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Sustainable Pavements & Railways Initial Training Network

Objective

"The design, construction, maintenance, use and end-of-life management of road pavements and railways is associated with a number of important impacts on the environment; namely the consequences of energy consumption, unsustainable use of materials/resources, waste generation and release of hazardous substances into the environment. It is estimated that over 80% of all these environmental impacts are defined during the design phase of a product, including road pavements and railways. SUP&R (Sustainable Pavement & Rail) ITN,through a coherent research and training approach involving close collaboration between research institutions and industrial stakeholders across Europe, will allow this step change in the sustainability of road and rail infrastructure to be addressed by targeting the following overall aim:
To setup a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral network in order to form a new generation of engineers versed in sustainable technologies and to provide, to both academia and industry, design procedures and sustainability assessment methodologies to certify the sustainability of the studied technologies to the benefit of the European community

SUP&R ITN includes an intensive four year training programme which will be international, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral. The young researchers will be trained through individual research projects, with a strong collaborations of partners from the private sector that will allow to jointly investigated strategies to overcome the existing barriers and deliver long-term benefits in terms of:
1. Eco-designed road and rail infrastructure that maximises the recycling of waste materials and ensures best performance characteristics to suit the diverse set of European environments;
2. Reduced installation, maintenance and operating costs as well as long term sustainable solutions;
3. A bespoke sustainability assessment tool, tailored to needs of product development in the road pavement and rail infrastructure sector."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 231 240,40
Administrative Contact
Cartledge Paul (Mr.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 646 402,30
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mario Di Paola (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 248 114,45
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 484 442,20
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Séverine Somma (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 981,62
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Dolores Suárez Ortega (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE HUELVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 981,62
Address
Calle Dr Cantero Cuadrado 6
21071 Huelva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Morillas-Frias (Mr.)
AECOM INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 288 356,62
Address
Scott House Alencoline
RG21 4JG Basingstoke Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Armitage (Mr.)
IARNROD EIREANN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 248 114,45
Address
Amiens Street Connolly Station
1 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cathal Bowe (Dr.)
SACYR CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 981,62
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 83-85
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ramirez (Mr.)
REPSOL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 981,62
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ramón Peña Enciso (Mr.)