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This on-demand course is eligible for continuing professional development (CPD) credits:

  • 15 CPD Points through BC Housing

  • Master Building Training Credits through Professional Home Builders Institute

****if you are a Built Green Canada member, please register here. Contact the BGC office for your discount code.

If you are taking this course to comply with Tarion’s mandatory competency training requirements, please register for it through trainingOntario.

Construction Technology covers all the bases of today’s industry; building science, indoor air quality and healthy indoor environments, air sealing and insulation, and mechanical systems. As a whole, the course meets all of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) educational benchmarks for Construction Technology.

The course is made up of fourteen online modules. Each module includes a downloadable study guide. See the full list of modules and content here. There is a review and quiz at the end of each module to help you gauge your understanding of the topics covered. You can review any section or topic in any module as many times as you require.

Once you have completed all fourteen modules, you take the final test, which you may only take once.

A grade of at least 70% earns you a Certificate of Achievement.

Course Details:

  • CT takes about 20 hours to complete (including reviews, quizzes, etc.)

  • You have 8 weeks to finish this course from when you first begin (...but you can contact us if you need an extension)

  • Like all BHE courses, you have access to the online modules for a full 12 months after you complete the course.
  • The course is best viewed on a laptop or desktop. It works on tablets, but it’s really hard to see all the detail on a phone!

  • Sales within Canada are subject to GST/HST

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the House as a System Concept

  • Interpret the role of sustainable development in construction

  • Explain how building science affects building durability and occupant comfort

  • Categorize the signs, symptoms and solutions for good indoor air quality

  • Recognize building envelope details and how they control or contribute to heat, air, and moisture flows

  • Discuss, at a high level, the properties and features of residential mechanical systems

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What our customers are saying

  • If you are planning a house build or renovation, understanding Building Science is important to avoid repetitive heating costs and possible water damage later. Shawna and her team know their stuff.

    K.W., General Manager, Halifax, NS
  • Studies over the last 20 years have shown a worrying energy performance gap – where buildings are consistently found to use more heating energy than designers had predicted and Energy Performance Certificates indicate.

    Oliver Drerup, Former Head of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation - International
  • I am pleased to hear that you will be undertaking a new initiative to further trades training in residential energy efficiency. CMHC supports the building of industry awareness and capacity to deliver more sustainable technologies and practices in the housing sector.

    Duncan Hill, P. Eng., Acting Director, Sustainable Housing and Communities Policy and Research Policy, Research and Planning, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Over the last 20+ years I have been speaking to and training thousands of new home builders and renovators across North America.

    Gord Cooke, Air Solutions
  • All I can say is … wow!  You have nailed it! I just watched the 5 minute overview of what all your training videos will attempt to accomplish, and am very impressed.  I am so proud that I know you both, this is incredibly good.

    Gregory A. Pedrick, C.E.M., Project Manager, New York State Energy Efficiency Agency
  • This training is easy use and in a perfect format.

    Dan Drummond, Training Director, Canada Wood China
  • It is very well centred on the learner's experience. Visually-based rather than text-based delivery make the modules straightforward and non-intimidating. I like the way the expected learning outcomes are clearly presented and the information is clearly applicable to practical work.

    Michelle Harding, Professional Builders Institute of BC
  • This is primo education that goes way beyond training.

    Chris Rosemont, BASF
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