5 Chinese cities designated Sino-French Pilot Eco-cities and engaged in HQE™ development certification with the support of the CSTB Group
At the 14th edition of the International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building in Zhuhai, China, on April 2 and 3, 2018, the Sino-French Pilot Eco-City Prize was awarded to five cities across the country, in the presence of Qiu Baoxing, president of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS) and former vice minister of construction, Étienne Crépon, CEO of the CSTB, and Patrick Nossent, President of Cerway.
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.
Collective mobilization for the "E+C- Experimentation" initiative and its associated label
Jointly launched by public authorities and construction industry stakeholders in November 2016, the "E+C- Experimentation" initiative and its associated label evolved from several years of collective groundwork.
Improving assessment of summer thermal comfort in timber-framed buildings
A study entrusted by the public authorities and timber companies to four partners – FCBA, Nobatek, Cerema and the CSTB – produced new methods for calculating moisture transfer in the interior walls of timber construction. This will improve assessments of summer thermal comfort in this type of building.
Activity report 2015: challenges and advances of the CSTB
Anticipating the challenges of the future brought by the digital and energy transition, guiding innovative companies with their projects and supporting the improvement of quality in construction: the CSTB is continuing to pursue its policy of openness and modernization to durably improve the living environment of all.
The CSTB supporting the “Big BIM Competition 2016”
Provide guidance to architects and architecture students in using the building information modeling (BIM) approach when taking on construction and development projects: that’s the objective of the BIM Competition 2016. Initiated by Polantis architects with the city of Bobigny, the competition is sponsored by the CSTB. It differs from traditional architecture competitions in that it uses the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) open format for digital modeling and an information database, which guarantees good application of the BIM method.