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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)
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Energy performance assessment of an intelligent energy management system 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2016-03-01)
    Article
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    Although energy management systems are expected to result in decreased energy consumption, it is important not to overlook the energy used until commissioning (including raw materials acquisition, manufacturing and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Environmental impacts related to the commissioning and usage phase of an intelligent energy management system 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Giretti, Alberto (2015-01-15)
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    This paper presents for the first time the results of a life cycle assessment study for an intelligent energy management system. We considered material acquisition, manufacturing, transportation, assembly, operation and ...
  • Estimation of a room ventilation air change rate using a stochastic grey-box modelling approach 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Giretti, Alberto (2018-08)
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    The measurement of ventilation air change rate is a difficult, expensive task in buildings. Usually, the tracer-gas mass balance equation is used to determine ventilation air change rates. This method uses an ordinary ...
  • Experiencias con herramientas de gamificación en la docencia de proyectos en la enseñanza universitaria 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Domènech Mas, Josep Maria; López Grimau, Víctor (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2018)
    Conference lecture
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    Este artículo presenta una serie de experiencias con la herramienta de gamificación kahoot en sesiones de teoría de asignaturas del área de proyectos de ingeniería y analiza los resultados de su implementación. La primera ...
  • Factors affecting rework costs in construction 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (2017-08)
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    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 ...
  • 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 ...