Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Institute of Construction Science Eduardo Torroja

CSIC is the Spain largest public research institution, and ranks third among Europe largest research organization.
CSIC is under the responsibility of Spain Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, and plays a key role in scientific and technological policy in Spain and worldwide. Its main objective is to foster, coordinate, develop and promote Scientific and Technical research to contribute to the advancing knowledge and economic, social and cultural development. The CSIC collaborates with national and international universities, R&D institutions of scientific and technical nature, Large and SMEs enterprises etc.
CSIC has 10.940 employees, including 3.764 researchers. CSIC has 123 Institutes spread across the country and covering different areas of Science and Technology. CSIC has also a delegation in Brussels.
CSIC supports research and training across a wide range of knowledge, from the most basic or fundamental aspects of science to the most complex technological developments.
CSIC produces 20% of the national scientific output (more than 12.000 ISI paper in 2014). CSIC remains the leading patent filer among research bodies in Spain with more than 180 patent requests published in 2014. In addition, CSIC has a broad experience in conducting R&D projects funded by national and international public agencies and industry.
CSIC is a major player in the development of the European research area and therefore a significant contributor to the European integration process.
Within the first Work Programme of H2020 (2014-2015), CSIC has actively participated in different calls. In June 2016, CSIC has obtained 203 projects in the first Work Programme with a total EU financial contribution of 88, 5 million euros. As E-CORDA points out CSIC is listed the 1st organisation in Spain and the 10th in Europe in H2020 funding. CSIC is also an active member in Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC), Raw Materials and Health, of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).

The Institute for Construction Sciences “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc), that belongs to CSIC, is specialized in: physics and chemistry of cement and concrete, advanced nanotechnology and multifunctional building materials, structural engineering, roads, building energy saving, durability, risk and safety of structures. It has wide analytical facilities and large-scale fabrication and testing laboratories. This Institute is an active member and co-founder of several international bodies: UEATC, EOTA, CEB, CIB, RILEM and ENBRI. As member of UEATC delivers the “European Technical Assesment” (ETA) for innovative construction products. IETcc collaborates in Standard developing (CEN, AENOR) and is permanent member of the Spanish construction code (EHE) and the EUROCODE. The Department involved is Construction and particularly the Research team dealing with Risk management.



Serrano Galvache 4
28033 - MADRID

Maria Cruz Alonso y Alonso

Researcher Professor of Institute of Construction Science Eduardo Torroja



Leader of WP5

Quantification of UHDC improved long term durability performance

Involved in WP3: Rethinking structures in aggressive environments

Involved in WP6: Modelling long term durability of UHDC

Involved in WP8: Validation and proof of concepts in real-site durability conditions