The building and construction materials and manufacturing (BCMM) pillar primarily conducts research in the following areas: cement, concrete, timber, FRP structures, engineered cementitious composites, green roof design and manufacturing, life-cycle analysis and geotextiles.
Four-point bending test on a glued laminated timber
(courtesy of Dr. Shahria Alam).
April 26, 2018The Wilden Living Lab was developed to create a model for overall energy consumption, energy prediction systems, cost-benefit analysis and optimization of materials and systems for long-term financial savings.
March 12, 2018Researchers at UBC Okanagan have determined that smart memory alloys are a safer and more cost-effective alternative to steel reinforced concrete bridges in earthquake-prone areas like the BC lower mainland.