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Seeking a repair and prevention method for localised asphalt surfacing heave due to expansion of steel slag road base materials.

To find and/or develop a permanent solution and construction method for repairing localised heave of asphalt road surfacing caused by expansion of steel slag aggregates in underlying base layers. The ideal solution would involve a relatively rapid and minimum intervention upon the road, thus reducing possible traffic disruption.

COPCISA has FOURTEEN CERTIFIED RESEARCH PROJECTS, as well as its management system which is certified to the UNE 166002 standard.

1.- Road surfacing refurbishment techniques for use on asphalt mixes (PARAMIX). Research and development (AIDIT).

2.- Technological Innovation TI (AIDIT) System for joining caissons (NUCA).

3.- Research, development and innovation RDI (AENOR) Automated system for management and control of individual and collective protective equipment based on the use of radiofrequency tags for construction sector prevention of risks in the workplace (RFID).

4.- Technological Innovation TI with model use licence (EQA) Double loading platform for building sites (PLATAFORMA).

5.- Research, development and innovation RDI (EQA) On-site prefabrication of beams (ARSITU).

6.- Research, development and innovation RDI (EQA) Research and Development for the transformation of electric arc furnace slag in aggregates for construction use (FERRARID).

7.- Research, development and innovation RDI (EQA) Study on treatment and management of the soil A horizon in civil engineering works (TIERRA VEGETAL)

8.- Technological Innovation ti (AENOR) Development of a new methodology for dismantling structurally- complex viaducts (DECONSTRUCCIÓN)

9.- Technological Innovation TI (AENOR) Traffic lights for works access operated via remote control (SEMAFOROS)

10.- Technological Innovation TI (AENOR) Safety railings for reinforced earth walls (BARANDILLA)

11.- Technological Innovation TI (AENOR) Consutruction of a prefabricated hyperstatic structure (PÉRGOLA)

12.- Technological Innovation TI (EQA) Development of a support procedure for embankment failures (ROTURA TERRAPLÉN)

13.- Technological Innovation TI (EQA) Design and development of a test instrument and method for carrying out strength tests for protective equipment (Safety nets and edge protections) (ESFEROIDE)

14.- Technological Innovation TI (AENOR) Project for the creation of a steel bridge launcher structure using large-dimensioned tubular lattice griders (LANZAVIGAS)

15.- Research, development and innovation RDI (EQA) Research into the parameters that affect the Sideways Force Coefficient (COPCICRT14)

16.- Research, development and innovation RDI (DNV GL) Study and discretization of winds for the development of a new roof solution (COPVIENT14)

17.- Research, development and innovation RDI (DNV GL) Research and development of a new methodology for special foundations (COPMERCA14)

18.- Steel fibre reinforced lightweight self-compacting concrete for renovation of floor slabs (HORLIGAUTO)

19 Modified vehicle for installing lane closure signage in highway maintenance and repair operations. (FURCARRIL)

20 Sideways Force Coefficient improvement system using an improved ultra-thin hot-mix asphalt layer (AUTL). (MICROPABUF)

Double loading platform for building sites

Double loading platform for building sites

The function of this upper-level materials loading platform is to minimise or eliminate fall-from-height risks created by the removal of safety railings when withdrawing crane forks, due to the lack of available space for unloading operations.

The company holds a Ministry of Industry model use licence which is attached to the TI certificate from EQA.

DETECTOR: Highway maintenance works area intrusion alarm

DETECTOR: Highway maintenance works area intrusion alarm

The project develops a vehicle intrusion detection and immediate warning system for personnel at risk during a highway maintenance operations lane closure. This is a laser system, comprising a sender unit, a receiver-warning unit and a second warning unit connected via Bluetooth to the receiver. (There can be as many second warning units connected via Bluetooth as you wish).
The system creates a laser beam, which activates the visual and audible alarms of the receiver and second warning units when the beam is broken. This provides a safety margin allowing road workers to get out of danger if a vehicle encroaches into the works area.
The sender unit is placed just after the direction signs of the lane closure lead-in taper and the receiver unit can be located up to 200 metres away, in front of the personnel protection vehicle. The second warning unit is positioned in the works area using a built-in magnet for fixing to crash barriers, sign posts or railings, etc. The system is of clear benefit in reducing the risk of accidents for personnel carrying out highway maintenance operations.

About us

COPCISA is carrying out research, development and innovation projects, studying new formulas for improving the quality of materials and systems of working. Through these initiatives, it aims to optimise resources, foster respect for the environment, increase quality and improve safety conditions for all employees.
COPCISA is one of the first construction companies with an R&D innovation management system that complies with the UNE 166002 standard. This system is a pioneer in the Spanish construction sector and has reached a level of consolidation reflected by the successful results of all external audits that have been regularly carried out in this area. Copcisa

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