1. Construction Technology
Explore building science and its importance to constructing effective building envelopes and building durable homes.
2. Construction Math
Math is the language of construction. It's important for accuracy, efficiency and safety to make sure the work is done correctly. The aim of this course is to help the learner develop an understanding of how arithmetic, algebra, geometry and conversions relate to construction.
3. Construction Safety (Alberta Construction Safety Association: CSTS-2020 Fundamentals)
4. Plans Reading
Reading House Plans and Construction Drawings is for builders, experienced tradespersons, site managers, estimators, project managers, foremen and other construction industry personnel. This course is a comprehensive overview of construction drawings, ideal for those with little or no experience. By the end, you will be able to use house plans to find trade information and perform simple material take offs. Course topics also include an overview of the design process, architectural and engineering scales, floor plans and elevations.
5. High Performance Homes
High Performance Homes builds on Construction Technology and introduces concepts and techniques of energy efficiency in retrofit and new construction projects. Occupant behaviour baseloads impact the overall energy use in a house and affect the sizing of renewable energy systems.
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Notes: Plans Reading and High Performance Housing are made of selected relevant, quality videos and other resources that cover the subject matter. Interactivity and animations will be released in future updates.
Passing each of section and reviewing a number of documents on the NRCan web site will help you prepare for the Foundation Exam.