Acciona Infraestructuras S.A

//Acciona Infraestructuras S.A
Acciona Infraestructuras S.A 2017-05-26T12:50:06+00:00

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C/ Valportillo II, 8. Polígono Industrial Alcobendas
28108 Alcobendas (Madrid, Spain)
Tel. +34 91.791.20.20
Fax. +34 91.791.21.01

Leading European construction company, specialized in design, construction and managing of large buildings and civil infrastructures under sustainability principles.

Partner Description

Acciona Infraestructuras is a leading European construction company, specialized in design, construction and managing of large buildings and civil infrastructures. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and more than 15.800 people employee.

Acciona Infrastructuras it is part of Acciona Group, whose business lines are Construction, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Energy, Logistic and Transport. Its business strategy is tightly linked to sustainability and in recognition of its efforts.

Acciona Infraestructuras uses cutting-edge technology to develop and apply the most advanced materials, components, systems and solutions for sustainability and in particular for energy efficient design, construction and operation of buildings (new and existing), while preserving a high indoor environment quality. Acciona Infrastructure also acts as an Energy Service Company (ESCO). This has been made possible by intense, past and ongoing research and demonstration efforts which have placed the company at the forefront of innovation.

It has its own R&D Technological Centre in Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary and international team of about 150 highly qualified researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Main research areas are Nanotechnology, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Technologies. It has laboratories of nanotechnology and advanced materials, RES and HVAC integration in buildings, ICT and augmented reality, BIM, as well as workshops for prototyping.

Motivation to join NEED4B

Acciona Infraestructuras´ motivation to join the project is to incorporate the BIM in demo sites, as carrying out the energy simulation of the different solution before the design.

Acciona Infraestructuras has spent several years working in the BIM and its implantation in work, as a new methodology based on the collaboration of all stakeholders on the same model. This model is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building and works as a large database where everything is linked.

Taking part in Need4B project, we will be able to develop a new methodology which integrates BIM with the techniques of energy analysis and simulation.

This project provides the possibility to Acciona Infrastructuras to demonstrate BIM in different buildings, climates and parts of Europe with their own requirements and legal limitations.

On the other hand, understanding technological innovation as the strategic line of the future and with the idea of continuing their commitment to sustainability, ACCIONA has taken up the challenge of promoting energy efficiency in buildings. This issue it is being considered in the works awarded the company. This strategic objective has increased R & D work carried out in recent years and allowed us to understand that the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency strategies are directly related to the holistic management of the same during the life cycle of the building and if it is taken into account from the conceptual design phase, the greater its effectiveness. For this reason, this project represents a great opportunity to propose a new methodology for integration and validation of efficient construction technologies on each demo site.

Moreover, our participation would impact positively on the business, allowing ACCIONA to be positioned at the forefront of a growing market, because the innovation in energy efficiency issues applied to building will encourage the enterprise’s construction activity. In addition, we expect new opportunities or business models that promote sustainable solutions as a resource for economic development.

This initiative is an international strategic vector and it is endorsed in the interest raised by the European Commission through the Directives to improve energy efficiency in buildings, which increases the supranational interest in the sector and increasing the potential market of the project.

Activities in the project

In this project Acciona Infrastructure will coordinate WP4, and will be the responsible of the implementation of BIM in the demonstrations sites as well as carrying out the simulation of the different solutions before the design.

We aim to develop a single method to select the construction technologies, materials and processes to reduce energy demand of the envelope and to achieve less energy consumption in the buildings.

On the other hand, ACCIONA will participate in a new open an integrated methodology development for low energy buildings. It will support the processes design, construction and commissioning of the technologies and the holistic management of conditioning passive strategies for collecting, storing and distributing energy.