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Transforming the creation and delivery of infrastructure

Current trends in the construction industry reflect the need to adopt technological advances and initiate a transformational shift from conventional on-site construction to a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach.

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First CanBIM event in New Brunswick

The OCRC partnered with CanBIM and OSCO Construction Group to bring N.B. its first CanBIM event. Over 100 local industry attended presentations from speakers from across Canada, including the tour of a modular hotel. Dr. Zhen Lei, OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction, also presented his research to industry. The event was such a success and will be returning to N.B. in 2020!

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OCRC hires first Postdoctoral Fellow

The OCRC hired their first Postdoctoral Fellow in 2019! Dr. Ala Suliman, a former Faculty Member at University of Benghazi, Libya, and graduate with three degrees at UNB joins the OCRC to bolster their research capacity. Dr. Suliman will be working with the OCRC Team to build the research capacity.

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UNB civil engineering chair named MBI Fellow

Dr. Jeff Rankin, chair of civil engineering at the University of New Brunswick, was recently named the 2019 Fellow of the Modular Building Institute, an international non-profit trade association serving modular construction.

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OCRC innovation director recognized among Canada’s best young civil engineers

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering has recognized Brandon Searle, innovation director at the Off-site Construction Research Centre, with the Young Professional Engineer Award – Atlantic Region for his professional accomplishments as a civil engineer.

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High-impact collaborations

The University of New Brunswick’s state-of-the-art engineering research facilities form an integrated ecosystem that allows individuals and teams to collaborate across research clusters.

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