In the Haiti earthquake in 2010, extensive damage to infrastructure resulted from the extremely poor quality of the concrete masonry blocks of which it was primarily composed. Since the primary method of testing the compressive strength of concrete is to measure the force required to crush a sample, which requires specialized and expensive equipment, it […]
Polytechnics, also have a very close relationship with businesses, and their research is all about solving problems that businesses bring to them to market. Source: University or college? Polytechnics fall somewhere in between.
BCIT is a member of the Western Canadian Innovation Offices Consortium (WCIO), which received $1.8 million today from the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. The announcement was made by the University of Manitoba’s Technology Transfer Office, which will receive the funding on behalf of the WCIO, using it to develop a database that […]
Applied Research at BCIT is not just about discovering innovative solutions that shape our world. It has also long provided students with a platform to expand their skill sets and challenge them with out-of-the-box projects. BCIT’s Natural Health & Food Products Research Group (NRG) has provided an interdisciplinary learning environment for students for over 15 […]
In 2014 the VPD Dog Squad needed a new operational obstacle course for their dogs. After many stops and starts, a diverse group came together with an idea for how to make it happen. With support from the VPD and BCIT Applied Researchers a partnership was formed with BCIT Indigenous Initiatives Services and Aboriginal Trades […]