Québec, Canada
Date Posted
28 Sep 2024

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PhD Project
Industrial Research Chaire on Ecoresponsable Wood Construction (CIRCERB)

Multi-objective performance of a roof – ceiling system in the perspective of documenting green roofs

Québec, Canada
28 Sep 2024

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Position Description

The Régie du bâtiment du Québec recently published a guide giving the technical criteria for the construction of green roofs. One year ago, the Canadian Green Building Council in Québec also created a working group on vegetal roofs in order to promote the advantages of this architectural strategy for sustainable development. Current directives are restrictive and professionals (architects, contractors and specialists) would like studies to demonstrate its technical feasibility in the context of construction in Québec, in order to facilitate its implantation in Québec real estate. Wood structures are particularly impacted by these current directives, as are existing structures.

The project will have two research objectives. First, to document technical details that guarantee long-term performance and durability of vegetal roofs. The second objective is to make a critical analysis of the environmental benefits of green roofs to identify environmental interaction points, such as the productivity of the roof, the years of production necessary to cover environmental costs of the vegetal roof system, their impact on heat islands and their contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Department of admission : Wood Science or other
Research Director : Pierre Blanchet, Université Laval
Codirectors : To be defined

Candidate profile : Possess a Masters degree in wood engineering, architecture, civil engineering, environment
Requirements : Be eligible for doctoral studies at l’Université Laval

Conditions : Salary of 21 000$ per year. Funding is for 9 semesters.
Candidates who obtain a scholarship for academic excellence from NSERC or FRQNT, will be awarded a 5 000$ yearly supplement.

Start date : January 2016

How to Apply

Send your resumé, cover letter, and a copy of transcripts to:

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.