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PhD in Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering

Objectives

The main objective of the doctoral programme in Construction Engineering is to train students as specialists in the area of structural engineering and construction. The aim is to train professionals who can conceive, design, calculate and construct safe, durable, functional and aesthetic structures, using traditional and new materials, and to assess and maintain existing structures, including those that form part of historical heritage. In addition, the course is designed to provide solid training in efficient management of projects and works, with a focus on technological, construction, economic, environmental, sustainable development and life-cycle aspects. The overall educational goal of the research stage is to provide high-level scientific and technical training in the fields of structural and construction engineering. This training will enable students to generate new knowledge, propose new research paths and study unresolved problems regarding new materials, the resistant and functional behaviour of structures, new structural forms, new calculation and experimental methods, new construction systems and new ways of considering the relations between the natural and built environment. In addition, students are trained to communicate and transmit their knowledge and research by writing scientific documents such as journal articles and conference papers. In this way, students can demonstrate their capacity to understand the field of study in which they are involved and their ability to conceive, design and execute high-quality research, with the possibility of expanding the frontiers of knowledge and incorporating this knowledge into the production sector through research and development departments of construction companies and civil engineering consultancies.

Capacities

To achieve the objectives, the programme employs the right teachers in terms of quality, capacity and dedication. This is reflected in the students’ satisfaction, as they give a highly positive assessment of aspects relating to thesis supervision and monitoring. Student surveys also show that the main reason for selecting the doctoral programme is the prestige of the department and its teachers. A high proportion of doctoral theses prepared full-time. This can be achieved as many doctoral students have grants, awarded within the research projects with which they are associated or by their governments in the case of foreign students, most of whom are funded by grants in their countries of origin.

All thesis supervisors publish in JCR-listed journals with a high impact index, ranked in the first quartile (see http://futur.upc.edu/, http://futur.upc.edu/EC, http://futur.upc.edu/ATEM, http://gric.upc.edu/ca/publicacions )

The programme is divided into three research lines:

1. Structural technology
2. Construction materials
3. Research and innovation on industrial construction

The three research lines in the programme are associated with four consolidated research groups (GRC), recognised in the Government of Catalonia’s calls.

Since its creation, the doctoral programme has obtained the following quality awards:
- Quality award MCD2005-00345: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Excellence award MEE2011-0393: 2011, 2012, 2013

Rationale for the programme

The doctoral programme was created in academic year 1992-1993 as a result of the need to communicate, update and develop available knowledge relating to the various facets of construction engineering (materials, techniques, management and environment). This need is even more noticeable today, given the major scientific and technical advances made in this knowledge area. Progress been boosted by general technological development, the establishment of the knowledge society and the increasing importance of concepts associated with sustainable development.

In recent decades, major technological advances have been made that have contributed to expanding and improving the characteristics of materials; design and calculation methods; instrumentation and testing procedures; assessment, repair and reinforcement systems; and opportunities to recycle materials and structures. In addition, there are vital concerns about the environment and how to adapt existing technology to sustainable, quality construction.

All of this has led to a considerable increase in available knowledge on aspects of construction engineering (behaviour and resistance of structures in the short- and long-term, durability, etc.). In turn, it opens up possibilities for new concepts relating to the design, construction or maintenance of constructions based on approaches that are more scientific, and therefore more reliable, as well as more sustainable economically and environmentally. However, the new developments also generate many unknowns, due to the speed at which they have occurred and the lack of knowledge of many aspects that have not been studied in depth, particularly in the area of new materials, reuse and the life cycle of structures. The regulations are being rapidly adapted to the technological developments, and are therefore undergoing significant conceptual and practical changes.

All of these changes have revolutionised professional practice in the area of construction. Consequently, professionals need to update their knowledge and qualified training is required to achieve this. This programme is designed to create a research and training environment so that this aspect can be included in the third-cycle training of our students.

The doctoral programme fits perfectly within priority policies and strategic research lines in Catalonia, Spain and Europe. The lecturers who are responsible for the research lines covered by the doctoral programme carry out their research activity in European, Spanish and Catalan projects. The programme is fully justified by its coherence and participation in areas of experience and priority research activity of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (civil engineering). It is associated with two of the University’s nine strategic, cross-disciplinary technological areas: materials technology, and construction technologies and public works.

The rationale for the programme is related to the need for highly qualified people in research, development and innovation in the Catalan industrial sector. It is supported by the fact that it is the only programme of these characteristics and content taught in all Catalonia.

COORDINATOR

Casas Rius, Joan Ramon

CONTACT

Office 202 – Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 016 497
E-mail: doctorat.ECO.camins@upc.edu

Programme website

General information

Access profile

The natural route for entering the doctoral programme is for students who have competed and passed the master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering at the UPC (MEEC-UPC). Students who have taken other master’s degrees must show that they have basic knowledge of the main subjects in construction technology, that is: structural concrete, metal and mixed structures, construction materials, durability, maintenance and management of structures and civil works. Students should have some knowledge of programming and software packages for the analysis and calculation of the structures.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

20

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid

The programme does not have specific grants available for the enrolment fee.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Project and Construction Engineering
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/enginyeria-construccio

CONTACT:

Office 202 – Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: (+34) 934 016 497
E-mail: doctorat.ECO.camins@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions


Access, admission and registration

Access profile

The natural route for entering the doctoral programme is for students who have competed and passed the master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering at the UPC (MEEC-UPC). Students who have taken other master’s degrees must show that they have basic knowledge of the main subjects in construction technology, that is: structural concrete, metal and mixed structures, construction materials, durability, maintenance and management of structures and civil works. Students should have some knowledge of programming and software packages for the analysis and calculation of the structures.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Qualifications that provide direct access without the need for bridging courses include:

• master’s degree in Structural and Construction Engineering (MIEC-UPC)
• master’s degree in Civil Engineering
• master’s degree in Civil Engineering
• master’s degree in Industrial Engineering


The academic committee of the doctoral programme may recognise the equivalence of other masters of science (in the Bologna Process) or even other qualifications. To recognise equivalence, the committee will assess whether the qualification corresponds with the MIEC-UPC in terms of the number of credits and subjects that are covered, and the excellence of the academic institution in which the course was taught. Students who hold master’s degrees or other qualifications recognised as equivalent to the MIEC-UPC will be admitted automatically.

The admission of students who do not meet this criterion could be considered and analysed by the academic committee of the doctoral programme in Construction Engineering. In general, holding a master’s degree of an academic or scientific nature adapted to the guidelines of the Bologna Process will be an essential condition for access to the doctoral programme. In this case, the committee will decide whether to accept each applicant on an individual basis. The committee will assess the following aspects, according to the weighting indicated in brackets:

• The characteristics of previous studies (particularly the degree of equivalence with the master’s degree in Structural and Construction Engineering - scientific pathway) (25%).
• The grants and financial aid that have been awarded (5%).
• Academic record (20%).
• Possibility of supervision by lecturers in the department (30%).
• Previous research experience (15%).
• Language knowledge (5%).

If the number of applicants exceeds the maximum number of places, students who hold a MIEC-UPC will be given priority. Among these applicants, admission could be prioritised according to the final grades obtained in the master’s degree. Nevertheless, the academic committee of the doctoral programme could add and weight other criteria, such as previous experience in research, and publications.

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In this case, it will monitor the bridging courses that are taken and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.

Bridging courses will be on research training. Doctoral students will never be required to enrol for bridging courses worth 60 ECTS or more.

The required bridging courses in methodological or scientific training could be established for each student by:

1. The academic committee, as an admission requirement or after admission as a condition for continuation to be completed within the time limit given below.
2. The tutor or the thesis supervisor, as a result of observing gaps in the student’s knowledge or performance.
3. The thesis supervisor, as a result of observing gaps in the student’s training or as an additional advanced training need in the topic(s) of the doctoral thesis.

The committee will establish the need for bridging course on admission. The tutor and the thesis supervisor could identify and establish the need for bridging courses during the first year.

The decision about which bridging courses a student must take is made by agreement between the tutor and the academic coordinators of the programme. This decision is then approved by the academic committee.

Bridging courses to take

The committee will establish the required credits and subjects in each case. In general, subjects will be selected from the UPC master's degree in Structural and Construction Engineering, when it is considered that students need to take these subjects to achieve a suitable initial level of knowledge. For each student, the committee can define two types of additional training:

1. Training requirements prior to entering the doctoral programme. Admission to the programme will depend on passing these subjects.

2. Requirements for training in methodology, research, oral and written communication techniques.

The deadline for completing this training is one-and-a-half years (18 months) when bridging courses are required by the academic committee as a condition for definitive admission. The committee could rule to discontinue the student if the required bridging courses have not been completed in the first 18 months.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

From around mid-September to mid-October of each academic year.

February (extraordinary enrolment) mainly for students who have been waiting for visas and grants.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

From around mid-September to mid-October of each academic year.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial (compulsory).
Hours: 375.

Activity: Seminars (optional).
Hours: 2.

Activity: Research visits to foreign universities and mobility (optional).
Hours: 480.

Activity: Training in information skills (optional).
Hours: 1.5.

Activity: Research methodology (compulsory).
Hours: 12.

Activity: Innovation and creativity (optional).
Hours: 8.

Activity: Language and communication skills (compulsory).
Hours: 18.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

The programme has excellent facilities and services available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Barcelona School of Civil Engineering and the Barcelona and Terrassa schools of Industrial Engineering. These resources include classrooms and laboratories, meeting rooms, computer rooms, libraries, multimedia facilities, expert computer advice and specific areas for students. Since academic year 2016-2017, a new space has been available for doctoral students in the B0 building of the North Campus. In the Lluís Agulló Structural Technology Laboratory (LTE) and the Construction Materials Laboratory (LME), where experimental theses are carried out, the learning resources and inventory material are suitable for the characteristics of the programme. This is because investments in both laboratories are drawn from the resources of competitive projects (the Spanish National Research Plan and European projects) obtained by lecturers on the programme. These are mainly research laboratories where much of the work that is carried out consists of applied research, with a strong focus on technology transfer to the construction industry.

The LTE is used for testing and monitoring large structures and structural elements with various materials, and the mechanical characterisation of these materials. The LMC is dedicated to mechanical, physical, chemical and microstructural characterisation of construction materials. Studies of durability and the environmental impact of materials and waste are particularly relevant.

Surveys show that students are very satisfied with the resources that are available for the doctoral programme (work space, furniture, laboratory equipment, material, etc.), which overall were rated with a 4 out of 5.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • SADROLODABAEE, PAYAM: Sustainability, Durability and Mechanical Characterization of a New Recycled Textile-Reinforced Strain-Hardening Cementitious Composite for Building Applications.
    Author: SADROLODABAEE, PAYAM
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 27/05/2022
    Reading date: 11/07/2022
    Reading time: 12:00
    Reading place: Sala O.C. Zienkiewicz, Edifici C1, Planta 2a.C - Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics a l'Enginyeria (CIMNE) - Gran Capità s/n, 08034 Barcelona
    Thesis director: DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO | CLARAMUNT BLANES, JOSEP
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PLIZZARI, GIOVANNI
         SECRETARI: PUJADAS ÁLVAREZ, PABLO
         VOCAL: FARINA, ILENIA
    Thesis abstract: Cementitious materials have one of the highest compressive strength-to-weight ratios compared to other construction materials. Nonetheless, both tensile strength capacity and toughness result to be an order of magnitude less respect to the former, which thereby leads to cracking under tensile stresses caused by service loads. This lack of tensile strength capacity of the material leads to cracking and fragile failure in case the material is insufficiently reinforced. Within this context, fibers can be used in cementitious matrices aiming at enhancing the toughness, energy absorption capacity, post-cracking behavior as well as flexural and tensile strength.Although during the past decades, various types of fibers such as asbestos, steel, glass, and polymeric have been tested in brittle matrices, there have been some disadvantages such as detrimental health effects, high cost, and specifically, substantial environmental footprint. Likewise, based on the statistics, the construction sector is responsible for about 40% of the European Union's total final energy consumption, 35% of its total CO2 emissions, and 45% of waste generation. That is why significant efforts should be devoted to applying the `3Rs¿ concept of reducing, reusing, and recycling in the building sector and material fabrication.On the other hand, the textile leftover is one of the predominant waste resources worldwide while only less than 20% is being recycled. The textile industry produces textile wastes (TW) from the primary stages of garment production (pre-consumer waste such as fiber, yarn, and fabric) to the end of its useful life (post-consumer waste: discarded clothes). Thus, the reuse of this textile waste in construction is becoming interesting and convenient due to the shortage of natural mineral resources and increasing waste disposal costs.Recently, sustainable fibers produced from renewable, biodegradable, waste, recycled, available, and low-cost resources becoming a focal point. In this sense, vegetable and cellulosic fibers have already been used as reinforcement in cementitious materials for low- to medium-performance structural applications. TW fiber could be another sustainable alternative for reinforcement in cementitious composites.In view of the abovementioned, this research comprehensively verifies, by means of physical, mechanical, and durability-based material characterization tests, the possibility of incorporation of short TW fiber as well as the nonwoven TW fabric in the cementitious composites as internal reinforcement to produce a sustainable, ductile, and durable composite to be used in building applications. In this regard, several experimental tests were carried out on different mix design samples to characterize the mechanical, microstructural, durability, thermal, acoustic, fire, and shrinkage properties.The results have shown that the recycled TW fiber, especially in the form of nonwoven fabric, could be a technically feasible, sustainable, and durable reinforcement to be used in the cementitious mortar for low to medium-performance structural applications (e.g., façade panels, roofing, raised floors, and masonry structures). Further, the sustainability of the optimum composite as a façade cladding panel (as an example of one projected application) was assessed through the MIVES, a new comprehensive and integrated Multi-Criteria Decision-Making method that embraces the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social.Future works on this kind of fiber-reinforced cementitious mortar could be to develop a numerical model simulation or produce a 3D concrete printing (3DCP) prototype by employing additive manufacturing technology.

Last update: 02/07/2022 04:45:34.

List of lodged theses

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Last update: 02/07/2022 04:30:23.

List of defended theses by year

  • AIDAROV, STANISLAV: Fibre reinforced concrete column-supported flat slabs: from material and structural characterization to design and economic optimization.
    Author: AIDAROV, STANISLAV
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674306
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 06/05/2022
    Thesis director: DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO | TOSIC, NIKOLA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: FERNÁNDEZ RUIZ, MIGUEL
         SECRETARI: MURCIA DELSO, JUAN
         VOCAL: VIDAL SARMIENTO, ELENA
    Thesis abstract: Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) has proven to be a suitable material for statically indetermi-nate elements. The FRC column-supported flat slabs with partial or even total substitution of reinforcing steel bars constructed within the scope of this thesis, provided the positive outcomes from both technical and sustainability perspectives, being a supporting evidence for this state-ment. Despite the successful experiences of FRC slab construction, the widespread use of this technology is still hindered because of a number of factors related to the general comprehension of the material¿s properties, design procedure, and accurate assessment of both technological and economic aspects. In this context, further research is required to complement the current scope of knowledge, providing to practitioners and researchers a clear example of structural capacity of FRC column-supported flat slabs. Moreover, straightforward procedures focused on the design and following evaluation of the potential technological and economic benefits due to use of FRC should be de-rived. Therefore, a rather comprehensive doctoral thesis that covers the majority of the above-mentioned topics is proposed herein. The first part of the study focuses on the material characterization and analysis of the flex-ural behaviour of FRC column-supported flat slab. A full-scale FRC slab was constructed and tested under different load magnitudes, assessing the structural response at both ultimate and serviceability limit states. The results derived proved the sufficient flexural strength at ultimate conditions along with the capacity of moment redistribution and the ductility of the system. Fur-thermore, the studied FRC slab evidenced the acceptable performance in terms of cracking and deflections. Subsequently, the straightforward design-oriented method is proposed to estimate the struc-tural response of FRC column-supported flat slabs in terms of flexural strength, cracking con-trol, and instantaneous deformations. The results derived were compared with a nonlinear anal-ysis, highlighting a suitable accuracy and precision of the proposed approach. Finally, an industrial-oriented study was carried out with the main objective of elaborating a simplified method for the preliminary comparison of traditional and FRC solutions for column-supported flat slabs in terms of economic benefits. The results reflected an increment of direct costs for both fibre and hybrid (fibre + reinforcing steel bars, HFRC) solutions; however, these increments can be compensated by the reduction of the construction period and, as a conse-quence, time-dependent costs (i.e. preliminaries, equipment costs, overheads, and finance costs).

  • COTS COROMINAS, CARLES: Refuerzo de estructuras de hormigón armado y pretensado por conversión a sección mixta mediante hidrodemolición.
    Author: COTS COROMINAS, CARLES
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674341
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 06/05/2022
    Thesis director: CASAS RIUS, JUAN RAMON

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: OLLER IBARS, EVA MARIA
         SECRETARI: ALONSO COBO, CARLOS
         VOCAL: APARICIO GARCIA, JORGE
    Thesis abstract: This thesis develops a new structural strengthening technique: converting existing reinforced concrete structures to composite sections by inserting connectors after controlled demolition with high-pressure water. The key point of the research, of a technological nature, is the technique of hydro demolition, which is very unusual in strengthening projects. This technique, applied to existing structures (reinforced or prestressed concrete) makes new reinforcement techniques possible, thanks to the opening of voids and the non-affectation of the existing reinforcement. At present, this technique is mostly used for complex demolition or repair work but not for strengthening. It is in these demolished areas where it is easy to re-reinforce with new rebars, or to insert connectors (to convert to composite section), prior to injection with fluid repair mortars. The increasing robotisation of the hydro demolition terminals already allows an autonomous and programmed advancement of various demolition parameters, even underwater. The resulting interfaces are very solid and crack-free and have good production rates. This ensures a high connection strength, as there are no loose bores and the connectors can be inserted in reinforced areas. This results in very strong reinforcements, as high gradients are transmitted. This results in very strong reinforcements, as high shear forces could be transmitted. To take advantage of the rapid progress of hydro demolition, the use of traditional concretes is discarded and the adaptation and use of high performance mortars (hardening in a few hours) is investigated. To improve post-breaking behaviour, locally in the bolt head area, and to reduce cracking, structural polymeric fibres are incorporated into the interface mortar.This work explores a new structural reinforcement technique, and the development is limited to beam-type elements, although the concept is generically extensible to other structural typologies (walls, D-regions, etc.).The work gives continuity to previous research and realisations carried out in the USA and Sweden, where old steel girder bridges are "post-connected" to originally non-collaborative deck slabs. Likewise, this thesis focuses on the steel plating tensioning of existing concrete beams. This new geometric arrangement will require new construction procedures different from those previously investigated. The use of a connector (high-strength bolt) is proposed, although, again, the reinforcement approach admits other types of connectors.The experimental phase evaluates technological and strength aspects. It is divided into three phases, covering the key points of the technology: field and laboratory validation of the techniques involved, validation of the assembly and numerical and analytical modelling of the results. The technique is performed and validated on a series of beams tested in 3-point bending, with two variants of connectors. To define design criteria and recommendations, the results are compared with simplified analytical models. In addition, they are compared with numerical models to visualise the behaviour in the presence of variations in the support zone. The research validates the constructability and structural response of the technique (in ductility and ultimate capacity). Finally, future lines of research are proposed as this is a new technique: validation in fatigue, shear sections, inclusion of sensors and use of other materials (UHPC, FRP, AMF).

  • NOGALES ARROYO, ALEJANDRO: Non-linear Finite Element Analysis Oriented to Optimisation of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Structures.
    Author: NOGALES ARROYO, ALEJANDRO
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674223
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 11/04/2022
    Thesis director: DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO | TOSIC, NIKOLA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PLIZZARI, GIOVANNI
         SECRETARI: PUJADAS ÁLVAREZ, PABLO
         VOCAL: IGNJATOVIC, IVAN
    Thesis abstract: The construction industry is one of the industrial sectors with the largest output worldwide and, thus, of great economic interest. In this sector, reinforced concrete plays a significant role since it is one of the most used materials and particularly in the civil construction sector.This situation presents the research on concrete as a necessity. In the last decades, the addi-tion of fibres into concrete, for structural purpose, has been done for either partial or total sub-stitution of conventional reinforcement (steel rebar). This material is called fibre reinforced con-crete (FRC) and its main feature is its residual (post-cracking) strength, which means that tradi-tional linear elastic analyses are not recommended for implementation since they are not able to take full advantage of the material¿s potential. In this sense, international and national codes and guidelines have included models to characterise the behaviour of this material.Technological breakthroughs in computational tools allow the simulation of FRC aided by non-linear finite element models. In this PhD thesis, by means of these models, different structural elements comprised of FRC currently built in the industry are analysed: precast tunnel segments excavated with tunnel boring machines (TBMs), column¿supported elevated flat slabs and simply supported and two-span continuous beams. To this end, by means of constitutive models im-plemented through a finite element software, the models are calibrated and validated comparing the results with the outcomes obtained from experimental tests. Once this is done, the use of computational tools allows performing broad parametrical analysis to assess the performance of FRC structural elements.This thesis aims to deepen the knowledge of the behaviour of FRC and to contribute towards a better understanding of it in terms of research and structural design. The results derived from the conducted parametrical analyses are used for identifying which parameters have more influ-ence on the structural performance of the different FRC members: evaluating the influence of the residual flexural strength classes, on members with fibres as unique reinforcement, and the combination of the latter with rebar reinforcement ratio on members with hybrid reinforcement. As a result, optimised reinforcement configurations of members made of FRC and code modifi-cations are proposed. The proposed method along with the results are meant to support designers and decision makers to optimise FRC structures. Less material consumption will benefit the construction in-dustry productiveness, in terms of time and direct costs savings, whilst leading it towards a more sustainable production and improving the social perception associated with environmental factors.

Last update: 02/07/2022 05:01:06.

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Reading date:06/05/2022
Director:CASAS RIUS, JUAN RAMON
Mention:No mention
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Publication date: 01/2020
Journal article

Response of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind 15MW WindCrete and Activefloat floating wind turbines to wind and second-order waves
Mahfouz, M.; Molins, C.; Trubat, P.; Hernández, S.; Vigara, F.; Pegalajar-Jurado, A.; Bredmose, H.; Salari, M.
Wind Energy Science (WES), ISSN: 2366-7451 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.0
Publication date: 05/2021
Journal article

WindCrete fatigue verification
IOWTC2019: 2nd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference
Presentation date: 11/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Mooring fatigue verification of the WindCrete for a 15 MW wind turbine
IOWTC2021: 3rd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference
Presentation date: 02/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:MARTINELLO CARLESSO, DÉBORA
Title:Flexural fatigue of pre-cracked fibre reinforced concrete: experimental study and numerical modelling.
Reading date:06/03/2020
Director:DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO
Co-director:PIALARISSI CAVALARO, SERGIO HENRIQUE
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Fatigue of cracked high performance fiber reinforced concrete subjected to bending
Martinello, D.; de la Fuente, A.; Pialarissi, S.
Construction and building materials, ISSN: 0950-0618 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.419; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/2019
Journal article

Flexural fatigue of pre-cracked plastic fibre reinforced concrete: experimental study and numerical modeling
Martinello, D.; Pialarissi, S.; de la Fuente, A.
Cement and concrete composites, ISSN: 0958-9465 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.257; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/2021
Journal article

AUTHOR:BORTOLINI, RAFAELA
Title:Enhancing building performance: A Bayesian network model to support Facility Management
Reading date:28/02/2019
Director:FORCADA MATHEU, NURIA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
A probabilistic performance evaluation for buildings and constructed assets
Bortolini, R.; Forcada, N.
Building research and information , ISSN: 1466-4321 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.322; Quartil: Q1)
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Journal article

Operational Performance Indicators and Causality Analysis for Non-Residential Buildings
Bortolini, R.; Forcada, N.
Informes de la construccion, ISSN: 0020-0883 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.375; Quartil: Q4)
Publication date: 03/2020
Journal article

Regular and temporary occupants’ perceptions of satisfaction in tertiary education buildings
Bortolini, R.; Forcada, N.
Ergonomics, ISSN: 0014-0139 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.19; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 02/2021
Journal article

AUTHOR:GALEOTE MORENO, EDUARDO
Title:Optimization of design procedures and quality control for FRC.
Reading date:14/12/2018
Director:DE LA FUENTE ANTEQUERA, ALBERTO
Co-director:BLANCO ÁLVAREZ, ANA
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Design-oriented approach to determine FRC constitutive law parameters considering the size effect
Galeote, E.; Blanco, A.; de la Fuente, A.
Composite structures, ISSN: 0263-8223 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.407; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 05/2020
Journal article

Optimización del control de calidad para hormigón con fibras mediante el ensayo Barcelona y el método inductivo
III Congreso de Consultores de Estructuras
Presentation date: 04/04/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

3D-printing concrete: material & structure
fib Symposium of Conceptual Design of Structures
Presentation date: 27/09/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
02/05/202201/11/2022Human-centric digital twins for building managementFundaçao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio do Sul
04/04/202203/04/2023Contrato de soporte técnico para la caracterización de diferentes formulaciones de aditivos acelerantes de fraguado para uso en hormigón proyectadoINDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO, S.A.
30/03/202230/11/2022Contracte de col·laboració en l'assessorament en l'anàlisi del comportament estructural de construccions històriques i monuments de Catalunya. Expedient CU-2022-531GENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/03/202229/02/2024Asesoramiento en la verificación estructural de varias estructuras subterráneas correspondientes a varias estaciones de la alta velocidadBRIDGES TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/03/202231/03/2022Contracte de col·laboració per la implementació de solucions de coberta verda en edificis existents a BarcelonaMATAALTA ESTUDIO, SL
18/02/202218/03/2022Dictamen pericial sobre la necesidad o no de las obras de reparación y refuerzo en la cubierta de la nave logística sita en la parcela BZ2.A.1.2 de la ZAL Port-Ciutat de BarcelonaDE PASQUAL & MARZO ABOGADOS SLP
17/02/202217/02/2025Intensificació en la caracterització i optimització del disseny d'elements de formigó reforçat amb fibres d'acer en l'àmbit de les obres subterrànies.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/02/202231/12/2023LASR-FORM. Producción industrializada de la fracción ligera de residuos de trituración de automóviles como áridos ligeros para estructuras de hormigónFERIMET S.L.
01/02/202224/03/2022Convenio para desarrollar procedimientos de limpieza que permitan eliminar restos de hormigón y pintura en elementos de encofrado de manera integral, con bajo coste y en tiempos industrialmente aceptaINDUSTRIAL GALVANIZADORA, SA
12/01/202212/01/2025Doubled curved sufaces monitoring through digital twinAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/01/202202/05/2022Contracte de col·laboració per l’elaboració d’una guia d’ús de materials i sistemes constructius a les escolesCONSORCI EDUCACIÓ DE BARCELONA
02/01/202202/06/2022Contrato de apoyo técnico para la obtención de las Declaraciones Ambientales de Producto de varios materialesINST. ESPAÑOL DEL CEMENTO
01/01/202231/12/2024Reducing nanoparticle exposures in industrial workplaces.Commission of European Communities
01/01/202231/12/2024Climate change-based building design guidelinesFundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
15/12/202114/12/2022CONVENIO DE COLABORACIÓN PARA LA CREACIÓN DE LA CÁTEDRA/'GRUPO CONSTRUCIA: HUB DE ECONOMIA CIRCULAR APLICADA PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN Y LA INDUSTRIA/'CONSTRUCIA, S.L.
14/12/202131/08/2022Estudio técnico de nuevas aplicaciones para aditivos de hormigón basados en CaOCALES DE PACHS, S.A.
13/12/202112/06/2023El presente convenio tiene por objeto el desarrollo y validación de hormigones bioreceptivos para aplicar en superficie de la barreras New Jersey y favorecer la sostenibilidad e integración paisajístiGIVASA, SA
13/12/202112/06/2023Contrato de colaboración en I+D para el diseño de un nuevo sistema de barrera mixta de hormigón con recubrimiento con ASI B. Fases 1 y 2GIVASA, SA
01/12/202130/11/2024Acelerando la transición hacia una industria 4.0 sostenible, digital y circular, con nuevas tecnologás de proceso, IA y simbiosis industrialACCIONA Infraesctructuras, S.A.
01/11/202131/10/2024Impresión 3D de hormigón sensorizado para componentes de edificación orientados a la monitorización activa (SENSOCRETE 3D)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
25/10/202126/11/2021Evaluation of proposals under the Call HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENV-02-02 Indoor air quality and healthUnió Europea
15/10/202130/11/2021An initial complete draft of a CEN Technical Specification (TS) for macro-synthetic fibre reinforced concrete covering state of the art knowledge (hereinafter, MSFRC) and, a Background document (hereMacro synthetic fibre association (
12/10/202112/04/2022Determinación de los efectos de los asientos diferenciales que están teniendo lugar en la ciudad de Lima, sobre la respuesta estructural y capacidad resistente de las estructuras de las obras de la LíBENITES, VARGAS & UGAZ Abogados S.
01/10/202131/03/2023Asesoría estructural al proyecto constructivo de la estructura de la estación de la Sagrera del AVE, en BarcelonaBRIDGES TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/10/202101/03/2023Asesoría estructural en proyectos en Canadà (Broadway line, REM project, Ontario Line)BRIDGES TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/09/202131/08/2024Estrategias de ventilación optimizadas considerando la calidad del aire interior, el confort térmico y el consumo de energía en edificios educativosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Printing pattern based and MultiScale enhanced performance analysis of advanced Additive Manufacturing componentsMINECO
01/09/202131/07/2022Ordenar el coneixement en economia circular generat per l'empresa ConstruciaCONSTRUCIA, S.L.
01/09/202131/08/2024Recursos Multidisciplinares para el Diagnóstico Sísmico. Microzonación y Daño.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/12/2023Valorització d’escòries de coure per al seu ús en formigons multifuncionalsLA FARGA YOURCOPPERSOLUTIONS SA
28/07/202128/07/2021Cement-based multilayer assembly that can be used as a biological support for building facades or other structures
01/07/202101/10/2021White paper as part of contribution to the EC3 Euripean Council on Computing in Construction.European Council on Computing in Co
28/06/202131/10/2021Estudi dels procediments constructius i detalls amb elements prefabricats per edificació en alçadaHORMIPRESA NEC SL
01/06/202131/12/2023LATEM 4.0 - Materialización, digitalización y experimentación multinivel de estructuras mediante sistemas ciber-físicos de construcción 4.0AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
14/05/202113/11/2022ComMit-20 – Designing Resilient Communities to Mitigate Pandemic and Climate Change effectsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/05/202102/05/2023El objeto del contrato es el desarrollo de mezclas asfálticas conductoras de la electricidad empleando subproductos industriales (residuos de materiales carbonosos en polvo, fibra de carbono recicladaSORIGUE, S.A.
01/05/202116/04/2023Contracte de serveis d'assistència tècnica per a la investigació i assessorament en temes estructurals de les infraestructures gestionades per Infraestructures.cat i Ifer.catClau: E1-INF-20500INFRAES.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/04/202131/12/2021Treballs d'assessorament en l'anàlisi del comportament estructural de 8 monuments patrimonials.GENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
01/04/202131/12/2022Technical support contract agreement for the acceptance of Macro Synthetic Fibres as concrete reinforcement in EN 1992-1-1, Annex LMacro synthetic fibre association (
15/03/202115/03/2024Comportament sismo-resistent de connexions en sistemes de construcció industrialitzadaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/03/202115/03/2024Lean construction project management methodology in private educational sectorAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/03/202115/03/2024Modelització del procés constructiu i de l'estat de servei de ponts atirantats construïts per voladius successiusAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/202128/02/2022CONTRATO DE SOPORTE TÉCNICO PARA LA EVALUACIÓN DE LA BIORECEPTIVIDAD DE DIFERENTES TIPOS DE TEJAS CERÁMICASINSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA CERAMICA
25/02/202125/02/2021System and method for measuring response of structures
26/01/202126/01/2021Floating structure for supporting a marine wind turbine
01/01/202131/12/2021Treball de mostres de control dins del Pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental de la Central Nuclear d'Ascó.GENCAT-DEP TERRITORI I SOSTENIB
02/12/202031/12/2021colaboración en el análisis de la calidad de los áridosreciclados producidos en la planta de reciclaje, así como su aplicabilidad en lafabricación de hormigones con 100% de árido reciclado, profundiHERCAL DIGGERS SL
01/10/202030/09/2023Assistants for Healthy, Safe, and Productive Virtual Construction Design, Operation and Maintenance using a Digitial TwinCommission of European Communities
22/09/202005/01/2021Execució del contracte menor de serveis per a l'estudi de la llosa de formigó de la nau logística logaritme de Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (S56-ICS-12934)INFRAES.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
16/09/202031/12/2020Servei assessorament i anàlisi de comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatabilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de 5 bens patrimonials declarat BCINGENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
23/07/202022/01/2022Design tool for optimal performance in Additive Manufacturing (Add2Man)Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (Agaur)
23/07/202022/01/20223D-Crete: Desenvolupament i optimització d'un material cementici per a impressió 3DAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
09/07/202030/09/2020Propuesta para la redacción de Dictamen Pericial sobre la causa de los colapsos y la idoneidad de las reparaciones de la cubierta de la nave logística situada en la parcela BZ- A2.1 de la ZAL PORT-CIUCILSA, CTRO.INTERMODAL DE LOGISTICA
01/07/202030/06/2022Mitigation of the risk of progressive collapse in steel and composite building frames under exceptional eventsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2022Valorisation of knowledge for FREE from DAMage steel connectionsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2023CONTRATO para EL PROYECTO “INVESTIGACIO´N EN SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES GEOPOLIME´RICAS DESOSTENIBILIDAD INTEGRAL Y ALTO VALOR AN~ADIDO A PARTIR DE RESIDUOS DE CONSTRUCCIO´N” - CONADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
22/06/202021/09/2020Efectos de aislamiento de base de edificaciones frente a vibraciones ferroviariasEnginyers Vibroacustics, S.L.
01/06/202031/05/2023Fluencia y fatiga en elementos estructurales de hormigón reforzado con fibrasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2024Materiales cementicios neuromórficos para aplicaciones en ingeniería civilAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Implicaciones del confort térmico de los ancianos en el interior al consumo energéticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202030/05/2023Síntesis de Materiales Cementantes Suplementarios Vítreos a Baja TemperaturaMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
15/05/202030/06/2020Consultoria sobre proyecto sísmico de estructuras de fábricas confinada en Bourg MadammePL28 INGENIERIA, SLP
23/03/202022/04/2020Estudio del asiento diferencial que puede resistir la estructura del túnel R3-R4 de ADIF en la plaza de les Glóries, una vez realizado el refuerzo con cerchas metálicas dispuestas cada 2.4 m.BIM,SA (BARCELONA INFRASTRUCTURAS)
20/03/202020/05/2021Desarrollo de la investigación en lo referente a la ampliación de los usos de las escorias negras y blancas en la obra civil de forma segura y eficienteADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
19/02/202003/05/2020Evaluation of proposals under the Calls H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-STIND- 2020-singlestageUnión Europea
15/02/202014/02/2021El objeto del contrato es la realización de un informe sobre el estado de conservación de las estructuras en la CM 42, tramo Consuegra-Tomelloso y en la identificación de posibles patologíasYNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
13/02/202031/07/2020The aim of the agreement is to carry out the R&D project that consists of “Characterization of the ash from combustion of residues originated at a paper manufacture plant “SAICA Paper UK”.SAICA PAPER UK LIMITED
12/02/202012/02/2021Evaluación de la reactividad alcali-silice en unas muestras de árido de la cantera el EstrellinACCIONA Infraesctructuras, S.A.
03/02/202002/02/2022Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Recycled and Waste Materials Optimised for Improved Sustainability of Urban ProjectsCommission of European Communities
02/02/202002/01/2023CONVENIO ENTRE EL CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA, SOBRE UN PROGRAMA DE VIGILANCIA RADIOLÓGICA AMBIENTAL (RED DE ESTACIONES DE MUESTREO)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
01/02/202001/02/2021Desarrollo de software para control geométrico de losas de hormigón a partir de resultados de escáner LASERPL28 INGENIERIA SLP
01/01/202031/12/2023An Advanced Circular and Agile Manufacturing Ecosystem based on rapid reconfigurable manufacturing process and individualized consumer preferencesEuropean Commission
01/01/202031/12/2021Mantenimiento y conservación del patrimonio construido – MANTREDAgencia Estatal de Investigación
31/12/201931/12/2022Tecnologies de Làser i altra Llum (Agrupació BASE3D)Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Governació i Administracions Públiques
01/11/201910/12/2019“Estudi numèric sobre la capacitat túnel de la línia R1 de ADIF per resistir assentaments diferencials”UTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/11/201931/10/2022University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission
21/10/201918/11/2019Informe sobre el projecte de reforç del túnel de Glories i influencia en la seva resistència dels assentaments i moviments horitzontals previs i durant la seva execucióUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
09/10/201931/12/2019Caracterització experimental amb tècniques avançades de l’obra de fàbrica i de la maçoneria de pedra existents al Edifici 12 de l’antiga Escola Industrial situada a l’Eixample de BarcelonaDiputació de Barcelona
01/10/201930/09/2022programa experimental: PP FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE AND HYBRID PRE-CRACKED BEAMS SUBJECTED TO PERMANENT LOADS: EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM AND CONTITUTIVE EQUATIONS##*confirmar CIFBASF CONSTRUCTION SOL.GmbH
02/09/201901/07/2020Desarrollo de módulo de cálculo de fisuración y deformaciones de elementos de hormigón pretensadosHORMIPRESA
01/09/201928/02/2023Cost reduction and increase performance of floating wind technologyCommission of European Communities
27/07/201926/01/2020Realització d'assaigs dee laboratori per a la mesura de la deformació de fluència en provetes de dos tipus de pedra naturalPATRIMONI 2.0 CONSULTORS SL
20/07/201931/10/2020Desarrollo de materiales de construcción sostenibles (principalmente hormigón reciclado) mediante el uso de árido reciclado mixto, auto-producido (del RCD) y de calidad.HERCAL DIGGERS SL
08/07/201930/07/2019Estudi numèric sobre l’efecte del buidat parcial de les terres existents per sobre del túnel de la línia 1 del Metro de Barcelona en l’estabilitat de la seva estructura i l’anàlisi de la capacitat deUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/07/201928/02/2021Limit analysis and experimental testing of reinforced tile vaults featuring cantileversSwiss National Science Foundation
01/06/201931/05/2022New Generation Design Methods for Stainless Steel StructuresCommission of European Communities
22/05/201905/07/2019Assaigs in situ per la caracterització de l'estucat dels revestiments de la nau 8 de Can BatllóCARLOS MARTÍNEZ FUENTES S.L.
01/05/201901/02/2021Desenvolupament de façanes verdes emprant formigó de bioreceptividad milloradaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/04/201915/06/2019Informe de determinació dels assentaments admissibles pels túnels d’ADIF sota Meridiana, en l’àmbit de les obres dels túnels viarisUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/04/201901/07/2019Estudi del mur annex del pont de Sant PEre de Terrassa.AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/04/201918/06/2022Desarrollo de nuevos sistemas de diseño optimizado de forjados de hormigón reforzado con fibras más competitivos y sostenibles.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
13/03/201904/04/2019Estudio de la resistencia y ductilidad de los pilotes ejecutados en la cimentación del Hospital de Machala, en EcuadorMAKIBER SA
11/03/201911/06/2019Peritaje sobre los daños producidos por la construcción del Centro Canaletas en el túnel de la Línea 2 del Metro de MadridCENTRO CANALEJAS MADRID SLU
01/03/201901/02/2023BICISENDAS. Carril BICI: sostenible, energéticamente autosuficiente, inteligente, descontaminante, integrado y seguroFCC CONSTRUCCION, S.A.
01/03/201931/12/2019CONTRATO DE I+D+i ENTRE LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA Y LA ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL, EN EL MARCO DEL PROYECTO “CIRCLE - 2019. INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO DE UN MODELAITEX
23/01/201931/05/2019El objeto del presente convenio es la asesoría científica y técnica por parte de la UPC a SENER en el desarrollo de un sistema de monitorización estructural, dando soporte a la misma en todos aquellosSENER INGENIERÍA DE SISTEMAS S.A.
22/01/201916/04/2019Inspecció i test resistència dels murs de càrrega de fàbrica de l’edifici “Casa Xifré” mitjançant tècniques moderadament destructivesMataAlta Studio
16/01/201915/04/2019Redacció dels informes dels assentaments admissibles pel túnel del metro L1 a les obres dels túnels de les GlòriesBIM,SA (BARCELONA INFRASTRUCTURAS)
01/01/201931/12/2021Evaluación multinivel de la vulnerabilidad sísmica y mitigación de riesgo de edificios de obra de fábrica para centros urbanos históricos resilentesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Estructuras de hormigón de altas prestaciones utilizando materials y tecnologías avanzados de diseño y construcciónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021El objeto del presente Contrato consiste en la realización, por parte de UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA del ESTUDIO DE LAS PRESAS DE SUSQUEDA, TORÁN, PINTADO, Y GESTIÓN DE CANALES para ENDESA GEEndesa Generación, S.A.
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/06/2022Offshore Code Comparison CollaborationUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/12/201804/02/2021Contracte de serveis per a l'assistència tècnica per a la investigació i assessorament en temes estructurals de les infraestructures gestionades per Infraestructures de la Generalitat de Catalunya, SAINFRAES.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
27/11/201827/02/2019Estudio de las propiedades estructurales de hormigones reforzados con fibras plásticas y de vidrioFERROVIAL AGROMAN, S.A.
23/11/201830/09/2020Análisis del confort térmico en residencias de ancianos en el espacio de cooperación transfronterizo de España-PortugalFUNDACION GENERAL DE LA UNIVERSIDAD
20/11/201831/12/2018Análisis de resistencias mecánicas a flexotracción y compresión y determinación de lixiviados en muestras de yeso.AITEX
14/11/201814/05/2019Desarrollo del Proyecto para el estudio de la viabilidad de aplicación de una micro-fibra de Polipropileno-Viscosa como material de refuerzo en hormigón para el control de la retracción y fisuración aFERROVIAL SERVICIOS, S.A.
01/11/201831/10/2019Estudi de l’expansivitat de l’escòria negra, ús de l'escòria negra en mescles asfàltiques i la possibilitat d'ús de l'escòria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
10/09/201831/12/2018Diseñar y construir un nuevo túnel de dos carrilesCHESAPEAKE TUNNEL JOIN VENTURE
03/09/201831/05/2019Estudi d'alguns processos químics que faciliten la remoció de rajoles sense el dany que genera la seva remoció de manera convencionalPREPERSA, A.I.E.
30/07/201830/07/2018Montaje de cortinas y kit para la protección solar
01/07/201831/12/2020Nuevos métodos y técnicas para el proyecto, construcción, evaluación y refuerzo de estructuras de hormigónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/07/201831/12/2020Contrato de soporte técnico para la caracterización de diferentes formulaciones de aditivos acelerantes de fraguadoINDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO, S.A.
28/06/201827/07/2018Caracteritzaciò mecànica de la fàbrica d'edificis de la Rambla Catalunya mitjançant tècniques moderadament destructivesJP STEPHENS SL
03/04/201831/07/2018Diseño avanzado de puentes y estructuras singulares de aceroPEDELTA, S.L.
19/03/201821/03/2018Subvenció com a Sponsor del Seminari RILEM Spring Convention y Workshop on Advances in DurabilityINST. ESPAÑOL DEL CEMENTO
19/03/201818/10/2021Disseny eficient d'unions en estructures d'acer sotmeses a accions cícliquesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
05/03/201820/07/2018Anàlisi de les fletxes i vibracions que presenta l’estructura de l’aparcament, juntament amb el seguiment, supervisió i dictamen de les propostes de l’avantprojecte i projecte executiuAJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
02/03/201831/12/2018Assessorament sobre l'anàlisi del comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatibilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de diversos monumentsGENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U012 Models de presa de decisions per a reconstruccions post-desastre sostenibles i participatives en zones d’elevat risc sísmic. El cas de Kermanshah, Iran.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/01/201814/01/2019Gestión de las estructuras de la CM42. Fase cuatro.YNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2021Modelos estructurales para la gestión eficiente de infraestructuras: Smart BIM modelsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioactivitat de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les activitats degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
01/01/201831/12/2019Herramienta numérica-experimental para la determinación del estado de integridad de las estructurasGeotécnia y Cimientos, S.A. (GEOCISA)
01/01/201831/12/2020Hormigones sostenibles autocompactantes de altas prestaciones mediante el uso de cementos de bajo contenido en clínker y agentes de curado interno y autoselladoMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201820/03/2021Ecosistema d’R+D+i per la implementació i adopció de la Fabricació Additiva / Impressió 3D a la indústria del transport (TRANSPORT)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
01/01/201831/12/2021Project Team: SC3.T7 Stainless Steels. Revised EN 1993-1-4 Experts team to develop and upgrade the second generation EN 1993-1-4NEN Environment & Society
01/01/201820/03/2021Ecosistema d'R+D+i per la implementació i adopció de la Fabricació Additiva /Impressió 3D a fabricació de productes indistrials i als processos industrials de produccióACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
01/01/201831/12/2020Marco Computacional para la Fabricación Aditiva de Componentes de Aleaciones de TitanioMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
18/12/201717/06/2019Estudio de las propiedades diferidas (retracción y fluencia) de un material base cementicea para sistema de fabricación desarrollado por ACCIONAGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
23/11/201716/01/2018Estudio de los cimientos de las torres eólicas de los parques Win Cap y Lucus PowerIDOM INGENIERIA Y CONSULT, SAU
01/11/201731/12/2017Patrocinio Alta FIB UPCGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
23/10/201722/12/2017Instrumentació de les fissures de la façana de la portalada de l'esglèsia del Monestir de Sant CugatRECOP RESTAURACIONS
20/09/201719/10/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a la Rambla de Catalunya de BarcelonaBERIESTAIN INTERIORES S.L.
15/09/201714/03/2019Nuevas protecciones solares tensadas para talleres de arquitectura escolar sostenibleFUNDACIÓN BBVA
03/08/201731/12/2017Assessorament en relació a les solucions estructurals i constructives i de resposta de determinats materials a patologies concretes dels monuments.GENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
19/07/201715/11/2017Estudi del paravent per a les estacions de la Zona Franca de la L9 del metro de BarcelonaDOPEC, S.L.
13/07/201730/11/2021Estudi de l'estat estructural del col·lector del Morrot i de la seva capacitat per ressistir amb condicions de seguretat exigibles.AIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/07/201730/06/2019Valorisation of knowledge for European pre-QUALified steel JOINTSCommission of European Communities
01/07/201731/12/2020Productes i Processos Industrials en l’entorn d’adopció de la Fabricació Additiva (PRO2)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
30/06/201730/06/2017Plataforma digital IAHC.UPC sobre l'estat de conservació de monuments i edificis històrics de Barcelona
28/06/201727/06/2018Reparación y refuerzo de estructuras de obra de fábrica con materiales avanzadosKerakoll Spa
19/06/201718/06/2018Estudio expansividad escorias negras, uso de la escoria negra en mezclas asfálticas y la posibilidad de uso de la escoria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
15/06/201715/09/2018Evaluación y estado actual y predicción del deterioro del hormigón armado del aparcamiento/'Moll de la Fusta/'BARCELONA DE SERVEIS MUNICIPALS,SA
15/06/201714/05/2018Estudio de averías de la red de distribuciónCETAQUA
12/06/201711/07/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a l'Avenida Meridiana de BarcelonaDuckbill SL
01/06/201731/05/2021New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approachesCommission of European Communities
01/06/201701/12/2017Desarrollo de hormigón para impresora 3D a escala realGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/06/201731/05/2018Análisis inicial de la vulnerabilidad sísmica de viviendas e infraestructuras de la franja del Pacífico de Nicaragua para sustentar un proyecto de normas y guías de construcción propiasCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
27/05/201727/05/2017Elemento de transición para la transmisión de esfuerzos entre torre y subestructura en estructura flotante monolítica de hormigón para el soporte de turbinas eólicas marinas
09/05/201702/06/2017Informe sobre los silos A, B y C de ERGANSA situados en el muelle de contradique del puerto de BarcelonaAutoritat Portuària de Barcelona
28/03/201729/01/2018Informe tècnic sobre l'estat actual del/'Pont de Sant Pere de Terrassa/'AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/03/201730/04/2017First wall mock-up: Simulation of the manufacturing chainLEADING
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
01/02/201731/03/2017Estudi de l'estat actual i capacitat resistent de les plaques del pantalà del Port Esportiu de Torredembarra i les seves corresponents recomanacions d'actuacióENGINYERIA REVENTOS, S.L.
10/01/201710/01/2017Aditivo inhibidor del crecimiento biológico en estructuras de hormigón y uso
01/01/201731/03/2022H2020-737183-DISCOVERERCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/01/2018Realització de l'assessorament l'adquisició de llibres d'Arquitectura per a la Biblioteca del COAC.COL.LEGI OFI. ARQUITECTES CATALUNYA
01/01/201731/07/2020Avances en ciencia y tecnología de cementos híbridos - sosteniblesMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
02/05/202201/11/2022Human-centric digital twins for building managementFundaçao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio do Sul
04/04/202203/04/2023Contrato de soporte técnico para la caracterización de diferentes formulaciones de aditivos acelerantes de fraguado para uso en hormigón proyectadoINDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO, S.A.
30/03/202230/11/2022Contracte de col·laboració en l'assessorament en l'anàlisi del comportament estructural de construccions històriques i monuments de Catalunya. Expedient CU-2022-531GENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/03/202229/02/2024Asesoramiento en la verificación estructural de varias estructuras subterráneas correspondientes a varias estaciones de la alta velocidadBRIDGES TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/03/202231/03/2022Contracte de col·laboració per la implementació de solucions de coberta verda en edificis existents a BarcelonaMATAALTA ESTUDIO, SL
18/02/202218/03/2022Dictamen pericial sobre la necesidad o no de las obras de reparación y refuerzo en la cubierta de la nave logística sita en la parcela BZ2.A.1.2 de la ZAL Port-Ciutat de BarcelonaDE PASQUAL & MARZO ABOGADOS SLP
17/02/202217/02/2025Intensificació en la caracterització i optimització del disseny d'elements de formigó reforçat amb fibres d'acer en l'àmbit de les obres subterrànies.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/02/202231/12/2023LASR-FORM. Producción industrializada de la fracción ligera de residuos de trituración de automóviles como áridos ligeros para estructuras de hormigónFERIMET S.L.
01/02/202224/03/2022Convenio para desarrollar procedimientos de limpieza que permitan eliminar restos de hormigón y pintura en elementos de encofrado de manera integral, con bajo coste y en tiempos industrialmente aceptaINDUSTRIAL GALVANIZADORA, SA
12/01/202212/01/2025Doubled curved sufaces monitoring through digital twinAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/01/202202/05/2022Contracte de col·laboració per l’elaboració d’una guia d’ús de materials i sistemes constructius a les escolesCONSORCI EDUCACIÓ DE BARCELONA
02/01/202202/06/2022Contrato de apoyo técnico para la obtención de las Declaraciones Ambientales de Producto de varios materialesINST. ESPAÑOL DEL CEMENTO
01/01/202231/12/2024Reducing nanoparticle exposures in industrial workplaces.Commission of European Communities
01/01/202231/12/2024Climate change-based building design guidelinesFundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
15/12/202114/12/2022CONVENIO DE COLABORACIÓN PARA LA CREACIÓN DE LA CÁTEDRA/'GRUPO CONSTRUCIA: HUB DE ECONOMIA CIRCULAR APLICADA PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN Y LA INDUSTRIA/'CONSTRUCIA, S.L.
14/12/202131/08/2022Estudio técnico de nuevas aplicaciones para aditivos de hormigón basados en CaOCALES DE PACHS, S.A.
13/12/202112/06/2023El presente convenio tiene por objeto el desarrollo y validación de hormigones bioreceptivos para aplicar en superficie de la barreras New Jersey y favorecer la sostenibilidad e integración paisajístiGIVASA, SA
13/12/202112/06/2023Contrato de colaboración en I+D para el diseño de un nuevo sistema de barrera mixta de hormigón con recubrimiento con ASI B. Fases 1 y 2GIVASA, SA
01/12/202130/11/2024Acelerando la transición hacia una industria 4.0 sostenible, digital y circular, con nuevas tecnologás de proceso, IA y simbiosis industrialACCIONA Infraesctructuras, S.A.
01/11/202131/10/2024Impresión 3D de hormigón sensorizado para componentes de edificación orientados a la monitorización activa (SENSOCRETE 3D)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
25/10/202126/11/2021Evaluation of proposals under the Call HORIZON-HLTH-2021-ENV-02-02 Indoor air quality and healthUnió Europea
15/10/202130/11/2021An initial complete draft of a CEN Technical Specification (TS) for macro-synthetic fibre reinforced concrete covering state of the art knowledge (hereinafter, MSFRC) and, a Background document (hereMacro synthetic fibre association (
12/10/202112/04/2022Determinación de los efectos de los asientos diferenciales que están teniendo lugar en la ciudad de Lima, sobre la respuesta estructural y capacidad resistente de las estructuras de las obras de la LíBENITES, VARGAS & UGAZ Abogados S.
01/10/202131/03/2023Asesoría estructural al proyecto constructivo de la estructura de la estación de la Sagrera del AVE, en BarcelonaBRIDGES TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/10/202101/03/2023Asesoría estructural en proyectos en Canadà (Broadway line, REM project, Ontario Line)BRIDGES TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/09/202131/08/2024Estrategias de ventilación optimizadas considerando la calidad del aire interior, el confort térmico y el consumo de energía en edificios educativosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Printing pattern based and MultiScale enhanced performance analysis of advanced Additive Manufacturing componentsMINECO
01/09/202131/07/2022Ordenar el coneixement en economia circular generat per l'empresa ConstruciaCONSTRUCIA, S.L.
01/09/202131/08/2024Recursos Multidisciplinares para el Diagnóstico Sísmico. Microzonación y Daño.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/12/2023Valorització d’escòries de coure per al seu ús en formigons multifuncionalsLA FARGA YOURCOPPERSOLUTIONS SA
28/07/202128/07/2021Cement-based multilayer assembly that can be used as a biological support for building facades or other structures
01/07/202101/10/2021White paper as part of contribution to the EC3 Euripean Council on Computing in Construction.European Council on Computing in Co
28/06/202131/10/2021Estudi dels procediments constructius i detalls amb elements prefabricats per edificació en alçadaHORMIPRESA NEC SL
01/06/202131/12/2023LATEM 4.0 - Materialización, digitalización y experimentación multinivel de estructuras mediante sistemas ciber-físicos de construcción 4.0AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
14/05/202113/11/2022ComMit-20 – Designing Resilient Communities to Mitigate Pandemic and Climate Change effectsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/05/202102/05/2023El objeto del contrato es el desarrollo de mezclas asfálticas conductoras de la electricidad empleando subproductos industriales (residuos de materiales carbonosos en polvo, fibra de carbono recicladaSORIGUE, S.A.
01/05/202116/04/2023Contracte de serveis d'assistència tècnica per a la investigació i assessorament en temes estructurals de les infraestructures gestionades per Infraestructures.cat i Ifer.catClau: E1-INF-20500INFRAES.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/04/202131/12/2021Treballs d'assessorament en l'anàlisi del comportament estructural de 8 monuments patrimonials.GENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
01/04/202131/12/2022Technical support contract agreement for the acceptance of Macro Synthetic Fibres as concrete reinforcement in EN 1992-1-1, Annex LMacro synthetic fibre association (
15/03/202115/03/2024Comportament sismo-resistent de connexions en sistemes de construcció industrialitzadaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/03/202115/03/2024Lean construction project management methodology in private educational sectorAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/03/202115/03/2024Modelització del procés constructiu i de l'estat de servei de ponts atirantats construïts per voladius successiusAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/202128/02/2022CONTRATO DE SOPORTE TÉCNICO PARA LA EVALUACIÓN DE LA BIORECEPTIVIDAD DE DIFERENTES TIPOS DE TEJAS CERÁMICASINSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIA CERAMICA
25/02/202125/02/2021System and method for measuring response of structures
26/01/202126/01/2021Floating structure for supporting a marine wind turbine
01/01/202131/12/2021Treball de mostres de control dins del Pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental de la Central Nuclear d'Ascó.GENCAT-DEP TERRITORI I SOSTENIB
02/12/202031/12/2021colaboración en el análisis de la calidad de los áridosreciclados producidos en la planta de reciclaje, así como su aplicabilidad en lafabricación de hormigones con 100% de árido reciclado, profundiHERCAL DIGGERS SL
01/10/202030/09/2023Assistants for Healthy, Safe, and Productive Virtual Construction Design, Operation and Maintenance using a Digitial TwinCommission of European Communities
22/09/202005/01/2021Execució del contracte menor de serveis per a l'estudi de la llosa de formigó de la nau logística logaritme de Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (S56-ICS-12934)INFRAES.GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
16/09/202031/12/2020Servei assessorament i anàlisi de comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatabilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de 5 bens patrimonials declarat BCINGENCAT-DIR.GEN.PATRIMONI CULTURAL
23/07/202022/01/2022Design tool for optimal performance in Additive Manufacturing (Add2Man)Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (Agaur)
23/07/202022/01/20223D-Crete: Desenvolupament i optimització d'un material cementici per a impressió 3DAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
09/07/202030/09/2020Propuesta para la redacción de Dictamen Pericial sobre la causa de los colapsos y la idoneidad de las reparaciones de la cubierta de la nave logística situada en la parcela BZ- A2.1 de la ZAL PORT-CIUCILSA, CTRO.INTERMODAL DE LOGISTICA
01/07/202030/06/2022Mitigation of the risk of progressive collapse in steel and composite building frames under exceptional eventsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2022Valorisation of knowledge for FREE from DAMage steel connectionsCommission of European Communities
01/07/202030/06/2023CONTRATO para EL PROYECTO “INVESTIGACIO´N EN SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES GEOPOLIME´RICAS DESOSTENIBILIDAD INTEGRAL Y ALTO VALOR AN~ADIDO A PARTIR DE RESIDUOS DE CONSTRUCCIO´N” - CONADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
22/06/202021/09/2020Efectos de aislamiento de base de edificaciones frente a vibraciones ferroviariasEnginyers Vibroacustics, S.L.
01/06/202031/05/2023Fluencia y fatiga en elementos estructurales de hormigón reforzado con fibrasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2024Materiales cementicios neuromórficos para aplicaciones en ingeniería civilAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Implicaciones del confort térmico de los ancianos en el interior al consumo energéticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202030/05/2023Síntesis de Materiales Cementantes Suplementarios Vítreos a Baja TemperaturaMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
15/05/202030/06/2020Consultoria sobre proyecto sísmico de estructuras de fábricas confinada en Bourg MadammePL28 INGENIERIA, SLP
23/03/202022/04/2020Estudio del asiento diferencial que puede resistir la estructura del túnel R3-R4 de ADIF en la plaza de les Glóries, una vez realizado el refuerzo con cerchas metálicas dispuestas cada 2.4 m.BIM,SA (BARCELONA INFRASTRUCTURAS)
20/03/202020/05/2021Desarrollo de la investigación en lo referente a la ampliación de los usos de las escorias negras y blancas en la obra civil de forma segura y eficienteADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
19/02/202003/05/2020Evaluation of proposals under the Calls H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020-singlestage, H2020-NMBP-STIND- 2020-singlestageUnión Europea
15/02/202014/02/2021El objeto del contrato es la realización de un informe sobre el estado de conservación de las estructuras en la CM 42, tramo Consuegra-Tomelloso y en la identificación de posibles patologíasYNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
13/02/202031/07/2020The aim of the agreement is to carry out the R&D project that consists of “Characterization of the ash from combustion of residues originated at a paper manufacture plant “SAICA Paper UK”.SAICA PAPER UK LIMITED
12/02/202012/02/2021Evaluación de la reactividad alcali-silice en unas muestras de árido de la cantera el EstrellinACCIONA Infraesctructuras, S.A.
03/02/202002/02/2022Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Recycled and Waste Materials Optimised for Improved Sustainability of Urban ProjectsCommission of European Communities
02/02/202002/01/2023CONVENIO ENTRE EL CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA, SOBRE UN PROGRAMA DE VIGILANCIA RADIOLÓGICA AMBIENTAL (RED DE ESTACIONES DE MUESTREO)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
01/02/202001/02/2021Desarrollo de software para control geométrico de losas de hormigón a partir de resultados de escáner LASERPL28 INGENIERIA SLP
01/01/202031/12/2023An Advanced Circular and Agile Manufacturing Ecosystem based on rapid reconfigurable manufacturing process and individualized consumer preferencesEuropean Commission
01/01/202031/12/2021Mantenimiento y conservación del patrimonio construido – MANTREDAgencia Estatal de Investigación
31/12/201931/12/2022Tecnologies de Làser i altra Llum (Agrupació BASE3D)Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Governació i Administracions Públiques
01/11/201910/12/2019“Estudi numèric sobre la capacitat túnel de la línia R1 de ADIF per resistir assentaments diferencials”UTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/11/201931/10/2022University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission
21/10/201918/11/2019Informe sobre el projecte de reforç del túnel de Glories i influencia en la seva resistència dels assentaments i moviments horitzontals previs i durant la seva execucióUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
09/10/201931/12/2019Caracterització experimental amb tècniques avançades de l’obra de fàbrica i de la maçoneria de pedra existents al Edifici 12 de l’antiga Escola Industrial situada a l’Eixample de BarcelonaDiputació de Barcelona
01/10/201930/09/2022programa experimental: PP FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE AND HYBRID PRE-CRACKED BEAMS SUBJECTED TO PERMANENT LOADS: EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM AND CONTITUTIVE EQUATIONS##*confirmar CIFBASF CONSTRUCTION SOL.GmbH
02/09/201901/07/2020Desarrollo de módulo de cálculo de fisuración y deformaciones de elementos de hormigón pretensadosHORMIPRESA
01/09/201928/02/2023Cost reduction and increase performance of floating wind technologyCommission of European Communities
27/07/201926/01/2020Realització d'assaigs dee laboratori per a la mesura de la deformació de fluència en provetes de dos tipus de pedra naturalPATRIMONI 2.0 CONSULTORS SL
20/07/201931/10/2020Desarrollo de materiales de construcción sostenibles (principalmente hormigón reciclado) mediante el uso de árido reciclado mixto, auto-producido (del RCD) y de calidad.HERCAL DIGGERS SL
08/07/201930/07/2019Estudi numèric sobre l’efecte del buidat parcial de les terres existents per sobre del túnel de la línia 1 del Metro de Barcelona en l’estabilitat de la seva estructura i l’anàlisi de la capacitat deUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/07/201928/02/2021Limit analysis and experimental testing of reinforced tile vaults featuring cantileversSwiss National Science Foundation
01/06/201931/05/2022New Generation Design Methods for Stainless Steel StructuresCommission of European Communities
22/05/201905/07/2019Assaigs in situ per la caracterització de l'estucat dels revestiments de la nau 8 de Can BatllóCARLOS MARTÍNEZ FUENTES S.L.
01/05/201901/02/2021Desenvolupament de façanes verdes emprant formigó de bioreceptividad milloradaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/04/201915/06/2019Informe de determinació dels assentaments admissibles pels túnels d’ADIF sota Meridiana, en l’àmbit de les obres dels túnels viarisUTE QUALITAT TUNEL GLORIES
01/04/201901/07/2019Estudi del mur annex del pont de Sant PEre de Terrassa.AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/04/201918/06/2022Desarrollo de nuevos sistemas de diseño optimizado de forjados de hormigón reforzado con fibras más competitivos y sostenibles.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
13/03/201904/04/2019Estudio de la resistencia y ductilidad de los pilotes ejecutados en la cimentación del Hospital de Machala, en EcuadorMAKIBER SA
11/03/201911/06/2019Peritaje sobre los daños producidos por la construcción del Centro Canaletas en el túnel de la Línea 2 del Metro de MadridCENTRO CANALEJAS MADRID SLU
01/03/201901/02/2023BICISENDAS. Carril BICI: sostenible, energéticamente autosuficiente, inteligente, descontaminante, integrado y seguroFCC CONSTRUCCION, S.A.
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01/01/201931/12/2021El objeto del presente Contrato consiste en la realización, por parte de UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA del ESTUDIO DE LAS PRESAS DE SUSQUEDA, TORÁN, PINTADO, Y GESTIÓN DE CANALES para ENDESA GEEndesa Generación, S.A.
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01/01/201930/06/2022Offshore Code Comparison CollaborationUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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03/09/201831/05/2019Estudi d'alguns processos químics que faciliten la remoció de rajoles sense el dany que genera la seva remoció de manera convencionalPREPERSA, A.I.E.
30/07/201830/07/2018Montaje de cortinas y kit para la protección solar
01/07/201831/12/2020Nuevos métodos y técnicas para el proyecto, construcción, evaluación y refuerzo de estructuras de hormigónAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/07/201831/12/2020Contrato de soporte técnico para la caracterización de diferentes formulaciones de aditivos acelerantes de fraguadoINDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO, S.A.
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19/03/201821/03/2018Subvenció com a Sponsor del Seminari RILEM Spring Convention y Workshop on Advances in DurabilityINST. ESPAÑOL DEL CEMENTO
19/03/201818/10/2021Disseny eficient d'unions en estructures d'acer sotmeses a accions cícliquesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
05/03/201820/07/2018Anàlisi de les fletxes i vibracions que presenta l’estructura de l’aparcament, juntament amb el seguiment, supervisió i dictamen de les propostes de l’avantprojecte i projecte executiuAJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
02/03/201831/12/2018Assessorament sobre l'anàlisi del comportament estructural i constructiu de monuments i compatibilitat de sistemes constructius en temes relacionats amb patologies de diversos monumentsGENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U012 Models de presa de decisions per a reconstruccions post-desastre sostenibles i participatives en zones d’elevat risc sísmic. El cas de Kermanshah, Iran.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/01/201814/01/2019Gestión de las estructuras de la CM42. Fase cuatro.YNSMAN INS SERV ING PARA INFRAES SL
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2021Modelos estructurales para la gestión eficiente de infraestructuras: Smart BIM modelsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
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01/01/201831/12/2019Herramienta numérica-experimental para la determinación del estado de integridad de las estructurasGeotécnia y Cimientos, S.A. (GEOCISA)
01/01/201831/12/2020Hormigones sostenibles autocompactantes de altas prestaciones mediante el uso de cementos de bajo contenido en clínker y agentes de curado interno y autoselladoMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201820/03/2021Ecosistema d’R+D+i per la implementació i adopció de la Fabricació Additiva / Impressió 3D a la indústria del transport (TRANSPORT)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
01/01/201831/12/2021Project Team: SC3.T7 Stainless Steels. Revised EN 1993-1-4 Experts team to develop and upgrade the second generation EN 1993-1-4NEN Environment & Society
01/01/201820/03/2021Ecosistema d'R+D+i per la implementació i adopció de la Fabricació Additiva /Impressió 3D a fabricació de productes indistrials i als processos industrials de produccióACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
01/01/201831/12/2020Marco Computacional para la Fabricación Aditiva de Componentes de Aleaciones de TitanioMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
18/12/201717/06/2019Estudio de las propiedades diferidas (retracción y fluencia) de un material base cementicea para sistema de fabricación desarrollado por ACCIONAGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
23/11/201716/01/2018Estudio de los cimientos de las torres eólicas de los parques Win Cap y Lucus PowerIDOM INGENIERIA Y CONSULT, SAU
01/11/201731/12/2017Patrocinio Alta FIB UPCGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
23/10/201722/12/2017Instrumentació de les fissures de la façana de la portalada de l'esglèsia del Monestir de Sant CugatRECOP RESTAURACIONS
20/09/201719/10/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a la Rambla de Catalunya de BarcelonaBERIESTAIN INTERIORES S.L.
15/09/201714/03/2019Nuevas protecciones solares tensadas para talleres de arquitectura escolar sostenibleFUNDACIÓN BBVA
03/08/201731/12/2017Assessorament en relació a les solucions estructurals i constructives i de resposta de determinats materials a patologies concretes dels monuments.GENCAT-DEP.CULTURA
19/07/201715/11/2017Estudi del paravent per a les estacions de la Zona Franca de la L9 del metro de BarcelonaDOPEC, S.L.
13/07/201730/11/2021Estudi de l'estat estructural del col·lector del Morrot i de la seva capacitat per ressistir amb condicions de seguretat exigibles.AIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/07/201730/06/2019Valorisation of knowledge for European pre-QUALified steel JOINTSCommission of European Communities
01/07/201731/12/2020Productes i Processos Industrials en l’entorn d’adopció de la Fabricació Additiva (PRO2)ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya
30/06/201730/06/2017Plataforma digital IAHC.UPC sobre l'estat de conservació de monuments i edificis històrics de Barcelona
28/06/201727/06/2018Reparación y refuerzo de estructuras de obra de fábrica con materiales avanzadosKerakoll Spa
19/06/201718/06/2018Estudio expansividad escorias negras, uso de la escoria negra en mezclas asfálticas y la posibilidad de uso de la escoria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
15/06/201715/09/2018Evaluación y estado actual y predicción del deterioro del hormigón armado del aparcamiento/'Moll de la Fusta/'BARCELONA DE SERVEIS MUNICIPALS,SA
15/06/201714/05/2018Estudio de averías de la red de distribuciónCETAQUA
12/06/201711/07/2017Avaluació de les proprietats resistents de l'obra de fàbrica amb assajos moderadament destructius a l'Avenida Meridiana de BarcelonaDuckbill SL
01/06/201731/05/2021New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approachesCommission of European Communities
01/06/201701/12/2017Desarrollo de hormigón para impresora 3D a escala realGRUPO ACCIONA, S.A.
01/06/201731/05/2018Análisis inicial de la vulnerabilidad sísmica de viviendas e infraestructuras de la franja del Pacífico de Nicaragua para sustentar un proyecto de normas y guías de construcción propiasCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
27/05/201727/05/2017Elemento de transición para la transmisión de esfuerzos entre torre y subestructura en estructura flotante monolítica de hormigón para el soporte de turbinas eólicas marinas
09/05/201702/06/2017Informe sobre los silos A, B y C de ERGANSA situados en el muelle de contradique del puerto de BarcelonaAutoritat Portuària de Barcelona
28/03/201729/01/2018Informe tècnic sobre l'estat actual del/'Pont de Sant Pere de Terrassa/'AJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/03/201730/04/2017First wall mock-up: Simulation of the manufacturing chainLEADING
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
01/02/201731/03/2017Estudi de l'estat actual i capacitat resistent de les plaques del pantalà del Port Esportiu de Torredembarra i les seves corresponents recomanacions d'actuacióENGINYERIA REVENTOS, S.L.
10/01/201710/01/2017Aditivo inhibidor del crecimiento biológico en estructuras de hormigón y uso
01/01/201731/03/2022H2020-737183-DISCOVERERCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/01/2018Realització de l'assessorament l'adquisició de llibres d'Arquitectura per a la Biblioteca del COAC.COL.LEGI OFI. ARQUITECTES CATALUNYA
01/01/201731/07/2020Avances en ciencia y tecnología de cementos híbridos - sosteniblesMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación

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