Research Funding

Following is a brief list of agencies which have provided research grants or specimen donations for the conduct of the some of the research projects listed above.

  • National Sciences Foundation
  • National Sciences Foundation (through MCEER)

  • The Charles Pankow Foundation
  • Federal Highway Administration (through MCEER)
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
  • US Army Corps Engineering and Developement Center for Department of Homeland Security
  • The California Department of Transportation
  • The American Institute of Steel Construction
  • New York State
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Structural Steel Education Foundation
  • Nippon Steel
  • Corus Steel

  • WorkSafe Technologies
  • CANRON and CANAM MANAC steel fabricators
  • Ontario Concrete Block Association and Ontario Brick Layers Union (donation of material and labour)
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Public Works Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation

  • University of Ottawa (various sources)
  • National Capital Commission (donation of existing steel beam-column semi-rigid assemblies taken from demolished historical building)
  • Morrison Molded Fiberglass (donation of fiberglass structural shapes)

The sponsorship of NSF and FHWA are particularly acknowledged for their considerable and sustained support since 1998 through the following grants:

  • Supplemental Award to Conduct Reconnaissance Study of World Trade Center Disaster
  • George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Equipment Grant, Versatile High-Performance Shake-Tables Facility towards Real-Time Seismic Hybrid Testing, and Large-Scale High Performance Testing Facility towards Real-Time Seismic Hybrid Testing, jointly with Drs. A. Reinhorn, M. Constantinou, A. Whittaker, and S. Thevanayagam (UB)
  • Research Grants providing continuing support for research activities on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of steel structures, and development of metallic-based passive energy dissipation strategies

The sponsorship of NSERC is particularly acknowledged for its considerable and sustained support from 1990-1998 through the following grants:

  • Major Installation Grant: Pseudo-dynamic Testing Facility
  • Strategic Grant on Seismic Performance of Existing Bridges, jointly with Drs. W.D.L. Finn (UBC), D. Mitchell (McGill), M. Saatcioglu (U.Ottawa), R. Sexsmith (UBC)
  • Research Grants providing continuing support for research activities on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structures
  • NSERC Seed Funding/University-Industry Research