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Electrical Blueprint Reading – Vancouver

July 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Participants will learn how to read a set of electrical construction blueprints, drawing specifications  and general notes. Using various samples of electrical blueprints, participants will gain experience and  practical knowledge for their day-to-day work on  construction projects.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
•  Have an elementary knowledge of electrical  blueprint reading as it relates to 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 short comings of the blueprints you are using
•  Be familiar with electrical, architectural and structural  drawings, and how they fit together
•  Understand and be able to use architectural & metric scale rules
•  Understand how to convert metric dimensions to architectural (imperial) dimensions
•   Understand how to read a floor plan, section, detail, profile and elevation
•  Understand symbols, notations, abbreviations and material schedules
•  Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimensions, finishes, details, area calculations, and the ability to do simple  material takeoffs
Audience: Ideal for those who have little or no background in electrical blueprint reading.


Troy Henderson is the Chief Estimator for a prominent electrical contractor and is a BC Master Electrician FSR Class A. Troy has been in the electrical industry since the early 1980’s. He has worked on some of the largest electrical projects in BC. In 1999 he moved into the role as an Estimating/Project Manager. He has successfully landed many jobs of all sizes and has a passion to train a new generation of Estimators in ethically securing business for their companies.

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July 21, 2021
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association
3636 E 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada