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.
BIMzeED Project: upskilling the construction sector in the fields of BIM and nZEB
This is a Erasmus+ project that intends to update the knowledge and skills of educators and trainers and SMEs in the construction sector, through provision of specific new educational materials on the fields of BIM and nZEB. ITeC will contribute to BIMzeED by sharing its experience on creation of BIM objects, and especially in assuring the interoperability of these objects among the different BIM platforms available in the market.
Bimdustry 4.0 Project: BIM in the industry of construction products
Consultancy for companies that produce buildings equipment products and need to integrate their offer into the collaborative digital methodologies that are coming rushing in the construction market. The objective is to familiarize these companies with the state of the art of BIM from the point of view of the equipment suppliers (software and interoperability, standards of creation of objects, dissemination platforms) and make the pool of experts of the project available to design with them a tailored strategy (training, digitalization, prescription, compatibility with other processes).
Evaluation of the bids submitted to build a municipal facility
On the one hand, there will be a review of the budgetary and programming part of each offer, warning against too excessively low bids and reviewing how each bidder justifies them. In addition, those issues that are less quantifiable and require a value judgment will be submitted to a committee of experts in different disciplines: execution, environmental impact, health and safety...
Multilingual edition of product certification documents
Different companies whose products have European certificates written in English and/or Spanish have requested versions in other languages in order to ease their market entry into another countries. DAU and ETA documents have been issued in five other EU languages (French, German, Italian, Polish and Hungarian)
Consultancy on certification for manufacturers of construction products
All construction products on offer in the European Union have to bear the CE marking if they fall within the scope of a harmonized standard. This makes manufacturers responsibile for knowing which are the requirements that affect their products, which may vary considerably depending on the nature of the product and the functions it assumes, and also depending on the degree of regulatory development. ITeC advises manufacturers to clarify the legal status of each product and guides them in the steps prior to CE marking: technical dossier, production control system and declaration of performance.
Assessment on the price offered for the supply of some construction elements
A public body has issued an invitation to tender for the purchase of some construction elements. After receiving the proposals, the contracting authority has doubts about whether one of the offers could be abnormally low, and has asked ITeC to verify whether the elements proposed by this supplier would or would not meet the requirements set in the tender specifications.
ITeC Impulsa: support in the search for private investment for circular economy initiatives in the construction sector
ITeC Impulsa has received a series of innovative business proposals aimed at the circular economy under construction and has shorlisted those with a higher potential. It has collaborated with the selected ones to write a technical documentation package that will help in the process of search for private investors. This documentation includes an assessment of the project and its financial needs, and also the development of a business plan. Finally, potential investors have been identified and they have been given a summary of the opportunities identified in each project.
White Paper on the implementation strategy of BIM in the regional administration of Catalonia
It is an orientation tool for the task of introducing the use of BIM in the building, renovation and civil engineering projects developed by the Catalan regional government. It is not a regulatory document, but a reference for each of the departments and organizations with a role in construction, to be used for charting their own BIM roadmap according to their needs and human and material resources.
Technological trends that will shape the construction sector
The current comfort zone of the construction sector will not last too long: concentrating only on the project and the execution will not be enough and we will have to cover the whole lifespan; collaborative models will question the compartmentalization between designers, customers, builders and suppliers; environmental demands will not be limited to energy control. If the sector becomes permeable, responsibilities are shared and demands grow, it will be essential to have substantial digital foundations.