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Construction Blueprint Reading

September 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Please note: This event is being held at ABC’s Philadelphia office, which is located in the lower level of Liguori Academy. As Liguori Academy is a school, safety is imperative. When students are in session, ABC members and guests will be asked to Scan their ID. Liguori Staff & Faculty, along with ABC staff reserve the right to use their discretion regarding entry.*


This course is designed to provide knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to the architectural and building industry. This course will cover the theory of orthographic projections, reading floor plans, section and elevation drawings, foundations, floor plans, elevations, sections, schedules, means, methods, symbols and notations, scaling and dimensioning practices, reading blueprints for structural formation,  and electrical; mechanical; and plumbing drawings.


-Understand architectural and engineering scales, dimension and area drawings

-Distinguish between the different types of drawings

-Learn civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and finish schedules

-Know the difference between load and non-load bearing walls

-Follow detailed views from main plan or drawing

-Convert engineering dimensions to architectural

-Understand different drawing types and their usage

-Know what a floor plan, section, and elevation are

-Understand symbols, notations, abbreviations, and material schedules

-Work with drawings on dimensions, finishes, details

-Area calculations


-Gain a knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects

-Understand the design process and the role of design professionals

-Be able to find trade information using blueprints

-Be able to answer construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials at the jobsite

-Be able to identify problems or short comings of the blueprints you are using


8 Week Class beginning September 13th and running every Wednesday from 8AM – 11AM through November 1st.


September 13
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Danielle Hart


ABC Philadelphia – Ligouri Academy
2343 East Tucker Street
Philadelphia, 19125
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