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Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off - Eagan
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This workshop will consist of two full days of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take-off. Attendees will receive hands-on experience figuring an actual set of working drawings.

3/28/2018 to 3/29/2018
When: March 28 & 29, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Where: Simpson Strong-Tie
3711 Kennebec Drive
Suite 700
Eagan, Minnesota  55122
United States
Contact: Connie Johnson

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If online registration is closed, please contact the NLA office at 763.595.4045 to check on seating availability.

Participants will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views.
Be introduced to various residential construction methods and estimating formulas while working on a basic single level home with a trussed roof.
Work on a contemporary home that will include irregular floor and roof layouts.

Additional attention will be given to stick-framed roof systems including valley over-framing, common, hip and jack rafters.

Materials covered:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Scale Usage
  • Estimating Formulas
  • Material Applications
  • Floor Layout
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof System
  • Siding & Exterior Trim
  • Insulation & Wallboard

Registration Fee & Hotel Information



$495 per person

Three or more - $470 per person

Certificate Enrollee - $455 per person


$745 per person

Hotel Block

A room block has been set up at 
Best Western Dakota Ridge

Phone: 651.452.0100
Ask for the Northwestern Lumber Association
block rate $92.99  plus tax.
Expires 3/4