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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sprayed cementitious mortars to strengthen urban buildings: Case study in Barcelona, Spain 

    Pons Valladares, Oriol; Huang, Dawei; Albareda Valls, Albert; Pellegrino, Francesco; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Garcia, Tomàs; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2020)
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    Cities the world over require more resilient architecture that satisfies stricter structural safety standards than in the past. However, there are too many urban building structures about to reach the end of their designed ...
  • Novel architectural strategies to support an nZEB Mediterranean school 

    Crespo Sánchez, Eva; Dacosta Díaz, Joan Ramon; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos (2019)
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    The Educational Department of Catalan Government has designed a new public school located at the center of Catalonia, in the town of Solsona. For this new construction model, they have set a main goal to minimize the energy ...
  • Novel methodology towards a deep retrofit in Mediterranean schools of climatic zones: C2, D3, D2, E1 

    Crespo Sánchez, Eva; Dacosta Díaz, Joan Ramon; Kampouropoulos, Konstantinos (Universidad de Cantabria, 2020)
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    En base a los trabajos realizados de este estudio, los cuales se describen en detalle a continuación, cabe destacar algunas conclusiones que están relacionadas con las estrategias pasivas: (1) la reducción de la demanda ...
  • New ways of life: is polycentrism tackling dispersal in Mediterranean metropolises?: a first approach 

    Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro; Ruiz Lineros, Manuel A.; Aguirre Núñez, Carlos Andrés; Cerdà Troncoso, Jorge Francisco (2011)
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    Metropolization has become the prevailing way of life in a world where 53% of its population lives in cities. Nevertheless, urban expansion has followed different models beyond suburbs and sprawl, in metropolises where ...
  • De la actualidad del ambiente antiguo a la crónica restauradora 

    Martín García, Estefanía (Fundación Docomomo Ibérico, 2018)
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    Durante el siglo xx, el lienzo arquitectónico europeo se vio cercenado como consecuencia de los conflictos bélicos. Tras la devastación de las ciudades durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial surgieron debates de índole ...
  • Gold leaf Murano glass piastras‘ performance in the trencadís Catalan modernism mosaic: recognition of primary alteration patterns 

    Orozco Camargo, Héctor Yuldor; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís (2020)
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    Gold leaf Murano glass is a unique product that over the centuries, especially during Byzantine period, has been used as facing forming big flat or curved mosaics that result in an architecture full of light and symbolism. ...
  • Desarrollo de un hormigón de muy alta resistencia armado con fibras de acero para la aplicación en componentes delgados de fachada 

    París Viviana, Oriol (Asociacion Científica del Hormigón Estructural (ACHE), 2011)
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    El objetivo del estudio es el análisis de la viabilidad técnica y económica de la aplicación de un hormigón de ultra alta resistencia armado con fibras de acero para componentes delgados de fachada. Para ello se han ...

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