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Technology innovation in underground construction

Objective

The goal of the project is the transformation of European underground construction into a high tech, high added value activity, capable of giving cost-efficient, sustainable and novel solutions to societal needs.

It addresses underground construction issues, which will contribute to improve the quality of life of citizens for example by reducing traffic congestion and the associated pollution and noise. By moving infrastructures underground, aboveground spaces are freed. The project will develop methods that allow a proper assessment of construction risk, innovative materials/techniques and will result in higher quality construction processes beyond the conventional ones used today. This will also impact on the safety of workers.

The aim is to perform research and development in order to produce an Underground Construction, Integrated Platform (UCIP) that will include all aspects of the life cycle of an underground construction from planning to operation/maintenance.

As a consequence of the work proposed underground construction will be more economic (we expect a reduction of 30% of costs and time at the end of the project), safer (the accident rates will be reduced by 50%) and more environmentally friendly.

The consequence of this will be that underground space will be increasingly used to alleviate pressing problems that will confront the European society in the next 20 years:

Traffic congestion (freight transport is for example expected to increase by 60% from 2000 to the year 2020), increasing urbanisation (mega cities), lack of space and pollution of air and water. In addition the European industry will be more competitive in the world market.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT GRAZ
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
Graz
Austria

Participants (34)

AMBERG ENGINEERING AG
Switzerland
Address
Trockenloostrasse 21
Regensdorf-watt
BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS
France
Address
Challenger - 1 Avenue Eugne Freyssinet - Guyancourt
St Quentin En Yvelines
DRAGADOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida De Tenerife 4-6
San Sebastin De Los Reyes(madrid)
GEODATA ZIVILTECHNIKERGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Hans-kudlich-strasse 28
Leoben
HERRENKNECHT AG
Germany
Address
Schlehenweg 2
Schwanau-allmannsweier
HOCHTIEF CONSTRUCTION AG
Germany
Address
Opernplatz 2
Essen
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstr. 150
Bochum
CENTRE D'ETUDES DES TUNNELS
France
Address
25, Avenue François Mitterrand
Bron
GEOTECNIA Y CIMIENTOS, S.A.
Spain
Address
Los Llanos De Jerez, 10-12
Coslada (Madrid)
GLOETZL, GESELLSCHAFT FUER BAUMESSTECHNIK MBH
Germany
Address
Forlenweg 11
Rheinstetten
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
PROF. DR.-ING. B. MAIDL, DIPL.-ING. R. MAIDL - BERATENDE INGENIEURE GMBH UND CO. KG
Germany
Address
Universitätstr. 142
Bochum
MOTT MACDONALD LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
St Anne House, Wellesley Road
Croydon
MONTANUNIVERSITÄT LEOBEN
Austria
Address
Franz Josef Street 18
Leoben
NCC CONSTRUCTION SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Address
Vallgatan 3
Solna
ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS SA
Spain
Address
Avda. De Europa, 18 P. Empresarial La Moraleja
Alcobendas (Madrid)
SIKA S.A.
Spain
Address
Carretera Fuencarral, 72
Alcobendas - Madrid
STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT FUER UNTERIRDISCHE VERKEHRSANLAGEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Mathias-brueggen-str. 41
Cologne
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK (TNO)
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
6060 Delft
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Agiou Titou Sq.
Chania
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13/202
Vienna
MAXAMCORP, S.A.U.
Spain
Address
Avda. Partenon 16
Madrid
SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION
Austria
Address
Alpinestrasse 1
Zeltweg
ED. ZUEBLIN AG
Germany
Address
Albstadtweg 3
Stuttgart
KOPEX S.A.
Poland
Address
Grabowa - 1
Katowice
EMPRESA NACIONAL DE RESIDUOS RADIOACTIVOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 7
Madrid
ACOME
France
Address
Rue De Marignan 14
Paris
ASOCIACIÓN PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN Y EL DESARROLLO INDUSTRIAL DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES
Spain
Address
Margarita Salas, 14
Leganés (Madrid)
CENTER ZA RACUNALNISTVO V MEHANIKI KONTINUUMA MODELIRANJE IN TRZENJE
Slovenia
Address
Vandotova 55
431 Ljubljana
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE MÉTODES NUMÉRICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
Address
Campus Nord Upc, Ed. C1, C/ Gran Capitán, S/n
Barcelona
COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31 Rue De La Fédération
Paris
FCC CONSTRUCCION S.A.
Spain
Address
C/balmes, 36
Barcelona
GESTIÓ D'INFRAESTRUCTURES, S.A.
Spain
Address
Josep Tarradellas, 20 - 30, 1ª Planta
Barcelona
UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona, 31
Barcelona