El GICITED és un grup altament multidisciplinari que té com a principals objectius incidir en el desenvolupament d'una edificació sostenible, d'altes prestacions i amb criteris de seguretat. Més concretament treballa en el disseny i caracterització de nous materials i sistemes constructius amb prestacions específiques per al seu ús en construcció d¿obra nova, així com en rehabilitació. Des del punt de vista de la sostenibilitat es treballa en diferents línies: la revalorització de residus i subproductes, l'ús de fusta i altres materials

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  • Bibliometric analysis of research on thermal, acoustic, and/or fire behaviour characteristics in bio-based building materials 

    Arias Cárdenas, Brenda; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Haurie Ibarra, Laia (2024-06-21)
    Article
    Open Access
    The use of bio-based building materials is a sustainable opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint associated with the construction sector. The achievement of this objective is primely achieved through the valorisation ...
  • Assessment of elaboration and performance of rice husk-based thermal insulation material for building applications 

    Rodríguez Neira, Karin; Cárdenas Ramírez, Juan Pablo; Rojas Herrera, Carlos Javier; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Torres Ramo, Joaquín; Sánchez Ostiz, Ana (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-06-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Developing environmentally friendly building materials with low environmental impacts is receiving more attention nowadays to face the global challenges of climate change; building insulation materials made from agricultural ...
  • Phosphorus-based flame-retardant acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer with enhanced mechanical properties by combining ultrahigh molecular weight silicone rubber and ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer 

    Ghonjizadehsamani, Farnaz; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Malet, Ramon; Redondo Realinho, Vera Cristina de (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-03-27)
    Article
    Open Access
    The present work proposes to investigate the effect of an ultrahigh molecular weight silicone rubber (UHMW-SR) and two ethylene methyl acrylate copolymers (EMA) with different methyl acrylate (MA) content on the mechanical ...
  • Igualòmetre: una experiència sobre la percepció de la igualtat 

    Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Avellaneda López, Alina; Rosselló i Nicolau, Maribel; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Bosch González, Montserrat (2024-06-21)
    Research report
    Open Access
    En aquest document es presenten el resultats d’una iniciativa duta a terme a l’EPSEB per tal de copsar l’opinió de estudiantat, professorat i personal d’administració respecte el grau d’igualtat entre homes i dones percebut ...
  • Evaluation of Peruvian vernacular built environment using GIS 

    Calderón Saldarriaga, Adriana Alejandra; Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Ramírez-Casas, J. (Institute for Research and Technological Development in Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Itecons), 2023)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Vernacular architecture represents a valuable source of constructive and sustainable wisdom. Despite the extensive research in the field, their techniques are still underrated, and risk being lost as communities across ...
  • Earth wall : a change of materiality to awake senses 

    Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Miranda Santos, Marta; Lescop, Laurent; Hamard, Erwan; Álvarez Coll, Nuria; Chelkof, Grégoire (Institute for Research and Technological Development in Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Itecons), 2023)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Earth buildings are often reported to bring great benefits in terms of comfort and quality of life for their inhabitants. However, raw earth’s contribution is not purely technical. Investigating the sensory domain in the ...
  • Characterization of earth building materials for evaluating earthen constructions 

    Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Mafokou, Nicolette; Rincón Villareal, Lidia; Hamard, Erwan; Poch Claret, Rosa Maria (Institute for Research and Technological Development in Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Itecons), 2023)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The objective of the Terra-Cycle SubProject 1 (TED2021-129705B-C31, Circular economy in the earth building and database development of suitable soils) is to create a public open access web-based tool, which will cross data ...
  • The construction of perceptions according to user types in raw earth spaces 

    Miranda Santos, Marta; Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; González Sánchez, Belén; Rincón Villareal, Lidia; Palumbo Fernández, Mariana
    Conference report
    Open Access
    From the result of people’s perceptions, we see that the presence of raw earth can have a positive amplifying effect on perceived atmospheres, and along various degrees according to individual and collective experiences ...
  • Earth as a building materials for contributing to the circular economy in the construction sector 

    Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Sanchez Calvillo, Adrià; Rincón Villareal, Lidia; Poch, Rosa Maria; Mafokou, Nicolette; Solé, Cristian; Faria, Paulina; Vilà, Roger (Institute for Research and Technological Development in Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Itecons), 2023)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The construction industry is responsible for one third of the total material extraction in the world and is one of the most polluting human activities. Building of new urban areas and public infrastructures requires large ...
  • Knowledge of earth construction. From empiricism to technicality 

    Miranda Santos, Marta; Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Ramírez-Casas, J.; Gonzàlez Corominas, Andreu; González Sánchez, Belén (Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2023)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Neither earth-based building materials, nor earth-based constructions in any of its forms, are subjects included in the programmes of the degrees in Building Engineering or their equivalents, either as part of other subjects ...
  • Integrated sustainability assessment of construction waste-based shading devices for the refurbishment of obsolete educational public building stock 

    Masseck, Torsten; París Viviana, Oriol; Habibi, Saeid; Pons Valladares, Oriol (Elsevier, 2024-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    Buildings and the construction sector are responsible for a considerable share of human environmental impacts, and have high economic and social costs. This project aims to contribute to advancing towards circular economy-based ...
  • Experimental study of the effects of accelerated aging cycles on the fire reaction performance of five wood species 

    Giraldo Forero, María del Pilar; Avellaneda López, Alina; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Vilches, Marcel; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María (Curran Associates, Inc., 2023)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The objective of this study is to evaluate the influence of the degradation caused by atmospheric agents’ exposure over time (weathering) on the fire behaviour of five species of wood with different natural durability, ...

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