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LC – LABORATORY OF CONSTRUCTION

The main objectives of the Laboratory of Construction (LC) are related to education, research and consultancy in the field of Civil engineering, essentially framed in the following domains: Construction Materials; Rehabilitation; Sustainable Construction and Technology; Building Physics. The LC also aims at providing high quality services to the construction industry and public institutions or authorities. With more than three decades, the LC comprises several equipment and facilities available for the adequate teaching and research.

The experimental research in LC contributed to various MScs and PhDs of excellence in Civil Engineering, as well as relevant advances in different investigation areas.

MAIN EQUIPMENT

TESTING EQUIPMENT

For diagnosis of material properties and in-situ characterization of material, including: Ultra-sound device, Schmidt hammers, mortar rebound hammer, Thermal imaging camera, karsten tube, moisture meter, hygrometer, pH meter, fissurometer, micrometer, conductivity meter, pull-off test, in-situ water-permeability test, concrete penetrometer, dynamic modulus of elasticity, Penetration Resistance Test.

POROSITY CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS
PULL-OFF TESTS

BOND CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS IN DIFFERENT SUPPORTS

RHEOMETER (VISCOSIMETER FOR GROUTS, PASTES AND MORTARS)
THERMOGRAPHY ANALYSIS
EQUIPMENT FOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTING
THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY METERS
THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY METERS
HYDRAULIC PRESS FOR COMPRESSION AND TENSILE TESTS WITH 3000 KN CAPACITY
HYDRAULIC PRESS FOR COMPRESSION AND TENSILE TESTS OF GROUT AND MORTAR SPECIMENS
CONCRETE AND MORTAR PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION (ADVANCED CONCRETE RESEARCH)
VARIOUS EQUIPMENT FOR PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MORTARS, CONCRETE, GROUTS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION (AEROMETERS, SLUMP TEST, VEBE-TEST, FLOW TABLE, MARSHAL’S CONE,…)
SHRINKAGE TESTS (MEASURING LENGTH STRAIN GAUGES AND LENGTH COMPARATORS – CONCRETE AND MORTARS)
CONCRETE CREEP TESTS (CLIMATIC CHAMBER)
EQUIPMENT FOR AGGREGATE CHARACTERIZATION, SUCH AS VIBRATING SIEVE APPARATUS AND LOS ANGELES DEVICE

 

ABRASION TESTING MACHINE (WEAR TEST FOR CONCRETE AND OTHER CERAMIC MATERIALS)
CARBONATION CHAMBERS (CONCRETE AND MORTAR DURABILITY)
RAPID CHLORIDE MIGRATION TEST (CONCRETE AND MORTAR DURABILITY)
AIR PERMEABILITY TESTER (CONCRETE AND MORTAR DURABILITY)
CAPILLARY TESTS (CONCRETE AND MORTAR DURABILITY)
WATER PERMEABILITY TESTER (CONCERTE AND MORTAR DURABILITY)
UNIVERSAL TESTING MACHINE FOR MONOTONIC OR CYCLIC TESTS IN TENSION OR COMPRESSION WITH 50 KN CAPACITY (SMALL SOECIMENS)
DETERMINATION OF THERMAL RESISTANCE OF BUILDING SYSTEMS

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

  • Characterization of lightweight mortar and structural concrete
  • Study of self-compacting high-performance concrete
  • Behaviour of mortars and consolidants for conservation
  • Incorporation of nanomaterials in cementitious materials
  • Characterization of concretes and mortars produced with different types and contents of recycled aggregates
  • Hydrothermal and acoustic building behaviour
  • Characterization of advanced composite structural materials

CONSULTANCY ACTIVITIES

  • Compatible mortars for conservation interventions
  • Incorporation of new and recycled materials
  • Inspection and diagnosis
  • Repair mortars for reinforced concrete structures
  • Durability of cementitious materials
  • Durability of cementitious materials

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Department Contact Info

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1810 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

+1-2345-5432-45
bsba@kuuniver.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

 

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