Construction materials testing and field inspections help to determine the conformance of materials and products to job and product specifications. Our testing laboratory, engineers, and product specialists help you prevent costly mistakes resulting from the use of substandard materials or unsatisfactory material installation.
We provide field and laboratory testing for a wide variety of materials such as:
- Anchor Systems
- Cementitious Products
- Precast Stone Veneer
Our products testing laboratory performs testing in accordance with the ASTM, FAA, COE, State DOT’s, or other required standard or specification. Every SGS TEC Services technician is trained with knowledge of standardized test methods and calibration of testing equipment. Certifications and training status are maintained on each of our technicians. Clients can expect accurate results and reporting when working with SGS TEC Services.
“Our laboratory and experts bring a wide-range of experience in materials engineering evaluation, testing and inspection to every project. Our engineers will apply their knowledge to help you conduct the appropriate tests and select the appropriate materials and methods to complete your project.”
Our testing laboratory is audited and/or inspected by AMRL (AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory), CCRL (Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory) and the US Army Corps of Engineers for concrete testing. Our laboratory accreditations include: ISO 17025, AASHTO R18 and we are an approved laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Our employees are active members in ACI, ASTM, ICRI, FRCA, ASCE and SWRI. Several SGS TEC employees are current or past committee members, committee chairs, board members and presidents of the local and national chapters of these organizations.
We work closely with ASTM in the development of test methods, testing guidelines and specifications.
We can issue data to ICC-ES (International Code Council – Evaluation Service) for:
|AC 32||Acceptance Criteria for Concrete with Synthetic Fibers|
|AC 51||Acceptance Criteria for Precast Stone Veneer|
|AC 198||Acceptance Criteria for Chemical Admixtures Used in Concrete|
|AC 208||Acceptance Criteria for Steel Fibers in Concrete|
|AC 221||Acceptance Criteria for Water-Resistive Coatings used as Weather-Resistive Barriers of Exterior Sheathing|
|AC 308||Acceptance Criteria for Post-Installed Adhesives Anchors in Concrete Elements|
|AC 85||Acceptance Criteria for Reports|
|ASTM C719||Standard Test Method for Adhesion and Cohesion of Elastomeric Joint Sealants Under Cyclic Movement (Hockman Cycle)|
|ASTM C920||Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants|