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Blueprint Reading & Estimating Fundamentals

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Blueprint Reading & Estimating Fundamentals


Training Time

50 Clock Hours


Course Type

Lecture Based



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Our online, instructor-led Blueprint Reading classes are taught by a licensed architect who creates construction documents for commercial, government and residential projects -- and has received project documentation awards from the American Institute of Architects.

Our Estimating class is taught by a certified, professional construction cost estimator who is the past-President of the American Society of Professional Estimators.

Start at the very beginning, learn about Drawing Scale in classes that are thorough and detailed. Learn how blueprint drawings are organized and how information is referenced throughout a set of construction blueprint drawings. Review architectural and engineering blueprint drawings, as well as Project specifications.

Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationship between the construction drawings and a quantity-takeoff cost estimate. Analyze the components of a cost estimate and learn how a quantity-takeoff cost estimate is created. Master an understanding of quantity surveying, estimating takeoffs and pricing estimated quantities. Recognize the need for thoroughness and attention to detail when preparing cost estimates.

VDCI encourages a strong online engagement between you, your instructor and your classmates. You will participate in group discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates.

This bundle consists of 3 Courses for a total of 50 Clock Hours. It can be completed in 6-9 weeks.



Earn a Micro-Credential for successfully completing this Training Bundle!

Earn a verified Digital Badge from Credly by completing this Bundle with a grade of 70% or higher. Credly is a badging platform that works with credible organizations to recognize, manage and share professional achievements.


Here is the course outline:

Welcome to Blueprint Reading Fundamentals!

PFC 101 - Blueprint Reading for Residential Construction

Start at the very beginning. Learn from a licensed architect about drawing types, scale and about the relationships between drawings. You will learn how to read and understand how a set of blueprint construction drawings are put together. The course materials are from real-world projects.

Complete Payment Plan to Continue

In order to continue with your training, you must complete your Payment Plan that you received via email when you enrolled in the bundle. Please contact us if you have not yet received your Payment Plan link.

PFC 102 - Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction

Learn from a licensed architect how to read blueprint drawings for a mixed-use commercial project which includes hotel, retail and parking. Review the architectural and all engineering drawings. Learn about project specifications. The course materials are from real-world projects.

Accept your Micro-Credential

If you have passed all previous courses in this bundle with a 70% or higher, go here to earn your Credly verified Digital Credential.

PFC 121 - Introduction to Construction Estimating

This Introduction to Construction Estimating is taught by a professional construction estimator. Starting at the very beginning, you will learn about the types of estimates and how an estimate is organized. The components and sub-components of an estimate will be addressed.

Accept your Micro-Credential

If you have passed all previous courses in this bundle with a 70% or higher, go here to earn your Credly verified Digital Credential.

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