Unit

Building Monitoring and NDT

Instrumented monitoring and non-destructive testing of buildings

 

Our experienced employees are at your disposal with the latest measuring technology for instrumented monitoring of structures (SHM) and non-destructive testing (NDT) for damage analysis and for structural exploration. We provide you with comprehensive support for your individual challenge, starting from the development of the ideal measurement and testing concept to the practical execution of the investigations by our adept team of experts and the evaluation of the test results by our specialists in engineering, natural sciences and technology.

Our focus of services

Buuilding monitoring with fibre-optic, electronic and electro-mechanical sensors

One of our core tasks is the instrumented monitoring of structures with the latest methods. Our range of services for you includes the monitoring of building geometry, loads and other influences, crack widths, vibrations according to DIN 4150-3 and ETSI EN 300, material moisture and much more.

Non-destructive inspection of buildings and structural components

We inspect for you with non-destructive and minimally invasive methods known structural defects, determine the causes of damage within the scope of object-related damage analysis (OSA) and document the material condition. This includes the localisation of defects, the detection of prestressing steel fractures, the determination of reinforcement, the exploration of wall structures and much more.

Precise knowledge of the condition of your building at any given time is the basis for optimal building management and for planning targeted maintenance measures. We use both classic electro-mechanical measuring systems (wireless and wired) and fibre-optic sensors (FBG) for instrumented monitoring, adapted to your specific challenge. Based on many years of experience, we use the latest measuring technology and proven procedures to be able to offer you a tailor-made monitoring service.

For the non-destructive and minimally invasive condition assessment of your building we are at your disposal with a wide range of state-of-the-art measuring instruments. Our methods include among others:

  • Visual inspection, endoscopy
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Groung penetrating radar
  • Magnetic leakage field testing
  • Infrared thermography
  • Acoustic emission analysis
  • Impact-Echo
  • Inductive and capacitive methods
  • And many more...

We will gladly advise you which test is most promising for your task.

To meet our social responsibility, we actively participate in technical committees and boards, thus contributing important findings from research, development and application to guidelines and standards as an independent body.

Participation in the committees of the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP):

  • DGZfP subcommittee "Building monitoring" (chair)
  • DGZfP subcommittee "Moisture"
  • DGZfP subcommittee "Stress corrosion cracking"

Our lecture "NDT in Civil Engineering" enables students to gain practical insights into the exciting subject areas of our expertise and enables them to apply the possibilities of non-destructive testing and building monitoring profitably in their professional career.

Further information at C@mpus

Integrated in our industrial activities, we research in the field of building sustainment and develop solutions to current challenges.

  • Structural helath monitoring with fibre-optic and electrical/electromechanical sensors
  • Development of hardware and software for specific applications of monitoring systems
  • Non-destructive testing with different physical methods
  • Characterization of mineral building materials during setting and hardening
  • Moisture measurement on buildings and building materials

 

Contact

Frank Lehmann
Dr.-Ing.

Frank Lehmann

Head of Unit

Michael Schreiner
Dipl.-Ing.

Michael Schreiner

Deputy Head of Unit

 

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