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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 ...
  • 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)
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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 ...
  • 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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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Guía de actividades docentes para la formación en integración e igualdad de oportunidades por razón de discapacidad en las enseñanzas técnicas: accesibilidad universal y diseño para todos 

    Guasch Murillo, Daniel; Corbalán Fuertes, Montserrat; Dotras Ruscalleda, Pilar; Llinares Fité, Montserrat; Aguado Roca, María Teresa; Bestraten Castells, Sandra Cinta; Bordas Eddy, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Catala Roig, Neus; Salán Ballesteros, Maria Núria; Ruiz Vela, Inmaculada; Román Jiménez, José Antonio; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Lamich Arocas, Manuel; Jaen Fernandez, Carles; Hormias Laperal, Emilio; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Ferrán Gonzálvez, Carlos; Esquerra Llucià, Ignasi; Simó Mezquita, Ester; Usandizaga Calparsoro, Miguel M. (2010-11-12)
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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 ...
  • Identificación de estrategias para la optimización energética de edificios de oficinas 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2018-09-20)
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    Este informe representa el hito número 2 del proyecto de investigación EOFF - Soluciones individualizadas ambientalmente y económicamente sostenibles para la rehabilitación energética del parque de edificios de oficinas ...
  • 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 ...
  • Implementation of predictive control in a commercial building energy management system using neural networks 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2017-09-15)
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    Most existing commercial building energy management systems (BEMS) are reactive rule-based. This means that an action is produced when an event occurs. In consequence, these systems cannot predict future scenarios 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 ...
  • In situ measurement of façades with a low U-value: avoiding deviations 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2018-04-17)
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    In situ measurements of low thermal transmittance façades are required to ensure compliance with en- ergy performance strategies for new nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and with energy policies for the transition of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Modelling indoor air carbon dioxide concentration using grey-box models 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Carnevali, Matteo; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2017-05)
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    Predictive control is the strategy that has the greatest reported benefits when it is implemented in a building energy management system. Predictive control requires low-order models to assess different scenarios and ...