Carleton University – Fire Research Facility

Project Value:$7.5 Million


ZW provided project management services for this research building, which is a multi-burn facility that allows the investigation, filming, and documentation of the way fire reacts to various materials in certain spaces.

Photos courtesy of NCR site and Carleton University

Carleton University partnered up with the National Research Council (NCR) in order to construct a new fire research facility adjacent to existing NCR facilities in Almonte, Ontario.

The new facilities include a 10-storey Atrium which will aid in investigating smoke management in high-rise buildings and buildings that contain large-volume spaces, a new Burn Hall, and a tunnel which will allow observations and testing on realistic stimulated roadway and transit tunnel fires.

This facility is the first of it’s kind in the world, and will provide many learning experiences to those in the Fire Safety Engineering Program.