ACCIONA Infraestructuras is a leading European construction company constructing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2012 was about €3.5 billion, employing around 15,200 people. It is part of Acciona Group, whose business lines are Construction, Energy, Water, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Logistic and transport. Acciona has its own R&D Technological Centre in Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary and international team of about 150 highly qualified researchers from a wide range of disciplines. Main research areas are Nanotechnology, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Technologies. It has laboratories of nanotechnology and advanced materials, RES and HVAC integration in buildings, ICT and Virtual Reality & Simulation, chemistry analysis as well as workshops for prototyping construction-
The Research Group of the Acciona’s R&D Technological Centre involved in the project is the ICT group, with main expertise in the development of innovative applications of ICT technologies such as smart sensors and advanced web/mobile software solutions, in urban, building and construction environments for processes monitoring, analysis and optimization according to sustainability principles, which include the rational use of natural resources such as energy. This group is part of the ICT, Automation & 3D area of ACCIONA’s R&D Technological Centre, which is composed of 30 researchers.