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.
Instructor: Charles Baverstock, GSC
Charles has worked in the electrical construction industry for the past 20 years and is an experienced project manager and estimator. He is a red seal journeyman and gold seal certified project manager. Charles is a sought after instructor and previously lectured at BCIT.