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.
Project EcoTimberCell: increasing environmental performance of buildings using industrialized wooden components
The goal of the project is to develop wooden components for industrialized building construction that can effectively replace the usual market alternatives in concrete and steel. The new components must provide a highly efficient thermal envelope for the buildings and also be commercially competitive, require a minimum of energy in their manufacture and generate a minimum of waste.
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.
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.
European experience in strategies for improving productivity in the construction sector
Analysis of the European strategy regarding its construction sector, seeking valid references for non-EU countries who aspire to improve their productivity. EU efforts are concentrated on improving the sector in environmental terms, being aware that the market can identify by itself the opportunities for improving productivity. Such opportunities arise both through the business model (how responsibilities are shared among the chain promoter-designer-builder) and through the building model (rationalization of products and systems).
Assessment of reinforced concrete industrialized building systems for housing
Definition of an assessment protocol according to the European and Spanish regulatory criteria for industrialized building systems that use precast concrete panels that provide structure, enclosure and insulation in the same element, specifically designed for detached or row houses.
Assessment of kits for building wooden houses
Definition of an assessment protocol according to the European and Spanish regulatory criteria for residential building systems based in wood. It is valid for those cases where the structural mission is assumed by wooden elements that can support up to 2 storeys (ground level and another one on top)
Regulatory status of an industrialized GRP system
A manufacturer of the glass fibre reinforced polyester industry has developed a modular architectural system and has sought advice for determining clearly what technical and legal requirements the system should meet if it is offered as a permanent building for housing or other uses or, alternatively, as a temporary building.
INVISO Project - Optimization of housing production, industrialization, efficiency and sustainability
The project aims to optimize the housing production process by increasing the degree of industrialization. ITeC has contributed with a compilation of constructive solutions already available in the market that operate with large-sized components, dry execution techniques or flexible configurations. The selection has been critically assessed by SWOT analysis.
Energy study of a industrialized building system for multi-family housing
Comprehensive study of the energy behaviour of a system of prefabricated housing modules in reinforced concrete, including: quantification of the thermal requirements (both heating and cooling), assessment of the HVAC system proposed by the manufacturer, pointing the risks of condensation, natural lighting analysis and life cycle analysis according to ISO 14040.