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Development of gravel turf consisting of recycled construction materials as an economical and ecological method for permeable and absorptive surface consolidation most suitable for parking areas

Objective

The consortium of the Green Concrete Project consists of 9 SMEs and 3 RTDs from 3 different EU member states and the association of the Austrian construction material recycling sector. The main objective of the Green Concrete Project is to obtain extensive knowledge of gravel turf consisting of recycled construction materials or natural gravel from quarries as a new permeable and planted method for surface consolidation of parking and low traffic areas. Gravel turf is a biosphere allows natural water circulation infiltration and evaporation and preserves natural soil functions as buffering of harmful substances. It improves the microclimate and thus the quality of life in urban areas.

By absorbing precipitation gravel turf relieves the burden on the sew age system prevents flood damages and fosters the renewal of groundwater in urban areas. Therefore gravel turf contributes to main objectives of the EU Extensive investigations going beyond the state of the art will be carried out to prove the suitability of gravel turf as a cost saving and ecological alternative to the common practice of sealing surfaces by means of asphalt or concrete. For the first time ever recycled construction materials will be tested for their suitability for the usage as grave l turf all relevant and also often interacting properties of gravel turf will be ascertained in the Green Concrete Project e. g. material combination layer, construction, load bearing capacity, structural stability evenness, infiltration rate water, permeability water absorption, capacity seeping, water properties, applicability and suitability of plants and microclimatic effects.

The outcome of the Green Concrete Project is the product gravel turf a scientifically save sound and mature technology for surface consolidation of parking and low traffic areas. The product gravel turf opens a new market to the participating SMEs and thus strengthens their competitiveness.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COOP
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITÄT FÜR BODENKULTUR WIEN
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Vienna
Austria

Participants (11)

BALTHASAR HÖHN BAUUNTERNEHMUNG GMBH UND CO KG
Germany
Address
Kitzingerstr 101
Würzburg
BAYRISCHE LANDESANSTALT FÜR WEINBAU UND GARTENBAU
Germany
Address
An Der Steige 15
Veitshöchheim
BÖHM TRANSPORT GESMBH
Austria
Address
Neubergstr 1
Neusiedl See
DAL FARRA I. UND G. GMBH
Italy
Address
Sportplatzstrasse 29
Meran
FACHHOCHSCHULE ERFURT
Germany
Address
Altoner Str. 25
Erfurt
HOLLITZER BAUSTOFFWERKE BETRIEBS GMBH
Austria
Address
Am Pfaffenberg 1
Bad Deutsch Altenburg
KALKWERK HERBSLEBEN ERDENWERK GMBH
Germany
Address
Schwerstedter Weg 1
Herbsleben
MARX AG
Italy
Address
Industriezone Vetzan 68
Schlanders
WÜRZBURGER KOMPOSTIERUNGS-GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Address
Kitzingerstr 60
Würzburg
ÖKOTECHNA ENTSORGUNGS UND UMWELTTECHNIK GESMBH
Austria
Address
Waldmühlgasse 31
Perchtoldsdorf
ÖSTERREICHISCHER BAUSTOFF RECYCLING VERBAND
Austria
Address
Karlsgasse 5
Vienna