ONE DAY SEMINAR 

THE SCIENCE OF BUILDING

BETTER BASEMENTS

Course Length: One day

Date: TBD

Location: North York/Thornhill, ON

Price: Join the wait list for free!

Join the wait list and we will notify you ​once the next course is taking place. The course fee is $399 + HST and this includes all participant materials and a Certificate of Completion.

Group rates are available for groups of 6 or more, please contact training@buildability.ca

  • UNDERSTAND THE SCIENCE OF HOW BASEMENTS WORK

  • LEARN HOW TO DELIVER HIGH PERFORMANCE LIVING SPACES

  • LEARN BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE BASEMENT PERFORMANCE

  • HIGHLY INTERACTIVE ONE DAY WORKSHOP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

More and more homebuyers expect their basements to provide the same level of comfort, liveability, and moisture control as above grade spaces. Homebuyers won’t accept the damp, cold, wet, mouldy basements of the past. For smart builders, this presents an opportunity to perfect their craft and to deliver the high performance living space that their home buyers demand. This seminar will identify key areas to enhance basement performance, introduces best practices to understand materials, components, and systems and how they work together and ultimately to provide a better basement.

Course objectives

In this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the science of how basements work

  • Discuss the poor practices that impair basement performance

  • Describe basement construction best practices that improve basement performance

  • Describe alternative approaches through case studies

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Michael lio, P.eng

buildability CORPORATION

Michael is a professional engineer who has consulted on projects and publications across North America relating to housing, energy efficiency and sustainability. His studies have supported the development of the Energy Star for New Homes program in Ontario, the EnerGuide Rating System, and the new R-2000 Program. At various times benchmarked the energy efficiency performance and greenhouse gas emissions of new and existing housing in Ontario. He taught sustainable housing in the Architecture Program at Ryerson University for 12 years while for the last 15 years he has taught building science and building technology and ecology at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto.

Testimonials

Great interplay between attendees and instructor. Great group sessions.

HOWARD COHEN

AMVIC Inc.

Great course.

BRIAN KAINTH

JAKK Management Inc.

I always enjoy your courses

and the content.

NEIL GARRISON

Frontenac Construction Concepts

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