The installation of an air, water and structural test chamber for evaluating building components and wall systems at the Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure (CARSI) facility at Red River College’s main campus in Winnipeg will enhance the College’s capacity to conduct applied research and provide training in the area of building envelope performance.
RRC’s new test chamber will allow building envelope details, windows and doors to be evaluated for airtightness, water penetration and structural testing prior to their use in actual construction.
This will accelerate the adoption of new and innovative materials, products and assemblies for projects in Manitoba.
Training activities for building professionals and students enabled by RRC’s new test chamber will increase the use of best practices for design and construction.
Test walls that will be used for commissioning activities of the new chamber will be constructed in-house by RRC Construction Trades’ students.