Capability

Many of the following procedures we offer are UKAS-accredited. See our UKAS schedule for details.

Aggregates

  • Sampling
  • PSD - sieving method
  • Particle shape - flakiness index
  • Resistance to fragmentation - Los Angeles Method
  • Water content - oven drying method
  • Particle Density and Water Absorption - 4-31.5mm and 0.063-4mm methods
  • Magnesium Sulphate Tests
  • Ten percent fines (dry / soaked)

Concrete - fresh

  • Sampling fresh concrete (spot / and composite samples)
  • Slump test
  • Making an curing test cubes
  • Air Content

Concrete - hardened

  • Curing
  • Compressive strength of cubes
  • Density

Soils & Earthworks

  • Moisture content - oven drying method
  • Liquid limit - cone penetrometer / fall cone
  • Plastic limit
  • Plasticity index
  • Particle density - gas jar
  • Particle size distribution - wet sieving
  • Particle size distribution - dry sieving
  • Particle size distribution - sedimentation, hydrometer method
  • Dry density / moisture content relationship (2.5kg/4.5kg rammer and vibrating hammer
  • Moisture Condition Value (MCV) - in laboratory and on site
  • MCV / moisture content relationship
  • California Bearing Ration (CBR)
  • Swelling of soaked CBR specimen
  • Undrained shear strength - triaxial compression without measurement of pore pressure
  • In-situ density - core cutter method
  • In-situ density - nuclear method
  • In-situ density - sand replacement method
  • In-situ CBR
  • Incremental plate bearing test
  • Equivalent CBR value by plate bearing test
  • Determination of degree of pulverization