Romain Mège - Photo: Raphaël Dautigny

It is rare to see renovation, reliability and innovation coexist within the same thematic area of research, but that is what the CSTB is counting on for the coming decade. We believe that innovation in renovation will be substantial, even though most R&D spending in the private sector targets new construction.

The CSTB strongly believes in partnerships so it can be as close as possible to needs on the ground and disseminate the knowledge developed as widely as possible. It is a unifying force that provides the missing link between academic developments upstream and the needs of the building industry associated with improving reliability.

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