By Paul Rosenberg
Nothing is more essential in the construction
industry than reading blueprints, and this pocket reference is the
best of the best!
Covering a multitude of trade industries, the
DEWALT® Blueprint Reading Professional Reference
gives plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring
installers, and others access to all the important information.
Readers will learn how to read and understand
blueprints, sections, elevations, schedules, site plans, architectural
plans, structural plans, plumbing plans, HVAC & mechanical plans,
electrical plans, and more. A comprehensive glossary of terms and
abbreviations is also included for those on-the-job situations when a
quick refresher is a must!
- Provides essential, real-world blueprint
reading information to enhance your skills and boost your career
- More than 350 pages of professional reference
material is included, providing swift and easy access to hundreds of
charts, illustrations, formulas, laws, conversions, tables, and
- Content is completely current and up-to-date
with industry standards
- Special cover material is flexible,
tear-resistant, and water- and oil-resistant for ease of use in the
shop or on-the-job
- Exclusive super-strong binding allows the
books to lay flat when opened while keeping the pages securely
- Large and easy-to-read text and illustrations
make finding and retaining information a breeze
- Convenient size easily fits into any pocket
or toolbox for the ideal carry-along!
Chapter 1: Blueprint Basics
About the Author
Paul Rosenberg is contributing editor for Power
Outlet Magazine, past president of the Fiber Optic Association and
teaches electrical engineering courses for Iowa State University. He
has written more than thirty textbooks and manuals in addition to
the DeWALT series of pocket reference books. He has an extensive
background in the electrical contracting industry serving as a
supervisor, estimator, project manager, designer, and an independent
contractor with numerous licenses and professional certifications.
the first ever installation standard for optical fiber (ANSINEIS-
301), as well as a Raceway Installation standard and was awarded a
patent for a power transmission module. From 1991 through 1998, Mr.
Rosenberg served as special features editor of Electrical Contractor
Magazine and has also served as contributing editor to Electrical
Distributor Magazine and the Electronic and Low Voltage Newsletter.
He has designed and conducted training programs for NECA and Fiber U
while continuing to lecture at industry events throughout the United
384 Pages - 4 x 6 in., Soft-cover
Published: May 2006
Paperback, 384 pages
DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference