Construction Plan Reading Course

To be effective and efficient in executing your construction projects, learn how to accurately read and interpret construction documents?

Construction Plan Reading Course

To be effective and efficient in executing your construction projects, learn how to accurately read and interpret construction documents?

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Fill out the form and get ready to upgrade your skills in Plan Reading

Specifying an architectural project’s size, features, materials, installation techniques, standards, and structural, mechanical, electrical, and landscaping components, construction drawings serve as project manuals for contractors, builders, tradesmen, and all other professionals involved in the construction phase.

Being able to read and understand construction documents, including floor plans, site plans, specifications and project requirements, are skills that cannot be done away with, if one’s aim is to run a successful construction firm. The manifold benefits, which include reducing rework and preventing cost and schedule overruns, are conducive to project efficiency and consistently meeting deadlines, budget needs, and specifications.

Through Zitro’s in-person, 20-hour / 4 session plan reading course you will harness the skills you’ll need to fully understand and accurately interpret construction drawings, whether you are an early-career or seasoned construction professional. All sessions are in-person and are focused on residential and light commercial construction.

This 20-hour / 4-session, hands-on course encompasses the following residential and light commercial areas:

  • Residential and light commercial floor plans.

  • Residential and light commercial site plans.

  • Identifying and understanding common symbols, notations and abbreviations.

  • Specifications, schedules and their use, terms and nomenclature.

  • Elevations, sectionals, and details.

  • Wood frame construction.

  • Landscape, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC site plans.

  • Field math calculations.

  • Understanding building codes.

  • Digital and new print reading technology.

Instructional Method:

  • Full sets of construction project documents are provided in class.

  • Group and individual class exercises.

  • Assignments.

  • Quizzes and final test.

Patricia Ferrufino-Mendoza
Plan Reading Instructor

Patricia Ferrufino-Mendoza is a licensed architect, Revit Architecture® Certified Professional, and PV Design Certified Specialist with 15+ years of experience creating construction documents for commercial and residential projects, as well as managing diverse projects in both sectors.

Educational Background

B.S. Architecture
A.A.S. Construction Management


Two Thursdays and two Saturdays

  • Thursday January 18, 2024
    4:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Saturday January 20, 2024
  • Thursday January 25, 2024
    4:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Saturday January 27,  2024

Zoom Platform

Register by January 17, 2024

Course Sessions

Consisting of 20 hours of instruction, our estimating course is comprised of a total of 4 sessions, five hours each.


-Learn General Print Reading Terms, Abbreviations, Symbols.
-Principles of Orthographic Projection.
-Types of Construction Prints for various Building Trades.
-Using Floor Plans and Elevations.


-Using Elevation View Drawings.
-Identifying Roof Types and Materials.
-Understanding all parts of Typical Light Wood Frame Construction (Residential and Light Commercial).
-Using Sectional and Details, Stairs Assembly.



Why Choose Zitro

Available classes

English or Spanish

Qualified and Reliable Instructors

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What Our Customers Say

“Working with Zitro was the best decision I made in starting my business. They walk you through the entire process at an affordable rate and get things done in a timely manner. Very impressed with their services and personal!”

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