Recent Submissions

  • Sprayed cementitious mortars to strengthen urban buildings: Case study in Barcelona, Spain 

    Pons Valladares, Oriol; Huang, Dawei; Albareda Valls, Albert; Pellegrino, Francesco; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Garcia, Tomàs; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2020)
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    Cities the world over require more resilient architecture that satisfies stricter structural safety standards than in the past. However, there are too many urban building structures about to reach the end of their designed ...
  • Novel architectural strategies to support an nZEB Mediterranean school 

    Crespo Sánchez, Eva; Dacosta Díaz, Joan Ramon; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos (2019)
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    The Educational Department of Catalan Government has designed a new public school located at the center of Catalonia, in the town of Solsona. For this new construction model, they have set a main goal to minimize the energy ...
  • Novel methodology towards a deep retrofit in Mediterranean schools of climatic zones: C2, D3, D2, E1 

    Crespo Sánchez, Eva; Dacosta Díaz, Joan Ramon; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos (Universidad de Cantabria, 2020)
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    En base a los trabajos realizados de este estudio, los cuales se describen en detalle a continuación, cabe destacar algunas conclusiones que están relacionadas con las estrategias pasivas: (1) la reducción de la demanda ...
  • Towards the façades of the future: a new sustainability assessment approach 

    Gilani, Golshid; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2020)
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    While majority of the recent studies report on sustainability assessment of buildings, research on the potential and sustainable performance of building elements such as building envelope and façades is scarce. Façades, ...
  • The sustainable lifestyles accelerator: opportunities for fostering sustainability transition on municipal level 

    Lettenmeier, Michael; Masseck, Torsten; Toivio, Viivi (2019)
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    The paper describes and analyzes the cooperation of the Sustainable Lifestyles Accelerator with Finnish and Spanish municipalities. The Sustainable Lifestyles Accelerator is a three-year program for upscaling sustainable ...
  • Towards a new interactive tool of resources for active learning in university large groups’ lectures 

    Pons Valladares, Oriol; Franquesa Sànchez, Jordi; Amin Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad (International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2019)
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    In universities these days, numerous different learning methodologies co-exist, from traditional to more innovative, active, cooperative or high-tech ones. Most professors and researchers have difficulties to know, compare ...
  • Integrated rooftop greenhouses and green skyline cities 

    Nikolic, Jelena (2018)
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    The paper proposes a new strategy against the global warming, which if applied on large scale is able to turn our cities into green oasis, decreasing their actual carbon footprint and increasing their carbon offset. Our ...
  • Novel methodology for the optimization of the retrofitting 

    Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos; Crespo Sánchez, Eva; Macià, Jordi; Cases Fabregas, Laia; Castellà Rodil, Marc (Passive House Institute, 2018)
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    This paper aims to present a novel methodology that permits to determine the optimal retrofitting actions to be implemented in a given building of the tertiary sector, based on its architectonic characteristics (e.g. volume, ...
  • Optimisation of post-disaster assisted self-build housing construction and labour safety in developing countries 

    Casanovas Rubio, Maria del Mar; Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Amin; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pons Valladares, Oriol (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018)
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    Natural and man-made disasters and conflicts occur constantly around the world, leaving displaced and vulnerable people every year, especially in the developing countries. Among other urgent necessities, this population ...
  • La normativa europea de estructuras de membrana 

    Llorens Duran, Josep Ignasi de (Red Latina de Tensoestructuras ; Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2018)
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    El comité técnico CEN/TC 250 "Eurocódigos estructurales" de la Unión Europea ha aprobado el documento previo a la redacción del Eurocódigo "Estructuras de membrana" y convocado la redacción del borrador del mismo. Aunque ...
  • Evaluation of advanced natural ventilation potential in the Mediterranean coastal region of Catalonia 

    Pesic, Nikola; Roset Calzada, Jaime; Muros Alcojor, Adrián (University of Belgrade, 2018)
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    Three largest Catalonian cities are chosen: Barcelona, Terrassa and Tarragona and each city geo-location represents a different climate type according to Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The purpose of this study is ...
  • IESD: Herramienta de optimización en rehabilitaciones energéticas de edificios no residenciales 

    Crespo Sánchez, Eva; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos (Grupo Tecma Red, 2017)
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    El iESD es una herramienta software basada en una metodología novedosa que tiene por objetivo facilitar la toma de decisiones técnicas en la fase de pre diseño de rehabilitaciones energéticas en edificios no residenciales, ...

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