Building Officials Guide to Understanding HVAC Building Code Requirements

What is the cost?

Member Price:  $260.00 + tax   Non-Member Price$315.00 + tax

Who would benefit from this course?

Building Officials, Plans Examiners

What you will learn

Are you looking to recognize key areas to check when reviewing a submitted design and completing a site check?

This 7 hour course (provided in a virtual classroom over two mornings) has been designed to provide Building Officials with an understanding of the Building Code requirements for HVAC. 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 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.

The Best Part

Learn about good engineering practices and guidelines related to understanding site checks and approving plans and design submissions.

HRAI has developed this one day training program for building officials in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of properly installed residential HVAC systems. 

Course Objective:

  • Understand the changes in heat loss and heat gain calculation methods introduced in  CSA F280-12 Standard and their impact on sizing heating & cooling equipment.
  • Review the ventilation requirements outlined in CSA F-326 and section 9.32 of the building code.
  • Learn about different types of ventilation systems, supply air distribution strategies, and ventilation equipment (HRV/ERV)
  • Recognize key areas to check when reviewing a submitted ventilation design and doing a site check for ventilation installation.
  • Learn about good engineering practices and guidelines for forced air system design and installation with respect to inlet/outlet locations, equipment & duct size selection, and duct installation/sealing.

When and where is the course?

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Virtual Classroom

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