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Stone conservation for the refurbishment of buildings

Objective

STONECORE is a project dealing with the development and application of nano materials for consolidation and conservation of natural and artificial stone. Six SMEs, four universities, one public research organisation and one public body from seven countries have jointed together in order to find a new approach for refurbishment. The idea is to develop and test nano materials compatible to the components originally used during construction together with non destructive stone assessment methods. Colloidal sols of calcium hydroxide, calcium / barium carbonate, calcium sulphate or related compounds will be in the centre of interest. These materials will be used also as new, biozide free agents for mildew removal. The project will lead from laboratory investigations and small scale applications on trial areas to the use of the developed materials on selected real objects. It is a project that aims on knowledge based refurbishment of buildings as well as monuments of cultural heritage and that combines natural sciences and the art of conservation. Thus, main subjects of STONECORE are: • The development of nano materials compatible to natural and artificial stone for refurbishment of buildings, monuments, fresco, plaster and mortar, • The development and test of suitable technologies for their application and • The development and test of non destructive assessment methods (such as georadar) in combination with traditional assessment methods (SEM, XRD, drilling resistance and other). The project will have duration of three years. The results will be presented to the public and interested companies in three workshops, in which interested parties are invited to test the developed materials and techniques on own objects. The project contributes to the EC objectives by the development of materials and technologies allowing a reduction of the material and energy consumption during refurbishment, creating new business opportunities for SMEs and protecting the cultural heritage.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

IBZ-SALZCHEMIE GMBH & CO KG
Address
"Gewerbegebiet ""Schwarze Kiefern"""
09633 Halsbruecke
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 442 766
Administrative Contact
Gerald Ziegenbalg (Prof.)

Participants (11)

ETAIRIA GEOGOLOGIKON-GEOFYSIKON EREVNON KL. DIMITRIADIS KAI SIA EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 180 700
Address
Lykaiou 35
11476 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klisthenis Dimitriadis (Mr.)
STROTMANN UND PARTNER RESTAURATORENPARTNERSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 232 300
Address
Hauptstrasse 140
53721 Siegburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ewa Piaszczynski (Dr.)
RESTAURO SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 195 500
Address
Ul. Lazienna 4
87 100 Torun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Musiela (Ms.)
GEOTRON ELEKTRONIK-KROMPHOLZ ROLF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 166 300
Address
Leite 2
01796 Pirna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Krompholz (Mr.)
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGICAL SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 692
Address
Oxford Road 118B
RG1 7NG Reading
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Askew (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 500
Address
St Petersburger Strasse 15
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christoph Herm (Prof.)
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
Greece
EU contribution
€ 128 826
Address
Bouboulinas 20-22
10682 Athens
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Demosthenes Giraud (Dr.)
USTAV TEORETICKE A APLIKOVANE MECHANIKY AVCR
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 199 096
Address
Prosecka 76
19000 Praha 9
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zlatuše Burianová (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 218 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Evert Slob (Mr.)
UNIVERZITA PARDUBICE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 160 100
Address
Studentska 95
532 10 Pardubice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jitka Genserova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 167 020
Address
Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johannes Weber (Prof.)