Laboratory for Building materials


Laboratory for Building materials

This is mainly a lab where the students put theory into practice. Students are given practical assignments under controlled forms regardless of academic background.

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Access and opening hours

Training must be completed. Lab is open 8-16. If the lab is to be used in the evening, it must be agreed in advance.

What can you do?

Here you can create your own concrete and cement, test aggregates for concrete, test fresh concrete, cure concrete and cement under controlled conditions, test hardened concrete and cement, make your own wall constructions and test these for temperature resistance, make and test beam prototypes of wood at minimized scale , build your own forms for e.g. concrete molding.

Equipment and materials

- Well-equipped woodworking workshop

- Casting space for concrete and mortar with different aggregates, additives and molds

- Equipment for taking core samples of concrete and preparing them for testing

- Testing machines, 2 pcs pressure test (2-200kN and 30-3000kN) 2 pcs bending tension (3-point) (0.1-10kN and 3-300kN) Bending tension 3-300kN has the possibility of pressure testing and 4-point deflection

- Thermographs, -25C - 25C. This can be used alone to provoke thermal bridges and other unfortunate scenarios related to insulation or vapor barrier in an ordinary exterior wall in a residential building. It can also be used to create own wall constructions with temperature loggers in each layer to see how each layer in a wall stops cold.

Training and security

In order to gain access to the lab, a web-based HSE course must be passed. This course runs continuously through the year. 

The next step is an HSE round with a lab manager. Everyone can gain access if there is a need.

Based on the background with the use of various tools, it is determined whether the lab engineer must be present when the lab is to be used.

The department pays HSE course.


Each year, the lab is used for bachelor thesis, either to construct and / or test their tasks. The lab also has an Undergraduate research opportunity program (UROP).

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Patent applications can come from research projects (innovative material, modification of methods, construction or energy solutions, etc.) that can lead to "spinoff companies" or sold to other companies.

The students learn practical subjects that can build expertise that gives them greater job opportunities or they can create their own companies.


Where is the laboratory?

Where is the laboratory?


Contact Lab Engineer

Tor Kristoffer Klethagen
Staff Engineer


Contact Associate Professor

Mohammad Hajmohammadian Baghban
Associate Professor