Building Regulations for Market Access
Embarking on a far-reaching initiative to help manufacturers, builders and regulatory authorities reduce the costs and risks of developing and commercializing innovative products for the building construction market.
Developing tools for demonstrating compliance with new energy requirements and approaches to enhance energy efficiency of building envelope systems.
Working to provide industry with better tools to control sound transmission in multi-family dwellings.
Researching the fire performance of single-family houses constructed with innovative materials, products and systems to understand how they behave in a fire and affect the safety of occupants.
Collaborating to develop a technological framework for assessing the effectiveness of building products and systems that aim to improve cleanliness and safety of air in buildings.
NRC’s Canadian Construction Materials Centre celebrates providing commercialization and regulatory compliance support to construction sector clients and partners since 1988.
Proposal put forward to replace some material standards with ASTM standards that continue to be technically maintained and are considered applicable within the Canadian context.
Latest Construction Technology Update is now available
NRC Construction has just released a new Construction Technology Update (CTU). CTU 81 discusses Demand-Responsive Commercial Buildings.
To reduce the electrical generation required to meet peak demands and maintain grid stability, utilities are implementing policies and mechanisms to lower usage during peak periods. This Update discusses one strategy known as demand response, whereby customers get direct requests from the utility to temporarily lower usage during periods of very high demand.
NEWBuildS, in its fifth and final year of operation, will host NEWBuildS Workshop 2014 on May 7 & 8, 2014 in Vancouver, BC. It will include a special session titled Tall Wood Building Design Workshop in which a 20-storey wood-hybrid building design project will be discussed. There are keynote speakers from Germany and the US. Attendance is complimentary, but registration is required. Click on the workshop link for more information and to register.