Workpackage 3

Lead Beneficiary:

CTCV - Centro Tecnológico da Cerâmica e do Vidro

Involved Beneficiaries:

UNIPD, TBE, ANDIL, ZIEGEL, APICER, TUKDER, UMINHO, UNIPV, NTUA, UNI KASSEL, METU, RUREDIL, XALKIS, HI STRUCT

Activity Type: RTD    Start Month: 1    End Month: 30    Persons Month: 45

Objectives:

• To define typical structural frames types and enclosure/veneer wall systems
• To define the main requirements and design parameters for the enclosure/veneer walls and their components (masonry units, reinforcement, fastenings, mortar, etc), not only under the mechanical, but also under the habitability point of view
• To develop new products (masonry units, reinforcement and connections) and adequate and feasible construction technology for new masonry wall enclosures in compliance with the performance requirements
• To produce the number of components (masonry units, reinforcement and fastenings) required for testing and case studies

Tasks:

• Task 3.1: Design and production of special clay units
• Task 3.2: Design and production of special reinforcement, fastenings and mortar
• Task 3.3: Development of construction technologies

Deliverables:

• Report on types of structural frames, related enclosure wall systems and requirements for the construction systems (units, reinforcement, mortar, etc.) (D3.1, task 3.3), delivered at month 6
• Prototype masonry units, reinforcement and fastenings (D3.2, tasks 3.1 and 3.2), delivered at month 9
• Report about the construction process and the feasibility of the proposed technologies (D3.3, task 3.3), delivered at month 18
• Final report about product and technology development (D3.4, task 3.3), delivered at month 30