Canadian buildings and infrastructure, now more than ever, face risks associated with the potential impacts of climate change and extreme weather events. In response to our new reality, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Infrastructure Canada have undertaken a ground-breaking project to update building codes, specifications, guidelines and assessment tools to help keep Canadians safe and resilient to our changing environment.
A new ground-breaking research collaboration between the National Research Council (NRC) and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is showing that green buildings can also contribute to a more productive workforce.
As roads and bridges in Canadian cities suffer from the effects of harsh weather, heavy traffic, road salt and acid rain, a new cross-border bridge in Cornwall, Ontario stands strong. Built from a new class of concrete, the deck of the Canal Bridge part of the Seaway International Bridge system is expected to require significantly less maintenance than most of the other 80,000 bridges across Canada, ensuring safe and efficient travel for the more than 2.3M drivers who use it each year.