MATERIAL
TESTING LABORATORY

in particular...

The Material Testing Laboratory of P&P LMC srl is an Official Laboratory pursuant to Law 1086/71 art. 20 and Presidential Decree 380/01 art. 59, authorized by the Higher Council of Public Works to perform tests on construction materials (concrete cubes, reinforcing bars, carpentry, etc.) for the issue of the Official Certificates necessary for the testing of structures pursuant to the Presidential Decree 380/01 art. 67.

According to the Technical Standards for Construction referred to in the D.M. 17.01.2018, also the taking of samples from the structures (core drilling and extraction of bars) and the relative compression and traction tests, for the purpose of evaluating existing buildings, must be carried out by an Official Laboratory.

The Materials Testing Laboratory carries out the necessary tests for the CE marking of construction materials (CPR regulation 305/11), in accordance with the relevant harmonized product standards.

The main tests for the characterization of the aggregates for the purposes of CE marking are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the standards: UNI EN 12620, UNI EN 13043 and UNI EN 13242.

In addition, the P&P LMC Srl Laboratory performs the determination of the performance characteristics of the recycled aggregates (MPS) pursuant to Annex C of circular no. 5205 of 15.07.2005

OUR LABORATORIES

CHEMICAL LABORATORY

The main laboratory activities are: sem, earth and rocks, waste, water analysis, emissions and work environments, airborne sampling.

MECHANICAL TESTS LABORATORY

The mechanical testing laboratory carries out activities aimed at the verification, control, approval and qualification of materials.

INSTRUMENT CALIBRATION

P&P provides a calibration and certification service for mechanical, electromechanical, electronic, chemical measuring instruments.

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LABORATORY 

The activities of the Laboratory are aimed at:

  • Companies
  • Manufacturers of building materials and products
  • Building planners and construction supervisors
  • Sector technicians and consultants
  • Certification entities

An integral service of support and assistance is offered in the fields of civil and infrastructural engineering, thanks to the execution of a wide range of tests, both in the laboratory and in the field, which mainly concern: concrete, reinforcement for reinforced concrete, strands and wires. for reinforced concrete, electro-welded meshes and lattices, structural steel, bricks and elements for masonry, aggregates, bituminous conglomerates, cements and mortars, additives and mixing water, additives (fly ash, silica fume, etc.), natural stone, concrete blocks for flooring, diagnostics of cultural heritage, coring and on-site checks, plate and lift tests, on-site density, geotechnical characterizations.

We also perform petrographic investigations with observation under the stereomicroscope and polarizing optical microscope and thermogravimetric analyzes of mortars and concrete.

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE MATERIAL TEST LABORATORY