Blueprint Reading - West Des Moines - Session 2: Architectural / Structural


  • Oct 07, 2022 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM


  • Elevate - Business and Events Center
  • 4100 Westown Pkwy
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
Fee Type of Fee
$195 /Per Person - MBI Members
$245 /Per Person - Construction Update Subscribers and Non-Members
$25 Lunch

A Fundamental Skill For Anyone Involved in the Construction Industry

Construction drawings can be difficult to understand and mistakes can be costly. Being able to read and understand construction drawings is a fundamental skill for anyone involved in the construction industry. In this series, participants will gain the skills necessary to read and understand typical construction documents - blueprints and specifications.

Participants can register for the entire series to receive a discount, or register separately for only one or two of the sessions.

Session #2: Architectural / Structural
Presenter: Brad Perkins – Iowa State University

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:

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

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