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Development of a cost effective system for exchanging information and managing risks of chemicals for the construction industry, addressing new challenges related to European chemical legislation

Objective

This proposal addresses the great challenge faced by the SMEs in the construction sector of complying with today’s obligations and regulatory requirements regarding exchange of information on hazardous chemicals between various actors in the sector. The European construction sector, being the largest industrial sector highly dominated by small enterprises, is a major downstream user of chemicals and chemical-containing articles, including hazardous and particularly high-risk substances. Chemical safety at the working place represents a significant management burden for the construction companies and SMEs in particular, lacking knowledge, resources and systems for proper required chemical management. The most significant problem identified by the sector itself, is the lack of proper high-quality chemical risk information on the building sites, and low quality of safety data sheets (SDS) in particular. SDS is the major tool for hazard communication down the chemical supply chain to the end users and urgently needed to carry out legally required chemical risk assessment and risk reduction measures. The proposed ChemXchange chemical information exchange system seeks to fulfil the acute needs of the European construction sector regarding legal compliance particularly relevant due to the newly introduced European chemical legislation REACH, including challenges connected with chemical risk assessment, chemical communication up- and down the supply chain as well as and chemical management. Through a common sector-driven electronical chemical information system, the project seeks to solve all practical and judicial problems related to regulatory compliance as well as offering the sector a complete adapted business solution for total quality chemical management which does not exist today. Particular development focus will be to ease the information flow between the various actors, reduce the management burden and to include various needed information and management tool

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ENTREPRENORFORENINGEN BYGG OG ANLEGG EBA SERVICEKONTOR
Address
Essendropsgate 3
0301 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 552 038
Administrative Contact
Jon Sandnes (Mr.)

Participants (14)

FEDERATION DE L'INDUSTRIE EUROPEENNE DE LA CONSTRUCTION
France
EU contribution
€ 332 895
Address
Rue Washington 10
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Faraday (Mr.)
Union Internationale des Entrepreneurs de Peinture
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 149 034
Address
Circuit De La Foire 2
1347 Luxemburg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ludger Fischer (Dr.)
GENIE CLIMATIQUE INTERNATIONAL UNION INTERNATIONALE DE LA COUVERTURE ET DE LA PLOMBERIE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 147 684
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80 Diamant Building
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Frank Baumeister (Mr.)
CoBuilder AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 523 384
Address
Vollsveien Floor 2 9-11
1366 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Christian Fredenlund (Mr.)
OSAUHING WOLMREKS EHITUS (WOLMREKS CONSTRUCTION LTD)
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 115 646
Address
Spordi 7
EE-11315 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olavi Israel (Mr.)
LU.GE.A PROGETTI COSTRUZIONE GESTIONE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 123 071
Address
Via Cristoforo Colombo 112
00147 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Ciaroni (Mr.)
MDA Consulting Ltd

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 77 340
Address
Lansdowne Road 6
CRO 2BX Croydon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Marshall (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 84 152
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Danvers (Mr.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 25 520
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jurgis Staniskis (Prof.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 39 100
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Torrisi (Ms.)
BG BALTIJA UAB

Participation ended

Lithuania
Address
Inkaro G 9
47176 Kaunas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vytautas Normantas (Mr.)
INTERCONSULT BULGARIA OOD
Bulgaria
Address
Ulica Indzhe Voivoda 7
1309 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christiana Daneva (Ms.)
SKANSKA NORGE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 56 562
Address
Drammensveien 60
0271 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rune Stene (Mr.)