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The Integrated Safe and Smart Built Concept

Objective

The project aims to develop a new modular lightweight multi-level building concept based on multi-functional, load bearing dry-wall systems coupled with smart steel-stud/frame components.

New sensors will actively control dynamic oscillations of building components together with wireless networks to monitor and regulate component performance with self-healing and auto-correcting characteristics.

Anti-vibration, fire-safety technologies and new building materials will be developed and applied in pre-identified parts of the building. Innovative 3D virtual design strategies and procedures will consider the load bearing of partition walls resulting in considerable improvement of structural stability and fire safety and significant savings in primary resources.

The new concept will secure safety in cases of risk, comfort through monitoring of indoor parameters and space flexibility. It will move workforce from site to the factory contributing to social cohesion and sustainable development.

The characteristic dynamic response of steel-frame lightweight constructions to external perturbations, the very good mechanical strength properties, thermal insulation, fire-resistance, ease of application and retrofitting capabilities of dry-wall systems render them ideal for the new building concept that will radically innovate the EU modular building sector.

The IP addresses re-engineering of production chain of dry-wall steel-frame buildings (value chain analysis, techno -socio-economic, market analysis), development of innovative technologies for multi-story buildings (self-healing building materials and components, active control sensors-actuators, embedded networks, hybrid structural system, computational and virtual design tools), environmental performance (recycling potentials, risk analysis), demonstration in a full-scale purpose built model house, training - innovation and management activities thus demonstrating vertical integration of the supply chain.

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Coordinator

KNAUF GIPS KG

Address

Am Bahnhof 7
Iphofen

Germany

Administrative Contact

Hans-ulrich HUMMEL (Professor)

Participants (21)

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

WOLFEL BERATENDE INGENIEURE GMBH U. CO KG

Germany

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

INSTRUMENTEL LTD

United Kingdom

KNAUF GYPSOPIIA ABEE

Greece

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

DGMR BOUW BV

Netherlands

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE)

Netherlands

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS DE LA CONSTRUCCION

Spain

EMPA SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH

Switzerland

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG

Switzerland

MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA S.A.

Poland

VLADIMIR CERVENKA -CONSULTING

Czechia

A.M. IKODOMIA LTD

Cyprus

RISK ENGINEERING LTD

Bulgaria

HELLENIC ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION S.A.

Greece

RINICOM LTD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA (ESTUDI GENERAL)

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26661

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 724 836

  • EU contribution

    € 6 000 000

Coordinated by:

KNAUF GIPS KG

Germany