GICITED joins researchers from two Departments of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, which develop their activity at the School of Building Construction of Barcelona and share an interest for research in the field of Building Science. Our approach is clearly multidisciplinary, taking advantage of the different training of the group researchers and their previous experience. Although scientific collaborations between the members started before, we were set up as a Group in 2009.
The interest of the group is mainly focused on Building Science and, more specifically, on research into building materials and the simulation of physico-chemical processes from mathematical modelling. We address problems concerning the development of new materials with specific characteristics, the use of non-destructive diagnostic techniques, the evaluation of energetic efficiency and acoustic comfort in buildings, the fire behaviour of materials, the computational simulation and the design of elements for a safer and sustainable building construction.