Archive - Quality control

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BAC participates in the rehabilitation of the Bridge of Verges

BAC will carry out the quality control of the bridge rehabilitation works located between the municipalities of Ultramort and Verges on the road C-252 has awarded BAC the “Service Contract for technical assistance for quality control of extraordinary conservation works. Bridges and structures. Rehabilitation of the C-252 road bridge over the Ter river, from PK 10 + 700 to 11 + 300. Section: Ultramort – Verges. Code: CG-12058 “.

The bridge has its origins in the early 20th century, but only the south ramp and the pillars remain from the original work. The rest is a much more recent work, from the late second half of the 20th century. It is 400 m long and is made up of a double structure: the central part (214 m), supported on eight pillars, separated by 30 m from each other, and the ramps at the ends, supported on nine arches of about 6 m wide each. The bridge is made of concrete, although the south ramp has lowered arches and is externally lined with stone bound with mortar.

BAC will inspect the Mobile Bridge of the Port of Tarragona using NDT

Port of Tarragona trusts BAC's metallic structure inspection department for the investigation campaign of the mobile bridge structure.

The Port of Tarragona has awarded BAC the “Technical Assistance for the inspection of the welds of the metal deck of the mobile bridge of the Port of Tarragona”.

The works to be carried out by BAC are:

  • Campaign of physical inspections to establish the state of the welds of the metallic deck of the Mobile Bridge.
  • Carrying out non-destructive tests (NDT) for the inspection of the elements that make up the metal structure of the bridge
  • Cabinet / technical office work to present the information collected during the inspections in the form required by the APT: inspection files, detected faults, data display plans, …

The mobile bridge is a structure that was put into service in November 1999 and was built to allow the passage of heavy vehicles between the piers attached to the dike and the riverside piers without having to go through the interior of the city.

BAC will participate in the Cuba – EU experts program

Abel Domato, Deputy Director of the Geotechnics and Testing Division, will advise the Cuban Government as an expert on Non-Destructive Testing in the "Cuban Energy Support Program."

BAC has been awarded the contract for the development of the “contract for the technical assistance service, in terms of energy efficiency and use of biogas, in the implementation of the Cuba-EU II expert exchange program”, managed by the International Foundation and for Ibero-America of Administration and Public Policies – FIIAPP.

The project is part of the “Cuban Energy Support Program” developed as a cooperation strategy between the EU and Cuba, with 18 million euros of financing, distributed among 4 components and managed by different actors.

The EU-Cuba expert exchange project for the promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in Cuba, Cuba-Renovables, is funded by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP.

Guillem Baraut, member of the new ASINCA Board of Directors

Guillem Baraut, General Director of Cities and Building of BAC is part of the chosen candidacy to lead ASINCA, the Association of Independent Engineering and Architecture Companies of Catalonia for the next four years.

The main objectives of the Board are:

  • Make visible the strategic social importance of professional engineering services.
  • Ensure fair tenders as well as fair remuneration for the work carried out.
  • Strengthen the association by opening it to other subsectors, thus gaining influence.
  • Promote knowledge, innovation and business and technological development.


In constructions increases significantly the performance of this test to verify the safety of users

The soft object impact resistance test on railings is perhaps one of the tests that creates the most expectation in a construction, surely due to its spectacular nature. It is a type of test that is carried out following the criteria applicable on site of the UNE 85238:91 standard (railings, test methods). From safety the test has a very important function because it simulates the impact or crash of a person against the railing, it must withstand the impact protecting people against a possible fall.

The method consists in subjecting the railing to the shock action represented by the perpendicular fall of a soft object (simulated by means of a bag filled with microspheres) at a height of 1.2m from the point of impact.  A weighing 50kg generating a force at the moment of impact of 600J right at the center of the railing. The railling could be made of glass, steel bars, wood, etc. Conceptually, the principle of conservation of mechanical energy is used, in the transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy when the impact is generated.

From safety the test has a very important function because it simulates the impact or crash of a person against the railing

As specified in the standard, once impacted (and avoiding a second impact caused by the rebound), pieces or elements that could cause injury to people who are outside should not fall, and should prevent the passage of a 250x180mm hexagonal object. The different types of rails make the test result positive or negative depending on multiple factors, such as: composition of the railing, materials used, fixing of the railing, execution of the same, etc.

This test is also carried out on windows, doors and other elements, but other regulations are used and it is usually done in the laboratory or in the factory.


Is teleworking sustainable after this crisis?

How do we get back to normal?

Joan Franco, President of BAC, will participate in the round table organized by Tecniberia on May 20.

In it, five leaders from the engineering sector will share their vision and the measures they plan to adopt in relation to the gradual return to normality after the health crisis caused by COVID-19, which has led us to have to adopt in an accelerated and generalized way the teleworking.

The planned program is as follows:

12: 00h. Opening

Mr. Pablo Bueno, President of TECNIBERIA.

12:05 p.m. Reflect and experiences

  • José Luis Manzanares Abásolo, CEO of AYESA
  • Franco Joan Franco, President of BAC
  • Villa Luis Villarroya, President of EPTISA
  • Marisol Martín-Cleto, CEO of PROINTEC
  • Bueno Pablo Bueno, President and CEO of TYPSA

12:45 h. Colloquium

Moderator: Ms. Araceli García Nombela, General Secretary of TECNIBERIA