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PERFOMANCE OF INNOVATIVE MECHANICAL CONNECTIONS IN PRECAST BUILDINGS STRUCTURES UNDER SEISMIC CONDITIONS

Objective

The seismic behaviour of connections in precast construction systems has been largely recognized as a crucial matter to be addressed both by the industry sector and by the related research community. In spite of this situation, the complexity of the problem and the variety of inherent issues to be harmonizedly dealt with in proposing design procedures for connections and precast structures as a whole, have made it difficult so far to conceive self-sufficient solutions and approaches of general validity. Scope of SAFECAST is to give effective answers to this need of self-sufficient, harmonized solution of the problems of correct seismic design of joints and connections in precast structures. The innovative aspect of the project is the unified performance based perspective in which the problem of the characterization of the seismic behaviour of connections will be dealt with. Such complex problem, in fact, needs to be dealt with in a unified performance based framework, since when dimensioning and designing the system for an optimum performance under earthquake loading, all the other basic performance requirements, i.e. durability, deformability limits, energy dissipation…, are also to be taken into account and complied with. The proposed consortium represents a unique combination of countries joined by two peculiar characteristics: for all of them seismic loads play a fundamental role in the construction sector. Secondly, all partners are “concrete counties”, nations for which concrete is the main construction material. For these reasons, the immediate expected consequence of the proposed project is to improve competitiveness of precasting, as a sector, to promote a general increase in the quality and safety of constructions offered to the market and end-users in general, to enhance the contents of precast building solutions in terms of quality guarantee, performance optimization, reliability, safety in the event of an earthquake.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-2
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

ASSOBETON - ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE INDUSTRIE MANUFATTI CEMENTIZI
Address
Via Zanella 36
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 074 700
Administrative Contact
Antonella Colombo (Dr.)

Participants (16)

ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE PREFABRICADOS Y DERIVADOS DEL CEMENTO - ANDECE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 451 534
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 226
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ana Belén Ramírez De Arellano (Ms.)
ASSOCIACAO NACIONAL DOS INDUSTRIAISDE PREFABRICACAO EM BETAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 320 875
Address
Rua Dona Filipa De Vilhena 9 2 Dt
1000 134 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
José Massano André (Mr.)
SYNDESMOS ELLINIKON VIOMICHANION PROKATASKEVIS SKIRODEMATOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 132 767
Address
Karolou 28
10437 Athens
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Spyros Tsoukantas (Prof.)
TURKIYE PREFABRIK BIRLIGI DERNEGI - TURKISH PRECAST CONCRETE ASSOCIATION TPCA
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 451 534
Address
Farabi Sokak - Cankaya 39/10
06690 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bulent Tokman (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 10 622
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Guenther Schneider (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 5 760
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giandomenico Toniolo (Prof.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 8 832
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 8 064
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Faruk Karadogan (Prof.)
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 4 997
Address
Av Do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José António Costa (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 9 696
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bojan Majes (Prof.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 960
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Torrisi (Ms.)
DLC SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 183 842
Address
Via Tiziano 19
20145 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Dal Lago (Mr.)
PRELOSAR SL - PREFABRICADOS DE LOSAS RIOJANAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 861
Address
Camino De La Coronilla 8
26008 Logrono (La Rioja)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Alba Irurzun (Mr.)
LU.GE.A PROGETTI COSTRUZIONE GESTIONE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 285 296
Address
Via Cristoforo Colombo 112
00147 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Ciaroni (Mr.)
HALFEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 566
Address
Liebigstrasse 14
40764 Langenfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Nusiner (Mr.)
TRUZZI PREFABBRICATI SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Trento Trieste 21
46025 Poggio Rusco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Truzzi (Mr.)