Construction Innovation

Volume 16, Number 4, December 2011

Material and Building Envelope Engineering

Smart home technologies support independent living

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Fire Research

Hybrid fire testing of the whole structure

HFT simulates the fire performance of a whole building at a lower cost than full-scale testing.

Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

Turning the roof into an energy producer

A new technology uses photovoltaic film laminates and shingles on the roof to produce energy.

Intelligent Building Operations

Air quality and healthy ventilation

Researchers investigate air quality and its effects on asthmatic children.

Material and Building Envelope Engineering

High performance vacuum insulation panels tested in Arctic Canada

Vacuum insulation panel technology is being adapted for use in arctic construction.

Building Regulations

2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings now available

The 2011 NECB provides model energy efficiency requirements for almost all types of larger buildings.