ITEC - Institut de Tecnologia de la Construcció de Catalunya
ITeC is a non-profit private foundation working in the field of the construction sector since 1978. Our goals as an organization to support innovation are:
(1) The generation and transfer of information and knowledge;
(2) The provision of technological services to improve the competitiveness of the construction sector agents: organizations, companies and professionals;
(3) To be a benchmark institution in terms of information, innovation and sustainability applied to the construction sector.
We are focused on six main activities:
(1) Certification of innovative and non-standardized products;
(2) new methodologies and tools to manage and make decisions during the construction processes;
(3) databases and BIM libraries;
(4) sustainability in construction;
(5) market research;
(6) training activities
ITeC has a strong link with construction industries in Spain. It is a point of reference in the building sector for databases, process management methodologies and for BIM evolution.
UZ-FCE - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering
The Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Zagreb is the oldest civil engineering faculty (established in 1919) in Croatia conducting university education at an undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in all branches of civil engineering. It is continually developing and advancing higher education, scientific research activities and overall education, and actively participates in the development of the profession and implementation of new technologies.
The Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (UZ-FCE) provides a significant contribution in developing the learning content and training delivery methodology, as well as the piloting and evaluation of the trainings due to its experience in education of experts in civil engineering through its basic activities in training and lifelong learning. UZ-FCE is focusing on enhancing the importance of the multidisciplinary approach when teaching students (future middle and senior level professionals) in the field of energy efficiency and is also introducing BIM into its curricula. Additionally, UZ-FCE has knowledge of the qualification and/or certification requirements for developing different trainings and courses as it develops didactical material for engineers and architects, installers, and workers. Furthermore, UZ-FCE contributes to enhancing the general image of the construction sector: it is working intensively on improving market recognition of skills in the building sector through their participation in the work of numerous professional organisations and technical committees as well as professional conferences, together with publishing numerous professional and scientific papers. Through numerous projects, UZ-FCE has proven its capacity to involve different stakeholders and to organize national events discussing specific topics.