News and Events
Volume 1 - Edition 5
November 1, 2004
"Three Little Pigs Project" Update
Mike Bartlett's engineering research team is developing a test facility that will permit researchers, for the first time anywhere in the world, to simulate and study realistic damage to full-scale houses from wind, snow and rain.

The goals of the “Three Little Pigs Project” as it is known are to change building codes to construct safer, yet less expensive houses; develop cost-effective methods to retrofit existing homes; and reduce human error in construction. 

Bartlett's research was recently featured in the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) supplement in Macleans magazine and the concrete industry is making a significant in-kind donation.   Recognition and contributions like these will definitely help Bartlett and his research team achieve their goals.

"A home is usually our single most important personal investment, not just in North America but around the world," says Bartlett.  "We hope to make them perform better and keep people safer."

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Last Updated: 29/10/04