Services provided by the Department of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
Our range of services is diverse. We realise product tests, planning, expertises or consulting for you. However, your topics can also be incorporated into student papers or analysed within a study week. Furthermore, our experts are available for other services such as feasibility studies, product and production optimisation or as speakers.
Contract research and services
In the context of research mandates and service contracts, we carry out planning, expert opinions and consulting on your behalf. Our experts are also available for further services such as feasibility studies or product and production optimisation.
In the dynamic environment of structural engineering, we develop solutions for the design, the development, the analytical and numerical verification and the experimental investigation of load-bearing structures.
With our scientific expertise in heat and moisture proofing as well as architectural and room acoustics, we develop solutions to assure the quality of our built environment, thus making a contribution to the transition to green energy.
We perform product tests for you in our labs and testing facilities. The majority of the tests performed in our labs are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the Swiss Accreditation Service, a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ilac) (Accreditation No.: STS 0317). Thus the tests carried out at our company are recognised internationally.
We provide product testing in the following fields:
We test materials and furnishings for possible emissions and determine the indoor air quality in the construction process and in the use phase. This becomes the basis for developing new products and processes. Most of the testing performed is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) and therefore internationally recognised.
Vor Ort oder im Labor – unsere Experten und Expertinnen prüfen Ihre Tragwerke und Bauteile auf ihre statischen und bauphysikalischen Eigenschaften. Der Grossteil der durchgeführten Prüfungen ist nach ISO/IEC 17025 durch die Schweizerische Akkreditierungsstelle (SAS) akkreditiert und damit international anerkannt.
As part of the building envelope, windows, doors and shutters have to meet a number of requirements in order to perform the necessary functions satisfactorily throughout their life cycle. We provide you with verifiable, quantified statements about the performance of your products. This boosts customer confidence and delivers persuasive arguments.
Security is a key issue for doors and windows. There are clear rules at European level governing the requirements for burglar-resistant windows and doors. We advise and support you in selecting the window and door constructions to be tested, in obtaining the CE marking and in meeting the requirements of SIA 331 and SIA 343.
The building land is the central factor in construction projects – both above and below ground. It presents opportunities and risks in equal measure. In order to ensure maximum safety in construction projects, the services of geotechnical specialists are required.
Building materials are a key element in ensuring the sustainability of transport infrastructure. These materials represent both opportunities and potential risks, which must be assessed by means of specialised services.
Through our close connections with the area of teaching, your research issues can be taken on as topics for student theses, based on a flexible model. We supervise students with project and thesis work or organise study weeks at your company. Masters students are also frequently involved in research projects as assistants.