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Architectural Engineering/Technology Students Present Applied Research Projects

April 25, 2012

After months of applying knowledge, it was time to deliver the results.
Students in the Architectural Engineering/Technology program recently presented their applied research projects to fellow classmates, instructors, and industry professionals during a daylong seminar at the Red River College Notre Dame Campus.
The projects, which started in November, explored some of the architectural issues surrounding Manitoba buildings and the technologies available to help make them more sustainable in the future. Examples of projects include studies of how to build “net-zero” homes that use as little energy as possible and sustainable buildings solutions for First Nations communities.
Some students were even able to look to the College for their case studies, with one project exploring the transformation of the Union Bank Tower in Downtown Winnipeg to the College’s new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, and another looking at the “green roof” on The Roblin Centre at the Exchange District Campus.
Applied Research & Commercialization research professionals worked with several students to develop their projects, which will now serve as starting points to future research and networking opportunities with industry and the College. RRC’s Sustainable Infrastructure Technology Research Group (SITRG) supported these select projects through funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
For more information on how RRC students can conduct applied research through SITRG, please visit the following link:
http://blogs.rrc.ca/ar/index.php/2011/11/09/
You can also learn more about the Architectural/Engineering Technology program here:
http://me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/ProgramInfo.aspx?ProgCode=ARCEF-DP&RegionCode=WPG
Photos from the event are below.