Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Civil Blueprint Reading
Gold Seal: 1 Credit
Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
BGC Partners Inc.
200 - 2296 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 3P4
Complimentary Parking - please register your license plate at sign-in
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Registration Deadline
Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
Event Description

Participants will learn how to read a set of civil construction blueprints, drawing specifications and general notes. Using various samples of civil blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work on construction projects.


At the end of the course participants will be able to:


• Have an elementary knowledge of civil blueprint reading as it relates to construction projects

• Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals

• Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints

• Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy

• Be familiar with civil, architectural and structural drawings, and how they fit together

• Understand symbols, notations, abbreviations and schedules

• Understand the information shown on the drawings relative to the location of storm, sanitary, water lines, manholes, catch basins etc.

• Know what plan views, sections, elevations and details are

• Understand what profiles are and how to interpret the information shown on them

• Understand civil drawings relative to basic road construction

• Understand road profiles, cross sections and standard details

• Understand and be able to use metric scale rules

• Understand how to convert metric and imperial dimensions

• Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimensions, area calculations, and the ability to do simple material takeoffs


NOTE:  Participants will be working in pairs with the blueprints and will be in close proximity to each other. Should you have any concerns about this, please reach out to us at [email protected]


Audience: Ideal for those who have little or no background in civil blueprint reading.


The instructor: Mark Waters, CTech., GSC has worked in the civil and environmental construction industry for the past 30 years and is an experienced project manager and
estimator. He graduated from the BCIT Geomatics Technician program with honours in 1996 and joined the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians Association of BC (ASTTBC) in 1997. Mark spent many of his earlier civil construction years as a project superintendent and engineering surveyor.



Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or [email protected] for more information.



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $399.00
Non-Member $599.00
Agenda (Pacific Time)
8:15am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 14 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 14 business days but more than 7 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 per day for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 7 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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