LABEST is a research and development Unit gathering a team with relevant expertise in material science and in structural behaviour applied to civil engineering construction. The known cooperation difficulties between specialists in construction materials and experts in structural modelling have been overcome by looking at civil engineering structures through a single magnifying lens, which has proven to be essential for a close interaction with the industry and for innovation in civil engineering products. The development of new and eco-efficient cementitious materials, the modelling of materials and structures for short and long term performances, the fire resistance and the structural health monitoring applied to civil infrastructures are topics of leading research of LABEST.

Director: 
Mário Pimentel
Contact: 
LaBest - Laboratório do Betão Estrutural Departamento de Engenharia Civil Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 4200-465 Porto Paula Silva (pcsilva@fe.up.pt) Phone: +351 22 508 1814