Laboratório Regional de Engenharia Civil - LREC | Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering - LREC

The Regional Civil Engineering Laboratory of the Azores is a service accredited by IPAC according to NP EN ISO / IEC 17025 and certified by APCER according to NP EN ISO 9001, and its mission is to promote scientific research applied to regional specificities and development engineering in the field of civil engineering, as well as making available to all public or private entities on request a set of laboratory and quality control services.

Thus, LREC provides consulting services, studies, expertise and advice in the areas of structures, geotechnics, building materials, geological and geotechnical hazard assessment and communication routes. LREC also has a Metrology Laboratory performing internal and external calibrations whenever requested.

LREC conducts field and laboratory tests, namely:

  • Concrete, Steel, Mortars
  • Cement; Natural stones
  • Shackles of concrete
  • Woods; Ceramic tiles
  • Soil
  • Aggregates
  • Bitumen
  • Bituminous mixtures
  • Geotechnical surveys
  • Opening of wells
  • Sample collection for laboratory testing
  • Load tests on soils and structures
  • In situ determination of physical and mechanical characteristics of structures, pavements and soils / rocks