Laboratory service

Inspection and diagnosis of wooden structures

Inspección y diagnóstico de Estructuras de Madera

We perform the inspection and diagnosis of wooden structures. We assess the state of preservation, pathologies, identify wood-borers (rot fungi, woodworm and termites), design treatments, carry out a visual classification, assign resistance class and make structural calculations.

We offer assistance and support to third party technicians in the performance of Technical Building Inspection (ITE).

In all interventions on existing buildings, it is necessary to obtain a starting point for decision-making. Understanding the state of preservation and pathologies in the wooden structure and its load bearing capacity is essential in order to consider all of the necessary preservation and restoration actions.

Our technicians use the most innovative instrumentation to prepare precise reports on pathologies, state of preservation and resistance of existing wooden structures.

ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE OF PRESERVATION

  • Moisture content
  • Identification of wood-borers
  • Scope of the attack
  • Severity
  • Prescription of treatments

STRUCTURAL QUALITY OF WOOD

  • Identification of wood type
  • Identification of flaws
  • Visual classification (in accordance with applicable standard)
  • Assignment of resistance classes

STRUCTURAL CALCULATION

  • Study of the structure
  • Structural calculation (CTE-SE-M)
  • Calculation of Wood-Concrete / Wood-Wood composite slabs

TREATMENT CONTROL

  • Guidance in prescription of treatments
  • Verification of preservative
  • Quality control of treated wood

NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTS

  • Wood moisture
  • Resistographs
  • Acoustic detection of wood-borers
  • Impact / Ultrasound waves
  • Penetrometer

Aimed at:

  • City Councils
  • Provincial Councils
  • Other Public Administrations
  • Engineering Firms / Architecture Studios
  • Construction companies.
  • Building owners
  • Sawmills
  • Wood manufacturers and importers

Accreditations and Recognition

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC Accreditation No. 4/LE024 for the Construction Industry
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC Accreditation No. 4/LE063 for the Materials Sector
Organismo Notificado Nº 1292 para el Reglamento de Productos de la Construcción
Notified Body No. 1292 for the Construction Products Directive
Organismo de Evaluación Técnica (OET) para la emisión de documentos de Evaluación Técnica Europea (ETE) para los Productos de Construcción
Technical Assessment Body (TAB) for issuing European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for Construction Products.
Catálogo de evaluación de madera y derivados

Wood and wood derivatives assessment brochure (Spanish)

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Catálogo de caracterización de estructuras de madera

Wooden structures characterisation brochure (Spanish)

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