Plans

Topic 9: Floor Plans

Topic 10: Building Sections & Elevations

Topic 10: Building Sections & Elevations

Topic 11: Interior Elevations & Roof Plan

Topic 11: Interior Elevations & Roof Plan

Topic 12: Details, Schedules & Electrical

Topic 12: Details, Schedules & Electrical

Course Completion Survey and Certificate

Course Completion Survey and Certificate

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

PFC101-Certificate
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