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.
SPEEDIER project: promotion of energy efficiency in SMEs through energy audits
The European Union asks member states to encourage SMEs to optimize their energy efficiency, so companies should undertake energy audits as a first step for spotting opportunities for improvement. The aim of the SPEEDIER project is to create a self-financed, outsourced energy management service, tailored to the needs of the SMEs, which will also allow them to quantify the impact of the measures they implement.
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.
Alternatives for improving accessibility in an existing building
A group of apartment buildings is earmarked for a comprehensive renovation, which must include the addition of accessible elevators for people with mobility problems. This complicates the project, since it requires bigger elevator cabins and wider landings and corridors. ITeC has assessed different alternatives, looking for solutions that are compatible with the existing structure, and that can be executed causing minimum discomfort to the dwellers.
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.
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.
Environmental measures in an urban reform project
Before the tender of a large-scale urban reform operation (> 150 MEUR), the developer wants to ensure that it is projected and executed in accordance with sustainability standards that must be defined in advance. To this end, ITeC has been entrusted with drafting a environmental brief for the contractor where it specifies a verifiable method for calculating of CO2, energy and waste impact, and for the correct management of waste.
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...
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.