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WORK PACKAGE 2 “OPTIMISATION OF HANDLING CEMENTS AND MORTARS”

Contact: UOB

Work package 2 acts as the central cluster of activities between production and marketing in the following ways:

  • Continuous feedback to Work package 1 on the quality and product adequacy of the Roman cements. Leading far beyond the standards of a usual quality test, these activities comprise a number of instrumental analyses and tests needed for a full understanding of all processes and mechanisms involved in the hydration of Roman cements.
  • The key activities within Workpackage 2 are dedicated to optimisation of mortar formulas for the various areas of application. These are primarily cast and repair mortars, thin layers, pointing mortars, and renders. Complementary tests will include binders from the ROCEM-prototype batches as well as other low temperature natural cements such as the Prompt cement by Vicat, Grenoble.
  • The full range of application of Roman cement mortars will be established according to the criterion of market potential, and the technical profiles of such mortars will be specified on the base of national and European norms as well as on the requirements of best practice in restoration and conservation of the architectural heritage in the various European countries. Two important tools will contribute to reach those goals: first, the ROCARE Business Plan developed by an experienced subcontractor (see Work package 4), and second the advices from the Europe-wide End-User Advisory Panel – EAP (see Work package 3). In this way ROCARE will keep track of the user market’s request.
  • Compatibility with other building materials in their new and aged stages, respectively, will form a key aspect of the study.

Partners:

UOB , ICSC, IATCS, CPP-LRMH, EPFL , UPFR, CAS, RFPL, TPA , AGW, RENOVAVFB
 

 



The ROCARE Manual with Glossary and Standard: Take a look by activating the field on the left side! (Presently avaialble in English and Hungarian)!
Natural Cement and Cementitious Building Materials in the Early 20th Century – Wien/Vienna July-4-2016

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