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  • Energy mapping of existing building stock in Spain 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Cuerva Contreras, Eva (2016-01-20)
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    Energy performance certificate databases are a key tool for mapping national building stock and thus fostering greater overall energy efficiency. This paper presents an insight into the energy performance of residential ...
  • Accessibility of emergency evacuation of persons with disabilities in public swimming pools in Barcelona, Spain: a review of literature and regulations 

    Rovira-Beleta, Enrique; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Planas Rodríguez, Carla; Alavedra Ribot, Pere (2015)
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    Over the past four decades, many actions to promote access to and use of buildings by persons with disabilities have been effective. Different criteria, parameters, research and regulations have evolved in this area, ...
  • Model predictive energy control of ventilation for underground stations 

    Vaccarini, M.; Giretti, Alberto; Tolve, L.C.; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2016-03-15)
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    Smart building systems are opening up new markets, nevertheless the implementation of these novel technologies still lacks suitable and proven whole engineering solutions in complex buildings. This paper presents a detailed ...
  • 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 (2016-03)
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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. ...
  • 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 ...

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