Eugenio Pellicer

Eugenio Pellicer
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · School of Civil Engineering

Ph.D.

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March 2003 - December 2015
Universitat Politècnica de València
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Publications (193)
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There is an urgent need to improve the assessment of construction companies' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in public-works procurement. Current procurement procedures assign a high level of subjectivity to CSR assessment and lack transparency. Existing research basically highlights the need to define weighting systems in which the importanc...
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El artículo expone los resultados alcanzados dentro del proyecto de investigación DIMALIFE. Se desarrolla una metodología que incorpora la variabilidad en los procesos de toma de decisiones en el ciclo completo de vida de puentes e infraestructuras viarias, de forma que se contemplen las necesidades e intereses sociales y ambientales con presupuest...
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A critical step when managing road pavement is the assessment of pavement condition. Despite the automatic and objective methods used in rural roads, the most common used method in urban areas is the development of visual surveys filled out usually by technicians that leads to a subjective pavement assessment. To provide an efficient, objective, an...
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There is qualitative evidence showing that design teams that use BIM-lean management have a higher level of interaction than design teams that do not use this management approach. However, there is no quantitative empirical evidence of this higher level of interaction. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to present quantitative empirical evid...
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Construction projects, both in developed and developing countries, are widely affected by cost deviations that arise at the completion of the construction process; these deviations manifest themselves as a difference between the executed cost and the planned cost. To mitigate cost deviation, the first step is to identify the causes that originate t...
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Traffic analysis at road intersections is an important activity in the project design and planning phases because it allows selecting the most suitable traffic requirements and site characteristics. Therefore, traffic simulation models are indispensable and useful tools to support collaborative decision-making. The building information modeling (BI...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the potential for implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the civil engineering bachelor degree in the School of Civil Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). Design/methodology/approach All the 2019/2020 course syllabi were analyzed to diagnose at which extent each...
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Today, critical deficiencies hinder the effective inclusion of social criteria in public-works procurement. The primary reasons for this are the lack of information and objective social assessment methods in the construction industry. Hence, this paper proposes a method to assist agencies in including indicators and objective assessments of social...
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El contexto de crisis económica en España en el periodo 2008-2013 y el entorno globalizado actual han convertido la internacionalización en una de las principales vías de supervivencia para las ingenierías españolas. Pero los elevados riesgos que implica el mercado internacional obligan a las ingenierías a la adopción de determinadas decisiones est...
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Downloaded 26 times Technical Papers Analyzing the Association between Lean Design Management Practices and BIM Uses in the Design of Construction Projects Rodrigo F. Herrera, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE; Claudio Mourgues, Ph.D.; Luis F. Alarcón, Ph.D., M.ASCE; and Eugenio Pellicer, Ph.D., M.ASCE Abstract There is a beneficial effect when integrating Building...
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According to the World Economic Forum (2014), trillions of US dollars have been invested over the past decades to build and maintain the global infrastructure asset base, and every year, US$ 2.7 trillion is invested in new infrastructure. Construction and maintenance activities have a significant impact on the three pillars of sustainability; i.e.,...
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Senior management support is a key dynamic capacity for design companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, given the fact that they must identify changes in the competitive environment, which are increasingly becoming more and more technological. In addition, senior management support is obliged to react in the most...
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Various studies have been recently conducted to predict pavement condition, but most of them were developed in a certain region where climate conditions were kept constant and/or the research focused on specific road distresses using single parameters. Thus, this research aimed at determining the influence of pavement structure, traffic demand, and...
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La Universitat Politècnica de València está apostando a nivel institucional por la incorporación del Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos (ABP) en sus titulaciones. La Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos está desarrollando un proyecto de innovación y mejora educativa para estudiar la implementación de esta metodología en...
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Delay is one of the most common, complex, and risky phenomena that adversely affects performance of construction projects. Several studies have been conducted on delay factors identification, some focused on road infrastructures, others on buildings, or on construction projects broadly. However, there are scarce publications with a comprehensive an...
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Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms need to innovate in order to increase their business’ competitiveness. Many companies around the world are considering the possibility of implementing building information modelling (BIM) in their projects without knowing its actual benefits for the business. The current literature recognizes...
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Pavement management systems can be used to efficiently allocate limited maintenance budgets to better align with pavement deterioration. However, pavement deterioration is subject to uncertain factors that complicate the prediction of future pavement conditions accurately, entailing differences in the optimum maintenance strategy. This paper addres...
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Fostering sustainability in the construction industry has been claimed; however, important barriers are hindering its implementation in public procurement. The main reason is the lack of knowledge about what sustainability criteria should be included and the high level of subjectivity in the definition of their level of importance. Both aspects sho...
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Rural roads play an indispensable role in economic and social well-being, especially in developing countries, contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. For this reason, it is necessary to plan these projects properly to guarantee their success. In this line, the objective of this research is to identify significant variables gene...
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Project delays adversely affect road infrastructure development in developing countries. Unfavorable consequences of project delays involve cost overrun, contractual disputes, arbitration, and quality non-conformities. Despite these risks, literature shows that delays are still a prevalent problem in construction management. Although there is a con...
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The growing importance of international construction activity forces companies to find out what competitive advantages to provide and barriers to overcome to achieve success, considering the particular characteristics of their origin and destination countries. Seventy six articles regarding success in the international construction market in the pe...
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The architecture, engineering, and construction industry requires methods that link the capture of customer requirements with the continuous measurement of the value generated and the identification of value losses in the design process. A value analysis model (VAM) is proposed to measure the value creation expected by customers and to identify val...
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Social network analysis (SNA) has not been used to study design project teams in which the full interactions have become more complex (formal and informal) because the team members are from different companies and there is no colocation. This work proposes a method to understand the interactions in the design teams of construction projects using SN...
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Green buildings have recently become a key aspect of the construction field and bring along a renovation of the whole industry chain. Such changes introduce new challenges for all subjects involved, and designers are also affected by such issues, especially for the development of projects based on international green building standards. Within this...
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Traditionally, in heritage architecture, each discipline works independently, generating dispersed data. Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM) can provide benefits in managing heritage projects. However, the modelling task is laborious, BIM software tends to be complex, and historical databases are not synchronised with HBIM models. The ai...
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Evidence exists for the application of lean management practices in the design process. However, there is no systematic review of this type of practice that links the design management practices to the lean construction principles. There is no tool to assess the level of use of lean design management practices in construction projects either. There...
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Delay is a phenomenon that affects road infrastructure projects around the world with serious consequences. The study of methodologies that allow mitigate delay causes is a key issue. One option is Last Planner® System (LPS) that is a collaborative planning method that improves the fulfillment of construction activities in time. LPS has the charact...
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Delays and cost escalations in construction projects are problems that have been approached by many researchers through time, developing a significant body of literature. This paper developed a literature review to examine 30 research papers published since 1988 in the Web of Science database to identify the main factors causing these deviations. T...
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In recent years, transparency in public procurement has increased considerably as a strategy to curb corruption and implement best practices by governments. Since 2007, Colombia has been implementing different approaches in this sense, which have been evaluated by international bodies with outstanding results. The country's open data platform is ma...
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Lean philosophy introduces a new approach for maximizing value while minimizing waste, facilitating sustainable practices at the same time. Companies have become aware of these improvements and are demanding students well formed in Lean concepts. However, to meet this demand, universities must adapt their curricula to include courses that use alter...
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Building information modeling (BIM) is transforming the way of work across the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, where BIM offers vast opportunities for improving performance. BIM is therefore an area of great interest across the AEC industry in general and for the structural engineering field in particular. This paper is...
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Desde hace aproximadamente cinco años, se está utilizando cada vez más en España el Sistema del Último Planificador (Last Planner System ®), debido a la mejora que su utilización produce en la productividad de la construcción, alcanzándose, con su uso, mejores resultados en la consecución de los objetivos de: Coste, plazo y calidad de los proyectos...
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Para la planificación urbana de una ciudad es necesario considerar todas las características que la definen, identificar y organizar los múltiples parámetros que componen la red vial. Éstos se vinculan formando una estructura optimizable, facilitando los procesos futuros, técnicos y políticos, involucrados con el desarrollo y diseño del espacio y e...
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Earned Value Management (EVM) is a well-known project management technique for monitoring project progress. Over the last 15 years, many promising EVM metrics have been proposed to get, among other improvements, better actual project duration and cost estimates. Papers comparing the performance of all these metrics are, however, scarce and sometime...
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Construction projects are complex at every stage; however, the design phase requires primary attention since it is at this phase that the full project can be influenced to a greater extent and at lower cost. In the design phase of construction projects, several specialists from different disciplines participate, particularly in complex projects suc...
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The evaluation of BIM capabilities and repeatability enables a company or project to identify its current status and how to improve continuously; this evaluation can be performed with BIM maturity models. However, those maturity models can measure the BIM state but not specifically the BIM uses application. Likewise, in interorganizational project...
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This paper focuses on solving the problem of budget allocation for the pavement maintenance management of an urban road network. To do this, a decision-making tool is developed. The tool is based on a quantitative valuation of six sustainable criteria to obtain a priority ranking. The relative weights are calibrated with the aim of obtaining a high...
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The term sustainability has multidisciplinary use and meaning. Sustainability is typically described by many sources as development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable construction projects are those that ensure the consideration of economic, envi...
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Ponencia presentada en el Congreso Internacional de Innovación Tecnológica en la Edificación 2019 (CITE 2019) de la Escuela Técnica Superior de la Edificación de Madrid (ETSEM) de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) el 6 de Marzo de 2019
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Boosting sustainability in public construction procurement implies new challenges associated with incentivizing integrated approaches and the inclusion of sustainability criteria in tendering procedures. Thus, the choice of project-delivery method and procurement procedure is a key decision to ensure project success for sustainable outcomes. This s...
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This research describes the managerial approaches that contractors follow to determine different types of contingencies in construction project management. Two large Spanish general contractors were selected for an in-depth analysis. Interviews and surveys were conducted with six additional companies to explore the external validity of the findings...
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During the period between 2008–2013, the internal market in Spain was characterized by economic crisis, the contraction of the demand experienced in a turbulent business environment, and strong competition among companies. This situation forced many of these companies to work abroad. One of the success factors for Spanish engineering companies abro...
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The development of a green-building project following a specific reference standard such as LEED, brings new conditions and restrains for all subjects involved in the process. Such changes affect technicians, owners, bureaucracy and also the management tasks either during design or construction phases. Within this scope, the management of sustainab...
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This exploratory research examined the relationship between project performance and organizational characteristics in construction companies. Nine Chilean construction firms were involved in this study. Key performance indicators (KPIs) were introduced to periodically capture the project performance of 41 projects in these companies. Furthermore, t...
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Scientific literature highlights the need to engage social sustainability more effectively in the construction industry through public procurement. Previous contributions have been focused on establishing strategies and defining guides to encourage and facilitate the inclusion of social criteria in public procurement. However, to reach effective re...
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The management of threats and opportunities plays a key-role in enhancing project performance. However, there is a gap in literature concerning how general contractors manage threats and opportunities in construction projects, in particular in the use of time and cost contingencies. This research partially addresses this gap through a case study of...
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The performance of construction companies is linked to the performance of their projects because their financial success and the satisfaction of their clients depends on it. However, most studies of construction companies' performance consider mainly the corporate aspects but not the performance they achieve in their projects as a result of their m...
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As a well established discipline and profession, project management has its distinctive tools and techniques. One of them that has been considered the embodiment of the core principles of project management is the Earned Value Management (EVM). In managing construction projects, the EVM has been considered as a suitable tool and hence, has been imp...
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Nowadays, the urban pavement network of the city of Valencia, Spain, is based on a “worst first” approach. Under this approach, pavements showing bad condition are given higher priority to receive maintenance. In the pavement management field, this approach has been widely recognized as the least effective maintenance strategy. Given this situation...
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The workflow in historic architecture projects presents problems related to the lack of clarity of processes, dispersion of information and the use of outdated tools. Different heritage organisations have showed interest in innovative methods to resolve those problems and improve cultural tourism for sustainable economic development. Building Infor...
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HOW TO CREATE AND MANAGE A TEAM TO APPLY COLLABORATIVE METHODS IN CONSTRUCTION (IPD) IN SPAIN
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Si bien por el momento en España la teoría respecto a IPD se encuentra en fase de conocimiento inicial y está poco formalizada en la práctica, como ocurre con todas las técnicas Lean Construction, es importante profundizar en ella para lograr cada día una mayor aplicabilidad en la construcción española. Los Métodos Colaborativos (IPD) se desarrolla...
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Nowadays, sustainability assessment tends to focus on the biophysical and economic aspects of the built environment. The social aspects are generally overestimated during an infrastructure evaluation. This study proposes a method to optimize infrastructure projects by assessing their social contribution. This proposal takes into account the infrast...
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Nowadays multi-criteria methods enable non-monetary aspects to be incorporated into the assessment of infrastructure sustainability. Yet evaluation of the social aspects is still neglected and the multi-criteria assessment of these social aspects is still an emerging topic. Therefore, the aim of this article is to review the current state of multi-...
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The knowledge and deepening of the Lean Construction methodology, as well as its practical application in the construction industry in Spain, can produce great benefits and the general improvement of a process that continues to be anchored in anachronistic procedures for too long. It is necessary to divulge this methodology with greater intensity,...
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In construction projects, resources availability might limit the implementation of ideal schedules. Especially, when repetitive activities are involved, traditional Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem (RCPSP) models fail to allocate the resource consumption in an efficient manner. Besides, actual models only provide local optimal soluti...
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Purpose The increased need for, and maintenance of, infrastructure creates challenges for all agencies that manage infrastructure assets. To assist with these challenges, agencies implement asset management systems. This exploratory research investigated and compared the importance of barriers faced by agencies establishing transportation asset ma...