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Join Construction Experts Inc in for a meaningful learning experience in our online blueprint reading course or other upcoming classes. 


Each week we will dive into construction topics that are relevant, significant, meaningful and introduce techniques, strategies, and content that you can use on the job site confidently. Our classes equip students with industry knowledge, practiced skills in problem solving, estimating, project management risk management, decision making, materials, planning and scheduling, sustainable construction and equipment selection.

Review our paced classes (online blueprint reading course, planning and scheduling course and more) for coast to coast construction conversations and collaboration with your classmates!

CEI online construction classes

Are You and Independent Learner?

If you are able to work independently and would prefer to work at your own speed, check out our self-paced courses here.

Are You a Collaborative Learner Who Prefers Group Discussion?

If you prefer to have structure with clearly laid out deadlines, learning from other’s experiences, keep reading to learn more about our paced classes.

All Online. No Down Time.

All of our paced classes are online. Students can access their classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Stay engaged with daily content in a predictable and streamlined format, Weekly due dates are built into the course structure. All work is due by Sunday at 11:59 PM each week.

We work hard to ensure a safe, supportive, reliable learning community. If you experience anything less, contact Lisa Thibodeaux.

Online Construction Community

Students exchange ideas, ask and answer questions and get additional course information asynchronously in our online forum discussion boards. Discussions focus on current industry issues and the course materials. for our online blueprint reading course and all other paced classes..

Our paced classes are designed to encourage community among our student body. In our course discussion forums, our students drive the conversation while the instructor monitors. You will have the opportunity to get to know your classmates and create lasting professional relationships.

Review our paced courses including the online blueprint reading course, our many estimating courses, supervisory courses, and project management classes here and REGISTER here.



Read architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical blueprints. Practice looking up information and solving common construction problems by reading the blueprints.

The first of two hands-on detailed estimating courses in which students learn how to estimate general conditions, site work, excavation, concrete and masonry. Be sure to look over the prerequisites for this class at the link.

The second course features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with Metals, Wood, Doors and Windows, Finishes, Electrical, and Mechanical Estimating. You may take Estimating and Bidding 1 and 2 in any order.


Develop foundational knowledge of construction materials and processes that utilize concrete, brick and CMU, metals, wood products, roofing, and more. Understand and report back on how materials and processes function in green construction. An overall construction system will be covered each week. Expand your studies to include materials and processes which are normally encountered by the student in his/her work place.

The course will introduce students to civil construction plans, determining earthwork quantities, equipment economics and utilization, equipment production rates, fundamentals of earthmoving and excavating, loading and hauling equipment.


This course focuses on understanding civil construction techniques. This includes site preparation and grading, excavation, backfill, compaction, trenching, paving, and dewatering.

The purpose of this course is to give the student an overall and elementary understanding of civil construction blueprints and materials. This includes understanding and interpreting civil construction blueprints, reading specifications, manufacture and use of civil construction materials such as aggregates, concrete, asphalt, pipe, and geosynthetics.

This course introduces students to estimating civil engineering, heavy construction projects, and site work construction projects. This course will cover reading and understanding civil construction plans, determining earthwork quantities, determining crew make-up, and fundamentals of estimating various civil and site work components.



Recognize your style of leadership and how to utilize other styles when appropriate. Analyze worker needs and learn how these needs effect motivation.. Determine how to improve job performance and positively influence attitudes and abilities. Learn the various roles of the leader and how these roles can be applied at the job site.

Acquire skills and understanding of positive direct communication with an emphasis on construction supervision. Grow in your abilities to help people communicate with you, listen better, and deal with the difficult person. Develop your skills in negotiating and communicating with all organizational levels and groups.

Identifying, managing, and solving risk related construction problems is the focus of this class. Students will understand how to solve and prevent problems and how to make decisions. Technical problems, human performance problems and scheduling problems will be reviewed. Safety in the construction industry is crucial. This class will focus on managing and proactively reducing risk within the construction work environment. Learn how to avoid barriers to creative problem solving and how to create a problem solving atmosphere at the jobsite.

Learn about common construction contract clauses and how to read a contract. Construction disputes, including differing site conditions, claims, delays and construction defects will be studied.

Learn and apply basic construction planning and scheduling skills. Prepare bar chart schedules and critical path schedules. Read complex project schedules, and understand the basics of project management by scheduling, Employ acceleration techniques.

Study the construction cost control procedures and options to improve productivity will be the focus for this class. Cost control will be discussed at both the project level and the corporate level. You will learn about the cost control cycle and how to ensure effective production control. Organizing a project with a goal of productivity improvement will be studied. Students will learn how to calculate and measure worker productivity. Challenge the work process, learn about personnel management, and practice work improvement analysis. Find out more about STP Online.




The purpose of this course is to provide construction professionals with information that will help them to effectively bid, contract, build and close out green building projects. We will explore the green building process from the contractor’s and subcontractor’s point of view.


Learn the strategies, procedures, and systems used by project managers from the beginning of the project to the end. Students will actively take part in discussing the procedures involved in managing a construction project including planning and scheduling, estimating, and more.


Students will actively take part in discussing the legal environment, how to avoid litigation, explaining the legal liabilities of construction professionals and the protections afforded from bonds, liens, and waivers, the methods of protection in a litigious society, how to avoid disputes and more.

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