El principal objectiu del GRIC ha estat des de sempre la millora dels processos productius de les empreses del sector de la construcció i dels sistemes constructius en totes les seves vessants, tant amb la introducció de nous processos i nous materials, com amb la introducció de millores mediambientals, organitzatives, qualitatives i formatives, amb l'objectiu de potenciar els seus avantatges competitius.
Aquesta millora inclou també els aspectes organitzatius i formals necessaris per a realitzar una correcta gestió del coneixement en els projectes, les empreses i les organitzacions vinculades al món de la construcció en general, considerant tot el cicle de vida dels projectes constructius, des del disseny i l'execució, passant pel manteniment i fins al desmantellament dels edificis.
Les línies de recerca més importants del grup son:
La millora de l¿ficiència energètica en les edificacions, sobretot a partir de l¿plicació de millores i tècniques de baix cost i poc invasives.
El desenvolupament de solucions tecnològiques per la gestió del patrimoni construït.
La millora del comportament mediambiental de les obres i les edificacions.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

El objetivo principal del grupo de investigación es la mejora de los procesos productivos de las empresas del sector de la construcción y de sus sistemas constructivos, en todas sus vertientes, incluyendo nuevos procesos, nuevos materiales, y asimismo y especialmente las mejoras organizativas, cualitativas, medioambientales, educacionales..., necesarias. Estas mejoras deben incluir también todos los aspectos organizacionales y formales necesarios para realizar una correcta gestión del conocimiento en los proyectos, las empresas y las organizaciones vinculadas con el mundo de la construcción en general.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

The Group of Construction Research and Innovation (GRIC) conducts interdisciplinary research to improve the productive processes of the construction sector companies and their constructive processes in all their areas such as organizational, qualitative, environmental, educational, communication, management, etc. The GRIC's emphasis is on developing innovate solutions to the state-of-the-art technologies throughout the project life cycle from design to construction, and from operations to maintance and decommissioning. Research is focused in the following three major domains: construction management, management of technology and human resources management.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

The Group of Construction Research and Innovation (GRIC) conducts interdisciplinary research to improve the productive processes of the construction sector companies and their constructive processes in all their areas such as organizational, qualitative, environmental, educational, communication, management, etc. The GRIC's emphasis is on developing innovate solutions to the state-of-the-art technologies throughout the project life cycle from design to construction, and from operations to maintance and decommissioning. Research is focused in the following three major domains: construction management, management of technology and human resources management.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

Recent Submissions

  • Application study of embedded Rayleigh based Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors in concrete beams 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Elsevier, 2017)
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    In this work, an experiment on two small concrete beams is described where Rayleigh based distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) are implemented together with traditional electrical strain gauges for the monitoring of ...
  • Urban planning and agriculture. Methodology for assessing rooftop greenhouse potential of non-residential areas using airborne sensors 

    Nadal, Ana; Alamús, Ramón; Pipia, Luca; Ruiz García, Antonio; Corbera, Jordi; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2017-12-01)
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    The integration of rooftop greenhouses (RTGs) in urban buildings is a practice that is becoming increasingly important in the world for their contribution to food security and sustainable development. However, the supply ...
  • Quantitative internal infrared thermography for determining in-situ thermal behaviour of façades 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2017-09-15)
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    The thermal behaviour of a building is often underestimated or neglected during its construction and operation stages. In recent years, the heat flux meter (HFM) method has been commonly used to determine the U-value, a ...
  • Implementation of predictive control in a commercial building energy management system using neural networks 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2017-09-15)
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    Most existing commercial building energy management systems (BEMS) are reactive rule-based. This means that an action is produced when an event occurs. In consequence, these systems cannot predict future scenarios and ...
  • UPC—BarcelonaTech experience on the use of Rayleigh based distributed optical fiber sensors for SHM of concrete structures 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Rodríguez, Gerardo; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (CRC Press, 2017)
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    In the past decade, several works and studies have been performed with the goal of improving the knowledge and developing new techniques associated with the application of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) in order ...
  • Influence of admission marks on the academic performance of technical architecture students 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Rodríguez Jordana, Juan; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula (Tempus Publications, 2016)
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    Traditionally, students from higher training cycle and upper secondary school education access higher technical education with a wide range of access marks in each group. The purpose of this article is to analyse how ...
  • Rework in urban renewal projects in Colombia 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Álvarez, Ángela Patricia; Love, Peter E.D.; Edwards, David J. (2017-06)
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    There a paucity of systematic knowledge on the dynamics of rework in urban renewal projects even though such projects frequently exceed budget and schedule. The causal factors of rework and cost impact upon 69 Colombian ...
  • Factors affecting rework costs in construction 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (2017-08)
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    Rework adversely impacts the performance of building projects. In this study, data were analyzed from 788 construction incidents in 40 Spanish building projects to determine the influence of project and managerial ...
  • Predicting fuel energy consumption during earthworks 

    Trani, Marco Lorenzo Agostino; Bossi, Benedetta; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2016-01-20)
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    This research contributes to the assessment of on-site fuel consumption and the resulting carbon dioxide emissions due to earthworks-related processes in residential building projects, prior to the start of the construction ...
  • Modelling indoor air carbon dioxide concentration using grey-box models 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Carnevali, Matteo; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2017-05)
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    Predictive control is the strategy that has the greatest reported benefits when it is implemented in a building energy management system. Predictive control requires low-order models to assess different scenarios and ...

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