The CSTB conducts an exceptional test involving the acoustic visualization of spalling during fire tests on a tunnel segment
The CSTB organized an exploratory test, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, to visualize concrete spalling during a fire test on a tunnel segment in the Vulcain furnace, with construction industry professionals in attendance.
Test of a 9-meter high concrete panel subjected to exceptional fire conditions: challenges, method and prospects
To optimize the fire loading of large structures, which are increasingly used in industry in particular, the CSTB is developing an approach that combines calculation with full-scale testing.
2nd International Conference on the fire safety of facades
Innovative construction systems, an increasing use of combustible materials on facades, more proximity between buildings and stricter energy requirements: the transformation of facades due to these changes raises challenges for fire safety experts.
2nd International Conference on Fire Safety of Facades
Innovative construction systems, increasing use of combustible materials in facades, less and less space between buildings, increased energy requirements… the transformation of facades in response to these changes requires the involvement of fire safety experts. To advance knowledge and promote innovation, the CSTB and its counterpart the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is organizing the 2nd edition of the International Conference on Fire Safety of Facades scheduled for 2016. Papers can be submitted until Monday, July 13, 2015.
Inauguration of VULCAIN on March 26 at the CSTB
On March 26, 2014, as part of its mission to guide the construction sector in facing the emerging challenges of sustainable construction, the CSTB inaugurated VULCAIN, a major research and testing facility focusing on fire resistance in innovative structures. This new research platform devoted to fire safety, located on the CSTB Marne-La-Vallée site, offers new scientific and technical perspectives for stakeholders in innovation around the world.