Reading and Understanding Construction Drawings (Basic Blueprint Reading)

Date and Time

November 3, 2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


13825 Kirkham Way Poway, CA 92064 USA


Member: $275

Non-Member: $350


Reading and understanding construction drawings is at the heart of the construction experience. This one-day compressed training approach exposes participants to the basic elements and nomenclature of construction drawings and specifications. It considers both the plan set in general and the various disciplines.

General Overview:
•What do the lines and abbreviations mean and how are they used?
•Similarities and differences between various discipline drawings.
•How plans and specifications work together.
•Explore the “road map” and get comfortable navigating a set of plans
•Civil – Architectural – Electrical – Plumbing – Mechanical

Target Audience:
All construction personnel wanting basic plan reading knowledge and skills

What to expect:
•Navigate commercial plans and specifications
•Follow the ‘roadmaps’ to get to the information
•Read various plan and detail notes
•Understand the various views
•Understand what various schedules are and how to use them
•Perform basic plan takeoff
•See how plans and specs work together

Is Your Tuition Covered?  If so, please contact Continuing Education at (858) 513-4700 or to register.  *Student’s email address and contact phone number are required.

Active Duty Military or Veteran? Receive a 10% discount off of your tuition for ABCSD’s Continuing Education or Safety classes. To be eligible, you must submit one of the following:

  • Active Duty Military ID
  • VA Health Care ID
  • DL feat. Veterans Designation
  • Form DD-214

Document submission for eligibility is only required once.  To register and receive your discount, please call or email Continuing Education at or 858-203-0032.

Thank you for your service.

Class Parking: If the gate (to the right of the building) is open, please park in the back.

Cancellations: All cancellations must be received within 48-business-hours prior to the start of class to receive a refund. Substitutions will be accepted; however, requests for refund, credit, or transfer of tuition to a future class cannot be honored.

Cancellations if You are Tuition Covered: The above cancellation policy applies and notification to ABC is appreciated. Lack of cancellation and no-showing for a class will result in the full amount of tuition being deducted from any remaining Training Funds available for future use.

Questions? Please call (858) 513-4700 and ask for Continuing Education.