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Building Envelope Performance BLDC 3050

Building Construction Course

Course details

This course provides a practical introduction and application of building science fundamentals for the evaluation, design, and construction of durable and energy efficient buildings. The role of climate and the theory of heat flow, vapour flow, air flow, and the application of each principle to the evaluation of building envelope assemblies will be discussed. Best-practice assembly design and detailing fundamentals for above and below grade wall assemblies, roofs, and windows will be covered with examples and case studies. Current energy code requirements for the building enclosure will also be introduced. BLDC 3050 provides the prerequisite building enclosure design fundamentals which are applied in BLDC 3060, which is an interactive hands-on building enclosure construction and interface detailing course.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$536.27 - $575.02 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BLDC 3050 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32065

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Dec 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32065
  • $536.27
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Christopher Black

Course outline

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Cost

$536.27

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. There will be no class on October 10th Statutory holiday. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** A computer with speakers is required for this course. You must also have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, per the above class schedule. Important course information will be sent to registered students closer to course start date. Make sure your email address on your student account is correct and up to date.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of BLDC 3050 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83320

Duration

Sat Jan 14 - Sat Mar 11 (9 weeks)

  • 9 weeks
  • CRN 83320
  • $575.02
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 14 - Mar 11 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 331
Instructor

Christopher Black

Course outline

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Cost

$575.02

Status

CRN 42994

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 03 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42994
  • $536.27
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 03 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Christopher Black

Course outline

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Cost

$536.27

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. No class Monday, February 20 (Family Day). ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** A computer with speakers is required for this course. You must also have an e-mail address, a stable Internet connection, and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, per the above class schedule.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 87525

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 87525
  • $536.27
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Christopher Black

Course outline

View

Cost

$536.27

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** You will require a stable internet connection, a laptop or desktop computer for this course. You must also have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, per the above class schedule. Important course information will be sent to registered students closer to course start date. Make sure your email address on your student account is correct and up to date.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • To develop an introductory understanding of the fundamentals of heat flow, vapour flow, and air flow and how to apply these fundamentals to the evaluation and design of building enclosure assemblies.
  • To develop an introductory understanding of the evaluation, design and detailing of durable and energy efficient building enclosure assemblies including above and below grade walls, roofs, floors, and windows for both new and existing buildings.
  • To understand the role of building science and the building enclosure within the fields of architecture, engineering and construction.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

Building Envelope Performance (BLDC 3050) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Building Construction Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Building Design and Architectural CAD
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Construction Estimating
    Certificate Part-time
  5. House Inspection
    Statement of Completion Part-time

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