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Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in the construction industry

Objective

Manufacturated nanomaterials and nanocomposites are being considered for various uses in the construction industry and related infrastructure industries, not only for enhancing material properties and functions but also in the context of energy conservation. Despite the current relatively high cost of nano-enabled products, their use in construction materials is likely to increase because of highly valuable properties imparted at relatively low additive ratios, rapid development of new applications and decreasing cost of base MNMs as they are produced in larger quantities.
Thus the use of nano-products in the construction industry is a reality and can be expected to grow in the near future. Consequently, there is a general uncertainty with respect to health and safety risks and how to properly manage them to protect workers and be in compliance with OHS legislation.
SCAFFOLD is an industrial oriented idea specifically addressed to provide practical, robust, easy-to-use and cost effective solutions for the European construction industry, regarding current uncertainties about occupational exposure to MNMs. This will be achieved by introducing a new paradigm to improve workers protection against NMs in construction, based on a novel holistic Risk Management approach (RMM).
The aim of the SCAFFOLD project is to develop, test, validate and disseminate a new holistic, consistent and cost effective Risk Management Model (RMM) to manage occupational exposure to MNMs in the construction sector. This will be done by integration of a set of innovative strategies, methods and tools developed by the project into consistent state-of-the-art safety management systems (OHSAS 18001 + ISO31000).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 536 404,95
Administrative Contact
Jesús López De Ipiña (Mr.)

Participants (13)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 356 928,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephanie Thollon (Dr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 146 343,75
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Neofytou (Dr.)
CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 324 480
Address
Czerniakowska 16
00 701 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Buszkiewicz-Seferyńska (Ms.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 400
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel ángel París Torres (Mr.)
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 424
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Javier García (Mr.)
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 71 200
Address
Ul Konstruktorska 12A
02 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paweł Poneta (Mr.)
ROSSAL SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 29 240
Address
Bogdan Dragos 119
61001 Roman
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iulia Havrici-Tomsa (Ms.)
TECNOLOGIA NAVARRA DE NANOPRODUCTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 960
Address
Area Industrial Perguita C/a 1
31210 Los Arcos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Fernandez (Mr.)
NETCOMPOSITES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 490
Address
Bridge Way 4A Broom Business Park
S41 9QG Chesterfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Hargreaves (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARI PENTRU ECHIPAMENTE SI TEHNOLOGII IN CONSTRUCTII - ICECON SA*RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND TECHNO
Romania
EU contribution
€ 80 330
Address
Sos Pantelimon 266 Sector 2
021652 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Vulpe (Ms.)
EUROPEAN RISK & RESILIENCE INSTITUTE (EU-VRI) EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 432,80
Address
Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Snezana Jovanovic (Dr.)
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 196 365,75
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helene Stockmann-Juvala (Dr.)
REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
United States
Address
Oak Street Se 200 Mcnamara Alumni Center 450
55455 2070 Minneapolis Mn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kevin Mckoskey (Mr.)