The NRC is working on a number of projects to address the effects of floods on Canadian infrastructure.
Category: Climate Resilience and Sustainability
The NRC is working with the University of Waterloo’s Buoyant Foundation Project to develop two buoyant foundation prototypes for retrofitting and new construction applications.
The NRC is leading an initiative on Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure, to provide updates to the climatic data, associated climatic loads and load combinations and new climate resilience provisions that will be implemented in the future editions of the codes, standards and guides.
The NRC is working on a number of initiatives to support a national effort to mitigate the risk posed by wildland fires.
NRC researchers tested and challenged two novel dual core technologies in environmental chambers which simulated realistic conditions identified in the north.
To achieve resilient building structures there is a need to provide information for the design of new and existing structures to mitigate the anticipated effects of changing climate loads in the future.
The NRC is currently conducting research to generate information for the development of guidelines to address overheating in buildings arising from extreme heat events as may occur from a changing climate.
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 introduction of the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings has created an opportunity for manufacturers to come up with innovative solutions in building envelope construction. The Code aims to achieve 25% less energy use in buildings than[…..]
A flexible membrane covers a large commercial roof For the past 16 years, SIGDERS (Special Interest Group for Dynamic Evaluation of Roofing Systems), an industry/NRC partnership, has developed test standards and guidelines to improve the wind performance of mechanically attached[…..]