As a precautionary measure, the new laboratory building was acoustically decoupled from the surroundings so that neither noise from traffic nor other noises from outside can interfere with the sound measurements. Furthermore, the building was designed in such a way that virtually any spatial modifications can be made at any time. The statics tests and measurements – for which the BTA-Lab is also designed – are unaffected by such environmental factors. Standardised load tests are also carried out in the labs. Indeed, the BTA-Lab employs the latest measurement technology across the board in both acoustics and statics.
While the statics tests and measurements focused mainly on Geberit’s installation systems until recently, the load-bearing capacity of washbasin, bidet and WC ceramic appliances is also tested at the BTA Lab today. For this purpose the statics specialists built a new test facility.