Jim summarizes the different categories of drawings and different types of views and details that are often contained in a set of construction drawings, also called plans or blueprints. Jim explains how these drawings are organized in a set of plans.
- [Narrator] So it's time to pull up…our set of sample construction drawings…so we can start to progress through these.…Now, the way I'm going to do this…is by first looking at the various common elements…that are present on almost all of the pages.…And after we review some of these things,…things like the title block,…line types, scales and dimensions,…we'll move on and we'll look at some different views…that can be presented in a set of construction drawings.…These views are going to give us different perspectives…on the project to be built…and we can get different information…depending on which view we're looking at…so some of the views that we'll look at in this course…include basic plan views…that give us a top-down look at the structure,…views that include elevations which are side views…from the outside of the structure to be built,…cross sections which are also side views…but are cuts through the middle of a structure,…and then we'll end with a look at some isometric…or three-dimensional views of a structure.…
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