University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)’s civil engineering assistant professor, Dr. Ramla Qureshi, and her team will be given a grant of $132,000 over a period of five years from the Discovery Grants (DG) program by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to perform research on the resilience of wood-steel hybrid buildings.
While off-road construction vehicles only contribute to 1.1 per cent of global emissions, International Energy Agency’s estimates for the overall construction industry suggest a 20 per cent involvement in the global carbon footprint.
A collaborative effort has been launched between the National Research Council Canada (NRC), the Québec government, and Université Laval to find a solution to problems stemming from the presence of pyrrhotite in concrete.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Ont., have found a better way to identify atomic structures, an essential step in improving materials selection in the aviation, construction, and automotive industries.
Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are a method of construction using components manufactured from expanded polystyrene (EPS). The forms are stacked, steel-reinforced, and then filled with concrete. When completed, ICF walls provide a solid monolithic structure.
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