Group of Professor Pierre Blanchet

Regular member

Manager training

Doctorate in wood sciences, Laval University, 2004

Laboratory name

NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Eco-Responsible Wood Construction (CIRCERB)

Affiliation Department

Department of Wood and Forest Sciences

Other affiliations

  • Center for Research on Renewable Materials (CRMR)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Center for Operationalization of Sustainable Development (CIRODD)
  • HydroQuébec Institute in Environment, Development and Society (EDS Institute)

Granting organization(s)

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada
  • Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks
  • Ministry of Economy and Innovation
  • Quebec Building Authority
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation
  • Quebec Housing Society

What does the laboratory do

Our research chair is a multidisciplinary and integrated academic platform, paired with an industrial consortium, which works across the entire value creation network of the construction sector with the aim of developing eco-responsible solutions that use wood to reduce the footprint eco-friendly buildings. Our research activities focus on three axes: designing, constructing and operating the building. A large portion of our work focuses on the development of advanced materials for the construction sector.


  • Eco-responsible wooden construction
  • Development and characterization of biosourced materials
  • Environmental footprint of buildings
  • Industrialized construction

Service(s) offered in research and development (R&D)

  • Material performance evaluation

Industrial research collaborations

  • NSERC industrial research chair on eco-responsible wooden construction: 14 industrial partners (Provencher-Roy, Coarchitecture, Maibec, Art Massif, Cecobois, Kruger, Chantiers Chibougamau, Vertima, Corruven, CIMA+, CLEB, APCHQ, FPInnovations, Société Laurentide) and 4 government partners (Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Société québécoise des infrastructures, Société de l’habitation du Québec, Québec energy transition)
  • Initiative on industrialized construction: 6 industrial partners (Profab, Maison Laprise, Ultratec, Soprema, Resolu, FPInnovations) and one government partner (Société de l’habitation du Québec)
  • Oïkos Construction

Contact details

Pierre Blanchet, Professeur titulaire
Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique
Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
Pavillon Gene H. Kruger
2425, rue de la Terrasse
Local 2342
Québec (QC) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone: 418 656-7954