Centre AdMaS – Development of Advanced Building Materials

Development of advanced building materials.

The general objective of the programme is to achieve new results in the field of advanced durable building materials, both by innovating new materials and by processing new methods for their destructive and nondestructive testing, including the relevant technical procedures and standards.

The research programme consists of two cooperating research groups:

  1. Technology of building materials;
  2. Microstructure of building materials and nondestructive testing.


We offer the following:

 Advanced know-how in state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies:

  • Technology for manufacturing materials at higher quality and utility levels,
  • Technology for manufacturing advanced building materials with higher utility parameters and greater durability,
  • Concrete technology (self-compacting concrete, high-performance concrete, ultrahigh-strength concrete, fire-proof concrete, shotcrete etc.)
  • Rehabilitation of building structures,
  • Surface finishing, mortar-based materials, ceramics,
  • Insulating materials (thermo-insulating, acoustic-insulating, hydro-insulating, special materials).

Analyses and modern destructive and nondestructive testing methods:

  • Laboratory and “in situ” testing of materials,
  • Ascertaining the mechanical characteristics of materials,
  • Verification of heat insulation properties and moisture parameters,
  • Determining the rate of corrosion and degradation and the durability of materials,
  • Studying structure and microstructure with detailed monitoring of dominant properties,
  • Comprehensive assessment of the characteristics of building materials,
  • Analyses for performing final inspection on your materials,
  • Analyses for performing inspections after materials are embedded in a structure.

Carrying out studies:

  • Evaluating the influence of selected materials on the environment,
  • Research activities into new global knowledge

Performing calculations and simulations:

  • Mathematical modelling of properties of newly designed materials based on knowledge acquired in experimental testing,
  • Simulation of the impact of aggressive effects for verifying the durability of new materials.

Comprehensive material and technological solutions for the rehabilitation of existing structures.

Drawing up technical procedures and standards for the manufacture and testing of building materials.

Organizing training and seminars for life-long education in the field of building materials.

Optimizing the manufacturing process of existing building materials:

  • Optimizing the composition of manufacturing formulas for concretes, mortar, ceramics, insulating materials, repair materials, surface finishing, glass-based materials, polymers, etc.,
  • Implementing the cost-efficient use of secondary raw materials and renewable materials as a substitute for the primary materials,
  • Experimental verification and optimization of the technical properties of building materials,
  • Verification and improvement of the durability characteristics of building materials,
  • Optimization of the economical, ecological and technical parameters in the production of such materials
  • Extending the durability of basic building materials used for elements with long useful life.

Developing new building materials on an organic or inorganic basis depending on your given requirements:

  • Environmentally-friendly building materials:
  • Materials made of easily renewable and locally accessible raw-material resources,
  • Materials made of industrial waste and recycled materials,
  • Energy-saving building materials,
  • High durability materials resistant to the physical and mechanical effects of load, the effects of humidity and frost, temperature gradient etc., the physicochemical effects of an aggressive environment as well as biogenic effects
  • Multifunctional materials which can have several concurrent functions within a structure
  • Surface finishing materials used as secondary protection for structures and buildings (paints, plaster, hydro-insulating materials, grouting materials, etc.)
  • New binders and silicate materials with high utility properties
  • Suggesting optimal uses for such newly developed materials in building structures.
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