Lesson series

Construction Technology Updates 2023
20 Hours (20 CPD)

Construction Technology Updates-2023

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.
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
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.