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Main focus of our services

We reliably perform the full range of important tests relating to fresh and hardened concrete properties, as well as the durability of concrete, in line with the latest research and standardisation status. This is ensured by the fact that our experts are directly involved in the creation of national and international standards for the characterisation and testing of materials. We also perform research into cement and cement-bound building materials and incorporate the results of this work into the development of testing procedures.

The scope of laboratory services we provide includes the full range of standard material tests for the assessment of cement, mortar and concrete. We can offer you complete, tailor-made solutions, from the testing of specific concrete properties right through to complex approval inspections and expert reports. In our laboratory, we analyse the specimens you provide, produce mortars and concretes from your raw materials and test these. Our experienced experts support you throughout the entire process to suit your requirements and find a solution.

Our methods

We offer a wide range of test methods, which we have compiled for you in the laboratory services section. Above and beyond this we can also develop individual solutions based on your requirements.

Your benefits

  • Comprehensive material testing in a high-performance testing laboratory accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025
  • Testing of your specimens or production of test specimens from your raw materials in our laboratory
  • Full integrated range of fresh and hardened concrete tests as well as durability tests
  • Assessment of results in accordance with national and international standards
  • Interdisciplinary teams of experts with many years of extensive experience acquired from research and practical work
  • VDZ experts are involved in work on material and test standards at national and international level; testing is performed in accordance with the latest standards and preliminary standards

Quality standards

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

Other services in which we operate

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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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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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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