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Open building manufacturing

Objective

The ManuBuild vision involves open manufacturing in construction, ambient and scalable manufacturing methods, and value driven business processes appropriately supported by ICT to provide affordable, customised and flexible buildings improving the quality of life and providing better value to the customer with related services offered by knowledge-driven SMEs. The industry driven goal is to create an Open Building Manufacturing System, a new paradigm for building production by combining ultra-efficient manu facturing in factories and construction sites and an open system for products and components offering diversity of supply in the open market. A holistic approach is used in RTD related activities through four specific S&T objectives. The results are va lidated and demonstrated in several full scale building projects by the industrial partners and in collaboration with five city councils. The radical paradigm shift from the current "craft and resource based construction" towards "open building manufacturi ng" will enable highly customised buildings using manufactured, knowledge based components from the open market and assembling them efficiently on site. The consortium contains partners with, multidisciplinary competencies from stakeholders across EU, is e ndorsed by the European construction industry, and supported by various city councils and national and international programmes. External project funding in the range of +18 million euros is expected and partly committed already. Potential impacts include; cost reductions in excess of 50%, time reductions in excess of 70%; a reduction in accidents of 90%; a new knowledge based industry offering quality jobs (mainly for SMEs) all over the EU; new business opportunities; safety at work; reduced waste; better job satisfaction; more value to cutomers resulting in better quality of life (society); housing in less developed parts of the EU, etc.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

CORUS UK LTD
Address
30 Milbank
London
United Kingdom

Participants (23)

CONSOLIS OY AB
Finland
Address
Äyritie 12 B
Vantaa
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND INFORMATION ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Classic House, 174-180 Old Street
London
DRAGADOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida De Tenerife 4-6
San Sebastin De Los Reyes
EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE LA VIVIENDA Y SUELO DE MADRID SA
Spain
Address
C/ Palos De La Frontera, 13
Madrid
ENTERPRIXE SOFTWARE LTD
Finland
Address
Mannerheimintie 44
Helsinki
FCC CONSTRUCCION S.A.
Spain
Address
C/balmes, 36
Barcelona
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
FUNDACION LABEIN
Spain
Address
Cuesta De Olabeaga, 16
Bilbao
GRAPHISOFT R&D RT
Hungary
Address
Zahony Utca 7
Budapest
INSTYTUT TECHNIKI BUDOWLANEJ
Poland
Address
Filtrowa 1
Warsaw
IVF INDUSTRIFORSKNING OCH UTVECKLING AB.
Sweden
Address
Argongatan 30
Molndal
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA S.A.
Poland
Address
Ul. Konstruktorska 11 A
Warszawa
NCC CONSTRUCTION SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Address
Vallgatan 3
Solna
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
Delft
QUALITA' DEGLI APPALTI E SOSTENIBILITA' DEL COSTRUIRE - NUOVA QUASCO SOC. CONS. A.R.L.'
Italy
Address
Via Zacconi 16
Bologna
SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER BENELUX B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Parallelweg 20
Etten-leur
TAYLOR WOODROW CONSTRUCTION LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
41 Clarendon Road
Watford
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
Munich
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Address
C/ Madrid, 126
Getafe - Madrid
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
Address
The Crescent, 43
Salford
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
1000 Espoo
YIT CONSTRUCTION LTD
Finland
Address
Panuntie 11
Helsinki