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Off-site Construction Research Centre

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.

In the news

OCRC adds a member to the executive board

Enda McDonagh, principal of Montgomery Sisam Architects in Toronto, Ontario has joined our existing executive board tasked with helping the OCRC become the hub for off-site construction research. Enda brings a wealth of international building knowledge to his team from his work in firms across Ireland, Australia and the United States.

Meet the board

Three new members added to Executive Board

The OCRC is pleased to announce three new members of  the executive board. Laurie Robert, Kevin Read and Wayne Carson join our  existing executive  board tasked with  helping the OCRC  become the hub for off-site construction research.

Meet the board

OCRC named a qualified service provider for funding program

The OCRC has been named a qualified service provider by TechImpact for their Digital Boost 2.0 program. Digital Boost 2.0 is a funding program that helps New Brunswick companies establish or complete a digital strategy and roadmap offering up to $20,000 in funding support.

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OCRC releases project profiles

Our research team is actively working with industry partners on real-world construction projects. OCRC research project profiles summarize and showcase these projects that span our various research themes including simulation and optimization, virtual design and construction, Lean construction, digital technology implementation and many more.

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José Daniel Cuéllar Lobo and Nic Thompson are the OCRC's first alumni

José Daniel graduated with his master of science in construction engineering and management in May 2021. His research focused on data analytics and construction project optimization and automation to increase economic and environmental sustainability. Nic graduated with his master of engineering in October 2021. He was working towards his degree while also working full-time for FCC Construction, an OSCO Construction Group company.

Meet the OCRC team