Building Science Workshop

Posted 2012-02-02
Written by Paige Saunders

Course Content

Canadian Home Builder’s Association Builder’s Manual

Part 1 Building Design

  • Aspects of Building Science
  • Design Considerations
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Sustainable issues in Housing

Part 2 Building Envelope

  • Air, weather and moisture barriers and vapour diffusion 
  • retarders, Materials,
  • Air barrier System construction
  • Foundations, Floors, Walls, Attics and Roofs
  • Factory Built Housing, windows and doors

Part 3 Mechanical Systems

  • Principles of space conditioning
  • Heat Distribution Systems, Heating Systems
  • Ventilation Systems, Cooling Systems, Domestic Hot Water 
  • (DHW) Systems, Integrated Mechanical Systems

Course Instructor

Francis Belle, RASDT, RHDT

With 27 years of experience within the residential housing sector, Francis has extensive background in home construction, building science and energy efficiency and has operated his own residential design and consulting firm since 1982. A Certified Energy Advisor for the Energuide For Houses Program operated by Natural Resources Canada, Francis has taught many building science programs and he joined the SkillTech Academy instructor team in 2007.


To register for this course please download the registration form.