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Roman Cements for Architectural Restoration to New High Standards

Objective

Highly hydraulic binders, known as natural or Roman cements, were key materials to cover façades of buildings of the European Historicism and Art Nouveau (19th/early 20th century), a period of rapid urban growth in Europe. The maintenance, restoration and reconstruction of historic Roman cement façades form therefore an important issue in Europe’s efforts to preserve its architectural heritage. Therefore, the ROCARE project is proposed to provide conditions for the industrial development and commercialisation of Roman cements which is an innovative, promising technology developed at the level of a pilot-scale prototype in the recent research project of the 5th Framework Programme ROCEM, 2003-2006. The increasing awareness of the conservation profession and their interest in the product call now for further actions encompassed by the proposed ROCARE-project, which aim at filling gaps in knowledge and reducing the entry barriers of the novel technology to the market. They include (a) scaling up of the RC technology to a competitive level by optimising the process technologies at various conditions of production, (b) laboratory tests and studies to fully understand cement hydration and property development, as well as optimum conditions of mortar processing and handling in the conservation practice, and (c) broad dissemination measures to enlarge the market potential of the technology. The proposed project is designed for three-year duration and will be jointly conducted by 15 partners from industry, SMEs and research centres in 7 countries. It will allow the prototype developed in the earlier project to establish itself on the European market of building construction.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN
Address
Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 250 930
Administrative Contact
Johannes Weber (Prof.)

Participants (13)

INSTYTUT KATALIZY I FIZYKOCHEMII POWIERZCHNI IM. JERZEGO HABERA POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 111 000
Address
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30239 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roman Kozlowski (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 204 276
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheila Fry (Ms.)
CAS Composite Anode Systems GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 93 140
Address
Lerchenfelderstrasse 158/7/51-53
1080 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Schwarz (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 128 400
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Scrivener (Prof.)
Cercle des partenaires du patrimoine-Laboratoire de recherche des monuments historiques
France
EU contribution
€ 82 732
Address
Rue De Paris 29
77420 Champs-sur-marne
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Pallot-Frossard (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA PARDUBICE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 71 466
Address
Studentska 95
532 10 Pardubice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jitka Genserova (Ms.)
Remmers Fachplanung
Germany
EU contribution
€ 56 640
Address
Bernhard Remmers Strasse 13
49624 Loeningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georg Hilbert (Mr.)
Mag. Christian Gurtner
Austria
EU contribution
€ 106 380
Address
Zirkusgasse 39
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Gurtner (Mr.)
TPA Gesellschaft fuer Qualitaetssicherung und Innovation
Austria
EU contribution
€ 47 592
Address
Polgarstrasse 30
1220 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Walter Strasser (Mr.)
Wietersdorfer & Peggauer Zementwerke GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 191 228
Address
Wietersdorf 1
9373 Klein St. Paul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Wolf (Dr.)
FORDERUNG DER BAUDENKMALPFLEGE VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 61 160
Address
Kartaeuserplatz 2
3001 Mauerbach
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Stingl (Dr.)
RENOVA Sp. z o.o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Piekna 47
00-672 Warsaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konrad Grabowski (Mr.)
Instytut Szkła, Ceramiki, Materiałów Ogniotrwałych i Budowlanych/ The Institute of Glass, Ceramics, Refractory and Construction Materials
Poland
EU contribution
€ 52 872
Address
Postępu 9
02-676 Warszawa/ Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Grzegorz Adamski (Dr.)