Participant Nº: 2 Short name: CST Country: France
Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) is a French state-owned research establishment in the construction sector. Applying a multidisciplinary approach, it contributes to innovation and to solving the most complex problems of the construction industry. CSTB comprises about 830 employees, including more than 450 engineers, research workers and experts in a wide range of topics such as building materials and techniques, equipment, safety, thermal energy, acoustics, aerodynamics, lighting, environmental and health issues, advanced information and communication technology, as well as economics and sociology. CSTB core business cover four major fields: research, technical consultancy, quality assessment and knowledge dissemination. CSTB is an active member of ENBRI (European Network of Building Research Institutes) which gathers main building RTD centres in Europe, and is ensuring the general secretariat of ECTP and EeB PPP. CSTB is involved in the project through its ICT department (TIDS - "Information Technologies and Knowledge Dissemination"). CSTB/TIDS has a long track record in successful European R&D and support projects, including in IST/ICT FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and CIP (OSMOS, eConstruct, Divercity, ISTforCE, e-COGNOS, Collaborator, prodAEC, ROADCON, REEB, InPro, FIEMSER, EnProve, IntUBE, Hospilot, REViSITE, etc.).