CPD Offering – Building Officials Guide to Understanding HVAC Building Code Requirements – October 2021

Course Topic: Building Officials Guide to Understanding HVAC Building Code Requirements

Course Dates: October 26 and 27, 2021 – (This course is now full)

Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm (PST)

Registration Fee: $299.00 + GST

Registration: (Maximum of 30 participants for this course)

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CPD Eligibility: 5 points – Category A3

Presentation Overview:

This course has been designed to provide Building Officials with an understanding of the BC Building Code requirements for 9.32-Ventilation (CSA F326), and 9.33- Heating and Air-conditioning (CSA F280-12). It contains a short introduction to Building Science relating to ventilation and air change design (ducts); 9.32 Ventilation requirements, a summary overview of all the changes in the new CSA F280-12, CAN/CSA-F326, and a review of key requirements for Heating and Air-conditioning systems. Typical installation procedures and code requirements will be presented using photographs of installed systems and other documentation. Residential Heat Loss and Heat Gain calculation methodology, Air Systems design and installation requirements will be reviewed including an overview of some of the design methods.  Click here for more details


Francis Belle, RASDT, RHDT, CEA

With 30+ years of experience within the residential housing sector, Francis has extensive background in home construction, building science and energy efficiency and has operated his own residential design and consulting firm since 1982.  A Certified Energy Advisor for the Energuide for Houses Program operated by Natural Resources Canada, Francis has taught many building science programs and was originally with the HRAI instructor team from 2007 to 2013.  Francis rejoined the team in the Summer of 2017.

Organization Overview: 

Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association that represents more than 1,150 member companies in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.  Our members include manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors who employ more than 50,000 people in Canada and represent an industry that delivers more than $7B annually to the Canadian economy.