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.
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.
Regulatory situation of artificial turf
Analysis of the technical requirements applicable to synthetic grass pavements in the European market, with emphasis on fire-related issues and on the effects of chlorinated water or salt water from swimming pools. It will be the basis for designing an appropriate testing program for the product, and for evaluating the results.
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.
Adaptation of ITeC’s Database for city works to the actual experience of a municipality
One of the city councils that is using ITeC’s Database for urban projects to contract maintenance works for its roads and its urban spaces, has detected that the theoretical assumptions of technical difficulty and economic dimension contemplated in the Database do not match with the type of projects developed by the municipality. ITeC has gathered information from contractors to add new database items that reflect the real-world conditions observed in the recent years.
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.
Environmental certification protocol for small construction companies
Environmental certification system for small- and micro-sized construction companies that, due to their limited structure, can not contemplate achieving an ISO 14001 certificate. The environmental criteria that will be required of the candidate companies come from this ISO, with the appropriate modulation in order to apply them without generating a disproportionate bureaucratic burden.
Development of the CTU indicator (Total Cost for the end-User) for energy efficiency
This new indicator contemplates the cost of the energy that a construction product or equipment consumes throughout its service life, as an addition to the acquisition cost used for preparing budgets. By crossing energy consumption with the energy source used in each case, it makes it possible to assess not just the monetary impact but also the environmental impact, in the form of greenhouse gas emissions and other local pollutants such as NOx and microparticles. The goal is to obtain the CTU of 6000 building elements.
Pilot test for sensoring the buildings of a public developer
A public developer wants to explore further the monitoring of the buildings under its responsibility, cross-checking the energy consumption readings and other environmental indicators with the data of the building project, the as-built data and the maintenance program of each building, which have been prepared according to TCQ methods developed by ITeC. The objective is to collate all this information in a single repository and look for patterns that lead to better ways to manage the existing building stock and also optimize future projects.
Automatic system of calculation of environmental indicators to use as references in construction projects
A public developer has been collecting the environmental ratios (energy, emissions and waste) of their latest projects. The goal is to use all this experience to benchmark the environmental performance of any given new project. The system will require the user to define the type of project in question, and it will automatically process the results obtained in the past that are relevant to produce reference ratios that suit the specific project at issue.
Management of the civil engineering projects of Metro Cali (Colombia) with TCQ2000 methodology
Collaboration with the public company in charge of collective transport infrastructures in Santiago de Cali (Colombia) to apply ITeC’s TCQ2000 system in the project phase (budget and planning), the tender phase (comparison of offers) and the monitoring of the execution process (recalculation of time and cost). The initial stage involves 6 projects for new facilities that have an estimated cost exceeding 160 million euros.