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Innovative Method for PREStressing and post-tensioning technique addressing more Sustainable and secure concrete buildings

Project description

A new way to reinforce concrete

Efforts to reinforce and rehabilitate Europe’s aging concrete structures is a tough job. In fact, more than half of all construction work each year involves the refurbishment and remediation of existing buildings to prolong their service life. Prestressing and post-tensioning are the most common techniques used to strengthen concrete but they have several limitations (tension corrosion, scarce performance on seismic loads and low fire resistance). The EU-funded IMPRESS project is developing a technology coined Pressure Activated Tendon (PAT) for existing structures and buildings that can increase resistance to seismic and fire loads, and also enhance the environmental performances of buildings.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

GEMINI IMPIANTI S.R.L.
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 52
43040 Rubbiano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00