The Laboratory of Geotechnics was created in 1990, after splitting from the Laboratory of Construction Materials due to its particularities. It’s part of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, associated with the Geotechnics Division.

The activity of the Laboratory is developed in the following fields: prospecting, field and laboratory tests and observation of construction works. The Laboratory is set up with equipment that can be hard to acquire within Portugal. In addition to the execution of most current natural land mass and anisotropic geotechnical construction works characterization tests, the Laboratory also exhibits experience in the execution of very specialized tests in the field of soil and rock mechanics.

LABGEO has supported teaching within both the Integrated Master in Civil Engineering and Post-Graduation in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, through laboratory demonstration classes of several significant tests, participation in several scientific research projects and by supporting the community and the construction industry in providing quality services.

A. Viana da Fonseca
Laboratório de Geotecnia - LABGEO Departamento de Engenharia Civil Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 4200-465 Porto Email: Phone: +351 22 508 1988