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Nelson – Lab-in-a-Box Builder Workshop

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

BCIT instructors will deliver the Lab-in-a-Box program to local builders to learn about building to the BC Energy Step Code-a provincial framework aimed at creating healthier, more efficient and more comfortable buildings.

Draft Agenda

7:00 – Registration & coffee/pastries

7:30 – Opening Remarks, Step Code overview, FortisBC New Home Program, and Local Government Introductions

8:00 – BCIT Hands on high performance lab training

12:00 – LUNCH

12:30 – BCIT Training continued

2:30 –   Discussion period with Local Building Officials, Builders, and/or Energy Advisors

3:00 – Close

BCIT Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamental principles of building science while helping students advance their construction knowledge and skills with respect to building envelope design, construction and performance verification for airtightness and advanced thermal performance of residential buildings (Part 9 Buildings).

Building science demonstrations including heat transfer, vapour diffusion, air flow, and moisture management will be employed to better understand the effect of thermal loads on the building enclosure performance. Student hands-on work will focus on specific strategies to ensure airtightness of final assembly with an emphasis on detailed solutions for managing critical control barriers in various assemblies. The course will present building enclosure assemblies, construction methods, and solutions for managing control barriers with a focus on improved thermal performance of residential buildings (Part 9 Buildings).

Students will develop their knowledge of building science, airtightness strategies, and assembly details to meet the BC Energy Step Code.

Registration Limited to 24 attendees per session.  Please register early at

March 8: Nelson   https://labinaboxnelson.eventbrite.ca

March 11: Revelstoke  https://labinaboxrevelstoke.eventbrite.ca

March 13: Lake Country  https://labinaboxlakecountry.eventbrite.ca

March 14: Penticton https://labinaboxpenticton.eventbrite.ca

Pending approval, workshop participants eligible for Group A CPD formal training points through BC Housing: 6 CPD points for in-class instruction only or 20 CPD points with required pre-course reading and post course learning assessment.


Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson
701 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6G3 Canada
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