Volume 18, Number 1, Summer 2013
To adapt to Canada’s constantly changing construction landscape, the industry—from manufacturers to builders to building owners—requires better, safer, energy-efficient and more affordable construction materials and technology.
NRC is responding to these industry needs by launching four research initiatives focused on the development and deployment of new technologies to ensure benefit to Canadians and Canadian business. The new focus will support the commercialization of innovative, validated and cost-effective products and systems.
- High Performance Buildings: Energy-saving retrofit technologies for commercial and institutional buildings enables the development and commercialization of low-cost, retrofit solutions for commercial and institutional buildings.
- Building Regulations for Market Access: Enabling construction companies to grow develops and improves building regulations and solutions to reduce compliance costs and de-risk building designs.
- Mid-Rise Wood Buildings: Improving products for taller wood buildings develops, improves and adopts wood-based building products and assemblies for the 5-12 storey building market.
- Critical Concrete Infrastructure: Extending the life of Canada’s bridge network develops and deploys high performance materials and technologies to reduce rehabilitation costs of concrete highway bridges, and extends their service life and shock resistance.
“We have technical expertise that spans many industry needs related to buildings and civil infrastructure,” explains Dr. Morad Atif, General Manager of NRC Construction. “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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We are interested in partnering with industry leaders to advance these initiatives and to bridge the gap between research and industrial commercialization. To learn more on how you can partner with us, contact Dino Zuppa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-949-0073.