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New industrial technologies for tailor-made concrete structures at mass customised prices

Objective

TailorCrete will initiate a transition from the rectangular monotony of today’s industrialised concrete buildings that dominate the European landscape, to new industrialised unique concrete structures without the need for expensive and labour-intensive manual construction processes. This will be achieved by developing new industrialised processes for concrete, and thus play a significant role in transforming the construction sector from a resource-based to a knowledge-based industry. TailorCrete combines the knowledge resources of architects, designers, concrete technologists, civil and structural engineers, robot experts with the practical experiences of key players in the construction sector in a 4-year collaborative research. It will involve intensive testing and validation of results at laboratory scale and in full-scale demonstrations in experimental buildings. TailorCrete will also make a significant contribution toward reduction of the environmental impact from construction and reduce the costs by replacing low skilled labour with high-end technologies with significant export potential. Life cycle assessment of the new technologies will be carried out in terms of costs, environmental and aesthetic aspects and performance relevance to the user. The effects of building standards and codes will be assessed. TailorCrete will develop a core of new technologies including digital architecture, new formwork and reinforcement systems and materials as well as digital fabrication tools to radically change the way concrete is currently produced and used. These technologies will replace the use of traditional formwork and thus enable greater flexibility in producing singular concrete structures with different geometric designs. Through the development and use of self-compacting concrete with robots, a link will be created between digital design and the fabrication of materials and components and ultimately to the on-site construction processes.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 371 770,99
Administrative Contact
Mette Glavind (Dr.)

Participants (15)

SUPERPOOL MIMARLIK

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 388 082
Address
Mumhane Caddesi 38
34420 Karaköy, Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregers Tang Thomsen (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 675 786
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Magnus Holmstrand (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 623 810
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tobias Bonwetsch (Mr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 501 525,60
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens V. Kierkegaard (Mr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 190 625
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Gazda (Dr.)
El Caleyo Nuevas Technologías S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 122 671
Address
Calvo Sotelo 16 3 Dcha.
33007 Oviedo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Martínez (Mr.)
Paschal-Denmark A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 248 476,29
Address
Bredskiftevej 24
8210 Århus V
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Støvelbæk (Mr.)
SUPERPOOL MIMARLIK INSAAT EMLAK DANISMANLIGI REKLAMCILIK BILISIM HIZMETLERI TURIZM VE TIC LTD STI
Turkey
Address
Mumhane Caddesi 38 3Rd Floor
34425 Beyoglu Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregers Tang Thomsen (Mr.)
Giben Scandinavia AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 430 749,70
Address
Hollufgaardsvej 31
5260 Odense S
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henrik Anker (Mr.)
designtoproduction GmbH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Seestrasse 78
8703 Erlenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabian Scheurer (Mr.)
Grace Bauprodukte GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 183,62
Address
Pyrmonter Strasse 56
32676 Lügde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Alexander Rieder (Dr.)
DRAGADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 585 500
Address
Avenida Del Camino De Santiago 50
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Carlos Arcediano (Mr.)
Unicon a/s
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 107 550
Address
Islands Brygge 43
2300 Copenhagen S
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesper Sand Damtoft (Mr.)
NV BEKAERT SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 202 750
Address
Bekaertstraat 2
8550 Zwevegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ann Lambrechts (Ms.)
MT HOJGAARD AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 117 699,80
Address
Knud Hojgaards Vej 9
2860 Soborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Lønow (Mr.)