The core activity of Department for Geomechanics is testing of material quality, quality control of earthworks and foundation. Regarding internal and external quality control we participate in the construction program for Slovenia´s national motorway network and abroad, state and local roads, railway, airports, municipal infrastructure facilities, communal and radioactive waste landfills... We perform laboratory tests of soil, crushed aggregates, rock and stabilized mixtures as well as field tests of their laying and foundation testing of bridges, viaducts, production, business and individual buildings. We perform geological testing of quarries and gravel pits and road status analyses. We provide expert advice in their revitalization and have been intensively dealing with the issues and measurements of skid resistance of road surfaces.
Special importance is given to maintenance and to extension of testing procedures accredited according to SIST EN ISO/IEC 17025.
The department implements and participates in the development research projects and education, it actively participates in conferences which is presented in the bibliographies of our employees. We are regular members of Slovenian Geotechnical Society and Commission for Earthworks at DARS (Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia).