Construction Plan Reading & Specifications

Students will learn how construction plans are organized under the Uniform Drawing System, how to understand plans and specifications set forth by the architect/designer, and how to apply this knowledge to the construction process from the conceptual drawings through final construction. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Develop ability to read complex construction plans and design specifications.
  • Know how to analyze complex plans, identify specifications and scope of use, and organize construction assembly details.
  • Understand how construction plans are organized under the Uniform Drawing System, with emphasis on showing the eight Specification Modules set forth by the Construction Specifications Institute.
  • Use the Application of Specification Divisions (AIA) for plan organization and reading, field utilization and project management applications.
  • Demonstrate building code compliance by accessing information from plans and specifications.
  • Know “The Alphabet of Lines” and its application to plans and drawings, plans symbols and abbreviations.
  • Ability to develop accurate construction cost estimates through plan reading and understanding of construction materials types and uses.
  • Understanding of how to integrate plan reading, specifications and assemblies by various shareholders and agencies.
Academic Units
3
CEUs
0
Section Number
193CNM111
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Course Materials

Print Reading for Construction

Mandatory

Section Notes

Welcome to Construction Plan Reading and Specifications. This course is an online course. You will receive access to the class on the first day of instruction. This course is a prerequisite to the Estimating and Bidding course. 


If you have any questions regarding the course, please reach out to Elizabeth Price at emprice@ucdavis.edu.

 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received before the second meeting of the course. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements here. All elements of this class will be conducted online. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. This course requires a windows platform to interact with the course software successfully. Students must be able to download and upload files from and to the online classroom.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

BIA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education at (800) 752-0881.

SRBX

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.