CSTB, the Scientific and Technical Center for Building, is a public organization for innovation in
building, which performs four key activities, namely research, expertise, evaluation and dissemination
of knowledge, organized to satisfy the challenges of the ecological and energy transition in the
world of construction. Its field of expertise covers construction products, buildings, and their
integration into districts and cities.
With over 900 employees and its subsidiaries and networks of national, European and international
partners, the CSTB offers its services to all parties involved in construction to improve the quality
and safety of buildings.
A member of the Carnot Institutes network since 2006, the CSTB supports construction industry stakeholders in developing innovations that improve building quality and safety. The prime mission of the CSTB Carnot Institute is to transfer research outcomes to socioeconomic stakeholders.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) offers a broad range of study programs at Bachelor, Master and PhD level. These includes Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Spatial Planning, Environment and Natural Resources and Landscape Architecture. In total, UMB has approximately 5000 students and about 450 PhD students.
NMBU’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Our interdisciplinary research generates innovations in sustainable buildings, architecture and infrastructure, environmental protection and climate change adaptation.