Level 1 – Blueprint Reading workshop

In this two-day workshop, participants practice reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications including identifying and categorizing the scope of work for construction projects by trade.

Upon successful completion, participants should be able to:

  1. Interpret graphical information shown on commercial construction drawings
  2. Identify different types of construction drawings – Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical.
  3. Determine where information is located on a set of construction drawings
  4. Visualize construction plans, elevations, section and details.
DAY 1 Facilitator: Clint Kissoon
Time Activity
9:00 am – 9:20 am Introductions and workshop overview
9:20 am – 9:50 am Presentation 1:
Bid Documents
Overview of reading construction drawings
9:50 am – 10:20 am Presentation 2:
Construction Drawings
10:20 am – 10:35 am Break
10:35 am – 11:35 am Presentation 3:
Construction Graphics and Specifications
11:35 am – 12:00 noon Class activity 1
Determination of Dimensions and Floor Areas
12 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Presentation 4:
Building Foundations
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Class activity 2
Blueprint reading exercise
Wall Assembly Details
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Class activity 3
Practical Exercises
Analyzing Commercial Project 1 Drawings
a. Site Plan
b. Foundation Plan
c. Elevations
d. Details
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Continuation of class activity 3
DAY 2 Facilitator: Clint Kissoon
9:00 am – 9:10 am Welcome and overview of the day’s activities
9:10 am – 9:50 am Presentation 5:
Mechanical and Electrical Drawings and Specifications
9:50 am – 10:30 am Class activity 4
Practical Exercises
Analyzing Commercial Project 2 Drawings
a. Architectural – Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details
b. Structural – Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details
10:30 am – 10:40 am Break
10:40 am – 11:20 am Continuation of class activity 4
11:20 am – 12 noon Class activity 5
Analyzing Commercial Project 2 Drawings
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Test
Blueprint Reading & Measurement of Architectural and Structural Elements
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Group presentations and workshop wrap-up
Feedback on workshop

This course is Gold Seal Certified (2 credits). To Obtain a Certificate from the Construction Institute of Canada you must attend both days of the workshop and obtain a minimum of 60% on the final test.

dates:
Mar. 7 & 8, 2019
schedule:
Thu. & Fri. 8:30am – 4pm
where:
1900 Minnesota Court, Mississauga
instructor(s):
 
Mr. Clint Kissoon, B.Sc., PQS,
Fenak Estimating Services Ltd.
TCA member:
$475.00 + HST
non-member:
$575.00 + HST
INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Clint Kissoon

Clint Kissoon, President of FENAK Estimating Services Ltd., is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS), Chartered Construction Manager (FCIOB), a Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS(F)), and has written and published several construction textbooks including Cost Control for Contractors, Estimating in Building Construction, and is the Technical Author for the RICS/CIQS Project Monitoring Guidance Note. Clint was the 2009 recipient of the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) Chancellor’s award for excellence.