Questions and Answers
Saving and conserving existing buildings by demonstrating their structural safety. What do we do?
Nondestructive examinations, building diagnosis, damage analysis, hybrid statics (experiment-aided calculations), load tests, load experiments, monitoring, long-term measurements, consultation services for all practical and scientific problems of structural engineering. How long does it take?
Anything between one day and ten days, depending on the complexity of the task. Is it legal?
Our experiments comply with german/european laws and Industry Standards. What about the costs?
In our experience they usually range from 5-10% of the amount that would be consumed by alternative solutions (reinforcement, demolition / reconstruction).Our equipment?
Web-based measuring tools for forces, strains, deformations, accelerations
, acoustic emmissions
etc., mobile, modular, highly flexible loading devices, e.g. state-of-the-art loading vehicles (BELFA
, BELFA-DB), air-conditioned lab. What do we test?
, balcony, beam, girder, bridge
, ceiling, roof
, fairground ride, foundation
, guardrail, arch bridge
, crane runway
, console, binding joints, column
, bottom plate, pillar
, tunnel, joist, wind turbine, ...