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Construction Blueprint and Plan Reading

It is crucial for anyone involved in construction and manufacturing projects to have the ability to read and understand blueprints and building plans. Whether you're in the field or in the office, you need to know how the site plan affects the building plan, what building departments look for in plan checks and how plans affect contracts.

Explore the design-and-build method of the construction process. Focus on reading and applying blueprints and plans from conceptual drawings to final construction. Improve your understanding of change orders and profit margins.


Chris Wicks is a supervising project director for the California Project Management Branch, Department of General Services, in Sacramento. He has more than 38 years of construction industry experience, starting as a construction laborer and culminating in managing a $25 million rapid transit project. He is currently the program manager for the Department of Forestry's capital improvement program. A UC Davis Extension instructor for 14 years, Wicks is a graduate of the UC Davis Extension Construction Management Certificate Program.


Oct. 2-Nov. 20: Thurs., 6-9 p.m. & Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


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Technical requirements:

Certain elements of this class will be conducted online. You must have a computer with access to the Internet and an email account in order to complete this course. If you plan to access an online course using an iPad, iPod or an iPhone there are a variety of Flash web browsers available in the App Store that can enable your iPad/iPod/iPhone to view Flash content.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA




$740.00 ($815.00 if postmarked after 09/18/2014).

Special Discounts:

10% discount for AGC, ASPE, APWA, BES, BIA, CMAA, SRBX, Cal Aggie Alumni Association members and groups.


3 quarter units academic credit, X406.25A, 8 PDU CEUs

Required textbooks:

Print Reading for Construction (6th Edition) by Walter C Brown ISBN 9781605258027. Buy this book from the UC Davis Bookstore.






Earn a Certificate

This course is part of these certificate programs:

Construction Management