List of international and national scientific-research projects

Key Research Areas:
  • development and research of sustainable materials and systems,
  • development of tailored construction products based on locally available by-products,
  • innovative materials, products and approached for durable and sustainable structures,
  • performance-based design of concrete durability,
  • energy efficiency and nearly-zero energy building research,
  • mass (heat, vapour) transfer in sustainable materials and systems,
  • integration of BIM in design of nZEB,
  • fire engineering and research of fire-resistant materials and systems,
  • innovative and non-destructive testing methods for materials and systems.

“Autonomous system for inspection and prediction of integrity of transport infrastructure, ASAP”

Project coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb, Department of Materials (project leader: doc.dr.sc. Marijana Serdar, v.d. project leader: associate professor dr.sc. Domagoj Damjanović, project management: Sandra Ćurčija)

Project partners: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (project leader: prof.dr.sc. Bojan Jerbić) and University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (project leader: prof.dr.sc. Zdenko Kovačić)

Team members: doc. dr. sc. Ana Baričević, prof. dr. sc. Ivana Banjad Pečur, mag. ing. aedif. Martina Pezer, ing. građ. Zvjezdana Matuzić, Suzana Ereiz (PhD student on project), doc. dr. sc. Ivan Duvnjak, doc. dr. sc. Marko Bartolac, doc. dr. sc. Marta Šavor Novak,  associate prof. dr. sc. Josip Atalić, doc. dr. sc. Mario Uroš,  dipl. ing. građ. Gordana Hrelja Kovačević

doc. dr. sc. Marko  Švaco (FSB), dr. sc. Bojan Šekoranja, mag. ing.  (FSB), dr. sc. Filip Šuligoj, mag. ing. (FSB)

doc. dr. sc. Matko Orsag (FER), prof. dr. sc. Stjepan Bogdan (FER), prof. dr. sc. Roman Malarić (FER), doc. dr. sc. Hrvoje Hegeduš (FER), izv. prof. dr. sc. Marko Jurčević (FER), doc. dr. sc. Petar Mostarac (FER)

 

Funded by: European Regional development fund

Duration: 12/2019-12/2022, 36 months

“Education for Zero Energy Buildings using Building Modelling Information, BIMZeED”, Erasmus+ 600946-EPP-1-2018-1-IE-EPPKA2-KA

National project leader: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (doc.dr.sc. Bojan Milovanović)

Team members: prof.dr.sc. Ivana Banjad Pečur, prof. dr.sc. Nina Štirmer, prof.dr.sc. Ivana Burcar Dunović, Marina Bagarić mag. ing. aedif., Sanjin Gumbarević mag. ing. aedif., Ivana Carević mag. ing. aedif.

Web page: bimzeed.eu/hr

“Developing new innovative building composties using bioash”, The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

Coordinator: Beton Lučko RBG d.o.o

Partner: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (prof.dr.sc. Nina Štirmer)

Web page: https://www.betonlucko.hr/razvoj-inovativnih-gradjevnih-kompozita-primjenom-biopepela.html

Installation Research Projects (Call identifier: UIP-05-2017): ALTERNATIVE BINDERS FOR CONCRETE: understanding microstructure to predict durability, ABC

Project coordinator: Marijana Serdar, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Materials, Zagreb, Croatia

Team members: Ivan Gabrijel, PhD, Associate Professor, Martina Pezer, PhD candidate

International collaborators: John Provis, University of Sheffield, UK, Karen Scrivener, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Paulo JM Monteiro, University of California, Berkeley, USA, Frank Winnefeld, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Science and Technology, Zürich, Switzerland, Guang Ye, Delft University, The Netherlands

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Joint Research Project (JRP) “Croatian-Swiss Research Programme CSRP 2017 – 2023”: ADVANCED LOW CO2 CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS, ACT

Swiss coordinator: Karen Scrivener, PhD, Professor, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Croatian coordinator: Marijana Serdar, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Materials, Zagreb, Croatia

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H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks: PhD Training Network on Durable, Reliable and Sustainable Structures with Alkali-Activated Materials, DuRSAAM

Project coordinator: Stijn Matthys, PhD, Professor, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

National project leader: doc.dr.sc. Marijana Serdar

Partners: Universiteit Gent, Technische Universiteit Delft, Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie, The University of Sheffield, University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering, Panepistimio Patron, ETH

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“Transformtion of Wood Biomass Ash into Resilient Cosntruction Composites - TAREC2, reserch project IP-2016-06-7701

Coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (prof.dr.sc. Nina Štirmer)

Team members: prof.dr.sc. Ivana Banjad Pečur, prof. emerita Dubravka Bjegović, izv.prof.dr.sc. Ivan Gabrijel, doc.dr.sc. Ana Baričević, doc.dr.sc. Marija Jelčić Rukavina, doc.dr.sc. Bojan Milovanović, Ivana Carević, dipl.ing.građ., Karmen Kostanić Jurić, mag. ing. aedif., Jelena Šantek Bajto, mag. ing. aedif., prof.dr.sc. Eddie Koenders (Technische Universität Darmstadt), dr.sc. Neven Ukrainczyk  (Technische Universität Darmstadt), mr.sc. Velimir Šegon (REGEA), Ivan Rimac, dipl. ing. kem. tehn. (Holcim (Croatia) d.o.o.)

Web page: https://www.grad.unizg.hr/tarec

Net-UBIEP - Networking for Using BIM to Increase the Energy Performance, 754016

Coordinator: ENEA - Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile

Partners: Centro Servizi Aziendale Scarl – Italy, Viaeuropa Competence Centre sro – Slovakia, Fundacion Laboral de la Construccion – Spain, Viesoji Istaiga Skaitmenine Statyba – Lithuania, Sveučilište u Zagrebu Građevinski fakultet – Croatia, Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas – Lithuania, Stichting ISSO – Netherlands, Tallinna Tehnikaulikool – Estonia, Ustav Vzdelavania a Sluzieb – Slovakia, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior Deinvestigaciones Cientificas – Spain, Balance & Result Organisatie Adviseurs bv – Netherlands, Mittetulundusuhing Eesti Timmitud Ehituse Tugiruhm - Estonia

Team members: doc.dr.sc. Bojan Milovanović, prof. dr. sc. Ivana Burcar Dunović, Marina Bagarić, mag. ing. aedif., Mergim Gaši mag. ing. aedif., Sanjin Gumbarević mag. ing. aedif., Kristijan Robert Prebanić mag. ing. aedif.

Funded: EASME, Horizon 2020 Programme

Duration: 2017. - 2020.

Web page: http://www.net-ubiep.eu/  

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/754016

Fit-to-NZEB - Innovative training schemes for retrofitting to nZEB-levels, 754059

Coordinator: ENEFEKT - Fondatsiya Tsentar za Energiyna Efektivnos

Partners: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy – Sofia, SEVEn, the Energy Efficiency Center – Prague, Czech Technical University in Prague, Association Cluster for Promoting Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (Pro-nZEB), Technical College for Architecture and Public Works - Bucharest, Passive House Academy / MosArt Landscape Architecure Research – Ireland, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering – Croatia, Zero Energy and Passivhaus Institute for Research (ZEPHIR) - Italy, Hellenic Passive House Institute - Greece, Technical University – Vienna, Austria  

Team members: doc.dr.sc. Bojan Milovanović, prof. dr. sc. Ivana Banjad Pečur, prof. dr. sc. Nina Štirmer, Marina Bagarić, mag. ing. aedif., Ivana Carević, dipl. ing. građ. Mergim Gaši, Sanjin Gumbarević

Funded: EASME, Horizon 2020 Programme

Duration: 2017. - 2019.

Web page: http://www.fit-to-nzeb.com/    

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/754059

Intelligent Energy Europe Fund: Build Up Skills CROatia: Strengthening energy efficiency SKILLS and certification schemes for building workers, BUILD UP Skills CROSKILLS II, IEE/13/BWI/722/SI2.680179 Build Up Skills CROSKILLS II (1/9/2014 – 31/8/2017)

Coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (Professor Ivana Banjad Pečur)

Partners: Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Country Office Croatia, School of Buildings and Crafts of Čakovec, Croatian Association of Thermal fasade Producers, Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineering, Croatian Employment Service

FP7 European funding: Innovative Use of all Tyre Components in Concrete – Anagennisi, 603722 (1/1/2014 – 30/6/2017)

Coordinator: University of Sheffiled, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Partners: Imperial College London (UK), TWINCON LIMITED (UK), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Croatia), Arkada Ltd (Croatia), Gradmont Ltd (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Werkos Ltd (Croatia), DULEX Ltd (Croatia), Gumiimpex - GRP Ltd (Croatia), Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" of Iasi Civil Engineering Faculty (Romania), Zebra General Constructions Ltd (Cyprus), AdriaticaRiciclaggio e AmbienteAbruzzos.r.l. (Italy), European Tyre Recycling Association (France), COMSA, S.A.U. (Spain), Fhecor Ingenieros Consultores, S.L. (Spain), ZYP Ingeniería Geomática, S.L.(Spain)

Web page: www.anagennisi.org

CIP Intelligent Energy Europe 2012 - CROSKILLS BUILD UP Skills Croatia, IEE/12/BWI/457/SI2.623227 (6/6/2012 – 5/12/2013)

Coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (professor Ivana Banjad Pečur)

Partners: Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Knauf Insulation ltd., Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning , School of Building Čakovec, Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, UNDP Croatia, REC Croatia

CIP Eco-innovation 2011 - ECO-SANDWICH® Energy efficient, recycled concrete sandwich facade panel, ECO/11/304438/SI2.626301 (1/9/2012 – 31/8/2915)

Coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (Professor Ivana Banjad Pečur PhD)

Partners: Faculty of Arhitecture, University of Zagreb, Beton Lučko ltd., Knauf Insulation ltd., Eurco

Web page: www.eco-sandwich.hr

COST ACTION TU1404 Towards the next generation of standards for service life of cement-based materials and structures

Management Committee Members: Marijana Serdar PhD and Ivan Gabrijel PhD

COST ACTION FP1404 Fire safe use of bio-based building products

Management Committee Members: Professor Ivana Banjad Pečur PhD and Marija Jelčić Rukavina PhD

Concerted Action: Energy performance of Buildings

Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning

Associate partner from Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb: Professor Ivana Banjad Pečur, PhD

CIP Eco-innovation 2010 - RUCONBAR (Rubberised Concrete Noise Barriers), ECO/10/277317 (01/09/2011 – 31/08/2014)

Coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (Professor Stjepan Lakušić – Department of Transportation Engineering)

Partners: Beton Lučko ltd., Institut IGH, Gumiimpex, Zoo Garden in Zagreb

Web page: www.ruconbar.com

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FP6 STREP - ARCHES Assessment and rehabilitation of Central European highway structures

Main researcher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (Professor Dubravka Bjegović – Department of material)

Associates: Road and Bridge Research Institute, Poljska; Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Slovenija; Centrum dopravního výzkumu, Češka; Technical University of Catalonia, Španjolska; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – Laboratory for maintenance and safety of structures, Švicarska; University College Dublin, Irska; Europe’s National Research Centres, Belgija; Leggedoor Concrete Repair, Nizozemska; Autostrade per l'Italia, Italija; Salonit Anhovo, Slovenija

EUREKA E!4166 FIRECON Fire resistant concrete made with slag from steel industry

Coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb, professor Dubravka Bjegović

Partners: Faculty of Civil Engineering University Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek; Institut IGH, d.d., Zagreb; I.G.K. 94, d.d., Sisak; Vibrobeton, d.d., Našice; Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Slovenia; Togo d.o.o. , Slovenija

EUREKA E!2823 FIRE-TUNNEL Precast Fire Resistant Segments for Secondary Tunnel

Partners: Tribo - Beton ltd; Laboratory for thermal measurement LTM ltd; College of Occupational Safety and Health; Brodarski Institut d.d.; Beton-Lučko ltd.; Promat; Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Slovenia; Vienna University of Technology

LIFE Third Countries 2005 – LIFE05 TCY/CRO/000114 CONWAS - Development of sustainable construction and demolition waste management system for Croatia (1/2/2006 - 31/1/2008)

Coordinator: Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb, Professor Dubravka Bjegović

Partners: Institute IGH Croatia, Eko-flor Plus ltd.

COST TU0904 Integrated Fire Engineering and Response

COST 530 Sustainable materials technology - life cycle for environmentally conscious manufacturing processes

COST 534 Grouts - Improvement of properties of grouts for prestressing tendons and/or ground anchors

Partners: University of Technology, Graz, Austria; Universita degli Studi di Roma „La Sapienza“, Roma, Italy; School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK; Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Slovenia

Eureka E!2345 "Industrial floor" (Group of advanced materials for the durable repair and rehabilitation of damaged industrial floors)

Partners: Iri Inzeniring Razvoj Inovacije d.d., Slovenja and Astradur Industrieboden AG, Germany