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.
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.
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.
Environmental Product Declaration for a range of synthetic insulation products
Obtaining an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a two-step process, implementation and verification, which must be entrusted to a EPD consultant. In the case of this family of insulation products, the implementation has been entrusted to ITeC as an authorized consultant for the DAPcons® system. The process begins with a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) with the Simapro® software and the latest version of the Ecoinvent database, obtaining also the carbon footprint. The verification is carried out by another consultant, external to ITeC, who reviews the reports, the calculation method and the results obtained.
Database for maintenance work in educational buildings
A public entity that manages maintenance and upgrade works in a series of schools uses its own price databases for budgeting, tendering and tracking the projects under its jurisdiction. These databases had adequate contents (they are specialized in the most frequent types of works in educational buildings) but they could benefit from some improvements to make them more operational: merging them into a single database, indexing it properly and filling some gaps, while at the same time adopting the methodology of ITeC’s own databases.
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.
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.
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.
Preliminary tasks for a library of BIM objects for railway infrastructure
The starting point has been an inventory of the types of construction elements found in railway interlocks, that has led to a list of essential BIM objects and a way to arrange them according to a logical structure. Then, a number of BIM objects have been produced as a sample for testing before creating the entire library according to the eCOB standard.
Implementation of BIM methodology in a public infrastructure agency
A public infrastructure developer wants to introduce BIM methods in the processes of design and construction of the projects under its responsibility. To this end, ITeC has analysed the particularities of the type of civil engineering work developed in the agency in order to propose BIM working methods that match its needs, from the drafting of the project to the final delivery of the construction object. The methodology is embodied in a BIM Manual, an Object Classification System, a BIM Execution Plan Model and a collection of specification sheets.
Contribution to the drafting of the European Assessment Document for timber building kits
CE marking of timber building kits has been carried out according to the criteria of the ETA Guideline ETAG 007, which was first published in 2001. This has changed with the European Regulation for construction products (EU) 305/2011, which required CE marking to be regulated by a European Assessment Document (EAD). ITeC has contributed to revise this ETAG and develop it into the EAD that the Technical Assessment Bodies of the whole EU will use to evaluate timber building systems based in large, prefabricated elements (walls, floors, roofs) produced in series.