MECD

Associated Carnot

Build better for a better living

The MECD Institute is composed of 4 Industrial Technical Centres (CTI), 4 university laboratories and the CTI Network.

The MECD institute develops an R&D offering that anticipates the major challenges facing the sector. Innovative materials with a low environmental footprint, recycling and reuse, a mix of construction solutions, modular housing are all key areas the Institute has put in place to increase the competitiveness of the French companies.

Competences

Core business

Materials
Construction, civil engineering, landscape planning
Key figures

Key figures

Permanent staff (full-time equivalent)
404
including PhD Students
134
Partnership
incomes with industry
20 M€
Contact

Contact

Thierry BRAINE-BONNAIRE
Director of MECD Institute

Marie-Sabine GAVOIS
06 89 49 42 64

Email contact
Parent institutions

Presentation

Complementary competencies for an integrated vision of solutions servicing the sustainable construction and habitat

Research themes in response to the challenges of the construction sector

The MECD Institute focuses its research and offers according to 3 strategic axes, over the entire lifecycle of structures and buildings:

  • Building materials and systems: Innovation & Engineering: Develop innovative structures and envelope solutions with a low environmental impact and taking advantage of the potential provided by the mix of materials
  • Construction and deconstruction: new approaches, new tools. Taking into account the life cycle of the building and its components, integrating the digital and technological evolutions and optimizing the resources
  • Prospective and Societal Changes: Technologies and research applied to the built environment

Targeted markets

  • Construction: buildings & civil engineering works
  • Furnishing and interior fittings

   

Remarkable experimental tools

From the test specimen of the material to the scale 1 platforms, in order to characterize and assess the performance of the materials, products and construction systems:

  • Platform for the physicochemical characterization of the materials, thermal characterizations between -40°C and +1700°C

  • Mechanical tests, fire tests, seismic tests

  • Acoustic, thermal performances, durability

  • Physical modelling and numerical simulations

A network of complementary skills and expertise

With a strong coverage of the territory for a service of proximity to the companies

                

 

29 Carnot institutes 9 Associated Carnot
Texte anglais

3BCAR

Bioenergy, Biomolecules and Biomaterials from Renewable Carbon

ARTS

Research Actions for Technology and Society

brgm

BRGM, the French geological survey

CALYM

The Consortium for the acceleration of innovation and its transfer in the lymphoma field

ESP

Energy and Propulsion Systems (ESP)

ICM

Imagine

IMAGINE - Institut des maladies génétiques

Ingénierie@Lyon

Innovative materials and processes – Intelligent machines...from designing an object to its final use.

Innovation Chimie Carnot (I2C)

Innovation Chimie Carnot (I2C)

Irstea

French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture

ISIFoR

Sustainable engineering of georesources

Leti

Laboratoire d’Electronique et de Technologies de l’Information

LSI

Software and intelligent systems (LSI)

M.I.N.E.S

Innovative methods for companies and society

MECD

Build better for a better living

Pasteur MS

The «Pasteur Microbes & Santé» Carnot Institute

Plant2Pro

Innovations to enhance the sustainable competitiveness of crop production

Smiles

SMILES : Mathematical Sciences for Innovation, Label of Strategic Excellence

STAR

Science and Technology for Research Applications