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Building Envelope Performance BLDC 3050

Building Construction Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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 building envelopes (enclosures). 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 enclosure 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 where appropriate. Further to this, 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)

  • Successful completion of the course will require basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel, along with the use of mathematical equations to calculate various aspects of properties, and the performance of the building enclosure.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$559.81 - $613.24 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of BLDC 3050 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 66585

Duration

Wed Apr 10 - Wed Jun 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66585
  • Domestic fees $559.81
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Jun 26 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Christopher Black

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$559.81

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, as per the class schedule above. 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. 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.

CRN 63905

Duration

Sat Apr 13 - Sat Jun 08 (9 weeks)

  • 9 weeks
  • CRN 63905
  • Domestic fees $600.67
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - May 04 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 331
May 11 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 336
May 11 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 335
May 18 - Jun 01 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 331
Jun 08 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 334
Jun 08 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 333
Instructor

Christopher Black

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$600.67

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
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.

CRN 28710

Duration

Mon Apr 15 - Mon Jul 15 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 28710
  • Domestic fees $559.81
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 15 - Jul 15 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Christopher Black

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$559.81

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. There will be no class May 20 and July 1 statutory holidays. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, as per the class schedule above. 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. 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.

Fall 2024

Below are three offerings of BLDC 3050 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 46398

Duration

Wed Sep 04 - Wed Nov 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46398
  • Domestic fees $571.20
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 20 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$571.20

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. ***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, scheduled 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST each Tuesday for the 12 weeks of the course. 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

CRN 43189

Duration

Sat Sep 07 - Sat Nov 02 (9 weeks)

  • 9 weeks
  • CRN 43189
  • Domestic fees $613.24
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 02 Sat 09:00 - 13:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 331
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$613.24

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Status

CRN 32065

Duration

Mon Sep 09 - Mon Dec 09 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 32065
  • Domestic fees $571.20
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Mon 18:30 - 21:45 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$571.20

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. There will be no class September 30th, October 14th, and November 11th statutory holidays. ***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

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:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Construction Estimating
    Certificate Part-time
  3. House Inspection
    Statement of Completion Part-time

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