Desarrollo y aplicación de un nuevo sistema de rating para la evaluación de la sostenibilidad de los proyectos de infraestructuras en países subdesarrollados (SIRSDEC)

Supervised by:
  1. Daniel Castro Fresno Director
  2. Daniel Jato Espino Co-director

Defence university: Universidad de Cantabria

Fecha de defensa: 11 April 2017

  1. Eugenio Pellicer Armiñana Chair
  2. Elena Castillo López Secretary
  3. Leonor Patricia Güereca Hernández Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 461144 DIALNET lock_openUCrea editor


The huge investments in infrastructures annually conducted in developing countries to promote sustainable development require frameworks to appraise the achievement of established goals. The assessment of existing sustainable infrastructure rating systems (Envision, Civil Engineering Environmental Quality (CEEQUAL) and Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating Tool) determined the need for a new ad-hoc tool for these countries. This PhD Thesis aims at developing this new framework (SIRSDEC). The methodology followed for developing this system includes the definition of its decision-making tree, the weighting of its elements according to the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the characterization of the value functions associated with the indicators using the Integrated Value Model for Sustainable Assessments (MIVES). The new framework was validated through its application to a case study based on the construction of a raft leaching in a Peruvian mine.