Flexible Processes and Improved Technologies for Urban Infrastructure Construction Sites (PANTURA)

More than 50% of bridges in European cities are older than 40 years. Bridges in cities are often key objects and landmarks of the urban architecture and are a vital part of a city's infrastructure. Bridge owners and managers are currently dealing with a large number of structurally deficient, obsolete bridges. The need to maintain, renew, strengthen and upgrade this part of the infrastructure will increase dramatically in the near future.

PANTURA has bridges as its focal point. It is, however, important to stress that the approach proposed here can be applied to all infrastructure projects. The aims are to improve highly flexible off-site production processes, create resource-efficient construction sites, improve technologies and tools for bridge construction, repair and renovation in densely populated areas and enhance communication between stakeholders, local authorities and construction companies.

PANTURA is a research project that is co-financed by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programma for Research and Technological Development. This website is the retrieval mechanism for all public information about the project. It gives a description of the research work and the partners and stakeholders involved. In the course of the project also research results will be published. The final results will be available in 2014.


Robert Kliger (contact)

Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Mohammad Al-Emrani

Docent at Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Reza Haghani Dogaheh

Docent at Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Valbona Mara

Doktorand at Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Rasmus Rempling

Forskare at Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering


​Government of Canary Islands

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

A.I.C.E. Consulting

Ghezzano, Italy

ACCIONA Infrastructures

Alcobendas-Madrid, Spain

City of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands


Delft, Netherlands

DEMO Consultants

Delft, Netherlands

Mostostal Warszawa

Warszawa, Poland


Solna, Sweden

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Delft, Netherlands


Trondheim, Norway

Swedish Transport Administration

Borlänge, Sweden


EC, Seventh Framework program (FP7)

Funding years 2011–2013

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force


More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers


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