Lesson series

Mastering Construction Technology
32 Hours 

The Training Program Description and Objectives and Outcome:
This training program was specifically designed and created to support British Columbians that maybe employed or have been employed in the construction sector to gain technical skills in response to technological advancements and essential skills to obtain good-paying jobs and increase job security,
This program aims to provide absolutely high-value and high-quality corporate training to help employers in construction industry to train their current or future employees to meet their immediate needs of the business and the participant’s job, to help employers build up an agile, skilled, and resilient workforce which is essential for strong, sustainable and balanced growth with a strategic competitive advantage for productivity and innovation
Upon completion of the following modules
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
the successful participant (student) will gain the right mix of knowledge and skills to adapt to the labour market’s changing job requirements, to be well equipped to respond to the evolving demands of the labour market
The intended outcome and result of training will be improved job-related skills leading to increased job security and /or a better job for a current employee of the applicant employer and /or a job for an unemployed person
Admission Requirements
Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), who are entitled to work in Canada. at least 16 years old and be either:
• Unemployed, or
• Employed by the applicant employer
Once training is completed, employers will hire or continue to employ participants in B.C
Program Duration
The duration of the program is 4 weeks.
Learning Resources
Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
Delivery Methods:
In-class instruction, On-site, Distance/Online, or Combined
Marking Scheme
This program will have two parts; one part is a theory, and another part is practice.
Completion of distance class of theory will be counted as 50% towards the final grade, Completion of case study, term project, and presentation will be counted as 50% towards the final grade.
Grading scale for each class is as follows:
A 94-100%
A- 90-93%
B+ 86-89%
B 83-85%
B- 80-82%
C+ 75-79%
C 70-74%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%
Requirements for Graduation
Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the completion of the corporate training program.
Capacity (number of participants): 30
Name of instructors: team of experts of Vancity Institute,
Jamie, Designer with Bachelor’s Degree of interior design and 25+ years of construction professional experience along with tremendous 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Vivian, Lawyer with Bachelor’s Degree of law, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Richard, Engineer with Bachelor’s Degree of engineering, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Bill, QS with Bachelor’s Degree of engineering, 30+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Thomas, architect with Bachelor’s Degree of architecture, 35+ years of construction professional experience along with 15+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Qian, Administrator and associate instructor, with Bachelor’s Degree of Economics, 8+ years of admin experience along with 8+ years experience in teaching and coaching

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