Lesson series

Mastering Module 4: Building Envelope Options for the BC Energy Step Code 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 modules
We will discuss how to identify exterior wall assembly configurations that optimize cost, durability, and thermal performance including reduced thermal bridging, and buildability in all climate zones in BC.
We will discuss how to develop basic strategies for constructing wall assemblies that use exterior insulation that is durable and buildable.
We will discuss how to manage key design and construction concerns for below-grade concrete assemblies with increased thermal performance including reduced thermal bridging while using moisture control best practices.
We will discuss how to manage key design and construction concerns for roof assemblies with increased thermal performance including reduced thermal bridging, and airtightness while using moisture control and resilience best practices.
We will discuss the typical correct sequence of exterior wall membrane installation that includes airtightness and the use of exterior insulation and identify the parties in charge of each step in this sequence.
We will discuss the typical correct sequence of exterior insulation installation and identify the parties in charge of each step in this sequence.
We will discuss the correct overall sequence of typical airtightness and insulation detailing, and identify the parties in charge of each step in this sequence.
We will discuss how to align cost and construction priorities across the project team and with the owner/client, including for a diverse group of trades/subcontractors with a varying understanding of enclosure assemblies.
So ultimately, builders would be able to compare and contrast the performance, cost, constructability, compatibility, and future-readiness parameters at play in the design and construction of modern enclosure assemblies that are used in buildings meeting the BC Energy Step Code.
We will discuss how to list key planning considerations that contribute to the successful construction of a cost-effective building enclosure across a range of diverse housing types.
We will discuss how to identify key building specifications and drawing information that assists in enclosure assembly selection and construction, including key product information, detailing accessories, assembly thickness constraints, and window specifications.
We will discuss how to determine core competencies needed by team members in the enclosure construction process and implement ways to train them considering diverse backgrounds and learning styles, especially Indigenous persons and those from equity-seeking groups.
We will discuss the factors that can lead to improper installation and poor quality control in building enclosure construction, and how they can be addressed during design and early-stage construction
So ultimately, learners would be able to plan the construction of enclosure assemblies, including aligning a diverse range of trades/ subcontractors, managing supply chains, sequencing site work, and ensuring correct installation practices are used.
Upon completion of this module, builders would have a better understanding of the different options they have to achieve higher performance levels when it comes to the building assemblies and their interfaces.
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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