Plan Reading Course
The skills and experience to confidently and correctly read and interpret plans associated with planning, building, certification and construction is essential for a range of professionals in regulation and building. Reading and interpreting plans correctly ensures consistent, high quality outcomes in all sectors where plans are used and safeguards against incorrect costing, quoting and certification. This plan reading course provides participants of all levels the knowledge needed to actively engage with the plan reading process. This course is designed to provide you with the confidence to read and interpret the various types of plans used in local government and the building certification sector. This plan reading course will draw on a variety of teaching methods from presenters with over twenty years of experience. In this plan reading course you will be provided with practical activities ensuring a hands-on experience in reading, measuring and interpreting plans.
Very informative and very well explained. The presenters were engaging and their knowledge made it easy to understand. Highly recommended.
|Duration||One session (8 hours in total)|
|Time||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
|Cost||$685 (GST Free)|
This plan reading course will cover the following content:
- The importance of plan reading and correct terminology.
- Interpreting plan scales.
- Understanding contours.
- Interpreting site plans, floor plans, elevations plans, section plans etc.
- Subdivision plans and 88b instruments.
- Interpreting overshadowing diagrams.
- Reading specialised plans: engineering details and bushfire plans.
- Workshops to allow students to develop skills through practical examples.
At the completion of this plan reading course you will:
- Understand the importance of reading and interpreting plans correctly.
- Identify some of the common industry problems in plan reading and develop skills to resolve these issues.
- Gain practical skills in understanding ‘scales’ and ‘contours’ on plans
- Gain experience in reading and interpreting a variety of plans including:
- Site Plans.
- Floor Plans.
- Elevation Plans.
- Section Plans.
- Shadow diagrams.
- Subdivision plans and Section 88b instruments.
- Engineering plans.
This plan reading course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.
In-house training solutions
This plan reading course can also be customised and delivered in-house. Find out more >
Who is this course for?
This plan reading course is designed for anyone who is looking to develop their plan reading skills including administration staff, council customer service staff, trainee and graduate planners and building surveyors.
About the presenters
Stephen Krimmer is an Accredited Certifier and Senior Building Surveyor with over twenty years of local government experience, with a specific focus on development assessments, inspections and education. Stephen provides a variety of engaging training courses to assist both local government organisations and accredited certifiers across NSW.
Craig Squires is an Accredited Certifier with over twenty years experience in local government certification. As well as teaching short courses at UTS for almost 10 years, he has taught at TAFE and has lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Western Sydney University. Craig is the coordinator of the Certification and Fire Safety team at Penrith City Council.
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