By this time in your career, you have probably worked as an
apprentice on various building projects. You probably did your tasks without thinking much
about what it takes to lay out structures so they will conform to their location, size,
shape, and other building features. In this chapter, you will learn how to extract these
types of information from drawings and specifications. You will also be shown how to draw,
read, and work from simple shop drawings and sketches.
Design of Structural Members