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Blueprint Reading for Electricians (NJATC)
Copyright 2010

Blueprint Reading for Electricians (NJATC)



Printreading Based on the 2014 NEC
Based on the 2014 NEC

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Blueprint Reading for Electricians, 3E

Author: Rob Zachariason / NJATC

Third Edition

Includes CD-ROM with residential, commercial, and industrial blueprints and specifications.

Learn to read and interpret blueprints through the eyes of an electrician. Now in its 3rd edition, Blueprint Reading for Electricians presents students and apprentices alike with the blueprint reading terminology and applications unique to the electrical industry.

This specialized resource begins by covering fundamental tools and basic sketching, then progressing to include coverage of views, plans, schedules and specifications.

With additional chapters devoted to the types of prints found in a set of construction drawings and clear explanations of their relationships to various electrical installations, the book offers content that is both comprehensive and applicable. It has been updated to reflect the very latest technology and industry trends and is ideal both as a training manual and reference guide; its content, hands-on exercises, and real-world applications will help readers of all levels to master their print reading skills.


  • links theory to practice through all-new additional Field Examples, offering added insight and practical tips to enhance the learning experience of the reader.
  • links theory to practice through Field Examples, which offer added insight and practical tips that will help the beginning electrical worker or student electrician.
  • enhances and illustrates important concepts with full-color photographs of construction sites.
  • offers comprehensive coverage by including need-to-know mathematical concepts, allowing readers to feel confident the book contains everything they need to learn and apply the material.


1. Drawing and Sketching.
2. Projections and Perspectives.
3. Related Math.
4. Scaling and Dimensions.
5. Construction Types.
6. Architectural Considerations.
7. Electrical Symbology.
8.Mechanical Symbology.
9. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Symbology.
10. Specialized Symbology.
11. Site Plans.
12. Floor Plans.
13. Elevations.
14. Details and Sections.
15. Schedules and Specifications.
16. Residential Print Reading.
17. Commercial Print Reading.
18. Industrial Print Reading.
Appendix A: Commercial Specifications.
Appendix B: Industrial Specifications.
Appendix C: Electrical Devices and Materials.
Appendix E: Print List

About the Author:

Rob Zachariason is Division chair and instructor of the Construction Trades programs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, as well as an Instructor for the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. He is a graduate of the Construction Electricity program at Northwest Technical College and the National Joint Apprenticeship Committee's Inside Wireman Program.

Mr. Zachariason holds a Master Electrical License in North Dakota and Minnesota. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the North Dakota State Electrical Board. Rob worked as an electrician for 10 years before becoming a full time instructor.

His time in industry was varied, working residential, commercial, and industrial. Rob is a former member of the Board of Directors for the North Dakota State Electrical Board, and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He is currently President of Zach's Electric Incorporated

National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee:

NJATC develops and standardizes training for National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents more than 780,000 members working in a wide variety of fields around North America.

464 Pages - 8-1/2 x 11 in.


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