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PhD Training Network on Durable, Reliable and Sustainable Structures with Alkali-Activated Materials

Objective

DuRSAAM is a collaborative PhD framework creating a critical mass of experts skilled in innovative alkali-activated material (AAM) concrete, as a key enabling technology for a sustainable and resilient built environment. AAM technology presents a new generation of materials, ideally conceived to respond to the need for more efficient, durable, eco-friendly and reliable construction, and utilizing by-product resources as raw materials. Modern concrete will be produced with low carbon footprint (CO2 emissions reduced by 80%), lower energy consumption and reduced use of primary resources (>1.5 t raw materials are quarried per t Portland cement clinker; this will be reduced by >60%), and with an addressable market for AAM binders of 5 B€/yr. DuRSAAM answers unmet industry demands, to facilitate emerging AAM technology for continued market entry and to unlock its potential in society.
The consortium brings together 7 academic and 15 non-academic partners, to excel in the scientific development and exploitation of AAM concrete, advancing design, modelling and practice beyond the state-of-the-art. It holds a unique focus on: (1) today’s concerns of users and engineers that the durability and sustainability of AAM concrete is yet insufficiently quantified; and (2) provision of an AAM technology for rehabilitation of structures to meet the growing demand for renovation, to be developed in parallel with AAM for new concrete structures.
The network will deliver world-leading training in this multidisciplinary field through 13 PhDs in interrelated aspects of AAM concrete, fibre reinforced high-performance concrete, and textile-reinforced mortar, as well as sustainability assessment. The outcomes will be instrumental in delivering a sustainable future in Europe’s construction industry, which is increasingly driven by the growing demand for durable yet cost-effective solutions, driving a greater focus on reliable and comprehensive eco-efficient material technologies such as AAM.

Fields of science

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Net EU contribution
€ 512 640,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU GRADEVINSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 474 734,16
Address
Fra Andrije Kacica Miosica 26
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 486 035,28
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (15)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GRADMONT DOO ZA GRADEVINARSTVO INZENJERING PROMET I USLUGE GRADACAC
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Donje Ledenice Bb
76250 Gradacac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Keizerinlaan 66
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BEKAERT NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bekaertstraat 2
8550 Zwevegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Kortrijk
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GEMEENTE ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Coolsingel 40
3011 AD Rotterdam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

OCV CHAMBERY INTERNATIONAL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
767 Quai Des Allobroges
73000 Chambery
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Savoie
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

FDN Engineering BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Herengracht 518
1017CC Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

RESOURCEFULL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Naamsevest 18
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Zugerstrasse 50
6340 Baar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CEMENTOS ARGOS SA
Colombia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Cr 43A 1A-143 Sur Torre Norte
050022 Medellin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Sanacon
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Technologiepark-zwijnaarde, 3
9052 Zwijnaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AURUBIS BULGARIA AD
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Industrial Zone
2070 Pirdop
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TECHNIKI EPISKEVASTIKI KE KATASKEVASTIKI ETEREIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Korydaleos 55
26443 Patras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

INSTITUTE OF APPLIED ECONOMICS APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Ewaldsgade 3 3
2200 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CRH NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Claude Debussylaan 94
1082 MD Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam