Tasks and objectives

The Laboratory for Building Materials Technology, Construction Chemistry and the Environment is used for training in all study programs of the faculty, with a focus on the Bachelor and Master in Civil Engineering for the subjects Materials in Construction and Construction Damage Analysis. Methods of experimental building materials technology and construction damage analysis are taught to students in a practice-oriented manner.
The laboratory exercises are a key component of the Bachelor in Civil Engineering.

In addition to routine tests on building materials, the Laboratory for Building Materials Technology also conducts application-oriented R&D projects for problems in the building materials manufacturing industry, especially in connection with dry mortar, fresh concrete, stones and soils, tile laying and screed technology.

Specifically, teaching in the following areas is supported:
    • Building material testing, incl. component testing in the test frame
    • Mortar and concrete technology
    • Timber construction
    • Chemistry and analytics of building materials, especially bonding agents
    • Corrosion of building materials (e.g. salts harmful to the building)
    • Building groundwater
    • Environmental chemistry

In addition to ongoing teaching, application-related research and development work is carried out in the fields of timber construction, screed, concrete and mortar technology, and waterproofing technology.

Bachelor/Master theses

In the context of Bachelor and Master theses, companies can have both theoretical and practical topics, for which they would not usually have enough time or manpower in the normal course of their work, studied. The students appreciate topics with clear practical relevance. Interested companies, especially from trade and industry, make good use of this opportunity, as well as being invited to use the possibilities of the Competence Center for Structural Engineering at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences in the sense of technology transfer.

Continuing education

In cooperation with the Institute for Construction and Property (, continuing education courses are offered at regular intervals in the areas of facade, tile laying and screed technology, as well as wood construction, concrete technology and construction damage.


  • Test frame for component testing with two 400 kN presses
  • Several Class I testing machines (6000 kN compression press, 500 kN tension/compression testing machine, 100 kN compression testing machine, 10 kN universal testing machine)
  • "Freundl" type pull off tester
  • Large climatic room (w / h / d = 2.2 / 1.8 / 2.0 m³), several climatic chambers, drying cabinets, air-conditioned workrooms
  • Fully equipped fresh concrete laboratory with 2 paddle mixers up to 100 l
  • Access to REM analyses via the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Thermal imaging camera
  • "Blower door" – device for determining the airtightness of buildings
  • Light microscopes with integrated camera
  • Various small testing devices for mortar and concrete
  • pH and conductivity measurement
  • UV-Vis photometer
  • Automatic titration unit for measuring anions and cations, e.g. chloride in concrete