Grand Palais Ephémère: The CSTB conducted and issued two ATEx for the roofs and stretched fabric facades
Consisting of a large and a small nave that intersect and form loops, the structure is covered with a roofing system and facades designed of stretched fabric reinforced by metal cables on a timber-framed structure.
"Buildings and neighborhoods for harmonious community life" Sophie Moreau - Director Strategic Area of Research
We must move toward the buildings and cities of tomorrow in response to residents' new lifestyles and aspirations, while keeping our focus on the problems that are unresolved for the moment.
Read the editorial by Etienne Crépon – Chief executive officer of the CSTB
The health crisis that has affected the entire planet since the end of 2019 may transform our environment. It is possible that there may be a "post-Covid world", but it is objectively too early to tell, and if there is one, we do not yet know what it will look like.
Certified windows: safety, reliability and comfort
Windows are increasingly technical products. Just a few years ago, they were still assembled on the construction site, but over the past decade they have become a sophisticated construction system integrating a high level of technology and ever greater efficiency.
Recycling of PVC windows
Using recycled PVC in windows is a growing trend in which several key market stakeholders have become involved by having their plants certified, including Deceuninck, Paprec, Rehau, Suez and VEKA for one factory in France and one in Germany. The CSTB issues QB34 and NF126 certifications, which showcase PVC reprocessing and reassure the sector about the constancy of the technical characteristics and the associated performance levels. These certifications represent real progress in the recognition of how PVC windows perform in relation to the circular economy.