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Building Materials Tests

In a meeting held recently by the Association of Building Material Manufacturers, the situation has been evaluated in terms of construction and construction materials sectors and it has been emphasized that an effective market supervision should be done in these sectors. In terms of the future of these sectors, it was once again suggested that the building law should be enacted and more concrete steps should be taken. Especially in the building materials sector, if serious measures are not taken, it is stated that the urban transformation processes will have to be experienced in thirty years.

In this respect, building materials tests carried out by the test and inspection laboratories are of great importance. For example, in the context of cement tests, tensile and compressive strength tests, normal consistency tests of the cement, test starting and ending time tests or tests of volume change of the cement are performed. Or, in the context of hardened concrete tests, compressive strength tests of cylindrical or cube samples, tensile tests in concrete, concrete bending tests, concrete water permeability tests, core strength test, water absorption tests, concrete volume weight tests, ultrasonic sound velocity and concrete hammer. detailed tests are carried out, such as tests, direct tensile strength tests or surface tensile strength tests.

Today is in force and the Environment Construction materials tests are carried out according to the standards of Construction Products Regulation issued by 2013 and by the Ministry of Urbanization. The regulation determines the basic characteristics of the building materials, regulates the principles of the performance declaration, explains the criteria for placing the CE marking on the construction materials and identifies the obligations of the manufacturers, importers and distributors.

In addition, the Regulation on Construction Products, based on 305 / 2011 / EU published in European Union countries, was adopted.

The Regulation on Construction Materials also regulates the principles for harmonized standards. These standards are explained by the Communiqué on the Publication of Technical Specifications to be Applied within the Scope of Building Materials Regulation (2017-01 / AB) issued by the Ministry, which is issued by the Ministry. In the meantime, these standards are also important for the processes for the CE marking of building materials.

The main tests carried out within the scope of building materials tests are:

  • Aggregate tests
  • Natural stone tests
  • Concrete tests
  • Stone tests
  • Metal tests
  • Ceramic tests
  • Soil investigation tests
  • Asphalt tests
  • Parquet, tile stone and tile tests