An introduction to the house as a system with respect to energy efficiency - the building envelope, surrounding environment, and occupants, how the various components of a house are affected by the interactions of heat, air and moisture flow in a house, and how they impact indoor air quality.
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 fundamentals of indoor air quality, healthy housing materials, and ventilation needs for a healthy and comfortable home. You will learn how to identify, remedy, and avoid pollutants during construction and renovation that can impact the quality of life of the people who will spend their time there.
The fundamentals of how fuel is converted into energy, the types of mechanical space heating and cooling systems typically found in North American homes, and current ventilation system requirements for new construction.
Learn the basics behind effective upgrades to building envelopes that create comfortable and durable homes. This course covers several topics in building science, including indoor air quality and healthy housing, ventilation, insulation, and strategies for air sealing.
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.
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.