Research Initiative Micro Manufacturing

With the support of the National Research Council, QBDC in partnership with Nova Advanced Composite Solutions Inc. (NACSI) has constructed a Research House to determine the thermal performance of NACSI’s proprietary composite system. Additional phases of research are contemplated to explore energy systems in our effort to find a solution to offering affordable home ownership while at the same time developing the business case for community micro-manufacturing.

We would also like to acknowledge the contributions made by Tridetic and Northern Windows and Doors in providing the space frame foundation and window and door packages to assist with our effort.

We will be concluding the first phase on this research initiative on March 31, 2017 and look forward to establishing the path forward to demonstrate local manufacturing in providing a solution to the housing shortage and local economic development.