Building Science

Course Code

ARC 317

Academic Year


This course will introduce the student to the principles, contemporary techniques and technological advances in the field of building science/construction. Topics covered will include an overview of building science, physical principles, environmental factors determining building enclosure design, and elements of the building envelope. Building science issues will include controlling water leakage, air leakage, heat flow, water vapour, sound and building movements. Aspects of building health and safety, durability, aging and constructability of assemblies using building science best practices and associated details will also be discussed.