GITECO conducts two laboratories in University of Cantabria



Thanks to the work performed in the different research projects and to our collaboration with private companies and public bodies, we have been able to develop a number of patents, utility models and industrial designs.

The group possesses experience in the design of specific civil engineering software, we have a programme for risk evaluation in international contracts and other for the sizing of meshes for slope stabilization. Besides, we actively collaborate with companies of the sector in the design of computer programs related to our field.

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Doctoral Thesis

The main GITECO´s asset is their researchers, and in their training falls one of our main functions, the development of new scientific projects that help us to generate new knowledge and train our research staff outstandingly contributing to their professional growth. Only by the improvement of their skills and capacities we can face and give answer to our challenges.

Through its more than 10 years of history, GITECO has contributed to the training of a number of PhDs who have collaborated with their researches and the writing of their theses to give our group a greater projection, strengthening its position as one of the leading research groups in Cantabria.

Last Thesis published

Date 21 June 2017
Doctor Álvaro Gaute Alonso
PhD Advisors Carlos Alonso Cobo
Elena Blanco Fernández
Title Monitoring of structures, design criteria and application to the construction and verification of the behavior of bridges
Date 10 April 2017
Doctor José Manuel Díaz Sarachaga
PhD Advisors Daniel Castro Fresno
Daniel Jato Espino
Title Desarrollo y aplicación de un nuevo sistema de rating para la evaluación de la sostenibilidad de los proyectos de infraestructuras en países subdesarrollados (SIRSDEC)
Date 18 October 2016
Doctor Daniel Jato Espino
PhD Advisors Jorge Rodríguez Hernández
Susanne M. Chaslesworth
Title Hydrological modelling of urban catchments under climate change for the design of a spatial decision support system to mitigate flooding using pervious pavements meeting the principles of sustainability

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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 develops a good research work, looking for innovation and technological development in Civil Engineering with the aim to transfer to society all the knowledge of the university in our field. We disseminate our progresses by the participation in congresses, publishing papers in scientific journals of international standing and the printing of technical books.

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