Testing, monitoring and certification tasks (TMC)
Further tasks within the department include examinations concerning the issuing of general building authority approvals for timber constructions as well as the monitoring of manufacturers of wooden houses. In this, the Fraunhofer WKI is acknowledged by the supreme building inspectorate as a testing, monitoring and certification body and is furthermore also active for private-law quality associations from the prefabricated building industry and the carpentry sector. The task spectrum is rounded off by the preparation of experts’ reports on constructions. These include the evaluation of newly-developed components or building materials made from wood as well as new fields of application and the assessment of structural damage.