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Main focus of our services

We provide a comprehensive portfolio of concrete technology services from which we develop integrated solutions to suit your requirements. In particular, our range of services covers the following areas:

  • Material testing, testing of concrete constituents, fresh concrete and hardened concrete (methods/tests accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025)
  • Durability assessment, performance testing and service life design
  • Testing and expert reports on alkali-silica reaction (ASR)
  • Approval inspections and accompaniment of national and European approval procedures
  • Accompaniment and monitoring of the placement of concrete, site audits
  • BIM-assisted recording of damage and repair planning, damage analysis, expert reports
  • Digitisation of existing structures
  • Life cycle assessment and sustainability assessment
  • Training and online courses on concrete technology
  • Customer-specific services
  • Extensive laboratory services in the areas of material testing, damage analysis and reference materials

Your benefits

  • For more than 140 years the assurance of high-quality concrete construction has been one of our central areas of expertise.
  • Our experienced interdisciplinary teams of experts have extensive knowledge which has been successfully employed in research and practical work.
  • We can develop customer-specific solutions for you and in doing so reliably provide a complete package of different services.
  • Our accredited concrete laboratory is fitted with extensive technical equipment.
  • The broad spectrum of our methods corresponds to the latest state of the art. These include concrete performance testing, probabilistic service life calculation, the digitisation of structures, BIM-based status recording and repair planning.
  • We ensure the top quality, expert implementation of innovative methods and evolve these further if required.

Material testing

We can offer all standard material tests for the assessment of fresh and hardened concrete properties as well as durability. Our high-performance laboratory is fitted with a wide range of technical equipment and is accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. As a result we are able to provide you with a broad spectrum of laboratory services.

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Durability assessment

As reinforced concrete structures generally have a service life of at least 50 years, durability is one of the most important requirements for concrete construction work. The range of services we offer in the field of durability assessment ensures methodically based, reliable checking and optimisation of the resistance of concretes to a variety of environmental impacts.

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Structure management

The durability of reinforced concrete structures can be impaired by environmental influences. We provide support for the diagnosis of existing structures, the assessment of inspection results and possible repair planning.

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Approval inspections and accompaniment of approval procedures

Our approval inspections and accompaniment of approval procedures help you to verify the basis for CE marking (European Technical Assessment, ETA) and the suitability of construction products for specific areas of application (national approvals for concretes, concrete constituents and cements, for example). The range of services we offer encompasses all stages of the approval procedure, from preliminary trials right through to expert reports.

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Life cycle assessment and sustainability assessment

Certification systems such as DGNB, LEED or BREEAM are increasingly being used to assess the sustainability of new buildings. The sustainability concept commonly employed is based on a three-pillar model, made up of economy, ecology and social aspects. Life cycle assessment of building materials provides important input data for such sustainability assessments. We develop life cycle assessments for cement and cement-bound building materials as a basis for environmental product declarations (EPD).

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Customer-specific services

Our customer-specific services help to optimise your products and open up new areas of application. Our experienced specialists can offer their support if there is a need for your products to satisfy extended verification of suitability or meet special requirements. On the basis of the latest scientific and technical state of the art we will assist you with the planning of development steps and the optimisation of properties and verify the suitability of your construction products (e.g. cements or concretes) for specific areas of application. We will additionally support you throughout the course of the necessary approval procedures and issue product certificates.

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Quality standards

The management system of VDZ Technology gGmbH is certified by DQS in accordance with ISO 9001
VDZ Technology gGmbH is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025

Our Service Offer

You can download our Service Offer as a PDF file here

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Other services in which we operate

Performance of cement

We can offer you various comprehensive services for the purpose of optimising the performance of cement. In doing so we provide you with full support throughout the entire process. Our interdisciplinary teams of experts have many years of experience gained from customer projects around the world and also further their knowledge by working on practical research projects.

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Laboratory services

Our interdisciplinary team can provide answers to virtually all questions relating to cementitious building materials in line with the latest state-of-the-art. At the same time we can offer our customers a range of services encompassing all important testing activities and consultation work, right through to complex expert reports. Up-to-the-minute research and a professional attitude towards service combine to produce synergies which are reflected by the high quality and practical relevance of our work.

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Education and Training

VDZ has been offering its training and education programme for more than 60 years. Our education and training programmes ranges from one-day workshops to two-year courses for foremen and cover a broad scope of topics on the production of cement and its application in mortar and concrete.

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Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this service?

Dr Christoph Müller
Concrete technology

+49-211-45 78-351
bte@vdz-online.de

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