The Building Physics Laboratory (LFC) was created in 1990. It’s a part of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, associated with the Building Division.

The central objective of the LFC is the study of the hygrothermal behaviour of construction materials and components, regarding their suitability to various needs, their durability and the improvement of their hygrothermal characteristics. The work developed lies midway between fundamental research, which explains the basic phenomena, and technological research. This allows the LFC to not only support the experimental work of theses that are currently being worked on, but also to answer external requests for material and component characterization.

Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
Laboratório de Física das Construções Departamento de Engenharia Civil Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 4200-465 Porto Email: Phone: +351 22 508 1478