Posted by Administrator PBC on 07/07/2017

Two Great Courses from Passive House Expert Adam Cohen

Two Great Courses from Passive House Expert Adam Cohen

Passive Buildings Canada is excited to launch two courses by PBC board member and long-time Passive House practitioner and expert Adam Cohen. We are pleased to partner with Yestermorrow for these courses.  

Both courses are in Toronto at the YWCA on 43 Elm Street.

Who is Adam Cohen?

As an active design/builder and green building expert, Adam Cohen is a leading North American Passive House practitioner whose innovative work on market rate delivery of commercial high performance building has made his expertise sought-after for projects across North America. As a recognized national leader in the Passive House movement he has presented technical papers at both national and international Passive House conferences. His leadership in commercial Passive House design has made him a sought after speaker, consultant and teacher of advanced courses in Passive House ultra-low energy design. He served for 5 years as Vice-Chair of the Passive House Institute US technical committee from its founding in 2010 and is co-creator and teacher of Passive House Institute US’s builder training curriculum.

Adam Cohen is on the board of Passsive Buildings Canada.


COURSE 1:
Designing and Building a Successful Design/Build Business
September 16, 17, 9:00-4pm, YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm Street, Board Room $700CAD for PBC members (Each Business member can register two people at this rate), $800CAD for non-members. Continental breakfast included. 

Register for this course right here! (Registration is through our partner Yestermorrow.)

It takes far more than being a great designer and builder to establish a successful design/build business. With control of all aspects of design and construction entrusted to one party, design/build requires a completely different business model—along with distinctive strategies and systems—than a typical contracting or architectural firm. Students will learn how to create a design/build business that flourishes. We'll examine aspects of planning, marketing, estimating, system development, project management, human resources, accounting, and legal concerns, all in direct relation to the specifics of design/build. Bring questions and details specific to your situation.

This class will help you to begin to looking at your work life balance. This class assumes you are working hard and that there are ways you can work smarter.
 
Participants can receive a certificate of completion for 12 structured learning hours (continuing education) that can be listed on a participant's Ontario Architects Association profile.

COURSE 2:
Delivering High Performance Buildings at Market Rate
September 20, 21, 22 9:00-4:00pm YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm Street, Board Room $1000CAD for PBC members (Each Business member can register two people at this rate) and $1200CAD for non-members. Continental breakfast included.

Register for this course right here! (Registration is through our partner Yestermorrow.)

For many teams, it is an almost impossible challenge to simultaneously deliver high performance, cost efficient buildings while maintaining high customer satisfaction and profitability. It is not uncommon for high performance commercial buildings to cost 10% - 20% more to build than conventional buildings. Adam Cohen of Passiv Science has been designing and building Passive Commercial Buildings at costs comparable to typical new construction and is achieving Passive Building level results.  

This class will discuss the basics of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Passive Building design principles, LEAN construction, work flows specific to IPD, BIM integration and in-depth instruction in the design ~ estimating integration needed for a successful project.  Specific tools and methods will be taught that cover the design/cost evolution process from initial cost validation to design/cost advancement through real time cost management during construction.

What the training does is get a group of folks on the same page using the terminology, training and the same tools, then they invited to become a member of IPD.Community which is a no cost online open source networked learning platform to hone skills, create, use and simplify tools and systems and share best practices in what I envision as an international networked community of practice.
 
Participants can receive a certificate of completion for 18 structured learning hours (continuing education) that can be listed on participant's Ontario Architects Association profile.
 

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