Teixeira Duarte participates in the 33rd Plenary Meeting of CEN/TC288 “Execution of Special Geotechnical Works”

Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções participated, on the 27th and 28th of June, in the 33rd Plenary Meeting of CEN/TC288 “Execution of Special Geotechnical Works”, which took place at the National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC), in Lisbon.

CEN/TC288 is the Technical Committee responsible for developing European Standards for the Execution of Special Geotechnical Structures.

The 33rd plenary meeting took place in a hybrid format and had a broad international representation, comprising 28 members of delegations from Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Latvia, North Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland. The Portuguese delegation, representing the Portuguese Quality Institute (IPQ), the entity responsible for preparing and disseminating standards in Portugal, was led by Eng. João Pina, from the Projects Department of Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções.

For Teixeira Duarte, contributing to the standardization of the AEC sector constitutes a means of competitive differentiation, contributing to the development of its activity in line with the rules of art and national and international standards, which is why the Company actively participates in groups work in the most diverse areas of Engineering.

Clarification on news published in the media

Bearing in mind the news recently published by some media outlets, TEIXEIRA DUARTE – ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUÇÕES, S.A., as leader of the Group competing in the «International Public Tender IP3 Coimbra / Viseu – Section Santa Comba Dão / Viseu – Duplication / Requalification» , clarifies that, contrary to the content of the aforementioned publications, the Group in question timely delivered all the qualification documents required in the procedures leading to the formalization of the contract.

The decision to forfeit the award was due to an alleged impediment of EMBEIRAL– ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUAÇÃO, S.A., a company that is part of the Group, in being able to participate in the procedure.

Teixeira Duarte opens photovoltaic plant at the Montijo Operational Pole

Teixeira Duarte, in partnership with Greenvolt, inaugurated yesterday, June 27th, at its Montijo Operational Pole, a new solar energy Self-Consumption Production Unit (UPAC). Opened in 2011, the Montijo Operational Center is located in an area of ​​more than 130,000 m², being an essential infrastructure for the development of the Teixeira Duarte Group’s activity, particularly in the Construction sector, in Portugal and abroad.

The UPAC is located on the roofs of the buildings, with a total area of ​​5,500m2, and with 2,155 photovoltaic solar modules, having an installed capacity of 1,174 kWp and generating 1,716 MWh of solar energy per year. This means the emission of 823 fewer tons of CO2 per year.

The new UPAC is the result of a partnership established with Greenvolt, which allows, through sharing the added value obtained with the energy generated there, for Teixeira Duarte to benefit from the advantages of solar energy in this establishment without the need for investment, thus leveraging decarbonization of this operation, from the Municipality of Montijo itself and contributing to the objectives of the National Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030.

Within the Teixeira Duarte Group, the UPAC installation project was managed and monitored by TDGI, a Group company dedicated to the management and maintenance of buildings with experience in energy solutions, including photovoltaic energy and electric mobility projects.

The inauguration event, which brought together the teams involved in the project, both from Teixeira Duarte/TDGI and Greenvolt, was attended by Dr. Ricardo Bernardes representing the Montijo City Council, Dr. Manuel Maria Teixeira Duarte, President of the Board of Directors of Teixeira Duarte, members of the Boards of Directors of several companies in the Group, and representatives of Greenvolt, with emphasis on Dr. João Manso Neto, CEO of Greenvolt, and Eng. Pedro Ramalhosa, Managing Partner of Greenvolt Next Portugal.

Dr. Manuel Maria Teixeira Duarte took advantage of his opening speech at the ceremony to convey to all the people involved in the different phases of the project, a «heartfelt gratitude for the commitment to “making it happen” in favor of preserving our planet, an objective shared by all of us in the Teixeira Duarte Group and integrated into our own mission, which is “To do, contributing to the construction of a better world”.»

Teixeira Duarte participates in the Civil Engineering Days of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

The Order of Engineers of the Madeira Region held, on the 22nd of June, at the Madeira Press Museum, in Câmara de Lobos, the Civil Engineering Days of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, which had as their theme “Civil Engineering and challenges for sustainability.” Teixeira Duarte – Madeira, S.A., a recently created company 100% owned by Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. (TD-EC), participated as a sponsor and speaker at the event.

In a program that covered several themes, Teixeira Duarte contributed in particular to the theme Innovation/New Technologies/Sustainability, with a presentation on “Practical application of new technologies and sustainability” carried out by her colleague and responsible for the Project Management at TD-EC, Laura Esteves.

Participation in these Conferences was an opportunity to share experiences, analyze trends and reflect on the challenges for Civil Engineering, with emphasis on the context of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, where Teixeira Duarte already has a long history of works carried out and intends to continue invest in a position of relevance within the AEC regional sector.

Teixeira Duarte – Engineering and Construction participates in the 1st Training Week of the GreeNexUs consortium

Within the scope of the GreeNexUs consortium that Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções is part of, the Company participated in what was the first week of project training held in the city of Imola, in Italy, at the end of May. The initiative, promoted by the University of Bologna, brought together 10 doctoral students and members of the Executive Board, Training Committee and Supervisory Board of GreeNexUs, in addition to professors from European universities, research centers, companies and NGOs participating in the consortium.

Focusing on sharing concepts about green urbanism, the program included a series of lectures, workshops and a hackathon. In the sessions, some constructive solutions that have been adopted were disseminated, such as green roofs and sponge cities, as well as methodologies and practical approaches. Other topics covered were the regeneration of consolidated urban contexts and the Life Cycle Thinking methodology in new green infrastructures.

In addition to the training activities, GreeNexUs Week also includes the curricular stages of evaluation and monitoring of doctorates and project progress, with a view to ensuring that it runs in accordance with regulations and that all necessary processes are adequately managed, ensuring the compliance, efficiency and project success.

Part of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, GreeNexUs is funded by “Horizonte Europa”, the European Union’s Research and Innovation framework program, and allows a total of 20 institutions from 9 European countries to work on 10 specific and multidisciplinary themes that they want transforming Europe’s cities to become greener, healthier and safer, helping to reduce threats to the mental and physical well-being of an aging society with growing inequalities.

Teixeira Duarte is, together with 6 European universities, a beneficiary of this fully funded project, leading the “Green-BIM” theme, within the scope of which, and together with the Instituto Superior Técnico, it is guiding the doctorate “DC6- BIM workflow for green high–performance building: design to construction”.