Construction Research Centre


Construction in Canada is a strong indicator of the country's economic strength. It is a $149.3 billion industry Footnote 1 that employs 1.2 million people Footnote 2 . To remain vital, the construction industry is demanding better, safer, energy-efficient and more affordable construction materials and technology.

To this end, the NRC's Construction Research Centre provides clients with an integrated innovation and business environment sustained by focused strategic research and technical expertise, in addition to access to world-class facilities for full-scale validations and commercialization services.

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Why work with us

For over 65 years, the NRC's Construction Research Centre has been providing a competitive advantage to the Canadian construction industry. We have long been recognized for our impartiality and technical credibility. Through a multi-disciplinary approach we draw on our expertise and experience, and bring together national services, such as the Canadian Construction Materials Centre and Codes Canada, world-class laboratories, focused strategic research and development, and flexible business arrangements.

We provide a technology development and deployment business environment, covering not only the construction sector but also others, such as aerospace, transportation, and information and communications technology. Our clients have access to NRC's broad spectrum of disciplines and activities, allowing for more rapid technology advances.

Our world-class research facilities combined with our expertise and customized technical and advisory services, make the Construction Research Centre an important resource for construction innovation.