Jim explains that the use of digital construction drawings is rapidly replacing the use of paper drawings in the field and in the office. In this video, Jim reviews the advantages of using digital construction drawings to build a construction project, and lists additional training resources.
- [Narrator] I can't emphasize this enough,…when it comes to construction drawings,…digital's the future.…Don't get me wrong, the industry is definitely…in a transition phase…and I suspect we'll be in a transition phase…for many years to come in terms of how we handle drawings…out in the field.…There are many of us in the industry…that have been around for a while.…Some of us just like those paper drawings,…so it's going to remain common to see those rolls of plans…on a construction project.…But it's also going to become more and more common…to see people viewing those plans on tablets…and laptops out on the job site as well.…
These days, very few designers…are drawing plans the old way.…You won't see many drafting tables and T-squares…in the offices of engineers and architects anymore.…Most of them have embraced digital…as their preferred method of drawing…and, in fact, many of them are at least…two steps into that transition already.…What I mean by that is that…the first step in this transition…was to CAD or computer-aided design,…
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