CONSTRUCTION PRINTS AND BUILDING MATERIALS
In this lesson you will learn to read construction prints, identify
drawing legends and symbols, prepare a bill of materials (BOM), and
become familiar with basic building materials.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will learn to read prints; prepare a BOM; and
learn the basic types of building materials.
You will be given the material contained in this
You will correctly answer practice exercise questions
at the end of this lesson.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from
the following publications: Field Manual (FM) 5426
(to be published within six months) and Technical
Manual (TM) 5704.
One of the basic skills in carpentry is the ability to read,
understand, and interpret architectural drawings. Architectural
drawings consist of a preliminary sketch and construction prints.
Carpenter should also know how to prepare a BOMs to requisition
materials needed for a construction project. They must also be
familiar with basic building materials such as lumber and hardware.
PART A - CONSTRUCTION PRINTS FOR BUILDINGS
A set of construction prints (also called working drawings, or
a set of plans) consists of all drawings necessary for the
carpenter to construct a building. The set is composed of plan
views (called plans), elevation views (called elevations), and