The area of Urban Habitat of the Barcelona City Council has desgignated Smart Engineering to study and definite the criteria to develop a sustainability index for prioritizing investments in urban infrastructures in the city of Barcelona. From the tools and systems available to the City Council to prioritize investments, and defining the criteria and benchmarks to develop a sustainability index, Smart Engineering will develop a model to prioritize actions and projects of different types regarding urban infrastructures. The model will be developed by multicriteria techniques and based on the MIVES model, developed by the UPC among others.
Siderperu, first steel company in Peru and part of Gerdau, commissioned last January to Smart Engineering the structural study to validate the new developments that the company wants to accomplish in multiplate metalic structures. The study aimed to validate the new manufacturing process and the new dimensions of the wavy plates that screwed together, constitute the multiplate metalic structures. This project opens a new avenue of international development for Smart Engineering, continuing his multidisciplinary activity at the highest technical and scientific level.
Smart Engineering and the company Nubiola signed last January a contract to study the evolution of pigment Ultramarine Blue, one of the pigments sold by the company, once it is incorporated in mortars and concretes. This study aims to identify possible interactions that occur between the pigment and the medium generated by cement hydration. Also, the influence of different curing conditions will be studied to assess the possible mechanisms that could take place.
Smart Engineering signed last February a contract with the company Ingesco, Spanish leader in installation and maintenance of lightning protection systems, to develop new materials for these facilities. The project studies the use of steel-fiber reinforced concrete so the final material may have an equivalent behaviour to the current installations. Along with using steel-fibers, other conductive materials are incorporated to modify the electrical properties of concrete. The project includes both laboratory scale tests and testing of full-scale elements to validate its industrial application.