Building Smart Video Presentations

Developed in collaboration with industry partners, our Building Smart series provides up-to-date Building Code information and best practices for the construction and design of homes in British Columbia.

Licensed Residential Builders, contractors, building officials, architects, engineers, trades and others involved in the home building industry can access the latest research and technology through these practical and informative sessions.

Click the links below to view presentations on topics of interest to B.C.’s construction sector.

Watch building envelope experts present practical solutions for building durable wall assemblies.

The focus of this presentation is on the use of air and vapour barriers in single and multi-unit residential buildings.

This presentation focuses on the design, planning and construction of mid-rise wood buildings in British Columbia. Discover how the industry is moving ahead to adopt this building form.

This presentation focuses on the design, construction, maintenance and remediation of basements and parkades in residential buildings.

A series of five presentations to help you understand Part 3 Building Code energy efficiency requirements for large residential buildings.

This presentation introduces the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide, a tool to help calculate and mitigate heat loss due to thermal bridging.

This presentation includes five presentations from building industry leaders who discuss energy efficiency strategies and solutions for new and retrofit buildings.

Industry experts explore roof system design, installation best practices and Building Code requirements for wood-frame single-family and multi-unit residential buildings.

The focus of this presentation is best practices for window installation in new and retrofit buildings. It examines window to wall interface, insulation details, Building Code requirements and ends with a panel discussion.

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