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The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, Established in 2011 January 1st, from the merger of INRETS and LCPC, is a Public Institution of a Scientific and Technical Nature, under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea and the ministry of higher education and research. The institute is carrying direct, conduct and evaluate research, development and innovation for the fields of urban engineering, natural hazards, and civil engineering and construction materials. Mobility of persons and goods, infrastructures, uses and impacts, considered from the technical, systems and means of transport and their safety, economic, social, health, energy, environmental and human. The institute aims to conducting applied and basic research, methodological studies and development of trials and prototypes Conducting any professional and advisory paintings inside the fields cited within the first paragraph of this article Implement coverage of medical and technical information and make sure the dissemination of information acquired, mainly thru publications, technical regulations and standardization The research activity of Ifsttar is dependent around four axes because of the 10-yr scientific method verified in 2012. By creation, the 4 axes, which visualize how the studies of Ifsttar can solution stakes Societal, are transverse. The IFSTTAR is an associate member of University of Paris-Est and Université Lille Nord de France.