Construction Innovation

Volume 17, Number 1, March 2012

Fire Research

Building under construction

Research consortium for wood in mid-rise buildings

New research into using wood for 5-6 storey construction will focus on structural integrity, fire safety, acoustics and building envelope performance.

Building Regulations

Now available: online presentations for the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

Free online presentations for the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings are available.

Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

NRC opens water distribution test facility

A new facility may help municipalities maintain water quality in their distribution systems.

Material and Building Envelope Engineering

Evaluation of structural insulated panels for National Building Code compliance

Upcoming research will facilitate the evaluation of SIPs constructed without studs.

Material and Building Envelope Engineering

Wind performance of in-service roofs

SIGDERS researchers study wind loads on large commercial roofs.

Civil Engineering and Urban Applications

Capacitive imaging sensor holds promise for detecting pipe corrosion

Researchers investigate the use of imaging sensors to determine the extent of corrosion on metallic pipes.