Construction Industry Training Network (CITN)

Civil Blueprint Reading
Gold Seal: 1 Credit
Friday, October 18th, 2024
200-2296 McCallum Road
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 3P4
Complimentary parking
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, October 17th, 2024
Event Description

Participants will learn how to read a set of civil construction blueprints, drawing specifications and general notes. Using various samples of civil blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work on construction projects.


At the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Have an elementary knowledge of civil blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects
• Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals
• Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints
• Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy
• Be able to find trade information using blueprints
• Be able to answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials
• Be able to identify elementary problems or short comings of the blueprints you are using
• Be familiar with civil, architectural and structural drawings, and how they fit together
• Understand and be able to use architectural & metric scale rules
• Understand how to convert metric dimensions to architectural (imperial) dimensions
• Know what a floor plan, section, detail, profile and elevation are
• Understand symbols, notations, abbreviations and material schedules
• Be able to work with the drawings to obtain basic information on dimensions, finishes, details, area calculations, and the ability to do simple material takeoffs


Audience: Ideal for those who have little or no background in civil blueprint reading.


The instructor: Mark Waters, CTech., GSC has worked in the civil and environmental construction industry for the past 30 years and is an experienced project manager and
estimator. He graduated from the BCIT Geomatics Technician program with honours in 1996 and joined the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians Association of BC (ASTTBC) in 1997. Mark spent many of his earlier civil construction years as a project superintendent
and engineering surveyor.

Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email or call 604-293-2339.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration
BC Road Builders Member $449.00
CITN Member $449.00
ICBA Member $449.00
Non-member $599.00
8:15am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 14 business days prior to the course will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 14 business days but more than 7 full business days prior to the course are subject to an administration fee of $100 per day for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify CITN at least 7 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




CITN may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case CITN’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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