The event will be held next 14 May at headquarters of COAM in Madrid

Next 14 May will be held in Madrid the fifth edition of Intelligent Buildings Congress, in which our partner CARTIF participates as collaborator. The event, that will be held at the headquarters of COAM (Official College of Architects of Madrid), is the main professional forum about Intelligent Buildings in Spain.

The congress will bring together the most important players in the sector, and will address the current and future of Intelligent Buildings and its implications for companies and professionals related to the design, construction and management of buildings and their facilities.

The Congress will approach the concept of Intelligent Building from an integral and multidisciplinary point of view. Many different topics will be presented, such as technical, regulatory and business opportunities, contemplating solutions for both New Construction and Rehabilitation.

With a wide experience in research and development of solutions oriented to building renovation, CARTIF is an important key player in intelligent buildings sector in Europe. CARTIF participation in international activities is promoted through the International Projects Department and has been materialised in the current participation in 32 on-going international projects.

In REZBUILD Project, CARTIF will lead Work Package 2 thanks to its experience in a wide range of industrial fields. During WP2, CARTIF will collaborate with VIAS in the development of the 3DP technology. In addition, the company will also be responsible for LCA.

New technologies to promote sustainable buildings

CARTIF and VIAS will develop a 3D printing robot that will be able to print vertical surfaces (envelopes and walls) using layer-by-layer techniques in a reduced time for its application in façade rehabilitation.

The robot will be able to combine the use of different type of materials for structural and isolation purposes.

The incorporation of this technology will allow the reduction of labor risks, execution times and, in the future, of the impact of financial costs. Problems with thermal bridges and joints between panels/bricks will be solved through the use of a robot that can be moved across the entire façade.

This concept will reduce the energy consumption of about 20-30%, its payback time is estimated between 5-8 years and could be applied in more common residential building typologies (glazed facades or elements of much reduced porosity would be excluded).