Civic action and scientific research
CSTB Nantes, in association with ESAT Tournière Services (French organizations that help disabled people back into work) in Carquefou, France, has created a laundry service at AQUASIM, its major research facility for the sustainable management of water in buildings.
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 tasks.
Rehabilitation plan for schools in Marseilles: a multi-criteria methodology developed by the CSTB
A research mission for the development of a methodology for efficient, comprehensive rehabilitation of Marseilles schools was proposed by the CSTB and validated by the city of Marseilles and the French state.
Projects focusing on renovation, innovation and reliability in the construction process
To expand renovation massively, it is essential, first, to have good knowledge of the existing building stock to know where we stand, measure the progress made, and determine the work still needed and to make renovation strategies more reliable at the level of a territory or building stock of a real estate company or housing operator.