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.
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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
BLDC 3050 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
Building Enclosure Design Guide: Wood-Frame Multi-Unit (7680003581)
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