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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regulatory framework of reinforcements for masonry bed joints
Identification of the standards that affect CE marking of the structural reinforcement products designed to be embedded in the horizontal mortar joints in load-bearing brick walls.
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.
Assessment of industrial seamless flooring systems
The assessment protocols commonly applied to flooring solutions for industrial applications are focused just on mechanical and fire performance as well as durability issues. In this case, the analysis has also measured emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that potentially could come from the synthetic component of the mortar and the primers that are involved in the process. Safety for use has also been evaluated through slip-resistance tests.
Assessment of industrialized building systems based on steel structures
Definition of an assessment protocol according to the European and Spanish regulatory criteria for industrialized building systems based on modules with a structure of metal profiles to be covered with panels that provide insulation and different finishes. It contemplates performance issues from different sides: structural, fire safety, user safety, thermal and acoustic insulation, hygiene, health, environment and durability.
Conversion of the ETAG 034 guideline for external wall claddings
So far, external wall claddings applying for a European Technical Approval had to follow the guidelines in ETAG 034. But the EU Regulation 305/2011 for construction products requires that the process must follow a European Assessment Document (EAD). The conversion of this ETAG into an EAD has been assigned to of a working group of 10 institutes from 8 countries, under the coordination ("conveyance") of ITeC.