This course introduces the fundamental principles of building science while helping students advance their construction knowledge and skills with respect to building envelope design, construction and performance verification for airtightness and advanced thermal performance of residential buildings (Part 9 Buildings). Building science demonstrations including heat transfer, vapour diffusion, air flow, and moisture management will be employed to better understand the effect of thermal loads on the building enclosure performance. Student hands-on work will focus on specific strategies to ensure airtightness of final assembly with an emphasis on detailed solutions for managing critical control barriers in various assemblies. The course will present building enclosure assemblies, construction methods, and solutions for managing control barriers with a focus on improved thermal performance of residential buildings (Part 9 Buildings). Students will develop their knowledge of building science, airtightness strategies, and assembly details to meet the BC Energy Step Code.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Winter 2019
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