NRC launches research for innovation in the construction industry
August 22, 2013
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Canada's National Research Council Construction division is launching research in four areas. Given NRC's new mandate, the research will be focused on supporting the commercialization of innovative products and systems in:
Canada’s National Research Council Construction division is launching research in four areas. Given NRC’s new mandate, the research will be focused on supporting the commercialization of innovative products and systems in:
– high performance buildings, including energy retrofit technologies for commercial and institutional buildings;
– improving building regulations to reduce compliance costs and “de-risk” building designs;
– developing wood-based building products for wood buildings of 5 to 10 storeys;
– developing and deploying concrete infrastructure, including high-performance materials and technologies to reduce the costs of rehabilitating concrete highway bridges and to extend their service life.
NRC is also interested in establishing partnerships with industry “leaders” to “bridge the gap between research and industrial commercialization.
Dr. Morad Atif, General Manager of NRC Construction, says in the latest issue of Construction Innovation, “We have technical expertise that spans many industry needs related to buildings and civil infrastructure. Our innovation business environment includes technology development, technical services, evaluation for market access of construction products, and leadership in development and deployment of building regulations. With this breadth of knowledge and expertise, we provide solutions for Canadian companies and clients at large to help them grow their business in the expanding marketplace.”
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