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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30th March 2017

GITECO participates in the organization of the RedSuDS 2017 Conference.

This collaboration network aims to generalize the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Spain, and the 2017 Conference has the participation of the main specialists at national level, coming from the Public Administration, the companies, the University and the research centers, gathered to discuss about the current panorama and the fundamental priorities in the short and medium term.

28th March 2017

Interview in the show Aquí en la Onda Cantabria (Onda Cero Cantabria) to the professor Jorge Rodríguez, from GITECO-UC.

During the show, Jorge Rodríguez talked to the listeners about the importance of the SUPRIS project when it comes to achieve the best possible adaptation of our cities to the climate change. The researcher highlighted the need for changing the urban dermis by using permeable pavements and green roofs to improve the sustainability and resilience of the urban environment in the event of extreme rains and temperatures.

15th March 2017

UC is working in a dermis for more sustainable cities adapted to Climate Change analyzing how to make pervious urban surfaces more resilient.

The group GITECO (Construction Technology Applied Research Group), from the University of Cantabria, has been working for a year in the coordinated project: “Pervious Urban Surfaces, Resilient, Smart and Sustainable (SUPRIS), together with the Water and Environmental Engineering Institute from the Universitat Politècnica from València (IIAMA-UPV), funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the European Fund for Regional Development (FEDER), with the aim to research on urban pavements and building roofs for their adjustment to Climate Change and to sensibly improve their sustainability.

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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