University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Project information

NORM for Building Materials (NORM4BUILDING)

Project ID COST Action TU 1301
Project Title NORM for Building Materials (NORM4BUILDING)

Project Leader Dr Wouter Schroeyers, UHasselt, Belgium
IMSI Status Participates

Financial Source COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

Category of Project COST actions



The depletion of energy resources and raw materials has a huge impact on the building market. In the development of new synthetic building materials the reuse of various (waste) residue streams becomes a necessity. This COST initiative stimulates the collaboration of scientists, industries and regulators to gather knowledge, experiences and technologies, to stimulate research on the reuse of residues containing enhanced concentrations of natural radionuclides (NORM) in tailor-made building materials in the construction sector while considering the impact on both external gamma exposure of building occupants and indoor air quality. By improving radiological impact assessment models for the reuse of NORM residues in building materials we hope to further stimulate justified uses of NORM residues in different types of newly developed building materials. Based on these models, we aim at investigating realistic legislative scenarios so that the authorities concerned can allow reuse pathways for NORM that can be accepted from a radioprotection point of view in concordance with the Lead Marked Initiative (LMI) and sustainable construction.



From: 16.05.2013.   To: 15.05.2017.




►University Vienna

►BEV - Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen, Wien, Austria

►KULeuven, Belgium

►Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Belgium

►UHasselt, Belgium

►Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Croatia

►Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

►Frederick University, Cyprus

►University of Tartu, Estonia

►IAF - Radiokologie GmbH, Radeberg Germany

►National Technical University of Athens, Greece

►Institute of Radiochemistry and Radioecology University of Pannonia, Hungary

►Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Israel

►Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma Italy

►National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Legnaro (PD),Italy

►Riga Technical University, Latvia

►Nuclear Research & Consultancy Group, Petten, Netherlands

►Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland

►Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warszawa, Poland

►University of Aveiro, Portugal

►University of Minho, Department of Civil Engineering, Portugal

►Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

►Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Sciences (IETcc-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

►CIEMAT Madrid, Spain

►University of Salamanca, Spain

►Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona, Spain

►Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom

►Faculty of Technology, University Goce Delcev, Stip, fYR Macedonia

►Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy Ruger Boskovic, Skopje, fYR Macedonia



No. Participant Institution
Dr Miroslav Komljenović, research professorIMSI, University of Belgrade
Dr Zvezdana Baščarević, senior research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
Dr Nataša Džunuzović, research fellow IMSI, University of Belgrade
Dr Violeta Nikolić, research assistantIMSI, University of Belgrade
& more than 35 participants from the partner institutions