Construction Blueprint Reading Certificate
Enroll Now! Classes begin November 1!
Learn How to Read and Interpret Construction Blueprints
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, symbols and notations, scaling and dimensioning practices, reading blueprints for structural formation, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawings. Participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion.
- Understand architectural and engineering scales
- Convert engineering dimensions to architectural
- Dimension and area drawings
- 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
The reading of construction blueprints is a foundational skill in construction. All construction professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. Blueprint reading is not terribly difficult but it does require practice and some basic knowledge of blueprints.
This course is designed to provide you with that foundational knowledge and enough practice at reading blueprints to get you started. Mastery of blueprint reading will come with practice and with using blueprints on the job on a regular basis.
By the end of this course, you should:
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
Be able to find trade information using blueprints
Be able to answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials at the jobsite
Be able to identify elementary problems or short comings of the blueprints you are using
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
E. Dominique Paraison has over 14 years experience in program/project management, architectural/design, construction, and site safety management with firms and institutions as McKissack & Associates (Philadelphia), Verizon Corporation (Design & Construction- Real Estate Portfolio Management), JW Consulting Engineer (Construction Site Safety Management/ Construction Management), City of New York Department of Design & Construction (Public Works- Design & Construction), private practice, teaching architectural and construction management & safety at university level. Mr. Paraison has extensive expertise in managing complex programs and demanding projects while maintaining daily business operations for public and private facilities. Projects include development of major project commitments – University Campuses educational, medical, engineering, laboratory, and teaching facilities, residential buildings and hotel/commercial mixed use complexes, Utilities & Telecommunication, and MTA Transits Projects – from initial concept through programming, design, and construction, to occupancy.
His extensive background has involved program-, project- and construction- management- safety management: master planning, programming, design, bidding and award, and construction; development of program-wide contracting strategy; bid packaging and award; owner/designer/ contractor coordination; contract administration; code & zoning ordinance, quality assurance/control; constructability, bidability and value engineering; best practices; quality management, safety and security, facility operations and maintenance management; arbitration and dispute resolution.
"I have just finished the blueprint reading and construction project management courses with Prof Parrasian. This was truly an amazing adventure. The man is dynamic in his delivery and made me love every minute of the classes. He gets 10 out of 10 anyday." - T. Williams
"Great class, eight hours felt like three. As a person who never had any blueprint training and was given an opportunity in a industry that requires me to have knowledge with blue prints I feel quite comfortable I will gain the tools I need to succeed at the end of my course. With on one day I learned about elevations, the breakdown of an architects' rulers, the equations on the scale. Talked about plots/lots the alphabets of drawings and a lot more." - H. Haughton
"Overall I thought that the class was great. Professor Paraison did a great job at communicating with the class clearly as well as keeping us engaged. After just one class I feel like I understand the basics of reading a blueprint. I feel like this class is going to be of great step forward in my architectural career. Thank you for making this possible." - C. Sanchez
"Overall, this was the BEST class that I have ever taken." - M. Smith
FALL 2014 Course Schedule
This exciting course is offered exclusively in our Pace University Midtown Center Campus, which is conveniently located appr. two blocks from Grand Central Station.
Pace University Midtown
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th Street
New York, NY
November 1, 8, & 15, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: $595 (includes all materials)
Questions? Please contact us at (212) 346-1186 or ContinuingEd@pace.edu