3rd Ifop-CSTB innovation survey: environmental performance, a driver for innovation by construction VSEs and SMEs
The 3rd survey conducted by the Ifop for the CSTB among construction companies of less than 500 employees (VSE/SME) confirms the importance of innovation in the view of company directors, especially innovations that improve energy performance and reduce the environmental impact of materials.
The CSTB Info Day for VSEs, SMEs and construction professionals
The CSTB organizes an information day about its innovation support services to help companies prepare for increasingly open markets. The Info Day brings together construction professionals with partners of the Réseau National d’Accompagnement (National Support Network) and CSTB experts.
Speed meetings with innovative VSEs and SMEs
“I have a new product, what should I do to have it certified?” Although the same question is asked by all construction professionals, it reflects many different needs. In particular, it was heard frequently during discussions between innovative VSEs and SMEs and experts during the speed meetings of the CSTB and its partners on November 5 at the BATIMAT trade show.
Synerbois assists SACBA with its wood process study
A manufacturer of a solid wood process for walls and structural floors, SACBA (Development and Construction Company of Agricultural Buildings), an SME located in France's Aquitaine region, called upon Synerbois, which includes the FCBA (French Technology Institute for Forestry, Cellulose, Wood Construction and Furniture) and the CSTB (Scientific and Technical Center for Building) to characterize the performance of its wood process, called Bosco CLT, to be used in high rise buildings.
Sylvia Pinel at the CSTB stand at Batimat 2015
Tuesday, November 3, Sylvia Pinel, Minister for Housing, Regional Equality and Rural Affairs, inaugurated the Mondial du Bâtiment exhibition and visited the CSTB stand in the presence of Etienne Crépon, President of the CSTB, Bruno Léchevin, President of the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency), Patrick Liébus, President of the Confederation of Craftsmen and Small Builders (CAPEB), Jacques Chanut, President of the French Building Federation (FFB) and President of three national plans: PACTE (construction quality), PTNB (digital transition) and PRDA (asbestos).
VSEs and SMEs: key players in the performance of buildings and the city of the future
Building-contractor and manufacturer VSEs/SMEs: what is their perception of innovation? The results of the survey conducted by the French Public Opinion Institute (IFOP) for the CSTB reveal that innovation plays a crucial role for 61% of VSEs and SMEs in the construction industry.
Enhancing environmental performance of products and equipment
To make sure that environmental claims about construction products and equipment are unambiguous, accurate and not misleading, stakeholders are required to make specific declarations before any communication. Information is shared with all professionals through a reference database in France: INIES.
Using INIES for environmental and health assessments of buildings
How reliable is the INIES database, and how do you use it for environmental and health assessments of building? Come next February 4 to learn more about this national reference database and hear about practical experiences. The date base lists French Environmental and Health Product Declarations (FDES) online and provides an operational response to assess the environmental and health impacts of products, equipment and services with respect to the performance of structures.