Concrete Materials and Structural Engineering Laboratory
The concrete and structural engineering laboratory is a key component of the concrete research at the University of Cape Town, Department of Civil Engineering. The laboratory allows staff and students to assess the various fresh and hardened concrete properties that may affect the performance of concrete structures. The laboratory is equipped with standard and specialized facilities for concrete manufacture, the testing of fresh and hardened concrete properties and the structural assessment of concrete elements.
Concrete mix design, specimen manufacture and curing facilities
Concrete mix design development
Batching and mixing facilities for cement slurries, mortar and concrete
Fresh concrete properties evaluation (workability, flowability, heat of hydration)