Start date: 23/11/2022

Duration: 8am - 11am

Location: CIF, Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6


Cost: Skillnet Members: €50. Non Members: €75

Programme overview

To book this or any course, or for further information, please contact Liz Carroll at

Target Audience: Anyone who needs to be able to read construction drawings

Aim: The aim of this course is to enhance knowledge, understanding and skills associated with reading and interpreting construction

  • Understanding drawing presentations, elevations, plans and sections.
    – Points, lines and planes.
    – Horizontal plane, Vertical plane.
  • Architectural drawings and Engineering Drawings.
  • Drawings Codes and Standards.
    – BS1192 Naming Convention
  • Recognition of ‘line types’ and application.
  • Dimensioning techniques and methods.
  • Interpretation of drawings produced to scale.
  • Typical scales used in construction drawings.
  • Extracting scaled dimensions from drawings.
  • Understanding and interpreting drawing titles.
  • Recognition and interpretation of typical conventions and symbols.
  • Significance of scaled and written dimensions.

Resources: (course participants to bring) • Note book, sketch pad, pencils, markers.

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