Technology Solutions for the Workplace

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The Civil Engineering Technology department offers several short courses, workshops, and seminars to provide academic and professional development in the areas of architecture, infrastructure, construction, and the environment. The courses are intended to be practical and relevant to today’s student and employee looking to upgrade their skills and knowledge in the current technologies of our industry.

Courses are offered throughout the year with a number of them scheduled in May and June of each year. The course details will describe when the course is offered, the length of class, the fees, and what is provided with registration.

2015 Construction Code Update Seminar
NBC / NPC/ NFC/ NECB

Space is limited, register today!

Cost: $295+GST per person
March 8, 2017, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
CanadInns Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg

Technology Solutions for the Workplace is pleased to be hosting a one day face – to – face 2015 Code update session presented by staff from Codes Canada. To register fill out the form located on the right hand side of this page. Seats are limited.

Printable schedule →

Tentative Schedule – March 8, 2017

Time topic
7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Introductions
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Overview of Code Canada
9:00 – 10:15 Part 3 – Accessibility
Part 6 – NBC and NPC – HVAC and Plumbing
Part 5/9 – EIFS, Roofing and Airborne Sound Transmission
Part 3/9 – Fire Protection and Part 3 Fire Protection
10:15 – 10:35 Break – Coffee and snacks provided
10:35 – 11:45 NFC – Hazardous Materials and Activities
Part 4 – Structural Design
Part 9 – Envelope and Structure
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch – Provided
13:00 – 14:20 NBC and NFC – Mid Rise Wood Construction
Parts 3/9 Stairs
Part 5 – Curtain Walls and Wind Uplift
14:20 – 14:40 Break – Coffee and snacks provided
14:40 – 16:00 NECB – Update 2015
Part 4 – Seismic Design
Part 3 – Fire Alarms and Security
16:00 – 16:30 Questions and Session Concludes

3 Day Large Building Airtightness Testing Training

Course Description:

Although the concept was almost unknown in the design and construction industry 25 years ago, minimizing air leakage is now widely recognized as one of the most critical parameters affecting a building’s performance in terms of energy use, comfort, indoor air quality and durability.

Recognition of the importance of reducing air leakage first occurred in the low-rise housing sector and has since spread to the commercial building sector. The need for airtightness was initially seen only as an energy issue since uncontrolled air leakage can create a significant energy penalty. However, it was soon realized that there are additional benefits including building durability improved comfort, improved indoor air quality and reduced noise transmission.

The large building airtightness testing workshop will educate the students on the differences between residential and commercial tests; building science and driving forces of air leakage; testing standards and code requirements; test considerations and planning; and required materials and equipment. The final part of the workshop will focus on the setup and use of blower door equipment. It will conclude with a full live test of the CARSI building at Red River College, which will incorporate diagnostic tools and analysis/reporting of the test data.

Course Date and Cost: 

Dates: February 22-24, 2017
Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (2 pm on Feb.24th to allow for travel)
Cost: $1,495 + GST
Course Code: TRAD-9017
Course cost includes:  parking, lunch and morning coffee

Instructors: Cory Carson, Kevin Knight, Gary Proskiw

Water and Wastewater Courses

The Civil Engineering Technology department offers a series of training opportunities for water and wastewater operators and others in the industry. There are courses for those seeking Manitoba Certification and hands-on training in water and wastewater.

2017 Manitoba Water and Wastewater School Registration Form →

C-NRPP Radon Certification Courses (Measurement and Mitigation)

Participants in the Radon Measurement course will gain an understanding of radon, its scientific properties and known health effects and the knowledge of Health Canada’s radon measurement protocols. The course will also cover the C-NRPP approved devices for radon measurement, the proper interpretation of results obtained in residential settings, and some basic radon entry and mitigation concepts.

Participants in the Radon Mitigation course will gain the knowledge and hands-on training for radon entry and mitigation analysis and planning.

PRE-REQUISITE: Participants must successfully complete the Radon Measurement Course prior to the mitigation course. Successful participants may be certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) which is recognized by Health Canada.

Click here for upcoming course schedule. If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

Manitoba Building Code Courses NEW!

Beginning in early 2016, Technology Solutions will be offering courses and examinations on the Manitoba Building Code.

For dates and cost please click here.

Course Descriptions:

Note: Courses marked with an “*” are recognized by MBOA for credit in their BCQ and CBCO certification.

For more information contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

CANQUEST Courses

CANQUEST is an energy modelling software program that was designed by NRCan to assist in compliance with the performance path of the National Energy Code for Buildings.

This training is being updated by NRCan, stay tuned for updates!

If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

Hot 2000 – Residential Building Energy Modelling

Building energy modelling is becoming increasingly common for new home construction and for designing upgrades to existing buildings. It can be used to establish compliance with new building code requirements or utility energy conservation programs, optimize house designs to achieve a desired level of performance, evaluate the benefits of competing energy efficiency measures and assist in the design of retrofit packages for existing houses. Perhaps most important, experience with energy modelling provides the user with a much better, quantitative understanding of how energy is actually used in a house.

This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of residential energy simulation modelling using HOT2000 – the most widely used program of its kind in Canada.

Course Description:

  • Fundamentals of residential building energy modelling
  • Performing take-offs using house plans or on-site measurements
  • How to input building envelope components into HOT2000
  • How to input mechanical systems into HOT2000
  • Using HOT2000 to establish compliance with building code or utility conservation program requirements
  • Modelling existing houses
  • Interpreting the results (what they mean and what they do not mean)

If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

WUFI Workshop

WUFI® is an acronym for Wärme Und Feuchte Instationär – which, translated, means heat and moisture transiency.

Today’s residential and commercial building envelopes in North America are required to be energy efficient, which mainly means the envelope needs to meet R value and air tightness requirements. Practical experience in the last decades all over the world and physical principles show that a higher risk of moisture failures go along with these energy efficiency requirements.

The WUFI® Workshop will educate the students in the principles of building science, based on the latest research as well as train them how to do hygrothermal performance assessments using the WUFI® tool to eventually design a durable building envelope. Effects like material properties, climate regions, indoor moisture generation are shown and their impact on the durability discussed. ASHRAE Standard 160 will be introduced as a basic guideline on how to apply “Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings”.

Course Date and Cost:
Dates: Postponed, Stay tuned for new dates
Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $850 + GST
Course Code: WRKS – 9121
Course cost includes: parking, lunch and morning coffee

Greenspace Horticulture Courses

Greenspace Horticulture is offering the following courses for industry:

Training Descriptions:

  • Mowing Seminar with Writing Essentials
  • Irrigation with Writing Essentials

If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

Revit Courses

This new series of courses will teach the concepts of building information modelling, parametric design and construction documentation through Autodesk’s Revit Software.

Course Descriptions:

Click here for the upcoming course schedule. If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942

Civil Engineering Technology Courses

Courses are now open to our Industry Clients

The Civil Engineering Technology department offers courses to current students, graduates and industry clients from the various Civil program areas as remedial, bridging, or professional development. Courses are offered during the break weeks and co-op terms. For more information on course dates and registration deadlines click here.

Course Descriptions:

Registration information and form