Online training: Best practices for construction professionals

Given that sustainability is the cornerstone of green construction, here is a training course designed for housing professionals or advanced homesteaders. It enables participants to design, build & renovate high-performance homes in a sustainable way.

This training course is given in webinar format, live, at the scheduled date and time. Take it whenever you want, wherever you live! Detailed connection instructions will be sent to you by e-mail before the training session, and a recorded copy of the course can be accessed freely from your Ecohome profile for future reference.

Objectives and targets:

  • Building site construction examples will be presented and analysed to provide participants with an understanding of construction practices that go beyond the miniumum standards of Building Code
  • Learn how and where to apply these practices in specific projects
  • Master the principles and techniques for designing residential buildings that last longer and avoid recalls
  • Design buildings to withstand the greater challenges of a changing global climate

Who should attend:

The training course is aimed at housing professionals such as architects, technologists, engineers and general contractors who want to gear their day-to-day professional practice towards greater sustainability, efficiency and quality in the construction of high-efficiency homes in cold and moderate climates.

This training course is given in webinar format, live, at the scheduled date and time. Follow it from wherever you want, wherever you live! Detailed connection instructions will be sent to you by e-mail before the training session, and a recorded copy of the course can be accessed freely from your Ecohome profile for future reference.

Lesson Plan

  • Waterproofing openings: flashings and drip caps
  • Properly sealing building envelopes: choosing and applying sealing techniques
  • How to install windows properly: techniques to ensure optimum energy efficiency and durability
  • Details of proper design and installation of rain screens
  • Technical details for creating watertight roofs. Flat roofs, pitched roofs, flashings and roof/wall junction
  • Surface drainage: proper grading, swales and other bulk water management design principles
  • How to create a dry and mold-free basement
  • Crawl spaces
  • Wooden decks
  • Interior moisture management and mold prevention

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Instructors

Emmanuel B. Cosgrove

Emmanuel B. Cosgrove

Co-founder and General Director

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Ecohome is committed to offering high-quality, cutting-edge training in sustainable housing that is adapted to North America's climates and markets. All our training sessions are given by expert instructors with many years of experience in their respective fields. So you can be sure of a rewarding experience! You can also consult our satisfaction policy.

Some of our workshops do not have scheduled dates

If you are interested in a course that is not currently scheduled, please feel free to contact us so we can inform you when a date is set. [email protected]