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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pilot test to renovate a public school building aimed to near zero energy consumption
Based on the results of a blower door test, the analysis will look for the best way to correct the building deficiencies of the school and reduce its energy demand according to Passivhaus criteria. The renovation also includes adding sensors in the school's electrical system that will provide data to evaluate the performance of the revamped facility, detect abnormal consumption and delve deeper into the consumption patterns of the building.
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)