Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout – Module 27104-13

Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout – Module 27104-13


Module ID 27104-13 – Covers the techniques for reading and using construction drawings and specifications, with an emphasis on drawings and information relevant to the carpentry trade. Introduces quantity takeoffs.

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Learning Objective 1: Describe the types of drawings usually included in a set of plans and describe the information found on each type.

  • Identify the different types of lines used on construction drawings.
  • Identify selected architectural symbols commonly used to represent materials on plans.
  • Identify selected electrical, mechanical, and plumbing symbols commonly used on plans.
  • Identify selected abbreviations commonly used on plans.
  • Describe the methods of dimensioning construction drawings.
  • List the various types of construction drawings and describe each.

Learning Objective 2: State the purpose of written specifications.

  • Describe how specifications are organized.
  • Explain the importance of building codes in construction.

Learning Objective 3: Identify the methods of squaring a building.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 1): Read and interpret foundation, floor, and other plan view drawings.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 1): Read and interpret elevation view drawings.

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objective 1): Read and interpret section and detail drawings.

Performance Task 4 (Learning Objective 1): Read and interpret schedules.

Performance Task 5 (Learning Objective 2): Read and interpret written specifications.

Performance Task 6 (Learning Objective 3): Establish 90-degree angles using the 3-4-5 rule.


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