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Overview Incafust projects

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The Catalan Institute of Wood (INCAFUST)
is a nonprofit private organization that
has the aim to promote and develop wood
acknowledgement as material, and contribute
to improve the competitiveness,
innovation promotion and productivity
increment of the Catalan timber industry
as well.
The institute’s main aim is to assist enterprises,
organitzations and institutions by
helping them on research, technological
services, technology and knowledge transference
and education.

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Overview Incafust projects

  1. 1. Introduction The Catalan Institute of Wood (INCAFUST) is a nonprofit private organization that has the aim to promote and develop wood acknowledgement as material, and con- tribute to improve the competitiveness, innovation promotion and productivity increment of the Catalan timber industry as well. wood developmentResearch and services for The institute’s main aim is to assist enter- prises, organitzations and institutions by helping them on research, technological services, technology and knowledge trans- ference and education. Working lines and areas Working lines R+D Advanced technological services Support programs for innovation Consultancy Promotion and spreading Education Areas Raw material Wood processing Construction Refurbishment and restoration
  2. 2. R&D Research and development is divided into two work programs, Wood Technology and Timber Building Con- struction. INCAFUST develops its own research projects or in alliance with public institutions or private compa- nies. Since 2005, INCAFUST has worked with regional, national and European funds in different areas and pro- grams. Wood Technology Program focused on the characterization and study of technological properties of wood of different tree spe- cies from Catalonia. The research activities are: -Wood properties characterization -Product innovation and technological improvement -Sustainability of wood-based materials Timber Building Construction wood developmentResearch and services for Research area on timber technological innovation in building construction, in order to encourage and promote the use of wood between all actors in- volved in the building. The main research program are: -Structural Design -Building Technologies -Fire behaviour and fire protection -Conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historical buildings Outstanding projects: Timber facades in Mediterranean Climate (Catalan Re- gional Government-AGAUR, 2010-2012) Outstanding projects: Computational studies of fire behavior in Timber Build- ings (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitive- Revaluation of European black pine (Pinus nigra subs. ness, 2011-2015) Salzmannii) by producing glulam (Catalan Regional Gov- ernment-DMAH 2006) Technology transfer and training in timber prefab sytem to build housing for forestry communities in Technological characterization of Scots pine (Pinus Guarayos, Bolivia (Catalan Regional Government- sylvestris) and study of new applications (Catalan ACC10, 2012-2013) Regional Government-DMAH 2006) INCAFUST takes part in different European Research Net- Structural diagnosis and pathology studies measured works. Their researchers usually participate in the COST with resistographies (Catalan Regional Government- action, an intergovernmental framework for European CTFC 2007) Cooperation in Science and Technology: Development of renewable adhesives for its application COST Action FP1006 “Bringing new functions to wood on structural boards (Catalan Regional Government through surface modification” (2011-2015) DMAH 2008) Technical Committee 215-AST: “In-situ assessment of Technological characterization of different classes of structural timber” of RILEM Catalan pines (Catalan Regional Government-DMAH 2008-2009); COST Action FP1101 “Assessment, Reinforcement and Monitoring of Timber Structures” (2011-2015) Management of populations and the recovery of the black pine (Trans border Co-operation Territorial European Research Group Fire Safe Use of Wood Program France-Spain-Andorra - POCTEFA 2009-2012) (FSUW)
  3. 3. Innovation suport Facilities The main aim of the innovation support tasks is to help to improve the competitiveness by increasing the Headquarters production, adjusting of it to the required and Ctra. Sant Llorenç, km 2 · E25280 Solsona · Spain accomplishing of the quality standards. Tel. +34 973 48 42 32 · Fax +34 973 48 42 31 Complementary activities: Lab and Technical unit of Lleida -Education Science & Tecnology Park. Ed. H2 · E25003 Lleida -Promotion and diffusion Tel. +34 973 27 21 81 · Fax +34 973 27 21 82 -Information and studies Technical unit of Barcelona Pere Serra, 1-15 - Edifici CRITT (ETSAV) 08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès · Tel./Fax +34 93 590 69 66 info@incafust.org | www.incafust.org wood developmentResearch and services for http://bloc.incafust.org http://www.twitter.com/incafust http://facebook.com/incafust Advanced technological services INCAFUST offers technological services based on equipment, techniques and innovative working methods. The insti- tute gives efficient response to the specific needs required by the companies and their products. The institute has the facilities and equipment to evalu- ate the properties of any wood-based product. Be- tween these tests we find the following: -Species identification -Characterization of the physical properties -Characterization of the mechanical properties -Wood structures -Wood protection -Wood-based products analysis -Wood flooring -Wood packaging material The structural diagnosis and pathology studies allow to analyze the effects of degradation processes of the ma- terial. We use special equipment and exploration tech- niques such as thermography, the resistography, or the acoustic detection of insects. Diagnostic intervention, outstanding examples Palau Mercader, Barcelona; Igualadina Cotonera’s Fac- tory, Barcelona; Trepat’s Factory, Lleida; Hospital of Santa Maria, Lleida

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