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The key elements of this course are: The application of code requirements; The appropriate specification of building systems & problems arising from not following the code requirements; Methods to diagnose problems &appropriate ways to implement repairs

Course Outline

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

• Apply the code having developed a thorough understanding of code requirements
• Design long-lasting building envelope systems with sustainable performance
• Monitor building envelope systems by applying readily available tools and methods gained from this course
• Make your design more successful by using the lessons learnt from failures of building envelope systems presented and discussed in the case studies

Description This course explains building envelope systems.  The key elements of this course are: 
   • The application of code requirements
   • The appropriate specification of building systems and problems arising from not following the code requirements
   • Methods to diagnose problems and appropriate ways to implement repairs

You will improve your compliance with the code, add techniques for better design and details, and develop skills in monitoring existing building envelope systems, diagnosing problems and applying practical solutions.

Objective To impart to participants proper techniques and practices for adequate details and design of exterior building envelope systems for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential single and multi-unit projects.

Who Should Attend Building science practitioners, engineers, architects, contractors, property managers and building owners who have a basic understanding of building science and are seeking a comprehensive understanding of building envelope design as related to the regulatory environment and practical application of building science theory.

Instructor: Gerald R. Genge, P.Eng., BDS, C.Arb. and President of GRG Consultants Inc.

Program Outline DAY  I - The Regulation of Building Envelope Design and Construction Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

1. Total Envelope Integrity
    a. Environmental separation - energy and greenhouse gas with heat, air, moisture control (The “Green” EGGs and HAM approach)
    b. Life cycle costs and sustainability of envelope systems (Condition Index)

2. Alberta Building Code
    a. Enabling legislation
    b. Duties of various persons
    c. Building code minimum requirements

3. Code Structure
    a. A, B, Cs of building design - objectives, acceptable dolutions, administration
    b. Objectives and functional statements
    c. Applicable divisions and parts
    d. Acceptable solutions for environmental separation design

4. Part 5 Buildings and Part 9 Buildings
    a. Loads
    b. Heat
    c.  Air
    d. Moisture - vapour, precipitation

5. Building Permits
    a. Criteria - new buildings, repair of buildings
    b. Offences and charges


DAY II – The Practice of Building Envelope Design and Repair
6. Design Practices and Fees
    a. New buildings - overall percentage of building cost, relative proportion of building envelope costs to whole building, specifications & drawings
    b. Repair of buildings - overall percentage of building cost, specifications and drawings
    c. Use of manufacturer’s and supplier’s literature - standards and compliance, liability

7. Construction Practices and Costs
     a. New buildings
     b. Repair of buildings

8. Building Envelope Rehabilitation
     Design Qualifications
         a. Building Code requirements
         b. “Specialist” designations

9. Building Envelope Systems
    Elements to and Methods of Control
      a. Structural loads
      b. Environmental loads - heat loss, moisture barriers, water drainage

10. Below Ground

11. Vertical Above Ground

12. Roofs

13. Spatial Separation


DAY III – The Application of Building Envelope Science – Case Studies and Workshop Five case studies from the presenter’s experience are described. The attendees discuss building code violations, flaws leading to failure, and appropriate application of the building code.  The case studies include scenarios where better practice would have prevented the problem followed by development of remedial solutions with pros and cons for each solution.

14. Case 1:  Structural Distress, Materials Deterioration and Leakage of Part 9
       Below-Grade Wall System

15. Case 2:  Structural Distress, Materials Deterioration and Leakage of Part 5
       Above-Grade Wall System (EIFS on Steel Stud)

16. Case 3:  Structural Distress, Materials Deterioration and Leakage of Part 5
       Above-Grade Wall System (Masonry on Steel Stud)

17. Case 4:  Materials Deterioration and Leakage of Part 5
       Above-Grade Roof System (Recreation Complex)

18. Case 5:  Mold and Leakage, of Part 9
       Sloped Roof System

Questions and Answers

Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule:
8:00  Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:30  Session Begins
4:30  Adjournment
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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