Institute for Construction Technologies of the National Research Council (ITC-CNR), Italy
ITC-CNR is a research institute of the Italian National Research Council, carrying out studies, experiments and certifications on buildings and their components. Two branches will be involved: (first) the information technology branch of Milan, has expertise in relation to information management, processing and spreading; data representation; distributed platforms for information exchange; intelligent access to web contents; systems internationalization and localization; and new tools for technical information and training; and (second) the branch of Rome, currently investigating the design and technical requirements of buildings in the context of a Design for All approach. Special attention is being given to housing older and disabled people. ITC-CNR is partner of ENBRI (European Network of Building Research Institutes) and CIB (International Council for Building Research).