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TMBR 1004 - Introduction to Installation of Building Envelope and Services for Mass Timber Construction

Mass Timber Construction Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

​This course introduces students to the main types of building enclosures based on climate considerations and code requirements.


TMBR 1000



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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

TMBR 1004 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Introductory Studies in Mass Timber Construction
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Microcredential


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