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ASCT 1015 - Blueprint Reading

Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course provides an introduction to the relationships between construction drawings and building construction. The course goal is to enable students to read and interpret construction drawings, including Floor Plans, Roof Plans, Elevations, Building Sections, Framing Plans and Construction Details. Students will be able to understand the relationship and interdependencies of all drawings represented in contract documents. They will also become familiar with abbreviations, symbols and materials used in construction blueprints.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 67411

Mon Apr 12 - Wed May 12 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - May 12 Mon/Wed Online Delivery
See Notes below


Kelly Wightman

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Department Contact: Samaneh Hashemi, Ph.D., P.Eng. Department Head 604-412-7473 . Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information. ACCESS LEARNING HUB FOR CLASS INFORMATION AND MODULE RELEASE SCHEDULE.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe project delivery process, parties involved and their roles.
  • Explain the principles, purpose & contents of the Construction Contract Document.
  • Identify types of drawings comprising a set of contract documents and understand their relationships.
  • Properly interpret Industry standards as they relate to symbols, abbreviations, schedules and drawing cross-references.
  • Identify components of various types of structural framing systems.
  • Identify components of various types of foundation systems.
  • Interpret building sections drawings and apply appropriate material patterns.
  • Properly organize multi-view drawings.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

ASCT 1015 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician (Structural Option)
    Full-time   Certificate
  2. Construction Drawings
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate

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