Manufacturers and builders have always been concerned with the performance and quality of their product. The knowledge of how great the variety of materials used will perform is the key to the success of any project. Thus, quality assurance during construction has become increasingly important due to the rapid technological expansion of construction methods and materials.
Quality assurance and materials testing provides the evidence needed to establish confidence to all concerned that the materials and techniques used are accomplished under the standards required by the design team.
The technical staff of Geotech Engineering and Testing always implements new developments and procedures utilized in quality control programs. Our engineers and field technicians provide a vital link between the owner, professional design team and the contractor.
GET’s abilities in Construction Materials Engineering include testing and monitoring of the following:
- Soil testing, including but not limited to; densities, proctors, plasticity indices, gradations, – 200s, fly-ash, cement and lime stabilization, and geotechnical testing.
- Concrete Testing, including but not limited to; slump, air, cylinders, beams, yield, coring, cement content, mix design verification, batch plant inspection and rebar inspection.
- Asphalt Testing, including but not limited to; densities, cutback sampling, cores, specific gravity, bulk density, gradation, and extraction, mix design and stability.
- Structural steel testing, including but not limited to; weld inspection, A325 bolt torque, welder qualifications, magnetic particle inspections, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, paint thickness, holiday testing and sandblasting inspection.
GET’s laboratories have been approved by Harris County, the City of Houston Quality Control, the City of Houston Special Testing Department, Texas Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transit Authority and Texas Department of Criminal Justice.