The Better Built House


St. John's, NL - Quality Inn Harbourview,  Halifax, NS - AHW Classroom, Fredericton, NB (Location To Be Confirmed)

***Please note that the sessions in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia may be rescheduled depending on class size. 

Duration: 3 days classroom + 2 on-line sessions
Course fee:  $725.00 (members & students)   $825.00 (non members)
CHBA Builders Manual included in course fee

Home buyers want comfortable, cost-efficient homes that are affordable to operate in the long term. It is vital for Builders to keep abreast of changes to regulatory codes, products and materials and building systems as well as society's needs and demographics. This five-day course will provide Builders, Renovators, Inspectors and Designers with a fresh appreciation of the science of building; reinforcing the concept of the house as a system. The course addresses the following areas:

  • Introduction to the Building Code system
  • How houses work: the house as a system
  • Air and vapour barriers
  • Rethinking basements, roofs and attics
  • Energy efficient windows and doors, ER ratings, solar factors, installation issues
  • Moisture and air quality; Ventilation systems, HRVs, F326
  • Heating and cooling systems: DHW, gas/propane, oil and electric options
  • Wood heating systems: safety and efficiency
  • Plans and specifications; inspections; Canadian energy code
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