Organization profile

organization profile

Value proposition:

Develops and implements innovative technologies applicable to the construction sector: Post-tensioned masonry, soil stabilization, mass movement risk analysis, construction management, pavement design, road infrastructure management, asphalt technology and advanced concrete design. It also provides advice on the implementation of alternative construction systems and new materials for the sector.


Products and services:


Design and development of low-cost and shorter construction time post-tensioned masonry retaining structures
Assessing risks from mass movements
Development of soil reinforcement systems
Geotechnical design based on reliability
Proposing methodologies for the use of new materials
Development of new alternatives for materials used in civil engineering
Design of special lightweight concrete
Develop and propose solutions in new pavements
Study and characterization of asphalts and asphalt mixtures
Develop and propose solutions in soil stabilization
Develop and propose solutions to the management of construction waste
Construction Management
Develops adaptation of road maintenance technologies
Implements road infrastructure management methodologies
Develops calibration of deterioration models for different types of pavements and
road maintenance
Develops construction and maintenance alternatives for low traffic volume and unpaved roads
Hydrological modeling
Water resource risk
Simulation of urban drainage
Integrated construction project management systems
Sustainability of the built environment
Production systems and quality in construction
Occupational health and safety in the construction sector
Implementation of Lean Construction in construction companies

Lines of research declared by the group

1.Water Resources -Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology
2.Roads and geotechnics
4.Materials and Construction
5.Construction Management


  • Category Colciencias

Colciencias groups classification

  • A1 Group

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    Research Output

    A new sustainable geotechnical reinforcement system from old tires: Experimental evaluation by pullout tests

    Hidalgo, C. A. & Bustamante-Hernández, J. J., 1 Jun 2020, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 12, 11, 4582.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Aprendizaje basado en problemas para el curso de resistencia de materiales de ingenieros civiles: Una apuesta desde la educación virtual apoyada en plataformas tecnológicas tipo LMS -Learning Management System-

    Translated title of the contribution: Problem-based learning for the Civil Engineering Materials Resistance Course: A bet from the virtual education supported by technological Learning Management System (LMS) type platformsGarcía-Giraldo, J. M., González-Palacio, L., Cuatindioy-Imbachi, J., Luna-Del Risco, M. A., Arango-Medina, D. & Torres-Bedoya, D., 1 Jan 2020, CICIC 2020 - Decima Conferencia Iberoamericana de Complejidad, Informatica y Cibernetica, Memorias. Matamoros, A. A., Callaos, N. C., Albuerne, Y. E. L., Martins, V. & Sanchez, B. (eds.). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS, p. 198-202 5 p. (CICIC 2020 - Decima Conferencia Iberoamericana de Complejidad, Informatica y Cibernetica, Memorias; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Chemical, Mineralogical and Geotechnical Index Properties Characterization of Volcanic Ash Soils

    Rendón, M. I., Viviescas, J. C., Osorio, J. P. & Hernández, M. S., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Geotechnical and Geological Engineering.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle