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CMGT 110 - Construction Plan Reading

(R only) CE-R

Covers construction documents, with emphasis on interpreting contract drawings. Topics include terminology, symbols, and conventions used in both commercial and residential drawings; methods and procedures for reading basic architectural and structural drawings; and introduction to mechanical and electrical drawings. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 002 , READ 120 . Three hours lecture/discussion, one hour laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe and recognize differences among the types of reproduction of prints from original drawings.
  • Outline the different uses of “blueprints” as a means of providing information to the various participants in the construction business, i.e., owners, designers, inspectors, engineers, project managers, field supervisors, trades and craftspersons, to name a few.
  • Name and describe the major categories and views found in a set of contract drawings.
  • Describe the different information found on: Civil Drawings, Architectural Drawings, Structural Drawings, Mechanical Drawings, Plumbing Drawings, Electrical Drawings.
  • Describe both the purposes and uses of schedules.
  • Identify and interpret the types of lines used in civil, architectural and mechanical drawings.
  • Identify and describe the symbols and their usage in reference to their applicable trades.
  • Describe the differences among the contract drawings, shop drawings and field drawings.
  • Become competent in understanding the various scales used on construction drawings.
  • Become competent in determining the correct dimensions by understanding the various mathematical practices (feet/inches, decimal/fractions) used to show sizes and distances on drawings.
  • Describe common views, projections and conventions used in working drawings.
  • Calculate areas and volumes useful in estimating the sizes of common construction materials as found on construction drawings.
  • Identify some of the common estimating formulae and rules of thumb.
  • Describe the current means of drawing generation, storage and reproduction of contract drawings with emphasis on computer applications.
  • Describe the SI metric system as it currently affects not only materials and products but also dimensioning in the construction field.

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