Research & Innovation

Colas Canada and our operating companies, as part of the Colas worldwide network, have some of most renowned technical expertise in our industry. 

Innovations which anticipate the road of tomorrow

The innovations of the Colas Group are implemented on roads all over the world, and take into account the specific local conditions regarding regulations, climate, traffic and the needs of our clients, users and our staff in the field. 

A priority: sustainable development 

Preserving the environment is one of the Group’s priorities. It is part of the Group’s comprehensive policy in favor of sustainable development. Research is based on the principle of continual improvement. It involves the entire production, construction and maintenance chain from the extraction of raw materials to the end of the pavement’s service life.

The research programs focus on the following:

  • reducing the consumption of natural resources
  • reducing energy consumption
  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • increasing the recycling of industrial and worksite waste
  • developing environmentally-friendly products and techniques

Campus For Science and Techniques

Colas delivers these innovations through our network that includes the Colas Campus for Science and Techniques (CST), the leading private research center in the road industry. The CST are involved on a daily basis in designing, implementing and monitoring the Colas Group’s products and techniques.

The CST is one of the mainsprings for the exchange of knowledge and know-how between researchers, academics, industrial sites and the teams responsible for construction works. Its tasks and facilities make the Scientific and Technical Campus the only private research centre of its kind in the world.

The Scientific and Technical Campus (CST) has the following certifications: ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 (Quality – Safety – Environment).