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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)

21.-Research and development RD (DNV GL) Design and development of new methodologies to sustain structural and architectural elements to be conserved and structural system modifications during the rehabilitation of protected buildings (RESTRUCO15)

22.-Research and development RD (DNV GL) Design and development of a new structural consolidation system for the rehabilitation of pillars in historic buildings (PAUPIL2015)

23.-Research and development RD (DNV GL) Design of a new solution for the construction of concrete walls for complex geometries (ROMANCUR15)

24.-Technological Innovation TI (EQA) Design and development of a new system for detecting the encroachment of vehicles in lanes closed to traffic (DETECTOR15)

25.-Research and development RD (DNV GL) New solutions for special foundations in anthropogenic soils (TERRAN2016)

26.-Technological Innovation TI (DNV-GL) New acoustic developments and solutions for roofs (SOLACUST16)

27.-Research and development RD (DNV GL) Design and development of a new welding system in the open sea (SOLMAR2016)

28.-Research and development RD (DNV GL) Design and development of new structural systems in unique buildings (EDIFSIN16)

29.-Technological Innovation TI (DNV-GL) Development of a new system for the temporary support and control of large structural overhangs (VOLESTRU16).

FURGCARRIL: Van adapted for highway maintenance lane closure operations.

FURGCARRIL: Van adapted for highway maintenance lane closure operations.

Equipment exists on the market for safely and automatically placing traffic cones. However, solutions for their removal are not satisfactorily developed, especially if a cone has been moved or knocked over. There are also manual systems, based on the safe positioning of an operative on a hydraulic platform located at the rear of the vehicle. The drawback of this system is that it heavily loads the rear axle of the vehicle and limits its use for other highway maintenance tasks. The technological advances presented by the FURGCARRIL project are based on the development of a vehicle adapted for the placement and removal of cones that facilitates and speeds up this task, as well as providing safety to the operatives. The system consists of the adaptation of a basic commercial vehicle to highway maintenance operations, equipping the body for a dual use: transport of material and placement and removal of cones for lane closures. The conversion is carried out quickly, increasing the efficiency of the vehicle. The cone placement and removal mode incorporates the necessary safety features for operatives.

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.

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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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