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  • Compartment and façade large scale tests: behaviour comparison of different insulating materials in case of fire 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Corberó, Beatriu; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Giraldo Forero, María Pilar; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (Czech Technical University, 2015)
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    Fire safety community is currently concerned about the response of some widely used insulating materials in case of fire, due to the fact that existing regulations do not show how these materials behave in real conditions, ...
  • Roofs of the future: rooftop greenhouses to improve buildings metabolism 

    Pons Valladares, Oriol; Nadal, Ana; Sanyé-Mengual, E.; Llorach Massana, Pere; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Sanjuan Demás, David; Pere, Muñoz; Olivé-Solà, Jordi; Planas Rodríguez, Carla; Rovira, Maria Rosa (2015-10-27)
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    Ancient civilizations had agriculture production in their metropolis but modern urban planning separated agriculture from cities, such as Chandigarh by Le Corbusier. At present, FAO estimates that urban agriculture produces ...
  • SHM by DOFS in civil engineering: a review 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Rodríguez, Gerardo; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2015-12)
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    This paper provides an overview of the use of different Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor systems (DOFSs) to perform Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in the specific case of civil engineering structures. Nowadays, there ...
  • Agricultura urbana en el marc d'un urbanisme sostenible 

    Nadal, Ana; Cerón, Ileana; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Sanyé-Mengual, E. (2015-05)
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  • Handover defects: comparison of construction and post-handover housing defects 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2015-05-20)
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    Although inspections occur during construction or at handover, customers do not normally participate. This situation creates a gap between the quality perceived by both contractors and customers. An analysis of 52 552 ...
  • Percepción social de los técnicos del sector de la construcción en España : Influencia de la crisis económica 

    Planas Rodríguez, Carla; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Alquézar Claramunt, Òscar; Alavedra Ribot, Pere (2015)
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    En el presente artículo se analiza el papel social que desempeñan los técnicos de la construcción en España, cuestionando si la crisis económica ha modificado negativamente la percepción que la ciudadanía tiene de ellos. ...
  • Roofs of the future: rooftop greenhouses to improve buildings metabolism 

    Pons Valladares, Oriol; Nadal, Ana; Sanyé-Mengual, E.; Llorach Massana, Pere; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Sanjuan Demás, David; Muñoz, Pere; Oliver Solà, Jordi; Planas Rodríguez, Carla; Rovira, Maria Rosa (2015)
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    Ancient civilizations had agriculture production in their metropolis but modern urban planning separated agriculture from cities, such as Chandigarh by Le Corbusier. At present, FAO estimates that urban agriculture produces ...
  • Monitoring of flexural and shear crack pattern in concrete structures by distributed optical fiber 

    Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), 2015)
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    In the present paper, two methodologies to obtain flexural and shear crack pattern in concrete elements using distributed optical fiber are proposed. The first has been validated through experimental results of tests carried ...
  • A BIM model to visualize quality risks in construction projects 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Beca, J.M.; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2014)
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    Defects are a non-value adding activity seriously affecting the performance and productivity in construction projects that spend unnecessary cost, time materials and manpower. Non-quality represent the 4% of the contract ...
  • Empirical approach for real-time estimation of air flow rates in a subway station 

    Di Perna, Costanzo; Carbonari, Alessandro; Ansuini, Roberta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2014-05-01)
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    The EU-funded project called SEAM4US (Sustainable Energy mAnageMent for Underground Stations) is targeted to define advanced control systems for cost-effective management of subway stations, which will be applied to the pilot

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