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CII Best Practices Course

This is a graduate level seminar course, designed to enrich your engineering and construction management curriculum. This course brings industry experts from CII member organizations to the classroom through distance learning technology.

These industry presenters give students tremendous insights into CII Best Practices of the engineering and construction industry by first covering the fundamentals of a Best Practice for some context, then focusing on its implementation for the rest of the class – about 50% research, 50% real life. 


Scheduled on Fridays from 12pm-3pm Central during the Fall semester, the course is taught face-to-face to one class with simultaneous live broadcast to the other participating schools. We also record each class so the participating universities can utilize the recordings for their students who cannot attend that day and for their online students, as well as to accommodate those universities located outside the US time zones.

Each participating university has their own instructor to lead their classroom and decide the need for a mid-term exam / final exam, discussion sessions, their specific grading policy and so on for their university.

Graduate Programs

Participation Opportunities

• Cost-effectively enrich your curriculum – starting at only $2,500 for up to 30 students
• Gain recognition as a provider of valuable CII research findings
• Video conferencing capability required

Recent Participating Universities

Arizona State, Clemson, Florida International, Georgia Tech, Uof Houston, Missouri S&T, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, UT Austin, and Vanderbilt

CII Members

Presentation Opportunities

  • Meet future industry leaders
  • Give back to colleges/universities for staffing your workforce
Recent Idustry Presenters from Bechtel, Burns & McDonnell, Cargill, Dow, ExxonMobil, KBR, Kiewit, Los
Alamos National Laboratory, Ontario Power Generation, Pathfinder, Procter & Gamble, Trillium, Valency

2023 Student Quotes About the BPC Program

"I just had to take a moment to share how much I'm enjoying the course. Seriously, it's been such a breeze to follow along and understand everything. The way the material is explained makes it so clear, even the tricky bits!"

"I'm finding the course not just good, but really good. It's like having a knowledgeable friend explain everything to me. The interactive parts make learning feel like a conversation rather than a lecture, and I'm loving that."

"Big high fives to you and the team for making this learning experience so enjoyable. I'm genuinely looking forward to every class. Keep up the awesome work!"

The next offering will be held in the Fall 2024

For more information on how to participate, please contact Erika Corbell at