Lesson series

Mastering Module 7 Building Envelope Quality Assurance and Quality Control
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
Module 7: Building Envelope Quality Assurance and Quality Control-Online
We will discuss how to plan the correct sequencing for typical detail installation relating primarily to air barrier and insulation, without compromising other control functions and durability.
We will discuss how to identify key building enclosure QA/QC items from construction documents and plan for ways to address them including modifying details and using mockups.
We will discuss how to understand the scheduling, preparation, and testing process for airtightness testing at mid-construction and for final compliance, for both detached and attached homes.
We will discuss how to assess the suitability of qualitative and quantitative testing techniques in the construction process for BCESC homes, including challenges with diverse housing types
So ultimately, builders would be able to use basic quality assurance and quality control tools like mockups and airtightness testing to achieve airtight durable enclosures.
We will discuss how to use checklists to manage QA/ QC of key enclosure items related to BCESC compliance steps from design to completion, including avoiding costly errors and the need for repairs through effective quality assurance.
We will discuss how to effectively communicate to trade the key QA/QC items related to BCESC compliance and identify and mitigate potential conflict and bias that might arise between team members especially relating to different cultural backgrounds.
We will discuss how to identify desirable qualifications and responsibilities for an onsite QA/QC supervisor to support all aspects of BCESC compliance, including insulation, airtightness, and mechanical systems.
We will discuss how to enlist appropriate personnel, tools, and techniques for repairing incomplete enclosure items and improving building airtightness.
We will discuss how to integrate key quality assurance and quality control language relating to BCESC compliance into contract agreements with designers and trades, including performance-based contractual obligations
So ultimately, learners would be able to coordinate QA/ QC measures for enclosure detailing and airtightness control, including enlisting the correct parties responsible and tracking items from design through to completion.
Upon completion of this module, builders would have a better understanding of building envelope details that are more commonly associated with performance issues and have a better understanding of the quality assurance and control of the air barrier, and on diagnosis and repair of the air barrier with the assistance of air tightness testing.
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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