The electronic formats of the National Building, Fire and Plumbing Codes and Energy Code for Buildings, along with the provincial codes published by the NRC, are now available free of charge.
The typical single-storey, small area, timber-post- and beam-framed farm buildings
from a quarter century ago no longer represent the multi-storeys, large building area, modern structures designed and built today to meet the farming industry’s demands.
The National Research Council of Canada partnered with Health Canada on research to obtain formaldehyde emissions data from composite wood and laminated products.
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 initiated a study on the in-situ impacts of two ventilation systems with various indoor mixing scenarios. The project involved a side-by-side testing of the NRC’s Twin Test Houses.
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.
In a partnership with Health Canada, the National Research Council tested chemical emissions of air fresheners, scented wax products (candles, wax melt), personal care products (nail polish, sunscreen spray, body lotion), and household products (cleaning spray, spray paint, paint thinner, and varnish).
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.