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Off-site Construction Research Centre

Transforming the creation and delivery of infrastructure

The Off-site Construction Research Centre is dedicated to accelerating construction innovation through the improvement and adoption of off-site construction technologies and practices. We help off-site construction businesses improve their processes to enhance productivity and become leaders in their industry.

Research, construction and innovation

our unique, world-class research, game-changing technology and innovation is leading Canada's construction revolution.

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How the OCRC can help

Process and productivity improvement: We work with organizations to assess, measure and analyze their operations to optimize their workflows.

Digital technology implementation: We help businesses evaluate, analyze and implement digital technology to streamline their processes.

Lab testing services: We support companies in need of testing for structures, materials, building envelopes, and more to ensure high quality products.

In the news

Differentiating off-site, prefabricated and modular construction

In the ever-changing world of construction, there are three terms that tend to get mixed up: off-site, prefabricated and modular construction. They might seem like they're practically the same thing, but if you take a closer look, you'll see they've got their own unique definitions.

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Off-site chronicles with Patrick Crabbe, corporate director of Mass Timber, Bird Construction – part one

Meet Patrick Crabbe, the Corporate Director of Mass Timber at Bird Construction. At 36 years old, Patrick is not only committed to his professional endeavors but also takes pride in his role as a loving husband and a devoted father to two wonderful children, a four-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.

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UNB OCRC innovator: Unlocking the future of construction with Ramtin Azami

In this blog, we have Ramtin sharing his journey at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and how it has shaped his perspective on construction engineering. If you're passionate about off-site construction and eager to explore the endless opportunities it offers, you're in the right place.

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Key takeaways from GNB’s new housing strategy

Access to safe and affordable housing is a fundamental right for every individual. Recognizing the pressing need to address housing challenges, the Government of New Brunswick (GNB) has recently unveiled its comprehensive NB Housing Strategy: Housing for All.

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UNB OCRC Innovator: Jose Daniel Cuellar Lobo unveils the extraordinary journey of a research adventurer in off-site construction

Calling all adventurers and seekers of the extraordinary! Prepare to embark on an awe-inspiring expedition that will transport you to the very frontiers of innovation and discovery. We indulge in a conversation with Jose Daniel Cuellar Lobo, a past student researcher at the OCRC and a research and data analyst at the City of Edmonton, to talk about his journey in off-site construction.

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Innovation and leadership

"Off-site construction to speed deployment, improve reliability, and decrease costs is the future of the energy industry. UNB's continuous innovation and leadership in this field will help to accelerate the clean energy transition."

Ramya Swaminathan, CEO, Malta Inc.