Large testing hall and strong floor

The total floor surface of about 1000m² and can withstand vertical loads up to 1 000 kN every 1.20 m and horizontal forces of 1000 kN per running meter at a level of 1 m. This strong floor in combination with specially designed steel frames, hydraulic actuators and dedicated measurement equipment, is used to perform full-scale load testing on a wide range of construction elements, often in relation to or complemented by materials and sustainability research. The latter is supported by climate rooms and material testing lab space surrounding the main testing hall with the strong floor, and allowing to evaluate the physico-mechanical and durability performance of construction materials as well.

Labo Magnel-Vandepitte strong floor