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    • A methodology for predicting the severity of environmental impacts related to the construction process of residential buildings 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Fuertes Casals, Alba (Elsevier, 2009-03-01)
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    • A serious game enchancing social tenants' behavioral change towards energy efficiency 

      Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Vimont, Vincent; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Pinho, Luis Miguel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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      The energy consumption of the current building stock represents about 40% of the total final energy consumption in Europe. New gamification techniques may play a significant role in helping users adopt new and more ...
    • A web-based system for sharing and disseminating research results: The underground construction case study 

      Forcada Matheu, Núria; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2010-07)
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      Researchers often have to go to multiple information sources in order to identify high-quality, time-critical information. Due to the dynamic and unstructured nature of research results, they are faced with such problems ...
    • An environmental impact causal model for improving the environmental performance of construction processes 

      Fuertes Casals, Alba; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Roca Ramon, Xavier (Elsevier, 2013-08-01)
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      Despite the increasing efforts made by the construction sector to reduce the environmental impact of their processes, construction sites are still a major source of pollution and adverse impacts on the environment. This ...
    • Análisis de Ciclo de Vida: herramienta para la reducción del cambio climático en el sector de la construcción 

      Suárez Silgado, Sindy; Roca, Xavier; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Vilella, Quirze; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (EBEN / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011)
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      Uno de los problemas que más amenazas el bienestar de la sociedad actual debido al aumento cada vez mayor de las emisiones de CO2 al medio, es el fenómeno del cambio climático. El sector de la industria es uno de los que ...
    • Assessing concerns of interested parties when predicting the significance of environmental impacts related to the construction process of residential buildings 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Fuertes Casals, Alba (2011-05-02)
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      The most common challenges and obstacles encountered by construction organizations during the process of implementing and using environmental management systems are related to the inherent peculiarities of the construction ...
    • Assessing the effectiveness of gamification in reducing domestic energy consumption: lessons learned from the EnerGAware project 

      Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jons, Rory V. (2020-03-01)
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      The application of gamification to encourage energy conservation behaviour in house occupants is an emerging field of research. However, empirical evidence of its effectiveness is lacking. This paper presents lessons learnt ...
    • Contribution of the Spanish built environment to the climate change: implication to legal frameworks 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Fuertes Casals, Alba (2008-05-09T11:10:26Z)
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    • Effective building modelling for energy performance contracting 

      Giretti, Alberto; Lemma, Massimo; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jones, Rory (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2018)
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      Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) are contractual agreements between beneficiaries and energy service providers, where budgets are established in relation to a determined level of energy performance. Hence, the problem ...
    • Estimación del consumo de energía primaria y de las emisiones de CO2 de los edificios de viviendas de una ciudad de tamaño medio 

      Fuertes Casals, Alba; Hernández Sánchez, Juan Manuel; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Domènech Mas, Josep Maria; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Vilella, Quirze; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2010)
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    • Identifying potential environmental impacts at the pre-construction stage 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Fuertes Casals, Alba (2009)
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      This paper introduces a systematic approach for dealing with potential adverse environmental impacts at the pre-construction stage. The proposed methodology serves as an assessment tool for construction projects to measure ...
    • Identifying potential health and safety risks at the pre-construction stage 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Vilella, Quirze (2010)
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      Previous researches have demonstrated that decisions made during the pre-construction stage have a big influence on the construction worker safety. This paper introduces a systematic approach for dealing with health and ...
    • Influence of building type on post-handover defects in housing 

      Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2012-08)
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      Clients’ lack of involvement in defining quality requirements for dwellings built by developers leads to a perception of poor quality at the time of purchase. The research presented in this paper aims to broaden previous ...
    • Knowledge management and e-learning for underground construction projects 

      Fuertes Casals, Alba; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Ballester, Francisco; Diego, Ruben; De la Horra, Jose Manuel (Springer, 2010)
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      This paper describes a Knowledge management system (SGAC - Active Knowledge Management System) to manage the knowledge generated in a research project. This system aims both at organizing project information during the ...
    • Knowledge management perceptions in construction and design companies 

      Forcada Matheu, Núria; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (2013-01-01)
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      Knowledge management (KM) has been studied extensively in recent years. Some consider knowledge to be the most strategically important resource for any company, but the fragmented, project-based and task-oriented nature ...
    • Mitigating construction safety risks using prevention through design 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Fuertes Casals, Alba (2010-04)
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      Introduction: Research and practice have demonstrated that decisions made prior to work at construction sites can influence construction worker safety. However, it has also been argued that most architects and design ...
    • Model for enhancing integrated identification, assessment, and operational control of on-site environmental impacts and health and safety risks in construction firms 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2013-02)
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      Certifiable management-system standards apply similar management techniques and principles, but each system still tends to have a separate structure in construction companies. Research and practice have demonstrated that ...
    • 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 ...
    • Proposta metodològica per afavorir el treball en equip en assignatures semipresencials que comporten la realització de projectes d’enginyeria amb un alt contingut de disseny 

      Forcada Matheu, Núria; Casals, Miquel; Roca, Xavier; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Amante García, Beatriz; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Hernández, Juan Manuel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Ciències de l'Educació, 2009-03-25)
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      Aquest projecte ha tingut com a finalitat principal impulsar un aprenentatge més efectiu dels alumnes en assignatures que, impartides en una modalitat semipresencial, comporten la realització d’un treball de curs amb un ...
    • Reduced-order modeling for energy performance contracting 

      Giretti, Alberto; Vaccarini, M.; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jones, Rory (2018-05-15)
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      Buildings subject to Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) are usually quite complex public buildings, sometimes relatively old and usually barely documented from the technical standpoint. Gathering comprehensive and reliable ...