OUr Members Say it Best:
“Ed Fisher is one of the most knowledgeable construction project managers that I have ever met in my 10 years of construction. I have enjoyed taking the ABC Advance Blueprint Reading Course with Mr. Fisher because of his great ability to apply his personal interactions with the material he is teaching. We had a very “quiet” class you could say and only two or three of us answered all of his questions, but he handled us like mature adults. His respect & willingness to help anyone if they were confused about the lesson he taught is just one of the many things about him. I am very glad I had Ed as my teacher, and if I could do it over again, I would not have changed a single thing!” 
 - Samantha Shank, Project Manager/ Executive Assistant / Director of Personnel - Canadochly Rebar Supply, Inc.

Find out which Blueprint Reading course meets your needs:

Blueprint Reading

Blueprint reading is not terribly difficult, but it does require practice and some basic knowledge of blueprints. The reading of construction blueprints is a foundational skill in construction. All construction professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. 
Basic Blueprint Reading for Support Staff

This six week course is a “must” for the person starting out in the construction industry or one with very limited knowledge of blueprints who desires basic knowledge and understanding of building plans, terminology, and concepts. 
Basic Blueprint Reading

This is a basic blueprint reading course where you will learn how to use scales, recognize general symbols, elevations, details, plus much more. This eight week course will give you a solid foundation for reading construction blueprints.  Most people taking this course continue their education by taking the “Advanced” Blueprint Reading course.

Advanced Blueprint Reading

This eight week course is a follow up to Basic Blueprint Reading or for those that have two or more years of experience or a basic knowledge of construction and prints. You will gain more confidence in reading construction blueprints for estimating work, material take off, and checking dimensions. You will be able to read and interpret prints faster and more accurately for fewer mistakes and greater productivity.

Blueprint Reading for Material Estimating

Learn effective costing and pricing techniques to determine the margin needed to win more profitable work! Work with lines, symbols, abbreviations, construction mathematics review, +/- dimensions with fractions, area and volume measurements, work with architectural scales, reference lines for sections and details, residential print reading/takeoff for material estimating, review of terms and techniques, material take-offs, lumber framing, decks, insulation, roofing, siding, and wallboard. Receive hands-on experience figuring on an actual set of working drawings!

View a complete list of current Blueprint Reading courses.

Courses can be set up and customized just for your company! Call or email for details:
Jo Ann L. Breneman, CEP, 717-653-8106, or joann@abckeystone.org