Tarion-approved: Construction Technology and Building Science
As a participant in this boardroom session, you will study real life examples and will be able to discuss your own experiences and projects in a small group setting. The learning material will be supplemented with various instructional videos customized to the needs of the small group.
Learn about the control of heat loss, air leakage, and moisture movement in buildings and learn how to avoid common defects in construction. You will be introduced to construction technology, building science theory and practice. The course will use the Canadian Homebuilder Association Builders’ Manual as a textbook.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- Understand Building science that affects building durability and occupant comfort
- Understand Mechanical systems and integrated mechanical systems
- Discuss approaches to improving Indoor air quality
- Explain the “House-as-a-system” concept
Discuss Controlling Heat Loss:
- Describe the heat loss mechanisms through above and below grade assemblies
- Identify the difference between nominal and effective thermal resistance
- Find the thermal resistance associated with air films, air spaces and common building materials
- Calculate conductive heat loss through building assemblies
- Calculate effective thermal resistance
- Calculate heat loss through windows and predict condensation potential in a building assembly
Discuss Air Leakage and Indoor Air Quality:
- Identify why controlling air leakage is important in buildings
- Describe how air moves through an enclosure and the problems it can cause
- Describe air sealing approaches
- Identify materials that can be used as a part of an air barrier system
Discuss Moisture Control:
- Identify and understand first and second planes of control
- Describe drainage planes
- Provide details for interior and exterior vapour control
- Provide details for capillary and ground water control, snow and ice control
- Use psychrometrics to understand air and water vapour mixtures
When and Where
Date(s): November 23rd, 30th, and December 7th 2018
Length: 3 days (includes exam)
Where: buildABILITY Corporation, 170 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 202, North York, ON M2N 3A4
Price: $1,199 + HST (includes exam, textbook, breakfast and lunch)
NOTE: This is a private session offering of this course. Space is limited to a small group!
Group rates are available for 6 or more. Please email email@example.com to set up a group rate.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speaker
Michael Lio, P.Eng, M.Eng
Michael is a professional engineer who has consulted on projects and publications across North America relating to housing, energy efficiency and sustainability. His studies have supported the development of the Energy Star for New Homes program in Ontario, the EnerGuide Rating System, and the new R-2000 Program. At various times benchmarked the energy efficiency performance and greenhouse gas emissions of new and existing housing in Ontario. He taught sustainable housing in the Architecture Program at Ryerson University for 12 years while for the last 15 years he has taught building science and building technology and ecology at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto.
This is part of the new Tarion Education Criteria as of September 1, 2015 for new applicants proposing to build residential freehold and low-rise condominium under Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. For more information on what competencies you need to meet, please visit “Tarion’s Getting Registered Page“.
Please note: This is a technical workshop intended for persons wishing to become a Tarion registered homebuilder. buildABILITY reserves the right to limit registration to individuals with the necessary demonstrated prerequisite knowledge and expertise.
If you need to cancel yourself from a course and it is:
- More than 7 days prior to the first day of the course, you will receive a full refund less a $75 + HST administration fee
- Less than 7 days prior to the first day of the course, you will receive a refund of 50% of your registration fee
- The day of class and you did not show up, you will be charged a full fee and will not be eligible for a refund
Cancellations must be received by phone or email.
Rescheduling, relocating, or cancelling events is at the discretion of buildABILITY Corporation. Should this happen: we will provide a notice 5 days prior to the seminar, you will not be charged.
$1,199 + HST
170 Sheppard Ave E, Unit 202
Toronto, ON M2N3A4
Friday, Nov 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nov 30 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dec 07 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The course used a lot of good examples that were seen in the past and did not just use theoretical examples which was helpful and makes me as a student feel like this information is very useful.