Course Description

This course explores how to apply and properly detail control layers in wall assemblies. Students will review common products used in detailing of high-performance residential construction and will learn through demonstration and online interactive activities how to maintain optimum air and water control in the detailing of typical envelope penetrations. They will also be introduced through demonstration how to complete a blower door test to verify building air tightness and locate and correct sources of air leakage.

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Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the location and function of air, water, vapour and thermal control layers in wall assemblies
  • Explain how to locate and correct sources of air leakage through use of a blower door
  • Describe the properties and uses of typical products used in residential construction detailing
  • Explain strategies for completing air and water tight envelope systems.


CNST 017 is strongly recommended.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
High Performance Construction and Detailing
Online Asynchronous
Sep 05, 2022 to Oct 02, 2022
Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Sep 08, 2022 to Sep 29, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $445.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
May 09, 2022 to Sep 14, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
May 09, 2022 to Sep 14, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 15, 2022 to Sep 29, 2022
Section Notes

Strongly recommended course CNST 017.


Participants will complete 20 hours of online, independent study which will include 4 one-hour virtual sessions with the instructor and other students to allow for questions and answers. These virtual sessions are mandatory and will be delivered using Zoom & Brightspace/D2L and are very interactive. Zoom sessions will be held on Thursdays between Sep 08 and Oct 02, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience.

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