Corporate members

RILEM Corporate Members

  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.

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.

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."


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.

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.

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.
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 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.
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.


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.

ifsttar_logo_coul_120   IFSTTAR - Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux

The LCPC and INRETS merged, on 1 January 2011, to create the Ifsttar Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux.


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..
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.

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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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 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.

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.


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 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.


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.


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 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 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.

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 - 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 - 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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