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

Enviaments recents

  • ENCOURAGEing results on ICT for energy efficient buildings 

    Le Guilly, Thibaut; Skou, Arne; Olsen, Petur; Madsen, Per Pritz; Albano, Michele; Ferreira, Luis Lino; Pinho, Luis Miguel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (IEEE Press, 2016)
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    This paper presents how the ICT infrastructure developed in the European ENCOURAGE project, centered around a message oriented middleware, enabled energy savings in buildings and households. The components of the ...
  • Uso de una aplicación móvil para realizar inspecciones municipales 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2016)
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    Inspections generate large amounts of information that have to be recorded and managed efficiently. Although different strategies to implement new technologies to improve the inspection process are being developed, the ...
  • Health monitoring of real structures by distributed optical fiber 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi; Rodríguez, Gerardo (2016)
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    Two different existing structures monitored with distributed optical fiber sensors, are described in this paper. The principal Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) results of a valuable hospital rehabilitation and the ...
  • Lessons learned in building a middleware for smart grids 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Albano, Michele; Ferreira, Luis Lino; Teixeira, César (River Publishers, 2016-01)
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    Smart grids play an important role in the modernization and optimization of the existing electrical grid, to accomplish the current European Union Energy and Climate targets. Smart grids require distributed applications ...
  • Development and calibration of a model for the dynamic simulation of fans with induction motors 

    Vaccarini, M.; Carbonari, Alessandro; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2017-01-25)
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    Accés obert
    In this paper a model for the dynamic simulation of fans used in mechanical air supply systems is described. Thanks to this model, the behavior of fans subject to control by variable frequency drives (VFD) can be predicted, ...
  • Review of civil engineering applications with distributed optical fiber sensors 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2016)
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    It’s widely recognized that during its lifetime, civil engineering structures are subjected to adverse changes that affect their condition and structural safety. In this way, the application of Structural Health Monitoring ...
  • Monitoring of shear cracking in partially prestressed concrete beams by distributed optical fiber sensors 

    Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi; Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa (CRC Press Taylor, 2016)
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    In the present paper, a novel technique is used to monitor shear crack patterns in Partially Prestressed Concrete (PPC) beams. The proposed technique is based on experimental data obtained in two PPC beams tested in ...
  • Adoption of web databases for document management in SMEs of the construction sector in Spain 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2007-07)
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    This paper presents a web-based tool designed to improve internal and external document management for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. For each ...
  • Assessment of construction defects in residential buildings in Spain 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2014-06-11)
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    The building industry is noted for its repeated building defects causing cost increases and time delays during construction. In Spain, despite the Ley de Ordenación de la Edificación (Building Regulation Act), which ...
  • Rework in highway projects 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Rusinyol Vellvehí, Gerard; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Love, Peter E.D. (2014-07-04)
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    There is limited systematic knowledge available about the dynamics of rework in highway projects, despite the fact that they frequently exceed budget and schedule by more than 10%. A case study of a Spanish highway project, ...

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