NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 4 – Sustainable Construction Technologies and Practices
Project T4-1 – Enhanced Factory-based Construction for Wood Buildings
PI: Nadia Lehoux
Recently some overseas jurisdictions have established policies and guidelines to enhance deployment of best practices to reduce waste and energy use in the construction sector that are aligned with circular economy principles (Mangialardo and Micelli 2019). This sub-project will focus on off-site wood construction projects in rural and urban areas, and attempt to optimize the value chain according to a circular economy approach by considering material selection, prefabricated components, and CO2 emissions related to material production and transportation. The outcome will be a mathematical model that can be used by builders and designers to select building materials and their suppliers, and design a material management process for a specific construction project that meets the circular economy principles.