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BLDG 0001 - Building your Own House

Building Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course demonstrates how to build a very functional home within a budget. Participants will be guided through the permit and construction process, preparation of a realistic budget and various contracting alternatives. They will also receive advice on the selection of trade contractors and will learn how to recognize and ensure that their house has a practical design. This course will be of interest to property owners and first-time house builders.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 26856

Thu Apr 08 - Thu May 13 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - May 13 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. This course includes a field trip. The date of the field trip will be confirmed in class. CSA approved ‘High Visibility Vest’ and ‘Safety Hard Hat’ are required for the field trip. Students must bring their own CSA approved ‘High Visibility Vest’ and ‘Safety Hard Hat’ to participate in the field trip.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants should be able to

  • Better understand the planning and construction process.
  • Recognize functional design.
  • Be aware of the most common problem areas.
  • Prepare a budget and schedule for a single family home.

Effective as of Fall 2003

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