New research centre keeps Canada’s construction industry on the cutting edge

January 30, 2015

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Today, Algonquin College officially opens its Construction Research Centre, a cutting-edge research facility built to solve everyday challenges faced by the construction industry while enhancing learning opportunities for students.

The Centre received $3.15 million in financial support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund for state-of-the-art research equipment and software to support applied research in building and design.

The Centre connects industry partners with students to work on projects that will create new and improved building designs, enhance project decision making and develop more efficient communication tools for on-site collaboration using mobile technology.