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Print Reading for Construction

The new 8th edition of Print Reading for Construction, written by Walter Brown and Daniel Dorfmueller, provides a practical way to help students learn and master the skill of print reading. The complete package includes a full-color textbook and large prints folder containing 140 foldout prints (17” x 22”), available in print and digital. 

The content covers both residential and commercial construction, organized into sections based on a progression of topics from simple to complex. This new edition provides enhanced coverage on estimating construction costs and developing takeoffs. For online users, new author-narrated videos are available for each unit, giving instructors an additional tool for delivering lectures and providing students the opportunity to “meet” author Dan Dorfmueller. The Understanding Measurement Tools video clip library features real-world measurement practices to reinforce foundational measurement skills.

Print Reading for Construction Online Instructor Resources include lesson plans, answer keys, PowerPoint® presentations, test banks, videos, and more.

Instructors can request complimentary desk copies through their G-W Educational Consultant ( or G-W Customer Service ( 

Goodheart-Willcox Print Reading for Construction
1921-2021 Goodheart Willcox Celebrates 100 Years Print Reading for Construction

The world has certainly changed in the past 100 years. With roots that began in 1921 with Dyke’s Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia, G-W first expanded its publishing into the trades. As inventions, innovations, and technologies were introduced over the years, these advancements impacted education and the direction of G-W. Our path into Family and Consumer Sciences started in the 1980s and broadened to other developing fields such as IT, Health Sciences, and Health Education. New courses, new pathways, and new careers demand new learning resources that reflect our ever-changing times. As the world evolves, so does G-W.

As G-W reaches this 100-year milestone, we are very thankful.

  • Thankful for the amazing teachers and dedicated industry partners who are committed to preparing students for success in life and career.
  • Thankful for students who are eager to learn and inspire an entire education industry to continuously adapt and improve.
  • Thankful for our trusted authors and knowledgeable reviewers who help us provide the highest quality content for students and educators.
  • Thankful for our G-W team, a group of employee-owners who work to exceed your expectations each and every day.






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