Institute of Building Testing

We are engaged in the research and development of diagnostic and testing methods, diagnostic structures and in testing building materials and products.

The core of our work is researching, developing and applying in real life diagnostic and testing methods for carrying out construction-static and material surveys of structural elements and complexes of existing building structures (particularly steel-concrete and masonry structures, including bridges). The aim is to achieve an objective evaluation of the actual conditions of a structure, to identify the causes of failures and defects, and to put forward proposals for construction measures to ensure the required reliability, safety and durability of constructions.

The laboratory facilities of the institute enable solutions to a wide spectrum of research projects, e.g. in the experimental analysis of structural elements, parts and models of building structures, protection from ionizing radiation etc.

We offer the following:

  • Comprehensive construction-technical surveys and diagnostics of structures using a wide spectrum of nondestructive methods
  • Monitoring masonry structures
  • Load testing of structures and structural elements, parts and structural models
  • Laboratory tests of the physicochemical properties of concretes, cement composites, mortars, grouting mixtures, bricks, timber, steel, tendons, anchoring systems, surface layers etc.
  • Laboratory tests of fracture parameters and building materials
  • Radiography of steel-concrete structures and experimental radiography
  • Radiographic measurement of volumetric weight and moisture
  • Design, calculation and inspection of screening against ionizing radiation
  • For testing laboratories, participation in programmes of capability testing
  • Consultancy and advisory services in the fields of quality control, the environment and safety in companies and testing laboratories, cooperation in the certification of management systems
  • Educational courses in lifelong learning with preparation for acquiring the personal certificate “NDT Technician in Civil Engineering” under ČKAIT and/or ČIA, o.p.s. accreditation
  • An opportunity to present the results of science and research, practice, products and companies at professional conferences
  • Testing and quality in civil engineering


  • Testing presses (mechanical and hydraulic), tearing machines, breaking track
  • Sets of hydraulic presses for both laboratory and field load testing
  • Air-conditioned chamber with a set of presses for testing the rheological properties of cement composites
  • Hardness testers for testing concrete, bricks, mortar and steel
  • Instruments for ultrasound and resonance testing
  • Borescopes for performing endoscopic visual defectoscopy
  • Equipment for tensometric measurements with wire and resistance sensors, video extensometer
  • Core drills for sampling (including micro-bores)
  • Equipment for radiation defectoscopy and protection from ionizing radiation


  • 4G consite s.r.o.
  • Ateliér WIK, s.r.o.
  • Báňské projekty Teplice a.s.
  • BASF Stavební hmoty
  • Česká republika s.r.o
  • BETOTECH, s.r.o.
  • Cement Hranice, a.s.
  • ČEZ, a.s.
  • GEOSTAR, spol. s r.o.
  • GEOtest Brno, a.s.
  • INSET s.r.o.
  • Institut pro testování a certifikaci, a.s.
  • JKV TEST s.r.o.
  • Keller - speciální zakládání, spol. s r.o.
  • KOLEJCONSULT & servis, spol. s r.o.
  • Kovoprojekta Brno a.s.
  • Lafarge Cement, a.s.
  • LAPO zkušební laboratoř s.r.o.
  • M.I.S. a.s.
  • Mostní a silniční, s.r.o. takt Reference
  • Mostní vývoj, s.r.o.
  • OHL ŽS, a.s.
  • Pontex, spol. s r.o.
  • Pražské silniční
  • a vodohospodářské stavby, a.s.
  • QUALIFORM, a.s.
  • SARON KAT s.r.o.
  • Skanska Servis a.s.
  • SQZ, s.r.o.
  • Stráský, Hustý a partneři s.r.o.
  • Technický a zkušební ústav
  • stavební Praha, s.p.
  • TESTAV - LAB s.r.o.
  • TPA ČR,s.r.o.
  • TSI System, s.r.o.
  • Zkušebna kamene a kameniva, s.r.o.
  • Znalci a odhadci – znalecký
  • ústav, spol. s r.o.
  • ŽPSV a.s.


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