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All-New 2024 Construction Technology Updates

20 hours online course training
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Course Overview

This 20 hours course provides a comprehensive exploration of the latest advancements in residential construction technology and building science. It equips builder students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and apply cutting-edge techniques in the construction industry. From the initial stages of planning and permits to the final touches of the building envelope, builder participants will gain a deep understanding of modern construction practices, energy efficiency considerations, and sustainable development principles.

By the end of this course, builders/participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the latest residential construction technology updates, enabling them to make informed decisions, implement sustainable practices, and contribute to the advancement of the construction industry.

Course Outline
Introduction to Residential Construction Technology:
  • Understanding the evolving landscape of residential construction
  • Exploring unintended consequences and quality control measures
  • Building smart and net-zero-ready homes for a sustainable future

House and Building Science:
  • Flow Principles
  • Examining the science behind houses and buildings
  • Analyzing consumer decisions and profitability in construction
  • Understanding the principles of air flow, heat flow, and moisture flow

Managing Flows for Comfort and Efficiency:
  • Strategies for managing air flows to create a comfortable environment
  • Optimizing heat flows for energy efficiency and occupant well-being
  • Controlling water moisture and vapor to prevent damage and mold
  • Impact of Climate Factors on Construction:
  • Evaluating geographical and geological considerations in construction
  • Conducting site assessments for optimal construction practices
  • Addressing challenges and considerations during winter construction

Science of Foundations:
  • Introduction to structural loads and their impact on foundations
  • Exploring foundation types, footings, and walls
  • Understanding foundation structural components and building envelope

Science of Residential Superstructures:
  • Designing subfloors for strength and stability
  • Framing walls using advanced techniques and materials
  • Constructing efficient roof structures, windows, and stairs
  • Incorporating other materials for superior superstructure construction

Superstructure Building Envelope:
  • Creating a robust superstructure building envelope
  • Implementing a secondary plane of protection for durability
  • Optimizing the primary layer of protection with windows, doors, and soffits
  • Managing moisture control and insulation for energy efficiency
  • Controlling the Interior Environment:
  • Examining methods to control the interior environment of a building
  • Exploring various heating and ventilation systems for comfort and efficiency
  • Understanding the impact of occupant lifestyle and actions on building performance
  • Promoting sustainable development principles in construction practices
Construction Technology Updates:
  • Exploring the latest advancements and emerging trends in construction technology
  • Incorporating innovative techniques and materials for improved efficiency and sustainability
  • Adapting to industry updates and regulations for enhanced construction practices