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  • Communication key performance indicators for selecting construction project bidders 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Serrat Piè, Carles; Rodríguez Puente, Sonia; Bortolini, Rafaela (2017-11)
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    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 ...
  • 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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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 ...
  • Urban planning and agriculture. Methodology for assessing rooftop greenhouse potential of non-residential areas using airborne sensors 

    Nadal, Ana; Alamús, Ramón; Pipia, Luca; Ruiz García, Antonio; Corbera, Jordi; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Rieradevall Pons, Joan; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Elsevier, 2017-12-01)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The integration of rooftop greenhouses (RTGs) in urban buildings is a practice that is becoming increasingly important in the world for their contribution to food security and sustainable development. However, the supply ...
  • Quantitative internal infrared thermography for determining in-situ thermal behaviour of façades 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Roca Ramon, Xavier (2017-09-15)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The thermal behaviour of a building is often underestimated or neglected during its construction and operation stages. In recent years, the heat flux meter (HFM) method has been commonly used to determine the U-value, a ...
  • Implementation of predictive control in a commercial building energy management system using neural networks 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2017-09-15)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Most existing commercial building energy management systems (BEMS) are reactive rule-based. This means that an action is produced when an event occurs. In consequence, these systems cannot predict future scenarios and ...
  • Influence of admission marks on the academic performance of technical architecture students 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Núñez Andrés, María Amparo; Rodríguez Jordana, Juan; Jordana Riba, Francisco de Paula (Tempus Publications, 2016)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Traditionally, students from higher training cycle and upper secondary school education access higher technical education with a wide range of access marks in each group. The purpose of this article is to analyse how ...
  • Rework in urban renewal projects in Colombia 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Álvarez, Ángela Patricia; Love, Peter E.D.; Edwards, David J. (2017-06)
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    There a paucity of systematic knowledge on the dynamics of rework in urban renewal projects even though such projects frequently exceed budget and schedule. The causal factors of rework and cost impact upon 69 Colombian ...
  • Factors affecting rework costs in construction 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (2017-08)
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    Accés obert
    Rework adversely impacts the performance of building projects. In this study, data were analyzed from 788 construction incidents in 40 Spanish building projects to determine the influence of project and managerial ...
  • Predicting fuel energy consumption during earthworks 

    Trani, Marco Lorenzo Agostino; Bossi, Benedetta; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2016-01-20)
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    This research contributes to the assessment of on-site fuel consumption and the resulting carbon dioxide emissions due to earthworks-related processes in residential building projects, prior to the start of the construction ...

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