Services

Our laboratory goes through regular reviews and certification processes by:

  • American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Cement & Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL)
  • International Accreditation Service (IAS)
  • Special Inspection Committee of the Int’l Code Council (ICC)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • NorthEast Transportation Technician Certification Program (NETTCP)
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Our inspectors and technicians are certified by:

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers CQM

Engineering Certifications and Programs:

  • Registered & Experienced Civil Engineers
  • Registered & Experienced Geotechnical Engineers
  • Quality Control Program

Special Inspections

  • Structural Steel
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Concrete
  • Post-Tensioned Concrete
  • Adhesion Testing
  • Shotcrete
  • Reinforcing Steel
  • Masonry
  • Soil Compaction
  • Epoxy Bolts
  • Batch Plant
  • Wood Frame
  • Roofing
  • Waterproofing
  • Torque/Pull Testing
  • Fireproofing
  • Smoke Control
  • Asphalt
  • High Strength Bolts
  • Demolition Engineering Inspections

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Site Investigations
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Earth Retention
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Soil Treatment
  • Pavement Studies
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Gamma Gamma Logging (GGL)
  • Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL)

Specialized Engineering Services

Concrete:

  • Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (6×12)
  • Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (4×8)
  • Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (over 8000 psi)
  • Cylinder molds. 6” x 12” and 4″ x 8″ (Per Case)
  • Compressive Strength of Lightweight Insulating Concrete
  • Obtaining and Testing Sawed Beams and Drilled Cores of Concrete (cores)
  • Flexural Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (Round Panel)
  • Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)
  • Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete (Shrinkage 1 Sample)
  • Shotcrete Nozzleman Qualification
  • Shotcrete Pre-Qualification Cores
  • Shotcrete Production Cores
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Determining Density of Structural Lightweight Concrete (Cylinders)
  • Standard Specification for Concrete Made by Volumetric Batching and Mixing
  • Cement Quality Sampling
  • Physical Testing of Gypsum, Gypsum Plasters and Gypsum Concrete
  • Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
  • Static Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio of Concrete in Compression
  • Grab Sample, Sealing and Storing in a Humidity and Temperature Controlled Room
  • Density of Hydraulic Cement
  • Testing of Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) Test Cylinders
  • GFRC Pull Test
  • GFRC Flexural Test
  • Foaming Agents for Use in Producing Cellular Concrete Using Preformed Foam (Cell-Crete)

Masonry:

  • Compressive Testing of Grout (Masonry)
  • Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars Using 2″ Cube Specimens
  • Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms
  • Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units (Core Compression)
  • Compressive Strength of Molded Masonry Mortar Cylinders and Cubes (2″ Sample)
  • Testing Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) and Related Units (Full Unit)
  • Linear Drying Shrinkage of Concrete Masonry Units (Per Unit)
  • Masonry Core Shear Testing
  • Testing Concrete Masonry Units (Absorption, Moisture Content, Unit Weight)
  • Brick and Clay Tile (modulus of rupture, compression, saturation coefficient, suction rate, efflorescence)*
  • Mortar Molds. 2” x 4”. Single Use
  • Mortar or Grout, Stored and Cured, Not Tested (including mold)

Aggregates (Soils and Concrete):

  • Determining Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (Coarse Only)
  • Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (Fine Only)
  • Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (Wash Included)
  • Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (200 Wash Only)
  • Evaluating Cleanness of Coarse Aggregate
  • Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
  • Unit Weight of Aggregate
  • Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates
  • Flat Particles, Elongated Particles or Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
  • Density, Relative Density(Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
  • Density, Relative Density(Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
  • Resistance to Degradation of Small Size Coarse Aggregate by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine
  • Percentage of Crushed Particles/Standard Test Method for Determining the Percentage of Fractured Particles in Coarse Aggregate
  • Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregate (as Influenced by Particle Shape, Surface Texture, and Grading)
  • Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate
  • Durability Index (Fine)
  • Durability Index (Coarse)
  • Durability Index (Fine and Coarse)
  • Lightweight Particles in Aggregate
  • Resistance of Rock to Wetting and Drying

Soils:

  • Direct Shear Test of Soils Under Consolidated Drained Conditions ASTM D3080
  • Determining Field and Laboratory Resistivity and pH Measurements for Soil and Water CT643
  • Soils and Waters for Sulfate Content CT417
  • Soils and Waters for Chloride Content CT422
  • Swell Test Under 60psf Surcharge (per SNV Amendments to IBC) ASTM D2435 (Modified)
  • Particle-Size Analysis of Soils (with Hydrometer) ASTM D422
  • Pore Water Extraction and Determination of the Soluble Salt Content of Soils by Refractometer ASTM D4542
  • Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils (without Hydrometer) ASTM D422
  • Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, and Plasticity Index of Soils ASTM D4318
  • Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified/Standard Effort ASTM D1557/D698
  • Field Density Test for Compaction
  • Hydrometer Only ASTM D422
  • pH of Soils ASTM D4972
  • Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates CT216
  • Determining the Resistance “R” Value of Treated and Untreated Bases, Subbases, and Basement Soils by the Stabilometer ASTM D2844
  • Laboratory Determination of Water(*moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass ASTM D2216
  • Density of Soil in Place by the Drive-Cylinder Method ASTM D2937
  • Expansion Index of Soils ASTM  D4829
  • Hydraulic Conductivity of Saturated Porous Materials Using a Flexible Wall Permeameter (Permeability) ASTM D5084
  • Lab Compaction Characteristics of Soil 1 Point Proctor (Check Point) ASTM D698/D1557
  • Maximum Index Density and Unit Weight of Soils Using a Vibratory Table ASTM D4253
  • Minimum Index Density and Unit Weight of Soils and Calculation of Relative Density ASTM D4254
  • Density of Hydraulic Cement ASTM C188
  • Volatile Organic Content EPA 8260B
  • Semi Volatile Organics by GC/Ms (Basic Target List) EPA 8270C
  • Total Organic Carbon ASTM 2974/EPA 5310Bm
  • ICP Metals Concentration EPA 6020 – CAM/CCR 17
  • Total Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons: TPH, MTBE, Benzene,Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Zylenes, %SS EPA 8015B
  • ICP Metals Concentration EPA 6020
  • pH EPA  9045D
  • Sequential Batch Extraction of Waste with Acidic Extraction Fluid ASTM D5284
  • Chromium Soluble EPA 7196A
  • Moisture, Ash and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils (Organic Content) ASTM D2974
  • Universal Soil Classification System (USCS) Test ASTM D2487
  • California Bearing Ratio Test ASTM D1883
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength of Cohesive Soil ASTM D2166

Asphalt:

  • Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen from Bituminous Paving Mixtures (Solvent) ASTM D2172
  • Determining Low Temperature Performance Grade (PG) of Asphalt Binders ASTM 6816
  • Thickness/Height of Compacted Bituminous Paving Mixture Specimens (Cores) ASTM D3549
  • Method of Prep of Bituminous Mixture Test Specimens ASTM D6926
  • Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (LTMD) ASTM D1188 and D2726
  • Indirect Tensile (IDT) Strength of Bituminous Mixtures (TSR) ASTM D6931
  • Mechanical Size Analysis (Coarse and Fine) of Extracted Aggregate ASTM D5444
  • Marshall Stability and Flow of Bituminous Mixtures ASTM D6927
  • Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density (Rice) ASTM D2041
  • Measuring the Permeability of Bituminous Pavements and Seal Coats CT341
  • Swell of Bituminous Mixtures CT305
  • Moisture Vapor Susceptibility of Bituminous Mixtures/Moisture or Volatile Distillates in Asphalt ASTM D1461
  • Stabilometer Value (1 sample) CT366
  • Determination of Asphalt Content of Bituminous Paving Mixtures by the Ignition Method ASTM D6307
  • Determination of Correction Factor of Bituminous Paving Mixtures by the Ignition Method ASTM D6307
  • Determination of Asphalt and Moisture Contents of Bituminous Mixtures by Microwave Oven
    Effect of Water on Compressive Strength of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (Set of 6) ASTM D1075
  • Compressive Strength of Bituminous Mixtures ASTM D1074

Materials Mechanical Tests

  • Mechanical Testing of Steel Products (General Tensile) ASTM A370
  • Fillet Weld Break Test for Qualification (Welding) AWS B4.0
    Tension Testing of Metallic Materials, Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum and Magnesium-Alloy Products, (Welding Coupon Tensile) ASTM E8, B557 and AWS B4.0
  • Mechanical Testing of Steel Products (Couplers) ASTM A370
  • Impact Testing of Miniaturized Charpy V-Notch Specimens, Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic Materials ASTM E2248 and ASTM E23
  • Testing, Practices, and Terminology for Chemical Analysis of Steel Products ASTM A751
  • Mechanical Testing of Steel Products & Bend Testing of Material for Ductility; #3-#8 ASTM A370 and E290
  • Mechanical Testing of Steel Products & Bend Testing of Material for Ductility; #9-#11 ASTM A370 and E290
  • Mechanical Testing of Steel Products & Bend Testing of Material for Ductility; #14+ ASTM A370 and E290
  • Mechanical Testing of Steel Products, Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement ASTM A370, A82 and A185
  • Guided Bend Test for Ductility of Welds, Mechanical Testing of Welds ASTM E190 and AWS B4.0
  • Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Anchor Bolts Only (Tension and Yield) ASTM F307, F1554 and F606
  • Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials ASTM E18
    Proof Test for Carbon and Alloy Steel (Nuts Only) ASTM A194 or A563
  • Radiographic Examination of Metallic Castings/Weldments ASTM E94, E1030 and E1032
  • Macroetching Metals and Alloys ASTM E340, E381 and AWS
    Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets (HSB Assemblies) ASTM F606
  • Mechanical Testing of Steel Products (Terminators Tensile) ASTM A370
  • Strength for Sewn or Bonded Seams of Geotextiles ASTM D4884
  • Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure ASTM D2261
  • Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test) ASTM D5034
  • Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars ASTM D3039
  • Steel Strand, Uncoated Seven-Wire for Prestressed Concrete ASTM A416 and A1061

Fireproofing:

  • Thickness and Density of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM) ASTM E605
  • Cohesion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (Test Kit Only) ASTM E736
  • Adhesion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (Test Kit Only) ASTM E736
  • Cohesion/Adhesion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (Test Kit Only) ASTM E736