Recent Submissions

  • Predicting hysteretic damping of rectangular concrete columns subjected to seismic loading using artificial neural networks 

    Putoy López, Hollman; López Carreño, Rubén-Daniel; Pieralisi, Ricardo; Montoya Coronado, Luis Alberto (Féderation Internationale du Béton (fib), 2023)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The notable contribution of Machine learning in recent decades lies in the widespread use of artificial neural networks (ANN). These networks have become predominant for accurately predicting non-linear structural behaviours, ...
  • Use of exhaled CO2 for crop growth in urban environments 

    Ruiz de Alegría Sala, Alba; Ruana Jornet, Fermin; Canals Casals, Lluc; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (2023)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Aiming for synergies between indoor air quality in high-occupancy buildings and urban agriculture, this research investigates the capacity to enhance crop growth based on the generation of CO2 from occupants' exhalation ...
  • An integrated framework for engaging stakeholders in the circular economy processes using Building Information Modeling and virtual reality 

    Sahebzamani, Erisasadat; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Lendinez, Francisco (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), 2023)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Global climate change has become increasingly problematic over the past few decades. The construction industry has contributed to greenhouse gas emissions in recent decades. Considering these issues and the high demand for ...
  • Energy implications of implementing adaptive thermal comfort models: a case study of a nursing home 

    Vergés Eiras, Roger; Forcada Matheu, Núria (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), 2023)
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    Nursing homes are set to be operated to meet certain thermal specifications defined by existing static principles. This article presents a case study of a nursing home to analyse the energy implications of the application ...
  • Modelling indoor air quality in schools using grey box models 

    Tugores Garcias, Juan; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel (European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3), 2023)
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    Current indoor air quality strategies are based on the measurement and control of carbon dioxide (CO2) indoor concentration. Most educational buildings rely only on natural ventilation, making indoor air quality highly ...
  • Assessing the performance of the neural network-based control to manage boilers through a reduced-order building's model 

    Savadkoohi, Marjan; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    There is a growing need to optimize the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems during building operations due to its high contribution to buildings' energy consumption and the willingness to meet the ...
  • Uso de modelos reducidos para simular en lugares de trabajo la concentración de nanopartículas generadas en procesos industriales 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Las nanopartículas generadas en procesos (PGNP) son nanomateriales liberados de manera inintencionada en ambientes de trabajo durante procesos de alta energía como la quema de combustibles, el corte por plasma, la soldadura, ...
  • Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and energy consumption trade-off for educational buildings 

    Miao, Sen; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In recent years, poor indoor air quality and thermal comfort have been widely reported in related studies on indoor environmental quality in classrooms. Improving indoor air quality through ventilation is common and ...
  • An innovative protocol for the development and evaluation of the teamwork competency in virtual environments 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Canals Casals, Lluc; Gonçalves Ageitos, María; Amante García, Beatriz; Macarulla Martí, Marcel (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Under COVID scenario, it has been observed that the constraints derived from remote teaching makes harder an already challenging task: the achievement of teamwork skills and their assessment. This study, which is part of ...
  • Circular economy and digital twins in the construction sector 

    Chumbiray Alonso, Ivan-Noel; Sahebzamani, Erisasadat; Lendinez, Francisco; Forcada Matheu, Núria (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Progress in digital and industrial technologies, shape all sectors of the economy and society. In the construction sector, digital building logbooks allow circularity by tracking the CO2 emissions and waste in construction ...
  • Why PERT & Gantt do not work in buildings projects? 

    Judez Muñoz, Pedro; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Forcada Matheu, Núria (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Process engineering applied to building projects has not developed its own methodology for project management, so it has been using generic project management tools, based on PERT and GANTT, under the paradigms Critical ...
  • Thermal comfort in nursing homes’ shared rooms 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria (Sultan Qaboos University, 2021)
    Conference report
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    Existing field studies confirm that elderly people have different thermal sensation from adults. This paper presents the results of a study conducted to 1204 nursing homes’ residents from Sanitas Mayores, using a thermal ...

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