Why work with us
Our R&D expertise supports industry in key areas including building envelope and materials, civil engineering and infrastructure, intelligent building operations, human-building interaction, building information management, carbon accounting, life cycle assessment and fire safety. We work with industry to develop new products and services, and provide impartial information to governments, standards organizations and code development committees.
We support market access and the uptake of construction technologies through demonstration and validation in large‑scale pilots, focused strategic research and development, and flexible business arrangements.
Initiatives and services
Developing guidance, tools and standards to support climate resilience in buildings and infrastructure
Supporting low carbon construction solutions and the digitalization of construction sector practices through 2 Challenge programs
Expertise in infrastructure that supports testing and development of high-performance materials and innovative structural systems
Providing technical, administrative and policy support to Canada's harmonized code development system
Assessing compliance with Canadian building, energy and safety codes
Model design and construction specifications for buildings and infrastructure
Access our software tools