ARCHIVED – What’s new on the NRC-IRC Web site v11n3-12

Volume 11, Number 3, September 2006

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Have you visited the NRC-IRC Web site lately?

Stop by and check out the most recent additions:

  • Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) initiative: NRC-IRC's strategic plan for 2004-2009 introduced new initiatives that involve reorganizing and expanding activities to address sustainability and climate change, and to align more clearly with current industry and government priorities. SBE research and technology transfer activities are focused on three overlapping themes:
    - Climate change
    - "Green" buildings
    - Life-cycle performance
  • Project Factsheets: print-friendly, one-page summaries of all our collaborative research projects.
  • Business Opportunities: provides links to the various business services that NRC-IRC offers, such as intellectual property available for licensing, unique facilities and expertise, success stories, research services, and product evaluation services.

And just a reminder:

Our Construction Technology Updates are free on the Web in both html and pdf at

You can search all NRC-IRC publications since our founding in 1947 at where you will find over 12,000 references, more than 3,700 of which are available in full text, free of charge.
The site, which has 200,000 visitors each month, is updated constantly, so be sure to visit often.

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