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Blueprint Reading & Material Take-off - Iowa

Blueprint Reading & Material Take-off - Iowa

Monday, December 11, 2023 8:00 AM - Tuesday, December 12, 2023 5:00 PM (CST)


The popular Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Workshop provides 2 full days of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take-off. Attendees will receive hands-on experience figuring a material take-off from an actual set of working drawings.


Material covered includes: 

  • Blueprint Reading 
  • Scale Usage 
  • Estimating Formulas 
  • Material Applications 
  • Wall Framing 
  • Siding & Exterior Trim 
  • Roof Systems 
  • Common, Hip, Valley & Floor Layout Jack Rafters 

Attendees will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views. Students will be introduced to various residential construction methods and estimating formulas while working on a basic single level home with a trussed roof. 

Who Should Attend: Estimators, Sales Staff and Design Personnel

About the Instructor: 
Casey Voorhees is the Executive Director for the Western Building Materials Association and has taught this program across the country for many LBM associations.  With over 30 years’ experience leading the program, Casey understands the skills needed to provide your customers with an accurate take-off and good customer service.


Price per person

$570 or $540 each for 3 or more attendees

Non-Member -$770

Your registration fee includes the class workbook, a set of blueprints, an architectural scale and a joint/truss layout scale. Lunch is also provided each day.

Drury Hotels
815 1st Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel room if required. A discount room block has been set-up at Drury Hotels. To book a room under the BLD Connection room block call 800-325-0720 and refer to group number 10082335 or reserve online at  Discount rate of $108 expires on 11/8/2023.

Event Contact
Connie Johnson
(763) 595-4045
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Monday, December 11, 2023 8:00 AM - Tuesday, December 12, 2023 5:00 PM (CST)
8:00 AM - 5 PM each day
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