Construction Technology

Online course currently under development

This is an online course that involves approximately 18 hours of online learning. 

Explore building science and its importance to constructing effective building envelopes and building durable homes.


Knowledge & Skill Building Areas

House-as-a-system concept

  • Building science effects on building durability and occupant comfort
  • Indoor air quality contributors, detractors and material selection
  • Sustainable development
  • Building envelope details
  • Mechanical systems
  • Integrated mechanical systems
  • Engineered building components
  • Geographical and geological features affecting residential construction


Training category (Group A):   Once the development of this course has been completed, it will be available in the future for either future qualification (core competency) training or informal continuing professional development (CPD).  

  • Qualification (core competency )training: Includes completion of a 3rd party proctored exam
  • Informal CPD:  Participants only complete the course and do not take the exam
  • Formal CPD:  This course is not available for formal CPD credits

Course availability:  Online learning allows you to work at your own pace from the comfort of your own computer any time of the day or night. 

Timeframes:  You will be allotted 6 months from the date of course registration to complete the online education.  Extensions can be purchased if additional time is required. 

Prerequisite:  There are no prerequisites for this course.  You can register for this course anytime at your convenience.

Tuition:  $449 + tax  for a limited time.

The tuition includes the online education and an electronic copy of the course manual.  

Proof of course completion:  Upon completion of the online course, participants will be able to log into our learning management system to view and print a certificate of completion for informal CPD. An additional qualification (core competency) training certificate will be provided to those individuals who successfully complete the final exam. The exam results will be available and kept electronically in your student profile.

Qualification (Core Competency) Exam (under development):  The 3rd party proctored exam for this course (applicable for individuals completing qualification training) is closed book in a multiple choice, multiple answer and true/false format.  There is no exam for participants taking the course for informal CPD training.

Proctor testing centers:  Licensing & Consumer Services requires 3rd party proctoring for online exams that qualify as qualification training.  When you are close to completing the online course, you will need to make arrangements with a proctor testing location to proctor your online exam for you.  Please click here to see the list of the current approved BC proctoring locations. BC Builder Training will provide you with further proctoring information upon course completion.

Passing grade:  The passing grade is 70%. 

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