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  • Opaque ventilated façade (OVF) thermal performance simulation for office buildings in Brazil 

    Gregório Atem, Camila; Aparicio-Fernández, Carolina; Coch Roura, Helena; Vivancos, José Luís (2020-09-16)
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    Opaque ventilated façades (OVFs) are increasingly gaining in importance in the design of sustainable buildings, given that they can lessen the building´s environmental impact. Opaque ventilated façades can reduce thermal ...
  • Thermal and mechanical properties laboratory evaluation of hollow brick made of fired clay and rice husk additive 

    Díaz Fuentes, Carmen Xiomara; Sánchez Molina, Jorge; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2020-12)
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    Hollow bricks in fired 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 ...
  • Effect of bio-based phytate (PA-THAM) on the flame retardant and mechanical properties of polylactide (PLA) 

    Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Yang, Yunxian; Wang, DeYi; Zhang, Jing; Zhang, Xiaoqing; Wang, Ru (2020-08-01)
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    A novel bio-based flame retardant (Phytic acid - trometamol, PA-THAM) was prepared via salt formation reaction between phytic acid and trometamol. The chemical structure and thermal stability of this novel phytate were ...
  • A path to more versatile code provisions for slab deflection control 

    Sanabra Loewe, Marc; Capellà Llovera, Joaquim; Ramírez Anaya, Sandra; Pujadas Gispert, Ester (2021-01-15)
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    An assessment of the methods of codes ACI-318 and Eurocode 2 is performed to establish a minimum slenderness for reinforced concrete slabs, which is a simplified method for controlling the deflection of slabs. This assessment ...
  • Energy, economic, and environmental performance of a single-family house in chile built to passivhaus standard 

    Bravo Orlandini, Camilo; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente; Valderrama Ulloa, Claudia; Sanhueza Durán, Francisco (2021-02-01)
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    The energy consumption of buildings accounts for 22% of total global energy use and 13% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In this context, this study aims to evaluate the energy, economic, and environmental performance ...
  • Habitabilitat confinada 

    París Viviana, Oriol; Muñoz Soria, Gemma (Col·legi d'Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d'Edificació de Barcelona (CAATEEB), 2021-04-01)
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    Actualment estem en un moment social d’importants i ràpids canvis en els entorns de la salut, que afecten ten tant a àmbits de l’emergència climàtica com a la sanitària. Com hem vist no tots els nostres sistemes actuals ...
  • A Cellular Automata Model for Integrated Simulation of Land Use and Transport Interactions 

    Norte Pinto, Nuno; Antunes, Antonio; Roca Cladera, Josep (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-03-08)
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    Cellular automata (CA) models have been used in urban studies for dealing with land use change. Transport and accessibility are arguably the main drivers of urban change and have a direct influence on land use. Land use ...
  • El Valor Catastral de Vivienda en el Estado de Sinaloa: Análisis de Pesos Marginales, MetodologíaCRITIC, su Influencia en el Valor Catastral 

    Colado Velázquez, Luis Alfonso; Roca Cladera, Josep; Humaran, Ivan (2019-11-01)
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    En el presente documento, se reportan los resultados obtenidos en el análisis multicriterio CRITIC y espacial, realizado a las variables que se desglosan del Valor Catastral, en las Categorías de Vivienda “M5”y “M6”en ...
  • Iluminar la nada: el manejo de la luz en la creación de espacios inmateriales 

    Baserga, María Florencia; Muros Alcojor, Adrián (2020-03-18)
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    Light, matter and observer. Our visual comprehension of the reality that surrounds us is based on these three components. But, what if matter did not exist? If our relation with a specific scene would be only through light? ...
  • Sustainable design, construction, refurbishment and restoration of architecture: a review 

    Pons Valladares, Oriol; Nikolic, Jelena (2020-11-22)
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    Considering the serious challenges our planet is facing, the building environment and construction sector must minimize their high negative impacts and maximize their contribution to sustainability. Many alternatives could ...
  • Critical Review of Public Policies for the Rehabilitation of Housing Stock: The Case of Barcelona 

    Uzqueda Martínez, Angel L.; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar; Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Vima Grau, Sara (2021-03-09)
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    This article reviews rehabilitation programs in Barcelona, focusing on aspects such as the intervention model, actual public investment, and results. Programs of this type are not exclusive to Barcelona; however, similar ...
  • "Necessita millorar" 

    Bosch González, Montserrat (Col·legi d'Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d'Edificació de Barcelona (CAATEEB), 2021-01)
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    Open Access
    La rehabilitació és un vector prioritari en moltes polítiques econòmiques i estratègies de desenvolupament. Però la rehabilitació d'edificis no és només una qüestió tecnològica, precisa incorporar noves mirades i qüestions ...

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