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Construction of the ETSAV prototype in Sant Cugat del Vallès

The construction of the demonstrative prototype of the SAVASCO project has begun on the campus of the Higher Technical School of Architecture of the Vallès (ETSAV) of the UPC, in Sant Cugat, by COECO and under the direction of ARQBAG.The prototype will … Read More

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Call for research support staff convened by Resolution 049_SPDI_UASLR-2022-231/11 of 14 January

In the framework of the SAVASCO project it has been called support staff research in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya to cover the following three profiles, Group 3:

INTERMEDIATE RESEARCH SUPPORT TECHNICIAN for Architectural Technology … Read More

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SAVASCO on Catalunya Ràdio

The researcher from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Mariana Palumbo, the architect Adrià Vilajoana from ARQBAG and the farmer and technician from the Castelló d’Empúries agricultural cooperative Íngrid Pous, were interviewed on January 11 and … Read More

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The SAVASCO project attends the FESC 2021 Catalonia Solidarity Economy Fair

On October 23 and 24, 2021, the 10th edition of the Catalonia Solidarity Economy Fair (FESC) was held in the grounds of the old Fabra y Coats factory located in the Sant Andreu neighborhood of the city of Barcelona. In it, multiple projects and initiatives … Read More

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Life Cycle Assessment of developed materials

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study is being conducted at the sector and construction product level. This study aims to analyze the environmental, economic and social impact of the sector and materials. The first activities consisted of organizing data … Read More

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Design and construction of two prototypes of instrumented models

After a year of working on the project, the design action begins to take shape. We have been working on defining experimental prototypes on a real scale and how we will build them. The two prototypes will be different and will respond to the demands and types … Read More

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Formulation, application and characterization of the benefits of use and durability of this complete bioclimatic constructive solution

During the week of June 7-11, the partners of Terre de Bois and LMDC carried out the first wall-scale projection tests in Tarbes. First, the SCOP Terre de Bois built the wooden / OSB structure to obtain 10 modules 2 m height by 60 cm width and about 15 cm … Read More

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Characterization of building materials, including corn and sunflower agrogranulates

Vegetal concretes and lightened clay mortars with corn and sunflower aggregates are characterized in the laboratory. Two entities are mainly involved in this work, the LMDC laboratory (Tarbes) and the GICITED research group (Barcelona) through collaborating … Read More

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Stem processing to obtain two types of vegetal aggregates from the pith and peel fractions of sunflower and corn

The FCAC collected a total of 5 tonnes of sunflower stalks and 2 tonnes of corn stalks in Catalonia. They were then transported by truck to Tarbes, where their division was optimized. The developed process comprises several successive stages: crushing of the … Read More

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Development of a procedure for the collection of corn and sunflower stalks

The Federació de Cooperatives Agràries de Catalunya (FCAC) in Castelló d’Empúries (Spain), in collaboration with the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT) and the Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, carried out a first harvest of stems … Read More

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