Laboratory of Geotechnics

The laboratory has the main instruments for geotechnical investigation on soil. We offer the chance to go back to the index properties and grain size of the soil by sieving and sedimentation and to perform tests of consistency. All tests are performed according to the Swiss regulations on the matter.


Inclinometer "slope indicator" with the possibility of reading up to 100 m depth with a minimum pitch of 0.5 m.

Dynamic Penetrometer

Dynamic penetrometer such as "von Moos" (according to SN 670417) with a hammer of 30 kg, a drop height of 20 cm, diameter of the tip of the drill: 10 cm2, driller for measurements up to 12-15 m depth.

Schmidt hammer

Digital Test Hammer N-type model "Silver Schmidt" of Proceq SA.