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Materials Inspection, Testing

Registered Deputy Inspection

  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Structural Masonry
  • DSA Masonry
  • Structural Welding
  • High Strength Bolting
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
  • Spray-applied Fireproofing
  • Shotcrete
  • Post-tensioned Concrete
  • Reinforced Gypsum Concrete
  • Insulating Concrete Fill
  • Piling

Additional Inspection Services

  • Concrete batch plant inspection
  • Asphaltic concrete batch plant inspection
  • Asphaltic concrete compaction and laydown

Field Testing Services

  • Pachometer for locating rebar, post-tension cables, and anchors in concrete
  • Coring of asphalt, concrete, masonry, and shotcrete
  • R-value testing
  • Roll-a-meter and air pressure meters for air content of concrete
  • Concrete rebound hammer testing
  • Windsor probe testing of hardened concrete
  • Skidmore-Wilhelm tension gauge and torque wrench testing of high-strength A325 and A490 bolts
  • Fireproofing density, cohesion, and adhesion
  • Moisture testing of concrete, masonry, and wood
  • Anemometer measurement of wind speed

Cylinders

Laboratory Testing Services

  • Concrete compressive strength
  • Concrete beam flexural strength and shrinkage
  • Masonry grout compressive strength
  • Masonry mortar compressive strength
  • Masonry prisms compressive strength
  • Masonry shear strength
  • Shotcrete panel coring and compressive strength
  • Reinforcing steel (rebar) tensile strength
  • High-strength bolt tensile strength
  • Cement
  • Asphaltic concrete
  • Fireproofing density
  • Stone and masonry veneer
  • Concrete pavers
 

Geotechnical Services

Geotechnical Design

Site Investigations

  • Alternative site or alignment studies
  • Evaluation of geotechnical parameters
  • Geotechnical site characterization
  • Field mapping and profiling seismic risk analysis and liquefaction potential
  • Geologic hazard analyses

Drilling

Engineering Analysis and Design

  • Settlement evaluations
  • Bearing capacity determination
  • Slope stability evaluations
  • Pile capacity analysis
  • Earth structure design criteria
  • Excavation support systems
  • Groundwater control and dewatering systems
  • Seismic response
  • Earth pressures for retaining structures
  • Rigid and flexible pavement design criteria
  • Design cost feasibility
  • Design options
  • Mechanically stabilized earth walls

Rocks

Laboratory Testing

  • Classification
  • Shear strength
  • Permeability
  • Consolidation
  • Direct shear

Field Exploration

  • Test boring and core drilling
  • Cone penetrometer testing
  • Percolation and infiltration
  • Settlement gauges

Consultation During Design

  • Assistance with preparation of construction specifications and documents
  • Second and third party reviews

Construction Services

  • Geotechnical observation and testing related to earthwork
  • Foundation inspections (footing, drilled and driven piles)
  • Shoring and tie-back anchor inspections and testing
  • Consulting related to field conditions
  • Final reports

Soils

Post-Construction

  • Forensic investigation related to geotechnical conditions
  • Long-term site performance monitoring/geotechnical instrumentation