This project has a heavy emphasis on  environmental engineering. The research has had $235,000 in funding commitments primarily from NSERC allocated since 2013 to consider developing sustainable materials for use in Canadian infrastructure. We are currently looking at engineered timber and sustainable concretes (using waste materials for aggregates and cements). Our concrete work currently involves the development of concrete mixes with recycled concrete aggregates for ambient and high temperature conditions. The research is currently focusing on research and development of supplementary cement alternatives from waste materials. Our timber work involves studying engineered timbers in fire (LVL and Glulam). Our focus is on Adhesive behaviour (what binds engineered timber together). This is part of a collaboration with the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.  We are currently collaborating on new measurement technologies in this project with NIST in the United States.

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