The Materials Conservation Laboratory has been established in the Department of Architectural Restoration. It deals primarily with deterioration and conservation problems of historic building materials through the research projects, courses and thesis studies.

The studies carried out in the laboratory are;

  • Characterization of the physical, mechanical, mineralogical and chemical properties of the building materials

  • Understanding of the deterioration mechanism

  • Studies on the efficiency of the conservation treatments

  • Selection of the compatible materials for the repairs

A large number of tests will be carried out by the laboratory equipment. They are;

  • Determination of physical properties of materials

  • Durability tests

  • Mechanical strength measurements

  • Mineralogical and petrographical analyses

  • Chemical analyses

Department of Architectural Restoration carried out interdisciplinary works with other programmes about materials science and engineering are in touch with these departments about the conservation of historical material. The following instruments of the Materials Research Centre , Department of Chemical Engineering and Structures Laboratory of Department of Civil Engineering in IZTECH are used for the researches of the Department of Architectural Restoration and other related interdisciplinary projects. They are;

  • XRD

  • SEM with EDS

  • TGA

  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity measurement instrument