Laboratory Testing and Analysis

We offer materials testing at our Calgary, Edmonton, and Fort McMurray laboratories, as well as own a fleet of mobile laboratories which we can mobilize to our client locations. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) and all our labs are CCIL certified. We partner with SpectraQest for our Laboratory Management Information System (LIMS) as well as Forne Vault LIMS for concrete testing.

We conduct the following tests at our laboratories but we also are able to contract third party laboratories to conduct any specialized testing not listed here.

Aggregates (CCIL Certified Type C, D, Soil Physical Properties Test, Superpave Aggregate Consensus Properties):

  • Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (ASTM C136)
  • Standard Test Method for Materials finer than 75-um (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing (ASTM C117)
  • Standard Test Methods For Particle-Size Distribution (Gradation) Of Soils Using Sieve Analysissis (≤5mm) (ASTM D6913)
  • Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Distribution (Gradation) of Fine-Grained Soils Using the Sedimentation (Hydrometer) Analysis (ASTM D7928)
  • Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate (ASTM C128)
  • Standard Test Method for Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate (ASTM C127)
  • Standard Test Methods for Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer (ASTM D854)
  • Bulk Density of Soils/Aggregates (CSA 23.2-10A)
  • Standard Test Method for Determining the Percentage of Fractured Particles in Coarse Aggregate (ASTM D5821)
  • Standard Test Method for Laboratory Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil and Rock by Mass (ASTM D2216)
  • Standard Test Method for Permeability of Granular Soils (Constant Head) (ASTM D2434)
  • Standard Test Method For PH Of Soils (ASTM D4972)
  • Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified Effort (56,000 ft-lbf/ft3 (2,700 kN-m/m3)) (ASTM D1557)
  • Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12,400 ft-lbf/ft3 (600 kN-m/m3)) (ASTM D698)
  • Standard Test Methods for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils (ASTM 4318)
  • Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils (ASTM D2974)
  • Standard Test Method for Flat Particles, Elongated Particles, or Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate (ASTM 4791)
  • Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Coarse-Grained Soils (ASTM D2434)
  • Standard Test Method for California Bearing Ratio (CBR) of Laboratory-Compacted Soils (ASTM D1883)
  • Standard Test Method for Measurement of Soil Resistivity Using the Two-Electrode Soil Box Method (ASTM G187)
  • Standard Test Method for Determination of the Point Load Strength Index of Rock and Application to Rock Strength Classifications (ASTM D5731)
  • Standard Test Method for Splitting Tensile Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens with Flat loading Platens (ASTM D3967)

Concrete (CCIL Certified Type Q, R):

  • Test for Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete (CSA 23.2-7A)
  • Viscosity, Bleeding, Expansion, and Compressive Strength of Flowable Grout (CSA A23.2-1B)
  • Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (CSA A23.2-9C)
  • Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores For Compressive Strength Testing (CSA A23.2-14C)

Asphalt (CCIL Certified Type B: Asphalt Full Mix Compliance - Superpave Method):

  • Preparation of Bituminous Specimens Using Marshall Apparatus (ASTM D6926)
  • Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (ASTM D2726)
  • Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Coated Samples (ASTM D1188)
  • Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures Using Automatic Vacuum Sealing Method (ASTM D6752)
  • Percent Compaction, Asphalt Concrete Pavement (ATT-67)
  • Percent VMA in Compacted Mixture (MS-2)
  • Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures (D2041)
  • Percent Air Voids in Compacted Dense and Open Bituminous Paving Mixtures (D3203)
  • Marshall Stability and Flow of Asphalt Mixtures (D6927)
  • Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder From Paving Mixtures (Solvent Methods) (D2172)
  • Asphalt Content of Paving Mixture by Ignition Method (D6307)
  • Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted Aggregate (D5444)
  • Gyratory Density (Superpave) AASHTO T31


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