Software and applications

The NRC develops software tools and applications to help researchers, industry and the general public accomplish various complex tasks. See the list below to learn about and get access to the tools.

Results

Research Centre: Construction
IA-Quest provides a database of materials and their measured emissions allowing materials to be selected based on low emissions. The tool also predicts the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from building materials and furnishings.
Research Centre: Construction
IBANA-Calc calculates the effect of sound insulation against aircraft noise, providing users with indoor noise levels for different outdoor aircraft noises and building constructions.
Research Centre: Construction
The soundPATHS web application is a prediction tool for the calculation of direct and flanking sound transmission between adjacent rooms using the calculation procedure outlined in the 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada.
Research Centre: Construction
This tool calculates structural and non-structural component scores to assess the seismic risk of existing buildings.
Research Centre: Construction
As part of the Wind-RCI family of online tools for the roofing community, this calculator determines the resistance of the tested low-slope membrane roofing specimens in accordance with the CSA Group’s standard CSA A123.21, "Standard test method for the dynamic wind uplift resistance of membrane-roofing systems"
Research Centre: Construction
Climate-RCI is a web application tool composed of 2 parts. The first part determines the climate severity and climatic loads for current and future projections for cities across Canada, while the second part determines the roof’s performance requirement.
Research Centre: Construction
The Wind load calculators for roof cladding and vegetated roof assembly calculate roof cladding wind loads and modular vegetated roof assembly design parameters.
Research Centre: Construction
Energy-RCI is a web application for the thermal design of low-slope membrane roof assemblies.
Research Centre: Construction
HygDbM is an output of the project “Codification of Material Properties for Building Adaptation to Climate Change”. This project studied the hygrothermal properties of common building materials measured at conditions that cover current and projected future Canadian climate.