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Building Envelope Solutions BLDG 1137

Building Course

Course details

Sponsored and developed by the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Homeowner Protection Office of BC. This course provides knowledge of the background building science that allows durable building envelopes to be constructed or restored. Note: This course was formerly available as BLDG 0137.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the movement of moisture into the building envelope, and describe the conditions that cause wood rot and how moisture movement can be controlled.
  • Identify air and vapour barriers and their role in minimizing condensation.
  • Know how walls are exposed to rainwater and how they can be constructed to eliminate potential problems.
  • Mitigate water leakage through and around window and doors, window standards, types of window assemblies, and the different types of window systems, including face sealed windows, concealed barrier windows and rain screen windows.
  • Prepare construction detail of roofs, decks, balconies and walkways.
  • Understand the role of the building envelope consultant, the role of the general contractor and quality assurance protocols for construction.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

Building Envelope Solutions (BLDG 1137) 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

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