Slab on grade construction / Guides

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America" Resilient Design course I teach at Boston Architectural College—though it wasn’t clear to me why he was taking the course and not teaching it! Alain is a home builder who has been constructing LEED-certified homes in the Saguenay region for 7 years but was previously doing general construction in the Montreal re...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...on. We signed a contract. There should be therapists specializing in construction-related couples’ counselling. Building, like renovating, tests every trigger point in a relationship: money, burden sharing, and stress management. For us, the triggers detonated about fifteen minutes before we met the architects for th...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Properly insulating basements and concrete slab floors

...Slab on Grade , in the EcoHome best practice for building Foundations & Basements guide section you will find the basics on foundation , basement & slab design , under slab insulation , site selection & preparation, excavation, drainage & radon gas prevention and mitigation . Technical edit and thermal images by Deni...