Lesson series

Mastering Module 2 Meeting the BC Energy Step Code by Design 6 Hours

The Training Program Description and Objectives and Outcome:
This training program was specifically designed and created to support British Columbians that maybe employed or have been employed in the construction sector to gain technical skills in response to technological advancements and essential skills to obtain good-paying jobs and increase job security,
This program aims to provide absolutely high-value and high-quality corporate training to help employers in construction industry to train their current or future employees to meet their immediate needs of the business and the participant’s job, to help employers build up an agile, skilled, and resilient workforce which is essential for strong, sustainable and balanced growth with a strategic competitive advantage for productivity and innovation
Upon completion of the following modulesWe will discuss how to identify project coordination efforts that should be implemented to ensure design strategies are considered by the whole team.
We will discuss how to understand how house size/ ratio/orientation and window size/orientation can impact home energy performance and construction cost, including for a diverse range of Part 9 housing types.
We will discuss a list of common BC design and construction approaches that might have to be adjusted as Step 3 of the BCESC becomes code minimum, and as the BCESC progresses up to Step 5 with an increased focus on resilience
We will discuss how to communicate effectively to a diverse project team the key characteristics that should be considered at early-stage design for each of the building elements and track these decisions before permitting.
We will discuss how to compare mechanical systems that may become more common with Step 3 houses and beyond including their impact on energy use, and the home’s characteristics that impact mechanical design
So ultimately, builders would be able to explain to team members and clients the basic considerations for designing and building to the BCESC both for Step 3 and beyond, including considerations for future climate readiness, market expectations, potential cost implications, diverse building types, and future code readiness.
We will discuss how to estimate overall relative energy usage based on house shapes and ratios without knowing specific thermal or mechanical performance numbers.
We will discuss how to suggest improvements and potential optimization of a building’s overall design to help more easily achieve code requirements while considering the diversity of building types and occupants.
We will discuss how to identify key detailing and building form elements that can impact air tightness, thermal performance, and mechanical system installation.
We will discuss how to evaluate energy model metrics that can indicate heating and cooling thermal comfort for the occupant, including ventilation parameters
So ultimately, builders would be able to assess qualitatively a building’s likelihood of meeting various performance requirements of the BC Energy Step Code based on its design elements.
Upon completion of this module, learners would have a better understanding of how architectural and mechanical design choices can have a significant impact on certain building performance parameters, which can either help or hinder compliance as well as impact overall cost.
the successful participant (student) will gain the right mix of knowledge and skills to adapt to the labour market’s changing job requirements, to be well equipped to respond to the evolving demands of the labour market
The intended outcome and result of training will be improved job-related skills leading to increased job security and /or a better job for a current employee of the applicant employer and /or a job for an unemployed person
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Admission Requirements
Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), who are entitled to work in Canada. at least 16 years old and be either:
• Unemployed, or
• Employed by the applicant employer
Once training is completed, employers will hire or continue to employ participants in B.C
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Program Duration
The duration of the program is 4 weeks.
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Learning Resources
Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
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Delivery Methods:
In-class instruction, On-site, Distance/Online, or Combined
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Marking Scheme
This program will have two parts; one part is a theory, and another part is practice.
Completion of distance class of theory will be counted as 50% towards the final grade, Completion of case study, term project, and presentation will be counted as 50% towards the final grade.
Grading scale for each class is as follows:
A 94-100%
A- 90-93%
B+ 86-89%
B 83-85%
B- 80-82%
C+ 75-79%
C 70-74%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%
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Requirements for Graduation
Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the completion of the corporate training program.
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Capacity (number of participants): 30
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Name of instructors: team of experts of Vancity Institute,
Jamie, Designer with Bachelor’s Degree of interior design and 25+ years of construction professional experience along with tremendous 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Vivian, Lawyer with Bachelor’s Degree of law, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Richard, Engineer with Bachelor’s Degree of engineering, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Bill, QS with Bachelor’s Degree of engineering, 30+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Thomas, architect with Bachelor’s Degree of architecture, 35+ years of construction professional experience along with 15+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Qian, Administrator and associate instructor, with Bachelor’s Degree of Economics, 8+ years of admin experience along with 8+ years experience in teaching and coaching

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