GITECO conducts two laboratories in University of Cantabria

Construction Technology Applied Research Group

GITECO is part of the Department of Transports and Technology of Projects and Processes of the University of Cantabria and it operates in the School of Civil Engineering in Santander.

The different professional profiles integrating the GITECO staff allow us to develop projects in a wide field of activity, and achieve the necessary skill complementarity to efficiently solve the challenges faced.

GITECO is a reference technical research group that combines both Innovation and Technical development of processes and tools applied to construction, with Consulting, Technical Assistance and Professional Training works.

GITECO manages two labs in the University of Cantabria: the Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems Laboratory (SUDSlab) and Laboratory of Geosynthetics (LAGUC). It is equipped to do numerical simulations and geothermal tests, and has a collaboration agreement with the laboratory of the Roads Group in Santander (GCS).

More than 10 years of experience

Since it was founded in 2002, GITECO has worked in more than 80 projects, has registered many patents and has generated industrial designs, utility models and software applied to civil engineering both for the private and the public sectors.



2 Utility Models and 6 Industrial Designs.




Distributed among its eight lines of work.


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21st September 2017

GITECO will lead a new European project about construction and biodiversity.

The Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) will coordinate one of the projects awarded in the last call of the INTERREG ATLANTIC programme. This programme promotes the cooperation between 37 Atlantic regions in 5 European countries, cofunding projects in the fields of Innovation and Competitiveness, Resource Efficiency, Territorial Risks Management, Biodiversity and Natural and Cultural Assets. The project, that GITECO will lead for 4 years, is called “Artificial Reef 3D Printing for Atlantic Area (3DPARE)” and its aim is to develop artificial coral reefs that help to preserve and recover the sea ecosystems of the Atlantic Area.

21st September 2017

GITECO will take place in an ITN project of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

As benefiaciary partner of an ITN - Innovative Training Networks project, the Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) supports the education for research making the mobility among European countries easier. This fosters the innovation and transference of knowledge through the exchange not only of information but also of individuals. With the name “Sustainable, Accessible, Safe, Resilient and Smart Urban Pavements (SAFERUP!)”, this project aims to provide the European Community with innovative solutions that contribute with the urban setting of the future.

12th September 2017

Enhancing research and innovation in europe: the road sector experience (DURABROADS Final Conference).

Last 12 September, in the European Commission Building in Madrid (Spain), the Final Conference of the DURABROADS project took place. The project was funded by the 7th Framework Programme and has been led by the Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) of the University of Cantabria. Representatives from the European Commission, from the roads sector in Europe, from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the USA and members of other related European projects attended.

GITECO, a quality reference in the Civil Engineering Industry

Through our more than 10 years of history, we have collaborated with important companies of the civil engineering field to carry out our research projects; with them, we have carried out many road sections; pervious pavement settings and many energy infrastructures. We aim to help the knowledge transfer between University and Company, contributing in this way to improve the competitiveness of our partner companies.

From GITECO we collaborate with other research groups both from the University of Cantabria and from other universities or institutions that develop their activity in the same field, following similar targets, supporting Research and Development in the field of Civil Engineering.

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Our research group is a partner of the Plataforma Tecnológica Española de la Carretera (PTC), the Plataforma Tecnológica Española de la Construcción (PTEC), the Plataforma Tecnológica Española de la Geotermia (GEOPLAT), y del International Geosynthetic Society (IGS).

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