Lesson series

Mastering Module 6: Mechanical Systems 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 compare strategies for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions of mechanical systems both in the overall building design and in system selection, including for up-front and lifetime costing.
We will discuss how to set expectations for deliverables from the energy modeler and mechanical contractor regarding right-sizing, design and installation, quality assurance, and verification/ commissioning
We will discuss how to assess basic mechanical installations for overall quality and communicate with designers/ installers on areas of concern.
We will discuss how to evaluate basic code-compliant mechanical systems design and installation approaches and use industry resources to guide the selection of appropriate heating/ cooling/ventilation systems likely to be used in homes complying with Step 3 and beyond.
We will discuss how to compare the cost implications of the installation and operation of typical mechanical systems as part of the selection and evaluation process, including maintenance and lifecycle implications.
We will discuss how to manage the sequencing and coordination of the mechanical system installation and verification on-site to account for the BCESC compliance process including airtightness testing, inspections, commissioning, and compliance reports.
We will discuss how to assess modern and emerging mechanical systems for suitability and integration with homes built to BCESC Step 3 and beyond, especially relating to increased airtightness and future GHGI considerations.
We will discuss how to consider throughout design and construction the diverse range of occupants such as Indigenous persons, the elderly, and those from equity-seeking groups, who will be using the mechanical system to control interior conditions to meet their needs.
So ultimately, learners would be able to use knowledge of the basic characteristics of correctly designed and installed code-compliant mechanical systems used in BCESC homes when communicating with mechanical designers and mechanical trades.
Upon completion of this module, builders would have a better understanding of the correct design and construction steps for heating, cooling, and ventilation systems used in BCESC homes.
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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