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    • 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 ...
    • 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)
      Article
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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • An innovative protocol for the development and evaluation of the teamwork competency in virtual environments 

      Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Canals Casals, Lluc; Gonçalves Ageitos, María; Amante García, Beatriz; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
      Conference report
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      Under COVID scenario, it has been observed that the constraints derived from remote teaching makes harder an already challenging task: the achievement of teamwork skills and their assessment. This study, which is part of ...
    • 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 (2014-12)
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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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the energy consumption of university buildings 

      Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca (2022-02-15)
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      Exceptional pandemic lockdown measures enabled singular experiments such as analysing the energy consumption of vacant buildings. This paper assesses the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the energy use of academic ...
    • Assessing the performance of the neural network-based control to manage boilers through a reduced-order building's model 

      Savadkoohi, Marjan; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
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      There is a growing need to optimize the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems during building operations due to its high contribution to buildings' energy consumption and the willingness to meet the ...
    • 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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      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 ...
    • Assessment of residential defects at post-handover 

      Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Love, Peter E.D. (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2013-04)
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      In Spain, the Ley de Ordenación de la Edificación (Building Regulation Act) has established compulsory warranties to ensure that buildings meet basic requirements with regard to functionality, general safety and structure, ...
    • 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 ...
    • CO2 concentrations and thermal comfort analysis at onsite and online educational environments 

      Ruiz de Alegría Sala, Alba; Clèries Tardío, Elisenda; Canals Casals, Lluc; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Salom Tormo, Jaume (2022-11-30)
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      In building areas with high occupancy, such as classrooms, transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2 are increased when indoor air quality is deficient. Under this scenario, universities have adopted ventilation measures to mitigate ...
    • Contributions to rework prevention in construction projects 

      Macarulla Martí, Marcel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-12-17)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Literature usually suggests that construction organization can reduce the costs derived from rework implementing quality management systems. Most common challenges and obstacles that construction organizations face during ...
    • Desarrollo de un sistema inteligente de bajo coste para la gestión y monitorización de cultivos 

      López Carreño, Rubén-Daniel; Molina Cuadrado, Alba; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2023)
      Conference lecture
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      This work presents a low-cost, intelligent electronic system for crop management and monitoring based on Industry 4.0 technologies. The system automatically controls irrigation conditions according to the type of crop, its ...
    • Digital tool for indoor air pollutants simulation in industrial workplaces 

      Cebolla Alemany, Joaquim; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Viana Rodríguez, Mar; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; López Carreño, Rubén-Daniel (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2023)
      Conference lecture
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      Nanoparticles (NP), aerosols under 100 nm of nominal diameter, might be responsible of multiple diseases (cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, cancer, etc.) in mid- and long-term exposed workers in industrial layouts. ...
    • 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)
      Conference report
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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 ...
    • ENCOURAGEing results on ICT for energy efficient buildings 

      Le Guilly, Thibaut; Skou, Arne; Olsen, Petur; Madsen, Per Pritz; Albano, Michele; Ferreira, Luis Lino; Pinho, Luis Miguel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (IEEE Press, 2016)
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      This paper presents how the ICT infrastructure developed in the European ENCOURAGE project, centered around a message oriented middleware, enabled energy savings in buildings and households. The components of the ...
    • Energy benchmarking of existing office stock in Spain: trends and drivers 

      Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Ferré Bigorra, Jaume; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca (2019-11-12)
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      Buildings play a central role in the clean energy transition, which is why it is vital to understand how energy is consumed in this sector. Energy performance certificate databases are considered a key source of information ...