LABORATORY TESTING

INDEPENDENT + STANDARDIZED + SPECIALTY

The Durability Engineers Building Materials Laboratory provides advanced testing and forensic capabilities to solve the complex  problems with construction materials and structures.  Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for standardized and specialty testing and applied research.  The laboratory includes equipment for chemistry, petrography, mortar, concrete, corrosion, and structural testing.

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CEMENT + SUPPLEMENTARY CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS 

Durability Engineers performs standard and specialized testing of the chemical and physical properties of Portland cement, supplementary cementitious materials and other finely divided materials providing information concerning:

  • Strength

  • Soundness

  • False Set

  • Composition

  • Time of Set

  • Sulfate Resistance

  • ASR Mitigation

  • Absorption

  • Shrinkage

  • Fineness

 
 

AGGREGATE TESTING

Durability Engineers performs standardized and specialized testing chemical, physical and durability properties of aggregates providing information concerning:

  • Absorption

  • Specific Gravity

  • Gradation

  • Soundness

  • Clay & Friable Particles

  • Lightweight Particles

  • Organic Impurities

  • Chloride Analysis

  • Scratch Hardness

  • Flat & Elongated Particles

  • Petrographic Examination

  • Abrasion

  • Freeze-Thaw Resistance

  • Alkali-Silica Reactivity

  • Alkali-Carbonate Reactivity

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CONCRETE TESTING

Durability Engineers performs standardized and specialized testing of fresh, hardened,  durability and volume stability properties of concrete providing information concerning:

  • Mixture Verification

  • Fresh Properties

  • Mechanical Properties

  • Absorption

  • Shrinkage & Expansion

  • Creep & Shrinkage

  • Abrasion Resistance

  • Freeze-Thaw Resistance

  • Deicer Scaling Resistance

  • Chloride Ion Penetration

  • Alkali-Silica Mitigation

  • Alkali-Carbonate Mitigation

  • Petrographic Examination

 

DURABILITY + SPECIALTY TESTING

  • Freeze Thaw

  • Salt Scaling Resistance

  • Sulfate Resistance

  • Volume Stability

Durability Engineers performs standard and specialized tests for building construction materials providing information concerning:​

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