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Architect from the Division of Building Technologies in Tecnalia Research and Innovation. He is focused on Research projects related to Envelopes (new materials, products and industrialized construction): (OSIRYS) Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration; (MeeFS) Multifunctional Energy Efficient Façade System for Building Retrofitting); FACOMP “Polymeric nano composites for curtain walls”. In the last two years he also has been working as project coordinator of the project HEPHAESTUS “Highly automatEd PHysical Achievements and performancES using cable roboTs Unique Systems”. Apart from this, he has organized the International Congress on Architectural Envelopes (www.icae2018.eu)
Building envelope systems are rapidly evolving, driven by increasingly stringent requirements for limiting energy consumption. Current trends favour lightweight, prefabricated wall assemblies with high levels of insulation, which have been shown to be particularly sensitive to thermal bridging through anchoring and framing elements. This paper pres...
A bio-based multi-layer building envelope assembly has been developed for its integration in newly built and retrofitted buildings. Forest-based materials and biocomposite profiles are used as an alternative to fossil-based insulants and metallic framing, providing a well-insulated and low-thermal-bridge technical solution. The wall assembly has be...
The present document includes a state-of-the-art review of solar envelope systems that are already on the market or that can potentially reach that stage in a short-medium timeframe (Technology Readiness Level ≥ 4). The analysis focuses on the technological integration of such solutions in the envelope and building, but non-technical issues such as...
Osirys is a European Research Project where a holistic solution for façades and interior partitions ready to be applied in building retrofitting and new construction has been developed. The project uses biocomposites as the base material to define different products: a multilayer façade, a curtain wall, a window, and an interior partition. The bioc...
Solar walls can be used to increase the overall energy efficiency of a building. Phase Change Materials (PCM) are capable of increasing the effective thermal mass of building elements, thus improving the overall energy consumption. Recently, the incorporation of PCM in a solar wall has been proposed, aiming to increase the total energy efficiency o...
Curtain wall modules installation by cable driven robots on the construction site. The robotic system developed in this project will perform all necessary works, from bracket fixation on the concrete slab to final adjustem of the module on its right position. Hephaestus has been conceived as a solution for accomplishing multiple tasks on vertical or inclined planes of the built and outdoor environment. Hephaestus is mainly based on a cable-driven robot. Hephaestus integrates several technologies that are already developed into a multiple job performer. Besides the cable-driven robot, there is a modular end-effector kit. This modular end-effector kit is capable of hosting several tools. From one side, it can host task accomplishing tool, which can be different at each time where Hephaestus is applied. On the other side, it also hosts all the accessory devices that are necessary for the sensing and controlling the system. It must be pointed out the Multi-functionality of the Hephaestus. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732513 Website: http://www.hephaestus-project.eu