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Everyone who works in residential construction needs solid, everyday basic math skills.

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, basic algebra, geometry, and conversions relate to home construction and renovation.

To make it easier to succeed in this course, we’ve split Construction Math into 2 parts, with a test at the end of each. You can purchase Construction Math 1 & 2 together, or you can purchase them separately.

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Course Details:

  • Construction Math 1 & 2 takes 12-18 hours to complete (including review time and quizzes)

  • Like all Blue House Energy courses, you have access to the online modules for a full 12 months

  • 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:

  • Use and understand all operations on whole numbers, fractions and decimals commonly used in the construction industry

  • Calculate the areas, perimeter, circumference, and volume of various shapes and figures including floor and roof areas, concrete footings, slabs, walls, and columns

  • Convert measurements from fractions to decimals

  • Convert measurements between metric and imperial systems

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