Our online Blueprint Reading training bundle classes are taught by a licensed architect who works daily creating the construction documents for commercial, government and residential projects. He and his firm have received project documentation awards from the American Institute of Architects.
This online construction blueprint reading class is Instructor-led and there is strong student engagement.
Our online blueprint reading classes are thorough and detailed. We start at the very beginning. You will learn how blueprint drawings are organized and how information is referenced throughout a set of construction blueprint drawings. We will discuss drawing scale and will review architectural and engineering blueprint drawings. In our second online blueprint reading course, we will work on a commercial mixed-use project and will also learn about project specifications and how they are important to be included in a set of blueprint construction documents.
The courses listed below are included in this training bundle. Each course will be scheduled one at a time in the sequence listed. Each course will be scheduled immediately after one another, unless requested otherwise.
Introduction to Blueprint Reading (4 Clock Hours) – Utilizes lectures, hands-on demonstrations and lab exercises to familiarize participants with the art of blueprint reading.
Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationship between the drawings included in a set of Construction Documents (blueprints) for a Custom Residential and a Mixed-Use Commercial project. Analyze different drawings and see how information is referenced throughout a set of Construction Documents. Evaluate the similarities between all sets of construction documents submitted for building permits. Recognize the need for consistency in presenting information in all types of Construction Documents.
Intermediate Blueprint Reading - Recommended - (6 Clock Hours) - An indepth study of architectural, civil, engineering, interior and other construction documents for a mixed-use commercial project.
Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationship between the drawings included in a set of commercial project Construction Documents (blueprints) for a large Mixed-Use project (hotel, parking and retail). Analyze different drawings and see how information is referenced throughout a set of Construction Documents. Evaluate the similarities between all sets of construction documents submitted for building permits. Recognize the need for consistency in presenting information in all types of Construction Documents. Gain experience understanding how 3D model presentations within a set of construction documents makes the construction documents easier to understand the project.
Online Course Start Dates
All VDCI online courses start on the same dates. All online courses are offered every three weeks, beginning on a Friday.
The following are the online course Friday start dates 2019:
January 04, 2019
January 25, 2019
February 15, 2019
March 08, 2019
March 29, 2019
April 19, 2019
May 10, 2019
May 31, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 12, 2019
August 02, 2019
August 23, 2019
September 13, 2019
October 04, 2019
October 25, 2019
November 15, 2019
December 06, 2019
- Introduction to Blueprint Reading, is designed as a detailed overview of Blueprint Reading. All students are expected to have a working ability to read in English and an interest in learning basic drafting procedures, the development of Construction Documents and relevant terminology.
Computer Hardware Requirements
- Your computer must be able to run Adobe Acrobat Reader, and you need to have good Internet quality bandwidth.
- Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader
- No textbook required
Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.
If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.
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