CSTB, Scientific and Technical Centre for Building, is a public organization for innovation in building, which performs four key activities, namely research, expertise, evaluation and dissemination of knowledge, organized to satisfy the challenges of the ecological and energy transition in the world of construction. Its field of expertise covers construction products, buildings and their integration into districts and cities.
With over 900 employees, and with its subsidiaries and networks of national, European and international partners, CSTB offers its services to all parties involved in construction to improve the quality and safety of buildings.
On May 28 2010, Carole Le Gall (Managing Director, CSTB) and Yves-Fritz Joseph (Managing Director, LNBTP, Laboratoire National du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics – National Building & Public Works Laboratory), signed a partnership agreement to improve construction quality in Haiti. This action forms part of the mission to provide technical assistance to the Haitian government initiated by the French government a few days after the catastrophe.
Evaluate and optimise the electromagnetic properties of materials and equipment, study the interactions of electromagnetic fields between a person and his or her environment ; these are the objectives of the PHELINE services and design platform developed by CSTB (French Scientific and Technical Centre for Building), Joseph Fourier University (UJF), and Floralis for manufacturers, research laboratories, communities and associations. The platform is a genuine scientific and technical cluster that contributes to the quality and performances of the electromagnetic environment. It was inaugurated on CSTB's Grenoble site on May 21 this year in the presence of Michel Issindou (Mayor of Gières, Vice-President of the Greater Grenoble-Alps urban community and Member of Parliament for the 2nd circumscription of the Isère department) and François Brottes, Member of Parliament for the 5th circumscription of the Isère department.