LABGEO (Laboratory for Geotechnics) mainly aims to provide specialised services in the fields of geotechnics and foundation engineering and seeks to respond to increasing geotechnical activities and demands arising from Eurocode publications. These objectives are fulfilled with the support of a flexible and dynamic structure that is capable of responding effectively to the demands of companies and organisations providing innovative and specialised services. The main targets are small and medium sized companies, engineering offices and institutions involved in geotechnical works, the production of aggregates and environmental geotechnics.
LABGEO is accredited by the Instituto Português de Acreditação (IPAC), according to the NP EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2018 standard. The scope of accreditation is for tests on soils, which can be found in the Accreditation Technical Annex
The close collaboration between LABGEO, the Civil Engineering Department (Soils Mechanics/Geotechnical Laboratory) and the Earth Sciences Department (Geotechnical Laboratory) of the University of Coimbra leads to an effective approach towards geotechnical problems, from the simplest to the more complex ones.