Facility for Innovative Materials and Infrastructure Monitoring

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
What the facility does

Supports the development of innovative and sustainable construction materials well suited to new construction and repair/rehabilitation projects

Area(s) of Expertise

Research at the Facility for Innovative Materials and Infrastructure Monitoring (FIMIM) addresses current pressing issues related to managing infrastructure, including bridge structures, marine structures, pavements, and heritage structures. We investigate various aspects necessary for infrastructure management, such as innovative composite development, condition assessment, implementation of developed materials and technologies on an instrumented test bench.

Research Services
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Shrinkage and self-sealing characteristics of concrete and development of ‘crack-free’ cement composites
  • Advanced materials for structures (hybrid fiber reinforced concrete, use of supplementing cementing materials in concrete, cement-based mortars for masonry with improved bond properties, composites reinforced with carbon nanotubes, and fiber reinforced polymers)
  • Structural health monitoring of infrastructure
  • Durability and corrosion studies of reinforced concrete
  • Sustainable construction technologies (rammed earth, pervious concrete, insulated wall systems)
Sectors of Application
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Equipment

Function

Scanning Laser Vibrometer

Non-contact measurement of acceleration of structures

  • Kryton International Inc
  • Metro Testing + Engineering
  • UNISOL Engineering Ltd.
  • Valley Acrylic
  • RJC Engineers