Blueprint Reading

Format: Classroom
Duration: 1 day
Cost: FEN-BC Member 257.25

Costs include GST, coffee and light lunch

FEN-BC Non-Member 362.25

Costs include GST, coffee and light lunch


A successful candidate will recieve a certificate of completion.

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Ideal for those who have little or no background in blueprint reading.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Have an elementary knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects
  • Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals
  • Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints
  • Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy
  • Be able to find trade information using blueprints
  • Be able to answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials
  • Be able to identify elementary problems or shortcomings of the blueprints you are using
  • Be familiar with architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings, and how they fit together
  • Understand and be able to use architectural & engineering scales
  • Understand how to convert engineering dimensions to architectural dimensions
  • Know what a floor plan, section and elevation are Understand symbols, notation, abbreviations and material schedules
  • Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimension, finishes, details, area calculations, and the ability to do simple material take offs
  • Be familiar with both commercial and residential blueprints

Course fee includes:

All books and materials, lunch, certificate upon completion.