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COST

Domain Committee "Transport and Urban Development"

COST Action C25


Start Date (03/10/2006)
End Date (12/12/2010)

Sustainability of Constructions Integrated Approach to


Life-time Structural Engineering
FINAL EVALUATION REPORT
This Report stems from the relevant Domain Committee.
It contains four parts:
I. Management Report prepared by the COST Office/Grant Holder
II. Scientific Report prepared by the Chair of the Management Committee of the
Action.
III. Evaluation Report prepared by the ad hoc Evaluation Panel, established by the
Domain Committee, and edited by the COST Office.
IV. DC General Assessment prepared by the Domain Committee
Appendices:

Confidentiality: the documents will be made available to the public via the COST Action web page
except for chapter II.D. Self evaluation and III. Evaluation Report.
Executive summary of the Scientific Report (max.250 words):
The Action has achieved such a great number of members that it is one of the largest in TUD Domain. It proves that
the scientists have needs and interests for European level co-operation in life-time engineering and other
sustainability issues. The new Member States are well present, and that was also one of the original targets of the
proposal. The Action has brought together European experts in material and structural engineering as was the plan
of the proposers. Also, architecture is well represented adding valuable insight to design processes and applications
of LCA methods.
The Action has fostered the fruitful interaction between performance-based design, life-cycle assessment processes
and structural engineering within the framework of sustainability. Life-time engineering itself adopts and develops
new approaches of interdisciplinary methods. Sustainable construction aims at balanced results of construction
projects in which life-cycle assessments are the way to value and steer decisions. During the Action, combination of
these approaches has been the basic line that was also expressed as a main objective in the MoU. The fundamental
meaning of durability and structural service life design for the reliability of LCA results has been shown and methods
have been developed. Members are now able to apply LCA methods to structural design. LCA methods are mainly
with architectural background and they are quite far from the classic background of structural engineer. Thanks to
the interdisciplinary networking, structural engineers are now involved in case studies devoted to integrate the
environmental performances of structures with the structural design requirements.

I. Management Report prepared by the COST Office/Grant Holder


(same layout as in the Monitoring Progress Report)
Title

Sustainability of Constructions: Integrated Approach to Life-time Structural Engineering

Contacts
MC Chair

Science Officer:

Administrative Officer:

Prof. Luis BRAGANCA

Dr Thierry GOGER

Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN

Tel. +351966042447

COST Office

COST Office

thierry.goger@cost.eu

carmencita.malimban@cost.eu

+32 2 533 38 32

+32 2 533 38 42

braganca@civil.uminho.pt

Details

This Action has stopped running in the 6 last months.


Draft Mou: 229/06

Mou:

Start of Action: 13/12/2006

Entry into force: 11/05/2006

End of Action: 12/12/2010

CSO approval date: 29/03/2006

Objectives

The main objective of the Action is to promote science-based developments in sustainable constructions
in Europe through the collection and collaborative analysis of scientific results concerning life-time
structural engineering and especially the integration of environmental assessment methods and tools for
structural engineering.

Parties
Country

Date

Country

Date

Country

Date

Country

Date

Austria

02/06/2006

Belgium

11/05/2006

Bulgaria

12/11/2010

Croatia

03/04/2007

Cyprus

02/06/2006

Czech

21/11/2006

Denmark

11/05/2006

Finland

21/06/2006

Former

26/02/2007

Germany

29/05/2006

Greece

23/06/2006

Hungary

21/12/2006

Italy

17/05/2006

Latvia

29/05/2006

Lithuania

06/09/2006

Luxembourg

24/09/2007

Malta

24/10/2007

Netherlands

29/05/2006

Norway

10/05/2006

Poland

11/05/2006

Portugal

21/06/2006

Romania

24/05/2006

Serbia

24/09/2007

Slovenia

28/09/2006

Sweden

28/09/2006

Switzerland

30/10/2009

Turkey

03/12/2007

United

11/05/2006

Republic

Yugoslav
Republic of
Macedonia

Kingdom

Total: 28

Intentions to accept the MoU


Country

Date

Country

Date

Country

Date

Country

Date

Total: 0

Participating Institutions from non-COST countries

Italy

Joint Research Center Institute for the Protection


and Security of the Citizen

Working Groups

WG1
WG2
WG3

Chair R. Blok
Chair M. Veljkovic
Chair R. Landolfo

Website

http://www.cmm.pt/costc25

Vice-Chair H. Gervasio
Vice-Chair Z. Plewako
Vice-Chair V. Ungureanu

I.B. Management Committee member list


Management Commitee
Chair

Vice Chair

Prof. Luis BRAGANCA

Ms Heli KOUKKARI

Building Physics and Construction Technology

VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandMaterials and

LaboratoryConstructionsCivil EngineeringSchool of

Construction P.O. Box 1000 2044 VTT Finland

EngineeringUniversity of Minho Azurem 4800-058 Guimaraes

heli.koukkari@vtt.fi

Portugal
braganca@civil.uminho.pt

Domain Committee Rapporteur

Prof. Charalampos BANIOTOPOULOS


DC Rapporteur of C25 TUD
Department of Civil EngineeringFaculty of EngineeringAristotle
University of Thessaloniki University Campus 54124 Thessaloniki
Greece
ccb@civil.auth.gr

Austria

Dr Christian SCHAUR
MC Member
Schaur ZTGmbH Dr. Ambros Giner Weg 30 6065 Thaur Austria
schaur@tirol.com

Belgium

Prof. Jean-Pierre JASPART


MC Member
Faculty of Applied SciencesLiege University 1 Chemin des
Chevreuils, Building B52/3 4000 LIEGE 1 Belgium
jean-pierre.jaspart@ulg.ac.be

Bulgaria

Dr Alexander TAUSHANOV
MC Member
UACEG 1 Smirnenski Blvd. 1046 Sofia Bulgaria
taushanov@hotmail.com

Croatia

Ms Jelena BLEIZIFFER

Prof. Jure RADIC

MC Member

MC Member

Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb Kaciceva 26

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering Kaciceva 26

10000 Zagreb Croatia

10000 Zagreb Croatia

jbleiziffer@grad.hr

jradic@grad.hr

Cyprus

Mr Christos EFSTATHIADES
MC Member
Goverment of CyprusRepublic of Cyprus N/A - Please update this
record Nicosia Cyprus
cheftathiades@pwd.mcw.gov.cy

Czech Republic

Prof. Petr HAJEK


MC Member
Faculty of Civil EngineeringCzech Technical University in Prague
Thakurova 7, Prague 6 166 29 Prague Czech Republic
petr.hajek@fsv.cvut.cz

Denmark

Prof. Torben DAHL


MC Member
Institute of Architectural TechnologySchool of ArchitectureRoyal
Danish Academy of Fine Arts Philip de Langes Alle 10 1434
Copenhagen K Denmark
torben.dahl@karch.dk

Finland

Mr Jussi MATTILA
MC Member
Structural EngineeringTampere University of Technology PO Box
600 33101 Tampere Finland
jussi.mattila@tut.fi

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Prof. Zivko BOZINOVSKI


MC Member
Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering
SeismologySt Cyril and Methodius University P.O.B. 101,
Salvador Aljende 73 1000 Skopje Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia
zivko@pluto.iziis.ukim.edu.mk

Germany

Prof. Ulrike KUHLMANN


MC Member

Prof. Peer HALLER


MC Member

Universitt Stuttgart Institute of Structural Design Pfaffenwaldring LS Ingenieurholzbau & Baukonstruktives EntwerfenInstitut fur
7 70569 Stuttgart Germany

Stahl-und HolzbauTechnische Universitat Dresden Helmholtzstr.

Sekretariat@ke.uni-stuttgart.de

10 01069 Dresden Germany


peer.haller@tu-dresden.de

Greece

Dr Evangelos EFTHIMIOU

Prof. Dimitrios BIKAS

MC Member

MC Member

Institute of Steel StructuresAristotle University of Thessaloniki

Laboratory of Building Construction and -Physics Dept. of Civil

(AUTH) N/A - Please update this record 54124 Thessaloniki

Engineering Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR 541 24

Greece

THESSALONIKI Tel. +30 310 995763, 995777, Fax: +30 310

vefth@civil.auth.gr

420628e_mail: bikasd@civil.auth.gr THESSALONIKI Greece


bikasd@civil.auth.gr

Hungary

Dr Zoltan HUNYADI
MC Member
Faculty of Architecture, EngineeringBudapest University of
Technology and Economics Mq;egyetem rkp. 3. Building K II.
27/a. Budapest Hungary
zhunyadi@epsz.bme.hu

Italy

Prof. Marina FUMO

Prof. Raffaele LANDOLFO

MC Member

MC Member

Universita Federido II di Napoli Via Monteoliveto 80143 Napoli

Faculty of ArchitectureUniversity of Naples, Federico II via

Italy

Monteoliveto, 3 80134 Naples Italy

mfumo@unina.it

landolfo@unina.it

Latvia

Prof. Karlis ROCENS


MC Member
Technical University of Riga Azenas Str. 16/20 - 320 1048 Riga
Latvia
rocensk@latnet.lv

Lithuania

Prof. Regimantas SIMKUS

Dr Rosita NORVAISIENE

MC Member

MC Member

Institute of architecture and constructions of KTUadministration

Institute of Architecture and Construction Kaunas University of

Tunelio 60 44405 Kaunas Lithuania

Technology Tunelio 60 44405 Kaunas Lithuania

rsimkus@asi.lt, simkus@mail.lt

rosita.norvaisiene@asi.lt

Luxembourg

Dr Oliver HECHLER
MC Member
University of Luxembourg, ArcelorMittal Chair of Facade
Engineering Campus Kirchberg, 6, rue Coudenhove-Kalergi 1359
Luxembourg-Kirchberg Luxembourg
oliver.hechler@arcelormittal.com

Malta

Dr Vincent BUHAGIAR
MC Member

Mr Ruben Paul BORG


MC Member

Faculty of the Built Environment Department of Architecture , & University of Malta, Faculty for the Built Environment
Urban Design, University of Malta MSD 2080 Msida MSD 2080

Mediterranea, 25,, Triq Luigi Billion, Pembroke, Malta PBK 1372

Malta

Pembroke Malta

vincent.buhagiar@um.edu.mt

ruben.p.borg@um.edu.mt

Netherlands

Prof. Frans VAN HERWIJNEN

Prof. Rijk BLOK

MC Member

MC Member

University of Technology EindhovenArchitecture, Building and

TU/e University of Technology EindhovenStructural

PlanningUniversity of Technology Eindhoven Den Dolech 2, P.O. designArchitecture Building and PlanningTU/e University of
Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven Netherlands

Technology Eindhoven R.Blok, VRT 9, PO. Box 513 5600 MB

f.v.herwijnen@bwk.tue.nl

Eindhoven Netherlands
R.Blok@bwk.tue.nl

Norway

Dr Sigrid STRAND-HANSSEN

Dr Guri KRIGSVOLL

MC Member

MC Member

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure P.O.Box 124 Blindern 0314

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure P.O Box 124 Blindern 0314

Oslo Norway

Oslo Norway

sigrid.strand-hanssen@sintef.no

guri.krigsvoll@sintef.no

Poland

Prof. Aleksander KOZLOWSKI


MC Member
Rzeszow University of Technology W. Pola 2, Rzeszow, Poland
35-959 Rzeszow Poland
kozlowsk@prz.edu.pl

Portugal

Prof. Luis SIMOES DA SILVA


MC Member
Steel and Composite ConstructionFaculty of Science and
TechnologyUniversidade de Coimbra N/A - Please update this
record 3030-788 Coimbra Portugal
luisss@dec.uc.pt

Romania

Prof. Dan DUBINA

Dr Viorel UNGUREANU

MC Member

MC Member

Steel Structures and Structural MechanicsCivil Engineering

Romanian Academy Timisoara Branch Bd. Mihai Viteazul Nr. 24

FacultyPolitehnica University of Timisoara 1, Stadion 300224

300223 Timisoara Romania

Timisoara Romania

viorel@constructii.west.ro

dan.dubina@ct.upt.ro

Serbia

Dr Vlastimir RADONJANIN

Prof. Snezana MARINKOVIC

MC Member

MC Member

For materials and structuresFaculty of Technical

Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Belgrade Bulevar kralja

SciencesUniversity of Novi Sad Trg Dositeja Obradovica 6 21000 Aleksandra 73 11000 Belgrade Serbia
Novi Sad Serbia
radonv@uns.ac.rs

Slovenia

Dr Marjana SIJANEC ZAVRL


MC Member
Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK Dimiceva 12 1000
Ljubljana Slovenia
msijanec@gi-zrmk.si

sneska@imk.grf.bg.ac.rs

Sweden

Prof. Mauritz GLAUMANN


MC Member

Prof. Milan VELJKOVIC


MC Member

University of GavleTBUniveristy of Gavle N/A - Please update this Lulea University of TechnologyStructural Eng.- Steel
record 801 76 Gavle Sweden

StructuresLulea University of Technology F-Huset 97187 Lulea

mga@hig.se

Sweden
milan.veljkovic@ltu.se

Dr Satish CHANDRA
MC Substitute Member
Institute of ConservationGothenburg University Box 130, St.
Nygatan 23-25 40530 Gothenburg Sweden
satish.chandra@icug.gu.se

Switzerland

Prof. Ezio CADONI

Mr Tiziano TERUZZI

MC Member

MC Member

University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland via

(not yet registered)

Trevano 6952 Canobbio Switzerland

tiziano.teruzzi@supsi.ch

ezio.cadoni@supsi.ch

PENDING

Turkey

Prof. Yesim Kamile AKTUGLU


MC Member
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITYSTRUCTURE-CONSTRUCTION
BRANCHFACULTY OF ARCHITECTUREDOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of
Architecture, Tinaztepe Yerleskesi, Dogus Cad.209, Kurucesme/
Buca, 35160 izmir Turkey
yesim.aktuglu@deu.edu.tr

United Kingdom

Prof. Roger VENABLES

Prof. Adrian LONG

MC Member

MC Member

Crane Environmental Ltd(also Visiting Professor at Queens

Queens UniversityQueens University N/A - Please update this

University, Belfast) 12 Cranes Drive KT5 8AL Surbiton United

record BT7 1NN Belfast United Kingdom

Kingdom

a.long@qub.ac.uk

roger@crane-environmental.co.uk

Mr Douglas FERGUSON
MC Substitute Member

Dr Carolyn HAYLES
MC Substitute Member

Queens University of BelfastSustainable TransportEngineering &


Physical Sciences University Road BT7 1NN Belfast United
Kingdom
d.ferguson@qub.ac.uk

c.hayles@qub.ac.uk

Non-COST Participants
Italy

Mr Paolo NEGRO
Joint Research Center Institute for the Protection and Security of
the Citizen
paolo.negro@jrc.it

I.C. Overview activities and expenditure


Meetings
Meeting Type
MC1/Lick Off
Working Group
Joint MC + WG
Core
Joint MC + WG
Core
Workshop
Core
Joint MC + WG
Joint MC + WG
Joint MC + WG
Working Group
Joint MC + WG
Core
Joint MC + WG
Core
Working Group
Joint MC + WG
Working Group
Joint MC + WG
Core
Final Conference

Date
03-oct2006
16-nov2006
13-dc2006
21-mars2007
13-avr2007
07-juin2007
13-sept2007
24-janv2008
04-avr2008
20-mai2008
06-oct2008
19-janv2009
11-mai2009
16-juil-2009
23-oct2009
08-fvr2010
29-mars2010
24-mai2010
28-juil-2010
05-nov2010
07-dc2010
03-fvr2011

Place
Brussels (BE)

26

Cost
18157,76

Amsterdam
(NL)
Eindhoven
(NL)
Milan (IT)

10

7793,66

Paid

59

44790,08

Paid

6129,68

Paid

Oslo (NO)

53

45277,54

Paid

7926,44

Paid

Lisbon (PT)

52

51076,87

Paid

Brussels (BE)

10

6977,96

Paid

Belgrade (RS)

46

38980,92

Paid

Brussels (BE)

39

29131,13

Paid

Dresden (DE)

60

53581,88

Paid

Stuttgart (DE)

8004,2

Paid

57

47368,07

Paid

7436,01

Paid

49

45062,15

Paid

10

8717,31

Paid

Naples (IT)

2896,37

Paid

Izmir (TR)

55

53785,78

Paid

Valetta (MT)
Brussels (BE)

1
10

1459
7073,54

Paid
Paid

Brussels (BE)

3936,27

Paid

Innsbruck (AT)

49

38510,79

Partly
paid

Brussels (BE)

Naples (IT)
Stockholm
(SE)
Timisoara
(RO)
Brussels (BE)

Paid part

Status
Paid

Total

534073,4

STSM
Beneficiary
Ms get N. Ccen
Ms Helena Gervasio
Ms Lucrezia Cascini
Mr RUBEN PAUL BORG
Ms Ornella Iuorio
Mr Iordanis Zygomalas
Dr Christina Giarma
Mr Joo Pinheiro
Dr Ricardo Filipe Mesquita da Silva
Mateus
Dr Evangelos Efthymiou

Date
26-dc2007
02-mars2008
02-mars2008
22-mars2008
26-janv2009
21-sept2009
04-mai2010
06-mars2010
14-juin2010
12-juin2010

From
Izmir (TR)
Coimbra (PT)

To
Thessaloniki
(EL)
Espoo (FI)

80136 (IT)

(FI)

1100

Paid

Pembroke
(MT)
Naples (IT)

Ljubljana (SI)

1550

Paid

Timisoara
(RO)
Eindhoven
(NL)
Ljubljana (SI)

1100

Paid

2060

Paid

1350

Paid

Lulea (SE)

2500

Paid

Espoo (FI)

1310

Paid

Naples (IT)

1500

Paid

Thessaloniki
(EL)
Thessaloniki
(EL)
Coimbra (PT)
Guimares
(PT)
Thessaloniki
(EL)

Cost
2500

Status
Paid

1476

Paid

Total

16.446
Workshops
Title
Joint MC and 1st WG meetings
Joint MC and WG meeting
1st Workshop and MC Meeting
Joint MC and WG Meeting
Joint MC and WG
Joint MC and WG
Joint MC + WG Meeting
Final Conference

Date
13-dc2006
13-avr2007
13-sept2007
04-avr2008
06-oct2008
11-mai2009
23-oct2009
03-fvr2011

Place
Eindhoven
(NL)
Oslo (NO)

Cost
4.496

Status
Paid

5.965

Paid

Lisbon (PT)

9.697

Paid

Belgrade (RS)

3.803

Paid

Dresden (DE)

10.000

Paid

Naples (IT)

10.000

Paid

6.639

Paid

3.968

TBR

Timisoara
(RO)
Innsbruck (DE)

Total

54.567
General Support Grants
Title
Website
Website
Website

Date
04-dc2006
04-mai2007
30-sept2008

Cost
2.000

Status
Paid

2.000

Paid

2.000

Paid

Total

6.000

Schools
Type
SCHOOL_LECTURERS

SCHOOL_LECTURERS

Date
13-fvr2008
13-fvr2008
13-fvr2008
17-mai2009
17-mai2009
17-mai2009
23-juil-2010

Place
Eindhoven
(NL)
Eindhoven
(NL)
Eindhoven
(NL)
Thessaloniki
(EL)
Thessaloniki
(EL)
Thessaloniki
(EL)
Malta (MT)

SCHOOL_ORGANISER

23-juil-2010

Malta (MT)

SCHOOL_STUDENTS

23-juil-2010

Malta (MT)

SCHOOL_ORGANISER
SCHOOL_STUDENTS
SCHOOL_LECTURERS
SCHOOL_ORGANISER
SCHOOL_STUDENTS

title
LCA

Cost
485,8

Status
Paid

LCA

8201

Paid

LCA

9600

Paid

C25 & C26 TS

14146,43

Paid

C25 & C26 TS

8801,33

Paid

C25 & C26 TS

42290

Paid

LCA in Struct.
Eng
LCA in Struct.
Eng
LCA in Struct.
Eng

9425,89

Paid

870

Paid

24780

Paid

Total

118600,5

Dissemination
Title
Training School Lectures Notes

Date
30-juil-2010

Cost
3.000

Status
Paid

Total
3.000

Action
Total

732687

II. Scientific Report prepared by the Chair of the Management Committee of the
Action (same layout as in the Monitoring Progress Report)

Innovative knowledge resulting from COST networking through the Action. (Specific examples
of Results vs. Objectives)
Combination of expertises and research fields has resulted to new research and educational
strategies (new mixed research methods to understand interaction of users, society and
technologies):
- Integration of LCA in sustainability rating methodologies
- Recognition of LCA as an integral part of structural engineering
- Integration of degradation models in methods of lifetime engineering
- Finding weighting methods for global assessment
- Development of recycled construction materials
- For more details see list of collaborative papers in Table of Contents of C25 Publications in
Appendixes 1 to 8.
Significant scientific breakthroughs as part of the COST Action. (Specific examples)
- For the first time there is a methodology to assess sustainability of bridges
- Guidelines how to perform life-cycle analysis in construction projects (both bridges and
buildings)
- Science based approaches (modelling and simulation) to lifetime engineering including
maintenance scenarios
Tangible medium term socio-economic impacts achieved or expected. (Specific examples)
Many members are now regarded as frontrunners in this particular field of expertise
- local authorities like e.g. the city of Eindhoven (NL), the city of Espoo (FI), Valetta (MT) and
in several cities in Portugal.
- national assessment and rating systems like e.g. PT, FI, UK, DE
- EUs Enterprise Construction LCA Workshops VTT
- Advisory panels of EU FP7 projects (see below)
Positive impacts to the harmonization process and knowledge transfer:
- e.g. 1st National Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering in Belgrade on 4-5 June 2009,
organised by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of University of Belgrade and the Faculty of
Technical Sciences of University of Novi Sad.
- New Member States + Candidate states several new members in the European networks
Uptake of advanced science-based methods and tools in everyday design processes (bridges
and buildings), like e.g. assessment method of flexibility/adaptability to be used building
design process.
Several members are planning new educational courses and programmes in their universities
that will bring environmentally literate workforce to companies and society.
Spin off of new EC RTD Framework Programme proposals/projects. (List)
RFCS 2010: Project SB_Steel - Sustainable Building Project in Steel (C25 participants: VTT
FI, U of Coimbra PT and U of Minho PT)
FP7 2009: Project OPEN HOUSE- Benchmarking and mainstreaming building sustainability
in the EU based on transparency and openness (open source and availability) from model
to implementation (C25 participants: University of Ljubljana SI. C25 members of expert
panel: VTT FI, University of Naples IT, Aalborg University DK and University of
Minho PT)
ERASMUS MUNDUS 2009-2013: EMJD, Joint doctorate programme, Proposal for a
doctorate course in sustainable steel constructions. C25 participants :University of

Coimbra (PT), Lulea University of Technology (SE), "Politehnica" University of Timisoara,


(RO), University of Stuttgart (DE), University of Naples Federico II (IT)
FP7 2008: Coordination Action PERFECTION - Performance Indicators for Health, Comfort
and Safety of the Indoor Environment (C25 participants: VTT FI and TU Prague CZ.
C25 members of expert panel: U of Ljubljana SI, U of Karlsruhe DE and U of Minho
PT)
RFCS 2008: Proposal SB_Steel - Conceptual decision making tool for a sustainable steel
framed building (C25 participants: VTT FI, U of Coimbra PT and U of Minho PT)
RFCS 2008: Project SBRI - Sustainable Steel-Composite Bridges in Built Environment (C25
participants: University of Stuttgart DE, University of Coimbra PT and ArcelorMittal S.A.
LU)
FP7 2007: Proposal ProSEED - Processes and Technologies for Energy Efficient and
Sustainable Construction (C25 participants: VTT FI, U of Lule SE, U of Coimbra PT,
U of Timisoara RO, Aristotle U of Thessaloniki GR, U of Ljubljana SI, U of Liege
BE, U of Stuttgart DE and U of Minho PT)
Spin off of new National Programme proposals/projects. (List)
FCT-PT 2011: Proposal PreDICT - Pre-Design Information management and
Conceptualization Tool for sustainable steel framed buildings (C25 participants: University
of Coimbra PT and University of Minho PT)
SE 2010: Climate and environmentally related life cycle modelling and optimized structural
design of sustainable civil and building structures SELCO (C25 participants: University of
Lule SE)
FCT-PT 2010: Proposal SSB2All - Sustainable Steel Building Affordable to All (C25
participants: University of Coimbra PT and University of Minho PT)
FCT-PT 2010: Proposal INNOVCOMP - Innovative and sustainable floor and wall systems
for light steel residential buildings (C25 participants: University of Coimbra PT and
University of Minho PT)
IT 2010: FORGIARE Project; Proposal for a post-doc grant in the field of sustainability of
construction (C25 Participants: University of Naples IT)
SE 2009: Project Application on Integral abutment bridges (C25 participants: University of
Lule SE)
FUTURO IN RICERCA 2009 call: Proposal for a national funding programme devoted to
sustainability of constructions. Methods and criteria for the decision making in sustainable
seismic protection of constructions (C25 participants: University of Naples IT)
Joint Nordic Call 2008: Methods and Concepts for Sustainable Renovation (VTT)
FI 2008: Adopting new processes for sustainable building and built environment (VTT)
Serbia 2008: Project Recycled Aggregate Concrete Technology Properties and Application
in Reinforced Concrete Structures (C25 participants: Faculty of Civil Engineering of
University of Belgrade and the Faculty of Technical Sciences of University of Novi Sad)
RO 2007: PNCDI2 PROACTEX 31042/2007. Structural systems and innovative
technologies for protection of buildings under extreme actions taking into account
sustainable design criteria. (Politehnica University of Timisoara)

II.B. Inter-disciplinary networking

Additional knowledge obtained from working with other disciplines within the COST framework.
(Specific examples)

Rehabilitation of historical monuments within the framework of sustainability; theoretical


background of risk analysis co-operation with C26 (meetings, common members,
training school)
Evaluation of whether the level of inter-disciplinarity is sufficient to potentially provide scientific
impacts. (Specific examples)

C25 Members have expertises to cover C25 needs and the collaboration / communication
with C23, C24, C26 and TU0701. The interaction with C26 has recognised by C26 as
beneficial to them. New Actions will also benefit from the knowledge gathered by C25 and
vice-versa.
Evaluation of whether the level of inter-disciplinarity is sufficient to potentially provide socioeconomic impacts. (Specific examples)

The inter-disciplinarity is sufficient to potentially provide socio-economic impacts, but there


is always the need to develop further the collaboration in order to fully achieve effective
socio-economic impacts.

II.C. New networking


Additional new members joining the Action during its life.
There are 28 countries and 1 EU Joint Research Centre involved; 20 countries joined in 2006.
During 2007 more 6 countries joined (Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
Luxembourg, Malta, Serbia, and Turkey). In 2009 there were 2 new requests (Switzerland and
Bulgaria); Switzerland became member in 2009 and Bulgaria in 2010.
Total number of individual participants involved in the Action work. (Number of participants. Give
% of female and of Early Stage Researcher participants)
Since the beginning of the Action, 134 persons participated in at least one meeting, being:
108 persons are members that participate regularly
32 females, corresponding to 29% of the members
31 Early Stage Researchers, corresponding to 29% of the members
32 Invited Experts that participated in at least one meeting
Involvement of Early Stage Researchers in the Action, in particular with respect to STSMs,
networking activities, and Training Schools. In addition, justification should be provided if less
than 4 STSMs were carried out during the year.
Active participation in meetings, work packages, collaborative works and production of the
deliverables.
Ten successful STMS took place:
- get N. Ccen from University of Izmir (Turkey) in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
From this STSM resulted that nowadays Oget Cocen is Doctoral Student in Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki.
- Helena Gervsio from University of Coimbra (Portugal) at VTT Technical Research Centre of
Finland.
- Lucrezia Cascini from University of Naples (Italy) at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
- Ruben Paul Borg from University of Malta in University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and in University
of Zagreb (Croatia).
- Ornella Iuorio from University of Naples (Italy) in Polytechnic University of Timisoara (Romania).
- Iordanis Zygomalas from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in Technical University of
Eindhoven (Netherlands).
- Christina Giarma from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in University of Ljubljana
(Slovenia).
- Joo Ricardo Pinheiro from University of Coimbra (Portugal) in University of Lule (Sweden).

- Ricardo Mateus from University of Minho (Portugal) in VTT Technical Research Centre of
Finland.
- Evangelos Efthymiou from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in University of Naples
(Italy).

Three very successful Training Schools were organised by C25:


- The first Training School was about Life-Cycle Analysis and it was organised for 16 participants
in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on 13-15 February 2008. The participants were mainly Early Stage
Researchers.
- The second Training School Sustainability in structures and structural interventions: Improving
the contemporary and historical urban habitat constructions within a sustainability and risk
assessment framework was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 17-24 May 2009. It was jointly
organised by C25 and C26 and the number of ESRs was 40 from these two Actions.
- The third Training School had the aim to address Sustainability in Engineering and the Life
Cycle Approach in Structural Engineering. The Training School itself together with a Research
Symposium were intended for Early Stage Researchers and PhD students. These two events
were hosted by the Department of Building & Civil Engineering of the University of Malta, from
the 23rd of July till the 1st of August 2010 and offered various opportunities for collaboration
among the researchers taking part. It was also serve an important forum for the development of
new ideas in the emerging field of Life Cycle Analysis in construction.

The C25 Student Competition: About 40 students expressed their interest in participating in.
At the end 23 students belonging to 8 teams submitted their projects. The 3 first prizes
offered by the Association of Architects of Naples were awarded to 4 teams (2 teams in the
3rd place ex aequo) during the C25 Naples Symposium (11-12 May 2009).
Involvement of researchers from outside of COST Countries. (Number of participants from nonCOST Countries approved by the CSO. Give % of such participants from countries with
reciprocal agreements. Specify their contribution)
None. There are no Non-COST participants.
Advancement and promotion of scientific knowledge through publications and other outreach
activities. (Number of publications and other outreach activities that resulted from COST
networking through the Action. Complete list should be given in an annex)
C25 Final Conference in Innsbruck, 2011
Training School in Malta, 2010
Training School in Thessaloniki, 2009
1st International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium
(ELCAS), 4 - 6 June, 2009, Nisyros, Greece
CIB-iiSBE-UNEP World Conference about Sustainable Construction SB08 in Melbourne,
September, 2008 (paper Mateus - Bragana - Koukkari)
Activities and projects with COST network colleagues.
Many members are contributing to European Technology Platforms; especially to ECTP
(Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki, Czech Tech. Univ., Norwegian Univ. of Tech., Tech. Univ. of
Denmark, Vilnius Tech. Univ., VTT, Univ. of Minho) and ESTEP (Univ. Coimbra, Univ. Lule,
VTT).
Some other members are Eureka National Representatives: Lus Bragana (Portugal), Roko
Zarnik (Slovenia) and some others are collaborating in FP7 activities (see above).
Most of the members of the Technical Committee 14 of the European Convention for
Constructional Steelwork ECCS became involved in C25.
Co-operation with the International Initiative for the Sustainable Built Environment - iiSBE in
the preparation of the Thessaloniki Training Course.
The capacity of the Action members to raise research funds.
Almost all the members have their own projects that support the research activity that is
needed to carry to contribute to C25.

IV. DC General Assessment prepared by the Domain Committee


The DC approved the Final Report without additional comments.