Enviaments recents

  • Rework in urban renewal projects in Colombia 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Álvarez, Ángela Patricia; Love, Peter E.D.; Edwards, David J. (2016-09)
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    Accés obert
    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 (2017-03-21)
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    Accés obert
    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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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    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 (2017-02-27)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    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 ...
  • Building-integrated rooftop greenhouses: an energy and environmental assessment in the mediterranean context 

    Nadal, Ana; Llorach Massana, Pere; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; López-Capel, Elisa; Montero, Juan Ignacio; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Royapoor, Mohammad (2017-02)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    A sustainable and secure food supply within a low-carbon and resilient infrastructure is encapsulated in several of The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. The integration of urban agriculture in buildings ...
  • 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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    Accés obert
    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, ...
  • 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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    Accés obert
    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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    Accés obert
    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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    Accés obert
    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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