Blueprint Reading Certificate - Introduction
New York City
Learn the Basics of Blueprint Reading
About the Class
This introductory course provides a base level of knowledge in the reading and understanding of architectural and construction blueprints. This course is intended for true beginners, as it will provide a thorough exploration of the basic concepts required to read and understand construction drawings. Concepts and theories covered by this course will include, but are not limited to: orthographic projection; plans, elevations, sections, and details; symbols, line, dimensions, and notations; architectural and engineering scales; architectural, construction, and engineering drawings. Participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion.
- Understand architectural and engineering scales, dimension and area drawings
- Understand different drawing types and their usage
- Understand the differences between a floor plan, section, and elevation, and how to read each layout’s specific elements
- Understand the concept of orthographic projection and its usage in drawing reading and development
- Understand how to use symbols, notations, abbreviations, and material schedules
- Have experience reading drawings for dimensions, finishes, and details
- 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
- Be able to identify elementary problems or shortcomings of the blueprints
Meet The Instructor
Michael Nash is a highly experienced engineering and construction professional with over 40 years experience implementing industrial and commercial projects. Mr. Nash has led multi-discipline engineering and construction teams implementing cost effective power plant, energy services, distributed generation and new technology projects at customer facilities.
John Delfino, Jr.
John Delfino, Jr. Assoc. IALD, is a lighting designer with Available Light, where he designs lighting for architecture and museum exhibits. John has an MFA in Theatrical Design with a focus in Lighting from CalArts, where he both studied under lighting designer Anne Militello and worked at Visual Terrain.