The courses we offer, developed with help from BC Hydro, are practical and hands-on with typically 50% to 80% of the content being experiential in a lab. Our courses are short to meet the needs of busy construction practitioners. Our courses range in length from 1/2 day to 5 days. All of our instructors come from industry and are leaders in their area of expertise. Our promise is that you will only learn from the stars of the construction industry.
Energy Step Code Training – At BCIT
We are offering a suite of courses tailored to busy construction professionals allowing you to enhance your toolbox with the knowledge and skills to build to the BC Energy Step Code. Our new courses focus on hands on training and construction problem-solving ensuring your learning occurs by practicing activities in our High Performance Building Lab.
Our courses (CESA 1000, CESA 1110 and CESA 1120) are supplemented with additional online learning materials and resources allowing students to prepare for classroom intensives and review concepts and knowledge after completion. Your Step Code construction training starts with our Applied Building Science Fundamentals course, where you will refresh your knowledge and skills in a construction environment. Upon completion of our Applied Building Science Fundamentals pre-requisite course, you can personalize your education by taking any of the other courses.
Energy Step Code Training – Anywhere you need to be (20 CPD credits)
In collaboration with the Community Energy Association, we are offering a special 1-day course tailored to busy construction professionals. The course was designed to allow you to enhance your toolbox with the knowledge and skills to build to the BC Energy Step Code. Our lab-in-a-box course (CESA 1050) focuses on hands on training and construction problem-solving ensuring your learning occurs by practicing activities. The course’s hands-on modules are portable, allowing us to come to you, saving you and your crew precious time. With some online work associated to a day spent with our instructor, this course provides you with 20 CDP credits.
Passive House Tradesperson Training
This five-day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that building contractors, designers, consultants and advanced students need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard. The course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a foundation in passive house principles while stressing the importance of construction fundamentals and proper sequencing and using a variety of materials. An introduction to heat and energy recovery ventilators is also provided.
|Passive House Tradesperson – Envelope Specialization|
|Spring 2019 Term|
|June 10-14, 2019 (8AM-4PM)|
If you are working in the construction industry within the city of Vancouver you may be eligible for a partially subsidized offering of CESA 1500 Passive House Tradesperson course. To learn more: