Laboratory for Building Materials and Structure Diagnostics

Buildings C35 and F10

Head of Laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kenji Reichling


Certified Building Materials Technician

Yvonne Richter


Student Assistants

Niklas Horch

Anna Hagensen

Johanna Nowak


  • Building Materials
  • Material Testing
  • Construction Diagnostics
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Structural Health Monitoring


  • Mechanical Testing of Material Properties
  • Non-Destructive (NDT) and Minimal Invasive Testing of Structures and Materials
  • Development and Testing of NDT-Methods

Equipment for the Testing of Building Materials

  • Hydraulich Testing System for determining mechanical parameters consiting of:
    • Compressive strength test frame 5000 kN, e.g. for concrete, wood, bricks
    • Flexural strength test frame 300 kN, e.g. for concrete, fibre reinforced concrete as 3- or 4-point bending test
    • Combined compressive and flexural strength test frame (300kN, 10 kN), e.g.for cement, mortar and gypsum test samples as well as lightweight and aerated concrete
    • Equipment for determining the Young´s Modulus and the indirect tensile strength (splitting) of concrete
  • Water Impermeability testing setup, e.g. for concrete
  • Wet Concrete and Mortar testing (e.g. flow consistency, air entrainment meter, Hägermann-Flow Table)
  • Cement Testing (e.g. Vicat, Le Chatelier, Blaine)
  • Paddle Mixers for Concrete and Mortar Mixers
  • Specimen Storage
    • Humidity cabinet, e.g. for mortar specimens
    • Temperature controlled water storage for concrete and mortar specimens
    • Drying cabinet, e.g. for small sized specimens and testing materials
    • Climate chamber with CO2 control for carbonation tests, e.g. on cementitious materials
  • Ultrasonic Device for determining the dynamic modulus, e.g. of concrete
  • RCM Device (Rapid Chloride Migration): Determination of the chloride migration coefficient on concrete drill cores
  • Potentiostats for electrochemical (corrosion) tests

Equipment for Structure Diagnostics

  • Potential Mapping: minimal-invasive localisation of areas with a high corrosion risk on reinforced concrete structures
  • Resistivity Meter: non-destructively on the structure or destructively in the laboratory (e.g. drill core)
  • Cover Meters: non-destructive localisation of reinforcement bars, determination of concrete cover depths and minimal-invasive determination of rebar diameters in concrete structures
  • Radar Scanners: non-destructive localisation of reinforcement bars or installations or determination of structure dimensions
  • Ultrasound Scanners, Impact-Echo: e.g. non-destructive determination of structure dimensions and localisation of hollow areas by pulse transmission or echo
  • Microwave and Capacitive Sensors: non-destructive determination of moisture in poreous building materials
  • Rebound Hammer: non-destructive or minimal-invasive determination of concrete compressive strength at the structure (R- and Q-Values)
  • Tear off Test Device: for determining the surface tensile strength or adhesive pull strength
  • Torrent Permeability Tester: non-destructive determination of the gas-permeability of concrete
  • Bore Dust Extraction Device: e.g. for extracting concrete samples in order to determine the chloride content
  • Concrete Core Drill
  • Crack Monitoring: electronic or analog recording of crack widths. Also crack magnifier, scales, etc.
  • Endoscope: e.g. for assessing hollow areas and bore holes
  • Climate Sensors: e.g. air and structure temperature, rel. air humidity


  • Office (Campus)
    Building C34
    Moorblöcken 12
    24149 Kiel
  • Mail and Package Delivery (Campus)
    Kiel University of Applied Sciences
    Faculty of Media and Civil Engineering
    Laboratory for Building Materials and Structure Diagnostics
    Grenzstr. 3
    24149 Kiel