Kerry and Jordan catch up on Kerry’s travels and talk about ICBA’s latest featured course.

Civil Blueprint Reading
Friday, June 14 | In person | Abbotsford
1 Gold Seal Credit
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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 the 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.