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Safety and Protection of built Infrastructure to Resist Integral Threats

Safety and Protection of built Infrastructure to Resist Integral Threats

Objective

Terrorist attacks by bombing or CBR-agents are threats with a low probability but with disastrous consequences. There is strong need to protect people, the societal community and critical infrastructures and utilities against being damaged, destroyed or disrupted by deliberate acts of terrorism. Solutions have to be derived to realize sufficient resilience of the urban infrastructure for rare occasions with minimum effect on normality. Hitherto, normal regulations and building guidelines do not take into account the CBRE threat. Fortunately, the required specialist knowledge is available on explosion dynamics, response of structures, dispersions of toxic agents and the injuries. This knowledge should be explored to derive the required solutions. Therefore, the SPIRIT Consortium was formed to bring the required expertise together, make these commonly available and to find solutions that can be integrated into normal life and planning and building procedures. Within SPIRIT a terrorist attack with the whole scope of CBRE-threat is addressed. The main outcome of the project is an integrated approach to counter CBRE-threats, including proposed guidelines for a EU Regulatory Framework. With this approach, government, end users of buildings and designers can define and achieve a desired level of protection. The SPIRIT contribution to built infrastructure protection will be: - A methodology to quantify the vulnerability of built infra in damage, number of injuries and loss of functionality and services; - A guidance tool to assess the vulnerability and define efficient and effective countermeasures to achieve a required protection level; - Draft guidelines to enable safety based engineering and the incorporation of CBRE protection; - A suite of ready to use CBRE countermeasure products. The overall goal of the SPIRIT project is to contribute to people safety and increase the resilience of built infrastructure against a terrorist attack.
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 768 599

Administrative Contact

Ans Van Doormaal (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 503 912

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 510 625

SCHUESSLER-PLAN INZYNIERZY SP. Z O.O.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 312 462

OVE ARUP & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 292 150

Hamilton Erskine Ltd/CCP Gransden

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 494 471,50

ARTEMIS CONTROL AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 203 640

Ducon GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 191 300

IONICON ANALYTIK GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 158 725

Corsmit Raadgevend Ingenieurs B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 61 800

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 242319

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2010

  • End date

    31 July 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 884 301

  • EU contribution

    € 3 497 684,50

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands