El principal objectiu del GRIC ha estat des de sempre la millora dels processos productius de les empreses del sector de la construcció i dels sistemes constructius en totes les seves vessants, tant amb la introducció de nous processos i nous materials, com amb la introducció de millores mediambientals, organitzatives, qualitatives i formatives, amb l'objectiu de potenciar els seus avantatges competitius.
Aquesta millora inclou també els aspectes organitzatius i formals necessaris per a realitzar una correcta gestió del coneixement en els projectes, les empreses i les organitzacions vinculades al món de la construcció en general, considerant tot el cicle de vida dels projectes constructius, des del disseny i l'execució, passant pel manteniment i fins al desmantellament dels edificis.
Les línies de recerca més importants del grup son:
La millora de l'eficiència energètica en les edificacions, sobretot a partir de l'aplicació de millores i tècniques de baix cost i poc invasives.
El desenvolupament de solucions tecnològiques per la gestió del patrimoni construït.
La millora del comportament mediambiental de les obres i les edificacions.

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El objetivo principal del grupo de investigación es la mejora de los procesos productivos de las empresas del sector de la construcción y de sus sistemas constructivos, en todas sus vertientes, incluyendo nuevos procesos, nuevos materiales, y asimismo y especialmente las mejoras organizativas, cualitativas, medioambientales, educacionales..., necesarias. Estas mejoras deben incluir también todos los aspectos organizacionales y formales necesarios para realizar una correcta gestión del conocimiento en los proyectos, las empresas y las organizaciones vinculadas con el mundo de la construcción en general.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

The Group of Construction Research and Innovation (GRIC) conducts interdisciplinary research to improve the productive processes of the construction sector companies and their constructive processes in all their areas such as organizational, qualitative, environmental, educational, communication, management, etc. The GRIC's emphasis is on developing innovate solutions to the state-of-the-art technologies throughout the project life cycle from design to construction, and from operations to maintance and decommissioning. Research is focused in the following three major domains: construction management, management of technology and human resources management.

The most important research lines for GRIC are:

- Improving the ENERGY EFFICIENCY of BUILDINGS, especially through the implementation of low cost and non-invasive techniques. This research line focuses on improving building energy performance by addressing aspects related to the operation and control of buildings and higher clusters (neighbourhoods, districts, cities, etc.). The ultimate goal is to reduce energy consumption and increase the energy efficiency of the built environment.

- MODELLING of the BUILT ENVIRONMENT, including new and existing buildings and their surroundings. This research line includes modelling of all actions needed to improve the operation, maintenance and management of buildings. Environmental consequences of higher clusters (neighbourhoods, districts, cities, etc.) are also modelled. The ultimate goal is to use a lower quantity of resources and thus to reduce the global environmental impact.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

The Group of Construction Research and Innovation (GRIC) conducts interdisciplinary research to improve the productive processes of the construction sector companies and their constructive processes in all their areas such as organizational, qualitative, environmental, educational, communication, management, etc. The GRIC's emphasis is on developing innovate solutions to the state-of-the-art technologies throughout the project life cycle from design to construction, and from operations to maintance and decommissioning. Research is focused in the following three major domains: construction management, management of technology and human resources management.

The most important research lines for GRIC are:

- Improving the ENERGY EFFICIENCY of BUILDINGS, especially through the implementation of low cost and non-invasive techniques. This research line focuses on improving building energy performance by addressing aspects related to the operation and control of buildings and higher clusters (neighbourhoods, districts, cities, etc.). The ultimate goal is to reduce energy consumption and increase the energy efficiency of the built environment.

- MODELLING of the BUILT ENVIRONMENT, including new and existing buildings and their surroundings. This research line includes modelling of all actions needed to improve the operation, maintenance and management of buildings. Environmental consequences of higher clusters (neighbourhoods, districts, cities, etc.) are also modelled. The ultimate goal is to use a lower quantity of resources and thus to reduce the global environmental impact.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

Enviaments recents

  • Improving the metabolism and sustainability of buildings and cities through integrated rooftop greenhouses (i-RTG)" 

    Sanjuan-Delmás, David; Llorach Massana, Pere; Nadal, Ana; Sanyé Mengual, Esther; Petit Boix, Anna; Ercilla-Montserrat, Mireia; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rovira, Maria Rosa; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro; Muñoz, Pere; Montero, Juan Ignacio; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Pons Valladares, Oriol (Springer, 2018)
    Capítol de llibre
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    Food security in cities is an increasing concern due to the impact of climate change and the concentration of world population in cities. Urban agriculture (UA) aims at enhancing food production in urban areas, providing ...
  • 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)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés obert
    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 ...
  • Application of distributed optical fiber sensors for the health monitoring of two real structures in Barcelona 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Rodríguez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2018-07)
    Article
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    The versatility and ease of installation of Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors (DOFS) compared with traditional monitoring systems are important characteristics to consider when facing the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) ...
  • In situ measurement of façades with a low U-value: avoiding deviations 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2018-04-17)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    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 ...
  • 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)
    Article
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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 ...
  • Assessing the influence of operating conditions and thermophysical properties on the accuracy of in-situ measured U-values using quantitative internal infrared thermography 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2018-07-15)
    Article
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    Within the European context, most of the current residential building stock does not fulfil minimum thermal requirements and needs to be refurbished urgently. Quantitative internal infrared thermography can provide valuable ...
  • Communication key performance indicators for selecting construction project bidders 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Serrat Piè, Carles; Rodríguez Puente, Sonia; Bortolini, Rafaela (2017-11)
    Article
    Accés obert
    It is vital to select the right project bidders, as this affects the success of a project. Although there are numerous methods for assessing bidders, communication is rarely taken into account. This paper discusses the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Multi-criteria decision analysis to assess the environmental and economic performance of using recycled gypsum cement and recycled aggregate to produce concrete: the case of Catalonia (Spain) 

    Suárez, Sindy; Calderón Valdiviezo, Lucrecia Janneth; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2018-06-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The production of virgin raw materials used in construction and the generation of construction and demolition waste (CDW) are key environmental issues in the construction industry. Portland cement and concrete are used ...
  • Embedded distributed optical fiber sensors in reinforced concrete structures: a case study 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-04)
    Article
    Accés obert
    When using distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) on reinforced concrete structures, a compromise must be achieved between the protection requirements and robustness of the sensor deployment and the accuracy of the ...
  • Reduced-order modeling for energy performance contracting 

    Giretti, Alberto; Vaccarini, M.; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jones, Rory (2018-05-15)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Buildings subject to Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) are usually quite complex public buildings, sometimes relatively old and usually barely documented from the technical standpoint. Gathering comprehensive and reliable ...
  • Rooftop greenhouses in educational centers: a sustainability assessment of urban agriculture in compact cities 

    Nadal, Ana; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2018)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Today, urban agriculture is one of the most widely used sustainability strategies to improve the metabolism of a city. Schools can play an important role in the implementation of sustainability master plans, due their ...

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