CD-405 | Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading

This 45-hour in depth course is an introduction to reading blueprints and architectural working drawings, understand:

  • How to use scales
  • Read symbols
  • The litigation process
  • Alternate dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration)
  • Learn to locate and interpret sections, profiles and cross sections
  • Learn to read and understand schedules, details, notes and more

Basic to Intermediate Blueprint Reading


This 40-hour in depth course is an introduction to reading blueprints and architectural working drawings, understand how to use scales, read symbols, learn to locate and interpret sections, profiles and cross sections, learn to read and understand schedules, details and notes.

Please bring the course textbook to the first class session. This course must be completed prior to registering for: CD 582 Construction Estimating Basics and CD 136 Advanced Blueprint Reading.

Required texts: Building Trades Print Reading Part 2 – Sixth Ed. – Residential & Light Commercial Construction, Building Trades Print Reading Part 2 “Plans” published by American Technical Publishers. Textbooks are available at the BCC Bookstore.


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