Plans for HVAC
Learn How to
Read, Interpret and Use HVAC Blueprints Like A Pro With This
Joseph Moravek, Curtis McGuirt,
Wilma B. Miller - Fourth Edition
Learn how to read and use blueprints like a
Air conditioning drawings and hands-on
exercises are the main focus of this new book, designed to help
readers master the basics of blueprint reading and apply their new
skills to work in the HVAC trade.
Ideal for both technical students and
entry-level HVAC field technicians alike, Blueprints and Plans
for HVAC, 4E begins by reviewing basic mathematic procedures and
safety considerations. Chapters that follow provide opportunities to
gain first-hand experience in key areas, such as: using the
architect's and engineer's scale, creating and using working and
construction drawings, freehand sketching and drafting with
instruments, and more!
The final section of this all-inclusive book
goes beyond basic concepts, enabling users to gain valuable skills
in reading and interpreting architectural, ductwork, mechanical,
electrical, and plumbing plans.
Blueprints and Plans for HVAC:
- Illustrations, photos,
graphs, and sketches serve as visual aids, putting users on the
fast track to developing new blueprint reading skills and applying
information to the HVAC trade
A full set of actual blueprints for an air
conditioning system in a commercial building is included
for use in completing exercises in the book, enhancing the
- Helpful appendices
provide instant access for beginners to frequently used geometric
figures and formulas, conversion tables, abbreviations and symbols
- No prior knowledge is
assumed, making this book ideal for use by anyone planning a
career in the HVAC industry or the building trades
About the Author:
Joseph Moravek is the HVACR director
at Nance Universal HVACR Technical School in Beaumont, Texas, where
he is responsible for short- and long-term training course
development and updating curriculum. He also occasionally teaches
local and overseas HVACR classes for Nance. In addition, he serves
as a consultant with Mechanical Training Service, Houston, Texas,
doing EPA training, continuing education for contractors and other
custom developed coursework. A licensed air conditioning and
refrigeration contractor in the state of Texas, he holds several ICE
and NATE certifications, is a member of the ASHRAE, CARE and AEE
professional organizations and has a master's degree in education.
Mr. Moravek started in the HVACR profession in 1976 doing heat load
calculation for a federally-funded weatherization program. His
experience also includes working as an HVACR technician and
inspector for the city of Houston. He served as the HVACR lead
instructor at Lee College for 14 years.
Curtis McGuirt is vice president of
Nance International in Beaumont, Texas, where he supervises and
coordinates the estimating, design and drafting of the programs. EPA
certified, he has traveled extensively worldwide to provide training
to offshore drilling and marine customers. Throughout his career, he
has focused on areas such as HVAC load calculations, equipment
selection, equipment design, duct design, piping design, electrical
design, specifications, and CAD drawings. Mr. McGuirt began in the
HVACR profession in 1966 as a laboratory technician for General
Electric Company, working 15 years in the design of air conditioning
equipment for residential and commercial units. He helped in the
development of the first factory heat pump training school for air
conditioning technicians. He has served on the advisory boards of
Shreveport-Bossier Vocational School, Air Conditioning Training, in
Shreveport, La., and on the advisory board of Lamar Institute of
Technology, Air Conditioning Training, in Beaumont. A licensed
mechanical contractor for air conditioning and refrigeration in
Louisiana, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering.
Review of Basic Mathematical Procedures.
Learning to Use the Architect's Scale.
Learning to Use the Engineer's Scale.
Symbols and Abbreviations.
How Working Drawings Are Created.
Categories of Working Drawings.
Sections, Elevations, and Details.
Creating Construction Drawings.
Who Uses Construction Drawings?
TYPES AND WEIGHTS OF LINES.
Lettering and Notations.
Organizing a Drawing Sheet.
Shading and Crosshatching.
Drawing Construction Elevations.
Drafting With Instruments.
READING AND INTERPRETING ARCHITECTURAL
Reading Architectural Plans.
Reading Mechanical Plans.
Reading Electrical Plans.
Reading Plumbing Plans.
Introduction to Load Calculations.
336 Pages -
Paperback, 8-1/2 x 11 in.
Published July 2012
Paperback, 336 pages
Blueprints and Plans for HVAC