Concrete / Construction Chemistry Laboratory

We perform both fundamental research and application-oriented research (R&D) on cement-based building materials. With our work we aim at improving the sustainability of building materials. By studying alternative binder systems and concrete of improved durability, we aim at reducing the energy consumption and the CO2-emission.

At the Concrete / Construction Chemistry Laboratory, we use our competence in the fields of concrete technology (e.g., recycled aggregate concrete) and construction chemistry in national and international research project.

We act as consultants in all our scientific and technical fields as well as offering investigations and measurements on a service basis. Four our partners, we research and bring to being sound solutions in demanding areas. In all our activities, we remain independent and impartial.

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Our services

We provide advice and information about different aspects of cement and concrete. At the same time, thanks to our world-class laboratory infrastructure, we are able to perform all relevant measurements and tests. Here follows a list of investigations, which include research for third parties, damage case analyses, demanding measurements or material testing and analyses.

  • Research into the relationship between raw materials, methods of production and utilisation, which are relevant for the practical application of new cementitious materials
  • Transfer of knowledge by publication, courses organization and talks in national and international conferences
  • In our large laboratory we can perform both standard tests and specially tailored ones
  • The most modern chemical analysis methods and efficient microscopy investigations
  • Fresh concrete controls
  • Consulting about problems in the areas of concrete, mortar, cement and admixtures
  • Cooperation in the elaboration of norms and guidelines within national and international professional organisations and standards committees

We are accredited in the following areas STS 338



Journal of Miscroscopy

Beat Münch, Lukas H.J. Martin, Andreas Leemann
Segmentation of elemental EDS maps by means of multiple clustering combined with phase identification. Journal of Microscopy, Volume 260, Issue 3, pages 411–426, December 2015