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Flexible Processes and Improved Technologies for Urban Infrastructure Construction Sites

Objective

More than 50% of bridges in European cities are older than 40 years and bridges are a vital part of the infrastructure. Bridge managers are currently dealing with a large number of structurally deficient, obsolete bridges. The need to maintain, renew, strengthen and upgrade this part of the infrastructure will increase dramatically in the near future. PANTURA has bridges as its focal point. It is, however, important to stress that the approach proposed here can be applied to all infrastructure projects. The aims are to improve highly flexible off-site production processes, create resource-efficient construction sites, improve technologies and tools for bridge construction in densely populated areas and enhance communication between local authorities and construction companies.
The main benefits of PANTURA are relevant to the Work Programme and are as follows: a) equip authorities, stakeholders and experts with a comprehensive instrument (methods, tools and techniques) to prepare and perform bridge construction, maintenance, repair and renovation processes in the most effective and efficient way, in the shortest possible time, with the most efficient, sustainable use of resources and with zero disturbance and disruption for the urban environment and urban life of the inhabitants, b) reduce lifecycle costs, i.e. the more efficient use of public funds by saving a significant amount of time and money, c) use new materials to increase off-site industrial production, technical innovations and new markets for SMEs and d) improve benchmarking systems to promote a performance-based, innovative, creative construction industry.
PANTURA applies research based on a multidisciplinary, holistic approach and promotes innovative yet practical solutions, while covering the entire lifecycle process. PANTURA aims to realise these objectives by taking current research on construction processes, ICT tools and infrastructure technologies one step further.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 663 356
Administrative Contact
Magnus Holmstrand (Mr.)

Participants (11)

GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 865
Address
Avenida José Manuel Guimerá 5
38071 Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose María Maya Cáceres (Mr.)
Darellsoffice B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 97 907
Address
Koornmarkt 34
2601 DE Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Darell Meertins (Mr.)
DEMO CONSULTANTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 339 193
Address
Delftechpark 10
2628 XH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ton Damen (Mr.)
AICE CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 542
Address
Via Boccaccio 20
56010 San Giuliano Terme - Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonfranco Pasquale (Mr.)
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 132 864
Address
Ul Konstruktorska 12A
02 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Poneta Paweł (Mr.)
NCC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 291 822
Address
Vallgatan 3
170 80 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Berglund (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 569 896
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guri Krigsvoll (Dr.)
TRAFIKVERKET - TRV
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 31 212
Address
Roda Vagen 1
781 89 Borlange
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monica Eriksson (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 657 180
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rizal Sebastian (Dr.)
GEMEENTE ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 469
Address
Coolsingel 40
3011 AD Rotterdam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
J.A. (Ton) Siemerink (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 146
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel París Torres (Mr.)