Blueprint Reading and Construction Management Courses


Construction professionals balance a wide range of information in order to move a project from blueprints to bids to final construction. Great project managers keep the details on track. They bring the job in on-time and on-budget, which means satisfied clients and maximum profits. Our instructors are design/build professionals and architects with years of experience in the field.

For more information and registration,  browse our course offerings or email Debra Salomon. dsalomon@citytech.cuny.edu


Tue, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 9/5/17 – 9/26/17
12 hours, $325
Required Textbook: Print Reading For Contruction, 6th Edition   Walter C. Brown and Daniel P. Dorfmuelle

Learning to read blueprints is an essential skill for designers, contractors, real estate brokers and building owners. In this lecture and hands-on class, you will learn the vocabulary and language of blueprints. Topics covered include drawing scales, plan, elevation and section drawings as well as the architectural symbols used to navigate through the blueprint sheets. Students will become familiar with blueprint methodology by drafting a set of simple plans. The price includes one set of prints.

You will Learn To:

  • Understand architectural scales 

  • Dimension and area drawings

  • Understand drawing types and their functions

  • Recognize and read  a floor plan, section, and elevation

  • Understand Blueprint symbols, notations, abbreviations,
    and material schedules

  • Work with drawings on dimensions, finishes, details

  • Apply knowledge to a project you are working on


Wed, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 10/4/17 - 10/25/17
12 hours, $325
Textbook: Print Reading For Contruction, 6th Edition  By: Walter C. Brown and Daniel P. Dorfmueller

This lecture and hands-on course provides advanced knowledge of reading the structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawing found in a set of construction documents.  Students will learn to interpret drawings in order to estimate and build a project. Working from an existing blueprint, students will read the drawings, estimate the materials needed to build the job, request clarifications from the architect and create a bid. Topics covered: architectural and engineering scales, drawing types, shop drawings, symbols, notations, abbreviations, and material schedules, material take off and cost estimating.

You Will Learn To:

  • Identify building details and requirements as specified in details

  • Coordinate Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical,
    Plumbing, HVAC, and Related Plans

  • Recognize load and non-load bearing walls

  • Create material take-offs from blueprints and schedules

  • Verify accuracy of drawings prior to making cost estimate


Tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 10/31/17 - 11/21/17

12 hours, $325

This course builds an awareness of the various building materials and technologies available today. Topics include the advantages, disadvantages, history and development of construction materials.Through direct observation, students will gain an understanding of the properties of each material as well as the structure of materials and methods used in the construction industry.

  • Learn to identify and specify:

  • Excavation/Foundation/Piles

  • Concrete & Masonry

  • Wood, Structural Steel, Finishes

  • Gyp Board, EIFS, SIP, Stucco, Veneers Paint, Roofing



Wed, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 11/22/17 - 12/13/17   
12 hours, $325

Preparing an estimate for the purpose of bidding a job is a skill that is essential for contractors, designers and others in the building trades. In this course you will learn to estimate the cost of general conditions prepare a quantity take off for the materials to be used in the job, and extend unit prices to prepare an accurate bid.

Required Textbook:
Estimating with Microsoft Excel, 3rd edition, by Jay Christofferson

Prerequisites: ECX043 or equivalent. Students must be able to use and architectural scale, read blueprints, and understand blueprint terminology.


Mon & Wed, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 12/18/17 - 1/22/18  (No Class: 12/25/17, 1/1/18)   
27 hours, $575

This course will develop an awareness of the various construction management methods and practices used in today’s industry. Through Class discussion and case study examples students will develop a Construction Management Plan and a Safety and Health Plan. This course will cover methods and procedures to manage a construction project. The instructor, Joseph Mucciolo, Architect, RA has more than 3 decades of experience in tri-state area project management.

You will learn to:

  • Work in a team environment on a term project

  • Develop a Scope of Work

  • Develop a Schedule of Values

  • Develop an Organizational Chart

  • Write the responsibilities and duties of all field staff of the CM

  • Develop a project work schedule in both a Bar Chart and CPM formats

  • Develop a project budget

  • Develop a payment schedule

  • Understand the use of the different types of contracts in the construction industry

  • Track a project for payments, extra work and change orders

  • Prepare QA/QC inspection and report documents

  • Prepare and Review safety and health plan

  • Understand the difference between a warranty and a guarantee

  • Develop a punch list and project close out deliverables list


Thur, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 11/2/17 - 12/7/17
18 hours, $430

Suggested Prerequisite: AutoCad, or equivalent experience, or basic knowledge of Blueprint reading 

This hands-on, lab-based seminar presents an overview of Autodesk's Revit platform, including architecture, structure, and MEP along with key concepts of BIM and Revit.  The curriculum, includes an in-depth exploration of the Revit interface. Views selection methods, levels and grid, walls, doors, windows, and components, modification commands and load family, floors, ceilings, and stairs, and type and instance parameters will be manipulated for existing project.  Students will import CAD drawings to convert to Revit geometry, understand the project browser and type properties palettes, add sheets, insert views onto sheets, add dimensions and text to the mode, and set up the file for plotting. Bring a blueprint or project file to the first class. It will be developed into a revit model.