Course Description

This course provides students with a holistic perspective of the overall satisfactory performance of the building envelope as far as airtightness is concerned.

Supported by 30 mobile building envelope assemblies, the course will showcase various methods of improving air tightness of wood, concrete, and steel-framed buildings. Furthermore, it demonstrates how the presented methods will have an impact on moisture management, energy efficiency, and thermal comfort. In addition, all presented air barrier methods will be explored and reviewed in relation to long-term durability, adaptability to future repair and renovation.

With the focus on delivering interactive learning, this course will prepare the industry for the adoption of BC Energy Step Code.

Approved for 4.5 CPDs in Construction Technology
Note: If you have already taken this course in person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Part 4

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Part 5

  • 6

    Chapter 6

    • Part 6

  • 7

    Chapter 7

    • Part 7

  • 8

    Chapter 8

    • Part 8

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

Hamid Heidarali, P.Eng, Hamid Design Build

Hamid Heidarali has a strong passion for high performance and durable buildings that minimize their impact on the environment, while providing a superior experience for their occupants. He has been providing building science consultation on a wide range of projects in Canada over the past 17 years. He enjoys sharing his experience with others and to that note, he has taught Building Envelope courses to Masters Students as part of the Building Science Graduate Program at British Columbia Institute of Technology (2015 till 2019), and also presents to construction professionals on a regular basis. Hamid holds Professional Engineering designation (P.Eng) in Ontario and British Columbia, a LEED Accredited Professional in Canada, and certified Passive House Tradesperson through Germany. He received his Master of Engineering in Building Science and Construction Management, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Hamid is a Principal at HDB, a Building Science consulting firm, offering services with the focus on improving energy efficiency, moisture management, durability, and thermal comfort.