CDC Habitat and the CSTB are combining their expertise in housing
On the occasion of the 79th HLM (rent-controlled housing) Congress of the Union Sociale de l'Habitat (USH), on Tuesday, October 9 in Marseille, CDC Habitat, a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse des dépôts, and the Scientific and Technical Center for Building (CSTB), have initiated a Research & Development partnership focusing on housing.
Behind the scenes at the Silver BIM Awards 2018: the Jardins de l'Arche Tower in La Défense with the CSTB
The winner of the Silver BIM Award 2018, the Jardins de l'Arche tower in La Défense, will feature three hotels, offices and an observation platform at the top, by 2022. With its 54 floors, standing 200 meters high, this project won in the category of new construction projects with an area of more than 40,000 square meters.
Research partnership between the SID and the CSTB: initial feedback, lessons learned and perspectives for BIM experimentation
On July 4, 2018, the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, represented by the Defense Infrastructure Service (SID), and the CSTB presented the first advances of their collaborative work on BIM experimentation as part of a research partnership signed in 2016.
The challenges of BIM and the role of the CSTB in the digital transformation of the construction industry
While many say that BIM stands for “building information modeling”, the CSTB has chosen to use the wider meaning of “building information management” to reflect a new way of generating information using next-generation technologies.
The energy, environmental and digital transitions in local areas
The Metropolitan Area of Grenoble and the CSTB begin a Research & Development partnership. On January 16, 2018, Étienne Crépon, president of the CSTB, and Christophe Ferrari, president of the Metropolitan Area, signed a 3-year partnership agreement in Grenoble.
Toward a standard format for describing objects in digital models
The deployment of building information modeling (BIM) depends on its full adoption by all construction and urban development trades. This new working method enables the various stakeholders in a project to share all information about the "objects” in a digital model of the building and city, beyond just visual representation.
With Dimosim, developing an Energy Master Plan for "Pays SUD"
The municipality of Barcelonnette, Pays Serre-Ponçon-Ubaye-Durance (Pays SUD) association and the CSTB have joined forces in a collaborative research project. The aim is to study the energy strategy of these local areas in the county of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, using Dimosim. This prospective engineering software developed by the CSTB simulates and compares various scenarios for 2030 and 2050, to improve planning for changes in the local energy system.
Higher education in Ile-de-France gets started with BIM, with the CSTB
The Public University Development Agency of the Île-de-France region, or EPAURIF, and the CSTB have begun working together on BIM technology. Their objective: to help universities and other institutions of higher education to implement this new way of working, to improve the construction and operation of their building stock.
Using BIM in technical inspections
The digital transition in the construction industry is a revolution involving the entire chain of stakeholders at each step of a project, so that the advantages of BIM for productivity and quality can be as beneficial as possible. In a project, compliance with the rules of the trade is verified by a certified control office, beginning with the design phase of the structures and continuing until the work is completed.
First step towards BIM for the medical center in Brest
The Regional University Medical Center (CHRU) of Brest enlisted the help of the CSTB to take advantage of the opportunities offered by BIM for operating its buildings and facilities. In 2016, the CSTB carried out an audit of the technical software being used at the time by the CHRU, and assessed the possibility of combining them with a BIM database. A first step in the digital transition.
Offering sound comfort and energy performance to the EcoCity in Champs-sur-Marne
In Cité Descartes in eastern Paris, a new EcoCity aims for architectural innovation, a better quality of life and energy performance. EPA Marne, a public urban development agency, initiated this project as part of France's City of Tomorrow program, supported by the Investment Plan for the Future.
Results of the CITYOPT project in Nice, or how to reduce power consumption on a city-wide scale
In the winter of 2016, 140 volunteer households in Nice achieved savings of 28% on their power consumption between 6 pm and 8 pm. This is one of the outcomes of the CITYOPT project which tested a “social energy network” to improve control over the demand for electricity during peak hours.