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

  • Experiencias con herramientas de gamificación en la docencia de proyectos en la enseñanza universitaria 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Domènech Mas, Josep Maria; López Grimau, Víctor (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2018)
    Comunicació de congrés
    Accés obert
    Este artículo presenta una serie de experiencias con la herramienta de gamificación kahoot en sesiones de teoría de asignaturas del área de proyectos de ingeniería y analiza los resultados de su implementación. La primera ...
  • Vertically resolved precipitation intensity retrieved through a synergy between the ground-based NASA MPLNET lidar network measurements, surface disdrometer datasets and an analytical model solution 

    Lolli, S.; D'Adderio, L.P.; Campbell, J.R.; Sicard, Michaël; Welton, E.J.; Binci, A.; Rea, Alessandro; Tokay, A.; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Baldasano Recio, José María; González, Sergio; Bech, Joan; Afflitto, Nicola; Lewis, J.R.; Madonna, Fabio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-07-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    In this paper, we illustrate a new, simple and complementary ground-based methodology to retrieve the vertically resolved atmospheric precipitation intensity through a synergy between measurements from the National Aeronautics ...
  • Effects of the type of facade on the energy performance of office buildings representative of the city of Barcelona 

    Planas Rodríguez, Carla; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Alavedra Ribot, Pere (Elsevier, 2018-01-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The aim of this article is to analyze the energy efficiency issues of eight office buildings built in Barcelona. Using computer simulations to compare energy demand and level of indoor natural lighting, it is demonstrated ...
  • La relacion entre competencias y performance, un punto de partida en el desarrollo de las prestaciones 

    Rojas, Juan; Casals Casanova, Miquel (Universitat de Barcelona. Edicions i Publicacions, 2006)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés obert
    La aprobación de un nuevo Código Técnico para la Edificación (CTE) en España con especificaciones de performance o prestacional, provoca que la sociedad en su conjunto enfrente un cambio de paradigma en la manera de ...
  • 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)
    Text en actes de congrés
    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)
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    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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    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 ...

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