The tallest wooden residential building in Barcelona, the multipurpose hospital spaces built in Catalonia during the pandemic and a sensor system that warns of concrete corrosion have been the projects selected in Construmat’s TOP3. And all the three projects will be awarded in the program of the Construmat’23 Congress.

The digitisation project award has been given to Corrochip, a smart monitoring system for strategic concrete infrastructures designed by Witeklab and developed with partners such as SOCOTEC that has already been deployed in port, river and highway infrastructures, amongst many others.

By means of sensors embedded in the concrete, the technology acts as a sentinel that detects the moment at which corrosion begins and monitors the state of the steel reinforcement in real time. It is thus possible to analyse their deterioration with a high degree of reliability and anticipate situations that can undermine the integrity of the structure, extend its useful life, reduce maintenance costs and guarantee its safety.