Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), France

CSTB is a public research establishment in the construction sector, employing about 930 staff including ~500 engineers, researchers and experts in building science and building technologies and advanced ICT. CSTB core business covers four main fields: research, technical consultancy, quality assessment, and knowledge dissemination. Following a multidiscipline approach, it contributes to innovation and problem solving for the industry, and to transfer knowledge and technology to the wider community, in France and beyond. It provides expertise to the industry at large, and disseminates R&D results through various scientific media to practitioners and social and public authorities. CSTB develops consultancy activities in various scientific and technical fields, and contributes to the definition of reference (‘standardised’) solutions & services for products, processes and services in the Construction sector. CSTB is an active member of ENBRI (European Network of Building Research Institutes) which gathers main building RTD centres in Europe, and since 2004, CSTB is in charge of the general secretariat of the European Construction Technology Platform, which currently groups more than 160 Members across Europe, including industry and public stakeholders of the construction sector. CSTB is involved in the project through its Energy and Environment Department (DEE) and its Information Technology Department (DTI). CSTB has a long track record in successful European R&D and support projects, including in IST/ICT FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020 programmes.