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Green Integrated Structural Elements for Retrofitting and New Construction of Buildings

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.
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Coordinator

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Address

Kingston Lane
Ub8 3ph Uxbridge

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 783 800

Participants (14)

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FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 290 000

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 311 638,75

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 271 250

CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 261 250

EXERGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 342 875

ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 401 250

JOHANNES KISSER UND HEINZ JOSE GATTRINGER OG

Austria

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

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 438 750

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 289 250

CREATIVE NANO PC

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 323 750

NR-GIA BUDOWNICTWO SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 301 875

COLLANTI CONCORDE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 324 375

COOL HAVEN - HABITACOES MODULARES E ECO-SUSTENTAVEIS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 481 250

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 175 312,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723825

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 996 626,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 996 626,25

Coordinated by:

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom