Building Smart Video Presentations

Developed in collaboration with industry partners, our Building Smart video and publication series provides up-to-date Building Code information and best practices for the construction and design of homes in British Columbia.
Please note these helpful reference and study tools for Licensed Residential Builders are not approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. To locate CPD training near you, visit the BC Housing Education Portal online at

Click the links below to view the Building Smart video presentations.

Building Smart for High Performance Buildings - 2020 Half-Day Workshop

Join local and international industry experts as they share the latest research results, case studies, as well as successful design and construction practices. Learn about government initiatives to support more efficient, functional and resilient buildings. This workshop focuses on Part 9 and Part 3 residential construction.

Building Smart with High Performance Building Design

Presented by BC Housing and the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), this workshop focused on innovation and building design considerations required for single and multi-unit buildings.

Building Smart with High Performance Concrete Envelopes

Five industry experts discuss the latest research on how concrete envelopes can help deliver results and the most effective ways to meet the new BC Energy Step Code standards.

Building Smart with Safe and Durable Wall Assemblies

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

Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers

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

Building Smart with Mid-Rise Wood 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.

Building Smart with Basements and Parkades

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

Energy Efficiency – Large Residential Buildings

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

Mitigating Thermal Bridging

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

Energy Efficiency in New & Retrofit Buildings

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

Roof System Design and Installation

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

Best Practices for Window Installation

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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