There is a growing demand in the construction industry for qualified, knowledgeable and professional renovators and custom home builders. According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, more than half the spending in the Canadian construction industry takes place in the renovation field.
The three-year Building Renovation Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment in the carpentry trade and management areas of the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design business principles being key.
You will learn new construction and building renovation skills from both an applied and a management perspective, including carpentry techniques and new materials applications, while gaining a solid understanding of the renovation-related trades. Hands-on training takes place in fully equipped labs where students practice framing and finishing techniques related to renovations and new home construction, using sustainable design principles.
Practical applications include:
- residential construction and renovations
- drywall installation and finishing
- site layout
- stair construction
- building code
- basic electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.
Business skills include:
- business management
- client relations
- project management
- site management
- controlling, estimating and cost accounting
- budgeting and financial management
You will also learn how to use and apply computer software and technology currently used in the construction industry, including spreadsheets, CAD using REVIT, estimating, project management and presentation tools.
*When you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.
This program is unique in Ontario.
Part Time Study Options Part-time study options are not available for this program; however, our Continuing Education department offers evening courses and part-time certificate programs in Building/Construction Technologies. See coned.georgebrown.ca