INSYSME - innovative systems for masonry enclosures

EU projects
24 March 2015


Cerame-Unie is a dissemination partner in two Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects, one of which is INSYSME. The project, selected for EU co-funding, was officially launched on 30 October 2013 at the University of Padua, Italy. The project aims at developing innovative systems for masonry enclosures. These would be used for façades, envelopes and internal partitions of reinforced concrete framed buildings, to derive sound concepts for their analysis and to develop reliable, simple and efficient methods for their design in the everyday engineering practice. The research will offer innovative solutions to scientific and technological problems which have a broad-spectrum impact. 


The INSYSME project, which stands for “INnovative SYStems for earthquake resistant Masonry Enclosures in rc buildings”, involves cooperation between national associations, research institutes and companies from seven European countries. Participants also include Tiles & Bricks Europe (TBE) Members from Italy, Germany and Portugal. TBE will play an active role in the dissemination of the results of the project. The involvement of SME associations in the project, with the aid of all partners, will ensure that the needs of large communities of SMEs are met.


Project milestones

  • The project was launched in October 2013 at the University of Padua, Italy.
  • A two-day meeting was held in April 2014 in Coimbra, Portugal. 
  • A two-day meeting held on 18-19 September 2014 in Kassel, Germany hosted by the Institute of Structural Engineering, part of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Kassel.
  • INSYSME developed three communication documents on the main elements of the project, namely its framework, objectives and structure (see documents box).
  • A meeting was held on 23-24 March 2015 in Athens, Greece.
  • TBE hosted a 27th month project meeting on 14th-15th January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Information can be found here.
  • 37th month project meeting took place in Pavia on October 20th -21st.

Further information can be found on the project website.