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Flexible Processes and Improved Technologies for Urban Infrastructure Construction Sites (PANTURA)

More than 50% of bridges in European cities are older than 40 years. Bridges in cities are often key objects and landmarks of the urban architecture and are a vital part of a city's infrastructure. Bridge owners and 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, repair and renovation in densely populated areas and enhance communication between stakeholders, local authorities and construction companies.

PANTURA is a research project that is co-financed by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programma for Research and Technological Development. This website is the retrieval mechanism for all public information about the project. It gives a description of the research work and the partners and stakeholders involved. In the course of the project also research results will be published. The final results will be available in 2014.

Partner organizations

  • SINTEF (Non Profit, Norway)
  • DEMO Consultants (Private, Netherlands)
  • A.I.C.E. Consulting (Private, Italy)
  • Mostostal Warszawa (Private, Poland)
  • Swedish Transport Administration (Public, Sweden)
  • NCC AB (Private, Sweden)
  • City of Rotterdam (Public, Netherlands)
  • ​Government of Canary Islands (Public, Spain)
  • ACCIONA Infrastructures (Private, Spain)
  • DarellsOffice (Private, Netherlands)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Private, Netherlands)
Start date 01/01/2011
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2013
Project members
​Professor Robert Kliger - Project Coordinator
Assistant Professor Rasmus Rempling - Project Coordinator
Associate Professor Mohammad Al-Emrani - Project member
Assistant Professor Reza Haghani - WP5 leader
Doctoral student Valbona Mara - Project member

External partners at the project
​Government of Canary Islands GCI Local authority Spain
Darellsoffice BV DRL SME Netherlands
DEMO BV DEMO SME Netherlands
AICE AIC SME Italy
Mostostal MOS Industry Poland
NCC AB NCC Industry Sweden
SINTEF SIN Research Norway
Swedish Transport Administration TRV Public body Sweden
TNO TNO Research Netherlands
City of Rotterdam ROT Local authority Netherlands
Acciona ACC Industry Spain

Funded by

  • European Commission (FP7) (Public, Belgium)
​More than 50% of bridges in European cities are older than 40 years. Bridges in cities are often key objects and landmarks of the urban architecture and are a vital part of a city's infrastructure. Bridge owners and 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, repair and renovation in densely populated areas and enhance communication between stakeholders, local authorities and construction companies.

PANTURA is a research project that is co-financed by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programma for Research and Technological Development. This website is the retrieval mechanism for all public information about the project. It gives a description of the research work and the partners and stakeholders involved. In the course of the project also research results will be published. The final results will be available in 2014.
 
This project "Pantura - Low-disturbance sustainable urban construction" is related to the project Pantura WP5: Flexible techniques for maintenance and refurbishment of existing bridges.
 
More information at Panturas homepage.

The project is carried out at the Division of Concrete Structures.

Published: Thu 12 Sep 2019.