Construction Innovation

Volume 16, Number 3, September 2011

Building Regulations

National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 to be published this fall

The energy efficiency of new buildings in Canada will improve significantly thanks to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB), scheduled to be released on November 18, 2011.

Civil Engineering and Urban Applications

Long-life bridges using NRC’s new concrete technology

A new design approach using UHPC and HPC could reduce bridge maintenance interventions and life cycle costs.

Building Regulations

Earthquake resistance provisions in the 2010 National Building Code

The NBC 2010 incorporates several new technical requirements to ensure that Canadian buildings are protected from earthquakes.

Material and Building Envelope Engineering

Evaluating a new slag for use in concrete

To reduce industrial waste sent to landfills, the NRC-IRC is evaluating a new slag for use in concrete.

Building Services and Indoor Environment

Survey gauges awareness of indoor air quality issues and improvement strategies

NRC-IRC is developing methods to measure how well technologies perform to improve indoor air quality in both residential and commercial settings.