Learn To Read Structural Drawings: With Real Site Videos
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Learn To Read Structural Drawings: With Real Site Videos

Full Course On Reading and Comprehending Civil Engineering Structural Drawings with real site videos.
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Created by Gokul Saud
Last updated 5/2020
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 24 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Read structural drawings easily.
  • Read detailed drawings of footings, slab, beam, column, staircase, etc.
  • Plan and execute the construction projects.
  • Estimate the building projects.
  • Check the reinforcement at the site.
  • Basic Knowledge of civil engineering structures.

We study a lot of things our four years  of engineering life. However, when we land ourselves on the site, we are completely new to it. Why does this happen? It is because the syllabus of our engineering focuses on the theoretical knowledge rather than practical applied knowledge. This creates a void in the graduates who have no idea about the knowledge required to work at the site.

This course is intended to fill this void. It teaches students what is left in the college but very mandatory for a civil engineer. This course will help fresh graduates to understand most important concepts that an engineer should know, working with rebars. A project consists of many works. Most of them can be done by the supervisors who do not possess engineering certificates. However, rebar work is such a work which can only be done(in most cases) by an engineer.

This course is intended to teach you how to read all kinds structural drawings. If you are a civil engineering student or a fresh civil engineering graduate, then this course is for you. You will learn how to read the structural drawings of  slab, beam, column, staircase,etc. You will also see real life application of those drawings. Once this course is complete, then you will get clear concepts of all the structural elements.

Who this course is for:
  • Civil Engineering Students who want to learn how to read structural drawings.
  • Civil Engineering Graduates who are currently working in the field of construction.
  • Civil Engineers who need to work at construction sites and handle drawings.
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 03:13:17
+ Introduction
2 lectures 02:24

This video gives an introduction to the course on 'How to Read Structural Drawings"

Preview 02:06
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+ Types of Drawings Used in Building Construction
4 lectures 23:34

This video talks about the different kinds of drawings that are followed for the construction of the building. In this video, you will learn what architectural drawing is, how it is useful and how to read the architectural drawing. You also learn about the structural drawings and how to read them.

Architectural Drawing
Structural Drawing

This video explains how you can read electrical and sanitary drawings required for the construction of a building. In this video, you will learn how the wiring of a room is done. How the switches and the lights and power sockets are connected in a drawing. You will also learn how the distribution box looks like and you will learn how a keycard switch works. In the latter part of the video, you will learn how the pipeline is arranged in a bathroom. You will see how the soil and waster water pipelines are taken out of the building. You will also learn to read the fire hydrant drawings.

Electrical Drawing
Sanitary Drawing
+ Structural Drawings of Footing
9 lectures 35:47
Read Foundation Plan
Isolated Footing Drawing

Footing is one of the major part of a building which transmits the loads from the building to the ground. This video describes how an isolated footing is designed (not the process). It also explains how its reinforcement is placed at the site.

Footing is lowermost part of the foundation constructed of brickwork, masonry or concrete for the purpose of distributing load over a large area. Footing is provided on the basis of nature of the soil.
Types of Footing
• Isolated Footing
• Combined Footing
• Raft or Strap Footing
Footing may be in square or rectangular in shape.

Preview 01:12
Shear Wall Footing Drawing
Combined Footing Detailed Drawing
Combined Footing at Site
Raft Footing Reinforcement Drawing
Raft Footing at Site
Concept of Strap Footing
+ Structural Drawings of Beam
10 lectures 41:12
Beam Structural Drawing Reading Overview
Understanding Your Structure
Reading a Beam Plan
Locating Beam Section
Reading Beam Sections
Curtailment of Beam Rebars
Rebars at Beam-Column Junction
Secondary Beams
Lapping of Bars in Beams

The tie beam is a terminology used for a beam whose 

function is not to carry the slab load but just to act as a
stiffner to the columns and thereby reduce the long column
effect. Sometimes it also acts as a damp proof course at
the plinth level and as a seperator for ventilators and
doors when placed at the lintel level.

Tie Beam Structural Drawing Reading
+ Structural Drawings of Slab
8 lectures 35:16
One Way v/s Two Way Slab
Knowing Main Bars and Distribution Bars
Reinforcement of a Two Way Slab Explained
Reinforcement of a One Way Slab Explained
Summarizing the Above Points
Two Way Down Slab Structural Drawing Reading
+ Structural Drawings of Column
3 lectures 11:42
Column Structural Drawing Reading

This video explains how you can read the drawings of column stirrups. Column stirrups are the lateral ties that hold the vertical rebars together.

Column Laterall Ties

This video explains how you can do ductility detailing of column. Ductility detailing is very important while placing the rebars at the site.

Ductility Detailing of Column
+ Structural Drawings of Staircase
2 lectures 21:57

This video explains how the reinforcement of the staircase is detailed. This video shows the reinforcement of staircase from the footing level. It shows the reinforcement of both the open well and dog-legged staircases.

Staircase Structural Drawing Reading
Slabless Staircase Structural Design
+ Structural Drawings of Shear Wall
1 lecture 09:05

Shear wall is a structural member used to resist lateral forces i.e. parallel to the plane of the wall. For slender walls where the bending deformation is more, Shear wall resists the loads due to Cantilever Action. In other words, Shear walls are vertical elements of the horizontal force resisting system.

In building construction, a rigid vertical diaphragm capable of transferring lateral forces from exterior walls, floors, and roofs to the ground foundation in a direction parallel to their planes. Examples are the reinforced-concrete wall. Lateral forces caused by wind, earthquake, and uneven settlement loads, in addition to the weight of structure and occupants, create powerful twisting (torsional) forces. This leads to the failure of the structures by shear.

Shear walls are especially important in high-rise buildings subject to lateral wind and seismic forces. Generally, shear walls are either plane or flanged in section, while core walls consist of channel sections. They also provide adequate strength and stiffness to control lateral displacements.

The shape and plan position of the shear wall influences the behavior of the structure considerably. Structurally, the best position for the shear walls is in the center of each half of the building. This is rarely practical, since it also utilizes the space a lot, so they are positioned at the ends. It is better to use walls with no openings in them. So, usually, the walls around lift shafts and stairwells are used. Also, walls on the sides of buildings that have no windows can be used.

Source: http://www.civilsimplified.com/resour...

Shear Wall Structural Drawing Reading
+ Box Culvert/ RCC Tunnel
3 lectures 12:19
The Architecture
Raft Foundation
The Columns