2023 BC Step and Building Codes
May 30, 2023
Salmon Arm -Tue May 30, 2023 & Wed May 31, 2023
Vernon - Tue June 6, 2023 & Wed June 7, 2023 2023
BC Step and Building Codes is a 16 hour course delivered over two consecutive days with some hands-on components. Introduction to this training, provides background information to overall design and compliance process with the evolution of energy efficiency BC Building Codes that is having a large impact on “business-as-usual”, while improving overall energy consumption of homes.
This training will also, provide an overview of how architectural and mechanical design choices can have a significant impact on certain Building and Step Code performance parameters, which can either help or hinder compliance as well as impact overall cost.
Examine considerations for thermal insulation, air barriers and vapour barriers, including steps towards installation of windows, doors, and skylights.
Provide an overview of space heating, mechanical ventilation, and domestic hot water systems that are best for use in high-performance housing Building on basic building science principles and applying them to the evolving enclosure design and construction practices required to meet the “envelope first” approach.
Reviewing technical principles of energy-efficient of durable building assemblies including foundations, exterior above-grade walls, roofs, and exposed floors.
Consider energy use, durability, occupant comfort characteristics, and potential broader impact of houses constructed to a Step 3 or higher, including a diverse range of Part 9 construction methods.
Explore ways in which the builder can manage the project, in cooperation with the rest of the trades having appropriate personnel, tools, and techniques for repairing incomplete enclosure items and improving building air-tightness.
Recognize the design and construction factors contributing to the success or failure of a building project in meeting the requirements of the BC Building and Energy Step Code requirements
Includes Lunch both days and Training Manuals
$965.00 (cost for 2 participants from same company $1495.00)
Salmon Arm - Prestige Harbourfront Resort Vernon - Prestige Hotel
, BC Canada