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.
Guide for increasing the share of recycled aggregate
Since 2020, the use of recycled aggregates in public and private construction projects in Catalonia must be at least 5% by weight of the total prescription of aggregates. This guide explains how to apply this rule, how to document it and how to justify the cases where the project specificities are incompatible with the aggregates derived from construction and demolition waste.
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.
Maintenance of dynamic traffic management systems
A municipality is adopting dynamic traffic management systems and needs to integrate them into its maintenance protocols. For this purpose, ITeC has drawn up new items in this entity's construction database, so that it put contracts up to tender with the right prices and specifications for this kind of equipment.
POCITYF project: smart cities prioritizing energy and heritage issues
POCITYF (A Positive Energy CITY Transformation Framework) is a EU-funded project for transforming European cities into more efficient, healthy, sustainable living environments with “positive energy districts”, this is, groups of buildings that actively manage their energy consumption and the energy flow between them and the wider energy system. The overall aim is to help cities deliver positive energy districts while respecting their mixed urban settings that often include heritage assets.
Assessment of post-tensioning systems for concrete structures
The evaluation of the post-tensioning systems as per ETAG 013 includes not just the elements to place under tension (cables, bars or tendons) but the whole set of components that are needed on site. This "kit" approach means that the analysis must include connectors and couplings, ducts, trumpets and filling materials.
Evaluation of roofs and facades with polycarbonate sheets
Manufacturers of building systems based on polycarbonate multiwall sheets must obtain a CE mark for their products. This implies that the sheets meet the requirements of EN 16153, but it does not provide any guarantee on the combined performance of the sheets and the substructure, which is the true responsible for stability, insulation and fire resistance. To fill this gap, an evaluation protocol will be designed, contemplating the behaviour of the building system as a whole and checking it against the national regulations.
Transferring budget information from TCQ software towards an ERP platform
A public-private infrastructure management company runs ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software for its financial and resource management. It also uses ITeC’s TCQ software to tender and monitor the projects of construction and maintenance of the networks under their responsibility. In order to integrate both systems, ITeC has programmed a bespoke app that captures the data of the project items from TCQ and exports them to the company’s accounting system each time a contractor gets paid for the executed work.
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.
Development of a European Evaluation Document (EAD) for innovative fibre boards
A European H2020 project is developing a new medium density fibreboard (MDF) free of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) using industrial cellulosic waste as raw material. A product of this nature is outside the scope of the harmonized standards that regulate MDF boards, so a specific evaluation procedure will be required in order to bring it to the market with the required CE mark.
Requirements for ventilation dampers for tunnels
When a tunnel exceeds a given length, it is compulsory to install mechanical ventilation systems that should remain operative in the event of fire in order to remove smoke and hot gases. Regulations are somewhat ambiguous in relation to the type of requirements and specific conditions that may be requested from ventilation systems during a fire, considering that it is not necessary to treat them like fire doors in building compartmentalization. This report aims to identify the criteria to be followed for a harmonised assessment of these products and for their certification.