October 9, 2018

Here’s the low-down on the update of our continuing education credits:

Canadian Programs

Built Green Canada

Construction Technology gives you the continuing education requirements you need to keep your membership in good standing. BGC members get a 30% discount - call the head office to get the code.

BC Housing

The following courses give you ‘A’ Points for BC Housing Continuing Professional Development:

US Programs

Building Performance Inc (BPI)

The following courses are recognized for CEUs:

North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

NATE credits for BHE courses are available through our US Partner, HVACRedu.net. The following courses are recognized for CEU hours:

 

We are revising our arrangements for CEUs with AIA and LEED.

New Courses

MATH

Everybody loves math. Who doesn’t love math? We’re so in love with math that we’ve built out a two-part course on it. Check out your math strength and weaknesses with these short self-evaluation forms (Arithmetic, Geometry, Conversions) and then get ready to level up!

Everyone who works in residential construction needs decent, everyday math skills. These can be grouped into five areas:

  • Quantity and number

  • Space and shape

  • Data handling and chance

  • Problem solving

  • Patterns and relationships

Construction Math 1 & 2 will be available at the end of October 2018. You will be able to purchase the two parts separately or as a full course, depending on what you need to focus on.

Here are the learning objectives for the two part course.

Construction Math 1

Module 1: Introduction

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Apply the basic functions of arithmetic in construction-based word problems

  • Describe the basic geometric shapes and figures commonly encountered in construction

  • Explain the function of algebra and working with variables

Module 2: Simple Geometry

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Calculate perimeters of squares and rectangles

  • Calculate areas of squares and rectangles

  • Calculate volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms

Construction Math 2

Module 3: Complex Geometry

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Calculate perimeters of triangles, parallelograms. rhombuses and circles

  • Calculate areas of triangles, parallelograms, rhombuses and circles

  • Calculate volumes of triangular prisms and cylinders

Module 4: Conversions

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Execute conversions between roof slope angles, percentages and pitches

  • Execute conversions between metric and imperial units

  • Execute conversions between imperial and metric units

 

Buying Construction Math

We’ll be posting the course outlines and purchasing information in the next couple of weeks, but here’s what the courses will cost ya

Construction Math 1: $150

Construction Math 2: $150

Bundle o’ Construction Math 1 & 2: $265, save $35

 

Like all of our courses, once everything is online, you can pay for Construction Math up front, or you can choose to use our payment plan option.

 

Contact us if you’d like to pre-order (payment plan doesn’t apply to this - sorry!).

Energy Advisor Foundation Training (EAFT)

We know Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Advisor Foundation Exam is tough!

And it needs to be tough.

Finding training close by, that fits your schedule, can be even tougher.

Energy Advisors need to have strong knowledge in building science, construction, math, mechanicals, plans reading, and site safety.

To make it easier to get past the foundation exam, and into EA training, and then into the field, we’re working on a completely online/on demand Energy Advisor Foundation Training bundle. There will be five courses in the bundle:

  • Construction Technology

  • Home Performance for New and Existing Houses

  • Construction Math (1 & 2)

  • Plans Reading

  • Construction Safety

We are still working on production of some of the courses. You can buy the bundle for $350+tax while we’re still building it. Once all of the courses are online, the regular price will be $495+tax.

Currently, all learners have access to:

√   Construction Technology (covers 80% or more of the learning objectives for the Foundation Exam)

√   Construction Math 1 - introduction to arithmetic, algebra, and geometry (online 28 Sept. 2018)

Check out these two blog articles (Arithmetic and Simple Geometry) that go through the content of Construction Math 1

√   Construction Safety Course (via BC Construction Safety Association)

Part 2 of Construction Math is a deeper dive into geometry and a module on conversions. It will be online by the end of October.

The other two courses, Plans Reading and Home Performance are in production. When you purchase EAFT at the discounted rate, we send you a ton of helpful links and downloads to help you study these topics. The courses will be added to your training plan as they are completed, and you will have access to them for a full year.

 

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