High-Performance Building for Carpenters, 4 Part Course, September 21- October 12, 1-6 pm, Newton, Massachusetts

  • 21 September 2023
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 06:00 PM
  • Event Host : Built Environment Plus
  • Event Location : Studio for High-Performance Design + Construction, 151R Adams Street, Newton, MA, 02458, United States
High-Performance Building for Carpenters (4 Part Course), September 21
Event Description

This in-person training over four 5-hour sessions teaches carpenters how to apply fundamental building skills to high-performance construction projects. Topics focus on the four layers of a high-performance house: water, air, vapor, and thermal. Students will learn high-performance essentials through building science lessons, hands-on practice with mock-up assemblies, and project management training. The multi-faceted learning approach provides carpenters with a holistic understanding of high-performance construction from building science to install. This training is taught by two sustainable building experts accompanied by guest speakers representing materials manufacturers and vendors.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of high- performance building science
  • Understand key components and concepts of high-performance residential construction
  • Apply concepts to hands-on construction through use of mock-up assemblies
  • Review high-performance project management strategies
  • Finish the course prepared to leverage skills in a career in high-performance construction

Session 1: Framing & Sheathing
Thursday, September 21 – 1:00-6:00pm

Session 2: Air Sealing
Thursday, September 28 – 1:00-6:00pm

Session 3: Insulation
Thursday, October 5 – 1:00-6:00pm

Session 4: Windows & Doors
Thursday, October 12 – 1:00-6:00pm


Housed in a state-of-the-art Passive House facility, StudioHPDC is a classroom and educational center for sustainable design & construction, StudioHPDC develops and hosts training courses for consumers, students, architects, and trades people in all experience levels ranging from introductory sessions and overviews to hands-on workshops and certification programs. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Built Environment Plus
  • Cost
    • Course fee: $2,800.00

      Funding Grants Available: Submit by August 31st, 2023:

      The express grant is designed to help businesses of all sizes respond quickly to emerging needs and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, the Express program is the Workforce Training Fund’s fastest path to funding.
  • Event type
    • Training

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