Blueprint Reading - Documents & Specifications

Blueprint Reading - Documents & Specifications

Date(s): November 26, 27 & 28, 2019 

Duration: Three days

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Member Price: $650.00 + HST

Non-Member Price: $845.00 + HST

***This course is Gold Seal accredited (3 Credits)***

Who Should Attend: Those who wish to improve their blueprint reading skills.

The ability to read construction drawings is a primary function of the construction process. They are the pictures from which we calculate materials, derive labour needs, and plan our work activities. This three day workshop introduces participants to the basic principles of blueprint reading.


  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Understand and use referencing tools
  • Understand and use scales
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specifications as they relate to drawings
  • Understand the importance of drawings and specifications
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of drawing relationships between trade disciplines


  • Drawing disciplines: architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil
  • Drawing features: symbols, abbreviations, alphabet of lines
  • Measurement and scale
  • Dimensioning
  • Drawing views: sections, details, elevations, plans


Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.