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Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off - Cedar Rapids
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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.

3/5/2018 to 3/6/2018
When: March 5 & 6, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Where: LaQuinta Inn & Suites
1220 Park Place NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa  52402
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

Class Location & Hotel Information:
Class will be held at the
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

A room block is set up for March 4 & 5
Call 319.378.8000 and ask for the
Northwestern Lumber rate of $99 plus 
taxes.  Block Expires 2/28/2018