The Step Code Challenge

The Step Code Challenge: Rethinking the Wall Assembly and Construction Process

Recording of an In-Class Presentation | taught by Steve Kemp, Kemp Construction
  • 2 Videos
  • 3 Quizzes
  • 1 Survey
  • 1 Text
  • 1 Download
  • 1.0 hr
$146.95
Non-Member Price
$83.95
Member Price

Course description

The Energy Step Code has changed how builders build homes in B.C. The building envelope need to be higher performing which requires better design, more attention to detailing, and longer construction times due to the complexity of the build.

How do we accomplish all of that while respecting the customer’s budget and ensuring the wall system performs as expected?

In this seminar we will present wall assemblies that are designed, tested and certified to meet and exceed the Step Codes. We will also present the concept of constructing the wall envelope in a matter of a few days by pre-constructing the walls, floor and roof in a controlled environment.

This seminar will cover:

  • Wall assembly materials from BASF including MP1, Neopor rigid insulation and Walltite spray foam for walls and under slab, exterior roof insulation
  • Performance data on BASF materials and wall assemblies
  • Different BASF wall assemblies that have been designed, tested and certified
  • Factory made wall panels.
  • The Construction process using wall panels
  • Wall assembly detailing to control air infiltration

Learning Objectives:

  • Benefits of spray foam for under insulation to improve air seal and Radon exposure
  • Benefits of liquid products for air and water seal around windows
  • Understanding flat roof insulation with slope package
  • Determining wall assemblies to meet the various Step Code requirements
  • Reducing thermal bridging in the walls
  • Wall construction detailing to reduce air infiltration
  • Explore basic techniques to increase the wall performance to meet the higher Step Codes

Approved for 1.0 CPD Credit in Construction Technology (Group A)

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

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Instructor

Steve Kemp, Kemp Construction
Steve Kemp, Kemp Construction

Steve has been building things since high school. He started with swimming pools, then worked on the construction of residential homes in Ontario and Alberta. He moved to sales and marketing for a prestige custom home builder.  Over 40 years later he continues his commitment to building high performance traditional homes and renovations. Steve works with his suppliers and customers to educate, inform and keep up to date with products and technologies that bring energy efficiencies to each project. He shares that passion with his industry colleagues through his involvement with the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders and is currently Vice-Chair of the Renovation Council. Steve has built a network of highly qualified trades and suppliers who also share his commitment. Beyond the technology he believes a great project is built on great customer relationship. Steve works with each customer to build that relationship from the initial dreaming through to project completion.