Research - it's part of who we are.

We are commercially known as SMT, DigiSCAN, Building-Intelli or Structure Monitoring Technology, but SMT Research is our full name.

We started SMT with a suite of products and services to assist with moisture detection in existing buildings, and soon found that the people who perform the building science research also wanted access to the same abilities in their labs - and in-situ monitoring construction projects. Our monitoring systems and solutions have been used to enable leading building science investigations to occur on everyday construction projects. With SMT equipment you can turn any project into a “test hut” of knowledge and verification of desired outcomes.


Most of the research that SMT is involved in, is undisclosed, under NDA, and in depths of commercial and institutional building science labs and on legally sensitive project sites. Therefore we can not openly share what we do. We are fortunate that some of the work that we have completed has been presented at conferences and published in journals. We don’t take all the credit for these publications, we are proud of the team work, communication and effort that went into each one of them.  

Check out our research by clicking the links below!

Company Profile

Company Profile

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Presented at: Ashrae Building XII Conference, December 2013
Presented by: University of Florida
Presented at: CCBST 2017
Presented at: CCBST 2017
Presented at: 14th Canadian conference on building science and technology, October 2014
Published by: Red River College Forum: Applied Research & Innovation, 2010
Published by: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, May, 2014
Published in: Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2013 by ASTM (paid)
Published at: Symposium on Building Envelope Technology, November 2013
Presented at: 2nd International Structures Specialty Conference, June 2010
Published on: ICBEST, June 2010
Presented by: JRS Engineering and DOW Building Solutions at BEST 3, Atlanta 2012
Published by: Hamid Heidarali, P.Eng., Sophie Mercier, P.Eng. Morrison Hershfield  In collaboration with Jason Teetaert, SMT Research and Pierre Couture, BASF Canada
Part of: BCIT Building Science Graduate Program
Published by: Red River College, May 6, 2014
Published by: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, April 2013
Published by RDH Building Science, 2020
Presented at: BEST5 2018 & NHICE Conference 2018
Presented at: NHICE (New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering) Conference, 2018
Presented at: CCBST, November 2017
Published by: FPInnovations, March 2015
Presented at: Cansmart, July 2015
Published by: Hua Ge, CCBST 2017
Field Measurement of Vertical Movement and Roof Moisture Performance of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre
Published by: FPInnovations, April 2018
Presented by: Jieying Wang at CCBST 2017
Application and Visualization Techniques of Advanced Sensor Networks Case Study: Sensor Installation in Skilled Trades and Technology Centre
Presented at: SIMTReC Innovation Day 2017 & SHMII 2017 (in Australia)
Published on: Pg.25-26, Roofing BC Magazine, Summer 2016
Impact of Heating and Cooling of Expanded Polystyrene and Stone Wool Insulations on Conventional Roof Performance
Presented by: Lorne Ricketts at CCBST 2017
Energy and Indoor Air Quality Impacts of DOAS Retrofits in Small Commercial Buildings
Published by: James Montgomery. Presented at: CCBST 2017
Presented at: CCBST 2017
Presented by: David De Rose at CCBST 2017
Hygrothermal Performance of Exterior Blanket Insulation
Presented by: Tareq Baker at CCBST 2017
The Best Made Plans: The Challenges of Retrofitting an Historic Single Family Home Using Nested Thermal Envelopes
Presented by: Kim Pressnail at CCBST 2017
Published by: FPInnovations, March 2016