Impact analysis of how COVID-19 will affect the Canadian Precast Concrete and Canadian Construction Industries

Naturally, the Precast Concrete and the Canadian Construction Industries are not going to come out of the COVID-19 crisis unscathed. The various players will all be affected in different ways. And of course, demand will fall sooner or later as the crisis continues, which will squeeze profits throughout the entire construction industry and the Canadian economy. This research will track some of the short and long-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis within the Precast Concrete and the Canadian Construction Industries.

Smart Over-the-Road Loading Matching Suggestions

Freight service is an integral part of any business that supplies or sells physical goods. Even though its importance is often hidden from consumers, the sight of trucks and cargo vans on city streets and highways can make one appreciate the extent to which freight service impacts our lives. In North America, many carriers (i.e. companies that own trucks, vans, etc.) care medium or small sized, consisting of a handful to no more than a hundred trucks in their fleet.

Two case studies in the public history of international development policies in Canada: the Lebanese Special Measures Program (1975-1990) and The Life of Lewis Perinbam (1925-2008)

This project will involve the research of international development assistance policy in Canada. It will focus on two case studies: Lebanese Special Measures Program and the life of distinguished Canadian humanitarian Lewis Perinbam. This research would contribute to a better understanding of the history of international development assistance in Canada. The partners in this project are not-for-profit organizations focused on promoting education and community development.

“Dinner in the Street”: dining outdoors safely in the post-Covid city

Working closely with me, the two interns will have an opportunity to engage with a timely question engendered by the global pandemic: What is changing in our approach to the public realm, and how can we embrace these changes as positive forces in urban design. We will be working quickly on a time-sensitive challenge, in ways that bridge the conceptual thinking that characterizes architectural education with the pragmatic and pressing problem of a local economy in distress.

Asset Information Modelling for Non-Urban Environments (AIM-NUE)

In 2016, in partnership with The Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEED), we started exploring the potential of AIM to represent and manage multi-dimensional graphic and semantic assets related to a geospatially large (40,000+km2), non-urban environment in Eastern Ontario. The area under study is comprised primarily of what Statistics Canada identifies as “rural and small town” (RST) census subdivisions with varying degrees of metropolitan influence.

Therapeutics and Catalysts for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic will require a multi-pronged therapeutic approach that will draw on the expertise of biochemists, virologists, medicinal chemists and synthetic chemists. First-line tactics directly attack the virus itself. This will be done in the form of small-molecule antivirals that inhibit the development of virus particles during infection and replication. Secondary effects of COVID-19 include bacterial infection that sets in when the lungs undergo inflammation and fibrosis, which is a significant contributor to mortality.

Advancing Clean Energy in Remote Communities

As Canada looks to transition to a clean energy system, reducing diesel use in remote communities presents a significant challenge. Despite financial assistance from the federal government, the business case for clean energy projects in remote communities continues to be less than ideal. Without government support for capital costs, renewable energy projects at present are failing to attract private investment. To address this problem, this research project seeks to identify financial (e.g.

Development of a Methane Flux Sensor

This project supports development of a laser-based sensor capable of accurately measuring methane releases from oil and gas wells, an important source of greenhouse gas emissions. This sensor will lead to a more accurate understanding of greenhouse gas emissions and enable mitigation actions in the upstream oil and gas industry. This is a critical step in developing effective climate change policy which affects all Canadians. By supporting this project, INO wants to ensure the technological and commercial viability of this important new sensor.

Estimation Methods for Geospatial Data Management

This project will develop and test a new method of integrating geospatial measurement data in order to support a Measurement-Based Data Management System. This method and the data management system that can be built from it will have the ability to improve the operational efficiency of Land Surveying firms across Canada. The partner organization expects they will be able to develop a business-to-business data management software product based on the methodology and prototypes developed in this project.

Work, Family, Life of Police Offices and Their Families During and After a Pandemic – Examination of an Extreme Case

The COVID-19 pandemic is an on-going health crisis which is having a dramatic impact on how people in Canada and around the world live their lives. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, provincial and federal governments have enacted a number of ‘physical distancing’ measures, including closures of publicly-funded schools and all non-essential businesses. This has resulted in unprecedent work/life situations for thousands of Canadians. Police, as an essential frontline service, face particular challenges during this pandemic.

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