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Building Envelope Solutions BLDG 1137

Building Part-time Studies 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

Cost

$519.05

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BLDG 1137 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 37461

Duration

Thu Sep 08 - Thu Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 37461
  • $519.05
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 24 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$519.05

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

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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