Segments in this Video

Skills and Tools You Need (03:11)


Learn about interpreting plans and documents including the differences between large and small project documentation and communicating with the entire construction team.

Plans and Documents - Types and Purpose (03:50)

Learn about the types and purposes of construction plans including the site plans and the engineering, electrical, and drainage plans.

Variations and Amendments (04:25)

Learn about variations made to construction plans including why changes are made and how the team is updated on the changes.

Abbreviations and Symbols (02:29)

Learn about the symbols used in construction plans including common abbreviations, standardization of symbols, and learning these symbols.

Communicating the Key Information (05:51)

Learn about communicating construction plans including the complexity of large scale plans, presenting the design concept to the client, and understanding the specifications of the job.

Credits: Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents: The Construction Toolkit (00:18)

Credits: Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents: The Construction Toolkit

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Reading and Interpreting Plans and Documents: The Construction Toolkit

Part of the Series : The Construction Toolkit
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Any construction project has a multitude of plans and documents associated with it and it is critical that any construction worker is able to accurately read and interpret those that are relevant to their roles onsite. This video looks at the range of various plans and documents that are used in construction and why they are so vital to the work done by all workers on any construction project. It covers the differences between plans, specifications, and schedules and highlights the $45 million Geelong Library and Heritage Centre construction project as a case study where thousands of different plans and documents were involved. It features interviews with representatives from both the architects and construction company responsible for the Geelong Library Project – Technical Director for ARM Architecture, Wayne Sanderson and Contracts Manager for Kane Constructions, Pat Clements. Perspectives on reading and interpreting plans and documents on smaller, domestic projects are offered by Chisholm Institute Carpentry and Joinery Trainer, Ian Malcolm.

Length: 21 minutes

Item#: FMK129168

ISBN: 978-1-64023-570-0

Copyright date: ©2016

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