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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENV.2012.6.5-1 | Award Amount: 12.70M | Year: 2012

CITI-SENSE will develop citizens observatories to empower citizens to contribute to and participate in environmental governance, to enable them to support and influence community and societal priorities and associated decision making. CITI-SENSE will develop, test, demonstrate and validate a community-based environmental monitoring and information system using innovative and novel Earth Observation applications. To achieve this, the project will: (i) raise environmental awareness in citizens, (ii) raise user participation in societal environmental decisions and (iii) provide feedback on the impact that citizens had in decisions. It will address the calls request for effective participation by citizens in environmental stewardship, based on broad stakeholder and user involvement in support of both community and policy priorities. The project aims to learn from citizen experience and perception and enable citizenship co-participation in community decision making and co-operative planning. The concept of CITI-SENSE rests on three pillars: technological platforms for distributed monitoring; information and communication technologies; and societal involvement. Three pilot case studies will focus on a range of services related to environmental issues of societal concern: combined environmental exposure and health associated with air quality; noise and development of public spaces, and indoor air at schools. Attention will be given to representativeness of citizen participation. The case studies will be designed in collaboration with citizens groups and decision makers. They will be based on distributed data collection using innovative static, portable and personal devices (low-cost reliable microsensor packs) that communicate with a data repositories through mobile phones or other devices. Development of participatory methods, data management strategies, and applications to facilitate exploitation of the data and information for policy, and society, will be done.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Peoplus Co. and Huteco Co. | Date: 2014-07-16

Disclosed herein is a hybrid ventilation apparatus capable of both natural and forced ventilation. In the case of a natural ventilation mode, a worm gear is rotated in a normal direction by drive force of a drive unit under control of a control unit so that a pressing member engages with a rotation guide protrusion and rotates a damper, thus opening a flow passage, and then the worm gear is reversely rotated by drive force of the drive unit to return the pressing member to its original position, thus allowing a user to rotate a roller upwards and downwards and rotate the damper so that the degree of opening of the flow passage can be adjusted. Thereby, rapid inflow of outdoor air can be blocked, and a cold graft phenomenon, in which the temperature of indoor air rapidly drops, can be prevented.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology | Date: 2015-10-21

A waste treatment system connected to a sewage treatment plant includes an organic waste supply unit for drying and storing organic wastes, a combustible waste supply unit for supplying combustible wastes, a first combustion device for burning the organic wastes supplied from the organic waste supply unit at high temperature, a second combustion device for burning the combustible wastes supplied from the combustible waste supply unit at low temperature, a first generator connected to the first combustion device so as to perform combined heat and power generation with high efficiency by high-temperature water vapor, a second generator connected to the second combustion device so as to perform combined heat and power generation with low efficiency by low-temperature water vapor, and a hot water generation unit for generating hot water using waste heat generated by the first and second generators and supplying the generated hot water to a sewage treatment plant and the organic waste supply unit. According to the waste treatment system connected to a sewage treatment plant having the above configuration, the organic wastes may be dried using the waste heat generated in the process of generating electric power by the high-temperature water vapor generated when the organic wastes are incinerated at high temperature, sewage may be treated using the waste heat generated in the process of generating electric power by the low-temperature water vapor generated when the combustible wastes are incinerated at low temperature, and offensive odors generated in organic waste drying equipment or in the sewage treatment plant may be removed by incinerating the offensive odors in a high-temperature incinerator or in a low-temperature incinerator.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology | Date: 2014-08-22

A rod-shaped FRP bar is manufactured with a fiber and a resin by using a nozzle 100 which includes an outer nozzle 11 having a penetration hole at its center and a plurality of middle nozzles 12 disposed at an inlet of the outer nozzle 11 so that one middle nozzle is located inside another middle nozzle with an interval. Fibers are supplied through a center hole of the middle nozzle located at an innermost location, through intervals between the middle nozzles and through intervals between the middle nozzles and the outer nozzle, thereby making a hybrid FRP bar 1 having a section in which the fibers configure a plurality of fiber distribution layers from the center of the FRP bar toward the outside.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology | Date: 2014-06-03

Disclosed herein is a meteorological observation system using vehicles. The meteorological observation system using vehicles includes a meteorological observation device embedded in each of the vehicles and configured to periodically detect surrounding weather information and to photograph weather conditions, the vehicle configured to run on a road using radar devices for detecting the front and right and left sides of the vehicle, that is, sensors for supporting driving and prevent a collision, and to provide mobility to the meteorological observation device, a meteorological server configured to collect pieces of the weather information from the meteorological observation devices moving in respective areas through wireless communication and to provide the pieces of weather information to a meteorological observation center, the meteorological observation center configured to use information, received from the meteorological server, as statistical data or meteorological observation and forecast data.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology | Date: 2014-11-10

Disclosed is a cassette type modular water treatment package system for water treatment, including a container in which water treatment modules are installed.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology | Date: 2014-06-18

An integrated rainfall calculation method using X-band dual-polarimetric radar measurement data includes a precipitation classification step of classifying hydrometeors into four types of snow, rain/snow, rain and non-meteorological target through a fuzzy logic technique using a correlation coefficient (cross correlation coefficient, _(hv)), features of a measured differential propagation phase (_(dp)(r)) or differential propagation phase (_(dp)) and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) as input variables (input feature vector); a specific differential phase calculation step of separately calculating a specific differential phase by applying a specific differential phase using a total difference of differential phase and signal-attenuation corrected reflectivity for the rain among the classified hydrometeors and applying a specific differential phase calculated using a filtering method for the other hydrometeors; and a rainfall calculation step of calculating rainfall by using a relation between the specific differential phase and the rainfall and using the separately calculated specific differential phase.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology | Date: 2014-06-24

A facility management system and a method thereof using perspective definition metadata, and more specifically, to a facility management system and a method thereof using perspective definition metadata, in which a perspective definition metadata structure for interconnecting Building Information Modeling (BIM) and external Facility Management (FM) data considering variability and expandability from the perspective of a user is used to improve expandability of the system by extracting information required for the role of the user from diverse heterogeneous data sources so that management and reusability functions of the system can be maximized even after the system is developed.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology | Date: 2014-11-10

Disclosed is a bank erosion protecting system having a roll mat wound in a roll type and embedded at a top portion of a bank so that when the bank slope starts collapsing, the roll mat may automatically cover the bank slope.


Patent
Korea Institute of Construction Technology and Envitech Enc Co. | Date: 2015-09-02

A filling material, according to the present invention, comprises: an outer cover material having elasticity; an expansion material which is inserted into the inside of the outer cover material, and which is compressed when the outer cover material is vacuum-absorbed; a nozzle which is provided on one end of the outer cover material and draws in air so as to vacuum-absorb the inside of the outer cover material, or into which air is injected in order to expand the expansion material inside the outer cover material; and a stopper for maintaining the inside of the outer cover material in a vacuum state when the nozzle is blocked while the inside of the outer cover material is vacuum-absorbed.

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