El grup se centra en el cicle de vida de grans projectes d'infraestructures civils modernes des d'una perspectiva global, que implica la planificació; disseny; construcció; vida útil i explotació; manteniment i desmuntatge i el reciclatge, tenint en compte aspectes econòmics, socials, ambientals, de qualitat i de salut i seguretat. Aquest grup té una perspectiva global i objectius per desenvolupar mètodes i tecnologies de gestió que es poden aplicar a qualsevol infraestructura civil com ara carreteres, línies ferroviàries, ponts, preses, canals, túnels, estructures subterrànies i edificis civils.

El grupo se centra en el ciclo de vida de grandes proyectos de infraestructuras civiles modernas desde una perspectiva global, que implica la planificación, el diseño, la construcción, la vida útil y explotación; el mantenimiento y desmontaje, y el reciclaje, teniendo en cuenta aspectos económicos, sociales, ambientales, de calidad y de salud y seguridad. Este grupo tiene una perspectiva global y objetivos para desarrollar métodos y tecnologías de gestión que se pueden aplicar a cualquier infraestructura civil (carreteras, líneas ferroviarias, puentes, presas, canales, túneles, estructuras subterráneas y edificios civiles).

The group focus on the life cycle of large modern civil infrastructure projects from a global perspective, involving planning; design; construction; service life and exploitation; maintenance and dismantling and recycling, taking into account economical, social, environmental, quality and health and safety issues. This group has a global perspective and targets to develop management methods and technology to be applied in any civil infrastructure whatsoever (including highways, railway lines, bridges, dams, channels, tunnels, underground structures and civil buildings).

The group focus on the life cycle of large modern civil infrastructure projects from a global perspective, involving planning; design; construction; service life and exploitation; maintenance and dismantling and recycling, taking into account economical, social, environmental, quality and health and safety issues. This group has a global perspective and targets to develop management methods and technology to be applied in any civil infrastructure whatsoever (including highways, railway lines, bridges, dams, channels, tunnels, underground structures and civil buildings).

Recent Submissions

  • Numerical assessment of external sulfate attack in concrete structures: a review 

    Ikumi Montserrat, Tai; Segura Pérez, Ignacio (2019-07)
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    The slow progress of the external sulfate attack and the large size and criticality of typical structures affected by this phenomenon establish numerical modeling as a key tool to assess the future evolution of concrete ...
  • Characterization of pervious concrete exposed to high levels of evaporation 

    Mora Ruacho, Jose; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Astorga Bustillos, Fernando R. (2019-01)
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    When fresh concrete is exposed to high levels of water by evaporation in structures with large ratios of surface/thickness these are prone to be altered in their constituent material properties, generating a decreased or ...
  • Models for evaluating shear strength on members with circular cross section 

    Turmo Coderque, José; Ramos Schneider, Gonzalo; Aparicio Bengoechea, Ángel Carlos (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    Solid circular columns are often used as structural supports in bridges, buildings and foundations due to their simplicity of construction and because their strength is similar in any direction. This deem them very suitable ...
  • Sustainable building technologies for post-disaster temporary housing: integrated sustainability assessment and life cycle assessment 

    Hosseini Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Amin; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), 2019-04)
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    After natural disasters, displaced people (DP) require important numbers of housing units, which have to be erected quickly due to emergency pressures. These tight timeframes can cause the multiplication of the environmental ...
  • Characterization of a fibre-reinforced self-compacting concrete with 100% of mixed recycled aggregates 

    Ortiz Lozano, José Ángel; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Parapinski Dos Santos, Ana Carolina; Pacheco Martínez, Jesús; Soto Martínez, Juan J. (WIT Press, 2017-11)
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    A new cement-based material is presented in this research contribution. The material consists in a fibre-reinforced self-compacting concrete with 100% of mixed recycled aggregate. Six different mixes were produced in two ...
  • Modelling the construction of cable stayed bridges stressed with the strand by strand technique 

    Lozano Galant, José Antonio; Turmo Coderque, José (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    The temporary supports erection method is the most common way of building cable-stayed bridges. In this technique the bridge deck is first built over a set of temporary and permanent supports. Then, during the tensioning ...
  • Quality specifications and performance indicators for highway bridges in Europe 

    Strauss, Alfred; Fernandes, S.; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Mold, Lisa; Matos, Jose C. (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    Across Europe, multiple management systems were developed with the aim of managing roadway bridges in an efficient manner. Although being generically similar, the condition assessment process, based in the as-sessment of ...
  • Inspection of existing bridges: moving on from condition rating 

    Hajdin, Rade; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Matos, Jose C. (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    It is widely accepted that safety and serviceability are primary concerns in bridge design. However, for the most of bridges’ service life, these concerns are addressed indirectly by a qualitative measure, defined herein ...
  • Final overview of COST Action TU1406: quality control of existing bridges 

    Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2019)
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    Across Europe, the need to manage roadway bridges efficiently led to the development of multiple management systems. Despite presenting similar architectural frameworks, the condition assessment procedure is one of the ...
  • Optimal metric for condition rating of existing buildings: is five the right number? 

    Ruiz Gorrindo, Félix; Aguado de Cea, Antonio; Serrat Piè, Carles; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon (Taylor & Francis, 2019-06)
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    In the context of the built environment in the recent years, the concept of maintenance has changed from corrective to preventive maintenance. There is evidence that preventive maintenance is much more efficient than ...
  • Optimisation of post-disaster assisted self-build housing construction and labour safety in developing countries 

    Casanovas Rubio, Maria del Mar; Hosseini Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Amin; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pons Valladares, Oriol (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018)
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    Natural and man-made disasters and conflicts occur constantly around the world, leaving displaced and vulnerable people every year, especially in the developing countries. Among other urgent necessities, this population ...
  • Case study of failure of long prestressed precast concrete girder during lifting 

    Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Bairán García, Jesús Miguel; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique (Elsevier, 2019-06)
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    Improvements in concrete technology, reinforcing systems and manufacturing enable the use of longer reinforced precast concrete girders, contributing to the competitiveness of this solution for bridge decks. The weight of ...

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