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New Easy to Install and Manufacture PRE-Fabricated Modules Supported by a BIM based Integrated Design ProceSS

Objective

IMPRESS will develop three different prefabricated panels for buildings: (i) a polyurethane based insulated panel with improved thermal performance and light radiation and (ii) a thin, lightweight pre-cast concrete sandwich panel, with optimum thermal and weathering resistance, both of which are suitable for overcladding; (iii) a lightweight pre-cast concrete sandwich panel incorporating Phase Change Materials (PCM) to adapt the thermo-physical properties of the building envelope and enable optimum passive heating and cooling benefits, suitable for recladding. Innovative nano/micro particle based coatings, suitable for 3D printing, will be also developed to achieve anti-corrosion resistance, high mechanical strength, improved solar reflectance, improved ageing resistance and anti-vandalism properties.

To create the panels, an innovative manufacturing process will be created that includes Reconfigurable Moulding (RM) techniques, 3D laser scanning and 3D printed technology. In addition, 3D printed microstructured formworks will be developed as permanent external layer for the polyurethane panel to match the existing building aesthetics and provide solar radiation efficiency. The overall manufacturing process will (i) allow for mass production of panels, which take into account complex architectural and aesthetic issues, (ii) allow for faster production while lowering prefabrication costs and (iii) develop new controlled and cost effective solutions.

IMPRESS will also develop a new Iterative Design Methodology, which will incorporate all stages of the Design-Construct-Install-Operate process. This will be integrated with a BIM cloud based database focussing on the interoperability between software tools required for the prefabricated process. Furthermore, new penalty based business models will be investigated. The final result will be demonstrated on two existing buildings where final as-built product performance will be validated against the initial design.

Coordinator

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Address

Kelvin Campus West Of Scotland Science Park Helix Building
G20 0sp Glasgow

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 626 762,49

Participants (17)

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THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 189 235

TECHRETE IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 371 835,70

SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L'EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 323 062,50

HYPUCEM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 317 400,73

TEMPERATURE LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 298 287,50

CSP srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 203 437,50

STAMTECH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 57 221,50

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 261 625

BIESSSE TAPE SOLUTIONS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 215 687,50

BERGAMO TECNOLOGIE SPZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 179 812,50

TEKLA (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 5 687,50

ALONSO HERNANDEZ & ASOCIADOS ARQUITECTOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 212 450

NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES CENTER SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 471 012,50

MUNICIPIUL DROBETA TURNU SEVERIN

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

Council of the City of Coventry

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 73 848,32

STAM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 318 591

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 292 142,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636717

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 041 474,28

  • EU contribution

    € 4 493 099,74

Coordinated by:

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom