CNBT 1300 Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading


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Introductory blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction.

The course focus is on reading and interpreting residential/ commercial blueprints. Students will decode and memorize blueprint symbols. Through completing the readings and activities, students will gain a working understanding of blueprint reading fundamentals. Students will integrate and apply this information to project management activities.

Students learn to:

  • Decode prints symbols
  • Understand the structure and order of prints
  • Distinguish print components – framing plans, roofing plans
  • Use construction math as it pertains to prints
  • Understand the anatomy of residential and commercial structures
  • Use problem solving strategies to print reading
  • Understand how various building codes apply to residential structures
  • Acquire knowledge of building materials

Syllabus is available on the current semester’s schedule page

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