Construction drawings may include reference points to help identify locations in the structure or on the project. Jim explains that these reference points may be column lines, and are typically shown as a grid system on a building project or as points along a road on a civil construction project.
- [Narrator] Proper communication…between the different trades on the job…or between the field personnel and the designers…is really important as work progresses on the job site.…As you talk with others about the project,…you really want to be as clear and specific as possible…about the location of the work you're discussing…or the location of the details that you're discussing.…For example, we don't have sequential numbers,…but what we do have,…again remember back to the beginning of the course,…are sheet numbers located in the title block…and the sheet numbers are really what you always want to use…when communicating with others in the field.…
I think I said it earlier.…Page 50 might not mean anything to someone in the field…who's just been given two or three pages to work from…so I don't want to say for instance that I'm on page six…when I'm communicating in the field.…I want to say that I'm using sheet A-103.…Now, I also mentioned in an earlier video…that there are some lines and notes on our pages…that make up or seem to make up a grid…
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