The Construction Research Centre’s Dr. Zoubir Lounis lead the development of an innovative risk-based methodology for the design and rehabilitation of infrastructure systems that ensure their resilience against multiple hazards, including extreme weather events and cumulative damage effects.

The Conference Board of Canada estimates that the work of the CCMC protects the health and safety of more than 3.3 million Canadians each year, generating $3.8 billion in Gross Domestic Product, and supporting 32,000 Canadian jobs.

Smart Buildings are buildings that use information technologies to identify operational inefficiencies and inform ongoing commissioning. To determine benefits and challenges of implementing Smart Building technologies in federal government buildings, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) launched a Smart Buildings pilot project and turned to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Construction Research Centre, for expert guidance.