NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 4 – Sustainable Construction Technologies and Practices
Project T4-3 Advanced Sustainability Design Methods
PI: Pierre Blanchet & Tony Yang
Performance-based design methodology is being considered for adoption in a future edition of NBCC. The conventional performance-based design method considers technical requirements only, such as structural, fire and energy. Given the environmental benefits of wood and wood construction, it is of interest to integrate the conventional technical design requirements with environmental impact assessment method. The focus of this sub-project will be on off-site or prefabricated wood buildings. The expected outcome will be the development of modern PBD tools that take into consideration the carbon footprints of the building design and the construction process, under natural hazard scenarios, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and snow/ice storms.