Project Overview

Project Overview

The MCure project will contribute to technological progress by design and development of a novel cost effective, time and energy efficient enabled curing system for concrete repairs. The MCure project will enable quality improvements to concrete repairs undertaken by EU SMEs involved in construction sector through the research and technology development of a novel accelerated curing system. This improvement will be achieved by developing a low energy and time efficient working system that can be used throughout the year independent of climatic environment for rapid, durable and high quality repairs and refurbishments. It will make more efficient use of resources, especially in harsh winter weather conditions due to the system robustness and the effectiveness of the technology in all kinds of weather. The proposed technology will increase the durability and strength of the repaired concrete. One of the major contributions of the MCure system will be to revolutionise in-situ concrete curing. Existing traditional approaches for the in-situ repair of concrete structures have a number of limitations. As there are no commercially available technologies that satisfactorily overcome the limitations of these traditional approaches, MCure will deliver a significant advancement on the state of the art for in-situ repair of concrete structures. This technological progress will save energy and time during in-situ concrete curing in repairs. Benefits will be widespread, for instance in public traffic infrastructure repairs where it is widely recognised that by reducing repair times will reduce traffic diversions, congestion and pollution due to idling traffic. The minimisation of traffic diversions or diversion duration will save substantial amount of fuel consumption on each diversion and hence will lead to minimise the footprint on environment.


Partnership and knowledge transfer mechanism

The MCure consortium consists of seven partners from four different EU states with complementary and non-overlapping expertise. The consortium is able to successfully deliver all interrelated aspects of this project and to develop a novel technology for accelerated curing of concrete. The figure depicts the partners with their assigned roles and flow of knowledge transfer. The mechanism to transfer knowledge consists of three steps starting with generation of knowledge for SME benefits from the RTD partners. This knowledge generation is followed by assimilation of knowledge for post project application and finally concluded with post project application.

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