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MPA Karlsruhe

KIT-Campus Süd

Gotthard-Franz-Str. 2/3
Geb. 50.32 / Geb. 50.31
D-76131 Karlsruhe              

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 608-42277
Fax: +49 (0) 721 608-47796

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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
MPA KarlsruheGotthard-Franz-Str. 3
76131 Karlsruhe   

The Materials Testing and Research Institute (MPA Karlsruhe) is an institution of the department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The head of the MPA is Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. S. Müller.


The MPA Karlsruhe is an independent approved testing laboratory, inspection body and certification body (Number of the body: BWU01) for construction products covered or not covered by technical specifications in accordance with the German law “Landesbauordnungen” (LBO). In Addition it is an independent approved testing laboratory and inspection body in accordance with the German laws for road and high way construction and accompanying civil engineering structures RAP-Stra, ZTV-SIB and ZTV-Riss.

Furthermore MPA Karlsruhe is an independent notified testing laboratory and product certification body (Number of the NB: 0754) in accordance with European law Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

MPA Karlsruhe is also working in research and development for public and private costumers.

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