Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Gold Seal: 1 Credit * BC Housing: 8 Group A CPD Points
Date
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Location
ICBA Office
2666 Queensway
Prince George, BC
V2L 1N2
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Early Bird Deadline
Register on or before Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 to receive special pricing.
Event Description
Participants will learn how to read a set construction blueprints and specifications. Using both residential and commercial samples of blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work in construction companies. This course is ideal for those who have little or no background in blueprint reading. At the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Have an elementary knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building 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 able to find trade information using blueprints
  • Be able to answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials
  • Be able to identify elementary problems or short comings of the blueprints you are using 
  • Be familiar with architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings, and how they fit together
  • Understand and be able to use architectural & engineering scales
  • Understand how to convert engineering dimensions to architectural
  • Know what a floor plan, section and elevation are
  • Understand symbols, notation, abbreviations and material schedules
  • Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimension, finishes, details, area calculations, and the ability to do simple material take offs
  • Be familiar with both commercial and residential blueprints
Topics to be covered:
  • Blueprint reading basics
  • Design process and the role of design professionals
  • Building Codes, bylaws and building permits
  • Find trade information using blueprints
  • Layout basics 
  • Architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings, and how they fit together
  • Architectural & engineering scales
  • Floor plans, sections and elevations
  • Symbols, notation, abbreviations and material schedules
  • Dimension, finishes, details, area calculations, and material take offs
  • Understanding specifications
  • Commercial and residential blueprints

Instructor: Chad Brechin AScT, is the President of Integrity Design Studios Inc. Chad is a “Georgie” award winning designer and has been designing commercial, industrial and high end residential construction projects for over twenty years. He received his AScT in Building Science at BCIT and graduated with honours and an award resulting from a design competition. Chad joined the Applied Science Technologist Association in January of 1995. He is an experienced trainer that has taught technical drafting and AutoCAD 3D (BIM) at a University level.

Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795

 

 

Pricing
All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket
* Early Bird Price Special
On or before Sep 13, 2017
Regular Price
After Sep 13, 2017
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $330.00 $360.00
Non-Member $420.00 $450.00
Agenda
8:00am - 8:30am
Registration
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

COURSE REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS & REFUNDS:

 

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 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.

 

COURSE CANCELLATION BY ICBA:

 

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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