The Archive of Projects
This is a list of the main projects carried out by ITeC. The Project Topics menu allows you to narrow the list down according to the subjects covered.
Construtex Project: new applications of textiles on construction
The project will assess the potential for using resources (materials, techniques) from the textile industry in the construction sector. It will start by identifying needs and gaps in the sector in order to check if technical textiles could be applied, with the right adaptations. The proposals will be subject to a technical and economic feasibility analysis, as a prior step before becoming R&D projects.
Verification of the budget drafted by a contractor using ITeC’s databases as a benchmark
A building company has won a public contract for a municipal project and wants to certify that its economic proposal follows the criteria that ITeC recommends for budgeting projects with a cost and technical complexity comparable to those of the case in question. Near 100 items that appear in the budget have been identified as equivalent to items that can be found on ITeC databases.
Application of the Preventive Maintenance Methodology to a group of public-owned apartment buildings
It begins with the inspection of a cluster of buildings containing about 100 dwellings and a first advance of results that would allow to take protective measures for occupants and bystanders in the case serious damages are detected. The data collected will be used to assess the general condition of the whole structure and make repair proposals on a case-by-case basis, which the management will subsequently entrust to the teams of its choice. The actual repairs will be followed up and the final state of the operation will be documented.
Requirements for the fasteners used in grounding connections in transport infrastructures
Mechanical fixings used in transport infrastructures must keep their properties in unfavorable conditions, which get even worse if they are part of a grounding electrical circuit. In order to clarify the regulatory status of these elements, an analysis of the relevant regulations has been performed, including the technical specifications and conditions of use.
Evaluation of the bids submitted to build a municipal facility
On the one hand, there will be a review of the budgetary and programming part of each offer, warning against too excessively low bids and reviewing how each bidder justifies them. In addition, those issues that are less quantifiable and require a value judgment will be submitted to a committee of experts in different disciplines: execution, environmental impact, health and safety...
Preliminary tasks for a library of BIM objects for railway infrastructure
The starting point has been an inventory of the types of construction elements found in railway interlocks, that has led to a list of essential BIM objects and a way to arrange them according to a logical structure. Then, a number of BIM objects have been produced as a sample for testing before creating the entire library according to the eCOB standard.
Characterization of the technical performance of a building solution with compressed earth
A manufacturer of a building system based on compressed earth block seeks advice on which which are the most critical technical parameters that have to be tested and documented in order to justify the compliance with the regulatory requirements. This will also smooth both the market entry and the future certification of the product.
Analysis of industrialized public housing projects
A public developer has decided to use industrialized housing systems in an attempt to shorten the completion processes. ITeC has been asked to check the concept designs of the first pilot buildings, in order to identify potential conflicts with the regulations in time to be corrected in the technical design phase.
Systematization of municipal maintenance protocols for traffic lights in TCQ format
One of the municipalities that uses ITeC’s TCQ methodology for the maintenance of streets and roads has requested a revision and extension of the database items related to traffic lights, in order to adapt them to their procedures for inspection and for preventive and corrective maintenance. In coordination with the municipal experts and with the subcontractors that provide these services, ITeC has added these tasks into its database, defining the necessary materials and labour, and assigning reference prices.
Regulatory situation of a range of waterproofing sheets for tunnels
The manufacturer of a range of multilayer composite sheets for waterproofing tunnels has difficulties to clarify if these products can be tested according to the verification methods of European standard EN 13491. ITeC will check if the composition of the sheet and its working fits totally or partially within the scope of the standard, which is an unavoidable step for elucidating whether the manufacturer can get a CE-mark for their products or not.