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Smart Construction

Plastic materials in construction help boost the efficiency and sustainability of buildings. Their contribution is essential to address current challenges such as resource scarcity, growing urbanization and the quest for safer, more resilient buildings.


AIMPLAS is aligned in this area with the following SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

AIMPLAS promotes smart, sustainable construction for the development of innovative solutions that minimize the environmental impact and improve energy efficiency in the construction industry.

We work on improving thermoplastic and thermoset materials to give them advanced properties such as improved mechanical resistance and thermal insulation. We also develop high-performance composites to obtain lighter and stronger structures. Through bio-based and recycled materials, we contribute to promoting sustainability and the circular economy in construction.

We also study alternative cementitious materials with greater durability and a lower carbon footprint.

In the field of smart cities, we focus on in-mould electronics (plastronics) and functional printing applied to buildings, which allows us to embed electronics into plastic components and sensors in composite materials to improve efficiency and safety.

Research lines

Energy-Efficient Buildings​
  • Thermoplastic and thermoset materials with advanced properties.​
  • High-performance and hybrid composites.​
  • Bio-based and recycled materials.​
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation materials.​
  • Functional coatings.​
  • Development of sustainable geopolymers and concretes.​
  • Modular systems for building refurbishment.
Intelligent Buildings​ · SMART CITIES
  • Plastronics and functional printing applied to buildings.​
  • Sensorization of composites.