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Testing and assessment of marble and limestone

Objective

All across Europe the long term deformation of marble cladding has resulted in safety and durability problems. This has resulted in increased maintenance costs, and reduced production, exports and employment. The assessments of facades at selected study sites, using monitoring systems, risk assessment and lifetime prediction, will be used to develop hypotheses for the observed deterioration. Repair techniques will be developed for existing buildings, thus reducing maintenance costs for existing problems. Research carried out on a large number of stone types will bi used to explain degradation and develop European test methods (CEN/TC 246 Resolution 013/00/1999). The test methods will be used for production control and screening to identify good and deleterious marble and so reduce future damage and promote use of natural stone for cladding, thus improving employment and increasing European competitiveness in this area.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SP SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Brinellgatan, 4
501 15 Boraas
Sweden

Participants (14)

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane
WD2 7JR Garston,watford,herts
EKA CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
Address

445 80 Bohus
FISCHERWERKE ARTUR FISCHER GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Weinhalde 14-18
72178 Waldachtal
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN
Germany
Address
Goldschmidtstrasse, 3
37077 Goettingen
INSTYTUT MECHANIZACJI BUDOWNICTWA I GORNICTWA SKALNEGO
Poland
Address
Racjonalizacji 6/8
02 673 Warszawa
INTERNAZIONALE MARMI E MACCHINE CARRARA SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Galileo Galilei 133
54036 Marina Di Carrara
JANANDERS CONSULTING AB
Sweden
Address
Humlehusen - Hoeja 3370
26293 Engelholm - 26293
NYKOEPINGS KOMMUN
Sweden
Address

611 83 Nykoping
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino (Turin)
RAMBOLL HANNEMANN & HOJLUND A/S
Denmark
Address
2,Bredevej 2
2830 Virum
REALKREDIT DANMARK
Denmark
Address
Jarmers Plads, 2
1590 Koebenhavn V
SLOVENIAN NATIONAL BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Dimiceva 12
1000 Ljubljana
TRION TENSID AB
Sweden
Address
Svederusgatan, 1-3
75450 Uppsala
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien