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Subprojects II

Task 1.-Building materials, sustainability and energy efficiency in the cross-border area Spain - Portugal

Coordinating Entity:

Instituto Tecnológico de Rocas Ornamentales y Materiales de Construcción (INTROMAC).


Lead Researcher:

María Luisa Carmona Carmona (INTROMAC)

+34 927181042


Participating Entities:

  • Centro Tecnológico de Cerâmica e Vidro da Rede de Centros Tecnológicos de Portugal (CTCV-RECET).
  • Instituo Politécnico de Portalegre. Escola Superior Tecnológica Gestao de Portalegre (IPP- ESTGP).
  • Universidade de Évora (Laboratorio Hercules).
  • Centro Tecnológico da Indústria de Moldes, Ferramentas Especiais e Plásticos (CENTIMFE).
  • Centro Tecnológico para o Aproveitamento e Valorização das Rochas Ornamentais e Industriais  (CEVALOR)


Other participating entities:

Cámara Municipal de Serpa




At present the construction sector in the European Union involves excessive consumption of resources and energy in the construction of civil infrastructures and buildings. Therefore, the incorporation of innovation into its processes must be promoted and technological development must be generated from the logic of sustainability and quality as added value and a principle of prevention of environmental degradation. 

Thus this project is working on the revival and preservation of traditional building techniques and materials with sustainability criteria, the prediction of damage in reinforced concrete structures and the promotion of the use of innovative techniques in road surfaces, thus contributing to the sustainable preservation of civil infrastructures
in the EUROACE area. 

Task 2.- Revaluation of archaeological sites by applying non-destructive techniques

Coordinating Entity:

 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Instituto de Arqueología de Mérida (CSIC-IAM).


Lead Researcher:

Victorino Mayoral Herrera - Instituto de Arqueología-Mérida (CSIC)

+34 924315661


Participating Entities:

  • Instituto de Arqueología-Mérida (CSIC).
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Rocas Ornamentales y Materiales de Construcción (INTROMAC).
  • Centro de Investigación La Orden-Valdesequera.
  • Centro Interdisciplinar de Historia, Culturas y Sociedades de la Universidad de Évora.




This project promotes the development of a battery of non-destructive techniques, such as geophysical and surface prospecting, remote sensing or aerial photography, in order to generate extensive knowledge of complex archaeological sites. The search systems used provide an effective means of optimizing resources and strengthen the multidisciplinary nature of the research.

As well as contributing to historical analysis and methodological advance, these results provide elements for presenting the heritage to the public, improving their understanding and enjoyment. This increases a cultural offer that could boost the economic development of the communities that live in daily contact with them.