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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Database for waterworks repair projects
A drinking water supplier already has a database for estimating construction budgets for building large and small diameter networks; but in practice, a substantial part of its activity requires to work in the existing network when it breaks down. Therefore, a new database of execution costs and specifications has been created with specific items regarding the repair of leaks, cracks and joints in different types of pipes.
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.
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.
Tool for quick estimation of CO2 emissions in civil engineering projects
It provides civil engineers with CO2 emission values during the process of designing infrastructure projects. It is a web tool where the user can choose among different technical options for the key types of work, enter the quantities and get an amount of CO2 emissions automatically. As a result, it is possible to make project decisions taking into account the environmental footprint.