ERABUILD started in 2004 as a consortium of 8 countries sharing knowledge and resources of 10 national construction research programmes. You can find a press release “New EU-Initiative for strategic cooperation in the Building Sector” here. By the end of 2007, the end of the EU-founded ERABUILD Project it had expanded to 11 countries (see here). The aim of ERABUILD was to build durable cooperation of European funding bodies in order to enable them to increase the impact of research of the sector and thus also enhance the quality in research and performance of the industry. ERABUILD had fulfilled the need for networks at both strategic and operational levels.
Achievements of ERABUILD:
Joint calls. Over all 6 pilot calls and 3 calls for tenders had been issued by the ERABUILD consortium. The calls had successfully tested different forms of cooperation and identified barriers to effective cooperation.
ERABUILD is one of the very few Eranets to have achieved joint calls between national programmes, and has by far the largest number of calls.
Shadowing activities, sharing knowledge on national policies and implementation strategies to build understanding and trust amongst the ERABUILD partners.
Clustering activities have brought together national research projects and researchers to identify shared interest areas suitable for transnational research.
Transnational Programmes: National research programmes and strategies have been shared to better enable future cooperation. Two topics, linked to the ECTPs Strategic Research Agenda have been selected for possible transnational programes: “sustainable renovation” and “value driven processes”.
Two studies had been allocated to these important topics. You can download the executive summery of the “Review of the Development and Implementation of IFC compatible BIM” and the “Final Report“. The deliverable of the Call “sustainable renovation” you can find in the report: “Building Renovation and Modernisation in Europe: State of the art review”
These preparations for a transnational programe are integrated in the now running ERA-Net “Eracobuild”.
• Newsletter I
• Newsletter II
• Newsletter III
• Press release of the start of ERABUILD
• Review of the Development and Implementation of IFC compatible BIM: Executive summery
• Review of the Development and Implementation of IFC compatible BIM:
• Building Renovation and Modernisation in Europe: State of the art review: Final report
• Erabuild Partner