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Course Number:
BCT 102
Course Title:
Residential Printreading
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Course Description

Covers a collaborative learning framework for the development of print reading skills related to residential building construction. Includes analyzing, interpreting, and measuring plans for relevant construction information. Covers work limited to residential prints. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Assess and navigate plans and specifications for adequate and/or accurate information.
  • Effectively communicate within a construction team issues regarding problems found in residential plans utilizing proper terminology.
  • Read and interpret architectural prints for residential building tasks, including project planning, material identification and assembly.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Complete 5 “ Discovery Projects” in which learners will work collaboratively to answer questions, assemble a list of material and write an RFI concerning blueprints provided by instructor.
  2. Sketch a complete plan view and either an elevation, section or detail of a room chosen by learners.
  3. Successfully complete two “Mastery Projects” which will represent the culmination of the concepts, principles, and strategies necessary to achieve the course outcomes. Learners will independently analyze and evaluate plans for construction information and clearly document their findings.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts:           

Architectural standards symbols, markers & abbreviation

Working drawings

Presentation drawings,

Residential building methods,

Residential building materials


CSI Master Format

Mechanical prints

Communication through illustration

Request for information (RFI)

Process Skills:                       

1.    Recognize and interpret architectural dimensioning.

2.    Use an architectural and engineering scale ruler to measure objects found in scaled       drawings.

3.    Use an architectural ruler to sketch scaled drawings.

4.    Sketch to visualize and communicate.  

5.    Identify and sketch various architectural line types.

6.    Identify and sketch various architectural symbols. 

7.    Identify and sketch architectural markers.

8.    Interpret and evaluate information found within print schedules. 

9.    Recognize and sketch pictorial and orthographic drawings.

10.   Identify materials and assembly systems using specifications.

11. Recognize architectural abbreviations.

12. Recognize and use the CSI master format.

13. Work collaboratively with team member(s). 

14. Write a request for information (RFI).