This well-illustrated text teaches the basic skills needed to read, study, and understand construction drawings. It features a detailed analysis of a set of residential plans. Pictorial drawings accompany orthographic plan drawings to help students visualize the meaning of the plan drawing. Construction technology students taking beginning and intermediate plan reading courses will also learn about important related areas that affect plan development, such as building codes, materials, and mathematics applications. There is ample construction data throughout the text's eight sections, one of which consists of assignments for three sets of full-size construction plans provided. Review questions are also featured at the end of each section.