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R+D+i

R+D+i

At Viuda de Sainz we are aware that, in the infrastructure construction and maintenance sector, research, development and innovation are key factors for the future of our activity.

Our R&D&I department works actively towards the implementation of all the improvements offered by technology. We devise and execute our work in an Industry 4.0 and BIM methodology environment. And we participate actively in forums and projects in search of innovative solutions.

ECOBRIDGE PROJECT

Our Ecobridge, designed and executed within the extension works of the Metropolitan South Bypass, is a project fully carried out by our R&D&I department. A patented solution that has enabled us to minimize the environmental impact of the works.
The main characteristic that makes this bridge an important innovation is that it can be easily transported, disassembled and reused in multiple locations without it losing its properties. This project has been designed to be dismantled and reassembled whenever it is necessary and presents an important environmental advantage with respect to the equivalent traditional solutions.
With IHOBE’s guidance, we have estimated, in a comparative life-cycle assessment, that the design of the Ecobridge has a global warming improvement potential of 77% as compared to equivalent reinforced concrete solutions.
Due to its characteristics, our Ecobridge received the Quality Innovation Award Euskadi 2020 in the Circular Economy category. Moreover, we were finalists in the international section of this award, where we competed with 500 other candidates.

KOSTA ZABALA FIRST HQE-CERTIFIED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

The housing development we are working on in Bilbao, Kosta Zabala, has been awarded the HQE certificate.
Awarded by Tecnalia, this is the first certification achieved by a block of flats in the whole of the State.
This rigorous testing assesses the energy, environmental, health and comfort impact of a building. It guarantees healthy housing with a high level of comfort for people.
A good job by our R&D&I Department.

ECODESIGN APPLIED TO CONSTRUCTION: BASQUE ECODESIGN 2020

Presentation of the technical solution implemented in the extension of the South Metropolitan Bypass at the exhibition “20 Years of Ecodesign Made in Euskadi” within the Basque Ecodesing Meeting 2020.
An ecobridge designed and built with environmental criteria. It is enabling us to considerably reduce the acoustic and visual impact as well as the CO2 emissions of this work.

SIMAM PROJECT. 2017 HAZITEK ANNOUNCEMENT

PARTICIPATION IN THE ÍMPETU PROJECT - OPTIMIZATION OF PRIMARY WATERPROOFING IN TUNNELS

PIONEERS IN EMPLOYING BIM METHODOLOGY IN LARGE INFRASTRUCTURES. ARNOTEGI TUNNEL IN THE SOUTH METROPOLITAN VARIANT