Building Materials

The laboratory is well equipped to perform tests for a large variety of building materials, e.g., concrete, lime, masonry mortars, masonry clay units, and dimension stones. The laboratory also executes research programs and assessments of historical and/or damaged buildings according to Building Code Seismic Testing Requirements.

List of tests


  • Carbonation depth
  • Compressive strength (core, cube, cylinder)
  • Concrete Mix Design
  • Flexural strength (including fiber-reinforced concrete)
  • Fresh concrete testing
  • Petrography & Chemical Analysis
  • Pile Ιntegrity Τest
  • Pull-off test
  • Pull-out test
  • Rebar & corrosion survey
  • Schmidt hammer test
  • Static modulus of elasticity and Poisson's ratio
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity

Dimension Stone

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Breaking load
  • Compressive strength
  • Flexural strength
  • Hardness (Mohs scale)
  • Petrography
  • Real density and apparent porosity
  • Slip resistance
  • Sodium sulfate test
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Water absorption at atmospheric pressure
  • Water absorption by capillarity

Masonry & tiles

  • Air content
  • Apparent density
  • Capillary absorption
  • Compressive and flexural strength
  • Fresh mortar consistency
  • Mortar mix design
  • Pull-off test
  • Water absorption
  • Cement content


  • Air content
  • Available lime
  • Bulk density
  • Compressive strength
  • Fineness
  • Free water
  • Penetration
  • Reactivity
  • Soundness
  • Yield

Project list (partial)

  • Construction materials testing, St Andrew General Hospital, City of Patras
  • Historic Building, Samos
  • Bank of Greece building in Heraklion, Crete
  • John Capodistria Manor, New & Old Residence Building
  • Historic Cinema Building, Chios
  • 10th century old mortar testing, Pantanassa Church, Monastiraki, Athens
  • 19th century old mortar testing and mix design, St George Church
  • Fire-damaged concrete testing, Plaisio Store in Stournari Street
  • Fire-damaged concrete testing. Multilevel Commercial Building in Agia Paraskevi
  • Fire-damaged concrete testing, Plaisio Warehouse in Aspropyrgos
  • Concrete and rebar testing, Potoglou Manor, Piraeus
  • Concrete and rebar testing, German School of Athens buildings
  • Marble abrasion testing

Client list (partial)

  • AKON Construction S.A.
  • University of the Aegean
  • Bank of Greece
  • Ionian University
  • City of Chios
  • STEM S.A.
  • Risarios Ecclesiastical School
  • Plaisio Computers S.A.
  • E.N. Manos Ltd
  • TEMKE Ltd
  • German School of Athens
  • Consolidated Contractors Company