Projects

IMPRESS

Title
New easy to install and manufacture pre-fabricated modules supported by a BIM based integrated design process
Ref./Contract no
636717
Programme
Horizon 2020
Duration
42 months
Coordinator
Integrated Environmental Solutions
Partners

The consortium includes the direct end users of the demonstrator sites, i.e. Severin for the building in Romania and Coventry City Council for the building in Coventry (UK).

Integrated Environmental Solutions

Stam

The Queen's University of Belfast

Techrete Ireland Limited

STRESS

HYPUCEM

SIRUS AIRCON

WASP

Geonardo Ltd

BIESSSE

Bergamo Technologie Spzoo

AH ASOCIADOS

Novel Technologies Center

Municipiul Drobeta Turnu Severin

Council of the City of Coventry

 

Summary

IMPRESS will develop three different prefabricated panels for buildings: (i) a polyurethane based insulated panel with improved thermal performance and light radiation and (ii) a thin, lightweight pre-cast concrete sandwich panel, with optimum thermal and weathering resistance, both of which are suitable for overcladding; (iii) a lightweight pre-cast concrete sandwich panel incorporating Phase Change Materials (PCM) to adapt the thermo-physical properties of the building envelope and enable optimum passive heating and cooling benefits, suitable for recladding. Innovative nano/micro particle based coatings, suitable for 3D printing, will be also developed to achieve anti-corrosion resistance, high mechanical strength, improved solar reflectance, improved ageing resistance and anti-vandalism properties.