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February 2016 Courses

January 1, 2016

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!  Happy New Year!  Our February courses have a few spaces left so I though I would send a reminder now that the holidays are over.

To register for any course click here.

Tammy


 

**Additional Offering** Manitoba Building Code  – Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency in Housing and Small Buildings

February 19, 2016, 8 am to 1 pm ($175)

Please join us at Sustainable Building Manitoba’s Day of Learning hosted at the University of Winnipeg.  In addition to the Section 9.36 course, participants can opt to join in the guest speaker at lunch as well as partake in other courses offered during the day (more information coming soon).  Registration for the Section 9.36 course will occur through Red River, you can find the Registration form here.

NOTE: this course is filling up fast, so register today!

Course description: The recent adoption of Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency in Housing and Small Buildings (Section 9.36) means that designers, inspector and contractors need to understand the new requirements. This training will cover the Prescriptive, Trade off and Performance paths of Section 9.36 including the Manitoba Amendments and a discussion on compliance.

Manitoba Building Code  – Part 3 Large Buildings

February 1-5, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ($650, Note: separate exam fee for the non mandatory exam)

Course Description: This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing code practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in interpreting and implementing the principles of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) with respect to large buildings (Vol. 2 Division B Part 3). It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the NBC that apply to all large buildings. Participants must have a basic understanding of the NBC and requirements contained therein in order to be successful when taking exams or applying the knowledge to their jobs.

For more detailed information click here.

Manitoba Building Code – Part 3 Complex Buildings

February 16-18, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ($500, Note: separate exam fee for the non mandatory exam)

Course Description: This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing Code Practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in the practice of interpretation and implementation of the principles of the National Building Code (NBC) with respect to Large (Vol. 2, Division B, Part 3) buildings. It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the NBC that apply to Part 3 Buildings with emphasis being placed on Complex Buildings which are defined in the NBC as: 1) Post disaster buildings, and 2) Buildings containing building systems, works, fixture and service systems to which Subsection 3.2.6 or Articles 3.2.8.3 to 3.2.8.9 apply.

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Introduction to the Manitoba Construction Codes (Division A and C of the MFC and MBC)

February 22 & 23, 2016,  8:00 am to 4:00 pm, ($390, No exam)

Course Description: This course is designed for those individuals who either currently use the MBC or MFC in their day to day work, and especially for those individuals who are going to be using the Codes for the first time.

Most Code programs are delivered on the premise that candidates come with knowledge and skills on the entire Code. Divisions A and C provide the required structure for Code Officials to properly apply the Codes. This program will provide the participant specific instruction on what an inspector can and cannot enforce based on the application of the code and finally it will teach participants how to properly classify a building. This program is designed as a prelude to participants continuing with advanced Code courses.

Section 4: Introduction to CANQUEST Modelling*:

Feb 29 – March 2, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ($895, No exam)

Section 4 continues knowledge gained in Section 1 (MECB) with a focus on the Performance Path of the MECB 2013 and the energy simulation software that is generates the required reference building model. This “hands-on” 3 day course will walk participants through the complete energy model development process.  The course begins with the use of wizards to quickly create building models and then moves into the detailed interface for detailed model development.  Participants will learn how to use the software to generate the NECB 2011 reference building for performance path compliance.

*PRE-REQUISITE: Section 1 MECB

Part 5: Advanced CANQUEST Modelling**

March 3, 2016, 8 am to 4 pm ($250, No exam)

Topics covered in this modelling course includes:

– user expressions
– user defaults
– parametric runs
– outdoor air details including exhaust and heat recovery
– air-side system keywords and controls
– central plant mechanical elements including thermal storage and pumping as well as boiler and chiller part load curve creation
–  .inp text file investigation and manipulation
– batch processing of eQUEST/CAN-QUEST files
– weather file creation

**PRE-REQUISITE: Section 4 Introduction to Canquest