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Mechanical Laboratory

Testing of mechanical properties
of materials and constructions

The accredited laboratory is focused on testing of construction components and parts. Mechanical properties of timber, steel, reinforced-concrete, masonry and other elements are measured in the laboratory.

Static and dynamic load tests of construction parts, beams and panels with the measuring of force, deformation, frequency, acceleration, dynamic coefficient etc. are carried out here.

More information:

Ing. Jan Pošta, Ph.D.
+420 224 356 741
jan [dot] posta [at] uceeb [dot] cz

Information leaflet

Primary Activities of the Laboratory

  • Accredited tests for the certification of construction components and parts

  • Measuring of mechanical characteristics of materials

  • Non-destructive and semi-destructive evaluation of timber elements

  • Static and dynamic tests of construction components and systems

  • Monitoring of building constructions – measuring of inclination, shifts, deformations

  • Diagnostics of building constructions

  • Preparation of source materials for the European Technical Assessment (ETA)


Hydraulic load cylinders:

  • In the range of 250 kN, 630 kN, 1000 kN
  • Hydraulic jaws with tension up to 250 kN


  • Measuring the relative deformation of the element tensometrically and optically

  • Measuring the deformation of elements using inductive and potentiometric sensors

Non-destructive and semi-destructive measuring of material properties:

  • Sylvatest; Fakopp; Timber; Grader; Resistograph

Digital switchboard for data collection = online evaluation of test parameters