Understanding Construction Drawings for Housing and Small Buildings, 4th Edition
Lead Author(s): Tom Stephenson
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Nelson - Whether you are a carpenter, HVAC installer, electrician, or general contractor, you must be able to understand construction drawings. An ability to efficiently locate information in different parts of a drawing and effectively cross-reference information between drawings can mean the difference between a successful construction project or one plagued by costly mistakes and delays. Understanding Construction Drawings, Fourth Edition, is the only Canadian textbook designed to help students learn to read the drawings that are used to communicate information about buildings. Included with the text are five sets of fully detailed construction drawings from different companies. These drawings cover both metric and imperial units of measurement and cover various perspectives and layouts, providing students with hands-on visuals for their learning. Understanding Construction Drawings provides students in the building trades with straightforward, step-by-step guidance to master the skill of reading and understanding construction drawings, opening the door for numerous career choices―not only on construction sites, but also in other industries related to housing.