TekneHub is an industrial research laboratory of the Technopole of the University of Ferrara which is part of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network and is a member of the Clust-ER “Build” Association funded by the Region through the call approved by DGR 671/2017. TekneHub contributes to the implementation of all the phases of the InSPIRE project, by developing the predictive diagnostic system applied to the maintenance of existing built heritage in reinforced concrete, and to the management of adaptive procedures to repair the damage by developing an integrated diagnostic system by multispectral imaging for a timely identification of the damage.

Marcello Balzani

Manlio Montuori (Technical coordinator)
Fabiana Raco (Technical coordinator)
Riccardo Dalla Negra
Rita Fabbri
Theo Zaffagnini
Sante Mazzacane
Andrea Conti
Velio Tralli
Gaetano Bellanca
Guido Galvani
Elena Dorato
Andrea Margutti
Francesco Benedini

The “Centro Interdipartimentale per la Ricerca Industriale Edilizia e Costruzioni (CIRI-EC)” of the University of Bologna is part of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network. The primary goal of CIRI-EC is to provide, through interdisciplinary competences, an articulated response to the demand for integration between the requests of the business and production world and that of research, providing scientific and technical support to promote innovation in the industry of construction, buildings and built heritage, including that of historical and artistic value.

The contribution to the project will be articulated through all its phases. Initially, CIRI-EC will participate in the implementation of the sensor network in a laboratory environment in order to define its optimal functioning and the methods of integration within the data collection system. Subsequently, CIRI-EC will collaborate in the design of the test campaign, in order to define the conditions for the validation of the system in a relevant environment such as the pilot cases chosen among the buildings of the ACER real estate assets. Finally, it will participate in field testing activities, with particular reference to the installation of the monitoring system and the validation of its operation.

Claudio Mazzotti

Nicola Buratti
Marco Savoia
Luca Pozza
Ernesto Antonini
Andrea Boeri
Jacopo Gaspari
Danila Longo
Jacopo Carini
Elena Simoni
Matteo Luppi

CRICT researchers, in collaboration with the partners of the project, will deal with integrating geodetic technologies and methodologies within the control and monitoring process of the built heritage. In particular, solutions based on GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and traditional topographic systems will be applied for the positioning of the sensors installed by the partners and for data integration. CRICT research group will participate in the implementation of the diagnostic imaging module, to integrate the installed sensors with optical sensors.

Alessandro Capra

Francesco Mancini
Cristina Castagnetti
Paolo Rossi
Francesca Grassi
Luigi Parente

CNR-ISTEC deals with the characterization of ancient and contemporary materials and the development, starting from the characterization of raw materials, of restorative mortars with slaked lime or natural hydraulic lime and geopolymeric materials to be used in different conservation contexts.

CNR-ISTEC researchers will deal with the characterization of the materials constituting the historical building. Specifically, in reference to the case study in via Alberto Mario, the masonry bricks, cementitious materials, bedding mortars, and finishing elements such as plasters will be characterized. The results obtained will be compared with the data available in the literature and in databases relating to masonry attributable to contemporary periods.

Following the creation of prototypes aimed at defining the predictive model and validating the results, ISTEC together with the other partners, will evaluate the possibility of characterizing the materials used to accommodate the sensors in order to verify the management of the intervention in the existing and historical building.

Sabrina Gualtieri

Michele Macchiarola
Frederic Tullio Monteverde
Federico Saraga
Antonio Vinci

Fondazione Flaminia (CIFLA) is the representative for the implementation of communication and dissemination activities, coordinating the diffusion of the InSPiRE project activities and results, and the communication, both internal and external to the project. Fondazione Flaminia’s Centro per l’Innovazione (CIFLA) aims to promote the innovation of businesses and the territory through comparison, transfer of knowledge. It also promotes the creation of business opportunities, the construction and participation in public-private networks and partnerships in the sectors of energy and environment, building and construction, mechanics and advanced materials, nautical, offshore and fishing. CIFLA operates in order to create an innovation ecosystem that is able to enhance the skills of the players in the knowledge triangle (Education – Research – Business), improving the social and economic well-being of the Ravenna community.

Michela Casadei
Francesca Rauseo