The URBCON project is reducing CO2 emissions from concrete constructions by replacing primary raw materials with by-products such as metallic slags and incineration ashes. The URBCON partners are developing these concrete mixes and will be testing and showcasing them in 3 pilots.
The City of Ghent now launched a tender for the construction of its pilot case: an emergency evacuation staircase at the school ‘De Zonnepoort’.
The above-ground construction parts will be produced in prefab concrete. This shortens the implementation time and limits the impact on the functioning school, and allows for the innovative concrete to be produced in a more controlled environment. The construction team will also carry out innovative research during the implementation phase, with the support of the URBCON partners. This research includes:
- Scaling up of the concrete composition supplied by the URBCON partners
- Test run in the concrete plant
- Production of research sample for further research by the URBCON partners
- Production of test pieces
- Destructive load test and a non-destructive load test in situ.
Construction teams, consisting of at least an architectural firm, a stability engineering firm and a contractor, are invited to send in their application before February 9, 2021.