The STEP Code challenge: Rethinking the Wall assembly and Roof Enclosures - Webinar

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September 15 @ 9AM

When it comes to Step Code, there are lots of variable at play to achieve compliance. While we’ve discussed mechanical systems, windows, design, insulation, and general mistakes to avoid, we have not yet covered one of the most important building blocks: the outside of the home.

Join Bahar Reza – P.Eng., PhD, CEA Structural & Building Energy Engineer, Partner, Certified Passive House Designer and Net-Zero House Designer – as she joins us for a 90 minute session on the pros and cons of various roof, wall, and air barrier systems.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • High performance Roof Enclosures
    • Ceiling Enclosure Overview
    • Sloped Ceiling
      • Pros and cons of different assembly solutions (Cost, constructability, airtightness, moisture management, sustainability)
      • Vented vs Unvented alternatives
    • Flat Ceiling
      • Pros and cons of different assembly solutions (Cost, constructability, airtightness, moisture management, sustainability)
      • Vented vs Unvented alternatives
    • Air Barrier Strategies
    • Summary of Roofs
  • High performance Wall Enclosure
    • Wall Enclosure Overview
    • Wood-Frame Walls
      • Pros and cons of different assembly solutions (Cost, constructability, airtightness, moisture management, sustainability)
    • Steel Stud Walls
      • Pros and cons of different assembly solutions (Cost, constructability, airtightness, moisture management, sustainability)
    • Below Grade Walls
      • Pros and cons of different assembly solutions (Cost, constructability, airtightness, moisture management, sustainability)
    • Air Barrier Systems (Material and Installation)
      • Interior Air Barrier System
      • Exterior Air Barrier Systems
    • Summary of Walls

CPD POINTS & BC HOUSING COMPETENCY

This course is pending approval for 1.5 CPD credit(s);

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