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Targeted Research action (TRA) on environmentally friendly construction technologies

Objective



TRA PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The main objective of the TRA on 'Environmentally Friendly Construction Technologies' is to establish a well organised and efficient interface between the various construction related RTD projects supported by the EC. In particular the TRA aims at:
- providing a European forum for the development, dissemination and exchange of scientific and technological knowledge and of ideas relating to all aspects of construction;
- accelerating dissemination and exploitation of research results;
- improving the synergy and coordination of research being carried out in EC programmesl;
- informing RTD programme planners of the research needs and priorities of tomorrow. In the context of this proposal construction is understood to cover all economic activities which involve assembling or erecting fixed structures, plants or equipment, or earth movement on site.

Construction thus includes: building construction, civil engineering (roads, railways, ports, waterways, bridges, towers, dams, tunnels, pipelaying, etc.) underground excavation, process plant and general steelwork construction , offshore structures, landscaping and land reclamation. Construction related topics embrace the total construction cycle, ranging from construction materials manufacturing to demolition and recycling of structures.

EUROPEAN DIMENSION AND PARTNERSHIP
The expected added value for implementing the network can be classified in three categories: benefits for the research consortia, for the programme and for the Community;
- For the research consortia real time exchange of mutually relevant information on technological aspects for increased future exploitation will be achieved, as well as increased motivation to achieve objectives and deliverables on time and cost, widening the scope of specific activities of the individual projects and enlarging the scientific and technical framework towards a more global technological solution for the concerned area; increased awareness of future technology trends among different sectors serving specific industrial objectives;
- For the programme a better coherence between running projects will be obtained and an improved coordination of the contractual aspects, encouragement for improved project excellence, improved global and comparative vision of the perspective impact on a specific area; having all a positive impact on creating technology and business networks for excellence;
- For the European Community in general strengthening of industrial competitiveness will result in the development of sound and proven scientific and technological frameworks, and increased dissemination of quality information to the European construction industry for enhanced productivity and manufacturing. The TRA on Environmentally Friendly Construction Technologies is a truly trans-European initiative. Partners from all 15 European countries are involved and the prime proposer ECCREDI (European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation) is in itself a European Associations.

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
The network will ensure that information dissemination is effectively assured through the Newsletters, the Homepage and the Workshop Proceedings. Additionally press contacts will be made with editors of construction journals and reviews. a presence policy will be followed with regard to scheduled international seminars and international seminars and international conferences. The strategic position currently occupied by ECCREDI members as observers in CEN and EOTA, will be exploited to achieve a rapid take up of research results in Standards and Codes. Beneficiaries from the TRA will be all actors involved in the construction research.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

EUROPEAN NETWORK OF BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTES - DEVELOPMENT EEIG
Address
21-23,Boulevard Poincarre 79
1060 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (56)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
Acoustical Technologies
Belgium
Address
215,Avenue Brugmann
1180 Bruxelles
Aplicacion Industrial del Corcho SA
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Del Prado
06800 Merida
BELGIAN BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CSTC/WTCB)
Belgium
Address
Avenue Pierre Holoffe 21
1342 Limelette
BRITISH CERAMIC RESEARCH LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Penkhull, Queens Road
ST4 7LQ Stoke-on-trent
Bouygues
France
Address
1,Avenue Eugƒne Freyssinet
78061 Saint-quentin-en-yvelines
British Cement Association
United Kingdom
Address
Telford Avenue
RG11 9YS Crowthorne
Building Research Establishment Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane
WD2 7JR Watford - Garston
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Materialprüfung
Germany
Address
5,Rudower Chaussee
12489 Berlin
Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst- und Holzwirtschaft
Germany
Address
91,Leuschnerstrasse
21031 Hamburg
CCL Systems Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Elland Road
LS11 8BH Leeds - West Yorkshire
CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT DE LYON
France
Address
8-10,Rue Bernard Palissy 8-10
63014 Clermont-ferrand
CENTRE FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND CODES
Netherlands
Address
1,Buechnerweg 1
2800 AK Gouda
CIRIS SA
France
Address
Rue Thomas Edison Zone Industrielle
33600 Pessac
COATING CONSULTANCY LTD
Denmark
Address
Rugvaenget 23
2630 Taastrup
CORUS U.K. LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Moorgate
S60 3AR Rotherham
Centre Scientifique et Technique du B‚timent, Service des Structures
France
Address
Avenue Jean-jaurƒs
77421 Marne-la-vallée
Centre Technique Industriel de la Construction Métallique
France
Address
Domaine De Saint-paul
78470 Saint-rémy-lƒs-chevreuse
Centre Technique du Bois et de l'Ameublement
France
Address
10,Avenue De Saint-mandé
75012 Paris
Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches de l'Industrie du Béton
France
Address

28231 Epernon
Centro Ceramico di Bologna
Italy
Address
Via Martelli 26
40138 Bologna
Computer Technology Institute
Greece
Address
3,Kolokotroni
26110 Patras
Consorzio Crea Innovazione e Sviluppo Acciaio nelle Costruzioni
Italy
Address
Viale Zaccagna 6
54031 Avenza Carrara
DANSK BETON TEKNIK A/S
Denmark
Address
21,Helleruplund Allee 21
2900 Hellerup
Danish Technological Institute
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej
2630 Taastrup
ERA TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Cleeve Road
KT22 7SA Leatherhead, Surrey
Enel.Hydro SpA
Italy
Address
Via Pastrengo
24068 Seriate
FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS
Germany
Address
Leuschnerstrasse 91
21031 Hamburg
GROUPEMENT EUROPÉEN DE RECHERCHES TECHNOLOGIQUES SUR LES HYDROCARBURES
France
Address
Avenue Napoléon Bonaparte 232
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Gifford and Partners Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Ringwood Road
SO4 2HT Woodlands - Southampton
HOCHTIEF AG
Germany
Address
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 24
60323 Frankfurt Am-main
Hochschule Bremen
Germany
Address
30,Neustadtwall
28199 Bremen
Jotun A/S
Norway
Address

3235 Sandefjord
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
131,Celestijnenlaan 131
3001 Heverlee
Lemona Industrial SA
Spain
Address
40,Barrio Arraibi
48330 Lemona
MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100/102
00128 Roma
MOTT MACDONALD LTD
United Kingdom
Address
St Anna Road, Wellesley Road 20-26
CR9 2UL Croydon
NCC AB
Sweden
Address
Vallgatan 3
Solna
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
5,Schoemakerstraat, 97
2600 AA Delft
Probisa Tecnologia y Construccion S.A.
Spain
Address
9,C/ Ronda
28320 Pinto
Profilarbed Recherches SA
Luxembourg
Address

4009 Esch-sur-alzette
QD International BV
Netherlands
Address
71,Oostmaaslaan
3063 AN Rotterdam
RAMBOLL HANNEMANN & HOJLUND A/S
Denmark
Address
2,Bredevej 2
2830 Virum
Rautaruukki Oy
Finland
Address
51-53,Fredrikinkatu
00101 Helsinki
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Germany
Address
Mies-van-der-rohestraùe
52074 Aachen
SELMER SKANSKA AS
Norway
Address
25,Olavsgate 25
0166 Oslo
SOCIETE NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANCAIS
France
Address
Rue Du Commandant Rene Mouchotte 34
Paris
Saint Peter Srl
Italy
Address

12065 Monforte D'alba
Steel Construction Institute
United Kingdom
Address
Silwood Park
SL5 7QN Ascot
Stichting Staalbouw Instituut
Netherlands
Address
45,Stationsplein
3001 GB Rotterdam
TAYLOR WOODROW CONSTRUCTION LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Ruislip Road 345
UB1 2QX Southall
Taywood Engineering Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Taywood House 345 Ruislip Road
UB1 2QX Southall
Unitechnik Cieplik & Poppek GmbH
Germany
Address
14,Fritz-kotz-straùe
51674 Wiehl-bomig
Université de Liège
Belgium
Address
6,Quai Banning
4000 Liège
Verein Deutscher Zementwerke eV
Germany
Address
Tannenstraùe
40476 Düsseldorf
Vienna Consulting Engineers - Fritsch- Chiara Bauträger GmbH
Austria
Address
1-6,Diesterweggasse
1140 Wien