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Green Integrated Structural Elements for Retrofitting and New Construction of Buildings

Objective

The Green INSTRUCT project will develop a prefabricated modular structural building block that is superior to conventional precast reinforced concrete panels by virtue of its reduced weight, improved acoustic and thermal performance and multiple functionalities. The Green INSTRUCT block consists of over 70% of CDW in weight.
The Green INSTRUCT project will: (i) achieve sustainability and cost savings through CDW sourced materials and C2C, (ii) develop efficient, robust, eco-friendly and replicable processes, (iii) to enable novel cost efficient products and new supply chains, (iv) develop a building block that renders refurbished or new buildings safe and energy efficient and (v) safeguard a comfortable, healthy and productive environment. They can be achieved by defining the structural, thermal and acoustic performance of our final product to be competitive to similar products in the market. The types and sources of CDW are carefully identified, selected and processed while the supply chain from the sources, processing, fabrication units to assembly site of the whole modular panel will be optimized. The project is guided by a holistic view through building information modelling and optimal overall performance. This includes considering the life cycle analysis, weight, structural performance, thermal and acoustic insulation, connectivity among modular panels and other structural/non-structural components as well as the compatibility of different internal parts of the each modular panel. In order to homogenize the production process, all individual elements are fabricated by extrusion which is a proven cost effective, reliable, scalable and high yield manufacturing technique. The concept, viability and performance of developed modular panels will be verified and demonstrated in two field trials in test cells.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/fibers
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-EEB-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 783 800

Participants (13)

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 311 638,75
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 261 250
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue
1077 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 342 875
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 401 250
Address
Baumgartenstrasse 93
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L'EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 438 750
Address
Vico Ii San Nicola Alla Dogana 9
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 289 250
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CREATIVE NANO PC
Greece
EU contribution
€ 323 750
Address
Leventi 4
12132 Peristeri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NR-GIA BUDOWNICTWO SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 301 875
Address
Ul. Energetykow, Nr 24
20 468 Lublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLLANTI CONCORDE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 324 375
Address
Via Giovanni Schiaparelli 12
31029 Vittorio Veneto Tv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COOL HAVEN - HABITACOES MODULARES E ECO-SUSTENTAVEIS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 481 250
Address
Rua Do Moinho Do Dias 24
3060 455 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 312,50
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)