CompactHabit was founded in 2004, and is located in “La Cort” industrial complex at Cardona, Barcelona.
CompactHabit is owned by Constructora d’Aro, one of the leading construction companies in Catalonia, with more than 45 years of experience on the construction of all types of buildings.
Compared with the traditional system, this procedure developed by CompactHabit is innovative in 4 fundamental aspects:
- Process innovation
- Product innovation
- Technology innovation
- Business model innovation
These innovations allow us to overcome the weaknesses of the traditional system by:
- Rationalising the construction process.
- Increasing the level of construction quality.
- Avoiding frequent deviations in costs and timeframes.
- Reducing the sector's high accident rate, preventing occupational risks.
- Improving working conditions for staff.
- Minimising waste generation.
- Generating economies of scale.
CompactHabit sees real estate activity as a service:
- For people, to satisfy their right to decent housing
- For the community, contributing to the creation of integrated and cohesive communities
At CompactHabit our main objective is to innovate in the construction sector to be able to resolve the existing problems. This objective focuses on providing maximum quality and maximum comfort in every building constructed and minimising the environmental impact as much as possible.
The values of our staff and CompactHabit as a company are one of the main axes of our daily operations and the business activity as a whole of everyone that makes up the company. Thus, our company's values are:
- Respect towards people
- Dedication to quality
Awards and acknowledgements
Since our launch, at CompactHabit we have received awards for our work in innovation and industrialisation. These are notable within a sector as resistant to evolution as construction.
To date, the awards and acknowledgements received are:
2014Standardization by the North American insurer BakerRisk of the Compact Habit module as blast resistant building with the classification of Medium Strenght Portable Building (MSPB).
2013Finalists in Architecture Category of 2013 FAD awards for the 57 units of student housing in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Sant Cugat del Vallès.
2013Innovation Award to the Student Residence of ETSAV Campus in Sant Cugat del Vàllès (Barcelona) – 2012 Catalonia Social Housing Awards
2013Special Mention in the Edification category of CONSTRUMAT prizes 2013.
2012Awarded in the “VI Premios NAN 2012 Arquitectura y Construcción” for the best building material in the category of structures, facades, roofs and partitions.
2012PIME Award at the most competitive medium enterprise of the 2011
2012Novabuild Innovation Prize to the eMii system improvements in the Novabuild Fair held in Valencia on 29 of February and 1 and 2 of March of 2012.
2011Josep Tragant – Prize “Pollet d’Or” of Expobages.
2011Recognition and award of the Swiss energy certification “Minergie” for the degree of sustainability and energy efficiency of the university accommodation of Vallès School of Architecture (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC).
2010Recognition and inclusion in the European “Green Building” programme due to the degree of sustainability and energy efficiency of the university accommodation on the Montilivi Campus in Girona (University of Girona)
2010Innovation in Building award by the "Col·legi d’Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers de l’Edificació de Barcelona". (CAATEEB).
2010"Fem Indústria" prize award by the "Col·legi d’Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya" (EIC), and the "Eduard Soler" Foundation. (FES).
2010Selected in the “Gallery of Innovation” at the International Energy Efficiency Fair GENERA 2010.
2009Josep Tragant – Prize “Bagenc de l’any” by the Jove Cambra Internacional de Manresa.
2008Prize “Urbanisme i Territori 2008” by the Cambra de Comerç de Manresa
2008Prize for the incorporation of new technologies in homes, awarded by INCASÒL
2007Prize for technological innovation, awarded by CONSTRUMAT.