The partners

Tampere University


Tampere University (TAU, Tampereen korkeakoulusaatio sr) was created on January 1st 2019 as a merger of Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and University of Tampere (UTA). The multidisciplinary, foundation-based Tampere University is Finland’s second-largest university with 20.000 students and 330 professors. TAU conducts scientific research in technology, health and society and provides the highest education within these fields.

In 2019, the total income of the two universities was 321 M€ of which 24 % was external research funding. TAU ranks fourth among all Finnish participants in H2020 funding. The university researcher community and support services have long experience on EU funding. TAU has an EU support team dealing with legal, financial and administrative issues. TAU has been awarded with the European Commission’s ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo.




Short name
TAU
Website
https://www.tuni.fi/en
Type
University
Country
Finland
Role in the project
Coordinator, leader in WP0, WP4, WP7, WP8





KTH


KTH is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. KTH is organized into five Schools, each covering a major field of engineering science. KTH education and research covers a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all branches of engineering plus architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of national Competence Centers are located at KTH.

To facilitate formulation of cross-disciplinary research, KTH has set up six research platforms designed to break down traditional barriers between academic disciplines to deliver practical results that can help solve overarching global challenges. The Research Platforms encompass the following focus areas: Energy, Digitalization, Materials, Transport, Life Science Technology and Industrial Transformation.
There are 13 633 full year-equivalent undergraduate students, almost 1 722 active research students and 3 628 full time-equivalent employees.




Short name
KTH
Website
www.kth.se/en
Type
University
Country
Sweden
Role in the project
Partner, leader in WP1 and WP3





Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) was founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. The university fosters an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives. TU/e offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research. TU/e combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them. Our campus is in the center of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Globally, we stand out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.



Short name
TU/e
Website
https://www.tue.nl/en/
Type
University
Country
The Netherlands
Role in the project
Partner, leader in WP2, WP5





BTU


Situated in the heart of the Lausitz region, BTU combines outstanding international research with future-oriented teaching. It makes an important contribution to society, our culture and the economy through knowledge and technology transfer and with further education. As a technical university, BTU offers a teaching concept found nowhere else in Germany: our courses of study lead to either a university or a university of applied science degree, or to a so-called dual education degree, which is obtained through a combination of academic schooling and vocational training. BTU offers around 80 applied or research-oriented study programmes for Bachelor or Master degree (repeatedly recognized in e.g. CHE Ranking), thereof twelve study programmes with an international focus. Approximately 7,000 students are enrolled at the BTU of which around 2,350 come from abroad. China, India, Poland and Nigeria represent the biggest country groups of the more than 110 different nations. Since July 2020 is the BTU one of the 20 European universities in Germany.




Short name
BTU
Website
https://www.b-tu.de/
Type
University
Country
Germany
Role in the project
Partner, leader in WP6





LIIKE Oy Arkkitehtistudio


LIIKE Oy Arkkitehtistudio (LIIKE Architecture Ltd.) is a Finnish joint-stock architectural practice, located in Helsinki Finland. The company provides design services for both the public and private sectors focusing on re-modelling, renovation and adaption the existing building stock, as well as real-estate development consultation. We aim to provide consistent high-quality architectural and development services for clients and partners alike, focusing primarily on re-developing and adapting the existing built environment at large.



Short name
Liike
Website
https://www.liike.eu
Type
Architectural office
Country
Finland
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP5, WP7, WP8





Helsingborgshem


Helsingborgshem is a public housing company and the largest player in the housing market in Helsingborg, a city in southern Sweden with about 147,000 inhabitants. Helsingborgshem is owned by the city of Helsingborg and about every fifth Helsingborger lives in one of Helsingborgshem’s approximately 12,000 rental apartments.
We offer a wide range of homes for customers with different wishes and needs. We have ordinary apartments in different sizes and designs, terraced houses, student rooms, senior housing and collective housing. In addition to housing, we also rent out premises that accommodate everything from health centers and shops to preschools and companies.



Short name
Hbh
Website
https://www.helsingborgshem.se
Type
Municipal housing provider
Country
Sweden
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP5, WP7, WP8





Consolis Group


Consolis Group is the leading precast concrete solution provider in Europe. The Group provides smart, sustainable precast concrete structures for the transportation, utilities and building sectors in the European and Mediterranean region (21 countries, more than 11,000 employees). The prefabricated products and solutions in building sector include flooring-, framing and wall- and facade elements for residential and non-residential buildings; railway sleepers, tunnel segments and bridge beams for infrastructure; and water- and sanitation pipes for underground infrastructures. Consolis manufactures prefabricated concrete products at off-site locations in environment-controlled factories. The engineered products are transported to the project-site and assembled to form the final structure.



Short name
Consolis
Website
https://www.consolis.com
Type
Precast concrete manufacturer
Country
Finland
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP1, WP3, WP5, WP7, WP8





IMd Structural Engineers


IMd Structural Engineers (1960) is an independent engineering firm. Over 50 structural engineers put their expertise in service of developers, builders and architects for smart, efficient, but most of all; economic structures which make buildings feasible. In the vision of IMd a successful design heavily depends on the design process and the importance of integrated design within this process. In complex projects the collaboration in the design team is essential for a good design. Working together in a BIM model supports this process.



Short name
IMd
Website
https://www.imdbv.nl
Type
Engineering consultant
Country
The Netherlands
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP2, WP5, WP7





ECOSOIL Ost GmbH


ECOSOIL Ost GmbH, to which the “careful crane-guided dismantling” project team belongs, emerged from the mine renovation at the end of the 1990s. This project team already started successfully in 2001 with the crane-operated dismantling of prefabricated buildings from “GDR times”.

Since then an intensive and very constructive cooperation with the BTU Cottbus has developed, especially with Prof. Dr. Mettke and her field of work “construction recycling”. In the 2001-2020 financial years, 170 properties with a dismantling volume of € 40.5 million were realized solely through crane-guided dismantling. The realization involves objects in the construction methods Q6 – 0.8 Mp, 1.1 and 2.0 Mp strip construction as well as P2 and WBS 70 – construction methods in various rationalization stages.




Short name
Ecosoil
Website
https://www.ecosoil-umwelt.de/ecosoil-ost-gmbh
Type
Demolition and construction company
Country
Germany
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP2, WP3, WP5, WP7, WP8





The Dreetz und Partner


The Dreetz und Partner architectural office has existed since 1988. Up to five employees work in both old and new buildings, primarily on residential projects, but also on commercial projects. The architectural office has extensive experience from the planning of terraced houses, but also from entire housing developments in the surrounding area of Berlin and in the east federal states of Germany. One of the specialties of the company is social housing. Another focus of its work is loft extensions and additions as well as publicly funded modernization and repair projects. In 1995/96 the business area was expanded to include expert reports for construction defects and structural damage, as well as property management and construction supervision activities.



Short name
Dreetz
Website
http://dreetz.de/
Type
Architect
Country
Germany
Role in the project
Partner, participant of WP 5





Tampere


Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries. Currently there are 235 239 inhabitants in Tampere (year 2018), and close to half a million inhabitants in Tampere Region, which comprises Tampere and its neighbouring municipalities. Tampere’s population density is 448 per square kilometre. Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business.
Tampere aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. This means that Tampere will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990 levels and that the remaining 20 per cent will be compensated by increasing carbon sinks, such as forests and green areas.



Short name
Tampere
Website
https://www.tampere.fi
Type
City administration
Country
Finland
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP7, WP8





Croatia Green Building Council


Croatia Green Building Council (Croatia GBC) was founded in 2009 as a non-profit non-governmental organization with a mission to become a nation-wide platform for the promotion of sustainable building practices. Twenty-four (24) co-founders from the business and institutional sectors started to build the network in Croatia with a purpose to drive the transformation of the way the built environment is planned, constructed and used towards sustainable growth. Croatia GBC is a consensus based non-profit organization wherein all activities are initiated and managed by its members and partners, with the intention to create a platform for the implementation of green building principles, not only in Croatia, but also in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, through close cooperation with the network of GBC’s in neighboring countries.



Short name
CGBC
Website
http://www.gbccroatia.org/
Type
Non-governmental organisation
Country
Croatia
Role in the project
Partner, leader in WP 9





Ramboll


Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 16,500 experts globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. With 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large. Ramboll works across the following markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting. More information about us is available at ramboll.com.



Short name
Ramboll
Website
https://fi.ramboll.com/
Type
Engineering consultant
Country
Finland
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP2, WP5, WP7, WP8





Umacon


Umacon is a professional demolition and recycling specialist company. The company carries out a full-scale demolition package that includes also design, implementation and recycling of the demolition waste. Umacon was founded by Tuomo Salonen in 1988 and the company is headquartered in Kouvola, Finland. Since establishment of Umacon the focus has been in machine and building demolition work. Demolition projects have become highly valued specialist jobs over the years. Especially industrial demolition works requires more and more specialized expertise.



Short name
Umacon
Website
https://www.umacon.fi
Type
Demolition company
Country
Finland
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP2, WP7, WP8





P. Jähne Ingenieurbüro GmbH


P. Jähne Ingenieurbüro GmbH is an independent consulting engineering company based in Cottbus. The company exists since 1991 and currently has 8 employees. Peter Jähne is the founder and director of the company. They offer architectural and structural engineering services in planning phases 1 to 9 – from basic determination of documentation with checking of the cost framework by the client and preliminary planning to property monitoring – construction supervision and documentation and property support including warranty tracking. That means completely planning of a building.

The company was awarded with the Brandenburg Engineer Prize in 2008 for the special project with reuse of precast concrete components and with the Brandenburg Prize for the Preservation of Historic Monuments in 2009.




Short name
Jähne
Website
https://www.ib-jaehne.de/
Type
Structural engineer
Country
Germany
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP5, WP7





Skanska


Skanska was founded in 1887 in Sweden, and the company has done business internationally since 1897. Its areas of business are construction (residential, non-residential and civil works) and project development. Globally, Skanska has 34 000 employees. It is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm and in 2019 its revenues were circa 18 billion €. Europe is Skanska’’s home market with 40 % of the company’s revenues coming from the Nordic countries and 18 % from the rest of Europe. USA is the source of 42 % of Skanska’s revenues. In Nordics, Skanska is one of the largest residential developers, but it also has active units in Poland (Warsaw) and Czechia (Prague). Skanska participates the ReCreate project through its Finnish units, Skanska Talonrakennus Oy and Skanska Oy. Skanska’s operations in Finland cover construction services, residential and commercial project development and public-private partnerships. Construction services include building construction, building services, and civil and environmental construction. The combined sales for Skanska’s operations in Finland in 2019 were approximately 1 108 million € and the company employed about 2 200 people.



Short name
Skanska
Website
https://www.skanska.fi
Type
Construction company
Country
Finland
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP2, WP5, WP7







EU FUNDING

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958200”.

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