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Open INformation environment for knowledge-based collaborative PROcesses throughout the lifecycle of a building

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26716

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 048 388

  • EU contribution

    € 7 499 985

Coordinated by:

NCC CONSTRUCTION SVERIGE AB

Sweden

Objective

The InPro project will completely transform the Early Design phase of a building (new or renovation) project. At this influential phase, which represents only a fraction of the lifecycle of a building, decisions are made that determine over 70% of the total lifecycle costs.

The transformation will be achieved through radical Early Design processes, supported by breakthrough innovations in business concepts and ICT solutions that integrate four crucial aspects of Early Design:
- Open and flexible collaboration between all stakeholders of the building value chain
- Design from a lifecycle perspective
- Decision support to make "informed choices" based on knowledge of each decision's consequences on the building lifecycle
- Early planning of build and operation processes based on computer enabled simulations of smart digital prototypes

The consortium covers the whole construction value chain and is lead by five large and innovation-driven companies of the sector. InPro also includes a number of renowned Europe a research organisations in construction, industrial processes and ICT, plus leading software companies and standardisation experts. It is also supported by the InPro Research Cluster with already 30 active members. With an estimated budget of 17 million euro over four years, InPro gathers a strong combined mass of industrial leadership and scientific excellence.

InPro will have a significant impact on lifecycle costs, sustainability, inclusion of construction workers and low-tech SMEs in the Information Society, take-up of multifunctional and nano materials, and much more. The research work is accompanied by roadmaps and strategies for a widespread take-up of innovation. InPro will be a first powerful step in a paradigm shift in the European construction sector to using knowledge-based processes and open collaboration for an efficient, effective and sustainable built environment.

Coordinator

NCC CONSTRUCTION SVERIGE AB

Address

Vallgatan 3
Solna

Sweden

Participants (22)

AEC3 LTD.

United Kingdom

BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITÄT WEIMAR

Germany

BOUYGUES TRAVAUX PUBLICS SA

France

BÖGL Á KRÝSL POZEMNI A PODZEMNI STAVITELSTVI KOM.SPOL.

Czechia

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

France

EUROSTEP AB

Sweden

GRAPHISOFT R&D RT

Hungary

HOCHTIEF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

INSINÖÖRIOIMISTO OLOF GRANLUND OY

Finland

JAQAR CONCURRENT DESIGN SERVICES B.V.

Netherlands

LULEÅ TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET (LULEÅ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)

Sweden

MAX BÖGL BAUSERVICE GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

MAX BÖGL BAUUNTERNEHMUNG GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO (NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH)

Netherlands

ORACLE UK, LTD.

United Kingdom

P3 - DIGITAL SERVICES GMBH

Germany

SWEDISH ASSOCIATION OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CLIENTS

Sweden

UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND

Germany

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU (UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR)

Slovenia

WEERDENBURG HUISVESTING CONSULTANTS B.V.

Netherlands

WHITE ARKITEKTER AB

Sweden

YIT KIINTEISTÖTEKNIIKKA OY

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26716

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 048 388

  • EU contribution

    € 7 499 985

Coordinated by:

NCC CONSTRUCTION SVERIGE AB

Sweden