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2017 Workshop Schedule

Endeavour 2017 Workshop Schedule

We are excited to present a wide-ranging workshop series for 2017. Please click on the links below to explore each workshop!

We look forward to working with you in 2017!

 

TitleStart DateInstructorAvailable Spaces
Introduction To Renewable EnergyMarch 25, 2017Sean Flanagan4Register
Intro To Woodworking – Make A Cutting BoardApril 8, 2017Annie Murphy7Register
Passive House Builder TrainingApril 21, 2017Natalie Leonard12Register
Build Your Own Bee Hotel – Intro To Bees & The EnvironmentApril 22, 2017Jen Feigin, Marcy Adzich10Register
Intro to Sketch-Up – 3D Drafting BasicsApril 29, 2017Shane MacInnes12Register
Water Harvesting Earth WorksMay 6, 2017Douglas Barnes12Register
Carpentry For WomenMay 13, 2017Deirdre McGahern, Jen Feigin1Register
Art of Tadelakt Plaster WorkshopMay 27, 2017Mike Henry6Register
Natural Plaster Workshop – Base Coat to FinishJune 10, 2017Chris Magwood, Jen Feigin10Register
Legal Process BCIN CourseJune 12, 2017Jeffrey Chalmers5Register
Small Buildings BCIN CourseJune 19, 2017Jeffrey Chalmers8Register
NEW! Permaculture Design CertificateJuly 10, 2017Douglas Barnes12Register
Legal Process BCIN courseSeptember 11, 2017Jeffrey Chalmers12Register
HVAC House BCIN courseSeptember 18, 2017Jeffrey Chalmers12Register
Introduction To Renewable EnergySeptember 23, 2017Sean Flanagan12Register
House 2012 BCIN CourseSeptember 25, 2017Jeffrey Chalmers12Register
Part 8 On-Site Sewage Systems BCIN CourseOctober 16, 2017Jeffrey Chalmers12Register
Essential Building Science WorkshopOctober 27, 2017Jacob Deva Racusin12Register
Essential Hempcrete Construction (2)November 4, 2017Chris Magwood11Register
Essential Straw Clay ConstructionNovember 5, 2017Chris Magwood11Register
Carpentry for Women (2)November 11, 2017Deirdre McGahern, Jen Feigin8Register
Design Your Own Sustainable Home Workshop (2)November 18, 2017Chris Magwood15Register
Natural Plaster Workshop – Base Coat to Finish (2)December 2, 2017Chris Magwood, Jen Feigin12Register
TBA- Timber Framing – From Start To FinishDecember 30, 2017Register
TBA- Adobe Pizza OvenDecember 30, 2017Register
TBA- Concrete Counter Tops- Form, Pour & Polish!December 30, 2017Register
TBA- Engineering For Alternative BuildingsDecember 30, 2017Register
TBA-Rocket Mass HeaterDecember 30, 2017Register

Design Your Own Sustainable Home – in Toronto & Ottawa

March 19-20, 2016 (Ottawa)
9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Collab Space, 70 Bongard Avenue

Instructor: Chris Magwood

Workshop Description

Do you dream of designing and building a sustainable home so you can live lightly (and affordably!) on the planet? Or of renovating your existing home to be more natural and energy efficient? If so, you’re not alone!

However, many questions face the prospective owner-builder setting out on this journey. To design yourself or hire a designer? How to choose from a myriad of competing natural building materials? How to choose heating options, water and waste options, electricity options? How to manage budgets and timelines? How to choose a piece of land?To build yourself, or hire builders for different phases? This workshop will explore all of these questions in an in-depth way.

The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

Making Better Buildings book by Chris Magwood

Making Better Buildings by Chris Magwood

This course was the inspiration for Chris Magwood’s new book, Making Better Buildings. The book will be available at the workshop.

Entry Requirements
Open to all

Fee
Early bird – $350
Regular – $400
$600 – Couple rate

Maximum class size: 12

House 2012 – BCIN

BCIN House 2012 – Exam Prep Course2012 Building Code Compendium

February 8 – 12, 2016
8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

Instructor: Jeff Chalmers

In Ontario, all building design practitioners must obtain a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) to ensure familiarity with the Ontario Building Code and to be eligible to obtain the insurance necessary to practice professionally. For designers of residential buildings under 6,000m3 two exams must be passed: General Legal/Process and Part 9/House. 

Endeavour will be presenting preparatory courses for both the General Legal/Process and Part 9/House exams.  We will be offering the new, updated OBOA (Ontario Building Official’s Association) curriculum training, which are the only courses built around the new 2012 Ontario Building Code.

Each course is offered over two consecutive weekends, and five days in total.

Participants will need their own copy of the two-volume Ontario Building Code-2012 or fully up to date 2006. 

You can buy the code book HERE   –2012 Building Code Compendium
(2 Volume Binder Set)  ISBN-978-1-4606-2444-9 

OBOA work books are included in registration costs!

House-2012 covers the following topics

    • Basics of Structural Requirements
    • Design of Areas and Spaces
    • Doors
    • Windows and Skylights
    • Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards
    • Means of Egress
    • Fire Protection
    • Sound Control
    • Excavation
    • Dampproofing, Waterproofing and Soil Gas Control
    • Drainage
    • Footings and Foundations
    • Floors-on-Ground
    • Columns
    • Crawl Spaces
    • Attic and Roof Spaces
    • Above Grade Masonry
    • Chimneys
    • Fireplaces
    • Wood Frame Construction
    • Sheet Steel Stud Wall Framing
    • Heat Transfer, Air Leakage, Condensation Control and Part 12
    • Roofing
    • Cladding
    • Stucco
    • Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishes
    • Flooring
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical Facilities
    • Garages and Carports
    • Cottages
    • Log Construction

At the end of the course, you will be prepared to challenge the examinations for each course, which are held regularly at sites across Ontario. See the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing web site at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page8617.aspx for exam locations and dates.

Entry Requirements
Must own a copy of the 2012 Ontario Building Code or 2006 code with all amendments. See links above to obtain a copy of the Building code.

Fee

Early Bird 595$ – Register by January 30th  – Includes workbook (value of 125$) 
Regular 650$ – Includes workbook (value of 125$) 

Maximum class size: 12

 

Brick & Stone Masonry Repair For The Homeowner

July 12th

Instructor:
Carol Jackson, Carol Jackson Masonry

Lots of people live in and love old houses. These buildings were designed to last for hundreds of years with periodic maintenance. Learn about what brick and stone structures require to keep them standing and functioning well for another century.

carol bricklaying

This course will provide a brief overview of traditional building technology, and how masonry materials work together to provide protection from our harsh weather. We’ll discuss where and how and why masonry systems can fail. Also we’ll cover the basics of mortar analysis and  matching historic mortar.

The hands-on component of the workshop will examine the process of re-pointing, and give participants experience in using the tools and mixes required to do re-pointing work.

 

Entry requirements:
Open to all

Fee:
$150
Includes healthy lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available)

Maximum class size: 12

 

BCIN – Legal Process 2012

BCIN Legal Process 2012 –2012 Building Code Compendium Exam Prep Course

Sept 19-23, 2016
(Delivered over five days)
Endeavour Centre, Peterborough

Note: This course is being offered twice in 2016. Be sure to register for the correct dates.

Instructor: Jeff Chalmers

In Ontario, all building design practitioners must obtain a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) to ensure familiarity with the Ontario Building Code and to be eligible to obtain the insurance necessary to practice professionally. For designers of residential and small commercial buildings under 600m2 two exams must be passed: General Legal/Process and Part 9/House or Small Buildings. 

Endeavour will be presenting preparatory courses for both the General Legal/Process and Part 9/House and Small Buildings exams.  We will be offering the new, updated OBOA (Ontario Building Official’s Association) curriculum training, which are the only courses built around the new 2012 Ontario Building Code.

Participants will need their own copy of the two-volume Ontario Building Code-2012. 

You can buy the code book HERE  –2012 Building Code Compendium
(2 Volume Binder Set)  ISBN-978-1-4606-2444-9 

OBOA work books are included in registration costs!

General Legal/Process exam prep covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Roles and the Legal Framework of the Act
  • Qualifications and Registration under the Act and the Code
  • Permit Applications and the Issuance Process
  • Inspection and Compliance Process
  • The Occupancy Process
  • Co-operation, Conflict and Dispute Resolution under the Act
  • Offences, Liability and Immunity from Actions
  • Change of Use and Renovations, and
  • Complying with Division B
  • CADS and Alternative Compliance Pathways

Entry Requirements
Must own a copy of the 2012 Ontario Building Code. See links above to obtain a copy of the Building code.

Fee
Early Bird – $595
Regular – $650
Fees include workbook (value of $125)

Maximum class size: 12

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