Lesson series

Construction Technology Series 2-2023
16 Credits

This 16-hour online course will go through the following topics and provide insights to the Building professionals:

Part 1
1. Introduction of Housing
  - Home Construction
  - Unintended Consequences
  - Commission for the Quality of Construction
  - Build Smart - Net Zero Ready Home
2. The House & Building Science and Flow Principles
  - The house and building science
  - Consumer decisions and profitability
  - Building envelope
  - Air flow principles
  - Heat flow principles
  - Moisture flow principles
3.  Managing Flows
  - Managing air flows
  - Managing heat flows
  - Managing water moisture
  - Managing water vapors
  - Creating a comfortable environment
4. The Impact of Climate Factors
  - Geographical considerations
  - Geological considerations
  - Site assessment
  - Winter construction considerations

Part 2
5.  Science of Foundations
  - Introduction to structural loads
  - Foundations and footings
  - Foundation walls
  - Foundation structural components
  - Foundation building envelope
6.  Science of Residential Superstructures
  - Introduction to superstructures
  - Subfloor design
  - Framing walls
  - Roof structure
  - Windows and stairs
  - Superstructure other materials

Part 3
7.  Superstructure Building Envelope
  - Superstructure building envelope
  - Secondary plane of protection
  - Primary layer of protection
  - Windows, doors, fascia and soffits
  - Capillary action and moisture control
  - Heat flow and insulation
8.  Controlling the Interior Environment
  - Controlling the interior environment
  - Heating systems
  - Ventilation systems
  - Occupant lifestyle and actions
  - Sustainable development

By the end of the in-depth course, learners will have a better understanding of the subjected topic and gain better knowledge

The goal of the presentation is NOT to elaborate on the details but to educate the learners on how to work effectively for the best outcomes.