Current Research Agreements and Contracts


COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS) AND THE ANDALUSIAN REGIONAL BODY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OF THE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION OF THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA FOR THE ADVICE AND COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE SYSTEM APPLICATION OF HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING OF EDUCATIONAL CENTERS IN ANDALUSIA, CORRESPONDENT TO THE EXTENSION OF THE PHASE II.

Aim of the contract:

Advice and comparative study on the application of heating and cooling systems to ISE-Andalusia Public Entity, for the extension of Phase II, and has as main objectives:

  • Addition of the cooling capacity or air conditioning studied in Phase II.
  • Know the possibilities for comprehensive heat treatments in educational buildings and intermediate head treatments between heating and cooling.

Duration:

From December 10th until December 30th 2009

Researchers in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas y Jaime Navarro Casas


COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS) AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EQUALITY AND SOCIAL WELFARE OF THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA FOR THE TECHNICAL ADVISING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF THE PROJECT OF EXECUTION OF THE RESIDENCE OF MAJOR PERSONS HELPED IN MONTEQUINTO (SEVILLA).

Aim of the contract:

Technical and quality control of Project Implementation of Residence for the Elderly in Montequinto (Seville) in all matters relating to building facilities and enforcement of existing regulations, just as in those facilities required to come for the specificity of certain buildings.

Duration:

From December 10th until December 20th 2009

Researchers in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas y Jaime Navarro Casas


COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS) AND THE COUNCIL OF HOUSE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA FOR THE ISSUE OF SPECIFIC REPORT ABOUT THE ADEQUACY AND THE FULFILLMENT OF THE REGULATION OF FACILITIES OF THE REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION PROJECT OF FUENTES DE ANDALUCIA´S TOWN HALL (SEVILLA).

Aim of the contract:

Technical and quality control of the Basic Project and Execution of the Fuentes de Andalucia´s Town Hall (Seville).

Duration:

From July 8th until September 8th 2009

Researchers in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas y Jaime Navarro Casas


COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE (FIUS) AND THE COMPANY PROANTARES, S.L., FOR THE ISSUE OF REPORT ABOUT INJURIES DETECTED IN CONSTRUCTIVE ELEMENTS IN PUNTA ALMENARA MALL IN PUNTA UMBRÍA (HUELVA).

Aim of the contract:

This study has a main target the detection of damages and symptoms of deterioration in the building of the Punta Almenara Mall.

Duration:

From October 28th until December 15th 2009

Researchers in charge:

Ángela Barrios Padura


COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE (FIUS) AND THE COMPANY INVERSIONES Y PROMOCIONES RAMOS BLANCO, S.L. FOR THE ISSUE OF REPORT ABOUT INJURIES IN CONSTRUCTIVE ELEMENTS DETECTED IN VISTA DEL REY HOTEL IN BENALMÁDENA (MÁLAGA).

Aim of the contract:

This study has a main target de detection of damages and symptoms of deterioration in the building of the Vista de Rey hotel in Malaga.

Duration:

From October 28th until December 21th 2009

Researchers in charge:

Ángela Barrios Padura


COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE (FIUS) AND THE COMPANY SURGENIA. ANDALUSIAN TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER OF DESIGN FOUNDATION, IN ORDER TO ANALYZE THE UNVARIANTS THAT INTERVENE IN THE TRADITIONAL ANDALUSIAN ARCHITECTURE FROM DIFFERENT APPROACHES.

Aim of the contract:

Analyze the invariants involved in tradicional Andalusian Architecture from different approaches:

  • The requirements imposed on the architecture based on a functional program adapted to local requirements of each geographical location, which determine the user´s comfort and quality of life developing inside.
  • Adaptation and interaction that has kept the traditional architecture with the physical environment in which they are settled, there coping mechanisms are determined by the characteristics of climate, geo-physical terrain and even the conditions social and cultural place.
  • The construction technique. The traditional architecture has always needed for building systems simple and adaptable to the possibilities of the environment and structural requirements of habitability and use of each building.
  • Analysis architecture from a semiotic point of view.

Duration:

From June 2009 until January 2010

Researchers in charge:

Jorge Roa Fernández


COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS) AND THE COUNCIL OF HOUSE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA FOR THE TECHNICAL ADVISING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF THE REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION OF LINARES´ TOWN HALL (JAÉN), IN ALL REFERRING TO THE FACILITIES AND THE FULFILLMENT OF THE EFFECTIVE NORM.

Aim of the contract:

The purpose of this contract is to provide technical advice and quality control of Basic Project and Execution of Rehabilitation and Extension of the Linares´ Town-hall (Jaén), in all matters relating to building facilities and enforcement of existing legislation in the areas:

  • Safety in case of fire
  • Air conditioning and ventilation
  • Electricity and Lighting
  • Sanitation, Plumbing
  • Telephony, telecommunications
  • Voice and Data and Safety to intrusion, as well as those special facilities como required by the specificity of certain buildings.

Duration:

From July 8th until September 8th 2009

Researchers in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas y Jaime Navarro Casas


COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS) AND THE COUNCIL OF HOUSE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA FOR THE TECHNICAL ADVISING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF THE PROJECT OF POSADAS (CÓRDOBA) AND FUENTES DE ANDALUCÍA´S (SEVILLA) TOWN-HALLS AND MODIFIED PROJECT OF THE THEATRE CINE FLORIDA IN ALGECIRAS (CÁDIZ), IN ALL REFERRING TO THE FACILITIES AND THE FULFILLMENT OF THE EFFECTIVE NORM.

Aim of the contract:

Technical and quality control of the Basic Project and Execution of the Posadas` Town-hall (Córdoba), Fuentes de Andalucia´s Town Hall (Sevilla) and Amended Project Florida Film Theatre in Algeciras (Cádiz), on all matters relating to facilities and compliance with existing regulations in the areas of:

  • Safety in case of fire
  • Air conditioning and ventilation
  • Electricity and Lighting
  • Sanitation, Plumbing
  • Telephony, telecommunications
  • Voice and Data and Safety to intrusion, as well as those special facilities como required by the specificity of certain buildings.

Duration:

From July 8th until September 8th 2009

Researchers in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas y Jaime Navarro Casas


CONTRACT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS), THE FOUNDATION GONZALEZ ABREU AND THE CUBAN INSTITUTE OF HISTORY OF AMERICA FOR THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF A RESEARCH PROJECT OF THE DESCRIPTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF INJURIES, ANALYSIS OF THE REASONS AND OFFERS OF REPAIR OF THE FORMER “CONVENTO DE LOS REMEDIOS” AND CURRENT HEADQUARTERS OF THE CUBAN INSTITUTE OF HISTORY OF HISPANIC AMERICA.

Aim of the contract:

Conducting a research Project of the description and characterization of lesions from the analysis of the causes and proposals for repair of the old convent of Los Remedios and current headquarters of the Cuban Institute of History of Hispanic America.

Duration:

From July 14th 2009 until January 14th 2010

Researchers in charge:

José A. López Martínez y Esperanza Conradi Galnares


CONTRACT BETWEEN VORSEVI, S.A. AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS), FOR THE ISSUE OF REPORT ON THE CONDITION OF THE COVERS OF WOOD OF NTRA. SRA. DE LOS DOLORES IN ISLA CRISTINA (HUELVA).

Aim of the contract:

The aim of this work is to assess the state of the wooden structure of the building covered by the ultrasound technique and determinations of moisture. Also a visual inspection will be done by the intention to determine carrying capacity and density lost produced by attacks xylophages. All this actions has the aim to recommend the action that must be considerate in the development of the restoration project.

Duration:

From July 6th until October 6th 2009

Researcher in charge:

Carmen Rodríguez Liñán


REPORT ON THE INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE DRAWING UP OF BASIC PROJECT OF THE “CENTRO DE DÍA PARA PERSONAS MAYORES DE EL CERRO (SEVILLA)".

Aim of the contract:

Work consists in drawing up reports on the quality of this project for the Junta de Andalucía, also offering recommendations which ought to be taken into account, as well as alternative solutions to the ones included in this project.

Duration:

From June 25th until July 15th 2009

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


REPORT ON THE INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE DRAWING UP OF PROJECT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE “RESIDENCIA DE PERSONAS MAYORES DE ALGECIRAS (CÁDIZ).”

Aim of the contract:

Work consists in drawing up reports on the quality of this project for the Junta de Andalucía, also offering recommendations which ought to be taken into account, as well as alternative solutions to the ones included in this project.

Duration:

From June 25th until July 15th 2009

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


REPORT ON THE INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE DRAWING UP OF PROJECT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE “RESIDENCIA DE PERSONAS MAYORES DE JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA (CÁDIZ).”

Aim of the contract:

Work consists in drawing up reports on the quality of this project for the Junta de Andalucía, also offering recommendations which ought to be taken into account, as well as alternative solutions to the ones included in this project.

Duration:

From June 25th until July 15th 2009

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


REPORT ON THE INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE DRAWING UP OF PROJECT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE “CENTRO DE MENORES DE NTRA. SRA. DEL COBRE DE ALGECIRAS” (CÁDIZ).

Aim of the contract:

Work consists in drawing up reports on the quality of this project for the Junta de Andalucía, also offering recommendations which ought to be taken into account, as well as alternative solutions to the ones included in this project.

Duration:

From June 25th until July 15th 2009

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


REPORT ON THE INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE DRAWING UP OF PROJECT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE TOURIST SOCIAL CENTRE IN ESTEPONA (MÁLAGA).

Aim of the contract:

Work consists in drawing up reports on the quality of this project for the Junta de Andalucía, also offering recommendations which ought to be taken into account, as well as alternative solutions to the ones included in this project.

Duration:

From June 25th until July 15th 2009

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


REPORT ON THE INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE DRAWING UP OF PROJECT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE SAN FERNANDO´S TOWN-HALL (CÁDIZ).

Aim of the contract:

Work consists in drawing up reports on the quality of this project for the Junta de Andalucía, also offering recommendations which ought to be taken into account, as well as alternative solutions to the ones included in this project.

Duration:

From June 2nd until June 2nd 2009

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas y Jaime Navarro Casas


STUDY OF CONSULTING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE RESEARCH REALIZED IN SAN BENITO´S CHURCH, IN THE CALATRAVA STREET IN SEVILLE.

Duration:

From May 9th until May 16th 2009

Researcher in charge:

Ángela Barrios Padura


WIKIPLAZA. TECHNOLOGIES OF THE INFORMATION AND THE COMMUNICATION FOR THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE PUBLIC SPACE

Aim of the contract:

This research project deals with the emergence of the so called hybrid public space, that is, the extension of public space as the result of the interaction between traditional physical space and digital space. The study will research into the application of social, or 2.0, web technologies to the social construction of public space, developing concepts such as: 1/ public space as operative system; 2/ public space as active node of the information and communication networks; 3/ public space as interface; 4/ public space as civic electromagnetic space; 5/ public space as civic media ecology; 6/ public space as wikiplaza (participatory networked construction).
The research will focus on the development of a matrix of uses/ activities implementing the former concepts, to be developed applying free software resources and principles.
The matrix will be first deployed in a prototype that the research team will build in Paris, France, in May 2009, within an international event dedicated to urban digital culture. It will be conceptualized and designed to allow for future applications in public spaces, educational and cultural centers in Andalucia, with the potential to develop civic territorial networks of connected public spaces.

Financed by:

Andalusian Studies' Center Fundation. Deparment of Presidency. Junta de Andalucía.

Duration:

From April 15th 2009 until September 30th 2010

Researcher in charge:

José Pérez de Lama Halcón


ADVISORY OFFICE FOR THE RATIONALITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS REGARDING INSTALLATIONS IN THE DRAFTING OF PROJECTS FOR THE PROGRAMME FOR THE REHABILITATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE.

Aim of the contract:

The office’s work consists in advising the architects on drawing up plans for the installations, always taking into consideration the problems of compliance with current regulations and rationality measures such as energy efficiency.
The analyzed facilities and building services are:

  • Fire protection.
  • Heating, air conditioning, ventilation.
  • Electricity and lighting system.
  • Plumbing.
  • Voice, data and telecommunications.

Financed by:

Department of Housing and Territorial Planning. Junta de Andalucía.

Duration:

From November 3rd 2008 until November 24th 2008

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


CONTRACT BETWEEN FIUS AND THE ANDALUSIAN AGENCY OF THE WATER FOR THE SERVICE OF THE WORK CALLED: STUDY OF THE EFFICIENT USE OF THE WATER IN THE ANDALUSIAN ENVIRONMENT: SITUATION AND POSSIBILITIES OF IMPROVEMENT.

Aim of the contract:

By request of the Andalusian Water Agency, through the Andalusian Water Institute, we wish to carry out a preliminary study for assessment and diagnosis of the efficient use and saving of water in the Andalusian urban environment as well as possibilities for improvement. To do so, the following specific objectives are set out:

  • Analysis and study of the main initiatives undertaken, both on a national and regional scale, to foment the efficient use and saving of water in urban surroundings.
  • Analysis and diagnosis of the current regulations on the efficient use and saving of water in urban surroundings on a national, regional and municipal scale.
  • Summary and conclusion of the situation diagnosis, as well as the proposal of possible lines of action to be followed in the future for the improvement of water efficiency and saving in urban surroundings. These measures must be outlined in a proposal for an “Action Plan”.

Financed by:

Andalusian Water Agency. Department of Environment. Junta de Andalucía.

Duration:

From October 23rd 2008 until december 23rd 2008

Researcher in charge:

Jaime Navarro Casas


COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE APPLICATION OF HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS IN TEACHING CENTRE PROJECTS IN ANDALUSIA. (Phase II)

Aim of the contract:

The aim of this study is the comparative analysis of parameters relating to energy efficiency, annual energy consumption, investment and operation costs of different heating and air conditioning systems which could be installed in teaching centre projects.

Financed by:

Andalusian Regional Body for Infrastructure and Educational Services. Department of Education. Junta de Andalucía.

Duration:

From October 15th 2008 until February 2nd 2009

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


REPORT ON THE INSTALLATIONS AND THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE DRAWING UP OF PROJECTS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE.

Aim of the contract:

Aim of the contract: Work consists, on the one hand, in advising the architects on the drawing up of installations plans, and on the other, in drawing up reports on the quality of these projects for the Junta de Andalucía, also offering recommendations which ought to be taken into account, as well as alternative solutions to the ones included in these projects.

Financed by:

Department of Housing and Territorial Planning. Directorate General for Housing and Architecture. Architecture Service. Junta de Andalucía

Duration:

From September 1st 2008 until October 5th 2008

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE AND THE COMPANIES EMVISESA AND SODINUR THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING SCIENCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTION AND PROMOTION OF THE R+D+i PROJECT, TO MODIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESSES FOR ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES IN ANDALUSIA AND WHEN APPLICABLE, TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF BASIC ENERGY SAVING DOCUMENTS IN THE CURRENT TECHNICAL BUILDING CODE

Aim of the contract:

To modify the application processes of architectural production technologies in the planning and construction of homes in Andalusia, through the adoption of composition and building criteria for the reduction of the energy demand of its thermal enclosure, as well as project criteria for energy efficiency, and when applicable, to carry out research for the improvement of basic energy saving documents of the current technical building code, especially with regard to its application to homes.

Financed by:

EMVISESA and SODINUR

Duration:

From December 2007 until December 2009

Researcher in charge:

Ángel Luis León Rodríguez


COLLABORATION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (FIUS) AND THE LRTRES, Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Estructuras, S.L. COMPANY FOR THE DRAFTING OF THE ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION REPORT ON THE CURRENT CONDITION OF THE PORCH IN “CASA ROSA” ON THE AVDA. DE ERITAÑA, S/N, IN SEVILLE

Aim of the contract:

Advice on the drawing up of a report for the assessment and intervention on the current condition of the porch in “Casa Rosa”, situated on Avda. de Eritaña, s/n in Seville.

Financed by:

Empresa LRTRES. Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Estructuras, S.L.

Duration:

From June 2008 until September 2008

Researcher in charge:

Ángela Barrios Padura


COLLABORATION CONTRACT BETWEEN FIUS AND THE PUNTA UMBRÍA TURÍSTICA COMPANY FOR THE DRAWING UP OF A REPORT ON “ANALYSIS OF CERTIFICATIONS, IN THE SUIT FILED BY ATH, S.L. AGAINST PUT, S.A. CONTESTING THE EVENTS OCCURRED DURING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE BUILDING”

Aim of the contract:

Drafting of a report-technical analysis of the construction work for Hotel Barceló Punta Enebral, to be provided in the legal countersuit of the entity ATH, S.L. for the company at its request.

Financed by:

Punta Umbría Turística, S.L.

Duration:

From January 2008 until July 2008

Researcher in charge:

Ángela Barrios Padura


COLLABORATION CONTRACT BETWEEN FIUS AND THE ENTITY MONTHISA DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS, S.A., FOR THE DRAFTING OF A TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CAUSES OF THE OPENING OF SOME EXPANSION JOINTS IN THE BUILDING COMPRISING HOUSING AND GARAGES SITUATED IN PLOT RP-3 IN PERI-TO-5 IN THE POLÍGONO EL PINO IN SEVILLE, AT THE COMPANY’S REQUEST

Aim of the contract:

Drafting of a technical report to establish the causes of the opening of some expansion joints in the building comprising housing and garages situated on plot RP-3 in PERI-TO 5, in Polígono El Pino in Seville, for the Monthisa company at its request.

Financed by:

Monthisa Desarrollos Inmobiliarios, S.A.

Duration:

From May 28th 2008 until November 2008

Researcher in charge:

Manuel Olivares Santiago


CONTRACT BETWEEN FIUS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE FOR THE STUDY, ACOUSTIC ASSESSMENT AND PROJECT FOR THE CONDITIONING OF THE CHURCH OF LA ANUNCIACIÓN IN SEVILLE FOR ITS USE AS A CULTURAL HALL

Aim of the contract:

To ascertain the acoustic behaviour of the church’s current condition by measuring onsite the main acoustic variables and their qualitative and quantitative analysis, carrying out proposals for acoustic correction which do not alter the heritage value of the building and may also be reversed. To evaluate these proposals from an acoustic perspective, through simulation, with the aid of computer programmes.

Financed by:

University of Seville (Vicerectorate of Infrastructure)

Duration:

From September 1st 2008 until December 1st 2008

Researcher in charge:

Jaime Navarro Casas


CONTRACT BETWEEN FIUS AND THE ANDALUSIAN REGIONAL BODY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OF THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA FOR THE PRESENTATION OF A REPORT ON THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW NORMS AND REGULATIONS FOR THERMAL INSTALLATIONS AND THE ENERGY CERTIFICATION AND QUALIFICATION OF BUILDINGS FOR TEACHING CENTRE PROJECTS IN ANDALUSIA. (Phase 1)

Aim of the contract:

Drafting of a technical report giving an exact overall view of the repercussions of the application of norms to the typology of educational centres, as well as the obligations to be incorporated, both in terms of design and of documentation.

Financed by:

Andalusian Regional Body for Infrastructure and Educational Services (J.A.)

Duration:

From September 1st 2008 until September 15th 2008

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas


SPECIFIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ANDALUSIAN DEPARTMENT OF EQUALITY AND SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING SCIENCE) FOR THE TECHNICAL COUNSELLING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT FORM THE CARE PROGRAMMES FOR CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED

Aim of the contract:

Technical counselling on projects associated with care programmes for the Care to Children, Care to the Elderly and Care to the Disabled in Andalusia, developed by the Department of Equality and Social Welfare, for everything connected with building installations and their compliance with current regulations. Counselling will focus on the fields of Safety in the event of Fire, Heating and Ventilation, Electricity and Lighting, Drainage, Plumbing, Telephony, Telecommunications, Voice and Data, Protection against Intruders, as well as any special installations required by the specific nature of certain buildings.

Duration:

From December 2007 until December 2008

Researcher in charge:

Juan José Sendra Salas. Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville


COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING SCIENCE) AND THE COMPANIES EMVISESA AND SODINUR

Aim of the contract:

Execution by a research team from the Institute of Architecture and Building Science of the University of Seville, with members who also belong to the group TEP-130 of the Andalusian Research Plan, working on a Research Project known as EFFICACIA for the companies EMVISESA and SODINUR. The main objective of this project is the reduction of energy consumption and environmental impact in the construction of subsidised housing in Andalusia, focusing on the search for composition and construction criteria for the reduction of the energy demand of the thermal enclosure, and installation project criteria for an increase in energy efficiency

Duration:

From October 2007 until September 2009

Researcher in charge:

Ángel Luis León Rodríguez. Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville


SPECIFIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE AGÈNCIA D’ECOLOGÍA URBANA DE BARCELONA [BARCELONA AGENCY OF URBAN ECOLOGY] AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING SCIENCE)

Aim of the contract:

Collaboration in the drawing up of a Mobility Plan for the city of El Ferrol. The study comprises the following sections: Analysis of public space based on sustainability indicators; Classification of street sections according to typology; Design proposals for urban spaces; Assessment of scenarios – design proposals – through sustainability indicators.

Duration:

From September 2007 until July 2008

Researchers in charge:

Salvador Rueda Palenzuela. Barcelona Agency of Urban Ecology
Jaime Navarro Casas. Institute of Architecture and Building Science. University of Seville.


SPECIFIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ASOCIACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA COMARCA ALJARAFE DOÑANA [ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ALJARAFE DOÑANA REGION] AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCE), FOR THE STUDY OF THE INTEGRATION OF NEW INHABITANTS IN RURAL AREAS AFFECTED BY METROPOLITAN AREAS.

Aim of the contract:

Study of problems in social cohesion originating in municipalities bordering on metropolitan areas, with a massive affluence of new inhabitants, both national and foreign. The geogrMARPHical peculiarities which have played a part in the situation of these towns, the sprawling urban development which affects quality of life in them and their cultural identity, are the cause of social cohesion problems and have a negative impact on the development of high-quality environmental tourism and the establishment of a sustainable development strategy. The objectives of the study are as follows:

  • The identification of the factors which hinder the effective incorporation of the new inhabitants as members of the local receptor societies.

  • Knowledge of the perception of the autochthonous population and of the new residents, to establish a diagnosis and draw up an action plan enabling greater social cohesion.

  • The analysis of urban sustainability indicators for their incorporation into the local criteria of sustainable urban planning.

  • Creating awareness among the population of the need to consider the city as a space for cohabitation and support of social relationships.

  • The creation of an operative document which can be used as a guideline in local governments, facilitating sustainable urban growth, integration and social cohesion between older and newer residents.

Duration:

From June 2007 until June 2008

Researcher in charge:

Jorge Benavides Solís, Institute of Architecture and Building Science. University of Seville.


SPECIFIC SCIENTIFIC AND ARTISTIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE (INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCE) AND THE CHURCH OF SANTA CATALINA

Aim of the contract:

Technical and artistic execution of the Design of the Corporate Image for the Restoration of the Church of Santa Catalina in Seville, which consists of the grMARPHic design of the Logo, of the Christmas Card, of the Poster and of the 3 Banderoles commemorating and announcing this occasion.

Duration:

From March 2007 until the completion of the restoration process of the Church of Santa Catalina in Seville.

Researcher in charge:

Francisco de Asís Granero Martín


SPECIFIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EDUARDO TORROJA INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCE [IETcc] OF THE SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (CSIC) AND THE INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCE [IUCC] OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE, FOR COLLABORATION IN RESEARCH WORK, POSTGRADUATE AND DOCTORAL TEACHING AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION

Aim of the contract:

The regulation of collaboration between both institutes for the development of activities in research and postgraduate and doctoral teaching as well as the spreading of information on research and development of innovations in construction, and the development of research Projects in the field of construction. The IUCC of the University of Seville will collaborate with the IETcc of the CSIC, with the participation of the director in the Editorial Committee of the journal Informes de la Construcción from issue 501 and through the periodic submission of articles for the journals Informes de la Construcción and Materiales de Construcción, both edited by the CSIC, which will be subject to the usual revision process in these journals. The IETcc of the CSIC will collaborate with the IUCC of the University of Seville participating in seminars and courses organised by the IUCC, as well as through the carrying out of placements in the IETcc’s laboratories and visits to this research centre, mainly by postgraduate students of the IUCC.

Duration:

From February 2006 until January 2009

Researchers in charge:

Ignacio Oteiza San José, Eduardo Torroja Institute of Building Science, Spanish National Research Council
M. Dolores Robador González, Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville


SPECIFIC SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION AGREEMENT AND SPREADING OF INFORMATION IN CONSTRUCTION BETWEEN THE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING SCIENCE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE AND THE EDUARDO TORROJA INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCE OF THE SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Aim of the contract:

Creation of a Database for the journal Informes de la Construcción, edited by the Spanish National Research Council, which will include references to all the articles published in the journal from May 1948 until December 2005, in accordance with the indexes of each issue of the journal.

Duration:

From May 2007 until April 2008

Researcher in charge:

Mercedes Ponce Ortiz de Insagurbe, Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville


FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ANDALUSIAN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE FOR SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE ANDALUSIAN INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL HERITAGE AND THE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCE

Aim of the contract:

Setting the framework for collaboration between these two institutes to contribute to the promotion of research and the improvement of third-level studies in university, both in relation with teaching activities (organization of seminars, conferences, visits, exchange of publications, etc.) and with research activities through the proposal and carrying out of research projects and programmes in similar fields or of common interest, the spreading of research activity, etc.

Duration:

From December 2005 until September 2008


FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE (INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCE), THE AULA HERNÁN RUIZ DEL CABILDO METROPOLITANO [HERNÁN RUIZ CULTURAL SOCIETY OF THE CATHEDRAL OF SEVILLE] , THE FUNDACIÓN PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN Y DIFUSIÓN DE LA ARQUITECTURA DE SEVILLA (FIDAS) [FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH AND DIFFUSION OF SEVILLE] AND THE SEVILLE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTS

Aim of the contract:

Setting the framework for collaboration between these two institutes to contribute to promotion of research and the improvement of third-level studies in university, both in relation with teaching activities (organization of seminars, conferences, visits, etc.) and with research activities (proposal and carrying out of research projects and programmes in fields which are similar or of common interest, the spreading of research activity, stays in research centres, etc.).

Duration:

From December 2003 until September 2009


CONTRACT FOR ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH OF SILICEOUS SANDSTONE OF LOS PINARES

Aim of the contract:

Research of this stone in architecture. The company Areniscas de los Pinares S. A., in its R + D activity, has commissioned this research project from a team formed by members of the Institute of Building Science of the University of Seville, of the Scientific and Technological Institute of Navarre and of the General Foundation of the University of Burgos. The research focuses on the following sections: NATURE. Geology and sustainable development. MATERIAL. Extraction and characteristics of the stone. CONSTRUCTION. Structure (walls, arches, vaults, basic stone materials), stairs, external enclosures (ventilated façades and roofs) coatings: horizontal (interior and exterior, urbanisation) and vertical (interior and exterior). ARCHITECTURE.

Duration:

From November 2005 until May 2008.

Researcher in charge:

María Dolores Robador González. Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville.


CONTRACT FOR THE RESEARCH, PROJECT AND WORKS MANAGEMENT OF THE RESTORATION OF THE CHAPTER ROOM OF SEVILLE’S CASA CONSISTORIAL [TOWN HALL]

Aim of the contract:

The research and Restoration Project have been commissioned by the Foundation of the Real Alcázar and the Casa Consistorial of Seville. The construction of the building began in 1527, following the project of Diego de Riaño who was Master Builder until November 1534. The lower Chapter Room is enclosed with a vault, on which construction began towards the end of 1534, and which constitutes an extraordinary architectural piece from the first half of the sixteenth century. It is a very low basket-handle vault, embellished with ribbing forming an orthogonal mesh, with “twisted” diagonal ribs. It is incredibly prodigious and modern, a result of the implementation of new humanistic currents and the political and economic trade being experienced by the city at the time.
In the last decade pieces of stone became detached from the vault, prompting the installation of a protective mesh which remains in place to date. As a result of the detachment of fragments of stone from ribs and sculptures, a study of the vault was commissioned with architectural, historic, structural, petrogrMARPHic research and a study of the stone’s coating and polychromy, with a view to the final drafting of a restoration project and the execution of the works management.

Duration:

From October 2006 until February 2008.

Researcher in charge:

María Dolores Robador González. Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville.


CONTRACT FOR RESEARCH AND RESTORATION PROJECT FOR THE RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE OF THE STAIRCASE AND VAULTS OF THE CASA CONSISTORIAL OF SEVILLE

Aim of the contract:

The research and Restoration Project of the renaissance ensemble of the stair and vaults is commissioned by the Foundation for the Real Alcázar and the Casa Consistorial of Seville.
The magnificent renaissance ensemble of the staircase of the Casa Consistorial is the vertical communication nucleus of the chapter rooms of this unique building, nerve centre of Seville’s government for the last 451 years. This building constitutes an extraordinary example of sixteenth-century architecture; it comprises three unique vaults: the coffered vault on the ground floor, the incredible dome of the renaissance staircase which constituted a clear advance in both purely artistic and technical terms, with the superimposition of three structures, and the ribbed vault of the San Fernando vestibule on the top floor.
Over the last few decades fragments of stone have become detached from the vaults, prompting the installation of catchment meshes which at present are still in place. Furthermore, some voussoirs are unstable.
As a result of the detachment of some stone fragments from the vaults, as well as the instability of some voussoirs, a study of the ensemble has been commissioned, with an architectural, historical, structural and petrogrMARPHic investigation and a study of the stone coatings and polychromy, for the final drafting of the restoration project.

Duration:

From November 2007 until January 2009.

Researcher in charge:

María Dolores Robador González. Institute of Architecture and Building Science, University of Seville.