Re-imagining Design & Planning for Greener Reinforcement Steel Manufacturing

About the project

A consortium of 6 EU companies have joined forces on a project to develop standardized modular steel reinforcement for the construction industry. 

Purpose of the project

To drive waste to zero through offsite modular design and fabrication using BIM modeling. To develop a range of standardized and optimized reinforcement sections that can be used on any project throughout the world. To ensure that buildings provide multifunctional options for the future.  

Societal impact

40% of the worlds CO2 emissions are attributed to the construction industry. 1.89 tons of CO2 is generated for every ton of steel produced. The envisaged process will reduce waste by a minimum of 10%, removing hundreds of thousands of tons of CO2. 

Main results & insights

Holistic view of the processes from Architecture, Geography, Fabrication, Engineering, Installation and Function. 

Quote from the Activity Leader

We want to close the gap between the real needs of steel manufacturing and the planning and design processes to deliver more sustainable, greener modular steel manufacturing. This is an opportunity to do something different and bring about real change. This project brings cutting-edge processes and technological solutions together to achieve this.

Tony Woods, CEO, Midland Steel Supplies

Partners

Participants

LEAD PARTNER

Nightingale Hq Limited

Ireland, Kildare, Associate Partner

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PARTICIPANT

VTT

Core partner

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KUKA Robotics Ireland Ltd

Ireland, DUNDALK, LTP

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Bastal As

Norway, FØRDE, Associate Partner

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Midland Steel Reinforcement Supplies Limited

Ireland, MOUNTMELLICK, Associate Partner

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O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers (OCSC)

Ireland, DUBLIN, Associate Partner