Course Description

Renowned guest speaker Gord Cooke, president of Building Knowledge Inc., covers topics including an overview of the Step Code, noting potential issues and solutions when building homes to performance vs prescriptive, and best builder practices to realize cost savings in time and materials.

Providing a Step Code overview, and noting potential issues when building to code based on performance vs prescriptive, Gord identifies best practices to achieve code, resulting in time and cost saving benefits to the builder.

Approved for CPD credits: 2.0 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

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Download the presenter slides and follow along

    • Part 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Part 4

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

President, Building Knowledge Inc.

Gord Cooke

There are few professionals in Canada that can match Gord Cooke’s broad knowledge of the inner workings of a house. Highly regarded in the homebuilding industry, Gord is a professional engineer, trainer, author, and industry consultant. For over 25 years, Gord has helped builders and HVAC contractors implement innovative technologies and build better homes. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for better building practices, improved indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.