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What We Do

The Building Science Centre of Excellence (BSCE) is an initiative of the School of Construction and the Environment at BCIT. Extending BCIT’s mandate to increase capacities in applied research, the BSCE provides advanced research and educational support to the construction industry in the areas of:

  • Material property measurements and characterizations;
  • Hygrothermal modeling and measurements of building envelope systems; and
  • Integrated analysis of whole-building performance.

The BSCE has developed a comprehensive building optimization and decision-making tool that integrates whole-building simulation, risk assessment and cost benefit analysis with the objective of designing a building that is energy efficient, durable, economical, environmentally friendly, and provides comfortable and healthy indoor air quality to occupants.