TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

The Technical Committees, are committees which are delegated and coordinated by the Governing Board. They are made up of members of the Association who are experts in various professional fields of civil and environmental engineering. They aim to generate knowledge and opinion on relevant and topical issues, conferring public opinion and society as a whole with a groundswell of technical and informed views.

Any member can participate in the committees in various ways, from presenting technical documents for study or analysis, to proposing topical issues, proposing technical seminars or knowledge/sharing activities, or by sending specific questions to the Committees. The president of each committee will submit the requests received for review by all members.

To be a member of a technical committee, a request must be made to the chairman of each committee who will then forward the request to the Governing Board for a final decision.

WATER AND ENERGY COMMITTEE

INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

URBAN PLANNING AND MOBILITY COMMITTEE

LOGISTICS COMMITTEE

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

How can I join a Technical Committee?

If you are interested in being a part of the Technical Committee, send an e-mail for the attention of the Chairman of the committee in question to info@camins.cat with details of your request and your reasons for becoming a member of the committee.

Carlos Montero Ruano
President

Water and Energy Committee

Analyzes and drafts proposals that promote the rational management of water as a strategic and limited common resource, and new ways of generating and distributing energy.

Actions
> Participation of the Association in the presentation event of the book “Water and Energy, the hydroelectric exploitation of Catalan rivers”, by the author Joan Carles Alayo, 13 December 2017
> Seminar on “Technologies and solutions for the recovery of nutrients and energy in the sewage plant of the future”, organized by Cetaqua, 13 December 2017
> Seminar on “Technologies and solutions for the recovery of nutrients and energy in the sewage plant of the future”, organized by Cetaqua, 13 December 2017
> Seminar on “Technologies and solutions for the recovery of nutrients and energy in the sewage plant of the future”, organized by Cetaqua, 13 December 2017
> Seminar on “Regeneration and reuse of water”, 5 July 2017
> Seminar on “The challenges of reusing water in industry: from research to implementation”, organized by Cetaqua, 30 March 2017
> Lecture on “The management of droughts in the river basin areas of Catalonia”, by Jordi Molist, 28 March 2017
> Participation of the Association in the 2nd Catalan Water Conference, organized by the Catalan Association of Friends of Water, 22 and 23 March 2016
> Lecture on “Impact on sanitation systems of the Royal Decree 1290/2012″, 24 November 2016
> Participation of the Association in the International Integrated Water Cycle Show, organized at Fira Barcelona, from 15 to 17 November 2016
> Participation of the Association in the 11th Technical Seminar for Catalan water companies and services, organized by the Catalan Water Services Group, 20 October 2015

Juan Manuel Manrique Gual
President

Infrastructure Management Committee

Focuses on the analysis and discussion of the implementation of infrastructure and its governance.

Actions
> Course on “Management and Exploitation of Port Infrastructures”, from 20 September to 20 December, 2017
> Visit to the FGC extension works in Sabadell, 14 July 2017
> Visit to the Port of Barcelona, 12 May 2017
> Course on “Intelligent management of road infrastructures”, from 3 May to 14 June, 2017
> Lecture on “Incasol’s forecasts for 2017″, by Damià Calvet, 9 February 2017
> Lecture on “Infrastructure and mobility in a 4.0 Catalonia”, by Ricard Font, 1 February 2017
> Assessment of the situation of the concessionaire TPferro: November 9, 2016.
> Committee meeting with Ricard Font, Secretary of Infrastructure and Mobility: September 7, 2016.
> Committee meeting with Alejandro Amirola (Management of road networks): June 6, 2016.
> Committee meeting with Simón Batlle (Management of the Mediterranean Corridor railway): May 11, 2016.
> Lecture on “The Mediterranean Corridor”, by Ricard Font, on July 22, 2015
> Course on “The new challenges facing public sector procurement”, from June 8 to 22, 2015 (13.5 hours)
> Course on “Financing of infrastructures”, from May 26 to June 11, 2015 (25 hours)
> Lecture on “Trends in the global rail sector”, by Ignacio Barrón de Angoiti, in June 2015
> 3rd edition of the Railway Engineering Course, from March 27 to July 10, 2015 (52 hours)
> Seminar-debate “For an intelligent application of pay-per-use in the road network” on March 26, 2015
> Information note regarding the urgent need for rail access to Barcelona Airport (February 2015)
> Position on the privatization of Aena airports (October 2014)
> Position on the flooding of the AVE tunnel and station in Girona (October 2014)
> 2nd edition of the Railway Engineering Course, from March 7 to June 20, 2014 (52 hours)

Ignasi Samper Sugrañes
President

Waste Management Committee

Works on the most innovative waste management strategies from the point of view of recoverable resources in order to promote the circular economy and zero residue.

Actions
> Course on “Municipal Waste Management”, from May 25 to June 29, 2015 (25 hours)
> Seminar on “The valuation of disused tyres and their applications in paving and civil works”, on December 5, 2014
> Technical visit to the Total Municipal Solid Waste Recovery Facility in Sant Adrià del Besòs, on November 26, 2014
> Breakfast talk on “The Catalan model of waste management towards the circular economy”, by Josep Maria Tost, director of the Agència de Residus de Catalunya, on September 23, 2014

Jordi Julià Sort
President

Urban Planning and Mobility Committee

Analyzes territorial development and the proposal of advanced mobility models from a perspective of sustainability.

Accions
> 2nd edition of the “Bikes and Cities” course, from 19 October to 9 November 2017
> Seminar on “The future of the suburban train network”, 25 April 2017
> 1st edition of the “Bikes and Cities” course, from 13 to 27 October 2016
> Lecture on “Let’s save the Sagrera project”, by Jordi Julià, 6 July 2016
> A working group of the Mobility Committee has been studying the document of the Generalitat on the Mediterranean Corridor. (October 2016)
> Course on “Smart city engineering”, from May 5 to July 14, 2016 (40 hours)
> Round table on “Opportunities and problems of evaluating investments in Catalan Public Administration”, on November 3, 2015
> 4th edition of the course “Evaluating investments, urban infrastructure and transport”, from October 6 to November 3, 2015 (25 hours)
> Course on “Local mobility management”, from October 2 to November 20, 2015 (36 hours), organized jointly with the Diputació de Barcelona
> Seminar on “Resilience in the management of the city, the territory and infrastructures”, on June 17, 2015
> Conference “Railway of the future 2050 – LivingRail”, on May 19, 2015
> Course on “Local mobility planning”, from April 17 to June 26, 2015 (36 hours), organized jointly with the Diputació de Barcelona
> Lecture on “The Riyadh Metro”, by Jean Philippe Berger, on March 2, 2015
> 3rd edition of the course “Evaluating investments, urban infrastructure and transport”, from October 1 to 22, 2014 (25 hours), organized jointly with the Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya (Catalan Association of Economists)
> Lecture on “The Alp Transit Gotthard Project”, by Renzo Simoni, executive director of Alp Transit, on October 16, 2014
> Course on “Local mobility management”, from October 10 to November 28, 2014 (36 hours), organized jointly with the Diputació de Barcelona
> Debate on “City superblocks”, on July 3, 2014
> Course on “Local mobility planning”, from March 9 to June 27, 2014 (36 hours), organized jointly with the Diputació de Barcelona

 

Carles Conill Vergés
President

Environment and Sustainability Committee

Analyzes the role of engineering in the design of policies and measures aimed at achieving the goals of sustainability paying particular attention to the relationship between Water – Energy – Waste – Food.

Actions
> Lecture on “Will we have enough food in the near future?”, by Joan Girona, 20 October 2017
> “Pathways to Sustainability” series: Lecture on “Breathability and quality of urban air”, by Xavier Querol, 13 January 2017
> Course on “Climate change, emissions and sustainability. Introduction and new job opportunities “, from April 13 to 20, 2015 (8 hours)
> Breakfast talk series: “Paths to Sustainability”: “COP21: success or failure of the policy”, by Josep Enric Llebot, on March 4, 2016

Timetable:
Monday to Thursday, 08.00 a.m - 09.00 p.m
Friday, 
08.00 a.m -02.00 p.m