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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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-NI-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

KNAUF GIPS KG
Address
Am Bahnhof 7
Iphofen
Germany

Participants (21)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Weberstrasse 5
Karlsruhe
WOLFEL BERATENDE INGENIEURE GMBH U. CO KG
Germany
Address
Max-planck-strasse 15
Hochberg
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
Muenchen
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
Germany
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
Darmstadt
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
INSTRUMENTEL LTD
United Kingdom
Address
C/o Wgn, Convention House, St Mary's Street
Leeds
KNAUF GYPSOPIIA ABEE
Greece
Address
10 Euripidou Str.
Athens
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechneiou 9, Zografou
Athens
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
Rion
Patras
DGMR BOUW BV
Netherlands
Address
Brugstraat 16
Arnhem
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE)
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
Enschede
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS DE LA CONSTRUCCION
Spain
Address
Avda.benjamin Franklin 17
Paterna (Valencia)
EMPA SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS TESTING AND RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf
SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
Switzerland
Address
Zugerstrasse 50
Baar
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA S.A.
Poland
Address
Ul.konstruktorska 11A
Warszawa
VLADIMIR CERVENKA -CONSULTING
Czechia
Address
Predvoje 22
Prague
A.M. IKODOMIA LTD
Cyprus
Address
Monis Machera,18
Limassol
RISK ENGINEERING LTD
Bulgaria
Address
34 Totleben Blvd.
Sofia
HELLENIC ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION S.A.
Greece
Address
313, Acharnon Street
Athens
RINICOM LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Parkfield Lodge, Greaves Road
Lancaster
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA (ESTUDI GENERAL)
Spain
Address
Av. Blasco Ibanez, 13
Valencia