Jim goes into the purpose of the civil drawings that may be contained in a set of construction drawings, and explains that civil drawings can contain information related to grading and site drainage. Civil drawings may contain their own cover sheet, since they are drawn by a civil engineer.
- [Instructor] Okay, now that I've shown you the cover…sheet and explained that it's generally an index of all…of the drawings in the set, I'm also going to remind…you that at the beginning of this course, I did say…that drawing styles and information contained on different…pages can vary greatly depending on the person that created…them, and one of the reasons I said that is because…of what I'm going to show you here, sometimes the general…information that we expect to find on a page just isn't…there, and as we prepare to jump to our next type of…drawings, we do have a good example of this.…
So, for our next type of drawings, I want to look at…civil drawings for this project, but you now if I zoom…into this index, i see lots of different drawing types, but…none of them says anything about being a civil drawing.…So, since these are digital drawings, I do have the…advantage, remember, of going over and looking at my…bookmarks to see if anything indicates civil drawings…there, and you know, as you scroll through the list,…
In this course, learn how to read construction drawings. Jim Rogers helps you acquire this important skillset by taking you through the different components that make up construction plans, and helping you understand the language of construction drawings. He covers types of views, highlights different kinds of construction drawings—including architectural drawings, electrical drawings, and plumbing drawings—explains how to read general notes, and more.
- Deciphering the language of construction drawings
- Understanding line types
- Reviewing plan views, elevation views, section views, and isometric views
- Reviewing architectural drawings, structural drawings, and mechanical drawings
- Drilling down to the details
- Reviewing reference points on drawings
- Understanding schedules
- The future of construction drawings