Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer made investigations at the Egeşehir Laboratory, which was established in Çiğli as the most comprehensive structure and soil laboratory in Turkey. President Soyer, “From Ödemiş BayraklıWe will have the opportunity to determine which standards should be complied with and what kind of assurance those standards will provide in new buildings to be built all over Izmir, from Balçova to Seferihisar.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer worked with Egeşehir A.Ş., a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Municipality, to make the city resistant to disasters after the October 30 earthquake. He made investigations at the Egeşehir Laboratory, which was established within the body. President Tunç Soyer received information about the experiments carried out in the concrete, rock and soil departments at the facility in Çiğli, which has been approved by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) as the center with the widest test scope nationwide. He examined the devices on which engineering studies were carried out. President Soyer also hung the board with the "Experiment Laboratory Approval Certificate" given by TSE at the entrance of the laboratory.
Soyer: “He sprinkled water on our hearts”
Stating that the center was established with the infrastructure that can meet the national and international standards for the tests and tests needed in the building safety and ground investigations of the buildings in İzmir, President Soyer said, “What we see in Egeşehir Laboratory is the work that fills our hearts and relaxes us. Our pain is still very fresh. We have hundreds and thousands of people who lost their lives and homes in the October 30 earthquake. We set out with the thought of what we can do to prevent this pain from happening again. This laboratory is the most equipped laboratory in Turkey. A laboratory with the most technological devices and equipment, as well as our expert teammates. from Ödemiş BayraklıWe will have the opportunity to determine which standards should be complied with and what kind of assurance these standards will provide in new buildings to be built all over İzmir, from Balçova to Seferihisar. We will continue to do whatever is necessary for our citizens to live in this city much more comfortably and safely.”
Tükenmez: “We are considering a structure in the form of an institute”
Egesehir A.S. General Manager Ekrem Tükenmez said, “Egeşehir Laboratory was established for seismicity studies in the city and for the detection of risky structures. By obtaining the TSE Experiment Laboratory Approval Certificate, we have ensured the standard and quality assurance. We have the capacity and personnel to carry out all kinds of tests and experiments related to ground surveys and risky structure detection. We think of this place not only as a center where tests and experiments are carried out, but also as an institute in the form of a structure that will contribute scientifically to the future.”
What tests are done in the lab?
Egeşehir Laboratory is the only center that has received the approval of “46 separate experiments and tests can be carried out” that will be needed in concrete, rock and soil investigations. The laboratory was equipped with devices and equipment to meet the test and analysis needs required for risky structure detection and ground surveys. In the center, tests such as non-destructive-rebound tests, compressive strength, on-site determination of concrete compressive strength, coring and inspection and compressive strength, determination of the density of hardened concrete are carried out for the detection of risky structures.
In addition, within the scope of soil tests, three-axis UU test, direct shear, conventional and automatic consolidation, consistency limits, particle size distribution, specific gravity and conical penetration, as well as fully automatic and computer-controlled resonant column and helical shear, static triaxial compressive strength and consolidation , swelling experiments are carried out. With the “resonant column spiral shear test device” in the laboratory, the shear stiffness, strength and earthquake damping properties of soils during earthquakes are directly measured on samples, and with these data, the behavior of soils during earthquakes such as amplification of ground motion and liquefaction becomes more sensitive.