ABP090 - Architectural Blueprint Reading I

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Subject Title
Architectural Blueprint Reading I

Subject Description
This subject teaches elementary print reading and is designed to accommodate beginners as well as students with some related experience. This subject also helps with the transition to computer aided designing. Topics include the various projections, views, title blocks, lines, symbols and dimensioning. In class sketching is performed by the student.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Examine and understand basic elements of print reading.

2. Explain and read floor plans, elevation views, sectional views, details, symbols, specifications, and use of scale.

3. Use methods and procedures for understanding and interpreting the use of materials and dimensioned drawings.

4. Read sets of plans with emphasis on understanding the relationship of plans and indexing systems used to facilitate the location of specialized drawings and details.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Student should have a grade 10 education or be at that functional level with related industrial experience, and good mathematics and English language skills.

Topic Outline

  • Working drawings and prints; working drawing concepts
  • Symbols and abbreviations; floor plans
  • Elevation views
  • Sectional views
  • Detail views
  • Plot plans
  • Trade information
  • Printreading

Mode of Instruction
Lectures and practice, reading of drawings

Prescribed Texts
Building Trades: Print Reading for Residential and light Commercial Construction, 5th Edition by Thomas Proctor; ATP Publication. ISBN #10-0826904688 

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
To attain a passing grade for the subject, a student must obtain a passing grade on the combined assignments and tests (term tests) and also a passing grade on the final exam. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of Academic Policy.

Assignments should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation. Late assignments are penalized. For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment(s) 70%
Examination  30%

Approved by: Susan Horne