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Opportunities to participate

UNB engineering researchers – in partnership with some of Canada’s most prominent businesses – develop technology that generates jobs, wealth and prosperity.

An investment in the Off-site Construction Research Centre at UNB will accelerate this process and increase its impact on economic development by an order of magnitude, strengthening New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada and the nation.

The Centre will transform partner companies, grow the supply chain in the province and make New Brunswick a hub for off-site construction by developing innovative solutions to construction industry problems.

Opportunities to participate range from supporting world-class researchers to contracting research to solve specific problems.

We welcome inquiries from all private sector stakeholders, including:

  • owners
  • developers
  • architects
  • engineers
  • construction managers
  • general contractors
  • design builders
  • speciality sub trades
  • other supply chain providers

Contact us at offsiteconstruction@unb.ca for more information.

A university-industry partnership

The Off-site Construction Research Centre and a new research chair in off-site construction at UNB are made possible by the OSCO Construction Group, recognized innovators in the industry.

OSCO Funds Research in Off-site Construction at the University of New Brunswick

OSCO Construction GroupIn business since 1955, OSCO — through its subsidiaries which include Ocean Steel and Strescon — designs, manufactures and installs steel and concrete building products, including prefabricated factory-built components.



OSCO also provides civil, electrical and mechanical contracting and construction management services.

Its geographic markets include Canada and the eastern United States. Its customer base encompasses civil infrastructure, heavy industry, institutional, commercial, retail and multi-storey residential projects.

As a founding partner of this Centre, and with its numerous construction lines of business which serve the marketplace, OSCO foresees great potential in off-site DfMA construction to transform the building industry in North America and beyond.