Training for Architects and Engineers

Centrale Nantes offers tailor-made training courses for engineers, architects, or other professionals working in construction or for the local planning authorities.

A unique programme in France.


Module A: Managing the budgetary aspect of the construction economy
Module B: Materials performance, life cycle and regional anchoring
Module C: Optimization of Construction Systems

"BIM" TRACK (as referenced by Actalians)
  • Introduction to BIM: 
  • BIM for Construction Economists: 
  • BIM Project Management:
  • BIM Coordination:
  • BIM with REVIT over 10 days:
Module A: Getting started with REVIT
Module B: The model behind REVIT
Module C: Collaborative work with REVIT


  • Find out from your OPCA (Organisme Paritaire Collecteur Agréé) how much of the cost they are prepared to cover.
  • For courses referenced by Actalians, over 80% of the cost of the training programme is covered for salaried staff in environmental professions.
Centrale Nantes develops and runs training courses within the framework of the Pôle Atlantique's training actions.

What is Pôle Atlantique Executive Education?

From its creation in 2004, the Pôle Atlantique, and its founding members, ensa Nantes* and URCAUE* provided training to professionals working in planning and the living environment. Centrale Nantes joined forces with the Pôle Atlantique in 2016 to broaden and diversify the training offered in order to meet new challenges in planning and construction. At a press conference on 8 September 2016, the directors of the three partners - Centrale Nantes, ensa Nantes, and URCAUE, presented their joint agreements and strategies within a restructured Pôle Atlantique.

The ensa Nantes, Centrale Nantes and URCAUE partnership within the Pôle Atlantique contributes to the goal of broadening the range of continuing education offered to the various professionals that each member encounters through its own activities: young graduates taking up their first employment, active professional people seeking to enhance their skills or to specialize, employees or professionals in private practice.

*Ensa Nantes (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes) - one of 20 French schools that prepare students for the state diploma in architecture.

*URCAUE federates the five CAUEs (Councils of Architecture, Urbanism and Environment) of the Pays de la Loire region.

  • More about the Centrale Nantes partnership within the Pôle Atlantique Executive Education
Published on March 9, 2017 Updated on September 15, 2020