The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has received more than $2.5M from the Government of Canada to establish the Alternative Construction Technologies Centre. This new facility will house specialized equipment and laboratories that small- and medium-sized businesses can draw on as they develop, test, and commercialize new products and services. The aim of this centre will be to lower the cost of construction projects so that they can be completed faster and with reduced environmental impact. “This investment in smart manufacturing and materials will create vital new opportunities to collaborate with industry in their efforts to advance faster, greener and more affordable home construction,” said SAIT President Dr David Ross. The centre will be fully operational by 2025.