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THE CIVITEST HISTORY

THE CIVITEST HISTORY

“We have the culture and ambition of creating new ideas and new concepts (…)
We want to turn ideas into successful achievements”

Professor Joaquim Barros
FOUNDER, CIVITEST

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“We have the culture and ambition of creating new ideas and new concepts (…)
We want to turn ideas into successful achievements”

Professor Joaquim Barros
FOUNDER, CIVITEST

CiviTest – Research of new materials for Civil Engineering, is a company whose skills are focused for providing Services, Development and Research in Civil Construction domains. In order to carry out all these services with excellence, CiviTest has a laboratory where tests on quality control of traditional materials and construction systems are carried out, as well as research and development of innovative cementitious- and polymer-based materials and structural systems for new construction and rehabilitation. To carry out all these services, the company has a highly qualified team, majority with PhD degree. In addition, the equipment available at CiviTest allows these services to be performed with guarantee of excellence. Welcome to CiviTest!

CiviTest – Research of new materials for Civil Engineering, is a company whose skills are focused for providing Services, Development and Research in Civil Construction domains. In order to carry out all these services with excellence, CiviTest has a laboratory where tests on quality control of traditional materials and construction systems are carried out, as well as research and development of innovative cementitious- and polymer-based materials and structural systems for new construction and rehabilitation. To carry out all these services, the company has a highly qualified team, majority with PhD degree. In addition, the equipment available at CiviTest allows these services to be performed with guarantee of excellence. Welcome to CiviTest!

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CIVITEST STAFF

Joaquim Barros

Joaquim Barros, PhD in Civil Engineering, is the founder of CiviTest and its technical-scientific mentor since its establishment. He is the coordinator of the projects that require the application of research and development, as well as the development of scientific software. He is also co-founder of a complete and reliable software based on the Finite Element Method (MEF) for the material linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic analysis of structures with the possibility of simulating time dependent phenomena, developed entirely in Portugal.

Manuel Lopes Ferreira

Manuel Lopes Ferreira is a member of the Portuguese Chartered Accountants Association (nº. 13505), specialist in the area of accounting, tax, financial support, implementation of investment strategies and sustained growth. He has the primary responsibility for strategic resource planning in pursuing the main objectives of CiviTest.

Lúcio Lourenço

Lúcio Lourenço holds a PhD in Civil Engineering in the field of Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC). He has solid knowledge of FEM (he collaborated as an invited assistant professor at the University of Minho, on courses related to this subject), evaluation of FRC behaviour under high temperatures, design guides for FRC and cost estimates concerning FRC-based structural solutions and conventional materials. Lúcio Lourenço is CiviTest’s Director of Quality.

Inês Costa

Inês Costa holds a PhD in Civil Engineering. She has extensive experience in experimental and numerical research, with emphasis on the material nonlinear analysis of concrete structures strengthened with composite materials, and on the development of analytical formulations to support design guidelines. Currently, Inês Costa is the Technical Director of the CiviTest Laboratory.

Tiago Valente

Tiago Valente holds a MSc in Civil Engineering. The public defence of his PhD Thesis in Civil Engineering will occur in July 2019. Tiago Valente has strong experience in the design concrete and steel structures, and in the development of software for advanced numerical modelling based on FEM.

Christoph de Sousa

Christoph de Sousa holds a MSc in Civil Engineering, and is a PhD student in Civil Engineering. He has getting strong specialization on the development of innovative solutions for the structural and functional rehabilitation of existing buildings, by performing experimental research at the material and structural level, and advanced numerical simulations using BIM tools.

Felipe Salomão

Felipe Salomão holds a MSc in Civil Engineering, and is grant holder in an applied research project in the scope of which he develops activities for his PhD program. He is doing experimental research on the development of an innovative slab system for buildings, including the characterization of the behaviour of its constituent materials and assessment of the structural and functional performance.

Cristina Frazão 

Cristina Frazão holds a MSc in Civil Engineering. The public defence of her PhD Thesis in Civil Engineering will occur in December 2019. Cristina Frazão has strong experience in experimental and numerical research to characterize the mechanical behavior and durability performance of fiber reinforced cement-based composite materials.

José Sousa

José Sousa has over 20 years of experience as a factory employee, having held high-level positions in factories linked to various branches, such as furniture, graphics, surveillance and catering. José Sousa assists in the production and handling of materials and the maintenance of equipment in the CiviTest laboratory. He also collaborates in experimental tests and in the activities of structural inspection and diagnosis.

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Joaquim Barros

Joaquim Barros, PhD in Civil Engineering, is the founder of CiviTest and its technical-scientific mentor since its establishment. He is the coordinator of the projects that require the application of research and development, as well as the development of scientific software. He is also co-founder of a complete and reliable software based on the Finite Element Method (MEF) for the material linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic analysis of structures with the possibility of simulating time dependent phenomena, developed entirely in Portugal.

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Manuel Lopes Ferreira

Manuel Lopes Ferreira is a member of the Portuguese Chartered Accountants Association (nº. 13505), specialist in the area of accounting, tax, financial support, implementation of investment strategies and sustained growth. He has the primary responsibility for strategic resource planning in pursuing the main objectives of CiviTest.

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Lúcio Lourenço

Lúcio Lourenço holds a PhD in Civil Engineering in the field of Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC). He has solid knowledge of FEM (he collaborated as an invited assistant professor at the University of Minho, on courses related to this subject), evaluation of FRC behaviour under high temperatures, design guides for FRC and cost estimates concerning FRC-based structural solutions and conventional materials. Lúcio Lourenço is CiviTest’s Director of Quality.

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Inês Costa

Inês Costa holds a PhD in Civil Engineering. She has extensive experience in experimental and numerical research, with emphasis on the material nonlinear analysis of concrete structures strengthened with composite materials, and on the development of analytical formulations to support design guidelines. Currently, Inês Costa is the Technical Director of the CiviTest Laboratory.

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Tiago Valente

Tiago Valente holds a MSc in Civil Engineering. The public defence of his PhD Thesis in Civil Engineering will occur in July 2019. Tiago Valente has strong experience in the design concrete and steel structures, and in the development of software for advanced numerical modelling based on FEM.

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Christoph de Sousa

Christoph de Sousa holds a MSc in Civil Engineering, and is a PhD student in Civil Engineering. He has getting strong specialization on the development of innovative solutions for the structural and functional rehabilitation of existing buildings, by performing experimental research at the material and structural level, and advanced numerical simulations using BIM tools.

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Felipe Salomão

Felipe Salomão holds a MSc in Civil Engineering, and is grant holder in an applied research project in the scope of which he develops activities for his PhD program. He is doing experimental research on the development of an innovative slab system for buildings, including the characterization of the behaviour of its constituent materials and assessment of the structural and functional performance.

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Cristina Frazão

Cristina Frazão holds a MSc in Civil Engineering. The public defence of her PhD Thesis in Civil Engineering will occur in December 2019. Cristina Frazão has strong experience in experimental and numerical research to characterize the mechanical behavior and durability performance of fiber reinforced cement-based composite materials.

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José Sousa

José Sousa has over 20 years of experience as a factory employee, having held high-level positions in factories linked to various branches, such as furniture, graphics, surveillance and catering. José Sousa assists in the production and handling of materials and the maintenance of equipment in the CiviTest laboratory. He also assists in testing and structural inspection and diagnosis activities.

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