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Who are we?


The CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment) is a scientific and technical centre with the aim of guaranteeing the quality and safety of buildings, and accompanying innovation in the construction industry from concept to market. It brings together multi-disciplinary skills to develop and share important scientific and technical knowledge, and to provide construction industry players with the answers that they need for their professional practice.

The CSTB has 4 key activities: research and expertise, evaluation, certification and the diffusion of knowledge. Its range of skills covers construction products, buildings and their integration in suburbs and cities. With more than 900 employees, its European and international subsidiaries and national partner networks, the CSTB group is at the service of all stakeholders in the construction industry.

The CSTB is ISO 9001 certified for the period 2014-2017.

The CSTB Publications

The CSTB occupies a leading position in the development of information technology and communication as applied to the construction industry. It provides for the ensemble of building industry professionals a complete range of new services and information products, thanks to its publication activities, and dissemination of knowledge, through CSTB Publications.

The CSTB carries out its dissemination of knowledge in order to make accessible, comprehensible and easily applicable the technical and regulatory texts of the construction industry. It accompanies project managements, architects, contractors, industrialists, artisans and experts throughout the realization of their construction projects, by making available reliable information in different forms, notably publications.