Brief description of the legal entity
LNEC (Portuguese Laboratory of Civil Engineering) is a national organisation for applied research and development in the field of civil engineering. It is a governmental body with its own legal status under the Ministry for Public Works, Transport and Housing. LNEC’s activity covers several fields of civil engineering and it is oriented towards innovation in civil engineering, its implementation and practical applications. LNEC has a staff of 680 of which approximately 22% are researchers holding a PhD. LNEC is organized into 10 operative services that correspond to its major activity lines including the Transportation Department, which will be LNEC’s core unit taking part in the project, with support from the Materials Department and the Geotechnical Department. LNEC has taken part in several European projects and COST actions.
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