The LITEIS Research Group and Rosa Gres form a partnership to study and develop new architectural ceramic products

14/05/18
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The agreement sets out areas for collaboration between UIC Barcelona and this leading company in the manufacture of ceramic pavements

UIC Barcelona and the company Rosa Gres have entered into a research agreement to develop new construction systems with ceramic materials, in efforts to promote industrialisation and sustainability in Architecture.

The agreement sets out areas for collaboration between UIC Barcelona’s LITEIS (Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Industrialised and Sustainable Construction) Research Group and this leading company in the manufacture of ceramic pavements.

According to Vicenç Sarrablo, coordinator of the LITEIS group and driving force behind the agreement: “This is a major first step in what we hope will be a long-standing relationship in the development of innovative architectural products. Rosa Gres already has extensive experience in this field, which now includes the LITEIS group”. 

In recent years, the LITEIS (Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Industrialised and Sustainable Construction) Research Group has undertaken a great deal of scientific activity, focusing on the development of new construction systems capable of meeting the sector’s current needs. Developments stemming from the group’s three Business Chairs (Barcelona Ceramics Chair, CEIM Chair and hARQware Chair) include ceramic fabrics, porous cement façade panels and new models of collective housing with built-in ICTs.

Rosa Gres is a company specialising in the design and manufacture of porcelain stoneware, with over 180 years of history. It employs over 100 professionals and, at present, has projects deployed in more than 70 countries around the world. Part of its business strategy consists of working closely with architects and industry professionals to find high added value ceramic solutions.

Present at the signing of the agreement were the president and managing director of Rosa Gres, Marcelino Sugrañes and Jesús Tejero, respectively, and the rector of UIC Barcelona, Xavier Gil, accompanied by members of the LITEIS Research Group and lecturers from the Barcelona Ceramics Chair, Vicenç Sarrablo and Jordi Roviras, who will lead this partnership as principal investigators.