Bimsa, a public company of the Barcelona City Council, awarded in November 2015 Smart Engineering to study and diagnosis the damages observed in the tiles Diagonal avenue – Panot Diagonal – in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Since the completion of works in last summer, several damages were observed by the citizens in the new and innovative tiles. These damages include cracks, chipping and other damages. The tiles in Diagonal had an innovative design in banana leaf forms.
Smart Engineering has conducted a groundbreaking study to determine the origin and causes of the damages observed in Panot Diagonal. The study specifically considered design aspects of the tiles, structural evaluation of the material, placing and consideration about its use. The work was completed in late December 2015.