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  • 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 ...
  • Sustainable energy management in Passeig de Gràcia Line 3 metro station in Barcelona 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Amorós Gabarrón, Francesc; Giretti, Alberto; Pellot, Michael; Pescatori, Giovanni (2014)
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    Underground transportation systems are big energy consumers, and have significant impacts on energy consumption at a regional scale. One third of a network’s energy is required for operating the subsystems of metro ...
  • Decision support for planning sustainable energy management in underground stations 

    Giretti, Alberto; Ansuini, Roberta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Amorós Gabarrón, Francesc; Constantini, Valerio; Pescatori, Giovanni (2014)
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    This paper outlines the decision support system that is being developing for the performance and financial analysis of the SEAM4US system, concerned with the implementation of an Intelligent Energy Management system for ...
  • Reducing energy consumption in public buildings through user awareness 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2014)
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    Building sector is contributing to the 36% of the C02 emissions in Europe, and consurning the 40% of final energy consurnption. In this context this paper presents a new approach developed under the ENCOURAGE project to ...
  • Energy savings in underground metro stations through the implementation of an environmental aware control system 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2014)
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    This paper is aimed at describing an intelligent environmental aware energy management system for underground stations, developed under the auspices of the European project Sustainable Energy mAnageMent for Underground ...
  • Building stock’s vulnerability to summer overheating and strategies for improving its resilience trough codes, standards and practices 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2014)
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    The main objective ofthis paper is to study the resilience of current Spanish residential building stock to climate change impacts. Results showed that 72% of current residential building stock in Spain is not performing ...
  • Sistemas inteligentes de gestión energética de edificios: el proyecto ENCOURAGE 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Pérez Dueñas, Lara (2013)
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    La mejora de la eficiencia energética en el sector de la construcción es un reto. La gestión de edificios permite la implementación de distintas estrategias para mejorar su eficiencia energética. En este contexto, el ...
  • On the design of a survey to measure effective communication in building 

    Serrat Piè, Carles; Rodriguez, Sonia; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2012)
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    Although effective communication is identified as a key indicator of project performan ce, communication aspects on contractors’ evaluation are not yet included. This paper aims to review the most relevant contributions ...
  • Energy and sensitivity analysis of Spanish dwelling stock 

    Hernández Sánchez, Juan Manuel; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2012)
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    The main aim of this paper is to know how household and dwelling related independent variables affect dependent variables: energy consumption and expenditure on energy. It is also an aim to know how energy prices and income ...

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