Construction Innovation

Volume 16, Number 2, June 2011

Fire Research

Researching fire performance of construction materials in houses

NRC-IRC researchers investigate the fire performance of protected floor/ceiling assemblies by simulating a basement fire in a single-family house.

Building Regulations

Update on the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

Energy efficiency requirements may be added as revisions to Part 9 of the 2010 National Building Code in 2012.

Material and Building Envelope Engineering

NRC-IRC research on Canadian wood-frame construction in China

NRC-IRC research contributes to the market development for Canadian wood and wood products in China.

Tracking precast concrete units

RFID-based life cycle tracking of precast concrete units

NRC-IRC develops a system for tracking precast concrete tunnel liner segments for the Toronto subway extension.

Fire Research

Testing fuselage panels for post-crash fire performance

NRC-IRC evaluates fuselage panel performance during a simulated post-crash fuel fire.