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Roman Cements for Architectural Restoration to New High Standards

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226898

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 109 572

  • EU contribution

    € 1 514 816

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN

Austria

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.

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

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 204 276

CAS Composite Anode Systems GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 93 140

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 128 400

Cercle des partenaires du patrimoine-Laboratoire de recherche des monuments historiques

France

EU Contribution

€ 82 732

UNIVERZITA PARDUBICE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 71 466

Remmers Fachplanung

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 56 640

Mag. Christian Gurtner

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 106 380

TPA Gesellschaft fuer Qualitaetssicherung und Innovation

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 47 592

Wietersdorfer & Peggauer Zementwerke GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 191 228

FORDERUNG DER BAUDENKMALPFLEGE VEREIN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 61 160

RENOVA Sp. z o.o.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 57 000

Instytut Szkła, Ceramiki, Materiałów Ogniotrwałych i Budowlanych/ The Institute of Glass, Ceramics, Refractory and Construction Materials

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 52 872

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 226898

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 109 572

  • EU contribution

    € 1 514 816

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN

Austria