Road Engineering / Sealing Components Laboratory
The Road Engineering/Sealing Components Laboratory at Empa is specialized in construction materials used in road construction, joint sealing and flexible sheets for waterproofing. The emphasis is on safety, durability, quality, recycling and the optimization of construction materials containing bitumen and polymer-modified bitumen, i.e. development of environmental multifunctional pavements (EMPave). The Laboratory covers the following five focus areas:
- Road Materials and Pavements
- In-situ Performance Testing (EMPave-MAP, EMPave-GAP)
- Sealing Components
- Innovative and multifunctional pavements EMPave-MAP
- Green asphalt pavements EMPave-GAP
This team conducts applied research and development work, is active in national and international technical and research groups and maintains intensive contacts with the relevant universities and test institutes in Switzerland an abroad. An essential duty is objective and practical consulting, testing and the preparation of expert statements. The laboratory is accredited for bituminous building materials in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025 (STS 0043).