Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction - Session 2


  • Sep 13, 2019 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM


  • Sheraton West Des Moines
  • 1800 50th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
Fee Type of Fee
$150 MBI Members
$200 Construction Update Network Members & Non-Members

Presenter: Brad Perkins, Construction Engineering, Senior Lecturer, Iowa State University - Ames, IA

This session will focus on the reading and use of architectural and structural plans and specifications. Architectural and structural plan reading topics to be discussed include the following:

  • Standard symbols, plan organization, specification organization
  • Use of standard architectural scales
  • Architectural plan views, details, elevations, and sections
  • Use of architectural schedules, notes, and symbols
  • Structural foundation plans
  • Plan reading for structural building systems, including precast concrete, structural steel, site cast concrete, and masonry