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.
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.
Database for waterworks repair projects
A drinking water supplier already has a database for estimating construction budgets for building large and small diameter networks; but in practice, a substantial part of its activity requires to work in the existing network when it breaks down. Therefore, a new database of execution costs and specifications has been created with specific items regarding the repair of leaks, cracks and joints in different types of pipes.
New database items on water supply
A water supply company has its own technical specifications for designing how its distribution network should connect properly with the interior plumbing of the building. ITeC has checked the database items concerning pipe penetrations and meter boxes that can be found in the company’s construction elements database and has made them consistent with these specifications.
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.
Project EcoTimberCell: increasing environmental performance of buildings using industrialized wooden components
The goal of the project is to develop wooden components for industrialized building construction that can effectively replace the usual market alternatives in concrete and steel. The new components must provide a highly efficient thermal envelope for the buildings and also be commercially competitive, require a minimum of energy in their manufacture and generate a minimum of waste.
Houseful project: eco-innovation and circular economy in residential construction
In this European project new building solutions are developed to optimize generation of waste and consumption of water, energy and material resources throughout the whole life cycle of the building, to be demonstrated in four large apartment buildings. ITeC participates in the BIM aspects of the project and its monitoring, and in the creation of a methodology to quantify the degree of circularity of the building.
Contribution to the drafting of the European Assessment Document for timber building kits
CE marking of timber building kits has been carried out according to the criteria of the ETA Guideline ETAG 007, which was first published in 2001. This has changed with the European Regulation for construction products (EU) 305/2011, which required CE marking to be regulated by a European Assessment Document (EAD). ITeC has contributed to revise this ETAG and develop it into the EAD that the Technical Assessment Bodies of the whole EU will use to evaluate timber building systems based in large, prefabricated elements (walls, floors, roofs) produced in series.
Assessment of floors built with innovative slabs
Before bringing to the market a building system for composite floor decks that uses lightweight steel panels as floor plates, the manufacturer wants to prove compliance with the regulations, which is far from a trivial issue because the product is out of the application scope of EN 13747 standard. The solution calls for a specific assessment protocol for this system to check if it meets the requirements of the Spanish Building Code and the Spanish Concrete Code.
Evaluation of structural reinforcement systems
Procedure for evaluating a system to repair reinforced concrete pillars and walls with structural capacity deficits, covering them with a thin layer of a high strength mortar with added metal fibers. A program of tests and calculation has been defined on the basis of Spanish and European regulations, and it will allow a future certification of the solution.
Upgrade of ITeC’s database with Recycled Content Products
There is a demand for construction products that are manufactured from recycled materials, which often does not materialize in practice because they have not been explicitly specified in the project stage. To overcome this obstacle, ITeC's database of construction elements has been expanded to include a series of products in which recycled plastic, recycled rubber (from out of use tires), steel slag or recycled glass can be found in its composition. Each of them has its price, technical specs and environmental data, so prescribers can use them in the project as easily as the rest of the products of the database.