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.

http://futur.upc.edu/GRIC

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

  • On the bonding performance of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) in structural concrete 

    Barrias, Antonio; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (CRC Press, 2018)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) is one of the most promising and exciting technolo-gies under research to be applied in civil engineering infrastructures structural health monitoring (SHM). There-fore, in this ...
  • Facility managers’ perceptions on building performance assessment 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2018-05)
    Article
    Accés obert
    During the operational phase, building performance may decrease in various areas, so that the end users’ requirements are no longer met. Consequently, indicators are useful to assessand improve the performance of existing ...
  • Review of criteria for determining HFM minimum test duration 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2018-10-01)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The actual thermal behaviour of façades is important to identify suitable energy-saving measures and in- crease the energy performance of existing buildings. However, the accuracy of in situ measurements of façades’ U-values ...
  • A System dynamics model to determine concession period of PPP infrastructure projects: the overarching effects of critical success factors 

    Ullah, Fahim; Thaheem, Muhammad Jamaluddin; Sepasgozar, Samad M. E.; Forcada Matheu, Núria (AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, 2018-11)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The determination of the concession period (CP) in public–private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects presents complexities to decision makers because various critical success factors (CSF) are involved which may be ...
  • Macro environmental analysis of the electric vehicle battery second use market 

    Reinhardt, Robert; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Amante García, Beatriz; Christodoulou, Ioannis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    The end-of-life (EOL) strategy of repurposing degraded electric vehicle (EV) batteries in second use applications holds the potential to reduce first-cost obstacles of ...
  • A critical evaluation of cathode materials for lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries 

    Reinhardt, Robert; Amante García, Beatriz; Canals Casals, Lluc; Gassó Domingo, Santiago (2018)
    Comunicació de congrés
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    There has been an intensive research and development focus on lithium-ion batteries, which have revolutionized the electric vehicle market due to the batteries’ high energy and power density, longer lifespan, and increased ...
  • Fatigue testing of reinforced concrete beam instrumented with distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI), 2018)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The use of fiber optic sensors on civil engineering structural health monitoring (SHM) applications have become quite popular for the past two decades. Within this type of sensors however, the study and use of Optical ...
  • Long-term reliability assessment of OBR based DOFS on reinforced concrete elements 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (International Association for Structural Control and Monitoring (IASCM), 2018)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The authors conducted a laboratory experiment where two reinforced concrete beams were instrumented with a Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors that were adhered to allow the measuring of strain on four different longitudinal ...
  • Performance analysis of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors on reinforced concrete elements under fatigue testing 

    Barrias, Antonio; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), 2018)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés obert
    Optical fiber sensors (OFS) have become increasingly popular on civil engineering structural health monitoring (SHM) applications in the last two decades. This is due to several advantages when compared to the more ...
  • Building inspection system for evaluating the technical performance of existing buildings 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2018-10)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The technical performance assessment of a building is essential for planning maintenance actions to improve its condition and functionality. The aim of this study is to present a Building Inspection System to evaluate the ...
  • Identificación de estrategias para la optimización energética de edificios de oficinas 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2018-09-20)
    Report de recerca
    Accés obert
    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 ...
  • Segmentación del actual parque de edificios de oficinas 

    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2018-09-17)
    Report de recerca
    Accés obert
    Este informe representa el hito número 1 del proyecto de investigación EOFF - Soluciones individualizadas ambientalmente y económicamente sostenibles para la rehabilitación energética del parque de edificios de oficinas ...

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