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Environment and construction


Research axis

Climate change
Construction, urban infrastructures, rehabilitation
Roads, bituminous materials
Soil decontamination, water treatment, recycling


Chairs and research units

Canada Research Chair in Characterization of Contaminated Sites
Pomerleau Industrial Research Chair in the Integration of Construction Practices and Technologies
ETS Research Chair on Design of New Blends and Nano Composites Based on Thermoplastics
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Research group specialized in Development and Applied Research in Environmental
Modeling – DRAME
Research team specialized in Development and Research on Structures and Rehabilitation – DRSR
Research Group on Digital Applications in Engineering and Technology – GRANIT
Integration and Sustainable Development in Built Environment – GRIDD
Engineering for Sustainable Development Laboratory – LIDD
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory – LG2
Pavement and bituminous materials laboratory – LCBM
Graphical modelling for construction project planning – MGPlan
Experimental Station of Pilot Processes in Environment – STEPPE


Enabling technologies

Enabling technologies correspond to leading approches in engineering R&D, ranging from the most theoretical (ideation and design) to the most tangible and/or pratical (materials characterization, nanotechnologies). In turn, these three domains, which are of competitive interest to all business sectors, encompass various categories of activities.

Engineering sciences
• Ideation and design
• Modelling, simulation, analysis, optimization
• Operations management, production management, supply chain management
• Project management, life cycle analysis, certification
• Innovation management
Software and computer applications
• Software engineering, security, biometry, surveillance
• Multumedia: AI, computer graphics, interfaces, video, vision, voice, digital documents
• Maintenance, quality, embedded systems
Materials and fabrication
• Product development and prototyping, manufacturing process optimization
• Manufacturing systems, robotics, automation
• Machine dynamics and vibration
• Machine components (pressure tanks, seals, tribology and gears)
• Fabrication; clean, high-speed and high-performance machining
• Characterization of materials and in situ testing; development of advanced materials
• Nanotechnologies