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.
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.
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.
Technical advice to design a nearly zero-energy municipal building
A municipality develops a new building that, according to the deadlines for public facilities regarding EC Directive 2002/91, must be a nearly zero-energy building. ITeC advises the winning team of the project contest in order to achieve nZEB status, and also oversees the compliance with the rest of the environmental regulations and the Waste Management Study, as well as the correct calculation of environmental impacts (CO2, energy and waste)
Conditions for using a range of synthetic pipes in wet fire-fighting systems
A manufacturer of multilayer polymer pipes and fittings wants to clarify the kind of situations where they can be safely used to feed sprinkler installations and hose reel cabinets, defining appropriate design and execution criteria. A plan of inspections and tests will assess the degree of adequacy of these pipes to the different risk levels defined by EN 12845 standard and by the fire safety regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...