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The Group of Construction Research and Innovation (GRIC) is a research group of the Department of Project and Construction Engineering, composed of a team of professors and researchers of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).  GRIC is recognized as a consolidated research group by the Government of Catalonia since 2009.

The main goal of the research group is the development of innovative solutions in the construction field, throughout the whole life cycle of the construction project, from design to construction, and from maintenance operations to decommissioning. Main research areas are:

  • Improvement of the energy efficiency of buildings, especially through the implementation of low cost and non-invasive techniques.
  • Development of technological solutions to manage the built environment.
  • Improvement of the environmental performance of construction projects, sites and buildings.