Mostostal Warszawa S.A. is one of the largest construction companies in Poland with a 60-year history. Although its name is linked inseparably to the rebuilding of Warsaw bridges, the company is presently active in all sectors of the construction market in Poland and Europe. During last 15 years as a consequence of Polish economy transformation and the company commercialization its range of activities has been significantly broadened. Nowadays Mostostal is well recognizable not only as executor of bridges but also buildings for public utility, industrial objects, activities from environmental protection area as well as roads or underground constructions. Mostostal activities extend to all areas and specialization fields in construction sector, both in project engineering and in works execution. In the civil engineering working area, Mostostal has built roads, was present in urban development, airports, harbours, beach regeneration, execution of dams, water piping, tunnels, gas pipes, water purifiers, metropolitan railways and railroads. Regarding to the building sub sector, Mostostal has executed works such as industrial, services, societal utility and real estate buildings.
Role in the Project
Mostostal will be the coordinator and will take the leading of WP1, WP5 and WP7.
Mr. Piotr Dymarski, ICT Work Group Coordinator at Mostostal R&D Dept.
IK4-Tekniker is an independent research organization, founded in 1981, whose main working focus is to improve manufacturing technologies, that includes all the situations that characterizes a product life cycle, from conception and design, until the end of working life. Automotive parts, machine tools, mechanical capital goods, aerospace, chemical & petroleum products and industrial and consumer electronics are the most relevant sectors served by Tekniker.
All technological objectives of Tekniker are addressed with a staff of 270 people, being the actual annual turnover of around 15M€. Tekniker has been involved in many research programmes: National, European and International and has a huge expertise in the coordination of European Projects (Integrated and STREP projects).
Role in the Project
Tekniker will take the leading of WP2 (Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network). In addition, Tekniker will be in charge of all the technical issues regarding ICT.
Jon Mabe, R&D Project Leader, Electronics and Communications
Dalkia is Europe's leading provider of energy services, has 52,800 employees in 41 countries fully focused on energy and environmental efficiency with an average revenues of €8.6 billion on 2008. From design and engineering to energy procurement and facility operation and maintenance, all of Dalkia’s services are performed with a focus on sustainable development. Dalkia’s goal is to leverage local resources and minimise each facility's impact on the environment, while reducing both fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Giroa (Dalkia’s Spanish subsidiary) is energy and environment management services company (ESCO) also dedicated to the maintenance, conservation and adaptation of buildings, installations and complexes of different nature, in order to improve their comfort, performance and security in a less expensive way. Giroa, company with more than 20 years of experience in the market, where it has been a forerunner in the Saving Share and in the Guarantee of Results, has created a new conception of job and service, based on a pragmatic approach to the demands of its clients.
Giroa proposes as its philosophy the satisfaction of the necessities of its clients offering the possibility of an integral and multi-technical management.
Role in the Project
Giroa-Dalkia will lead work package 6 (Validation, testing, and improvement evaluation).
Iñaki Hernanz: Industrial Engineer, Manager of the technical exploitation office, with more than 15 experience years in energetic studies of buildings.
UoS is widely recognised as being a leading centre of research in the areas of energy harvesting, sensor technology, wireless sensors and microsystems. In the 2008 UK University Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), ECS was awarded a top rating with 25% of its research judged world leading, 40 % of its research internationally excellent, 30% internationally recognised and 5% nationally recognised. In all previous RAE reviews ECS was awarded the top 5* rating. ECS is the largest department of its kind in the UK and has 100 academic staff, including 36 professors, 150 research staff and 250 PhD students. ECS has been involved in the development of sensors and microsystems for more than 20 years and pioneered work in energy harvesting with the first proposal in this area being submitted in 1995. ECS has an estimated 800 publications on the subject of sensors (including wireless) and microsystems and is at the forefront of vibration energy harvesting research worldwide.
Main task in the project:
ECS will lead work package 3 (Hybrid power harvesting system and the energy management subsystem for the wireless sensors)
Dr Neil Grabham (Senior Research Fellow) received a PhD from ECS in 2002. He has been working in sensor technology for over 10 years and has experience in energy harvesting and sensor networks. Neil has recently completed work on a DTC funded project titled ‘Adaptive Energy-Aware Sensor Networks’, where he designed, implemented, and demonstrated energy harvesting wireless sensor nodes. He has previously worked on an EU IST project and other EPSRC research projects.
Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen (KHK) is a University College of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven together with 11 other colleges and the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel. Together, they represent more than 70,000 students in 23 cities across Flanders.
The KHK hosts several research groups, of which the “Kenniscentrum Energie” (KCE) is one of them. The KCE mainly focuses on rational use of energy in buildings and greenhouse cultivation.
Areas of research include thermal modelling, ICT for building management systems and fuel cells. Recently, research around smart grids and smart buildings has been started up, but buildings and heating systems have been studied since the beginning of the KCE.
Main tasks in the project:
KHK will lead work package 4 (Thermal simulation models and control strategies)
Jeroen Van der Veken graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2002 as a civil engineer in building engineering, where he has been a part-time teaching assistant at the laboratory of building physics until 2009. He worked at several projects regarding energy in buildings, with a focus on the Energy Performance of Buildings and Building Energy Simulation Programs like TRNSYS. He is now continuing this research at the KHK. The topic of his Ph.D. is the overall energy efficiency of heating systems in low energy buildings. Preliminary results of the whole building simulations show a strong relation between the heating system’s efficiency and the net heat balance of the building. The type and tuning of heating control is essential for the overall efficiency and should be made in relation with the specific type of building and specific components of the heating system.
E&L Architects was established in Warsaw in 1994. The company plans, designs and co-ordinates the construction of cost-effective development projects.
In January 2001 E&L Architects became a member of the TPF Group of design and engineering companies that has offices in Belgium, France, India, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain. TPF employs over 500 design and engineering professionals and consultants. It undertakes projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
E&L Architects provides consulting services of infrastructural projects financed by UE, European Bank of Inversion (EBI), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the field of roads, bridges, rail and environmental protection. Provision of services includes investment co-ordination and management, technical assistance, investor’s supervision, management services for infrastructural projects according to FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) procedures.
Main tasks in the project:
E&L Architects will design and supervise the HVAC system for the new building and will do the system setup with the advanced HVAC control algorithms.
Arch. Dariusz Leszczyński (Project Manager): Mr. Dariusz Leszczyński is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture (2000). He received his Polish Architects Licence in 2004. He joined E&L in 2000 and was a leading architect for a number of projects. In 2002 Mr. Leszczyński was co-author of the Tulipan House concept design – one of the most technically advanced buildings in Europe concerning low consumption and emission of energy.'