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Corporate members pay a fee, their staff members can participate in Technical Committees and have membership benefits. There are 3 types of Coporate memberships: 

  • Institutional members are research and testing organisations of national renown universities, international or national standards organisations.
  • Industrial members are large firms or associations in the materials or construction sectors.
  • Associate members are smaller research, academic or building organisations or companies.

 

  AFGC - Association Française de Génie Civil
L'Association Française de Génie Civil (A.F.G.C.) a été créée en 1998 à la suite de la fusion de l'AFPC et de l'AFREM. Elle constitue un lieu d'échanges entre ingénieurs et chercheurs intéressés par des activités de Génie Civil. Elle a pour objectif de rapprocher le monde des matériaux de celui des structures, le monde de l'enseignement et de la recherche de celui de la conception et de l'application.  Elle est la correspondante en France de la RILEM.
     
   

Architectural Institute of Japan

AIJ is an academic association with about 35,000 members. It is not a governmental organization but a non-profit organization for architects, building engineers and researchers in every field of architecture. AIJ publishes results of research and studies and spreads architectural culture through its programs such as exhibitions, symposia and distributes architectural information to the public. The main purpose of the Institute is to cultivate its members’ abilities and to heighten architectural quality in Japan.

     
 

BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.

BASF's Dispersions & Pigments division develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. BASF offers polymer solutions for all types of asphalt pavements. The company is one of the world's leading suppliers of high-quality styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) for the modification of bitumen emulsions for cold mix applications.

     
 

Belgian Road Research Centre OCW – CRR – BRRC

At the service of all partners in the road branch since 1952, BRRC promotes technological progress through scientific research, technological and documentary assistance to the profession and knowledge transfer. Sustainable development, a global vision of roads as an essential component of a comprehensive and sustainable transportation system as well as a multidisciplinary approach in close keeping with the branch’s needs are the vital leads for all activities of the Centre.

     
 

Betolar Oy

Betolar’s solution turns different side streams from the energy, mining, steel and forestry industry into low carbon, cement-free construction materials. These materials perform the same as concrete in terms of qualities such as strength but leave a carbon footprint that is up to 90 per cent smaller.

Betolar also enables a way to utilize the rapidly growing waste sites and accelerates the transition towards sustainable construction and a circular economy.

     
   

Biemme srl

Founded in 1983 by Piergiovanni Biagiotti, Biemme has invested and continues to invest in the experimentation of new technologies and new materials, in order to offer to his customers increasingly cutting edge products of absolute reliability; these way of acting has led Biemme to be one of the first national companies in this sector.

The core business of the company is FRCM and CRM structural reinforcements for the protection, consolidation, reinforcement of masonry and reinforced concrete structures, especially in areas affected by seismic events and anti-seismic safety for industrial buildings.

     
   

BRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM)

BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath (United Kingdom) is leading the way in researching solutions to the environmental impacts of construction and infrastructure. Developing the use of radical, low-carbon building materials and reinforcement technologies for the construction industry, the Centre is assisting in reducing the UK’s eco footprint - vital to mitigate the projected doubling of cement-based CO2 emissions by 2050.

 
     
bri   BRI - Building Research Institute

The Building Research Institute (BRI) aims to bring sound and orderly development to housing, building and urban community as a public institute with 70 years of history. For this purpose, it conducts technological investigation, testing, R&D on housing, building, and urban planning, and training programs on seismology and earthquake engineering. The BRI strives to maximize the results of R&D based on a fair and neutral perspective. The BRI is implementing two programs in its fourth medium to long-term plan: the "Safe and Secure Program" and the "Sustainable Program."

     
 

Brno University of Technology - Faculty of Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering is the largest and oldest faculty at Brno University of Technology. The establishment of this university was predated in 1849 by the foundation of the Czech-German Technical Institute in Brno, which in 1873 was named the Technical University. The Faculty of Civil Engineering is currently the largest faculty at BUT, with the largest number of students. It’s a modern tertiary education institution which strives for innovation in the numbers of fields of study it offers, and in the composition and content of individual subjects. Students thus have access to the latest theoretical and applied findings, and can apply this knowledge in practice.

     
   

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a senior scientific and technical federal institute and an agency of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Its mission is to provide research, testing and advisory support to protect people, the environment and material goods. BAM’s activities in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry focus on the technical safety of products and processes. BAM develops and validates analysis procedures and assessment methods, models and necessary standards and provides science-based services for the German industry in a European and international framework.

     
cea   CEA - Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique
Acteur majeur en matière de recherche, de développement et d'innovation, le CEA intervient dans trois grands domaines : l'énergie, les technologies pour l'information et la santé, et la Défense.
     
cedex   CEDEX-LCEM - Central Laboratory for Structures and Building
The Central Laboratory for Structures and Building Materials (Laboratorio Central de Estructuras y Materiales) is, within CEDEX, the organization specialized in structures and in the properties and applications of all types of construction materials.
     
   

Center for Better Living

The Center for Better Living (CBL) was established as a foundation, the ‘Jyutaku Buhin Kaihatsu Center’ in 1973, after being granted approval from the Ministry of Construction (currently known as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) with the aim of contributing to improvement in living standards of its citizens. In the following year of 1974, CBL started work on certifying Quality Housing Components (BL Components) and their dissemination after getting designated as an organization to evaluate BL Components.

Center for Better Living contributes to the realization of safer, more reliable, environmentally friendly and sustainable housing and communities through evaluation, testing, registration, and other activities related to architectural design, construction, products and materials and creative research.

     
 

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, India

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, India is one of the national laboratories under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India. CSIR-SERC has built-up excellent facilities and expertise for the analysis, design and testing of structures and structural components. Services of CSIR-SERC are being extensively used by the Central- and State- Governments, public and private sector undertakings, and, international clientele. Scientists of CSIR-SERC serve on many national and international committees and the Centre is recognized at the national and international levels as a leading research institution in the field of structural engineering. CSIR-SERC has been certified as ISO 9001:2011 quality institution.

     
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CERIB - Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches de l'Industrie du Béton
CERIB's mission is to contribute to technical progress, to the improvement of productivity and to the development of the quality in the concrete industry. One of the objectives of the Centre is also to improve the environmental knowledge by integrating an ambitious strategy on sustained development, which would respond to the expectations of the building construction professionals.

     
   

Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology is situated in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering represents a broad field of knowledge theory ranging from engineering science to social science to the humanities and design-based, artistic research. These different perspectives enable strong interdisciplinary development in this field and a broader discussion of different aspects of sustainability.

     
   

Cracow University of Technology (CUT)

The Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Cracow University of Technology (CUT) is one of the largest faculties in Poland, educating future construction engineers in specialties such as: engineering and building construction, road, street, and highway construction, railroad construction, engineering structure theory, bridge construction, underground structures, and construction organization technology. The Faculty of Civil Engineering is a precursor of graduate studies in the English language at CUT.

     
 

CRIC-OCCN

CRIC-OCCN is the collective research center for the cement sector and the sector of ready-mix concrete. The three main activities of the center of competence are scientific research, service rendering researches and standardisation in the fields of cement, concrete and their components. 

     
    Central Building Research Institute - CSIR-CBRI

The Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India, has been vested with the responsibility of generating, cultivating and promoting building science and technology in the service of the country.

Since it’s inception in 1947, the Institute has been assisting the building construction and building material industries in finding timely, appropriate and economical solutions to the problems of building materials, health monitoring and rehabilitation of structures, disaster mitigation, fire safety, Energy efficient rural and urban housing. The Institute is committed to serve the people through R&D in the development process and maintains linkages at international and national level.

     
cstb   CSTB - Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment
In its quest to improve well-being and safety in buildings, CSTB plies four complementary trades: research, advanced engineering, quality assessment and the dissemination of knowledge. In combination with its fields of expertise, they allow CSTB to adopt a global approach to buildings which includes their urban environment, services and the new information and communication technologies.
     
bbri   CSTC-WTCB-BBRI - Belgian Building Research Institute
BBRI has the following three main missions:
- to perform scientific and technical research for the benefit of its members
- to supply technical information, assistance and consultancy to its members
- to contribute in general to innovation and development in the construction sector in particular by performing contract research upon request of the industry and the authorities.
     
 

DIMK Sbije

Under the name "DIMK of Serbia and Montenegro" the Society worked until December 7, 2006 when it changes its name and registers as "Society for materials and structures testing of Serbia - DIMK of Serbia". It continues all activities in the field of research and the adequate application of materials and structures in our civil engineering. The DIMK of Serbia works closely with institutes and faculties, as well as other organizations engaged in testing and researching materials and structures in the region of former Yugoslavia. The society regularly organizes congresses and symposiums dedicated to researching and applying the latest achievements in our civil engineering in the field of materials and structures. In the period between congresses, the Society organizes scientific and professional symposiums on current topics of interest to its members.

     
dtu-logo_120   DTU - Technical University of Denmark
The Technical University of Denmark was founded in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society. DTU has international educational exchange programs with over 200 universities around the globe, and enjoys close research collaborations with its partners in addition to building research and educational programs.
     
 

EDF

EDF Group is the world’s leading electricity company and it is particularly well established in Europe, especially France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Belgium. Its business covers all electricity-related activities, from generation to distribution and including energy transmission and trading activities to continuously balance supply with demand. A marked increase in the use of renewables is bringing change to its power generation operations, which are underpinned by a diversified low-carbon energy mix founded on nuclear power capacity. With activities across the entire electricity value chain, EDF is reinventing the products and services it offers to help residential customers manage their electricity consumption, to support the energy and financial performance of business customers and to support local authorities in finding sustainable solutions for the cities of the future. Because our future is electric and it’s already here.

     
empa   EMPA
Empa is a materials science and technology research institution. It belongs to the ETH domain and as such is an important element in education, science and innovation in Switzerland. It specializes in applications, focused research and development, and provides high-level services in the field of sustainable materials science and technology. Its core tasks are innovative collaboration with industry and public institutions, ensuring the safety of people and the environment, knowledge propagation and university-level teaching.
     
 

ETH Zurich

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-​mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values.

Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-​day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge.

At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

     
 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.

     
labein   Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation
LABEIN is an organisation with more than fifty years experience in Research and Development under contract, with the mission of providing support for company innovating capabilities using technology as a competitive tool.
     
 

The Getty Conservation Institute

Housed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Getty Conservation institute is:

  • A private, non-profit institution that works internationally to advance conservation practice through research, education, applied field work, and the dissemination of knowledge.
  • A leader and authoritative voice on issues of cultural heritage conservation
  • A catalyst for high quality and sustainable conservation work in our areas of specialty
  • A creative force for the development of innovative approaches and model conservation strategies
  • A trusted source of information and education for the cultural conservation community

The work of the Getty Conservation Institute is carried out through four departments: Buildings and Sites, Collections, Science, and Communications.

     
 

HeidelbergCement

HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest companies for building materials. The core activities of HeidelbergCement encompass the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials for concrete. The downstream activities primarily include the production of ready-mixed concrete as well as the manufacture of asphalt and other building products. The Group-wide R&D activities and the innovations produced by the business lines are combined in two research centres - within the HeidelbergCement Technology Center (HTC) in Leimen, Germany, and in Bergamo, Italy.

     
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ICI - Indian Concrete Institute

ICI activities are centered towards :

  • promotion of growth of concrete construction and its sub-specializations.
  • dissemination of information and to arrange to train personnel for the needs of changing concepts in the technology.
  • collaboration with national and international agencies in creating better understanding of concrete construction technology.
  • identification of R & D problems of practical relevance to concrete construction technology.
  • institutionalization and distribution of awards for outstanding achievements in concrete construction technology.
  • arrangement of periodical seminars and exhibitions on the subject
  • arrangement of annual lecture series on selected topics of relevance to concrete constructions.
     
ietcc   IETCC - Eduardo Torroja Institute (CSIC)
The Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science, a body of the Spanish National Research Council, is a research and scientific-technical support centre serving the construction industry..
     
   

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

The Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics was established as Research and Testing Institute of Materials and Structures under the Czech Technical University in Prague Prague in 1921, thanks to the initiative of the Prague university professor and later academician, František Klokner.

     
irma   IRMA - Institute for Research in Materials and Applications Activities
The activities of the institute are research, development, testing, consulting, and engineering. The Institute specializes in concrete, concrete technology and concrete products. It's research and development is primarily in the field of cement and polymer binded composite materials. The majority of composite materials used today are specialized high performance concretes. The Institute also devotes it's attention to the questions of recycling harmless industrial and building waste materials.
     
     

International Academy of Engineering (IAE)

In the end of 1991, on the basis of the Engineering Academy of the USSR, the engineering academies of CIS countries were created. These academies become became the founders of the International Academy of Engineering (IAE). 

At present, IAE includes almost 1300 members from 40 countries, among them heads of government and presidents of foreign states, prominent scientists, public figures, and the leaders of large scientific and industrial structures. The basic concept of the Academy on all stages of its development is based on the assistance to strengthening the engineering potential of the countries represented by the Academy members; improvement of spiritual, economic, environmental, and social aspects of life. The directions of IAE efforts are determined by special features and needs of development of each of the member states of the Academy (for detailed information see the heading “Scientific activity”).

     
   

The Construction Technologies Institute (ITC)

The Construction Technologies Institute (ITC) is a scientific structure within the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the largest Italian research body, which operates mainly in the civil engineering field. ITC expertise is mainly in the field of new construction technologies, with the aim of improving the quality of life and safety of construction works’ users. The Institute offers its scientific, methodological and instrumental competences to the Public Administration and gives technical-scientific support at the national and European level in the activities related to the preparation of technical rules, standards and specifications, with particular attention to innovative products and systems, and with the support of its laboratory facilities.

     
   

Institute Orgenergostroy (JSC OES)

The Joint Stock Company Institute Orgenergostroy (JSC OES) is a multidisciplinary construction company with over 65 years of experience in the comprehensive implementation of high-tech work on the construction of energy, oil and gas and industrial facilities both in Russia and abroad.

We have successfully implemented over 1000 energy and industrial construction projects. Our specialists helped create the construction infrastructure of the energy industry of the country, including construction bases and complexes. Thus, we can say that specialists of our company participated in construction of virtually all nuclear power plants, thermal power plants and hydroelectric power plants on the territory of Russia and countries of the near abroad.

The main goal of Orgenergostroy in carrying out its activities is to ensure the high quality of work performed by unconditionally fulfilling the established requirements, using modern technologies and achievements of science and technology. When performing work in the field of nuclear energy, the highest priority is to ensure nuclear safety and environmental protection Wednesday.

     
   

Japan Association for Building Research Promotion

The Association for Building Research Promotion will deepen cooperation between internal and external testing and research institutions, researchers, and engineers to promote the research and disseminate the results, and collect and transmit information such as research, activities such as testing, diagnosis, survey, etc. In 1977, the Minister of Construction allowed the establishment of an incorporated corporation for the purpose of contributing to the development of the architectural world and the welfare of people's lives.

     
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JCI - Japan Concrete Institute
The Institute, as the parent body for promoting research concerning concrete, has the purpose of carrying out investigation and research on concrete, reinforced concrete, other types of concrete and various materials and equipment related to concrete, and through coordination of investigations and research and dissemination of the results, aims to further research and advances in technology concerning concrete.

     
 

Kerakoll SPA

Romano Sghedoni founded Kerakoll in 1968 in Sassuolo, Modena. The company went on to become a leading manufacturer of materials and services in the applied chemical sector for building applications.

From the outset, the pillar of the Kerakoll vision has always been to make the difference through sustainable innovation. This belief led first to the launch of Biocalce and Healthy Building in April 2005, i.e. the new take on sustainable building in which the focus is to safeguard health and improve the quality of life, and Kerakoll Design in February 2007, the new contemporary resin surfaces that are a particular favourite with architects, design engineers and interior designers.

Over the years, Kerakoll has built up a unique legacy of technical know-how and skills that have allowed the company to carve out a leading place in the worldwide market for GreenBuilding construction materials, becoming the partner of leading design engineers, specialist distributors and corporate clients such as McDonald’s, Armani, BMW, Ferrari, Zara, Diesel, Ikea, Mercedes, Dolce & Gabbana, Swatch and Coca Cola.

     
 

KISR – Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

KISR was founded as a center for applied research and development in 1967. Among its primary goals are to conduct R&D for the purpose of maximizing the country’s social and economic development, advancement of its industry, protection of its environment and natural resources, development of its water and energy resources and improvement of the country’s food production capabilities.

     
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Klokner Institute

The Klokner Institute offers doctoral study programmes in Theory of structures and in the Science of non-metallic materials and building materials. The institute is a major participant in developing international co-operation in research and standardization. Staff members participate in establishing Czech standards. They introduce Eurocodes and ISO Standards in the fields of structural reliability, risk and loading, and they also provide consultations and training courses.

     
 

Kuwait Petroleum Research & Technology

Established over 50 years ago, Q8Research is a world leader in petrochemical and refining research. We have won industry acclaim around the world for our constant drive to perfect petroleum, benefitting millions of people for decades to come.

Q8Research is part of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the state-owned oil company of Kuwait. Our activities encompass new product development, specifications for materials and products, legislation compliance and quality control. We also provide product testing, certification and quality control services to the Kuwait Petrolum organization and to third party customers. This entails problem solving, optimizing the daily operation and employ­ing the latest test techniques.

     
   

LABITECC - Federal University of Goiás

The Laboratory of Technological Innovation in Civil Construction - LABITECC offers tests, consultancies, research and technological innovation in the areas of materials, components and construction processes of civil engineering. It aims to offer excellent services, combining research and science with the productive chain / market, including the interaction of construction companies. 

The laboratory incorporates innovative experiences in the improvement of more sustainable materials and products with low environmental impact, in technical solutions for projects and processes in the development of new materials with ultra-high durability and performance. LABITECC operates in the National Network - SIBRATEC of Housing Performance / FINEP and is in the process of accreditation by ABNT NBR 17025 .

     
 

Laboratoire d'analyse et d'essais de matériaux de l'Administration des Ponts et Chaussées

Le Laboratoire est chargé:

  • de l'étude, de l'essai et du contrôle des matériaux de construction destinés aux services publics, d'analyses chimiques et technologiques de ces matériaux;
  • de l'élaboration de clauses techniques, de l'agrémentation et du contrôle des centrales de fabrication; et
  • de l'attestation de conformité des systèmes d'assurance-qualité et des produits de construction.
     
   

LafargeHolcim

Rapid change in our world is bringing new challenges for the construction and building materials industries: demographic growth, increasing urban development, climate change, and environmental preservation. As the new leader in this new world, LafargeHolcim addresses these major trends by providing what really matters: spaces to live and learn, places to rest and work, infrastructure that facilitates mobility, and innovations that maintain energy supplies. These are the main missions of building materials, particularly those of cement, aggregates, and concrete solutions. In providing what really matters, we will set the standard for the industry as a whole.

     
   

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig)

Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) offers a combination of practice-oriented teaching and application-driven research. The university stands out among the higher education institutions in the region on account of its exceptionally broad spectrum of engineering and technical disciplines. Along with the fields of Economics, Social Science and Culture, HTWK Leipzig is engaged in a diverse range of teaching and research activities. More than 40 degree courses provide both sound academic knowledge and practical training. There are currently about 6,200 students enrolled at HTWK Leipzig. Long-term and wide-ranging partnerships with companies not only in the region but throughout Germany and Europe, as well as numerous externally funded research projects, demonstrate the university’s high standard of research excellence.

     
 

The Laboratory for Testing Materials and Structures (LEMEJ)

The Laboratory for Testing Materials and Structures (LEMEJ) was created by the National University of the North West of the Province of Buenos Aires (UNNOBA) for advising, training and rendering services to third parties in the fields of materials, structures, constructions and industrial products. Research activities are also carried out at the laboratory with the purpose of producing scientific knowledge and fostering technology transfer. The laboratories and testing rooms of LEMEJ have the appropriate equipment for the control, dosing, analysis, material characterization and mechanical testing. What is more, all activities are carried out by highly qualified human resources.

     
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LEMIT – Laboratorio de Entrenamiento Multidisciplinario para la Investigación Tecnológica

LEMIT is a research center focused on Materials for Civil Engineering and Solidification Processes. The three main aims of LEMIT are R&D, qualified consultancy services, and human resources development. LEMIT was established in La Plata (Argentina) in 1942, and it belongs to the Scientific Research Committee of the Government of the Buenos Aires Province.

     
    Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University's Department of Civil Engineering has a thriving research environment that produces internationally known research

The Department conducts research into a range of topics relating to civil engineering, including:

  • Pavement design and pavement engineering

  • Wastewater treatment, water resources, water conservation, tank failure mitigation

  • Structural behaviour of buildings

  • Materials technology design and performance.

  • Mitigation against catastrophic tanks failure

  • Sensors and their role within civil engineering design and analysis

  • Safety and life cycle analysis of highway infrastructure

The research we conduct has wide-reaching impact and the results are felt across the world, from improving aquatic life in Libya to investigating the use of waste slate aggregates in concrete within Wales.   

     
   

Luleå University of Technology

Major objectives of the group of Structural Engineering is research and education in fields of building materials, construction technology, structural design and full scale testing of structures. In the field of building materials a special emphasis is on nanotechnology, alternative cementitious binders and UHPC. Construction technology focuses of concrete elements and structures. Structural design is spilt into; design of new structures, fracture mechanics and bridge engineering. Unique laboratory facilities enable testing of materials from nanoscale level to failure loading of full size bridge elements. 

     
lnec   LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil
Major objectives of LNEC's activity are INNOVATION by the implementation of four year research plans, APPLICATION of new technologies in studies under contract with a view to solve specific problems within the framework of civil engineering and the building construction industry and DIFFUSION in technical and scientific circles of the results of its activities.
     
lmdc   LMDC - Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions
The "Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions" (LMDC) is a university laboratory of research in the field of the science of materials of the civil engineering, located in the university campus of Rangueil in Toulouse.
     
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The Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory for Structural Engineering and Building Materials, Ghent University

The Magnel Laboratory was founded in 1926 by the late Prof. G. Magnel to anticipate the need for scientifically based concrete research. Since 1930 the laboratory forms part of Ghent University, Belgium. In those early years, the Magnel Laboratory developed as an important research centre with strong national and international contacts in the field. Today, the laboratory still holds this position. In 2020, the Magnel Laboratory merged with the Laboratory for Model Research, founded by Prof. D. Vandepitte in 1960, to become the integrated Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory for Structural Engineering and Building Materials. Besides concrete and cementitious materials, also other materials are within the scope of the renewed laboratory, e.g. structural glass, masonry, steel…Further focus ponts include fire resistance and structural reliability. The Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory contributes to fundamental research, academic teaching and services to industry and society.

     
mpa   MPA University of Stuttgart
The Materialprüfungsanstalt Universität Stuttgart (MPA Stuttgart, Otto-Graf-Institut (FMPA)) is a central institution of the Universität of Stuttgart. It has been successful in materials testing and materials research in nearly all fields of mechanical engineering and civil engineering.
     
   

Nanjing Boke New Materials Industry Research Institute

A combination of the New Materials Service Center of the Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute, the National Level Science and Technology Business Incubator and National Level Specialization Creative space (Jiangsu Bote New Material Technology Co., Ltd.), BOKE is a comprehensive management platform that integrates technological innovation, transformation of results, business incubation, and talent pooling. The Research Institute mainly focuses on the new material field, carries out relevant R&D and industrial research, adopts the new market-oriented operation mode, and combines academia with industry.

     
 

National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management

As the only national research organization in the public capital field in Japan, NILIM conducts research cooperatively with the central bureaus of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT), plans and proposes policies, and prepares technology standards based on laws and regulations, and reflects the results in project implementation.

     
nbri   NBRI - National Building Research Institute
The National Building Research Institute was established in October 1988, as a joint venture of the Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Technion, I.I.T. It is based on the 50 years old highly respected Building Research Station, and maintains its professional tradition. Its main objective remains advancement of knowledge in the Building Sciences, solution of long-range problems of the building sector through methodological research, as well as support in solving short-term needs, in areas where expertise is crucial.
     
 

Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC)

The Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) at the University of Nottingham undertakes cutting edge research into the mechanical performance and durability of transport infrastructure materials in roads, railways and airfields. The research conducted at the centre looks to optimise the performance of these materials as they are exposed to changing loading and environmental conditions.

     
   

Ooms Civiel

Ooms Construction is heading for new roles and partnerships, for sustainability and responsible entrepreneurship. We have two strong assets for this. In the first place our range of facilities, innovative products and smart solutions for clients and end users. The second asset is less easy to describe in product terms: that is our way of working that has brought us to the company we are today. That by which we are recognized. We call these 'personal' characteristics of our company: the Ooms DNA. As a company, we are part of society. It goes without saying that we therefore take our responsibility for its quality and consciously choose responsible materials, reuse, integration of design and management / maintenance and life cycle cost analyzes.

     
 

Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a leading Technical University in the field of Mechanical behaviour of materials and structures. The research units which more contribute to Rilem scientific activities are the Department of Architectural, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering together with the Materials Testing Laboratory. Politecnico di Milano takes advantage of its broad spectrum of  skills from chemistry and physics, by applied math, to applied high-tech engineering fields to drive the challenges posed by the progress of modern civil society.

     
    

RI.SE

RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,800 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, State-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services.

     
   

The Road and Bridge Research Institute

The Road and Bridge Research Institute is a state-owned research & development entity, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Infrastructure in Poland. 

It is involved in research and development projects in construction and maintenance of the road & bridge structures and facilities, specifically roads and road bridges, railway subgrades, railway bridges, and underground structures.

Activities of the Institute cover issues related to materials, engineering, organization, economy, and the environment.

The research subjects of recent years are primarily concerned with the issues of maintenance of transport structures, including implementation of the Road Surface Maintenance System, Bridge Management System and the developing of the advanced road and bridge maintenance techniques.

     
   

Road Engineering Research Section (RERS) - University of Antwerp

Road Engineering Research Section (RERS) is the academic partner for asphalt and bitumen research in Belgium. Modelling, mechanical experiments and LCA-methodology are combined in order to design sustainable road pavements. RERS has built up expertise in the following research topics:

  • Bitumen & asphalt technology: ageing - healing - bitumen mechanics
  • Structural design of smart roads and heavy-loaded pavements
  • Recycling & green technologies

Our mission is to bring our expertise into the design and constructing processes of sustainable roads by the sector.

     
 

Saudi Aramco

Over the past 80 years, Saudi Aramco have become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, and marketing.

Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas production infrastructure leads the industry in scale of production, operational reliability, and technical advances. Our plants and the people who run them make us the world’s largest crude oil exporter, producing roughly one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply.

Today, we continue to deliver on our core mission of reliably supplying energy to the Kingdom and the world, and continue to progress towards becoming the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals enterprise, a top refiner and a creator of energy technologies.

     
   

SCK-CEN

Do not underestimate the power of atoms: nuclear applications can make a difference. Now and in the future. This is why as one of the biggest research centres in Belgium we continue to perform research into them.

     
secil_logo_2_120   SECIL : Sociedade de Empreendimentos Comerciais e Industriais, Lda.The Building
SECIL was founded in 1930 and is today one of Portugal’s leading cement producers. Although cement production is its core business, SECIL lies at the heart of a group of around 40 companies operating in complementary areas such as concrete, prefabricated concrete products, hydraulic lime, plasters, claddings, fibreboard, and others, as well as quarrying.
     
 

SELENICE BITUMI SHA

Selenice Bitumi Sha is the wholly owned subsidiary of the French company, KLP Mines. It operates in the mining sector and exploits a mine of natural bitumen located in the South-West of Albania, unique in its category in Europe. Numerous studies that had been conducted testify its high qualities which prove to be useful in the road construction sector but also for other applications such as insulation works, painting, chemical industry, etc.

     
 

Shenzhen University (SZU) - College of Civil Engineering

College of Civil Engineering grew from the Department of Structural and Civil Engineering, one of the earliest departments of Shenzhen University . In September 1985, the department enrolled its first group of undergraduate students . The Department of Structural and Civil Engineering was renamed to the Department of Civil Engineering in 1990. In April 1997, a reform was initiated to reorganize the departments in the form of colleges. The departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Design made up College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, which was one of the first schools established in Shenzhen University. In September 2006, the college was divided into College of Civil Engineering and College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

     
    

Silesian University of Technology (SUT)

The Silesian University of Technology (SUT), is the oldest technical university in the region and one of the most prestigious in Poland. It was established in 1945 as a scientific and educational facility for Upper Silesia, the most industrialized area in Poland, and one of the most industrialized in Europe. For over 70 years of its history, it has always been a public institution, playing a cultural and opinion forming role in the region.  

     
   

SINTEF

As an R&D partner, we contribute to value creation and increased competitiveness within the public and private sectors.

We apply our multidisciplinary approach in a wide range of projects, from small test and verification projects and expertise evaluations, to multinational research programmes with several partners.

SINTEF collaborates with leading universities, companies, institutes, industry clusters, start-ups and authorities, and we develop projects that generate public financing for our customers.

     
3_cbi_logo_eng_text_under_72dpi   SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Our work is concentrated on innovation and the development of value-adding technology. Using Sweden's most extensive and advanced resources for technical evaluation, measurement technology, research and development, we make an important contribution to the competitiveness and sustainable development of industry. Research is carried out in close conjunction with universities and institutes of technology, to the benefit of a customer base of about 9000 organisations, ranging from start-up companies developing new technologies or new ideas to international groups.
Our various profile areas bring together technical departments and subsidiary companies. This enables us to meet requirements for a multidisciplinary approach and expertise in a wide range of fields and deliver high-quality results for all aspects of the innovation process, from research and technical development to market introduction assistance services.
     
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SUCONS

The Sustainable Construction Research group, from the University of Burgos is focused on the reuse of byproducts into civil engineering and building applications. Many uses of steel slags, CDWs and other wastes have been developed in mortars, structural concrete, concrete pavements, self-compacting concrete, and bituminous mixtures.

     
   

TNO

TNO is an independent research organization who believes in the joint creation of economic and social value. Therefore, TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well being of society in a sustainable way. With over 3,200 professionals at TNO, focus areas include: buildings, infrastructure, maritime, energy, transport, the circular economy and the environment.

     
 

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Braunschweig Pavement Engineering Centre (ISBS) at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Northern Germany, is a teaching and research institute with the prime objective of improving the design, construction and management of road infrastructure in the field of transportation engineering. The research focuses particularly on highly stressed pavements for highway and airport infrastructures requiring flexible asphalt pavements. With particular regard to the aspects of safety, sustainability and durability, construction materials and construction principles are systematically optimized and new construction methods and maintenance strategies are developed. In the domain of experimental bitumen and asphalt mix research the ISBS runs a most modern testing laboratory. Today, the ISBS team integrates a number of 40 staff members, composed of engineers, computer scientists, administrative officers and part-time student assistants. Since 2008, the group is headed by Prof. Michael P. Wistuba.

     
 

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s leading research universities. Its focus areas are the engineering sciences, natural sciences, life sciences and medicine, reinforced by schools of management and education. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and creates value for society. In that it profits from having strong partners in science and industry.

     
   

TU Darmstadt

Since its foundation in 1877, TU Darmstadt has been characterized by a special pioneering spirit. It is part of our self-image to continuously continue this tradition of innovation. Through outstanding achievements in research, teaching and transfer, we open up important scientific fields of the future and continually open up new opportunities for shaping society. This makes TU Darmstadt one of the leading technical universities in Germany with high international visibility and reputation.

     
tudelft  

TU DELFT - Delft University of Technology

It was an Act which took effect on 1st September, 1986, that officially transformed the Institute of Technology into Delft University of Technology, also known as 'TU Delft', which has been providing technical education for 160 years.

     
    UniCRE

We are the top research and education centre located in the Ústí region.

We carry out applied and basic research in the field of industrial chemistry.

We are focused on:

  • efficient and environmentally friendly production of fuels,
  • preparation of feedstocks for production of polymers,
  • sustainable use of renewable raw materials,
  • reduction of harmful emissions,
  • advanced inorganic materials.
  • We cooperate with the application sector throughout the Czech Republic.
  • We collaborate with prestigious universities in the Czech Republic and abroad.
  • We educate university students.
     
   

University of Bologna

The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is nowadays one of the biggest universities in Europe, with +85000 enrolled students, 3000 faculty members and 3000 staff members. Within Horizon2020, it was involved in +230 research projects funded by the European Commission, of which 58 were coordinated by the University of Bologna. The research activity carried out in the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering and in the Department of Architecture covers the whole spectrum of RILEM topics, ranging from materials science to structural engineering, from Cultural Heritage conservation to sustainable materials for buildings and roads.

     
   

University of Chieti-Pescara

The ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ University, established in 1965 as a ‘Libera Università’ (non state-owned university), became state-owned in 1982. Today, it has 13 Departments and 2 Schools.There are two university campuses: Chieti, registered office of the university with the offices of the Rector and of General Directorate and Pescara.

     
   

University of Gustave Eiffel

Université Gustave Eiffel is a multidisciplinary university of national importance. It also has the distinction of being the first institution to bring together a research institute, a university, a school of architecture and three engineering schools. By pooling its many strengths in the areas of education and research, Université Gustave Eiffel aims to develop by pursuing a strategy based on complementarity between its founding institutions. By creating better synergies in this way, the university can offer the groups it serves a wider range of expertise. Educating young people, employees or citizens at all levels, providing the whole of society with scientific insights  ̶  the ultimate aim of Université Gustave Eiffel is to help raise everyone's level of qualification.

     
 

University of Minho

University of Minho was founded in 1973 and is one of the world's best universities under 50 years. The rankings in the field of Civil Engineering (ARWU, NTU QS and THE) place UMinho in the top 200. The Department of Civil Engineering includes about 50 faculty members, 25 post-doctoral collaborators and 80 PhD students. Research, Development and Innovation work in materials and structures is supported by over 2000 m2 of lab, with modern equipment, two strong floors, one biaxial reaction wall and one uniaxial reaction wall, state of the art NDT and a new shaking table.

     
 

University of L'Aquila 

Established in 1952 and located in L'Aquila, administrative centre of the Abruzzo Region, our University is a public teaching and research institution offering a full range of academic programmes including biotechnologies, sciences, economics, engineering, education, humanities, medicine, psychology, and sport sciences. With 7 departments, the University of L'Aquila offers its over 19,000 enrolled students 69 degree courses (divided between first and second level degrees), 9 research doctorate programmes, specialisation schools, specializing-master courses and vocational courses. Many members of its distinguished faculty of about 600 professors and researchers have received international recognition and are considered leaders in their fields of research.

     
   

University of Leeds

Research in the School of Civil Engineering contributes to delivering the infrastructure that we all rely on in everyday life. We have an ethos of working at the interfaces with other disciplines to tackle key societal and technical challenges, and our research has an impact at a global scale. 

We have strong partnerships within the University of Leeds, including long-standing collaborations with the Institute for Transport Studies and the Centre for Global Development and a leadership role in two major initiatives: water@leeds, an interdisciplinary centre for water research; and Cities, a University-wide research theme.

     
 

University of Limoges

At the heart of Europe, the University of Limoges is an important multidisciplinary higher education cluster in an environment more conducive to scientific development. Open, it is a place brimming with interactions, with a diverse student population, efficient hosting structures, close-knit teams, training based on research of a very high level and for well-identified opportunities. Its scientific excellence, with its state of the art laboratories and major partnerships, contributes to inventing the world of the future.

     
 

University of Ljubljana

UL FGG is one of only two faculties providing civil engineering knowledge and the only faculty for geodetic engineering and water science and environmental engineering in Slovenia. Thus, all three main areas of study programmes (Civil Engineering, Geodetic Engineering and Water Science and Environmental Engineering) affect importantly and directly the personnel structure in the economy, as well as in the state administration and local communities.

     
 

The University of Trento

The University of Trento was founded in 1962 and has always aimed at building alliance and reciprocal efficiency with Italian and foreign institutions and organizations. In 1982, the University (until then private) became public, with a statute that guaranteed self-government. 

     
   

UNIVPM - Università Politecnica delle Marche

Established in 1969, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Marche Polytechnic University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Ancona (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Marche. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Pesaro. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italia.

     
 

University of Rennes 1

Located in the centre of a city on a human scale, the university is only two hours away from Paris and one hour from prestigious sites such as Mont Saint-Michel or Saint-Malo. Building on our assets and committed to taking part in 21st-century innovation and knowledge, one of our top priorities is to create a vibrant international university.

The Université de Rennes 1 has four main research sectors, linked to four graduate schools: Mathematics and ICT (Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies), Life and Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

     
   

University of Salento

The Department of Engineering for Innovation focuses on new technologies and aims at promoting and disseminating technology innovation. The Department is active in the research fields of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Controls and Robotics, Industrial Engineering and Management, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications.

The Department has a research permanent academic staff of 100, most of them are affiliated with the Schools of Engineering and Science, a technical/administrative staff of 15, 17 non-permanent researchers, 15 administrative and over 100 PhD students and collaborators working in several research projects.

     
   

University of SAVOIE Mont-Blanc LOCIE

Le LOCIE focalise ses activités de recherche sur les aspects énergétiques, le solaire en particulier, et leur intégration dans le bâtiment et son environnement, autant pour le neuf que pour l'existant. Cela concerne les systèmes innovants pour la production, le transport et le stockage de l'énergie, d'une part, et l'analyse du système bâtiment, la maîtrise des flux de chaleur et de matière, la conception intégrée et les systèmes solaires, d'autre part.

La stratégie de recherche du LOCIE est organisée sur un axe central "énergie et bâtiment durable" avec deux thèmes de recherche.

     
    University of West Scotland - School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences

Our engineering courses are designed to take into account and anticipate industry needs; their delivery is supported by excellent on-campus facilities; and our programmes are strongly aligned to industry, professional bodies and other institutions.

Our computing courses are developed in line with industry needs and we teach tomorrow’s technologies today – giving you a platform to launch or progress your career in this fast-changing industry. We offer access to high-quality computing and state-of-the-art software systems as well as tried and tested in-demand technologies such as Oracle, CIW, Adobe, CISCO, SAP and Microsoft.

Our physical and chemical sciences courses are designed around industry needs. UWS graduates can be found in leading positions in companies such as BAE Systems, Fujitsu, Motorola, Nikon, GSK, Sellafield Ltd and Scottish Biomedical.

     
 

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Zagreb is the oldest civil engineering faculty in Croatia conducting university education at an undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in all branches of civil engineering. It is continually developing and advancing higher education, scientific research activities and overall education, and actively participates in the development of the profession and implementation of new technologies. The Faculty has five laboratories: for materials, for testing structures, geotechnical laboratory, laboratory for ecology and laboratory for water survey.

     
   

VDZ gGmbH

The non-profit organisation VDZ gGmbH pools the joint activities of German cement manufacturers in order to promote knowledge, technology and research and development in the field of manufacture and use of hydraulic binders. Drawing on more than 140 years of research experience, VDZ gGmbH gathers and produces new findings for the purpose of:

  • Ensuring the performance of cement and concrete – in particular durability
  • Opening up new areas of application for cement-bound building materials
  • Tackling problems relating to the production and use of cement and cement-bound building materials
  • Using alternative fuels and constituents for cement and concrete production
  • Improving the performance and operating characteristics of kilns and grinding plants
  • Reducing energy consumption in cement production
  • Reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other substances that have an impact on the climate and environment in cement manufacture
  • Ecological assessment of cement-bound building materials
  • BIM-assisted condition assessment and repair planning for concrete constructions
  • Digital process support, evaluation of process data
     
   

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU)

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is a leading higher education institution situated in Vilnius the capital of Lithuania. Established in 1956 VGTU is one of the biggest research universities in country with a focus on technologies and engineering and strong emphasis on university-business cooperation.

     
vtt   VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest contract research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services thus improving its clients' competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders.
     

 

Other International Links

cen   CEN - Comité Européen de Normalisation
CEN's mission is to promote voluntary technical harmonization in Europe in conjunction with worldwide bodies and its partners in Europe.
Harmonization diminishes trade barriers,promotes safety, allows interoperability of products, systems and services, and promotes common technical understanding.
     
ccs  

CCS - The Chinese Ceramic Society
The Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS) is an academic, non-profit-making corporate and social organization for professionals engaged in the science and technology of inorganic non-metallic materials. As an affiliate to China Association for Science and Technology, CCS is designed to rally the efforts of professionals, promote science and technology, raise science awareness among grassroots, cultivate talents, and adapt science and technology to economic development.

     
iso  

ISO - International Organization for Standardization
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

     
piarc   PIARC - World Road Association
The World Road Association (PIARC) deals with road infrastructure planning, design, construction,
maintenance and operation.
     
unesco   UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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