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September 27,  2022.

CALL FOR 8 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS “JAE INTRO ICU” FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AT THE EDUARDO TORROJA INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION SCIENCES (IETCC) – CSIC

The JAE Intro program calls for scholarships at CSIC centers aimed at university students interested in starting a research career.

This scholarship program provides an approach to a research career for those students who want to take their first steps in the world of research and, in turn, provide an introduction to cutting-edge knowledge of scientific topics and praxis. Since 2019, the IETcc-CSIC has continued to train Architecture students, chosen after the relevant selection process, in the field of research with very satisfactory results for both parties.

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 May 23,  2022.

November 15th  to 18 th, 2022: IETcc-CSIC at CONSTRUTEC 2022

The Innovative Products´ Assessment Unit. National Technical Approval (DIT), on behalf of the Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (IETcc), (CSIC), announces its participation in the upcoming “ePower & Building” fair as a member of the CONSTRUTEC 2022 organizing committee. The event, a reference in southern Europe for the entire Building industry, will take place from November 15 to 18, 2022 at IFEMA (Madrid).

More information: https://www.ifema.es/construtec

 

 May 11,  2022.

IX International Convention on Technical Architecture- CONTART

The IETcc-CSIC participates, through the Unit for the Technical Evaluation of Innovative Products (DIT-ETE), in the IX International Convention on Technical Architecture- CONTART Toledo 2022, which will be held at the El Greco Conference Center in Toledo, on next days May 12 and 13, of 2022.

Under the motto, “Committed to rehabilitation“, the CGATE brings together two of its most deeply rooted principles: its vocation for social service and its firm belief in the rehabilitation of buildings as the best tool to decarbonize cities and fight against climate change.

This year, CONTART 2022 will address highly topical issues and great architectural and social significance through the different presentations and debate tables. Aspects such as the Green Deal, Circular Economy and Standardizations/Regulations will be present throughout the entire congress as they are part of the basis for fighting climate change and complying with the 2030 agenda.

The Innovative Products Unit of the IETcc-CSIC will participate through its manager, Dr. Antonio Blázquez, in the discussion table on Friday 13 at 11:30 where the challenges of the technical architect in traditional construction materials and innovative.

This table will be moderated by Mr. Sergio Vázquez, current Secretary General of EOTA (European Organization for Technical Assessment), the main European body for construction products.

Faced with increasingly demanding and demanding projects, the architects and engineers who participate must ensure compliance with the specifications of the construction systems. This compliance concerns both the technical specifications and the commissioning and maintenance of the system.

The high legislative requirements of traditional and innovative materials will be reflected in the different seals, reports and labels, and will be a guarantor of durability and environmental performance. This table will provide knowledge and experience through all its speakers in this area.

For more information about the event, consult the following links:

https://contart.es/contart2022

https://contart.es/contart2022/programa/programa-preliminar

 

 May 4,  2022.

20th EOTA´s General Meeting

On April 28th, it took place the 20th EOTA General Assembly meeting, with the participation of Mr. Antonio Blázquez, Head of DIT Unit, representing IETcc. Among other decisions, it was endorsed the Annual Accounts presented by Mr. Eduardo Lahoz, IETcc Ph. D Architect, as EOTA treasurer, the inclusion o of three new EOTA members, and the participation of EOTA in the ongoing public consultation for the revision of the first draft of the new Construction Products Regulation.

 

 May 3,  2022.

UNIVERSITY MASTER’S DEGREE IN CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY. HIGHER TECHNICAL SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE OF MADRID (ETSAM)

From September 18, 2021 to June 2022, this master’s degree, already in its 7th edition, is taking place at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, belongint to the UPN, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

The Innovative Products Evaluation Unit. DIT of the IETcc-CSIC, has been supporting and participating in this Master every year, giving talks focused on the difussion of the principles of innovation and the existing procedures for the evaluation of innovative products developed at the IETcc. On this occasion, it has had the participation of PhD. Architect, Mr. Eduardo Lahoz, who has given the presentation “Technical assessment of innovative construction products and systems: DIT, ETE, DITplus, and DITEX.

More information:  https://www.dcta.upm.es/mucta/

 

 April 21,  2022.

6th International Conference on Educational Innovation in Building (CINIE 2022)

The 6th International Conference on Educational Innovation in Building (CINIE 2022) has provided the ideal opportunity for researchers, professionals and students worldwide to present their projects and researches, and to promote the exchange of knowledge, experiences and new proposals in the scope of Educational Innovation in Building, Architecture, Engineering and Construction.

The Innovative Assessment Products Unit  (DIT) belonging to IETcc-CSIC has attended throughout the presentation of a poster in this 6rd edition of CINIE2022 which was celebrated on the 23 th,24 th and 25th of march, at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Edificación de Madride Madrid. The presented poster “INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT OF INNOVATIVE BUILDING PRODUCTS. JAE-INTRO GRANTS EXPERIENCES AT IETCC-CSIC (2019-2021)” introduces a study on the training experiences on a total of 6 students of Architecture or Engineering of the UPM, between 2019 and 2021, directed by three given by three doctors of the Unit with fully satisfactory results for all parts

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 April 13,  2022.

PARTICIPATION IN THE 5TH ANDALUSIAN ROAD CONGRESS: TOWARDS THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROADS

The Innovative Products Evaluation Unit of the Eduardo Torroja Institute participated last April 6 in the 5th Andalusian Road Congress with an information stand where it highlighted the relevance of evaluation documents in the development of infrastructure projects. Apart from the interesting talks and contributions that took place in said congress, it also served as a meeting point for the main actors in the industry.

We would like to take advantage of these lines to show our gratitude to all the companies in the sector that visited our space and made us share their concerns regarding innovation, regulations and evaluation of their products.

 

 

*From left to right: PhD. Antonio Blázquez Morales Head of  the Evaluation of Innovative Products Unit  of the IETcc-CSIC. Eng. Iván Tejero Palos, expert in the area of ​​Road Markings of the U. of Evaluation of Innovative Products Unit  of the IETcc-CSIC

 April 11,  2022.

PRESENTATION: CONTRIBUTION OF TECHNICAL APPROVAL DOCUMENTS (DIT) GRANTED TO LAND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEMS

The Unit for the Evaluation of Innovative Products and Systems (DIT) of the IETcc-CSIC, participated on February 1 in the event organized by the AECCTI (Association of Independent Quality Control and Technical Control Companies), sharing its experience in the field of land improvement systems, through a presentation led by the expert Iván Tejero Palos.

Under the title CONTRIBUTION OF TECHNICAL APPROVAL DOCUMENTS (DIT) GRANTED TO LAND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEMS, the expert showed the relevance of both the DIT and the ETA (European Technical Assessment) to these systems. He highlighted both their regulatory aspects and their main benefits for companies.

Click here to watch the video (Only in spanish)

 

 March 9,  2022.

ANDALUSIAN ROAD CONGRESS: TOWARDS THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROADS.

 

IETcc-CSIC, in particular the Innovative Products Assessment Unit (DIT-ETA) participates in the V ANDALUSIAN ROAD CONGRESS, which will take place from 6th to 8th April 2022.

With the motto, “Towards the next generation of roads”, the Spanish Road Association (AEC) resumes the organization of this great road meeting.  In this fifth edition, key questions about the improvement of road safety and roads with a “green seal”, among others, will be discussed. The aim of this Congress is to create synergies between the different actors in the industry, and strategically boost road infrastructures from different perspectives.

The Innovative Products Assessment Unit IETcc-CSIC will have a stand where we will show the works of the IETcc as well as the products and construction systems related to roads and civil engineering that have achieved National Approvals (DIT) or European Technical Assessments (ETA).  We will share with our visitors our point on the contribution of these assessments to the quality, safety and sustainability of civil works infrastructures.

In addition to informing all those companies and manufacturers that wish to know about the processes for obtaining the DIT or the ETA, we will be available at our stand during the three Congress days to inform and resolve the doubts of the road managers and administration technicians about the scope of these assessments and the contribution in their different competencies.

About the Eduardo Torroja Construction Sciences Institute (IETcc-CSIC)

The IETcc is a Technical Assessment Body (TAB) and a Notified Body (NB) for the technical assessment of road marking products, as well as for Factory Production Control to assess the Constancy of performances of these products.  Undergoing these procedures, manufacturers are able to CE mark their products, which is required in the Spanish Roads Code and in some local or regional contracting processes. This certification is also required by the authorities of other EU countries, with the forecast that it will be also necessary for the application of road marking products in other member States in the coming years.

Concerning National Approvals, IETcc issues Technical Approval Documents (DIT), which are favorable technical assessments of the suitability for use in construction of non-traditional materials, systems or procedures intended for an specific use. These Documents involve a technical evaluation of suitability for use that since December 2019 the Spanish Roads Code requires, for example, for some components of SMA-type bituminous mixtures.

For more information about the event, consult the following link:  https://cac2022.aecarretera.com/

 

 

 February 25,  2022.

INTERTRAFFIC: SPEEDING THE MOBILITY IN 2022

 

Intertraffic, the largest trade event for companies in the mobility sector, will take place in Amsterdam from March 29 to April 1.

More than 900 companies from 45 countries will present their products, their innovations, and relevant experiences in the industry. Thanks to their participation, and to the ambitious program designed for the occasion (More than 120 presentations), the participants will have access to a wide range of highly interesting and innovative subjects. There are the following:

 

Given the scope of the event and its relevance, the Innovative Products Unit of the IETcc-CSIC will be present to support the participating companies, also to learn about the different innovations and challenges by the industry. This exciting moment is defined by a highly changing socio-economic and legislative reality that it requires flexibility and the ability to anticipate from all the stakeholders in the industry.

We will attend the Exhibition and provide information to all those companies that wish to know about the processes for obtaining the ETA (European Technical Assessment), especially for manufacturers of road markings products, who may CE mark their products on the base of these technical assessments. This Certification is already required by the authorities of several EU countries (Spain and the Netherlands, among others) with the forecast that it will be also necessary for the application of road marking products in other member States in the coming years.

For those who wish to register for the event, they can do so through the following link https://www.intertraffic.com/amsterdam/exhibition-info/

 

 January 1,  2022.

PARTICIPATION IN THE 3rd EDITION OF BIMIC 2021 CONFERENCE

The Innovative products´ assessment Unit. National Technical Approval (DIT) belonging to IETcc-CSIC together with Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and the Marine Technology Unit (UTM-CSIC) have participated throughout the presentation of a poster in the 3rd edition of BIMIC 2021 (Building and Management International Conference) in the E.T.S. de Edificación de Madrid. The presented poster “Learning from the BAE Juan Carlos I. Lessons for an Antarctic Architecture of XXIth Century”exhibits a study on the Spanish Antarctic Base Juan Carlos I, managed by the UTM.

The participation in this congress not only highlights the innovative Antarctic architecture, but also highlights the collaboration between units of CSIC for the preparation of the study.

 

 November 19,  2021.

ORIENTED TO QUALITY IN THE TECHNICAL UNIT OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS (DIT) OF THE IETCC-CSIC

Last November 2nd , the ISO 9001:2015 Surveillance Audit of the Quality Management System of the DIT Unit took place, which includes the following activities:

  • The issuing of Technical Assessment Documents (DIT, DITplus) and of European Technical Assessment (ETA), the surveillance of the Technical Assessment Documents (DIT, DITplus), and the assessment and verification of constancy of performance in the field of ETA, for construction materials, products, systems and procedures foreseen for building and public works.
  • The execution of tests by the DIT associated laboratory.
  • Coordination activities with other international organizations (UEAtc, EOTA and WFTAO) for developing Guidelines, Procedures and Technical Reports.

After completing the evaluation process of the same, the Conformance has been satisfactory verified. Our quality  mark  is a guarantee for all manufacturers with whom we have the opportunity to work and support them in their innovation processes.

 November 17,  2021.

NEW PARADIGM OF SEISMIC DESIGN OF STRUCTURES: CONTRIBUTIONS OF DR. DAVID GALÉ, SPEAKER OF THE TECHNICAL UNIT OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS (DIT) OF IETCC-CSIC

We are proud to announce the publication by our colleague David Gale, of a new scientific article in the prestigious journal Engineering Structures specialized in structural issues. Dr. Galé, from his experience in the field of research, brings new data to the Seismic Design of Structures based on Energy, and shares them with all of us through this article.

In his research, he has carried out a numerical study on the capacity of column structures with waffle slabs (very common in Spain) in terms of energy. The Seismic Design of Structures is currently based on Forces, although more and more progress is being made in the Energy-based Seismic Design Paradigm. 

This way of designing, based on energy, is highly promising because it allows a design capable of synthesizing the complex 3D loading effects in a scalar value, as well as achieving an optimal damage distribution along the structure. 

Don’t miss this interesting work and check it out at the following link:

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113220

 November 15,  2021.

ON NOVEMBER 10, IT TOOK PLACE THE 19TH MEETING OF THE EOTA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Among other decisions, it was agreed the renewal of Eduardo Lahoz, IETcc Ph. D Architect, as its treasurer, allowing the IETcc to be a member of the Executive Board of EOTA (European Organization for Technical Assessments)

 September 21,  2021.

Trends and News in Sustainable and Healthy Building: TheMISS “GETTING TO ZERO” organized by IFEMA Madrid (Spain).

Ifema Madrid launches a special event aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, in which the main actors in the construction and building sector show their commitment to sustainability and climate neutrality, through their innovative proposals.

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March 18, 2021. 

Postgraduate collaborations with ETSAM-UPM in Course 2020-2021

The Innovative products´ assesment Unit. National Technical Approval (DIT), at the request of the ETS of Arquitectura de Madrid-UPM, continues to collaborate in postgraduate teaching activities  with following conferences:

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March 01, 2021.

Starting of activities of the JAE Intro ICUs – Introduction to Research scholarship at the Innovative products´ assessment Unit. National Technical Approval (DIT)

 We are happy to share the news of the incorporation of the three UPM studentes who have been granted with a respective JAE Intro ICUs Introduction to Research scholarships offered by the Eduardo Torroja Institute.

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February 27, 2021.

Events: ePower & Building moves to November 2022 due to the current circumstances caused by the Covid-19 health pandemic

ePower & Building, the largest event in Southern Europe for Building Solutions, organized by IFEMA, as well as the various calls it brings together, will finally be held in November 2022, at the Madrid Fair.

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Events

November 18, 2020. IETcc at the V CONGRESS OF MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING (CIM2020)

The IETcc-CSIC participates, through the Innovative products´ assessment Unit. National Technical Approval (DIT) in the V CONGRESS OF MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING (CIM2020): The Congress of Municipal Technicians on HOW TO MAKE A SUSTAINABLE CITY FROM MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT.

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Events

End of 2019-2020 Introduction to research JAE INTRO/ICUS-CSIC scholarships for students at DIT

Four university graduate students finished recently their Introduction to research JAE INTRO/ICUS-CSIC scholarships, at the Innovative products´ assessment Unit. National Technical Approval (DIT) Unit. Sonia González Iglesias, Laura Molero Ballesteros, Angel Armando Arquero, and Darlin Danilo Ruiz Mendez.

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Events

Octubre 29, 2020. Event: New EAD publIshed. (COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2020/1574 of 28 October 2020)

A list of new EADs is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Technical Assessment Bodies are to use methods and criteria provided in the following EADs for assessing the performance of construction products which are covered by those EADs.

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Events

October 30, 2020. CIM 2020 event.

Access to application available only in Spanish.

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Events

June 23, 2020: ePower & Building moves to May 2021 due to the current circumstances caused by the Covid-19 health pandemic

ePower & Building, the largest event in Southern Europe for Building Solutions, organized by IFEMA, as well as the various calls it brings together, will finally be held in May 2021, at the Madrid Fair.

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Eventos

04 de Junio de 2020. Ampliado el plazo hasta 10 de Junio de 2020 para solicitar becas JAE INTRO en el IETcc CSIC – REFERENCIA: JAEINT20_EX_0909

Se ha ampliado el  plazo  de solicitudes hasta el próximo 10 de Junio de 2020 correspondiente a la convocatoria de 250 Becas JAE INTRO en el CSIC para estudiantes de grado o Máster Universitario oficial….

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Eventos

21 de Mayo de 2020. Contra el Hambre de Vivienda en el tiempo del COVID-19.

El Instituto para la Cooperación en Habitabilidad Básica de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ICHaB) colabora  y responde al llamado urgente difundido por el «GRUPO COVID19 Y PRECARIEDAD», dirigido por la experta en vivienda Joan Mac Donald desde Santiago de Chile,  mediante un trabajo colectivo, aportando fortalezas técnicas y docentes en la publicación «Contra el Hambre de Vivienda en el tiempo del COVID-19»

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Conferencias

20 de Mayo de 2020. La Unidad Técnicas de Evaluación de Productos Innovadores de Construcción. Dit.

LA UNIDAD TÉCNICA DE EVALUACIÓN DE PRODUCTOS INNOVADORES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN. DIT

A petición de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid-UPM, ha seguido colaborando recientemente en la actividad docente de posgrado, impartiendo las siguientes clases de Máster…

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Eventos

10 al 13 de noviembre de 2020: IETcc-CSIC en CONSTRUTEC 2020

La Unidad de Evaluación Técnica de Productos Innovadores de Construcción, en representación del Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (CSIC), anuncia su participación en la próxima celebración de la feria “ePower & Building”…

Más información: https://www.ifema.es/construtec

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