Pre-order and receive 20% off off by using the discount code PLANSREADING20 at checkout. Pre-order ends and the course will be available after May 30, 2022.
Reading House Plans and Construction Drawings is for builders, tradespeople, site managers, estimators, and project managers as well as real estate agents, home appraisers, home inspectors, and building inspectors. This course is a comprehensive overview of construction drawings, ideal for those with little or no experience. By the end, you will be able to use house plans to find trade information and perform simple material take offs. Course topics also include an overview of the design process, architectural and engineering scales, floor plans and elevations.
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Module 1: Overview
Demonstrate an elementary knowledge of plan reading as it relates to home construction
Describe how construction drawings are used for effective communication
Explain how to navigate a set of construction drawings
Module 2: Floor Plans
Explain the purpose of plan drawings
Interpret common architectural symbols and abbreviations
Locate and identify key features in the plan view
Module 3: Elevations, Sections & Details
Explain the purpose of elevation, section, and detail drawings
List the information provided by elevation, section, and detail drawings
Demonstrate how to extract basic specifications and information from construction drawings
Reading House Plans & Construction Drawings takes 5 to 8 hours to complete (including review time and quizzes)
Like all BHE courses, you have access for a full 12 months.
The course is best viewed on a laptop or desktop.
Sales within Canada are subject to GST/HST
Completing this course qualifies you for:
BC Housing: 4 Continuing Professional Development Points
BPI: 2 Continuing Education Units
NAHB: Continuing Education for CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR
Hours to be confirmed