Blueprint Reading for the Construction Trades 2nd Edition
Soft cover, 230 pages, comb bound, 2nd edition, Peter A. Mann.
Construction tradespersons need to understand and apply the information given on blueprints with a minimum of error and a maximum of speed. To do so they must be able to mentally visualize, in three dimensions, the orthographic information presented on those blueprints. In addition to tradespersons, Blueprint Reading for the Construction Trades, 2nd Edition, anyone needing to learn blue reading will greatly benefit from this book.
The instruction is written to develop these all-important visualization skills and takes the reader through basic sketching exercises, reading scale rules, understanding orthographic drawings, and visualizing in three-dimensions through isometric, oblique, and perspective drawings.
In addition to the general instruction, a fold-out commercial drawing set teaches the importance of construction sections. Readers are also guided through a fold-out drawing set of a solar residence to practice their visualization skills by understanding the shape, size, dimensions, and details of the residence. A twenty question test evaluates the reader's ability to fully visualize the building's details.
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Why don't you also take a look at the companion textbook "Illustrated Residential and Commercial Construction"? This is a 440 page text crammed with architectural and construction details in over 1600 illustrations. If you are either working in, or studying for the construction trade or architectural design work, this text will be of great advantage to you.
BLUEPRINT READING for the CONSTRUCTION TRADES - 2nd Edition
Paper Book $42.99
ILLUSTRATED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Companion book to Blueprint Reading for the Construction Trades.
Paper Book $48.99