Research & expertise
Eco-design of products at a glance
The CSTB is developing a method for assessing and labeling products based on four criteria to promote eco-friendly construction.
For energy renovations that include comfort and health
The QSE research project offers a straightforward method to assess the overall energy, health and comfort performance of buildings.
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.
Works for the Olympic Games: two practical guides for innovation
The CSTB and the Olympic Delivery Authority (Solideo) have developed two guides to ease the assessment of innovative systems as part of the design of the Olympic Village, which will host athletes in summer 2024.
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...
Burglar resistance: your doors and windows tested at the CSTB
Several hundred thousand house burglaries are reported every year, and in 25% of cases, the burglars get in through a door or window.
Dissemination of knowledge
For an embedded Knowledge Management system
Securing knowledge capital and encouraging the sharing and appropriation of knowledge and know-how at the CSTB will benefit all construction stakeholders and improve both the performance of the CSTB and the conditions under which employees perform their...
The CSTB is participating in the Paris Games
In response to the urgency of organizing the 2024 Paris Summer Games, the CSTB and its partners have put together a multidisciplinary team in project-mode organisation to provide concrete answers to project owners.