How To Read Blueprints With an Architect Scale Ruler

How To Read Blueprints With an Architect Scale Ruler
How To Read Blueprints With an Architect Scale Ruler

This week (the 3rd week of September) is National Construction Appreciation Week. Construction covers a wide array of activities. Building bridges, razing barns, pouring concrete, painting buildings, covering roofs, making highways, installing drywall, and pounding nails, are all part of the picture of building our environment.

An important tool that is common to all these activities is the architect scale ruler. It is used by

  • architects
  • builders
  • estimators
  • designers
  • contractors

It helps to measure the size of things on a blueprint. The 2 common configurations are 1/4″ and 1/8″. On the 1/4″ scale, each mark is 1/4″ apart, and numbered from zero, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. If the blueprint is drawn to that scale, then the “5” mark on the scale means 5 feet, or 5 miles, or whatever the blueprint says.

Pipe Diameter Tape Measures Are Popular During National Construction Appreciation Week

Using a Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
Using a Pipe Diameter Tape Measure

The 3rd full week in September was “National Construction Appreciation Week” in the USA. It’s not a very old week. It was instigated in 2018 by “I Build America”, which was started in 2016. Mike Rydin, the CEO of HCSS came up with the idea to call attention to all the people who help build this great country. I’m sure many of them have used pipe diameter tape measures in their work. Plumbers and electricians are the most likely tradesmen that use them. Without a doubt, Lufkin makes the best diameter tapes.

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measures
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Tape Measures

8 People That Would Love to Receive an Architect Scale Ruler With Your Logo

Architect At Work Using an Architect Scale Ruler
Architect At Work Using an Architect Scale Ruler

If you are thinking of giving a useful gift to some of your customers, here are some ideas. These are the people who would love to get an architect scale ruler from you, with your company logo.

  1. Architect
  2. Kitchen Designer
  3. City Planner
  4. Engineer
  5. Contractor
  6. Builder
  7. Draftsman
  8. Construction Estimator

All of these people design or read blueprints in the course of their daily work. An architect scale ruler is a necessity for measuring the size of objects on the blueprint. It is used in the office and at the job site.

If your company needs to advertise to the people on this list, then you need to order architect scale rulers with your logo permanently engraved.

New Architect Scale Rulers Introduced With Your Logo Imprinted

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Not everyone is an architect, but many non-architects use their tools. Architect scale rulers and pocket tapes are used by many people in the construction trades and real estate. For example:

  • Draftsmen
  • Plumbing estimators
  • HVAC estimators
  • Electrical estimators
  • Painting estimators
  • Concrete and block estimators
  • Carpenters
  • Builders
  • General Contractors
  • Owners who are planning a new building
  • Civil Engineers
  • Realtors
  • Real estate tax assessors
  • Tax map office employees
  • Excavators
  • Yard sprinkler system estimators

If you see some of your customers on this list, then you can advertise to them in a special way. Let us put your logo on an architect tape orĀ  ruler. It will be appreciated, will last a long time and will be visible every day.

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