Get on the Right Side of the Blower Door Test

Meet the City of Vancouver's airtightness standards with this hands-on workshop held in the new BCIT High Performance Building Lab

This workshop covers air-tightness from top to bottom in a day. Starting with a short discussion on what an air barrier is, and how to define it on your project,  the workshop quickly becomes a hands-on workshop that details how an air barrier is made, how it fits at a ceiling junction, how it connects to the foundation or slab, how it works around balconies, decks, and overhangs,  and how it connects to plumbing, sprinklers and vents.


This workshop was developed for the City Of Vancouver by the air-tightness experts at RDH Building Sciences, Red Door Energy and Small Planet Supply. Attendees will work with a wide range of air-sealing materials and get a deep understanding of available materials, and how they perform. 

Air barriers can be placed at the interior or exterior of a building. It's not uncommon to have a section of the air barrier on the exterior and another section on the interior. Workshop attendees will be able to experiment with ways to connect the outside to the inside and take the best advantage of project and material options.

   BC Housing: 6 CPD

"Air barriers are planned, and then the plan is applied to the project" says Small Planet Supply CEO Albert Rooks. "Get on the right side of the blower door with knowledge and skill".

The workshops are held on selected Saturdays and start promptly at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM. Lunch is provided, so just bring yourself and work clothes you don't mind dirty, as you work on full-scale building section mock-ups. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop, and will be ready to make air-tight buildings that meet blower door requirements. 

Space is limited and seats sell out quickly.  Enroll early so you can attend the training session of your choice.  For more information,  call us: 778-379-8700

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BC Housing Course Credit: 6 CPD Credits

Location: BCIT High Performance Building Lab    Building NW03    Burnaby BC    V5G 3H2     Tel: 778-379-8700