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Mass Timber Construction - TMBR


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

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

  • Describe the function of the critical barriers for mass timber enclosures.
  • Explain the moisture tolerance of mass timber enclosure assemblies.
  • Describe sources of moisture and common control strategies.
  • Describe common air control strategies.
  • Describe common vapor control strategies.
  • Describe thermal insulation strategies.
  • Explain how climate zones in Canada and R-value requirements impact the assembly of mass timber construction.
  • Explain how building codes in Canada impact assembly of mass timber enclosure assembly.
  • Describe the differences between the building codes for mass timber construction in Canada.
  • Describe the differences between prescriptive and performance-based building codes in Canada as pertaining to mass timbers.
  • State new step code requirement for new buildings.
  • Describe passive house concept.
  • Describe the main differences between floor, wall and roof assemblies with respect to moisture, air, thermal, vapor and cladding attachment.
  • For a given assembly, identify the appropriate barrier and installation approaches and describe the advantages and limitations of each.
  • Describe the typical construction considerations for exterior insulation including options for cladding attachment.
  • Describe the safety considerations for storage, handling and assembly of mass timber enclosures.

Effective as of Winter 2021

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