Laboratory of Materials and Durability of Constructions (LMDC) is a university research laboratory in the field of materials science in civil engineering (Director: G. Escadeillas), located in the university campus of Rangueil Toulouse.

Affiliation structures:
Université de Toulouse; Université Paul Sabatier (UPS) - Toulouse 3, UFR-PCA ; Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) Toulouse, Civil Engineering Department.

INSA-UPS Génie Civil
135, Avenue de Rangueil

31077 Toulouse Cedex 4 - France



Understanding, analysing and modelling of the behaviour and evolution of materials & structures in their environment.

Conducting experimental, theoretical and numerical research.


4 Topics

- Design and characterization of civil engineering materials,
- Durability and pathologies of materials

- Mechanical behaviour of materials in construction works
- Preservation of building heritage

2 Transversal themes

- Reliability and modelling
- Low-impact building

Specialities :
- New materials for Civil Engineering (innovative materials, eco-materials),
- Weathering and durability of materials,

- Environmental quality,
- Service life of structures (non-destructive testing, maintenance and requalification of structures).

Working team:
- 38 Faculty Members,
- 10 Technical and Administrative staff (7 full-time),
- 35 to 40 PhD Students.


Scientific Cooperation with:

- Universities (French, Canadian ...),
- Private sector laboratories,
- Industry.