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    • Study of the fire and thermal behaviour of façade panels made of natural fibre-reinforced cement-based composites 

      Gónzalez López, Laura; Claramunt Blanes, Josep; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Ventura Casellas, Heura; Ardanuy Raso, Mònica (Elsevier, 2021-07-13)
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      The thermal and fire behaviour of calcium aluminate cement-based composites with a variable metakaolin content (from 0 to 40 wt% addition) reinforced with nonwoven flax fabrics has been examined. The fire behaviour was ...
    • Thermal and mechanical properties laboratory evaluation of hollow brick made of Rred clay and rice husk additive 

      Díaz Fuentes, Carmen Xiomara; Sánchez Molina, Jorge; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2020-12-12)
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      Hollow bricks in Rred clay for masonry are important in design and construction of buildings. Their thermal and mechanical properties must be considered because of the impact they have on energy consumption. The objective ...
    • Bamboo connection technology for lightweight structures 

      Aguilar Larrinaga, Roberto; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Tous Coll, Marc (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), 2021)
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      Bamboo construction is often related to traditional and vernacular architecture, which is found mostly in rural areas, where, for the construction, local people apply diverse techniques learned in an empirical way and ...
    • Prediagnosi de l'estat de l'edificació residencial dels barris incorporats a Pla de Barris 2021-2024 

      Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (2021-04-05)
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    • Real-reference buildings for urban energy modelling: a multistage validation and diversification approach 

      Ledesma Hidalgo, Maria Gabriela; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Nikolic, Jelena (2021-10)
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      Urban energy models are required to establish baselines, map buildings' performance, and explore energy and CO2 emissions reduction strategies. The authors propose a new reductive bottom-up model to estimate the final ...
    • Rheology, mechanical performance and penetrability through flax nonwoven fabrics of lime pastes 

      Rakhsh Mahpour, Ali; Ardanuy Raso, Mònica; Ventura Casellas, Heura; Rosell Amigó, Juan Ramón; Claramunt Blanes, Josep (2021)
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      The use of plant fibers as a reinforcement for fragile matrices could be an option to improve the sustainability of the construction materials. These reinforcements can be in different forms as short fibers, long fibers ...
    • Multiscale integral assessment of habitability in the case of El Raval in Barcelona 

      Vima Grau, Sara; Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Ravetllat Mira, Pere Joan; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (2021-04-21)
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      The understanding of habitability conditions of existing housing stock plays a central role in the quantification and qualification of sustainability from the architectural field. This research assessed habitability as a ...
    • Comparison among design solutions for precast buildings in medium-to-moderate seismicity zones 

      Eskubi Ugarte, Juan Ignacio; López Almansa, Francisco (World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 2021)
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      This paper compares, mainly in terms of construction cost and rapidity, two seismic-resisting systems for low-to-midrise precast buildings in moderate-to-medium seismicity zones (in Spain): (i) ordinary buildings accounting ...
    • Análisis histórico, funcional y constructivo del conjunto industrial Lámparas Z / Philips de Barcelona 

      Crispi Brillas, Albert; Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Díaz Gómez, César (2013)
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      En el presente trabajo se estudia el conjunto de edificios industriales que forman la denominada manzana Philips, construida entre los años 1953 y 1962 en la Zona Franca de Barcelona por el ingeniero Antoni Grau y el ...
    • New strategies for fire retardancy of pine and beech wood 

      Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Montón Lecumberri, Joaquín (2011)
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      Different treatments have been applied to pine and beech samples in order to evaluate their fire behavior. Boron and phosphorous flame retardants have been tested, as well as the synergic effect between boron salts and ...
    • Characterization of adobe blocks: point-load assessment as a complementary study of damaged buildings and samples 

      Navarro Ezquerra, Antonia; Sánchez Calviño, Adria; Alonso Guzmán, Elia M.; Martínez Molina, Wilfrido; Navarrete Seras, Marco A.; Ruvalcaba Sil, José Luis; Mitrani, Alejandro (2021-05-20)
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      Adobe masonry is one of the oldest construction systems still in use today, Mexico has an enormous cultural heritage with traditional adobe houses being very representative of the rural communities and their culture. The ...
    • Bond strength tests under pure shear and tension between masonry and sprayed mortar 

      Huang, Dawei; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Albareda Valls, Albert (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-05-09)
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      Sprayed mortar or shotcrete is a construction technology that could enhance existing masonry buildings’ resilience by reinforcing low-safety load-bearing walls. Many factors affect the resistance of shotcrete-reinforced ...