Evolution of the demand in the construction sector and its effect on consumption of aggregates
Asessing the production levels of the extractive industry that supplies the construction sector and crosschecking them with the statistical indicators of building and civil engineering activity, a model has been developed to anticipate the future demand of aggregates. The evolution of this market has been tracked since 2004 using this procedure, witnessing both its historical highs and its historical lows.
Impact of price variation on the budget deviation of a project
A public body that has commissioned a large-scale renovation project wants to know what part of the budget deviation is attributable to the increase in labor and material costs. The analysis has assessed more than 600 items of the technical design and calculated how much their prices have changed (up or down) since the tender has been awarded, and how much they are expected to change in one years’ time.
Regional market analysis of the Spanish building sector
Spain is experiencing a very uneven recovery of its construction sector from region to region, so it makes sense to check if the crisis has also impacted in an unequal way. This has been cross-checked with the current size of the construction project portfolio in each region, considering both new building, renovation and civil engineering. The resulting indicators can be used for ranking purposes among regions, and also for benchmarking purposes against the European averages.
The market for non residential construction in Spain
It is an assessment of how much of new non residential building surface will be required in Spain in the next 5 years. Demand of new non-residential surface is related to the state of the businesses that are potential buyers/leasers, but in the present situation of the Spanish market, a substantial part of this demand can be satisfied with the existing stocks. Therefore, before the project pipeline restarts again, there must be signs of the stock getting low in the real estate market.
Tool for estimating construction costs of agro-food buildings
It calculates a reference budget for premises for fruit, vegetable and meat industries. The required inputs are the surface of the building and a facility check-list that defines if it will have offices, accommodations, cold storage, freezing rooms, loading docks, electric power transformer station, fire protection, etc. It also considers the enlargement of existing premises.
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).
Demand for thermal insulation for renovation of facades
Quantification of the potential market for energy rehabilitation of facades of residential buildings, extrapolating the amount of thermal insulation products that it generates. The study has stratified the existing housing park according to building types, location and age, and has found which are the optimal renovation systems and the thickness of insulation needed in each case. The result is a map that reflects the latent demand for insulation (quantity and type) throughout the country.
Situation of intermediate consumption in the building sector, for the preparation of the Input-Output Tables for Catalonia
Set of matrices that describe how the expenditure of construction materials can be broken down according to the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities, based on the analysis of the product specifications and budgets of a sample of projects. It defines the share in terms of value of some 70 different product categories, taking into account the different contexts of housing construction, non-residential, building renovation and civil engineering.
Statistical indicators of the Spanish building market
Systematic monitoring of the construction statistics that is summarized as a collection of datasheets, one for each province, where the evolution of building permits is shown in terms of number of dwellings, number of buildings and residential and non-residential surface, which show the trends of the building pipeline in each zone.
Impact in the construction costs of the new acoustic requirements of the Spanish Building Code
An apartment building project has been selected as a representative sample of the current demand and ITeC has calculated the execution costs using the typical building techniques prior to the entry into force of the acoustic chapter (DB-HR) of the Spanish Building Code, and also with the techniques that should be adopted to satisfy the new noise insulation requirements.