Victor Yepes

Victor Yepes
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects

Professor (Full) Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Optimization and LCA of concrete structures as well as optimization models for infrastructure asset management.

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March 2008 - present
Universitat Politècnica de València
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  • This research line deals with optimization methods used in artificial intelligence which are capable of giving good results in a number or engineering problems such as structural design, transport networks, construction planning, etc.

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Publications (303)
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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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Marinas are maritime features related to nautical tourism. The contemplation of pleasant surroundings acquires great importance in achieving this leisure character. The European Landscape Convention undertakes the necessity of integrating landscape into the planning policies. Thus, the marina’s management decision-making processes should reflect th...
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The analytic network process (ANP) is a discrete multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) method conceived as a generalization of the traditional analytic hierarchical process (AHP) to address its limitations. ANP allows the incorporation of interdependence and feedback relationships between the criteria and alternatives that make up the system. This...
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This paper deals with the seismic column design of 35 elevated RC water storage tanks. Tanks comprise a top conic trunk reservoir, a column with variable hollow square cross-sections, and a shallow foundation on a sand layer. The five-column heights considered are 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 m. The five tanks are subjected to seven degrees of seismic lo...
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This paper describes a regional optimal model curve equation to measure and calculate sustainable development assessment impact data related to infrastructure construction in any world region. The article uses a literature review and a case study as research methods-the literature review analyses the importance, practical significance, and current...
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Considering the importance of the development of new housing projects, the purpose of this research is to provide a model oriented to the identification of the most sustainable alternative in single-family housing projects of social interest from the perspective of life cycle thinking (LCT) and the analytical hierarchical process (AHP). A ceramic m...
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Railways are an efficient transport mode, but building and maintaining railway tracks has a significant environmental impact in terms of CO 2 emissions and use of raw materials. This is particularly true for slab tracks, which require large quantities of concrete. They are also more expensive to build than conventional ballasted tracks, but require...
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The definition of sustainability includes three fundamental pillars: economic, environmental, and social. Studies of the economic impact on civil engineering infrastructures have been focused on cost reduction. It is not necessarily in line with economic sustainability due to the lack of other economic factors. Moreover, the social pillar assessmen...
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The revolution towards Industry 4.0 in the AECO Industry has taken Building Information Modelling (BIM) as one of its central points. BIM abilities for automatization, interoperability and sustainability play a key role in this change. In this paper, a literature review about BIM adoption for the structural project is presented. The aim of the pres...
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This study examines the perception that postgraduate civil engineering students at the Universitat Politècnica de València have about virtual and face-to-face sessions. For this purpose, a nine-item Likert-scale questionnaire was used. Fifty-one students, representing more than 77% of those enrolled, answered the survey. They correspond to students...
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This article aims to check the level of information presented by postgraduate students in civil engineering concerning other population groups. This paper analyses the perception that postgraduate civil engineering students at the Universitat Politècnica de València have about the current world. For this purpose, the Factfulness Quiz by Hans Roslin...
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Nowadays, the use of ICT has been raising in many fields including Civil Engineering, as a consequence, students need to be trained in the use of these techniques to ease their incorporation into the labor market. This study is carried out within the framework of the predictive models of optimization of concrete structures subject of the master's d...
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This research assesses the importance of the LCA method to Civil Engineers for postgraduate students. This study is carried out within the framework of the predictive models of optimization of concrete structures subject of the master's degree in concrete engineering. This course introduces students to methods like the optimization of structures th...
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The soil is not always suitable or competent to support a direct shallow foundation in construction. In many cases, to avoid costly deep foundations, it is indicated to replace, improve, or reinforce such soil. This paper focuses on evaluating the contribution to sustainability between different soil improvement techniques and the outcome of their...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a leading technology in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry (AEC Industry) and nowadays is being adopted for most professionals and improving its capabilities. There is another big trend in the AEC Industries, the rehabilitation of unused or old buildings and its adaptation to the new dema...
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In this work, we study the potential of using kriging metamodelling to perform multi-objective structural design optimization using finite element analysis software and design standards while keeping the computational efforts low. A method is proposed, which includes sustainability and buildability objectives, and it is applied to a case study of r...
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Since the establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals, great concern has arisen on how to diminish the impacts that result from construction activities. In such context, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) rise as a powerful way to reduce life cycle impacts through optimizing the consumption of materials. This paper focuses on the sustainab...
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Knowledge management in the construction industry has become an element of transition between traditional processes and the current needs demanded by technological change. This research reviews the updated scientific contributions of knowledge management in construction, as well as its influence. The results come from a bibliometric study, elaborat...
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El libro trata de los aspectos relacionados con los procedimientos constructivos, la maquinaria y los medios auxiliares necesarios para realizar la compactación y la mejora del terreno. La novedad de esta obra radica en el tratamiento constructivo de estas técnicas, donde las fotografías e ilustraciones añaden valor a las explicaciones realizadas e...
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The Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the United Nations in 2015 advocate for a profound paradigm shift in the way that infrastructures are designed. Actual practices usually fall short in assessing issues beyond the economic ones. Aspects such as the environmental impacts resulting from the life cycle of our structures, as well as the positi...
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In Latin America, there is a wide gap between kilometers of paved ways and those with no type of protection. This situation is worse in rural areas, limiting development opportunities and inhabitants’ quality of life. In Chile, there are state programs that seek to reduce the territorial gap through basic low-cost paving solutions; however, the pri...
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The construction sector represents more than 40% of energy consumption in the European Union, as well as one of the biggest causes of environmental impact. Therefore, this sector needs a great deal of intervention through policies that promote the energetic efficiency of the buildings. One of the most important structural components to reach this e...
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Competition among companies is growing globally, with the need to increase productivity and efficiency in the product sector. However, there is also a growing concern about global warming and the depletion of natural resources, as well as their effects on human health. In this context, all human activities that involve intense usage of resources mu...
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Marinas are known to be features related to nautical tourism. Nevertheless, the responsibility of managers does not lie solely on providing accurate services to boats, seafarers and visitors. Thus, an effective management should include other factors, because marinas are embodied in a singular space, with links to diverse nature. Landscape, known a...
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The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry is one of the most important productive sectors, hence also produce a high impact on the economic balances, societal stability, and global challenges in climate change. Regarding its adoption of technologies, applications and processes is also recognized by its status-quo, its slow inno...
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Achieving sustainability is currently one of the main objectives, so a consensus between different environmental, social, and economic aspects is necessary. The construction sector is one of the main sectors responsible for environmental impacts worldwide. This paper proposes the life cycle assessment (LCA) and comparison of four bridge deck altern...
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The aim of this paper is to establish an international framework for sustainable project management in engineering, to make up the lack of research in this field, and to propose a scientific theoretical basis for the establishment of a new project management system. The article adopts literature review, mathematical programming algorithm and case s...
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Construction is one of the main sectors that generates greenhouse gases. This industry consumes large amounts of raw materials, such as stone, timber, water, etc. Additionally, infrastructure should provide service over many years without safety problems. Therefore, their correct design, construction, maintenance, and dismantling are essential to r...
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The establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 claims for a deep paradigm shift in the way infrastructure structures are conceived. The evaluation of the impacts derived from the construction , the service and the end-of-life stages of an infrastructure is consequently in the spotlight of the research community. Being the constructi...
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Construction is one of the main sectors that generates greenhouse gases. This industry consumes large amounts of raw materials, such as stone, timber, water, etc. Additionally, infrastructure should provide service over many years without safety problems. Therefore, their correct design, construction, maintenance, and dismantling are essential to r...
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At present, reducing the impact of the construction industry on the environment is the key to achieving sustainable development. Countries all over the world are using software systems for bridge environmental impact assessment. However, due to the complexity and discreteness of environmental factors in the construction industry, they are difficult...
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Despite insufficient housing facilities, particularly in developing countries, construction systems are generally selected intuitively or based on conventional solutions sanctioned by practice. The present study aims to evaluate different options for the design of low-income housing in Brazil by integrating the life cycle assessment (LCA) into the...
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This paper proposes a methodology for the assessment of the sustainability among three different structural design alternatives for a single-family home. The response associated with each alternative has been measured using 43 indicators considering all stages of the life cycle. A decision-making model is carried out on the basis of a neutrosophic...
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This paper describes the introduction of response surface methodology in a postgraduate course. This case study is carried out in the subject of the predictive models of optimization of concrete structures subject. This subject is inside the curricula of concrete engineering master. In this course students learn concepts such as structures’ optimiz...
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The construction sector is one of the principal contributors to the actual levels of environmental stress, but is also recognised as an essential sector to promote human well-being, access to education or poverty eradication through the development of infrastructures and services. Therefore, since the recent establishment of the Sustainable Develop...
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Students’ capacity for eliciting valid and accurate assessment is crucial for their self-assessment skill. Despite the central role that self-assessment plays in current conceptions of formative and classroom assessment, little attention has been paid for measuring the students’ ability for carrying out valid and accurate assessment. This ability,...
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This paper describes the impact of the change from face-to-face classes to non-face-to-face classes with students of a postgraduate course at the Universitat Politècnica de València. This study is carried out in the subjects of installation, organization and quality assurance in construction and construction procedures of both degree in public work...
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Traditionally, technical degrees have focused on promoting the functionality and durability of designs, orienting the capacities of their students towards the optimization of economic aspects. The challenges that have recently emerged regarding the future of the construction sector and new cities require a paradigm shift in the conventional teachin...
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After the recent establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030, the sustainable design of products in general and infrastructures in particular emerge as a challenging field for the development and application of multicriteria decision-making tools. Sustainability related decision problems usually involve, by definition, a...
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Sustainable design of infrastructures is recognized as a key aspect towards the achievement of the recently defined Sustainable Development Goals. This relevance is greater when dealing with long-lasting, maintenance-demanding structures, such as concrete bridges in coastal environments. In those aggressive environments, maintenance activities over...
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Traditionally, uncertainties in loading conditions, material properties, geometry or structural contour conditions have been included in the design process through hypotheses based on experience or engineering criteria such as the use of safety factors. Using these hypotheses, a simplified model is obtained, based on the nominal values of the varia...
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The importance of construction in the consumption of natural resources is leading structural design professionals to create more efficient structure designs that reduce emissions as well as the energy consumed. This paper presents an automated process to obtain low embodied energy buttressed earth-retaining wall optimum designs. Two objective funct...
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Automation in Construction is one of the leading international journals in construction and building dating back to 1992. This study aims to quantify and visualize the evolution of Automation in Construction publications using bibliometric methods. Our work has two parts: 1) publication and citation statistics in terms of annual distributions, citi...
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The optimization methods and, in particular, metaheuristics must be constantly improved to reduce execution times, improve the results, and thus be able to address broader instances. In particular, addressing combinatorial optimization problems is critical in the areas of operational research and engineering. In this work, a perturbation operator i...
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The construction industry of all countries in the world is facing the issue of sustainable development. How to make effective and accurate decision-making on the three pillars (Environment; Economy; Social influence) is the key factor. This manuscript is based on an accurate evaluation framework and theoretical modelling. Through a comprehensive ev...
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El actual Puente de Serranos, de piedra tallada del siglo XVI, tiene precedentes en estructuras anteriores que fueron desapareciendo por los recurrentes embates del río Turia. Su nombre podría explicarse a que, en tiempo de la conquista por Jaime I, las huestes oriundas de la serranía de Teruel se establecieron en sus cercanías, aunque también pued...
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Decision making is one of the distinctive activities of the human being; it is an indication of the degree of evolution, cognition and freedom of the species. In the past, until the end of the 20th century, scientific decision making was based on the paradigms of substantive rationality (normative approach) and procedural rationality (descriptive a...
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This paper is based on the contents of the postgraduate course "Prediction and optimization models of concrete structures", taught in the Master of Concrete Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in which civil engineering students are taught the various techniques of multi-criteria assessment, with a sustainable approach, applied t...
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In recent times, education for sustainability is gaining more and more relevance in the field of engineering. One of the recently established Sustainable Development Goals explicitly calls for the achievement of sustainable infrastructures by 2030. Infrastructures are recognised as a crucial element towards a sustainable future, as they are respons...
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The recently established Sustainable Development Goals recognize the importance of infrastructures for achieving a sustainable future. Along their long-lasting life cycle, infrastructures generate a series of impacts, the reduction of which has been one of the main focus of researchers’ attention in the past years. The optimization of maintenance i...
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This paper explores the marinas' cultural heritage and it attempts to deep into the relationship between their cultural heritage and cultural landscape. Landscape and heritage are relevant elements in these areas and could be competitive advantages in the management of these maritime facilities. As facilities for maritime pleasant activities there...
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La evaluación de las competencias transversales adquiridas a lo largo de la formación universitaria es un objetivo fundamental para garantizar el adecuado desarrollo de los alumnos. Con los recientemente establecidos Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, la demanda de competencias transversales orientadas a tal fin es cada vez mayor y, su desarrollo...
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Decision making is one of the distinctive activities of the human being; it is an indication of the degree of evolution, cognition, and freedom of the species. In the past, until the end of the 20th century, scientific decision-making was based on the paradigms of substantive rationality (normative approach) and procedural rationality (descriptive...
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Sustainable design of infrastructures has become a major matter of study since the recent establishment of the Agenda 2030. This paper provides a systematic literature review on the use of multi-criteria decision making techniques used so far for the sustainable design of bridges. Special attention is put as well on how the reviewed studies assess...
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UPSS, a multi-level framework for improved resilient regional planning Resilient regional planning is a critical aspect for a sustainable development at national and subnational scales, which requires not only the planning of actions, but also the planning of its implementation. In the case of multi-level political-administrative systems, as most o...
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UPSS, a multi-level framework for improved resilient regional planning Resilient regional planning is a critical aspect for a sustainable development at national and subnational scales, which requires not only the planning of actions, but also the planning of its implementation. In the case of multi-level political-administrative systems, as most...
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El libro trata de los aspectos relacionados con los procedimientos constructivos, maquinaria y equipos auxiliares empleados en la construcción de cimentaciones superficiales, cimentaciones profundas, pilotes, cajones, estructuras de contención de tierras, muros, pantallas de hormigón, anclajes, entibaciones y tablestacas. En esta segunda edición, s...
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Due to the rapid growth of the construction industry's global environmental impact, especially the environmental impact contribution of bridge structures, it is necessary to study the detailed environmental impact of bridges at each stage of the full life cycle, which can provide optimal data support for sustainable development analysis. In this wo...
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Deciding whether certain factors should be considered drivers of innovation in construction firms is crucial in terms of improving their performance and survival in an environment that is changing by leaps and bounds. Throughout the years, construction companies have been considered to be traditional and without the tendency to innovate. However, s...