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PERFOMANCE OF INNOVATIVE MECHANICAL CONNECTIONS IN PRECAST BUILDINGS STRUCTURES UNDER SEISMIC CONDITIONS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2009

  • End date

    29 February 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 962 776,22

  • EU contribution

    € 3 040 906

Coordinated by:

ASSOBETON - ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE INDUSTRIE MANUFATTI CEMENTIZI

Italy

Objective

The seismic behaviour of connections in precast construction systems has been largely recognized as a crucial matter to be addressed both by the industry sector and by the related research community. In spite of this situation, the complexity of the problem and the variety of inherent issues to be harmonizedly dealt with in proposing design procedures for connections and precast structures as a whole, have made it difficult so far to conceive self-sufficient solutions and approaches of general validity. Scope of SAFECAST is to give effective answers to this need of self-sufficient, harmonized solution of the problems of correct seismic design of joints and connections in precast structures. The innovative aspect of the project is the unified performance based perspective in which the problem of the characterization of the seismic behaviour of connections will be dealt with. Such complex problem, in fact, needs to be dealt with in a unified performance based framework, since when dimensioning and designing the system for an optimum performance under earthquake loading, all the other basic performance requirements, i.e. durability, deformability limits, energy dissipation…, are also to be taken into account and complied with. The proposed consortium represents a unique combination of countries joined by two peculiar characteristics: for all of them seismic loads play a fundamental role in the construction sector. Secondly, all partners are “concrete counties”, nations for which concrete is the main construction material. For these reasons, the immediate expected consequence of the proposed project is to improve competitiveness of precasting, as a sector, to promote a general increase in the quality and safety of constructions offered to the market and end-users in general, to enhance the contents of precast building solutions in terms of quality guarantee, performance optimization, reliability, safety in the event of an earthquake.
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Coordinator

ASSOBETON - ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE INDUSTRIE MANUFATTI CEMENTIZI

Address

Via Zanella 36
20133 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 074 700

Administrative Contact

Antonella Colombo (Dr.)

Participants (16)

ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE PREFABRICADOS Y DERIVADOS DEL CEMENTO - ANDECE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 451 534

ASSOCIACAO NACIONAL DOS INDUSTRIAISDE PREFABRICACAO EM BETAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 320 875

SYNDESMOS ELLINIKON VIOMICHANION PROKATASKEVIS SKIRODEMATOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 132 767

TURKIYE PREFABRIK BIRLIGI DERNEGI - TURKISH PRECAST CONCRETE ASSOCIATION TPCA

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 451 534

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 10 622

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 5 760

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 8 832

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 8 064

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 4 997

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 9 696

LABOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 12 960

DLC SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 183 842

PRELOSAR SL - PREFABRICADOS DE LOSAS RIOJANAS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 67 861

LU.GE.A PROGETTI COSTRUZIONE GESTIONE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 285 296

HALFEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 11 566

TRUZZI PREFABBRICATI SRL

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2009

  • End date

    29 February 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 962 776,22

  • EU contribution

    € 3 040 906

Coordinated by:

ASSOBETON - ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE INDUSTRIE MANUFATTI CEMENTIZI

Italy