Laboratory Testing

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Our construction materials testing group approaches each job with a focus on client service and comprehensive project management. The team sees projects through from start to finish, verifying that there aren’t compliance, safety or overall project issues. If challenges do surface, the team has reliable response mechanisms to resolve problems accurately and efficiently.

The construction materials testing group has played an integral role in the successful completion of many landmark construction projects and is recognized for providing quality, reliable service to contractors, owners, engineers and architects.

Our lab is also an accredited CCRL & AMRL Laboratory: KMA Laboratory and Testing Services. KMA is a full service construction materials testing laboratory, which provides laboratory and field services as they relate to soils, concrete aggregate, concrete field sampling/testing, concrete laboratory testing, and sprayed on fire resistive materials.

Our laboratory participates in yearly proficiency sample testing and accreditation program by AMRL and CCRL.

AMRL – Soil Proficiency Sample Program

CCRL – Concrete Proficiency Sample Program

CCRL – Aggregate Proficiency Sample Program

We specialize in the following types of testing:

 

Concrete Testing – Field Services

  • Test slump and air content
  • Prepare strength specimens
  • Sample aggregates
  • Test batches
  • Plant control – verify/adjust batch weights
  • Coring
  • Rebound hammer
  • Windsor probe
  • Floor flatness
  • Crosshole sonic logging
  • UltraBEAM

 

Concrete Testing – Laboratory Services

  • Compressive strength testing (cylinders, cubes and cores – all sizes)
  • Flexural strength testing of beams
  • Masonry – individual blocks and prisms
  • Aggregates
  • Mix designs
  • Flaw detection

 

Asphalt Testing

  • Mix designs
  • Marshall method
  • Superpave technology
  • Compaction control
  • Coring
  • Hot bin pulls/gradation
  • Ignition/gradation
  • Bitumen analysis

 

Soil Testing

  • Index properties
  • Hydrometer
  • Compaction tests
  • Strength testing
  • Consolidation
  • California bearing ratio
  • Permeability
  • Resistivity and pH
  • Swell tests

 

Steel Testing

  • Structural and reinforcing steel inspections
  • Non-destructive testing visual
  • Dye penetrant
  • Magnetic particle
  • Ultrasonic flaw detection (Phased Array)
  • Bolt testing (tension/torque)
  • Welder certification

 

Other Testing

  • Fireproofing
  • Paint thickness
  • Roofing materials
  • Asbestos and lead-based paint identification/abatement monitoring
  • Plastic pipe, reinforced concrete pipe
  • Special inspections as per IBC