European Network for Durable Reinforcement and Rehabilitation Solutions

Contract Number: MC-ITN-2013-607851


The main aim of endure is to train researchers in the underlying principles so as to address the major S/T challenges and practical problems in the use of composite materials as internal reinforcement for new constructions and external strengthening solution for existing structures and infrastructure. This will be achieved through a combination of research training and industry guidance.

endure will aim:

  • To address the specific S/T challenges in the field and develop tests, models and advanced guidelines to help with the standardisation process.
  • To bridge the gap between academia and industry and increase the competitiveness of the European composite and construction industry worldwide.



The specific objectives of endure are:

  1. To create the environment for delivering the best training for young researchers and further development of experienced researchers and to address their specific development needs.
  2. To enable young researchers through their training and mobility to “cross-pollinate” industry and academia.
  3. To provide comprehensive solutions to current S/T challenges and support the development of standards, tests and models.
  4. To investigate the potential of new composite materials for applications in construction.
  5. To develop innovative and sustainable strengthening techniques so as to improve or restore the performance of existing structures, including historic monuments and heritage buildings.
  6. To assist the European advanced composites industry to identify improvements (including recyclability) and new uses for their materials for applications in construction.
  7. To gather and maintain databases of information for the benefit of the wide research/industry community.
  8. To maintain an update on the state-of-the-art in the field.
  9. To disseminate the research findings and guidelines.