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  • 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
  • Cracking assessment in concrete structures by distributed optical fiber 

    Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2015-03)
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    In this paper, a method to obtain crack initiation, location and width in concrete structures subjected to bending and instrumented with an optical backscattered reflectometer (OBR) system is proposed. Continuous strain ...
  • Environmental impacts related to the commissioning and usage phase of an intelligent energy management system 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2015-01-15)
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    This paper presents for the first time the results of a life cycle assessment study for an intelligent energy management system. We considered material acquisition, manufacturing, transportation, assembly, operation and ...
  • Analysis of the implementation of effective waste management practices in construction projects and sites 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (2014-11-05)
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    In this paper, the implementation of effective waste management practices in construction projects and sites is analyzed, using data from a survey answered by 74 Spanish construction companies based in Catalonia. Most ...
  • Smarter grid through collective intelligence: user awareness for enhanced performance 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Albano, Michele (2014-12-15)
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    This paper examines the scenario of a university campus, and the impact on energy consumption of the awareness of building managers and users (lecturers, students and administrative staff).
  • A breakdown of energy consumption in an underground station 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2014-08-01)
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    Underground transportation systems are big energy consumers and have significant impacts on energy consumption at a regional scale. The literature has revealed that the energy consumption for non-traction purposes may be ...
  • The latent causes of rework in floating production storage and offloading projects 

    Love, Peter E.D.; Edwards, David J.; Irani, Zahir; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2014)
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    There is growing demand for cost effective and reliable floating production systems to maximize marginal and new deepwater fields worldwide. Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels are considered to be ...
  • Standardizing housing defects: classification, validation and benefits 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2013-08)
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    Defects produce economic and temporal deviations in construction projects. Although learning from past experiences can help reduce defects and their consequences, usually data is not easily available, or is poorly structured ...
  • Adaptation of the EHEA standards in degree programs 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Rodríguez Jordana, Juan; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula (2014-01-01)
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    In Spain, the model of education proposed by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) represents a change in teaching methodology and planning that affects all involved in a degree course. The question is where this change ...
  • Post-handover housing defects: sources and origins 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2013-12-01)
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    In Spain, the high levels of inexperienced workers and the long chains of subcontracting contribute to the poor quality of dwellings. Althoughthe Ley reguladora de la subcontratación en el Sector de la Construcción (s ...

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