On Thursday May 16, our colleague Alberto Miguéns Blanco, senior researcher of Advanced Materials of CETIM, participated as a speaker at the conference “Technological challenges in construction 4.0” that took place during the professional fair BB Construmat Barcelona. Specifically, within the stand of the Spanish Technological Construction Platform (PTEC).
Alberto participated in the round table “Building materials and energy” with a paper focused on “Sustainable building materials: new pavements and concrete.” TECNALIA and the Spanish Institute of Cement and its Applications (IECA), among other companies, technological centers and relevant institutions of the sector, took part along the whole morning.
Barcelona Building Construmat is an annual event of international reference that activates and accompanies the transition of the construction sector towards new models of growth and sustainable development, thanks to digitalization, technological innovation and new construction techniques.
Effort on Sustainable Construction
At the beginning of this 2019, CETIM promoted the creation of the working group “Sustainable building materials” within the framework of the Spanish Technological Construction Platform (PTEC).
The main objective of this initiative is to evaluate and develop materials that enhance the sustainability of the sector. Among these new products are those that reuse and revalue waste, are more durable, require less maintenance, consume less energy in their production and processing and are part of the circular economy strategy. This is part of CETIM’s research line on sustainable building materials, in which the Centre works on the development of cements, mortars and concretes optimized on demand; of geopolymeric materials from inorganic waste; the design, improvement and optimization of paving materials; and in moulding methodologies